Fidget spinners are the new craze – and a perfect example of high street trends filtering through to the promotional world. Since we began to offer them as a brandable product a couple of weeks ago, the Ellenell phones just haven’t stopped ringing!
I doubt there are many people who haven’t seen them in action, or at least heard about their countrywide popularity. But how many of us really know what they are?
Fidget spinners, or hand spinners as they are also known, are palm-sized fiddle toys, originally designed to help children with ADHD, dyspraxia, and other conditions associated with a lack of concentration and a need to be ‘on the move’. Soon, however, they captured the imagination of children everywhere – and a new playground obsession was born. They then began to creep into offices and onto desks – rather than doodling during a phone call, or clicking our ballpoint pens, we all spin!
Fidget spinners are made from either metal or ceramics, without or without ball bearings. We only supply those with bearings, to ensure optimum function. The skateboard-type bearings are housed inside the centre circle, in a bearing race, and allow the ‘wings’ of the spinner to turn smoothly with low friction. The longer the spin, the more coveted the spinner!
As a promotional product, fidget spinners have arisen at just the right time – with the school holidays almost upon us, many companies and businesses are organising Family Days and other child-friendly PR. It is definitely also worth considering the spinners as a general giveway – they have a huge retention value, being the most sought-after fad so far this year. To add a company logo to a spinner is almost as high profile as linking to a renowned brand name!
Our fidget spinners can be branded on the centre circle, are available in 9 different stock colours, and each arrive individually boxed. With orders from as few as 100 pieces, they really are the ideal giveaway for summer 2017.