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50 Cool Things That Seem Expensive But Are Cheap As Hell On Amazon

Silky satin pillowcases, waterproof electric razors — all under $50.

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While treating yourself to a splurge-worthy item you’ve been eyeing may sound enticing, it’s not always the most practical choice. So, save your money and consider browsing Amazon for affordable alternatives instead. Fortunately, there are dozens of cool things that seem expensive but are cheap as hell on Amazon.

To help you narrow down your shopping list, I’ve found 50 of the coolest products on Amazon that look expensive — but simply aren’t. Keep reading to find some inventive, handy gems that will enhance your day to day.

This Plush Pillow With Removable Filling To Keep You Cool & Comfy

Unlike your traditional pillow, this Dream Rite pillow features hypoallergenic foam filling that you can easily remove depending on if you prefer a softer or firmer feel. The pillowcase is made with a blend of viscose rayon and polyester for added breathability and to help keep you cool. One reviewer described it as “the most comfortable pillow I have ever tried.”

A Set Of Super-Soft Bed Sheets With 225,000-Plus Ratings

Treat yourself to a set of ultra-comfy sheets with this brushed microfiber set, which has garnered over 225,000 Amazon ratings. They’re made with a material that resists fading, stains, and wrinkles. Meanwhile, reviewers love how soft and comfortable the sheets are. Choose from six sizes (ranging from twin to split king, including extra-deep and extra-long varieties) and 42 colors and patterns.

This Set Of Floor Mats That Are Comfortable To Stand On

These cushioned, nonslip kitchen floor mats come in sets of two and offer comfortable support as you cook and clean. They’re made of a durable PVC that can be easily cleaned using a wipe or vacuum. One reviewer raved, “I love how thick and comfortable these mats are to stand on. They are also very easy to clean.” Choose from five colors.

This Pair Of Smooth Satin Pillowcases That Look & Feel Luxe

These satin pillowcases — which come in four sizes and 18 colors — are a great alternative to rougher fabrics, since they can help prevent hair breakage. One reviewer described, “Feels nice to lay on and keeps my hair from getting too frizzy or messy overnight.” Additionally, the soft material is wrinkle-resistant and machine-washable.

This Waterproof Protector For Your Mattress

This waterproof mattress protector protects your bed against stains and liquids and can fit mattresses up to 21 inches thick. Its soft terry cloth material is machine-washable, hypoallergenic, and, most importantly, comfortable. One reviewer wrote: “This product is amazing! It is extremely soft and fits perfectly on the mattress.” It’s available in eight sizes to fit mattresses ranging from crib to California king.

This Bidet Attachment To Upgrade Your Toilet

Use this bidet toilet attachment to instantly upgrade your bathroom. It features an adjustable spray nozzle to control the water pressure. Reviewers especially love how easy it is to install and how well the attachment works, especially given its affordable price tag. “Easy installation, and works perfectly!” wrote one fan. “For the price this thing is immaculate!”

A Compact Humidifier With Multiple Speed Settings

Though small in size, this cool mist humidifier works powerfully — and quietly — throughout the day or night. According to the manufacturer, it offers up to nine hours of continuous misting. Switch between speed settings using the adjustable dial. “Works great, extremely quiet and fits great into a small space,” wrote one reviewer.

This Flat Iron With Tourmaline Ceramic Plates

This flat iron heats up in just 90 seconds and features tourmaline ceramic plates that help minimize frizz and leave hair feeling shiny. It also has 10 adjustable temperature settings ranging between 265 and 445 degrees Fahrenheit — plus an LED display and 360-degree swivel cord for ease of use. And if you typically freak out about leaving yours on, the one-hour automatic shut-off will give you peace of mind. According to the manufacturer, it’s suitable for use on all hair types.

This Motion-Sensor Night Light For Under Your Bed

If you’ve ever gotten up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, grab a snack, or fill up a drink, you know the struggle of fumbling through the darkness in an attempt to make your way back to bed. Stick this motion-activated night light under your bed to keep stubbed toes to a minimum. It also features an automatic shut-off timer so you can just get in bed and fall back to sleep.

These V-Shaped Wondes That Prevent Your Rug Corners Curling

Avoid tripping hazards caused by curly rugs. These rug grippers feature "V"-shaped pieces that adhere to the bottom of the rug corner, preventing it from curling and helping protect wood floors. The weatherproof adhesive works both indoors and outdoors, making it suitable for all types of rugs and surfaces.

An Indoor Security Camera With A Built-In Speaker & Microphone

If you’ve wanted a home security camera but put it off due to budget, turn to this wansview camera. The camera, which connects to Wi-Fi and can be controlled via the wansview cloud smartphone app or Amazon Alexa, comes complete with built-in two-way audio, so you can easily communicate with other members of your household. It also has built-in motion detection technology and night vision.

A Bluetooth Adapter For Cars & Home Stereo Systems

No Bluetooth? No problem. This Bluetooth adapter receiver was specifically designed for car and home stereo systems that lack Bluetooth connectivity — so you can (finally) ditch some of those cords. With this handy little product, you won't have to stock up on or carry extra dongles for the car — or ever get stuck listening to radio stations you don’t love.

This Fan-Favorite Device For Streaming TV & Movies

The Amazon Fire TV Stick Light has racked up more than 150,000 ratings (and counting), and allows you to stream your favorite shows and movies in high-definition. Don’t feel like manually scrolling through different streaming services to find your favorite show? Simply ask Alexa to pull it up for you. One reviewer described, “I love the voice control. It’s a must nowadays. Highly recommend!”

A Travel Jewelry Box With Sneaky Necklace Storage

This lightweight and velvet travel jewelry box has the sneakiest spot for your necklaces behind the mirror. It’s complete zero-tangle holders to hang them on. Plus, the mirror stops them from getting stuck in your other jewelry. Meanwhile, your rings, earrings, and bracelets also have plenty of space.

This Stainless Steel Tumbler That’s Completely Leakproof

Not only is this tumbler made from rust-resistant stainless steel, but its double-wall vacuum insulation can also help keep cold drinks chilled for up to 12 hours, while hot drinks stay toasty for up to six. The lid is also leakproof, helping prevent spills in your bag — and its slim body makes it easy to hold with one hand.

This Farmhouse-Chic Bread Bin That Adds Style To Your Kitchen

Unlike floral printed or vintage-style options, this cute, farmhouse-chic bread box won’t clash with your stove — it adds just the right amount of personality to any decor, without overwhelming it. Made of powder-coated stainless steel, it’s big enough to fit two large bread loaves (or other baked goods), and it allows enough airflow to prevent mold. Though it looks like something you’d get at a quaint boutique, it costs just $30 on Amazon.

This Showerhead That Helps Filter Heavy Metals

This handheld shower head features a powerful 15-stage filtration system designed to remove chlorine, heavy metals, and harmful substances from your water. With high pressure and water-saving capabilities, it offers three spray modes for a personalized shower experience. It’s easy to assemble so that you can enjoy a rejuvenating, filtered shower in no time.

These Remote Control-Operated LED Lights For Your TV

Take your streaming obsession to the next level by decorating your TV with these easy-to-install precut LED lights. Use the included remote control to switch between 16 colors and four lighting modes. “The colors look so cool, and it’s a great value for the price,” wrote one reviewer.

A Sugar Dispenser That Gives You Precise Control

If you’re a diehard coffee-with-sugar kind of person, you will love this glass sugar dispenser that allows you to control just how much sweetness you want by using a handy thumb trigger (no extra spoons required!). The jar is easy to refill and features a tight seal to keep sugar fresh. It’ll look great on any countertop and can even be used to dispense honey as well.

This Chic Set Of Pitchers That Fancy Up Any Table

Add a touch of sophistication to your serve wear with these glass pitchers. They come two to a package, and feature a narrow neck that’s easy to grab and pour from. Whether it’s for your morning orange juice or batched cocktails at a party, you’ll appreciate the plastic lids they come with, too.

The Teapot That Lets You Brew Your Tea Directly Inside

This striking transparent teapot is made of glass and a stainless steel. Even though it looks delicate, it’s safe to use on the stovetop, microwave, and even the dishwasher. Simply insert your loose leaf tea into the center infusion chamber and you’ll have beautifully brewed tea in no time.

This Sleep Mask With Built-In Bluetooth Headphones

This Bluetooth-enabled sleep mask — which is designed to block out light for a better sleep — is equipped with built-in headphones that offer over 10 hours of playing time, making it easy to listen to your favorite tunes as you drift off to sleep. Reviewers have raved about how comfortable the mask is, as well as how incredible the sound quality is. One fan wrote: “This is the best sleep mask I’ve ever used. The sound is perfect with awesome volume control and it’s actually comfortable enough to sleep in.” A USB charging cable and storage pouch are also included.

An LED Puck Light That’s Easy To Install

Kitchens, closets, workbenches — these LED puck lights can help brighten up all sorts of dark spaces in your home. Each order comes with screws as well as double-sided adhesive, making installation a total breeze. Plus, each one only requires three AA batteries (which are not included) in order to produce hours’ worth of light.

A Duster Designed For Cleaning Ceiling Fans & Other Hard-To-Reach Places

This extendable duster makes cleaning hard-to-reach places a breeze. Its extendable pole reaches up to 47 inches, allowing you to dust ceiling fans and high spots without needing to balance precariously on chairs or ladders. The large microfiber head helps trap dust and allergens and is washable and reusable for convenience. It’s safe to use on various surfaces, including electronics.

This hydrating serum that’s chock-full of nourishing snail mucin

Complexion feeling a little dry? Try incorporating this hydrating serum into your skincare routine. It contains 97% snail mucin, which can help hydrate skin without leaving your face feeling wet or greasy. Vitamin E and B5 also work to help brighten skin — and since it’s non-comedogenic, there’s no need to worry about it clogging pores.

An Exfoliating Peel That Leaves Feet Oh-So Smooth

Dry, flaking feet are no match for this foot peel. Simply let your feet soak in it for about an hour, then sit back and watch as that outer layer of skin gradually peels away over the net two weeks. The booties are large enough to fit up to a men’s size 11 — and many reviewers raved about how it “really works.”

An Aerator That Elevates The Flavors Of Your Wine

With its elegant design and durable construction, this wine aerator is a must-have for wine enthusiasts. It works to enhance the aroma and flavor of any wine by infusing the perfect amount of oxygen using the Bernoulli effect. Its tapered rubber base helps prevents spills, while the elongated spout ensures a smooth pour.

This Pet Hair Remover With Over 100,000 Five-Star Ratings

Say goodbye to unwanted hair on your furniture with this pet hair remover. This reusable roller requires no adhesives or batteries — just roll it back and forth to pick up embedded hair from sofas, beds, carpets, and more. When you're finished, press the button to open and empty the chamber. It's the purr-fect solution for easy and effective hair removal.

A Throw Blanket Made From Soft, Cozy Fleece

Soft, cozy, and colorful — this throw blanket hits all the right notes. It’s made from breathable fleece, helping keep you warm on chilly nights without leaving you sweating if temperatures decide to rise. And if you aren’t into yellow? You also have the choice of 22 other colors, as well as four sizes.

This Wireless Doorbell With 52 Sounds To Choose From

This waterproof wireless doorbell has a built-in stereo speaker, which offers 52 sounds and five adjustable volume levels. It’s battery-powered, and the battery can last up to three years. To install the doorbell, either use double-sided tape (included) or screws (also included). “Very easy to install and works amazing!” wrote one reviewer.

A Pack Of Citronella Incense Sticks That Repel Mosquitos

To enjoy the outdoors without being bombarded by bugs, light a few of these mosquito-repelling sticks that are made with insect-deterring citronella, lemongrass, and rosemary oils. Each one provides about 2.5 hours of protection, and is surprisingly effective, with one fan writing, “I decided to try this as an alternative to bug sprays and I haven't got bit by a mosquito yet.”

This Callus-Removing Gel For Your At-Home Pedicures

Remove tough skin on your feet with this professional-strength callus-removing gel. After soaking your feet, apply the gel and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Then, rinse the gel off and use a pumice stone to exfoliate away dry and dead skin. One reviewer wrote, “Been using it over a year and my feet are nicer after using this than after a pedicure.”

These Colorful Vanity String Lights To Level Up Your Mirror Selfie Game

Take your mirror to the next level — and enhance your mirror selfie game — with these LED string lights. Featuring 36 different lighting options, the lights can be turned on or off with the touch of a button. One reviewer described, “I'm in love! I have been looking for the perfect glare for the mirror. That gave me that luxurious and expensive appearance, but not the high price.”

A 3-Pack Of Cute Rustic-Looking Wall Shelves

It’s time to use up that empty wall space you’ve been meaning to decorate. These floating wall shelves are super cute and perfect for displaying your favorite accessories — such as houseplants, books, and other knickknacks — for all to see. Plus, their rustic-looking wooden design is perfectly on-trend. Choose from seven shelf colors.

A Bento Lunch Box That Comes With 2 Containers

Feel free to feast midday with this bento lunch box that comes with two large-capacity containers complete with an airtight bamboo lid that can double as a cutting board. Built-in dividers help you keep food separate and a small sauce container is included for salads and more. One real perk is that this bento box can go right from the freezer to the microwave to the dishwasher, making preparing, eating, and cleaning a breeze.

This Pair Of Solar-Powered Security Lights

Protect your property from potential intruders with these solar-powered security lights, which automatically turn on when motion is detected. They’re made with durable materials that are waterproof, weather-resistant, and heatproof. Reviews have appreciated how bright they are — one reviewer attested, “Lights up the area so well! Very impressive!” Users can choose from three lighting modes.

A Purple Hair Mask That Restores Blonde Shades To Their Former Glory

If your blonde locks have begun to lose their luster, grab this purple hair mask asap and restore them to their former brilliance. It neutralizes brassiness with its purple-violet shade and includes hydrating ingredients such as coconut and marula oil to add conditioning. As a bonus, the formula is vegan and cruelty-free, being made without many toxic ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and formaldehyde.

These Makeup Brushes That Cover All The Bases

Whether you want to blend contour or dab your lids with eyeshadow, this set of makeup brushes covers all the bases. The synthetic bristles are packed together tightly, helping them hold onto powder so that it doesn’t shake off onto your cheeks. Each order also includes a bottle of cleanser for when the bristles need a good wash.

These Sturdy Bookends Made From Sparkling Geodes

Whether you’re decorating shelves or need something to hold your books up, these bookends are worth a look. They’re made from sparkling geodes, which means no two orders are alike — so you can rest assured that the pair you receive are unique to you. Choose from four colors: teal, black, natural, or pink.

A Pack Of Vacuum Storage Bags Perfect For Storing Seasonal Items

If large and heavy seasonal items are taking up too much closet space, these budget-friendly vacuum storage bags will make all the difference. They work with any standard vacuum which attaches to a triple-seal turbo valve to remove all air while a double-zip seal keeps things additionally airtight. Clothing and bedding will be protected from dust and mildew while taking up a minimum of space.

This Portable Door Lock For An Extra Sense Of Security

Use this portable door lock, which can be temporarily installed on any door that opens inward, anytime you want a greater sense of security. According to the manufacturer, its stainless steel construction is sturdy and secure, and one reviewer described, “it really bolts the one will be getting in unless they have the jaws of life.”

A Magnetic Screen Door To Keep Bugs Out

This popular magnetic screen door is great for keeping bugs and dirt out of your home while entertaining or enjoying some fresh air. The screen features a magnetic strip in the middle that opens easily and closes automatically, and it’s super-easy to install on the frame of your door with the included hook and loop strips or tacks.

A UV Flashlight To Tackle Unwanted Stains

This battery-powered UV flashlight helps you spot hard-to-find stains and spills, such as pet urine or food remnants. Reviewers expressed appreciation for how bright the light is — especially given its compact design. “You can see literally everything,” wrote one impressed reviewer. (For better or for worse.)

These Hangers That Help Keep Clothes From Slipping Off

Tired of clothes falling off your hangers? These ones are coated with soft polyester-velvet, providing extra friction to help keep your clothes safely in place. Their slim profile also takes up less space on your closet rod — and each one can even hold up to 10 pounds.

An Inflatable Lounger That Comes In 16 Colors & Patterns

This inflatable outdoor lounger comes in 16 colors and patterns, and it features a built-in headrest for added comfort. It’s equipped with two mesh pockets and a bottle holder. One reviewer described it as “very comfortable,” adding, “Easy to inflate. Pocket was very convenient.” It also comes with a convenient carrying bag for easy storage, along with a stake and bottle opener.

This Handheld Steamer That Makes De-Wrinkling Easy

Great for traveling and at-home use, this handheld steamer makes it easy to remove wrinkles from clothes, curtains, and sheets. An ample water tank provides continuous steam for up to 15 minutes, and it’s safe to use on many fabrics, including chiffon, silk, and linen. One fan even wrote: “This clothes steamer is like a magic wand for your wardrobe.”

Under Eye Patches Made Of 24 Karat Gold

Take self-care to new heights but without the usual price tag by using these under eye patches made of actual 24 karat gold. Pop them on for 20 minutes at a time as additional ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and collagen help to hydrate and smooth skin. And if you think true luxury has to cost a fortune, think again as these patches clock in at less than $20 for a healthy pack of 15.

This All-In-One Slicer, Chopper, & Cutter For Your Kitchen

Quickly dice, chop, and slice your favorite veggies with this all-in-one kitchen tool that comes with a collection of chopping plates — like a thin slicer for homemade potato chips and a chopping insert for epic salsas. The cutting tool sits atop a handy container, and the set is made of food-safe stainless steel and BPA-free plastic.

Styles: 3

This Fluffy Rug That Feels Like Velvet

Add a touch of luxury to your home with this fluffy area rug. Made from non-toxic and hypoallergenic polyester, it won’t irritate your skin. Plus, it stays firmly in place due to the PVC dots on the underside that grip your floors. Snag it one of several vibrant hues.

  • Available colors: 9
A Set Of Cutting Boards That Can Help Prevent Messes

Since these cutting boards feature grooves all around their edges, you’re much less likely to wind up with a drippy mess when slicing meat or juicy fruit. The set of three is safe to clean in the dishwasher, as they won’t splinter, crack, or peel like wooden boards — and their nonslip handles help you keep a firm grip when carrying.

Colors: 6

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