For things like toiletries, musical gear, and books, I do the majority of my shopping on Amazon. It’s quick, easy, and often cheaper than buying things from a store. But alongside the necessities, Amazon sells some pretty bizarre stuff as well. If you’re looking to laugh until your sides hurt, this Subreddit titled “Weird Stuff On Amazon” provides adequate entertainment for a whole afternoon. That being said, Amazon also has weird but genius products which make up for their oddness by being surprisingly useful and innovative. You just need to know where to look, and for this, trending items can be pretty helpful.
I’m particularly interested in what other people are buying, because if other people are buying it, it’s either A) actually pretty cool, or B) entertaining enough that no one really cares how useless it is. Amazon’s Movers and Shakers category is filled with mostly the former and a little of the latter, and if you’re willing to sort through these recent top sales and trending items, you’re bound to find a few weird items that are actually pretty genius. Here are 30 that might make you tilt your head a bit, but definitely have the potential to improve your life.
1. An Instant Pop-Out Handle For Your Phone
Think of these PopSockets as foldable phone handles. They stick to the back of your device or tablet and pop out when necessary, making an instant handle, grip, or stand wherever you are.
2. Make Any Car Bluetooth-Friendly With This Brilliant Gadget
The Nulaxy wireless in-car Bluetooth FM transmitter plugs into your cigarette lighter for hands-free calls and digital music.
3. Clean Your Teeth With Charcoal
Yep. This weird-looking greyish Twin Lotus active charcoal toothpaste actually uses charcoal to whiten your teeth, get rid of stains, eliminate bacteria, and improve your breath.
4. You'll Never Get Blisters Again With This Spray
This convenient and totally clear spray called PreHeels Clear Blister Prevention, and it's non-sticky, hypoallergenic, breathable, and sweat proof. That being said, it coats your feet in a quick-drying barrier that protects against chafing heels and uncomfortable shoes, so blisters and irritations are a thing of the past.
5. Combine Craft Time And Your Home Improvement Projects
A weird combination of Play-Doh and glue, Sugru Moldable Glue can be shaped with your fingers to fix any of those pesky household issues, and when it dries, it turns to rubber.
6. This Popular Korean Mask For Hydrated, Soft Lips
This popular Korean beauty product is called the 10 PILATEN Pink Collagen Crystal lip mask, and it’s amazing for hydration, lessening wrinkles, and super soft lips. The secret ingredient is collagen, which boosts moisture and helps to protect your skin from damage.
7. Remove That Rough Callus On Your Foot
Basically a cheese grater for your feet, this stainless steel coarse callus remover has extra high reviews because it effortlessly reduces rough skin and calluses with its sturdy design, and it’s way more reliable than a pumice stone.
8. Throw The Best Fire Pit Night Ever
Who loves marshmallows this much? The correct answer should be “everybody.” These Roast’Em marshmallow roasting sticks are stainless steel, fully adjustable, rotatable, and great for everything from s’mores to hot dogs.
9. Keep Your Whole Face Toasty This Winter
Feel like shoveling your driveway, keeping your whole face warm, and scaring the crap out of your neighbors all at the same time? Look no further than this fine-woolen Free Fisher unisex octopus knit beanie.
10. This All Natural Spray Toner Straight From The Ocean
With totally natural ingredients like sea kelp and algae, this Skin Daily ocean mineral facial toner spray tightens your pores, balances pH, and improves brightness and hydration levels. It's also got tea tree oil, which is one of the most effective ways to purify your skin for an even, clear complexion.
11. Turn Any Standard Water Bottle Into A Personal Humidifier
Simply clip any standard water bottle into this Fancii cool mist personal mini humidifier and enjoy hygienic, moisture-filled air without hassle and without noise. It's super compact and lightweight, so it's great for travel, work, or your bedside table. It also does wonders for your skin, hair, and breathing.
12. Overcome Skin Issues With Clay
Slap some clay on your face and feel the difference with this Indian Healing Clay deep pore-cleansing facial mask. It helps with clogged pores, acne, excess oil, and even spider bites.
13. This Innovative But Bizarre-Looking Lamp
This weird-looking Zekpro desk lamp is actually really innovative because it’s touch-activated, wireless, extra flexible, and clips onto the edge of anything.
14. A Measuring Cup Suited For Sticky Ingredients
Even though it can be used with any liquid or dry ingredient, the OXO Good Grips 2 Cup adjustable measuring cup is especially innovative when it comes to sticky stuff like peanut butter and shortening. Simply set the internal tracker to the designed amount, pour in your ingredients, and twist the knob so that the ingredients get pushed up and out.
15. Hide Your Key Where No One Will Find It
Putting it under the welcome mat is so predictable. Hide your key inside this realistic rock outdoor key holder, and never get locked out of the house again.
16. Purify Your Air With Coconut Shells
This Coco Natural air freshener is filled with ultra-absorbent coconut shells, which instantly gets rid of moisture, smells, and allergens in your house without using chemicals.
17. Get Every Last Drop Of Your Favorite Products
The Flip-It! bottle emptying kit attaches to your shampoos, conditioners, or lotions so you can position the bottles upside-down and drain out every last drop. This set contains six reusable and BPA-free systems, so you can save money and time with your favorite beauty staples.
18. Limit The Spread Of Germs In Your Bathroom
For a way more hygienic way to personalize your bathroom time, there's the The Helping Hand toilet seat lifter. It's small, inconspicuous, and easy to install, but it's also super durable and helps to prevent the spread of germs because you no longer have to touch the seat.
19. Wash Your Face Cat-Style (Sans Tongue)
This trending Etude House kitty hair band: because the process of washing the makeup off your face is improved only by meowing quietly to yourself while doing so.
20. Cleanse The Air With A Negative-Ion Lamp
This crystal Himalayan salt lamp isn’t just a statement piece and a light source — when the salt crystals inside it heat up, it apparently purifies the air around with negative ions.
21. Fix Skin Discoloration And Ingrown Hairs After Removal
If you’re concerned with about dark spots after shaving, waxing, tweezing, or laser removal, then the PFB vanishing roller is a good option. It utilizes Chroma bright to reduce skin discoloration, even helps with ingrown hairs, and has reviewers saying things like, “This product is a miracle worker!”
22. These Glove-Like Socks Are Actually A Big Help For Yogis
These hole-filled socks might look like bizarre gloves for your feet, but the bottoms are coated in rubber dots to prevent slipping and improve grip.
23. Protect Your Pet’s Paws From The Elements
Like little pet boots in the form of a cream, Musher's protection wax keeps your dog's or cat's paws safe from sand, hot pavement, ice, and salt with an all-natural wax.
24. Peel Your Way To A Precise Manicure
For those of you who seemingly get the nail polish everywhere but on the nail, this PUEEN latex tape peel off cuticle guard dries in a few minutes, turns pink, and peels right off, taking any excess nail polish away with it.
25. Find Your Happiness While Organizing Your Life
This Panda planner is more than just your average organizer. Built into its design are scientifically proven strategies to increase productivity and happiness, so you can get more done and reach your goals with a smile on your face.
26. Banish Under-Eye Circles With 24K Gold
Still playing catch-up after a few late nights? Fake your eight hours with these active 24K gold patches, which expel toxins and increase blood circulation, all while hyaluronic acid replenishes lost moisture. Plus, you have 24k gold patches on your face.
27. Cleanse Your Face With Carbonated Bubbles
Another one that’s trending on Amazon as well as YouTube, the Elizavecca Milky Piggy carbonated bubble clay mask will bubble when you put it on your face, cleansing your pores and leaving skin smooth and clean.
28. Replenish Your Skin With Snail Mucus
This repairing cream is 92 percent snail mucus, which means it's exceptionally great at fighting blemishes, restoring elasticity, and keeping skin resilient against environmental damage.
29. Turn Your Phone Into A Professional Camera
This Mozeat 2-in-1 cellphone camera lens kit turns any smartphone into a professional camera, allowing you to take high-quality fish-eye and close-up shots just by clipping this baby on.
30. An Adorable Way To Let Your Dinner Vent
This adorable little Flower Power steam releaser is a cute way to keep your lids lifted so your pots can vent. Reviewers say that this tiny tool is well-designed, does the job, and adds a little brightness to their kitchens. They also love that the petals occasionally spin while the steam releases.
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