46 Genius Things On Amazon Under $25 That You Won't Be Able To Resist Buying

By Shayna Murphy

I buy a lot of stuff online. From moisturizer to multi-functional cooking tools that do everything but clean up the messes I make, I'm always down to try out some new invention that could end up making my life easier. But here’s a secret of mine: most of the genius products on Amazon that I find the most life-changing are just around $20.

It might sound impossible — especially if you're not a dedicated bargain hunter like yours truly — but Amazon really is a treasure trove of cheap but surprisingly useful products that are actually pretty life-altering. Once you start really poking around the site, chances are you'll be amazed by the kind of things you can find that you never even knew existed.

Think about it: where else could you possibly find a set of bendable bamboo cutting sheets and gel patches made from snail extract that'll leave your skin feeling slimy but totally nourished? Not to mention, you can grab all these products at the same time, in under 10 minutes, and get them shipped to your house in just two days without spending a small fortune in the process. Here are some of the coolest products trending right now on Amazon that you can't afford to pass up.

Entertainment — 46 Genius Things On Amazon Under $25 That You Won't Be Able To Resist Buying
by Shayna Murphy

1. These Gold & Snail Extract Gel Patches That'll Make Your Eyes Feel Amazing

Petitfee Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch, $11 (60 Pack), Amazon

Whether you want to firm up the skin around your eyes or just give your skin a little boost, these gel patches are a kickstart in the right direction. The reason? They're made with gold and snail slime extract, which penetrates skin to leave you with a radiant complexion. Because of how slippery this gel is, users recommend laying down after application and for about 30 minutes afterward, but the wait is worth it. One reviewer writes: "I absolutely love this for my under eyes. I use this either to treat myself or when I spend late nights studying and have dark circles or bag under my eyes..This hydrates my skin and makes the darks circles and puffiness go away."


2. This Essential Oil Diffuser That's Super Cheap & Easy To Travel With

GREEVOO Essential Oil Diffuser, $13, Amazon

This cheap but really powerful essential oil diffuser is a terrific option for anyone who wants to experience the soothing, air-purifying benefits of one. Portable and rechargeable via USB, it's elegantly designed with a diamond-like shape and small enough to fit on your desk or side table. This diffuser is also equipped with auto shut-off, is whisper-quiet, and has a misting option that'll help add great ambiance to any room.


3. This Storage Container That'll Keep Guac Fresher, Longer

Casabella Guac-Lock Container, $19, Amazon

Love making your own guacamole but hate how it never seems to keep fresh? This special storage container is perfect for guac after it has been made because the lid locks, which presses all the air out of the container and helps prevent browning. Made from BPA-free plastic, this container is shatterproof and odor-resistant, and can also be used for storing all other kinds of dips to prolong their flavor.


4. This Konjac Sponge That's Gentle On Dry Skin Types

MY Konjac Sponge French Red Clay Sponge, $10, Amazon

Konjac sponges are super popular right now, but what makes this sponge a must-have is that it's made with French red clay, which is known for its nourishing power. Hypoallergenic and gentle on dry skin so it won't lead to irritation, this sponge exfoliates and removes impurities while simultaneously improving skin's elasticity. This sponge also works very well for those with eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis by helping reduce redness.


5. This Ice Roller That Helps Tighten Pores & Soothe Tired Skin

ESARORA Ice Roller, $12, Amazon

In need of relief from tired, sore, and aching muscles, or even from migraines? This ice roller can provide immediate relief because it helps shrink pores and strengthen collagen fibers in skin. It will also calm skin from irritation, wake it up, or even help rid you of a headache. Use this roller over your eyes, temples, or other problem spots on your body for soothing comfort that'll help you feel more rejuvenated than ever.


6. This Magnetic Tripod That Works On Virtually Any Surface

GorillaPod Tripod, $17, Amazon

For the perfect shot at any angle, this flexible and magnetic tripod can majorly improve your photos. Equipped with rubberized foot grips that offer stability on almost any surface — and attach to them magnetically — this tripod can accommodate a range of environments. Because the joints on this tripod secure it to cameras and allow it to stay in place, it can also safely be used to prop up devices, and is lightweight enough to travel with easily.


7. This Unique Juicer That's Shaped Just Like A Watering Can

Peleg Design Lemoniere Original Watering Can-Shaped Juicer, $15, Amazon

Add a little citrus into your drinks or cooking with this innovative juicer, which is shaped like a watering can. To use this one-of-a-kind tool, just squeeze a cut citrus fruit into the point on top of the lid, then twist and turn it downward. All the juice will pour into the can, and come out via the spout, making it a low-stress way to get fresh juice any time you want. It also holds up to 8 ounces and is made with ultra-durable plastic, so don't be surprised if this utensil becomes a kitchen must.


8. This Wearable Acupressure Device That Provides Natural Relief From Aches & Pains

Aculief Wearable Acupressure, $20, Amazon

If you're struggling with headaches and need some tension relief, this wearable device could be just the thing you're looking for. It delivers pressure to the L14 acupressure point, which is one of the most integral points in the body. By applying controlled pressure to this area, you may be able to experience greater relaxation and loss of tension, as well as a boost to your body's natural energy levels. Designed as a one-size-fits-all option, this wearable acupressure tool is also great for those who are always on the go.


9. These Super-Convenient Dental Wipes That Help Keep Stains At Bay

White Wipes, $7 (Box of 12 Wipes), Amazon

You can love coffee and red wine while still hating the effect that both beverages can have on teeth. Luckily, with these travel wipes, you can get rid of stains and prevent others from forming no matter where you go. Formulated to help brighten up your smile immediately after a cup of coffee, glass of vino, or can of soda, these wipes also have a peppermint flavor to help freshen breath.


10. These Vegan Bath Bombs That'll Really Help You Unwind

Vegan Bath Bombs Kit, $18 (Set of 8), Amazon

This bath bombs in this gift set are vegan and offer the same relaxing, aromatic qualities as other bath bombs, but at a fraction of the cost. Each bomb has its own blend of essential oils, clay, and shea butter, which can leave skin feeling super hydrated. Another reason to love these fizzy wonders? They fizz out in a beautiful range of colors that'll make your bathwater pop in amazing ways.


11. This Mineral Soak That Helps Repair Damaged Skin

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Dead Sea Salt Mineral Soak, $13, Amazon

For skin that's rough and irritated, this mineral soak can provide much-needed relief. Formulated to help regenerate skin cells, it works to repair damaged skin and lock moisture inside skin, where it belongs. Made with Dead Sea salt and scented with coconut and hibiscus, this soak also feels great on aching areas, so if you're struggling with soreness or muscle tension, you'll definitely want to give it a try.


12. This Facial Mask That Peels Off To Reveal Radiant Skin

LuckyFine Peel Off Facial Mask, $13, Amazon

Blackheads, whiteheads, you name it — this peeling facial mask can make all these totally common but annoying skin problems disappear. Made with aloe vera extract, this mask soothes troubled skin as it moisturizes, ensuring that skin feels tighter and silky-soft after every use. When used two to three times a week, this mask may also help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and make excess oil disappear.


13. This Adjustable Pillow That Makes It Comfier To Snooze On Trips

Dot & Dot Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow, $19, Amazon

Catching a few winks on a big trip will be a lot easier to do with this memory foam travel pillow at your disposal. It's more than just a neck pillow because it's totally convertible, meaning you can use it to support your shoulder, spine, or head during naps. Because the memory foam contours to fit almost any shape, this pillow can also provide personalized support and pain relief, and comes with a machine-washable cotton cover, so it's easy to clean between trips.


14. This TSA-Approved Travel Set For All Your Toiletry Needs

KAIROS-GO Ultimate Travel Toiletry Bottles Set, $18 (6 Pieces), Amazon

Make traveling less stressful with this toiletry set, which comes with four 3-ounce bottles, plus a pill, jar and toothbrush holder — all of which are TSA-approved. From shampoo and conditioner to lotions, whatever you need to bring along for your trip will stay safe and mess-free in these lightweight, squeezable containers. The bottles are leak-proof and are all different colors, so you'll know exactly what's in them.


15. This Facial Cleansing Brush That Gently Scrubs And Exfoliates Skin

ETEREAUTY 4-in-1 Facial Cleansing Brush Set, $18, Amazon

Treat your skin to a total cleansing experience with this four-in-one brush, which comes with a variety of different brushes that'll massage and exfoliate skin. It comes with a silicone brush that's ideal for sensitive skin, a soft brush for general cleaning, a pumice head for feet, and a deep exfoliating brush. Because this brush is equipped with a two-speed motor unit, it can penetrate skin better than a manual brush or cloth, and since it's fully waterproof, it makes a great companion in the shower.


16. This Solid Bamboo Charging Station That Keeps Devices Organized

Lipper International Charging Station, $14, Amazon

Smartphones and their charging cords can really create an eyesore on surfaces and add to tabletop clutter in a major way, but with this solid bamboo charging station, you can finally organize them in one place. This comes with three separate dividers and an upper tray for additional storage, and cords tuck in neatly underneath, so they're always out of sight.


17. This Stimulating Shampoo Brush That'll Give Your Scalp A Much-Needed Massage

Vitagoods Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush, $16, Amazon

The gentle vibrations coming from this battery-operated shampoo brush will leave your scalp feeling incredible and give you a whole new reason to jump in the shower. Water-resistant and available in a range of colors, this massage brush lightly exfoliates the scalp, which helps keep dandruff in check and boosts hair growth and rejuvenation.


18. These Ultra-Cute Reusable Bags That Eco-Conscious Shoppers Will Love

Flyou Mesh Cotton Bags, $11 (2 Pack), Amazon

These reusable mesh cotton bags are a great alternative to plastic bags when shopping. Machine-washable and made from lightweight but durable cotton fabric, these bags can really take a beating, and offer a dependable, green alternative. Great for transporting everything from fruit and veggies to a picnic lunch, these bags are an affordable, eco-friendly investment you'll definitely want to consider.


19. This Rolling Knife That Helps Take Pressure Off Sore Wrists

Circular Rolling Knife, $12, Amazon

Whether you're trying to slice up a pizza or make certain veggies easier to dice up, this ergonomically-designed round knife helps take pressure off the wrist, which makes it great for those dealing with sprains or carpal tunnel (or who just want to cut things with ease). Made of Japanese stainless steel, this sharp blade cuts through a variety of foods with minimal force, which means it can also save you time on prep work when you're cooking.


20. This Non-Slip Yoga Towel That'll Extend The Life Of Your Mat

Youphoria Yoga Towel, $18, Amazon

When you're working up a sweat during yoga, the last thing you want is to be distracted by a mat that keeps slipping and sliding. With this yoga mat towel, which is made from soft and ultra-absorbent microfiber, your mat will keep its steady grip, giving you one less reason to lose your focus or balance. These towels also add a hygienic layer between you and your mat, so you can prolong its life and become less likely to be exposed to bacteria.


21. This Makeup Brush For Flawless, Streak-Free Foundation

Fiery Youth Foundation Makeup Brush, $9, Amazon

This foundation brush comes with an innovative angled design and a little hole in the middle to hold the foundation, which evenly distributes product, helps get into corners and ridges, and delivers an airbrush effect. Blend your foundation with this brush using its gradient, ice-blue bristles, and you'll be amazed at how smooth the finish ends up being. Because these bristles are really soft, this brush is good for all skin types and less prone to breakage than natural bristles.


22. This Adult Party Game That'll Really Get People Talking

Fk. The Game, $18, Amazon

With this ridiculous game, you can finally cuss out your buddies, but in a way that'll get them laughing. This game, which was crowdfunded on Kickstarter back in 2015, comes with 60 playing cards, so it's great for parties. And because the cards are travel-sized, this game is also great to take along for retreats and other get-togethers as the ultimate icebreaker.


23. This Weekly Planner That'll Help You Smash Your Goals

MyPlans Undated Weekly Planner, $18, Amazon

Looking for an organizational aid that'll help you better manage your time and energy? This weekly planner maps out the entire year and allows you to break down your goals week by week, so no time ever goes to waste. Functionally designed to include monthly and weekly sections — plus pages for passwords, contacts, dates, and blank notes — this undated calendar has it all. Made of imitation leather and extra-thick paper, this planner can help you tackle every project, piece by piece.


24. This Foot Massager That Gives Tired Feet A Reason To Rest Easy

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller, $19, Amazon

Looking to give acupressure and reflexology a try? With this dual foot massager, you can do so in the comfort of your own home. Best of all, you'll be able to get quick relief from foot discomfort stemming from plantar fasciitis or general heel, foot, and arch stress. Portable and good for feet of all sizes, this roller works by stimulating blood flow to the feet, which can help trigger your body's natural healing responses and bring immediate results.


25. These Affirmation Cards For When You Need A Little Pick-Me-Up

Knock Knock Affirmators! 50 Affirmation Cards to Help You Help Yourself, $13, Amazon

When life has you feeling blue, this 50-pack of affirmation cards delivers the pick-me-up you need to turn it all around. Created and written by Suzi Barrett and published by Knock Knock, this pack of smile-inducing cards delivers the perfect pick-me-up for anyone struggling to find focus, motivation, or just plain excitement over the day to come. With these cards, you can start building the confidence you need to tackle each day with optimism and a good outlook.


26. This Sleep-Inducing Oil That Works Great In Your Favorite Diffuser

Good Sleep Essential Oil, $9, Amazon

If you're struggling with insomnia and find yourself wishing you could get a little more shut-eye, this essential oil could be just what you've been needing. This pure essential oil releases a light but noticeable smell and helps facilitate those zzz's. Amazon users rave that it works especially well when used in a diffuser. "I use this blend at night in my room in the diffuser," commented one reviewer. "It is a light scent but boy do you sleep well with this going ..."


27. This Comfy Pair Of Pajama Pants That You'll Want To Wear Everywhere

Amazon Essentials 100% Cotton Pajama Pant (S-XL), $14, Amazon

These straight-leg lounge pants are made from 100 percent breathable cotton and have a drawstring waist, so they're the perfect option for a day in watching television or a quick run to the grocery store. They're also comfortable without being heavy, and the fabric won't make you sweat or itch. One reviewer raves: "The material is thin enough to be drapey and soft, but thick enough to be warm. I liked these pants so much I quickly ordered a second pair."


28. These Bamboo Cutting Sheets That Reduce Clean-Up Time

Bamboo Cutting Sheets, $13 (Six Pack), Amazon

These bendable bamboo cutting sheets are the ultimate in convenience, especially if you're only used to one solid board and often stressed about cross-contamination. This pack of six bendable boards delivers peace of mind, and because the boards are made from renewable and biodegradable bamboo, you don't have to feel guilty when you dispose of them. Another perk? They're hearty enough that you won't slice through them, ever.


29. This Diffuser That Helps Bring Out The Best In Your Curly Mane

The Curly Co. Collapsible Hair Diffuser, $13, Amazon

Got curly hair? If so, it's a really good idea to grab a diffuser like this one from The Curly Co. Diffusers help reduce frizz and allow curly hair to maintain its natural, incredible texture without getting too overwhelmed by extra poof. One of the great added perks of this diffuser is that it's totally collapsible, meaning you can take it with you easily on the road or when you're traveling in general. It also fits most hair dryers, so you won't have to worry about adaptability.


30. This Container That Helps You Store Your Herbs & Locks In Great Taste

Prepara Herb Saver, $10, Amazon

Growing an herb garden is one thing — keeping all those herbs fresh so you can continue adding delicious flavor to your meals is another. Thankfully, with this container, you can preserve the lifespan of your herbs so they're usable for even longer. It comes with a refillable reservoir and removable cap, and fits in all standard fridge doors. This container is also dishwasher safe and BPA-free, so it's built to last.


31. This Microfiber Towel That'll Help Hair Stay Frizz-Free

Royelle Hair Towel, $18, Amazon

Plush and super soft to the touch, this hair towel is made with microfiber that absorbs moisture better than a typical cotton towel. This helps reduce drying time in the process and is gentle on hair, which enhances curls and reduces breakage. Because this towel is so effective at drying hair on its own, you can use it in place of a hair dryer, which means you're less likely to experience heat damage stemming from overuse.


32. This Weird AF Microwave Cleaner That Really Works

Angry Mama Microwave Kitchen Gadget, $8, Amazon

Most of us move out on our own to avoid nagging parents, but with this bizarre but brilliant kitchen gadget, you'll think of them every time you go to clean your microwave. In just seven minutes, this tool steam cleans and disinfects microwaves, so you can easily wipe everything down after — especially all that set-in crud that's been making your microwave seem gross as hell. Just add vinegar, water, and lemon extract to the Angry Mama and you'll be in business.


33. This Toilet Stool That Also Functions As A Really Convenient Pedicure Rest

EasyGopro Bathroom Toilet Stool, $22, Amazon

Ergonomically designed to make it easier when you've gotta go, this stool is a practical pickup that can definitely help those struggling with constipation, straining, bloating, and other problems during a number two. Lightweight and sturdy, this stool fits most toilet sizes and also functions as a convenient footrest during pedicures, so you don't have to strain or bend awkwardly as you're painting your toenails.


34. This Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle That's Great For Infusing Teas

Life4u Fruit/Tea Infuser, $20, Amazon

Made from single-wall borosilicate glass that works as a terrific insulator, this bottle comes with a removable strainer and offers a great way to infuse hot or cold beverages with fruit. It also comes with a lid and protective Neoprene sleeve, so it's great for traveling without worrying that it will shatter.


35. This Detoxifying Soap That'll Leave Skin Feeling Revitalized

Aspen Key Naturals Dead Sea Mud Soap Bar, $10, Amazon

This organic soap, which is made from pure Dead Sea mineral mud from Israel, can work wonders on all skin types, but works especially well for those struggling with acne, eczema, or psoriasis. This soap — which features therapeutic-grade essential oils like lemongrass, peppermint, and eucalyptus — is safe to use all over and draws out impurities, toxins, and dirt particles, so your skin feels incredibly fresh and clean.


36. This Soothing Steam Mask That Pampers Tired, Puffy Eyes

MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask, $11 (7 Count), Amazon

The self-heating technology utilized in this eye mask delivers relaxation to anyone, but can be especially effective on over-strained eyes. Just put one on and you'll experience a relaxing warming effect that can last for up to 10 minutes at a time. You can get the masks unscented, but they also come in citrus or lavender for an extra de-stressing oomph. One reviewer writes: "Works well and induces sleep. Great for tired eyes at the end of a long day."


37. This Aromatherapy Spray That'll Help Relax A Restless Mind

RELAX Lavender + Chamomile Aromatherapy Pillow Spray, $20, Amazon

When you're having trouble laying down for the night, this soothing aromatherapy spray could be the perfect cure. Handcrafted with lavender — known to reduce stress and nervous tension — and chamomile, which works to relax you, this essential oil blend can help calm you down in time for bed. This multipurpose spray can be used on clothes and bedsheets, or even on your body before bed.


38. This Portable Battery Pack For A Much Needed-Charge

Pac2Go Portable 3000mAh External Battery Pack, $18, Amazon

This ultra-slim and rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack is a great resource to have on hand for those moments when your devices are out of battery power or need a little jumpstart. This battery pack supports 500 recharge cycles and delivers a high-speed charge to most smartphones and cameras. This pack is ergonomically-designed and comes with four LED light power indicators, which indicate charging and battery power status. It also comes with a USB charging cable and is lightweight enough to be packed and stored anywhere.


39. This Stylish Case That'll Protect Kindles From All Kinds Of Damage

MoKo Case for Kindle Paperwhite, $20, Amazon

Designed for the Kindle Paperwhite, this decorative case is made with soft PU leather, which gives it durability and a soft feel. With this case, which is available in a range of vibrant colors, you can still have access to all the features and controls on your Kindle, but feel confident that it'll stay safeguarded against potential damage. The case also features a magnetic closure for a simple and clear design.


40. This Multi-Functional Kitchen Tool That's A Great Way To Save Space

Bento & Co Bin 8 Multi Kitchen Tool, $6, Amazon

This Japanese designed multi-functional tool looks like a wine bottle, but is actually made up of eight incredible essential kitchen tools. This comes with a funnel attachment, which you can use for pouring sauces and liquids into other containers, and also includes a lemon juicer, spice grater, egg masher, cheese grater, lid grip/opener, egg yolk separator, and more. While you'll want to find ways to keep on using this multi-tool, the truth is, it'll look great even just sitting on your countertop.


41. This Clip-On Reading Light That's Portable, Convenient, & Can Help In A Pinch

LePower Clip-On Reading Light, $16, Amazon

Shine the right light on your book, tablet, or computer with this clip-on reading light, which is designed to clip directly onto a variety of surfaces so you can read in less than stellar lighting. Whether you're looking to read in bed or at a desk, this light comes with a free-angle adjustable arm, two switches, and multiple light options. Emitting bright and warm light, this clip-on also features a two-prong adapter and 5-foot cord, and offers maximum flexibility.


42. This Multi-Use Silicone Tool That's Great For Cleaning Makeup Brushes

BUMP IT OFF Multi-Use Silicone Tool, $10, Amazon

Cleaning makeup brushes is about to get a whole lot easier with this silicone tool, which can be a great way to get brushes totally free of dirt, dust, and other damaging particles. This silicone tool is designed to fit comfortably in the hand, is gentle on bristles, and has a variety of other uses. This top-rack safe, eco-friendly tool can also be a good way to exfoliate skin in the shower and bath, and is safe to use on fabrics to loosen and lift stains. This tool can also replace kitchen sponges as a safe way to scrub away stains from dishes, pots, and pans.


43. This Super-Soft Sleep Mask For When You Absolutely Need Quality Shut-Eye

Asutra Premium Lavender Silk Eye Pillow, $17, Amazon

This elegantly designed, super soft mask is like a pillow for your eyes. Ideal for sleep or even just meditation, this mask is made from premium silk and filled with organic lavender and flax seeds, so it has a soothing, rejuvenating effect that you'll love if you're in desperate need of some relaxation. It also comes with an adjustable elastic band and an ultra therapeutic gel eye mask, which is terrific for relieving tired, puffy eyes.


44. This Pack Of Stink-Free Sponges That Are Way More Durable Than Ordinary Sponges

Pura Naturals Stink-Free Sponge, $17 (6 Pack), Amazon

These all-natural sponges are designed to repel germs and bacteria, and work effectively to lift away dirt, grease, and grime from pots, pans, plates, and bowls. These sponges repel water and don't absorb spills, but do make grease, oil, fat, and chemicals seemingly vanish, making them an amazing resource for all kinds of cleaning jobs. These sponges can also work without soap, and come in a unique leaf shape that'll help you clean hard-to-reach edges and corners.


45. This Light Bulb That Actually Supports Your Body's Melatonin Production

Lighting Science Good Night LED Light Bulb, $16, Amazon

Having trouble falling asleep? If so, you might want to pick up this light bulb, which remarkably helps to support your body's natural melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone that's necessary for getting a good night's rest, but exposure to regular light bulbs can actually have a negative effect on the body's melatonin production, because they emit waves that keep the body too stimulated. This lightbulb counteracts that, promoting a healthy circadian rhythm and helping ensure you fall asleep faster, and stay asleep longer.


46. This Exfoliating Loofah That Delivers Relief To Dry, Itchy, Rough Skin

PeonyLuxos Loofah Back and Body Scrubber, $7, Amazon

This loofah isn't an ordinary loofah: it's designed to help target hard-to-reach areas along the back and shoulders for a more focused clean with every shower. This loofah works wonders on dry, rough skin — and for those with eczema or back acne, it can provide the kind of exfoliation that brings relief to problem areas. The front side of this sponge is for exfoliating while the back side is smooth and made with soft cotton.

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