42 Bizarre Products People Are Buying On Amazon That Are Actually Brilliant

People sometimes buy some weird things when they’re shopping. But while they can be super bizarre, many of the products that people get on Amazon are actually pretty brilliant — all you have to do is look past an item's oddity and focus on how beneficial it can be.

Scrolling through the Amazon Hot Picks or Movers & Shakers pages can be so much fun. They're constantly being updated, with some pretty peculiar and unusual products being added every day. With that being said, it’s sometimes hard to look past the novelty of an item and actually imagine buying yourself something that seems a bit out there. But several of these items are actually very practical and sometimes even multifunctional. I, for one, have bought things just because of how unique or strange they looked in the past, later to find just how useful they really were.

The next time you spot something weird on Amazon, don’t just take a peek and then click away. Instead, actually read the product description — you might be surprised how handy that item could be in everyday life. From an alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns to underwear that keeps you smelling extra fresh, you'll fall in love with so many of these odd yet genius items.

Make Espresso Wherever You May Go

MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker, $49, Amazon

If you’re a big coffee addict and you’ll only drink the best, this MiniPresso machine, which is hand operated and super compact, can brew up a quality cup of coffee in minutes. Wherever you may be.

Project Movies, Games, And Photos With This Cube

RIF6 Cube Mobile Projector with HDMI Cables and Tripod, $230, Amazon

If you’re a huge entertainer, this cube projector is totally worth the investment. You get up to 20,000 hours of LED light to project anything from a phone, laptop, table, or gaming console.

Stop Hair Loss With A Gentle Shampoo

Active Wow Argan Oil & Organic Botanicals Anti Hair Loss Shampoo, $20, Amazon

This shampoo is not only scientifically formulated to prevent hair loss, it’s also made in the United States and is totally cruelty-free, making it perfect for animal lovers who want healthier strands.

Set A Surreal Table

Areaware Distortion Candlestick, $24, Amazon

Channel your inner Salvador Dali the next time you host a dinner party by showing off this surrealist take on a classic candlestick.

Go Hands Free With This Coffee Mug

GOAT Story Mug, $31, Amazon

This reusable coffee mug comes with two straps: a small hand strap and a long one so you can carry it across your body if your hands are full. And the coffee holder transforms into a stand for when you get to your destination. Genius!

Destress Yourself With A Relaxing Scent

Bath Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Wash, $11, Amazon

Feeling anxious? Relax at the end of a stressful day with this amazing body wash. Featuring eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils and green tea, the foamy wash helps relax your body and mind, so you can feel good and smell great.

Get Comfy In Bed

Silky Soft 100% Bamboo Cotton Sheet Set, $70, Amazon

If you want to make your bedroom way more luxurious, this chic sheet set is definitely one big way to do it. Hey, you’re an adult — it’s time to invest in high-quality linens!

Give Your Bathroom A Glow

GlowBowl Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight, $10, Amazon

There are few things more annoying than having to turn the bright bathroom light on when you get up to go in the middle of the night. With this genius little toilet bowl light, you’ll be able to guide yourself to the loo without disturbing your sleep any more than necessary.

Let Your Cat Scratch In Style

SUCK UK Cat Playhouse Series, $27, Amazon

If your cat likes to scratch everything in sight, this is the perfect item for you. Your cat will love using this “turntable” scratch pad — and your couch will finally stop getting clawed up every day.

Attack Of The Flying Plants

Air Plant Flying Jellyfish School Of 3 , $33, Amazon

These “flying jellyfish” plant pots will look so cool hanging from your ceiling. The best part: These plants are really hard to kill, so even if you’re usually bad at keeping houseplants alive, you’ll still be able to handle these.

Stay Comfy No Matter The Temperature

Bodyglide Original Anti-Chafe Balm, $25, Amazon

Not only does it come in a small, inexpensive 0.45 ounce trial size, you can also splurge for a whopping 2.5 ounces if you fall in love with it and never want to run out.

Easily Steam Food With The Help Of A Pig

Marna Pink Piggy Steamer, $13, Amazon

For a cute cooking method that keeps you healthy, all you have to do is place this microwave-safe silicone piggy on top of the ingredients in a pot to steam food.

Catch Some Zzzzs Just About Anywhere

Studio Banana Things Ostrich Pillow, $99, Amazon

Hey, sometimes we all need a little extra shuteye, and this unique design creates the private environment necessary to take a power nap wherever you may be. Slip it on your head so the hole is in the front so you can breathe and then lay down on a flat surface and place your hands in the other two holes for optimal comfort.

Drink Your Way To Beautiful Skin, Bright Eyes, and Shiny Hair

Moon Juice Organic + Wildcrafted Ancient Empiric Formula (Beauty Dust), $38, Amazon

For those interested in natural wellness, Moon Juice makes this awesome formula jam-packed with Chinese herbs like Schizandra, Pearl, Goji, and Rehmannia that promise to promote mental alertness, strengthen bones, reduce skin inflammation, and boost the immune system. Mix this powder with a hot or cold liquid, sip on it daily, and watch for results.

Keep Your Toothbrush As Clean As Your Teeth

Wellness HealthPro FC-5 Countertop Wireless Toothbrush UV Sanitizer, $25, Amazon

Your toothbrush is covered in germs — gross, right? Keep it totally clean so your teeth can be as healthy as possible.

Pack Your Workout Bag More Efficiently

Memobottle Reusable Slim Water Bottle, $36, Amazon

I hate when I can’t find a place for my water bottle. This slim, flat bottle comes in two sizes and eliminates the bulk that a round bottle can cause.

Stop Embarrassing Smells

Flatulence Filtering Women’s Brief, $38, Amazon

If you ate too many flatulence-inducing foods, perhaps investing in a pair of this high-tech underwear is a good option for you.

Make Instant Memories

The Prynt Instant Photo Case, $250, Amazon

Miss the instant magic of Polaroids? Now, you can have photos to literally hold onto instantly with this cool case that attaches to your phone and lets you print out pictures anytime, no matter where you are. And on top of that, it actually

Scrub Your Teeth With A Tree

Mistake Club Natural Teeth Whitening Kit, $20, Amazon

Instead of using traditional whitening agents to get a brighter smile, now all you have to do is scrub your teeth with a twig. The bark whitens teeth and freshens breathe, and it doesn’t need a drop of water to work.

Spice Up Your Morning Shower

H2oVibe Rain Showerhead Jet with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $35, Amazon

Your shower is missing one thing: music. Not only does it make your shower head’s stream more relaxing and powerful, it also adds a big boost to your morning routine by giving you a chance to listen to your favorite playlist.

Workout Like You're Barefoot

Vibram Alitza Loop Fitness Yoga Shoe, $43+, Amazon

If you need to have some traction under your feet while doing yoga or pilates, these slip-on shoes provide grip while still allowing you to feel like you’re having a barefoot workout.

Revive Your Skin With A Week Of Sheet Masks

reSkin Solution Monday to Sunday One Week Treatment Sheet Mask, $22, Amazon

Whether your skin is freaking out from travel, weather changes, or stress, doing a few specialized treatments can spruce that complexion right up. Not only does this set address several different skin concerns, from dehydration to enlarged pores, it also comes at a huge bargain when compared to a standard $8 singular mask that many beauty retailers offer. Treat your skin for a week with seven daily sheet masks — and take spooky selfies while you’re at it!

Hold Everything You Need While Riding Your Bike

BicycleStore® Handlebar Basket, $11, Amazon

The next time you go out for a bike ride, keep your belongings secure in this soft, lightweight basket that secures easily to your ah. It’s weatherproof and perfect for everyday use.

Turn Your Travel Pillow Into A Hoodie

HoodiePillow Inflatable Travel Pillow, $25, Amazon

First of all, I love inflatable travel pillows. They deflate, fold up compactly, and don’t take up much room. Second, what makes this pillow unique is that it features a hoodie attached to it so you can be extra comfortable in transit.

Get Rid Of Gnarly Smells

Fresh Wave Continuous Odor Eliminator Gel, $25, Amazon

Got a less-than-fresh bathroom, garbage can, or kitchen? Pop a little of this gel on and enjoy a fresher, cleaner scent.

Create The Best Sleep Environment Imaginable

Quooz Rockano Ultrasonic Humidifier Oil Diffuser, $45, Amazon

Multifunctional items are the best things to get your hands on. This light is also an aromatherapy oil diffuser, an air purifier, and a humidifier.

Make Your Face Warm And Fuzzy

Unisex Handmade Crochet Beard Hat, $8, Amazon

One of the biggest reasons some men grow out their beards: warmth. Now, you don’t need an facial hair to keep your face nice and cozy — you just need this hilarious hat and mask combo.

Never Get Hot Coffee On Your Shirt Again

Double Wall Vacuum Insulate Travel Mug, $19, Amazon

This brilliant coffee mug has a vacuum seal so that you’ll never spill your drink. Plus, its inside features an awesome stainless steel mesh screen so you can make loose leaf tea on the go.

Get Cozy With Your Coffee

Sofa Arm Tray, $74, Amazon

Love to have a cup of your morning joe while watching the news? Now, you can sit it beside you without worrying about it tumbling over.

A Constant Cool Side Of The Pillow

Cooling Pillow Mat, $86, Amazon

Tired of having to turn your pillow over and over in the summer to get its cool side? This inexpensive and truly brilliant option is about to change your sleep forever.

Take Pro Pics With Your Phone

Amir 2 in 1 Professional HD Camera Lens Kit, $31, Amazon

Turn your simple vacation, hiking, or pet pics into works of art with this cool macro lens kit. This handy device works great for the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, Samsung, and more.

Get Some Fresh Air — In Your Home, That Is

Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag, $19, Amazon

Say goodbye to air fresheners that only mask odors and hello to this bag of charcoal that does so much more. It prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria while getting rid of odors, allergens, and pollutants. Plus, you can keep using it for up to two years. A money saver that keeps your home fresh? Yes, please.

Protect Your Fingers When Cooking

NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves, $11, Amazon

Are you still grating cheese, slicing fruits, and doing other potentially digit-damaging activities without wearing gloves? There’s nothing wrong with being extra-careful — and reviewers agree, saying, ”The first pair wore out and we bought another. It’s worth every penny!”

No More Counting Sheep

Sense with Sleep Pill, $100, Amazon

You can rest easy with this multifunctional sleep tracker. It comes fully equipped with sleep sounds, a sleep monitor, and a smart alarm that helps wake you up at the best possible time for your body.

Stay Clean And Dry With A Pocket Blanket

DMZ Outdoor Pocket Blanket, $14, Amazon

This super tiny blanket unfolds to create enough space for one person to lay down or two people to sit next to each other. You’ll never have a wet butt in the park again.

Get Connected And Stay Connected

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit, $19, Amazon

Not only does this handy little device allow you to turn your phone into your own personal radio station, it also is a USB car charger, so you’ll never run out of battery, even on those long car trips when you really need to stay connected.

Sleep Atop Luxury

Fishers Finery Pure Silk Pillowcase, $38, Amazon

Want smoother, healthier hair with fewer fly aways and a more restful, stylish sleep? Try swapping your typical cotton for a beautiful silk pillowcase.

The Easy Way To Cut Pizza

Kitchen Maestro Pizza Scissors, $12, Amazon

If you’ve always found it a little annoying to try to saw homemade pizza using a typical breadknife, you need this pizza-specific set of shears.

Juice Your Phone On The Go

Fuse Chicken Titan Loop Key Chain Cable, $25, Amazon

Anything that serves more than one purpose is a win in my book — and this super tough key chain takes the cake on tech accessories that make life easier. Not only is it pretty much indestructible, it doubles as a charging cable for your phone.

The Perfect Solution To Bulky Cords

Koumeican The Thinnest Extension Cord , $127, Amazon

If you’re tired of bulky cords all over your home, you absolutely need this handy extension cord that’s less than half an inch thick.

Get Handy With Stapling Pliers

Rapid K1 Retro Classic Stapling Pliers, $18, Amazon

If you’re always dealing with too much paperwork, you need this chic plier-style stapler. Not only does it secure up to 50 sheets together, it comes in a pretty pink hue.

Light Up The Room

Levoit Aria Natural Himalayan Crystal Sea Salt Lamp, $80, Amazon

How beautiful and calming is this sea salt lamp? Let it fill your living room with warm light.

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