There’s something about the sound of flowing waters that soothes the body, mind and soul.

The background noise of water flowing can help with your meditation practice or simply create an atmosphere where relaxation is just easier for you and your family.

Unfortunately since most of us “modern people” don’t live near streams or rivers nowadays (if you do, count yourself lucky), we have to make due with what we have and tabletop water fountains could be a great substitute!

The trick however is to find a tabletop fountain that is:

  • High-quality (Natural material, eco-friendly)
  • Aesthetically and acoustically pleasing
  • Suitable for indoors
  • Robust (doesn’t break easily)
  • Isn’t a hazard to your home (wirings, pumps, structure etc.)

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With that in mind let’s have a look at some the best tabletop water fountains you could buy online:

Pyramid Feng Shui Ball Lighted 10″ High Table Fountain

This pyramid water fountain is great for you who want to introduce some of the elements of feng shui, that is to say energy and balance, into your home.

Overall the design is nice and soothing with well-placed built-in lights.

Pros

Pros

  • Nice design with a feng shui ball on top
  • Built-in lights
  • Cool lights features
  • Easy to set-up
  • The pump is silent

Cons

Cons

  • Quiet water sound (trickle)
  • No on/off cord switch (have to unplug to turn it off)
  • A bit pricey
  • Water splashing can occur

Sitting Buddha 10″ High LED Tabletop Zen Fountain

This one is a thing of elegant beauty, especially the water flowing from the blooming flower on the lap of the Buddha statue.

Moreover this one is definitely one of the better ones on this list when it comes to functionality and serenity-inducing qualities.

Though the water sound isn’t that impressive (like most others mentioned in this list), the cheap price, the cool design and the overall quality definitely gets a thumbs up.

Pros

Pros

  • Awesome buddha design
  • Built-in LED lights
  • Usable both indoors and outdoors
  • Easy-to-use regulator for the pump
  • Quite inexpensive

Cons

Cons

  • Silent water flow sound
  • Doesn’t have an on/off switch.

Alpine Tiered Column Tabletop Fountain with 3-Candles

This one certainly looks the part but does it deliver?

There are some aspects of this fountain which are applaudable like for example the beautiful design, the silent pump and its durability. With that being said, there have been instances where the usage of candles have proven to be flat out hazardous.

If you were to purchase this tabletop fountain you could solve this by using battery operated tealight candles.

Pros

Pros

  • Unique design
  • Quiet pump
  • Durable
  • Easy to use

Cons

Cons

  • Candles can be hazardous
  • The sound of water flow isn’t that impressive
  • Its a bit too small

Stacked Rocks Tabletop Water Fountain with LED Lights

Yet another creative design for a tabletop fountain. These solid stacked rocks are quite the meditative sight. Just as water flowing has a certain peaceful quality to it, so does, in some strange way, rocks stacked on each other.

One simply gets the calm, cool and collected “meditative feels” when in the vicinity of such structures.

This one gets the job done with its authentic natural look.

Pros

Pros

  • Calming aesthetic design
  • Good water flow sound
  • Cheap price
  • Built-in LED light
  • Lightweight

Cons

Cons

  • The pump is too loud
  • The material used isn’t eco-friendly

Zen Rocks Copper Tabletop Fountain

This elegant water fountain is from BuddhaGroove. The theme of the fountain is set to depict the mindful aspect of cairn stones to create that “Zen atmosphere”.

This tabletop fountain is handcrafted from slate rock and American-made copper. It was manufactured in America, measuring 10 x 10 x 6 inches.

Pros

Pros

  • Unique and elegant design
  • Handmade out of all-natural material
  • Rocks and peebles are included
  • Suitable both for indoors and outdoors
  • Coated with sealant to prevent rust

Cons

Cons

  • A bit pricey

Cascading Caves Waterfall Tabletop Fountain with LED Lights

Delivered from the same company as the one above, this one is definitely as creative as it gets when it comes to design.

I don’t know about you but I get a indescribable ancient feeling from simply looking at it. It kinda looks like a limb from those magnificent creatures called Ents from Lord of the Rings.

This can be worth the purchase just for the design only.

Pros

Pros

  • Really awesome design
  • Pump is quiet and adjustable
  • Built-in LED light

Cons

Cons

  • Water splashes here and there
  • Material used isn’t the best (can be dangerous according to the tag attached)

Cascading Rock Pump Waterfall

Here’s another natural beauty as it manages to combine meditativeness with a more nature inspired theme.

Beautiful!

Pros

Pros

  • Easy to setup
  • Quiet pump
  • Quality material
  • Affordable price
  • Lightweight (2.3 pounds)

Cons

Cons

  • Water splashes a bit
  • Sound of water flowing is too low

Kenroy Home Mantra Indoor Table Fountain

Yet another awesome minimalistic meditative design. Although it is made out of durable resin, the paint overlay isn’t waterproof.

It’s definitely pretty to look at.

Pros

Pros

  • Minimalistic and meditative design
  • Suitable both indoors and outdoors
  • Quiet pump

Cons

Cons

  • The paint isn’t waterproof
  • Unimpressive water sound

Modern Silhouette 10″ High LED Tabletop Fountain

I know that we’ve kinda labeled every single tabletop mentioned here as a good/unique/creative design, but this one is truly that x 10.

I mean look at this human silhouette, its quite the mesmerizing sight.

That being said, when it comes to functionality there are definitely better fountains out there.

Pros

Pros

  • Lovely form and design
  • Beautiful blue light
  • Cheap price

Cons

Cons

  • Has no on/off switch (like all the other John Timberland designs)
  • Water splashes sometimes
  • Pump is too loud and water sound is to low

Namaste Buddha High Indoor Table Fountain

If you’re buying a tabletop fountain aimed at enhancing your meditation, this one is definitely a great choice. The Buddha was a luminous sage that shared timeless wisdom with the world and having a statue of him is a beautiful way of honouring his legacy.

This fountain is of high quality and a good price, I mean what more could you ask for? (an on/off switch button)

But really other than that its a great product.

Pros

Pros

  • Easy and fast setup
  • Cool buddhist design
  • Has a nice lamp above the buddha statue
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable price

Cons

Cons

  • Quiet water sound
  • Has no on/off switch
  • Some buyers report a short life-span of the pump

The Benefits of Water Fountains

As was alluded in the introduction, there are many potential benefits of getting a water fountain, with the therapeutic sound of water playing the biggest role.

  • Stress relief and overall relaxation: For 99% of human beings the sound of water is therapeutic, calming and soothing on an intuitive level. Most of us don’t know why, its just is what it is.
  • Nice touch of décor: A water fountain, or in this case a tabletop water fountain can really spice up your home décor efforts. The details make up the whole and these babies are great for that extra touch of décor.
  • Humidifies the home: Water evaporates, and having a fresh stream of water running creates a more humid atmosphere.
  • Purifies the air: Through the magical effects of negative ions, indoor water fountains can help cleanse the air you and your family are breathing in.
  • Cancels out noise: Depending on what noises surround you and the home, the sound of a water fountain can help cancel out some of the noises that you don’t like.

Final Thoughts

Tabletop fountains can be a great addition for a serene home and also for incorporating the sounds of nature into your own home, even if the acoustics aren’t that impressive. The good thing is that you can have them at your desk or simply in a nice little corner. They fit nicely in almost everywhere, because of their relatively small sizes.

Hopefully through this list you’ll have found at least one tabletop fountain that felt just right. If not feel free to a look at wall fountains we reviewed recently!