As time passes, life begins to get a little more serious. Days spent binge-watching Jackass are swapped for Monday morning meetings and small talk by the vending machine. Being old sucks, right?
But what if I told you adults can have fun too? And I’m not talking about spinning on your office chair or completing the latest Sudoku puzzle during the busy commute. There’s a world of fun toys for adults to enjoy, and I’m here to help you discover the best.
Keep reading for the lowdown on the must-have gadgets, gizmos, and gifts that’ll allow you to let your hair down (even if you’ve not got any left).
Whether you want to relive your childhood or escape from the working world, it’s okay to play with toys. In fact, it can be a great way to relieve stress or simply make the day go quicker. They also make excellent gift ideas for birthdays or Christmas.
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Before you grab the Action Man from the attic, how about you become your own military maverick? I mean, who doesn’t want to run around the house firing mini gel beads as you take cover behind the couch?
YaGee’s electro gel blaster shoots up to eight rounds per second, causing mayhem as you take aim at your cowering kids or flatmate. You’ll receive 10,000 water balls (I recommend ordering a few extra packs), plus a pair of safety glasses to ensure your eyesight remains intact.
Having fun doesn’t have to leave you yearning for payday. Thankfully, there are plenty of affordable toys that cost considerably less than going to the movies or taking a trip to the mall.
This adult-sized hopper ball from WALIKI will keep you entertained for hours. And will finally put a stop to drunkenly stealing the one belonging to your toddler. It comes with a double-action hand pump that promises to inflate your new toy in under five minutes (reviews seem to back this up). Take your pick from three versions, each featuring a different emoji at the front.
Now you don’t have to rely on a measly allowance to buy your toys, the world is your oyster when it comes to finding some adult-friendly fun. And if you’re prepared to splash the cash, I have the perfect purchase.
This luxury edition of Monopoly is going to be a game-changer when it comes to family time. It’s made using a wood cabinet with burled veneer panels and decorative metal plaques—sure to impress any extra players at Christmas. You’ll find all the usual pieces (including the iconic tokens and hotels), as well as a faux-leather title deed card holder complete with gold foil stamping.
As you’d expect, Amazon is home to a vast selection of fun toys for adults. However, with so many to choose from, it can be difficult deciphering the good from the bad. That is until you stumbled across this guide.
Given a five-star rating by over 350 reviewers, this pocket-sized rubber band gun will fill you with nostalgia as you start shooting elastic across the room. And when you’re not firing at your younger sibling, you can practice your aim with the mini targets that are included.
From pictures of the family to a calendar and coffee cup, there are some non-negotiables when it comes to decorating your desk. But if you’re really serious about job satisfaction, you may want to consider adding some fun toys for adults to the mix. Yes, really.
Now I know what you’re thinking: won’t that be a distraction? Surprisingly not. In fact, games like this one can actually make your day more productive. Designed to ease stress and eliminate anxiety, it’ll allow you to better focus on the tasks at hand.
Have you ever wondered why your dad spent so much time at the barbecue? Sure, he was probably trying to evade the chores delegated by your mom. But it’s also a lot of fun. Especially now there’s some pretty awesome gadgets to improve your grilling experience.
My favorite is this Electro-Torch fire starter, which allows you to easily light your charcoal barbecue without using matches or starter fluids. It’ll get to action in under a minute, plus you can also use it to fan flames and really get things cooking.
Once summer arrives, those with backyards tend to set up shop and remain there until fall. Begrudgingly leaving to sleep and go to work, of course. But while an outdoor existence is good for the soul, there’s only so much drinking, talking, and barbecuing one can do.
To make things a little more interesting, why not invest in the Swingball Pro? It’s just like the one you played with as a kid but designed with more spirals for games that are faster, longer, and more competitive. You simply need to fill the base with water or sand and you’re ready to go.
After putting down the paintbrush or packing away the editing pen, what do creative minds do for fun? Your guess is as good as mine, but I bet they’d enjoy recreating The Great Wave off Kanagawa using Lego.
Containing 1,810 pieces with six canvas bases, you can wind down after a long day and bring an iconic piece of art to life. Better yet, scan the QR code and listen to a tailor-made soundtrack that’s calming and therapeutic. Once you’re finished, the 3D artwork will make the perfect display piece for your home or office.
Being a parent isn’t all about changing nappies and lifts to parties. Sometimes, albeit not very often, opportunities arise when you can have some fun. And when those opportunities do present themselves, you’re going to want some grown-up toys to play with.
The TOY Life chipping golf mat set will help you improve your handicap as well as provide endless hours of fun. Play alone, or compete with others as you attempt to chip balls into the marked scoring area. Whoever gets the most points wins.
The cost of living crisis is real. So is it any surprise everybody’s reaching for their virtual reality headsets? What? You don’t have one yet?
Meta Quest 2 is what you need. One of the more affordable options on the market, you can experience total immersion with 3D positional audio, hand tracking, and haptic feedback. You can choose from a wide range of games that allow you to travel universes, fight baddies, and shoot your way through zombie hoards.
What To Look For In The Best Fun Toys For Adults
Ultimate toy satisfaction is easier to achieve when you know the kind of thing you are looking for. Or at least, the sorts of things that make you happy. Are you interested in the latest tech? Or how about something you can play with in the backyard? Once you can mentally list some of your requirements, you’ll soon be able to narrow down your options.
To find the best fun toys and gadgets for adults, your hobbies and interests should be taken into consideration. For example, if you’re an active person, you’ll probably want to choose something that gets you moving. On the other hand, avid gamers may get more joy from tech-related toys.
While grown-up toys don’t come with age restrictions, your years on earth may play a part in the enjoyment you get from playing with them. Mature minds may require something that works the brain, while the Peter Pan type will get their kicks from toys that remind them of their youth.
So there you have it: fun toys for adults. It’s now down to you to decide which one(s) tickle your fancy. But if it were up to me? I’d be inclined to start with YaGee’s electric gel blaster. A must-have for fun-filled days at home, it comes with 10,000 water balls that can be shot up to eight rounds per second. You’ll also get a pair of safety glasses to ensure there are no unexpected trips to the eye doctor.
It’s not just X-rated toys that can give adults pleasure. There are a wide variety of grown-up gadgets that can provide hours of entertainment. From the Rubik’s cube to VR headsets and Nerf guns, there’s plenty of popular options to choose from.
No matter how old we get, toys will always be fun. But while playing with action figures and Pokemon cards may raise a few eyebrows, there’s now heaps of fun toys for adults that can be considered ‘cool’. These include drones, desk toys, and ball blasters.