Whenever I have some extra money lying around, I’m always looking for the weirdest gadgets and products that make life better. Which usually means any surplus income goes straight to genius products on Amazon wish lists. Why buy clothes or go out to dinner when you can have a dog bed that looks a shark, a notepad you're supposed to microwave, or a shiatsu massager you can strap to your car seat? These brilliantly odd items are just what I never knew I needed.
Even though I write about products almost every day, Amazon's most wished for page constantly refreshes with new and more innovative stuff. Other buyers are on it like nobody's business, and when they hit "Add To List," Amazon tallies it up. Soon enough, you've got yourself a catalog of exactly what's trending and what people can't wait to get their hands on.
Oftentimes, you'll find stuff that's selling well for a reason, but won't necessarily come up as a top result if you're using the search bar. So no matter what you're looking to buy, do yourself a favor and check out these awesome items people are adding to their wish lists. You never know when you might need a portable water filter or a bracelet that keeps away mosquitoes.
1This Awesome Desk Lamp With A Mood-Lighting Base
This touch-sensitive WILIT colorful atmosphere desk lamp has tons of awesome features that people cannot wait to get their hands on. It has a flexible swivel neck, a dimmable LED lamp for reading, and a color-changing mood base for relaxation. The touch-sensitive table light is also energy-friendly and has an arm that can swivel 90 degrees.
2This Sleek Callous Remover For Smoother Feet
This Suprent foot file isn’t your average callous remover. Yes, the buffing heads grind away dead skin and dirt to leave your feet extra soft, but it’s got a few awesome features that other brands don’t: a vertical structure for easy reaching, an LED light, a quick motor, two roller heads with varying roughness, and the whole thing charges in a USB port.
3Throw This Notebook In The Microwave To Start Fresh
The Rocketbook Wave smart notebook is ideal for avid note-takers, doodlers, and friends of the environment. It looks like your average pen-and-paper notebook, but the click of a button sends your notes and doodles straight to Google Docs, Dropbox, iCloud, and more. When you're done, microwave the notebook to erase everything and start over. One reviewer writes, "a fantastic notebook with no-snag wiring, plastic (untearable) front-and-back covers, and some sort of special paper that just, for some reason, feels different. On top of the design, the 'smart-notebook' features are GENIUS! I LOVE uploading the pages!"
4This Mini Hand Sauna To Pamper Your Hands
Looking to add a relaxation factor to your at-home manicures? The Conair HydroSpa massaging hand sauna uses a gentle vibration, infrared light, and warm steam to clean, relax, and soothe your hands. It runs for up to 20 minutes on one fill, and reviewers love it for things like arthritis, dryness, and after a long day of hair styling.
5This Most Wished For Diffuser With Epic Features
The Ace Diffusers essential oil diffuser is one of the most wished for products on Amazon, and that's because it's got so many awesome features. It's got a color-changing LED light, a continuous nine hour run time, a safety shut-off, a built-in ionizing function that cleans the air, and it creates enough mist to add humidity to two rooms. "This product is actually really great, especially for the price," says one reviewer. "I haven't unplugged it since it showed up!"
6A Personal Alarm For Solo-Travelers And Hikers
For solo-travelers, hikers, or the safety-conscious, there's the ROBOCOPP Sound Grenade. It's a personal alarm that activates when the pin is pulled, producing a high-pitched noise that can sound for up to 30 minutes continuously. Without activation, the battery lasts up to a year. It's also waterproof and you can bring it on airplanes. Reviewers love how loud it is and how secure it makes them feel.
7This Natural Teeth Whitener That Soaks Up Stains
Made with organic coconut, activated charcoal, and Bentonite clay, this Dental Duty teeth whitening powder creates a temporary black film over your teeth that soaks up stains and odors. It's more natural than chemical-filled gels and strips, won't hurt sensitive mouths, and reviewers say it makes a difference after just one use.
8Your Cat Gets The Best Seat In The House
If your kitty likes the warmth of the sun and a good view, or just keeps sitting on your computer, try out the Original Kitty Cot. It attaches to your window with four reliable suction cups, has stainless steel support cables that hold up the rugged fabric, and its made of durable PVC plastic. Reviewers say it's much more reliable than the knock-offs, and that it's a great option for small apartments.
9This Bizarre Drain Filter That Catches Everything
People are obsessing over the TubShroom, which universally fits almost every drain and has an innovative cylindrical shape that catches hair and grime before it clogs your pipes. It's also super easy to clean, comes in multiple different colors, and eliminates the needs for plumbers and snaking. It'll be perfect for people who keep having to buy clog remover for their showers!
10This Under-Bra Liner To Whisk Away Sweat In The Hot Weather
Made from a mixture of bamboo, spandex, and cotton, these Don’t Sweat It bra liners hide under the bottom of your bra to absorb any excess sweat or moisture. They move with your body and come in three different colors, so you can stay dry and comfortable all day long.
11This Eyebrow Dye That Lasts For A Week
This Korean beauty product called the Reddy eyebrow tattoo temporarily dyes your eyebrows for a week straight, so you don’t have to worry about coloring them for days. Reviewers say it looks natural without being drastic, and one even says: “This product is a game-changer for me.
12This Lantern That Turns Your Phone Into A Lantern
The Fred & Friends mini lantern captures and softens the light from your cell phone’s flashlight, so you can create a useful and relaxing glow wherever you go. It’s made from a soft and durable silicone that fits most phones, and it’s great for camping, reading, or dark rooms.
13This Innovative Pillow For Stomach Sleepers (Or Desk Nappers)
With its weird shape and great quality, the Coop Home Goods stomach sleeper cushion makes for one unique pillow. It’s infused with bamboo charcoal to keep it fresh no matter what, and its interesting shape is great for tucking your arm underneath in bed or napping at your desk at work. It’s also made with breathable fabric that keeps you cool and fresh no matter what.
14Save Space In Your Suitcase With These Packing Cubes
With waterproof nylon fabric, a strong mesh top, and durable zippers, these Evatex packing cubes can make your next vacation a breeze. They come in a set of eight different sizes and designs to organize your clothes, toiletries, makeup, and valuables in the most space-savvy way possible. "I would just throw everything in my suitcase and hope for the best," says one reviewer. "This makes packing so much neater and organized!"
15These Alignment Socks That Help With Foot Pain And Poor Circulation
These bizarre toe alignment socks create separations between your toes using a soft fabric, but reviewers swear that they help to correct pain, cramps, and poor circulation. “Best invention ever for that nighttime foot pain or feeling of electrical shocks in feet,” says one reviewer, and some even use them for painting their toenails.
16These Natural Luxury Bath Bombs Made With Essential Oils
Bath bombs are huge right now, but how many of them are made with USDA Certified Organic essential oils? This Fleur D’Extase bath bomb gift box comes with nine different scents, all made with sustainable ingredients. "I love the scents, and it's all natural," says one reviewer. "Perfect to come home to after a long day of work. Seriously, brew up some tea, get the bath going, and put one of these in!"
17The Most Comfortable Headphones You'll Ever Own
These Mountains sleep headphones are great for meditating, morning jogs, or listening to music or podcasts in bed. That's because they're ultra-thin disk shapes that fit into the included (and comfortable) headband. It's lightweight, breathable, and much more practical than clunky headphones while you're trying to rest or workout.
18This Space-Savvy And Colorful 8-Piece Measuring Set
This Kaptron measuring cups set puts the fun in functional with its bright colors and collapsible design—perfect for those with very little kitchen space to work with. This one comes with a set of measuring cups and a set of measuring spoons, and all are dishwasher safe!
19This Double-Sided Pillow With A Cooling Gel Pad
This reversible cool gel pillow works wonders for hot sleepers. It’s got medium soft memory foam on the back and a medium firm gel lining on the front, and it’s made with foam that allows for optimum air flow. It’s built for side, front, or back sleepers, and it comes with a removable cover that you can toss in the washing machine. Reviewers also say that it’s supportive and just the right thickness.
20The Deep Massager Perfect For Tension Release
Unwind after a tough day with this tension-relieving Gideon Shiatsu massage pillow. With four rotating nodes and a heat function to relax tight muscles, it mimics the vigorous motion of a real massage. It's got a stretchable strap to attach it to the back of your chair, and even comes with a DC adapter for use in your car.
21This Natural Salt Scrub That's A Number One New Release
Made with only pronounceable natural ingredients, this natural Himalayan salt scrub buffs away dead skin and hydrates the new skin underneath it. It uses mineral-rich sea salts and sweet almond oil, and people say it smells awesome and leaves their skin glowing.
22The Acupressure Mat That Might Help With Hangovers
This acupressure mat is supposed to help out with back and neck pain, relieves tension, and many reviewers love that it helps eliminate the need for expensive massages or frequent chiropractor visits. But one reviewer saw a different benefit: "I didn't think I feel real good after trying it out but I actually did. One thing that I didn't anticipate...using the pillow for helping me get over a hangover."
23This Compact Hair Brush That Detangles, Minimizes Static, And Massages Your Scalp
With a vibrating design, loadstone magnetic therapy, and anti-static bristles, the TOUCHBeauty detangling hair brush helps to improve scalp circulation, revitalize skin cells, and untangle knots without pain. It also folds up for easy storage, the bristles slide out for simple cleaning, and it has a built-in mirror for on-the-go grooming. “Great little brush!” says one reviewer. “It feels so good and makes my hair look fuller.”
24This Nubbed Pad To Correct Your Posture And Work Out Sore Muscles
The Acupoint lower back stretcher massages and stimulates all those tight muscles with its curved design and countless acupressure nubs. It softly extends your lumbar and sacral area with its central spine-caressing center, and it’s made from comfortable yet durable foam that keeps you supported and pain-free.
25This Genius Card Game From The Makers Of Cyanide & Happiness
Hands down the greatest party game I've played since Cards Against Humanity, Joking Hazard comes from the creators of Cyanide & Happiness and made my stomach hurt from laughing. You and your friends create comics from the individual panels, and the funniest answer wins -- definitely not appropriate for kids, probably because it also comes with drinking game rules.
26This Natural Solution For Freshening Up Your Smelliest Places
The simplehuman Odorsorb filter is made with a sheet of charcoal, which is exceptionally absorbent to soak up unwanted scents and odors. The slim case is easy to attach underneath trash can lids, in cabinets, or even in the fridge, so all the smelliest places stay fresh, clean, and natural. It even comes with double-sided tape.
27This Portable Board So You Can Strengthen Your Abs Anywhere
Weighing only three pounds, but able to support up to 400, the Simply Fit Board is a portable and easy way to strengthen your abs, improve your balance, and tone your whole body. Simply stand on it and twist back and forth along with the included DVD. Amazon users are writing rave reviews like: “I am a big guy in the process of shrinking and this exercise is easy to do. I turn on the tv and twist for about 15 min a day. My only complaint is my pants are too big now.”
28These Quiet And Safe Fidget Toys
These Keep Calm fidget toys are great for both children and adults who have trouble with anxiety and focus. They're made from BPA-free plastic and have a stretchy mesh casing that you can bend and roll. Reviewers also love that they're quiet, bright, and effective.
29This Brush That Straightens Hair With Ease
This straightener brush combines the heat of an iron with the convenience of a brush, and it uses negatively charged ions to reduce static, frizz, and damage. It styles hair quickly due to the deep-penetrating bristles, heats up in under five minutes, and works especially well on thick, curly hair. This one also comes with a protective glove.
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