Which wind spinners are best?

Wind-based decorations are an easy way to make your exterior spaces more dynamic. If you dislike the noise of wind chimes, wind spinners are your best bet.

Wind spinners come in a massive range of styles, from the typically round and mandala-like designs to spiraling ones and even themed spinners for the holidays. They also come in as massive a range of costs and sizes. You don’t always need to put them outside; some hanging ones are sensitive enough to spin in an air conditioner or ceiling-fan current.

What to know before you buy a wind spinner

Hanging vs. standing

Wind spinners are made to be hung or impaled into the ground.

  • Hanging spinners are what most think of when they hear “wind spinner.” The best of these come with high-durability hanging gear, such as multistage bolts and steel wiring. Lesser ones simply include a small hook, though you can always upgrade it on your own.
  • Standing spinners are extra-large, for spicing up big yards. The best use multipronged feet to stabilize their heavier weight and keep harsh winds from blowing them over. They also use heavy-duty poles made of multiple sections that screw together to prevent bending.


Wind spinners are typically circular, or circular enough, to measure by width. Most are 6 to 12 inches wide, though the largest standing spinners can be several inches wider.


For standing wind spinners, check the length of the pole. This is usually measured from the bottom tip of the prongs to the top of the spinner. Most are 75 inches measured this way. Some poles with multiple screw-in lengths can have their height adjusted by omitting a length or two.

How much you can expect to spend on a wind spinner

Most cost $20-$50, depending on their size, material and style. Some can cost up to $150 or more if they are particularly big, are well-made or have special features.

What are the best wind spinners to buy?

Best Alladinbox Wind Spinner

Alladinbox Wind Spinner

This spinner is all about color with its gradient leaves, multicolored dots between each leaf and color-changing LED light in the center. It has a two-month money-back guarantee if there are any issues. 

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Best Beauty And The Wind Wind Spinner

Beauty and the Wind Wind Spinner

Its twirling silver helix design and mirror finish make this spinner perfect for flashing in areas that catch plenty of sunlight. It comes with a rotating swivel hook and the stainless steel wire rope needed to securely hang it.

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Best Botindo Wind Spinner

Botindo Wind Spinner

This spinner’s spoonlike petals give it a playful feel that most spinners lack. A color-changing light in the center makes it enjoyable even on the darkest night. It’s 14 inches wide.

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Best Cyan Oasis Wind Spinner

Cyan Oasis Wind Spinner

This lotus-inspired spinner is firmly planted in the ground, thanks to a three-pronged foot. Thickened poles keep it from bending, no matter the weather, and it’s ultraviolet-, rust- and fade-resistant.

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Best Decoroca Wind Spinner

Decoroca Wind Spinner

The curled petals, dotted stems and gradient coloring of this spinner give it an almost otherworldly look that’s perfect for those wanting a nontraditional wind spinner. It’s extra large, too, at 20 inches wide.

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Best Fonmy Wind Spinner

Fonmy Wind Spinner

This spinner comes in 15 designs — two are 6 inches wide, and the others 13 are 12 inches wide. The designs include spinners in mandala-like shapes of many colors and a few Christmas-themed ones.

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Best Glintoper Wind Spinner

Glintoper Wind Spinner

This uses a color-changing light in the center that automatically turns off and on with the sun and charges during the day with a solar panel. The spinners are treated with a UV-proof coating to last for years.

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Best Hdnicezm Wind Spinner

Hdnicezm Wind Spinner

This 13.4-inch-wide spinner has a softly glowing solar-powered light in the center that sparkles wonderfully between the brass-and-black spiraling metal leaves. The pole is 75 inches from tip to tip and is made of several lengths that screw in together.

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Best Iseo Wind Spinner

Iseo Wind Spinner

This makes a lovely gift for that special someone, as the spinning heart shape and tree in the center make it easy to visualize how much you care. It’s made of stainless steel and comes with a rustproof hanging hook.

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Best Maggift Wind Spinner

Maggift Wind Spinner

This spinner is large at 12.6 inches wide. Its petals are brightly colored and reflective. It has a color-changing LED ball in the center that charges with a solar panel and can stay on for up to eight hours on a full charge.

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Best Maple Landmark Wind Spinner

Maple Landmark Wind Spinner

This spinner bucks the made-of-metal trend by being constructed from unfinished pine. Made in the U.S., it comes with highly durable hanging gear that ensures it can’t be ripped away by fierce weather.

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Best MJ Spinner Designs Wind Spinner

MJ Spinner Designs Wind Spinner

The dotted and multicolored disks covering this spinner produce an entrancing effect. They’re covered in powder-coated paint to ensure they stay vibrant, no matter how severe the weather.

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Best Mumtop Wind Spinner

Mumtop Wind Spinner

This ball-like spinner is a more modern and playful take on wind spinners. The multicolored gradient leaves look beautiful flashing in the sun. It has a six-month guarantee and uses a four-pronged foot to stay firmly rooted.

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Best Plow And Hearth Wind Spinner

Plow and Hearth Wind Spinner

Brushed copper and turquoise petals give this a rustic, antique look that’s great for country homes. The petal-in-petal design helps even the slightest breeze get caught so the two independently spinning flowers stay swirling.

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Best Sowsun Wind Spinner

Sowsun Wind Spinner

This staked spinner has two individually spinning “flowers.” The base can spin for even more twirling. Each petal has butterfly or four-leaf-clover details and mesh sections to accommodate wind flow. 

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Best SteadyDoggie Wind Spinner

SteadyDoggie Wind Spinner

This uses a swivel hook for hanging, so it can twist as it wills through the wind. It’s made of stainless steel for durability, and it comes in six mandala-inspired designs.

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Best Wonder Garden Wind Spinner

Wonder Garden Wind Spinner

This has a three-pronged foot, so only the strongest winds can shake it, and a spiral connector helps prevent the pole from bending. It’s made of metal and comes in six designs.

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