Buying holiday gifts can be overwhelming for the best of us. And it’s no wonder: With so many personalities and preferences, it’s hard to know how to get it right, especially for the adults in our lives. So why not make it easy by going back to the basics?
Play, rest, relaxation—they are all things that adults consider rewards when in reality, they’re essentials for living a fulfilling life. Find a gift that encourages one or all of these, and you’re sure to please any adult. And guess what?! Our metal spinning tops are just that—the perfect way to give the gift of play, and we’ve got 5 reasons why:
1. They reduce stress.
Like any toy, spinning tops can trigger the release of endorphins, our bodies’ natural feel-good chemicals. Studies show that endorphin-producing activities improve overall well-being, reducing stress, anxiety, and the likelihood of diseases linked to high levels of cortisol. Because toys like spinning tops demand focus, thus distracting our brains in the best sense, they have even been found to relieve bodily pain in both children and adults. And, since 77% of American adults report experiencing stress that affects their physical health, it’s safe to say spinning tops are bound to bring some Christmas cheer.
2. They stimulate your mind and promote creativity.
Going for long periods of time without “play breaks” can lead to exhaustion. Studies show that by giving our brains a break, we actually replenish our mental resources, allowing ourselves to engage more fully in day-to-day activities and think more creatively. Not to mention, by captivating our attention for snippets of time, spinning tops can increase the dopamine in our brains, a neurotransmitter associated with happiness, focus, good sleep, time management, productivity, ease in movement, and learning—arguably what adults seek most in life. So, in a season when we all want to be our best selves with friends and family, what better gift to give than a spinning top?
3. They keep you young.
It’s like George Bernard Shaw once said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” If cookies, carols, and memories of holidays past aren’t enough to foster feelings of childlike joy for someone in your life, perhaps giving them an excuse to play will. People who engage in play are not only more likely to experience joy, but they are more likely to have higher levels of energy and improved resistance to disease—qualities that are more characteristic in children than adults. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving!
4. They help you connect with others.
Statistics show that 80% of working adults wish they had more time to spend with their friends and family, and it doesn’t take a genius to know that quality time is one of the best ways to better relationships of any kind. While spinning a top may not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of group activities, it definitely can be one! Think about it: Who taught you to spin a top? Probably a parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend. The truth is, we rarely play anything alone, which is part of what makes playing so fun and so good for us, as research suggests!
Want to give someone a reason to invest in what matters most? Give them a top and someone to spin it with this holiday season.
5. They can be used anywhere.
As adults, we’re always on the move, with places to go and people to see all day long. So when all we have is a few minutes to spare, taking half an hour just to set up an activity is out of the question. Luckily, spinning tops are no game of Monopoly. They can be taken anywhere and used on almost any surface with no set-up time required! That means they’re ideal for the kitchen countertop, office desk, lunchroom table, you name it! As if all the benefits above weren’t enough, the sheer convenience of the spinning top makes it the ideal gift for the modern adult in your life.
So, ya see, when you give one of our bronze, brass, stainless steel, or fused aluminum and brass spinning tops, you’re really giving the gift of play—in the most one-of-a-kind way. Ready to make holiday history? Don’t wait! Order now, and get yours just in time to stuff in those stockings!