22 Bizarre But Brilliant Things On Amazon Trending With Millennials

Millennials are part of an innovative generation that always seems to be coming up with the next big thing. As one myself, I can definitely attest to the fact that many have very different interests. And because of that, there are a ton of brilliant but bizarre things millennials love on Amazon.

Whether it's a cool piece of tech, or it's a beauty product from the other side of the world, millennials seem to be the tastemakers when it comes to finding new products. There are a ton of millennials I've met while traveling, or even that I know from home, who have super innovative ideas and always seem to know what the next big thing is. It can be a camera, or a weird pillow, or even something for your house. It can also be something retro, too, like a cool record player or a vintage appliance.

Because millennials have such diverse interests, that means that there's a super eclectic group of items that you can find on Amazon. They're popular amongst my generation, and many can be found on the New And Interesting Finds page which always includes trending items. And if they aren't trending, are they really even worth it?

1. Sleep Anywhere With The Weirdest Looking Pillow

Studio Banana Things Ostrich Pillow, $95, Amazon

Aside from the fact that you'll probably end up getting a few looks while using this pillow, you'll also actually be able to take a nap pretty much anywhere you want. The circular pillow allows you to get comfortable any place you can think of because it's cushioned all around, so you can lean against anything you want and not have to worry about having a strained neck.


2. Add Some Green To Your House With Succulent Plants

Chakra Crystal Healing Air Plant Terrarium, $24, Amazon

I think that all my friends have hanging succulent plants in their apartments, and now you level up with this terrarium that also has chakra crystals included for extra good energy. It's glass, and comes with the plant, too! You only have to water it once a week, so this is one plant that's bound to survive.


3. Exfoliate For Soft, Hydrated Skin

Julep Korean Skincare Made Simple Starter Set, $19, Amazon

If you want soft skin, you should consider exfoliating. Use this oil based cleanser along with the exfoliating konjac sponge, and you might just end up with glowing skin. A konjac sponge is made from the root of a plant and has charcoal in it, so it's very purifying. It also acts as an excellent way to deep clean and remove makeup.


4. An Easier Way To Travel With Your Small Dog Or Cat

Texsens Innovative Traveler Bubble Backpack, $70, Amazon

If you travel with your dog or cat, and you haven't been able to find a good carrying case for them, look no further. This fun semi-sphere window design carrier is a backpack, and therefore, easier to carry. Your pet will be comfortable, as the inside has a built-in security leash, mesh panels, ventilation holes, and a soft washable pad. Plus, they'll be able to check things out as you walk through the airport.


5. A Vintage Pastel Toaster, 'Cause Why Not?

Smeg 2-Slice Toaster-Pastel Green, $150, Amazon

A lot of millennials are into retro things. And luckily, SMEG makes awesome vintage kitchen appliances like this pastel toaster. If you think about it, a mint green toaster sounds like the best investment ever (I mean it's too cute to pass up). And if mint green isn't your thing, you can also pick it up in black, red, pink, and light blue.


6. A Fun And Unique Bluetooth Speaker, So You Can Listen Anywhere

ELEGIANT LED Wireless Cuba Portable Speaker, $22, Amazon

Play music for up to eight hours on this rechargeable bluetooth speaker. It has great sound quality, and it's fun because of the unique design. One user said that the speaker "comes alive when it's turned on," and that it's a "great portable bluetooth speaker with a great sound output for its size."


7. Brighten Skin And Get Tan At The Same Time

Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer, $35, Amazon

Vitamin C is an awesome ingredient that can be found in skin care products like this one, which after applying, can result in radiant skin. It brightens your complexion, reverses sun damage, and protects with SPF 30 all at the same time. The great thing is that the color is super adaptable and will look gorgeous while wearing.


8. Travel In Style

Rockland Luggage Three Piece Metallic Upright Set, $144, Amazon

Grab this three piece luggage set for under $150 dollars. That's incredibly cheap for a hard case set with spinner wheels. You'll get a carry-on size luggage, a medium one, and a large size, so you can travel in style no matter how long your trip is. The set comes in bronze, carbon, black, silver, and metallic.


9. Create The Ultimate Relaxation Space

Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, $26, Amazon

I have to say that in the last week I've actually seen three different influencers Snapchat about their aromatherapy diffusers. I knew a lot of people purchased these things (it does have more than 1,700 reviews on Amazon), but I didn't know anyone personally who had one. One blogger told her Snapchat followers that she uses a lavender oil in hers before bed, and she always sleeps amazing after.


10. The E-Reader That You Won't Be Able To Put Down

Kindle Oasis, $290, Amazon

I want this e-reader so badly. It's the thinnest and lightest Kindle ever, and as someone who has carpal-tunnel, that makes a huge difference. It means I'd be able to read for hours without feeling uncomfortable from holding a heavy e-reader in my hand all day. It also has the longest battery life of all the Kindles; it can literally stay charged for months. It's the perfect item for the bookworm or traveler.


11. A Fun Instant Camera For The Best Memories

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70, $119, Amazon

I am obsessed with instant cameras. I love taking (and printing) pictures right in the moment, and they are just a fun thing to own. I love traveling with mine because I end up with some really fun memories that I can actually look back at after a trip. I try to take a Polaroid a day, so I can capture the best times and coolest things that I see. This camera is awesome because of the selfie mode (and the fact that you don't have to change the settings to get a great photo).


12. Spend The Day Floating On A Piece Of Bacon

Bacon Designed Inflatable Pool Float, $27, Amazon

There's no question that millennials love pool floats. All you ever see on Instagram is someone floating on a giant pink flamingo, swan, unicorn, or piece of pizza. Now you can float on a piece of bacon! Recline for hours on this inflatable pool float, and soak up the sun in style.


13. Watch Your Dog Even When You Aren't At Home

Baby Mini Wireless Monitors, $35, Amazon

If you just got a little puppy and you don't love leaving it at home, you can always pick up an inexpensive baby monitor. This one has two-way talk, and you can watch the video right from your phone. You can make sure your pup is behaving and let them know that you're watching when they aren't.


14. Nourish Hair With A Mask

Obliphica Professional Medium to Coarse Seaberry Mask, $55, Amazon

If you have unmanageable hair, you probably are no stranger to a hair mask. They can really help tame frizz, and leave you with super healthy, soft, and hydrated hair. This one even reduces breakage, and strengthens your luscious locks.


15. Cool Wireless Headphones That Aren't Bulky

Parrot Zik 2.0 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, $180, Amazon

The cool thing about these wireless headphones is that they actually look stylish, and they are comfortable. I'm a huge fan of wireless headphones but most of them are kind of bulky. These come in several colors like black, blue, orange, white, yellow, and taupe, and they are noise cancelling. Plus, you can use an app to share your listening settings with other users.


16. A Nail File That Doesn't Stop Working

Klhip Natural Stone Nail File With Leather Case, $35, Amazon

I go through so many nail files. It's just a massive pain for me to continue buying new ones (and the cost really adds up). The nail file is made out of Pyrenees Mountain sandstone and is smooth on one side and coarse on the other. Because it's a natural stone, it doesn't wear out like a regular one would (all you need to do is wash it with soap and water, and it will be restored).


17. Straighten Your Hair With A Brush

AsaVea Portable Electric Hair Straightening Brush, $38, Amazon

After using a hairbrush straightener, you'll never want to go back to a regular flat iron. It's safer to use because it is easier to maneuver, and it won't burn you. Evenly straighten larger chunks of hair with this amazing tool. You'll end up with frizz-free, beautiful straight hair.


18. A Record Player To Play Your Collection On

Crosley Nomad Portable USB Turntable, $142, Amazon

My best friend and college roommate is obsessed with her record player. She is the type of person who will throw on a record and sit and just listen to music. She swears that music just sounds better playing on them. And in some cases, I'd have to agree. While I'm more of a Spotify girl, there are a ton of people I know who are around my age and love listening to their records on a Crosley player.


19. Keep Track Of Your Travels With A Journal

Eccolo World Traveler Desk Journal, $21, Amazon

I have so many friends who love to keep track of their travel experiences. I wish that I was better at it, but besides my blog, I literally just jot down a few things in my notes app from time to time. One girl who I was backpacking with in Southeat Asia would take an hour every day to write about every detail that happened during the day. One day, she could publish an amazing memoir with all of her memories.


20. Get Amazing Skin With A Face Mask

Dr. Jart+ Dermask Rubber Mask, $11, Amazon

One user said that she would highly recommend this product. She said, "My friend who lives in Korea referred this mask to me...It really works, moisturizes the skin, and feels amazing the next morning as well." There are four different kinds: moisturizing, firming, brightening, and clearing. Buy them all or buy them separately depending on how your skin is.


21. Clearer Skin With One Product

Etude House 10-in-1 House Wonder Pore Freshener, $13, Amazon

I love a good product that has more than one use. This ten-in-one solution deep cleanses, controls oil, restores your pH level, tightens pores, clears skin, gives back elasticity, and is incredibly moisturizing. Sounds like a lot, right? Users agree that it's a "miracle product," and that it works wonders in one easy step.


22. Get Cleaner Teeth With An Electric Toothbrush

usmile U1 Sonic Electric Toothbrush, $57, Amazon

Millennials are all about gadgets, so why should that be any different when it comes to your toothbrush? This rechargeable toothbrush oscillates 38,000 times per minute, leaving you with super clean teeth and healthier gums and enamel. It also comes with a travel case and international USB charging cable, so you can bring it anywhere.

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