50 Cheap Things That Came Out Of Nowhere & Are Skyrocketing In Popularity On Amazon

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by Madison Barber
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With so many influencers out there on a plethora of content-sharing apps like Instagram and TikTok, it’s no wonder that products that have been sitting on the shelves for years suddenly gain rapid popularity. Sometimes, all it takes is one highly-viewed positive review of a product for it to sell out everywhere in just a couple of days.

Considering how many products exist on the virtual shelves of Amazon, the e-commerce site is a goldmine for potentially-viral products in any and every category. From beauty essentials, to accessory must-haves, to things that simply make your life easier, Amazon has truly everything you could ever need, including those beloved viral products that you see all over your social media feeds.

Lucky for you, we found 50 items on Amazon that everyone’s obsessed with, with tons of positive, five-star reviews to prove their worth. Whether you’re looking for waterproof eyeshadow, a stylish Carhartt beanie, or set of vaccine card protectors, we promise that you’ll love them just as much as everyone else does.

These Snack Bins That Have A 4.8-Star Rating On Amazon

Don’t let your endless supply of snacks in the pantry get out of hand, let these clear organizers do all the neatening up for you. This pack of four clear containers grant you easy access to all of your individually-packed snacks and keep slim bags from falling over. There’s even dividers included so they can stay upright and these bins are stackable to save you pantry space, which is why these compact bins have gained a 4.8-star rating on Amazon.

A 4-Pack Of Hair Claws That Give You An Updo In Seconds

It may be 2022, but the ‘90s are back, just take a look at these popular hair claws to see how. These vintage-inspired clips are non-slip and durable, and the soft teeth won’t hurt your locks or your scalp. Available in 15 differently colored packs of four, these are a fashion favorite with a 4.8-star rating on Amazon.

An Easy-To-Use Eyeshadow Stick That Truly Lasts All Day

With over 13,000 five-star reviews, this eyeshadow stick is one of those highly-reviewed makeup products that truly works for everyone. The highly-pigmented cream-to-powder eyeshadow goes on flawlessly, is totally waterproof, and has a smudger tool to perfect your look. Even better: it comes in tons of fabulous colors that let you experiment with many different styles.

This Sleek Alarm Clock That Doubles As A Makeup Mirror

Working as both a cool decor item and a useful makeup mirror, this alarm clock is a must for your room. With adjustable brightness levels, two USB ports, snooze capabilities, and a 6 1/2-inch mirrored display, this alarm clock will put all other traditional clocks to shame.

This Chic Jewelry Hanger That Doubles As Decor For Your Dresser

Keep your jewelry collection on display for everyone to see — and for you to have easy access when choosing your accessories for the day — with this hanging jewelry organizer. This pretty gold display lets you hang all of your necklaces, hoop earrings, and rings with ease, and even has a special platform at the bottom for pieces that can’t be hung. Functional and stylish, this organizer has a 4.8-star rating on

These Blue Light Glasses That Make You Look Cool On Zoom

Protect your eyes from fatigue after looking at screens all day with this best-selling two-pack of blue light glasses. These frames are surprisingly stylish, but beyond their modern appeal, they have transparent lenses that block harmful blue light from computers, TVs, cellphones, and other electronics. If you don’t believe that these work, look no further than the 60,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

These Best-Selling Hangers That Save Tons Of Closet Space

If you have tons of pants but are sick of how bulky then can be to store, these S-shaped hangers are for you. These space-saving hangers will keep your pants neatly hung and eliminate excess creases. Instead of using one hanger per pair, these clever hangers allow you to hang up to five pairs on just one hanger. Beyond pants, these hangers are great for towels, scarves, skirts, belts, and other clothing items. This is a no-brainer for cramped closet-havers.

This Slim Can Cooler That Keeps Your Seltzers Chilled

This best-selling Thermacooler can keep your hard seltzers, energy drinks, and other slim cans ice cold for up to 12 hours all without ruining your aesthetic thanks to the wide variety of pretty colors and styles. These are an Amazon favorite with over 12,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating overall.

These Dermaplaning Tools For Quick Shaves At Home

Dermaplaning can be useful if you have stray hairs or dead skin that bugs you, but it’s important to make sure you have good tools to do so. This highly-rated Schick Hydro Slik facial razor is perfect for shaving and exfoliating your face, and they even come with precision micro guards that protect your skin from potential damage as well as an attachment that help you shape your eyebrows.

A Trendy Fanny Pack That You’ll Want To Wear Everywhere

Finding the best bag to bring with you on-the-go can be a difficult task. If you prefer a hands-free option, this adidas fanny pack is a must-have for you, with a simple, two-zipper design, adjustable waistband, and ample room for storing your phone, keys, wallet, and face masks. This is a tried-and-true favorite with almost 9,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating on Amazon.

This Foot Peel Mask That Will Have Your Skin Feel Brand New

You’re going to be beyond impressed with the baby soft skin on your feet after using this foot peel mask. Each pouch is able to fit a foot up to a size 11 and a great for anyone needing to get rid of rough, calloused feet without having to do a ton of work. The different fruit extracts they’re made with help provide that kick of nourishment needed to rejuvenate your feet.

These Vacuum-Sealed Bags That Make Storage A Breeze

If you’re looking for ways to store your out-of-season clothes or old bedding, look no further than these vacuum-sealed storage bags. These magical, space-saving bags can reduce the volume of your stored items by 80%, making them the perfect option for tight closets, under-the-bed storage, or cramped linen closets.

A Temperature Controlled & Orthopedic Cushion That Will Do Wonders For Your Posture

This orthopedic seat cushion will make you wonder what took so long to invest in a product like this. The inside is made from a memory foam that cradles and pads your backside and help improve your posture. The outer material is an extremely breathable mesh that also keeps you from feeling too warm or getting uncomfortable after using it for hours on end.

These Adorable Eyeliner Pencils With Four Fun Colors

These needle nose tweezers are going to absolutely change the way you view every pair of beauty tools in the future. You get incredible precision from the super fine tips to easily get rid of unwanted or stray hairs. They’re also super handy in case you ever get a splinter and need to use something to help pry it from your skin.

A Carhartt Beanie That Has 101,000 Five-Star Reviews

Your head will feel warm, but you’ll feel cool as hell in this Carhartt beanie that comes in tons of different colors. Not only is this accessory a perfect add-on to any causal outfit, but it’s super soft and durable, making it a necessity for anyone needing to keep their head and ears toasty during chilly winter months. With 117,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating on Amazon, you know this is a winner.

A DIY Gel Manicure Kit That Will Give You Fab Nails For 3 Weeks

If you’re tired of spending money at the salon but don’t want to give up perfectly manicured hands, then this at-home nail kit is for you. This kit has everything you need for the perfect set of gel nails or tips, including UV/LED lamp, nail glue gel, and 500 coffin-style nail tips. The brand promises that results will last for three weeks.

A Set Of Organic Essential Oils That’s Perfect For Novices

If you’re looking for a way to get into the world of aromatherapy but don’t know where to start, this essential oil starter pack is the way to go. This pack of eight oils comes with popular scents, like peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender, all of which are in glass amber bottles that protect the oils from losing their natural scent and properties. For novices, this pack also comes with a handy dilution chart and booklet so you can use your oils properly.

A Multifunctional Food Chopper With A Comfort Grip

No need to whip out a hand mixer to shred meat, mash potatoes, or break up ground beef. This easy-to-use food masher and smasher can do the trick. This five-blade chopper chop, stir, and mash a variety of ingredients and allows you to scrape the side of the bowl as you mix your food. The handle is made to be comfortable to use, and this thing is heat resistant up to 450 degrees, all smart features that helped this amass over 25,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

A One-Step Cleanser To Streamline Your Skincare Routine

If your skin tends to be more oily, this Philosophy facial cleanser might be a good option for you. This one-step cleanser is free of parabens and works to deep clean your pores and clear up makeup buildup, all while gently hydrating and toning your skin. With the world of skincare so saturated these days, it can be virtually impossible to determine what sort of products will work for your skin, but you can trust the 4.8-star rating on this cleanser.

The Plush Slippers That Have 25,000 Five-Star Reviews

Give your cold feet some relief with these stylish and cozy memory foam slippers. Lined with faux fur, these machine washable house slippers will ensure your toes stay toasty all day long, and the memory foam design give your feet the support that most other slippers don’t provide. Even better? These come in 11 super chic colors.

A Makeup-Removing Micellar Water With Rave Reviews

If you have sensitive skin and are looking to ditch your makeup wipes, you absolutely need this Bioderma micellar water. Not only is this product beloved in Europe, but its non-sticky, gentle formula removes 99% of makeup without leaving a film on your skin like other micellar solutions. If you don’t believe me, believe the 23,000-plus five-star reviews and 4.7-star overall rating.

The Nourishing Shower Oil That Leaves Your Skin Silky-Smooth

Dry skin is a problem many endure especially during cold winter months, so hydrate your skin with this milky L'Occitane shower oil. It gently cleans and softens skin in the shower thanks to the grape seed oil and sweet almond oil, leaving you silky smooth and lightly smelling of almond.

These Cozy Ugg Socks That Come In Tons Of Cute Colors

Everyone needs a few pairs of cozy socks to get them through the winter, like these UGG crew socks that come in 16 different colors like subtle shades of blue, purple, and gray as well as bolder reds and violets. Wear these under boots or on their own around the house and experience the ultimate comfort that comes from these soft ribbed socks, which have earned a 4.8-star rating on Amazon.

A Stackable Bento Box That Has Plenty Of Room

This stackable bento box is suitable for adults and kids, and comes with one 2 cup compartment on the bottom and two 3/4 cup compartments on top, giving you plenty of space for lunch. It even comes with utensils, so you don’t need to use crummy plastic ones. Made with BPA-free, food safe material, this bento box is a best seller on Amazon and has over 17,000 five-star reviews.

A Sunscreen Lotion That Also Moisturizes

While it’s crucial to wear SPF every day, it can be hard to find a facial sunscreen that won’t clog your pores. This La Roche-Posay moisturizer and sunscreen combo lotion checks that box, but it also has SPF 30 in it, is oil-free, and fragrance free, so it’s great for sensitive skin types.

A Set Of Classic Wine Glasses That You Need In Your Home

Nothing says “I have my life together” like having this set of crystal wine glasses. This pack of four stemless glasses are an essential for any home, and prove incredibly useful when it’s your turn to host a dinner party or wine night. These classic glasses are also dishwasher safe, so you won’t have to stress about hand-washing them every time you want a little wine.

A Curling Wand With 10 Different Heat Settings

If you’re looking for a tool that will give you smooth, bouncy curls or waves, this Remington curling wand might be what you need. This wand has a conical barrel with a crushed-pearl infused ceramic coating that allows for even heating of your hair that damages your locks less than other curling wands. It even comes with a protective glove so you won’t have to worry about burning your hands in the styling process.

This Rice Cooker That Cooks Perfect Grains In 20 Minutes

If you’ve never been able to master cooking rice, you’re not alone, but this DASH rice cooker is here to help you out. Just add water and your uncooked rice to this machine, press a button, and it’ll do the rest in 20 minutes or less. In addition to rice, this useful machine can cook soups, oatmeal, other grains, and so much more — just check the accompanying recipe book to see all that you can do.

This Hyaluronic Acid Serum That Makes Your Skin Glow

Hydration is key for your skin, which is where this hyaluronic acid serum and moisturizer comes in handy. This serum is paraben-free, oil-free, alcohol-free, and fragrance-free but instead uses hyaluronic acid & volcanic water to hydrate and plump your skin. Use this on its own or combined with your regular facial moisturizer for those extra-dry days.

A Flashlight Beanie That Is So Useful

When you want to look stylish and have a little extra safety when you’re on-the-go at night, this beanie with a headlight will help you out. This beanie has a headlamp with three different brightness settings that can be recharged via USB and removed so you can wash the cap. It comes in 14 different colors, including neutral black and gray as well as fluorescent shades of yellow, orange, and green

A Knitted Throw Blanket That’s Unbelievably Soft

Throw blankets are a must-have around the house, and this knitted one is so soft and lightweight you can use it anywhere, be it on your favorite sofa, at the foot of your bed, or on a plane as you travel. This 100% acrylic blanket is durable enough to be washed and dried over and over again and is available in 25 different colors to suit your home’s aesthetic.

A 16-Piece Drawer Organizer Set To Keep Your Supplies Tidy

Whether your desk drawer is a nightmare of office supplies or your vanity drawers are full of so many cosmetics you can’t see the bottom anymore, you can organize them with this 16-piece container set. There are five different sizes, so you can mix and match the pieces to sort every small, medium, and large, cluttered drawer in your home.

This Sophisticated Watch That Suits Everyone’s Style

A watch is an ideal accessory to wear if you’re constantly on-the-go, and this classic Nine West watch is a great option from a trusted brand. There are several band and face finishes to choose from with this watch, including classic black and trendy rose gold, which will add a subtle, stylish touch to any outfit, no matter how casual or formal.

A Hair Brush That’s Infused With Softening Watermelon Oil

If you grew up hating putting a comb to your tangly, wet hair, there’s a chance you kept a Wet Brush on hand to make the job easier. This specific Wet Brush is infused with watermelon oil that’s meant to soften your strands with each brush through, and has special soft bristles that prevent split ends.

This Tea Tree Body Balm & Soap That Soothes Your Skin

Whether your skin is feeling irritated and itchy or you just want to treat you skin, you’ll love the way this tea tree oil balm soothes your skin. The medicated formula can treat issues that can affect skin ranging from eczema, athlete’s foot, and more. It’s also great for adding in much needed moisture that rejuvenates you skin to feel brand new.

A Set Of Suspenders That Are A Great Alternative To Using A Belt

Belts aren’t the only way to ensure your pants stay up securely around your waist. Take things to a whole different era with these classic suspenders. While they evoke a vintage vibe, you can easily bring them into the modern era and style them with a skirt and some boots, or under a blazer with some fashionable sneakers.

This Toy Cleaning Set That Teaches Kids How To Help Around The House

If you have a little one (or ones) at home, think about investing in this play housekeeping cleaning set so they can have fun learning how to do household chores. It comes with a broom, mop, duster, dust pan, and more. Help them gain confidence and knowledge in learning these new skills right along side you each week and get to spend quality time with them.

This Non-Toxic Dye To Give Your Clothes A Fresh Look

Looking for a new hobby? Try tie-dyeing with this non-toxic fabric dye from Rit. This 8-ounce bottle of dye comes in over 30 different hues, so the dyeing opportunities are endless. Not to mention this best-selling dye formula is non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free, so it’s safe to use for the whole family.

An Electric Toothbrush That Polishes Your Pearly Whites

After one use of this sleek, rechargeable toothbrush, you’ll never go back to regular old plastic brushes again. The bristles of this brush softly vibrate and gently clean your teeth, polishing your teeth instead of just brushing them. It even comes equipped with a timer, so you’re guaranteed to brush for the full two minutes.

A Spray Bottle That Is Incredibly Versatile

Whether you need a spray bottle for bringing life back to curly hair, spritzing your pans with oil, or cleaning your countertops, this continuous misting bottle is the one you should be using. This 5-ounce bottle comes empty, giving you the freedom to fill it with whatever liquid you need, and has a unique sustained fine mist that lasts 1.2 seconds.

These Warm Gloves That Let You Text Easily

Don’t risk getting frostbite just because you want to scroll through Twitter when you’re out and about, get these touchscreen gloves instead. These durable, cozy gloves are perfect for bracing the ice-cold elements, and three fingers on each hand have touchscreen tips, giving you the capability to use your smartphone while the gloves are still on. The non-slip grips on the palms also help ensure your phone stays securely in your hand.

A Set Of Pan Scrapers For Your Grill Or Cast-Iron Pan

If you struggle getting stubborn food scraps off of your grill or cast iron skillet, these handy pan scrapers will become your new best friends. These polycarbonate tools will help to safely dislodge any crusted-over food on your cookware, and they’re even dishwasher safe so you can use them again and again.

An Over-The-Door Shoe Shelf That Gives You Back Floor Space

If you’re still storing your shoes in a pile in your entryway or on your closet floor, consider a more effective storage solution. These over-the-door shoe shelves are the perfect way to keep up to 26 pairs of kicks neat without taking up precious floor space.

These Vaccine Card Protectors That Everyone Should Have

One of the last things you want damaged is your CDC vaccination card, which is why everyone should have one of these clear, plastic protectors around theirs to prevent any possible harm. This pack comes with five card holders with snap closures — keep one for yourself and give the other four to your family and friends.

A Wine Decanter That Doubles As A Pretty Centerpiece

If you want to look like you have your life even more together, add this elegant wine decanter to your table. The carafe shape lets the wine aerate in a way it can’t inside its original bottle, and the unique shape of this decanter makes it easy to pour. This is a necessity for entertainers and wine-lovers alike, as it will make your dinner table look ultra-sophisticated all while helping you get the best flavors out of your favorite vino.

This Makeup Removing Balm That Feels So Luxe

A great way to remove your makeup that doesn’t involve wasteful wipes is by using a cleansing balm like this one from JUNO & Co. This organic 10-ingredient product has a silky texture that cleanses makeup, dirt, and oil from your face, all while leaving your skin glowing and hydrated.

A Heat Protectant Spray That Keeps Your Locks Looking Healthy

If you’re constantly styling your hair with heat, it’s crucial that you don’t forget to protect your strands before putting the iron to them. This CHI thermal protection spray is the No. 1 selling heat protectant on Amazon due to its use of vitamin A, vitamin E, keratin, and silk proteins that keep your locks smooth and damage-free no matter how often you bring out the hot tools.

A Eyebrow Grooming Kit That Has Everything You Need

Keep your eyebrows in tip-top shape all of the time (without going to a salon) with this eight-piece grooming kit that comes with all of the essentials for perfect brows. This set comes with scissors, four different types of tweezers, an eyebrow razor, a brow pencil, and a brush all in a convenient carrying case, aka everything you need to keep your brows looking on-fleek 24/7.

These Small Storage Bins That Keep Clutter Organized

These small storage bins can truly be used in any space, from playrooms to closets to offices. Not only do these have a clear design, enabling you to see what’s in each and every bin, but they’re also stackable, ultimately maximizing your space no matter what’s inside or where you use these.

These Bamboo Makeup Remover Cloths That Are Reusable

If you’re constantly using single-use makeup wipes and cotton pads, consider switching to these environmentally-friendly makeup remover cloths. These reusable cloths require nothing but water and a little bit of soap to remove a whole day or night’s worth of makeup, and they’re designed with a soft fabric that won’t irritate your skin.

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