50 Peculiar Things Under $25 On Amazon That Are Shockingly Clever
50 Peculiar Things Under $25 On Amazon That Are Shockingly Clever

Who can resist cheap products you’ll get a ton of use out of?

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While saving money is always a good idea, spending it can be way more fun. A perfect solution? Cheap products you’ll get a ton of use out of. All the following products certainly fit the bill, but be warned — everything in here is so cheap and clever that you may just be tempted to add more than a few items to your cart.

These Pasta-Shaped Nonslip Pot Holders

If you’re going to be using something nearly every day, it might as well make you smile. These pasta-shaped pot holders are made of durable silicone that will never chip, melt, or crack. Use them to rest your pans on or to firmly grip handles when carrying something to the table.

A Phone Lanyard With A Built-In Card Holder

This phone lanyard will keep you from dropping your device while you’re out and let you go hands-free. Both the neck strap and corner straps are made of strong yet lightweight silicone. It wraps around your device for a firm hold and it has a card wallet built into the back to keep all your essentials together. Choose from three colors in the listing.

These Cut-Resistant Gloves That Are 4 Times Tougher Than Leather

The next time you’re preparing dinner or finishing a DIY project involving sharp tools, slip on these cut-resistant gloves first. They’re made with tough yet breathable fabric that is lightweight and comfortable to wear — but the pair is also four times stronger than leather. The three fingers most vulnerable to cuts are even reinforced with stainless steel fibers. Choose from a range of sizes in the listing.

A Detangling Brush That’s Safe To Use On Wet Hair

This detangling brush avoids causing damage or creating split ends while still being able to untangle knots. Use it on both wet and dry hair. It will be easy to control thanks to its ergonomic handle.

These Grip Socks With A Cushioned Sole

You’ll be amazed at how easily you fly through your workout when wearing these grip socks. In addition to the PVC dots that keep you from slipping, the pair have great ventilation and are made of a cotton blend that absorbs sweat. The soles and heel tabs are even cushioned for additional comfort. They’re available in plenty of colors and sizes in the listing.

A Zippered Cell Phone Armband That’s Sweatproof

Stay completely hands-free while running or at the gym with this cell phone armband. It has a zipper closure to keep your phone from slipping out as you move. The nylon and spandex blend is sweatproof and water resistant, and the quick-drying fabric won’t shrink in the wash. It comes in a few sizes and colors in the listing to match your other workout gear.

A Space Projector That Doubles As A White Noise Machine

You don’t have to repaint or buy new furniture to completely switch up the vibe of your bedroom. All you need is this rechargeable space projector. It rotates 360 degrees and can be switched between 15 different colors. It’s also a white noise machine with three sounds and it comes with a remote to adjust all the settings (it can also be controlled via an app).

This Dust-Free Chalk That Reviewers Say Write Smoothly

This dust-free chalk is a major upgrade to a simple item. It has a bright white finish without the dust that typically comes along with it. “This chalk writes very smoothly, not flaky at all. Love it,” wrote one shopper. The set comes with two packs of 12 pieces.

These Unbreakable Wine Glasses With A 4.6-Star Overall Rating

Great for avoiding messes at home and putting together the perfect outdoor picnic, these 18-ounce stainless steel wine glasses are a must. They come in a set of four, each of which is shatterproof. The highly rated glasses come in several colors in the listing and are dishwasher safe.

Some Shampoo & Conditioner Caps That Don’t Require Water

Whether you’re camping or simply don’t have time for your full shower routine, these shampoo and conditioner caps are sure to come in handy. They’ll leave your hair soft and shiny thanks to aloe vera, vitamin E, and vitamin B5, but won’t leave behind a residue. The set comes with six caps.

An Elastic Lip Balm Holder With A Built-In Key Ring

Say goodbye to wasting precious time searching your bag to find a tiny tube: This lip balm holder will make it easy to see and access. Attach it to your keys, bag, or even waistband with the built-in key ring. It’s made of colorful thread that will stand out and is stretchy enough to fit over various sizes. It comes in several pretty patterns in the listing.

A Waterproof Pet Blanket That’s Reversible

Choose to have either the fleece or sherpa side of this waterproof pet blanket exposed as your furry friend rests. In the middle of its two luxuriously soft fabrics, it has a waterproof lining to protect your floors and furniture from drool, pet hair, and urine. There are plenty of sizes and colors to choose from in the listing to fit your pet and aesthetic.

These Hand Towels That Tell You When They Need To Be Replaced

In addition to being luxuriously soft and absorbent, these 100% cotton hand towels are also eye catching. Their fun color combinations will act as a pop in your bathroom — they come in two ombré colors and a few solids in the listing. They also have a smart label that tells you when it’s time to switch out for a new set.

A Fun Gear Shift Cover That Absorbs Sweat

To personalize your car interior in a new way, get this gear shift hoodie cover. The mini sweatshirt slides right over so that you have something warm and soft to hold onto when driving. It will even absorb sweat and prevent scratches and dust as well. Choose from seven colors in the listing.

This Magnetic Meal Planner That Comes In Several Patterns

Avoid ordering takeout or eating out too often by keeping this magnetic meal planner where you can’t miss it. It has the days of the week listed, a grocery list section, and a box for additional notes. A dry-erase marker is also included so that you can easily make adjustments and reuse it over and over. It’s available in a few patterns in the listing to vibe with your kitchen. It also comes with a handy conversion chart magnet.

A Vision Board Kit That Reviewers Love

This vision board kit comes with fun cards like a dream job business card, affirmation card, plane ticket, and more. By filling out each piece and viewing them daily, you’ll be motivated to work towards your goals. “This kit made it easy to create my vision board. The quotes already created allow me to express my future desires better than I would have been able to piece together,” wrote one reviewer.

This 1,300-Plus-Piece Planner Sticker Set That Reviewers Love

You get over 1,360 planner stickers in the four sheets in this set. There are colorful labels to mark something as important, bring attention to your day off, and give yourself words of motivation. And since they’re made of thick matte paper, they’re easy to write on and will blend in perfectly with the pages of your notebook. Reviewers have given them an impressive 4.7-star overall rating on Amazon.

This Posture Corrector That Comes In 4 Sizes

This posture corrector is designed to gradually work on your muscle memory so that you eventually stand straight, even when you’re not wearing it. The brace is made of breathable neoprene that will prevent sweating so that you feel comfortable wearing it for longer periods of time. Velcro straps allow you to adjust it for a perfect fit. Choose from four sizes in the listing.

These Absorbent Microfiber Towels That Come With A Carrying Bag

Each of the three microfiber towels that come in this mesh bag is lightweight and compact, making them easy to take to the gym, yoga class, or on a hike. The quick-drying material also makes them absorbent and odor resistant so that you can stay dry. Check out the listing to choose your favorite color.

This Huggable Seal Pillow That Comes In 3 Sizes

This seal pillow is soft and stretchy and a great conversation starter when guests notice it sitting on your couch. Choose from three sizes in the listing (ranging from 13 to 23.6 inches long). “Why didn't I get this sooner?? It is AMAZING. I was worried it wouldn't be as soft as my squishmallow but it is even SOFTER. [...] It is also super comfortable to use as back support when sitting in bed. I love this pillow and I will definitely be buying a second one,” wrote one fan.

This Herb Garden Kit That’ll Cut Down Your Grocery Bill

No green thumb is required to make use of this herb garden kit. It comes with 10 packets of seeds (including parsley, cilantro, and chives), plant markers, an instruction booklet, and a convenient wooden box to keep it all in. “All my seeds sprouted within 10 days [...] a few of them started sprouting within just 3 days. [...] Highly recommend,” wrote one reviewer.

This Electric Flying Bug Zapper With An LED Light

Get rid of flying pests in your home quickly and easily with this electric fly zapper. The 4,000-volt grid eliminates flies, mosquitos, and other flying insects instantly and even has an LED light built in so that you can locate them at night and draw them to you. The surface has safety mesh to protect your hands from accidental zaps. You can choose from three sizes in the listing.

These Shakespearean Insult Bandages That Come With A Free Prize

Needing a bandage is never fun but these Shakespearean insult bandages can make it a bit more lighthearted. Each of the 15 large bandages in this metal tin has an insult from one of his plays. They come with a free prize inside the tin (like a temporary tattoo) and they’re latex free.

These Lightsaber Chopsticks With 15,000+ 5-Star Reviews

Sushi night will never be the same after bringing home these popular lightsaber chopsticks. The pair lights up to make you feel like every bite is a move in an intergalactic battle. You can choose between nine different colors and buy them in sets of two, three, or four in the listing.

This Snail Soap Dispenser That Can Also Be Used For Lotion

This snail soap dispenser will undeniably be the most entertaining thing near your faucet. You can use it to hold soap or lotion. It holds 120 milliliters and is also available in two other colors in the listing.

A Camping Hammock That Can Support Up To 500 Pounds

If you don’t think sleeping in the woods can be comfortable, you haven’t tried this camping hammock. It’s made of 210-thread rip-resistant nylon that can support up to 500 pounds, depending on which size you choose. Best of all, it takes only one minute to set up and comes with everything you need, including height-adjustable straps and an attached storage bag.

These Mushroom Night-Lights That Change Color

Coming in a pack of three, these mushroom night-lights can be kept together or separated so that multiple rooms can have a beautiful glow. They automatically shift between seven colors and have a smart sensor to automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn. The brightness will automatically adjust depending on how dark the room is.

A Wireless Book Light With A 6-Hour Run Time

This wooden book light will bring a cozy and vintage vibe to your nightstand or desk as its white pages emit a soft and warm glow for up to six hours per charge. It’s also made with a strong magnet so that you can choose to have it open 180 or 360 degrees.

A Functional Pen That Breaks Down Into Playable Magnetic Pieces

This functional fidget pen will keep you busy so that your stress may decrease while playing with its many pieces. It comes apart and breaks down into a ton of magnetic pieces that can be put back together with the additional rings and balls that are included.

These Hilarious Socks That Magnetically Hold Hands

You’ll definitely want to keep a pair of these holding-hands socks for yourself but because the order comes with two pairs, you can gift them to a friend, too. The hanging hands magnetically attach to one another which will certainly bring a new element to your outfit but will also be helpful when trying to keep pairs together in your drawer. You can choose between all white, all black, or one pair of each color in the listing.

This Gadget That Helps You Clean Out Your Microwave Without Scrubbing

Fill this angry mama with water and a little vinegar, then send her through the microwave for a spin. Steam will erupt out of her head as the mixture inside boils, helping loosen up all the baked-on crud stuck to the inside of the microwave so that you can easily wipe it out with a damp rag or paper towel. “Even upon first use, my microwave looks like I just bought it and it’s brand new again,” wrote one reviewer.

A Cute Stand That Can Hold Your Phone Horizontally & Vertically

Holding your phone up to watch videos or make FaceTime calls can be awkward — instead, pop it into this stand. It can hold your phone horizontally as well as vertically, giving you options when deciding which one works best in the moment. The thumbs are adorable, and the exterior is even coated in nonslip material to help keep your phone stable.

The Cleaning Gel That Reaches Deep Into Tight Spaces

Air vents, cupholders, camera lenses — this gel makes cleaning into all sorts of tight spaces a total breeze. Its lightly tacky surface latches onto dirt and dust without leaving your hands feeling sticky. Plus, you can even reuse it countless times, until the color turns dark.

An Adorable Coffee Mug Made From Tough Borosilicate Glass

Not only is this coffee mug cute to look at, but it’s also made from tough borosilicate glass that’s designed to withstand sudden temperature changes, so there’s no need to worry about it cracking when filled with hot liquids. If that isn’t enough to convince you its worth a look? It also features double-wall insulation to help keep your drinks at their ideal temperature for longer.

These LED Candles That Flicker Just Like Real Ones

Don’t waste money buying new candles — instead, upgrade to these LED ones and save yourself some green. The bulbs flicker just like regular flames, giving them an incredibly realistic look no matter how close you are. Plus, the LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours, making it highly unlikely that you’ll ever need to swap them out.

A Hydrating Serum That’s Chock-Full Of Snail Mucin

Snail mucin is known for its hydrating properties, and this serum is absolutely loaded with it. The lightweight formula won’t leave your skin feeling greasy or sticky after application — and it’s even hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, as well as made without any sulfates or phthalates. “It feels refreshing, not heavy, and I did, literally, immediately notice a difference I how my skin felt,” raved one reviewer.

This Blender Bottle That Helps Break Up Batter Lumps

Pancakes, waffles, crepes — this blender bottle is a smart way to mix batter for all of them and more. A whisking ball on the inside helps break up lumps so that your batter squeezes out smoothly, and all pieces are safe to wash on the top rack of your dishwasher. Plus, the wide bottle mouth makes it easy to fill without making a mess.

These Sticky Notes Shaped Like Happy Cats

Give your home office some personality with these sticky notes. Not only are they shaped like happy cats, but each order also includes a chic holder made from waterproof leather. Plus, the adhesive on the back of each note is strong enough to keep them held in place, yet gentle enough that you won’t have to worry about cleaning up any sticky residue upon removal.

An Insulated Sleeve That Helps Keep Iced Coffee Cold

From iced coffee to green tea, this insulating sleeve is great for keeping all sorts of drinks deliciously cold. The thick neoprene material has strong stitches, so there’s no need to worry about it ripping as you stretch it to fit your cup. Choose from eight sizes as well as dozens of patterns.

The Ring Dish With A Cute Li’l Dog On Top

Don’t risk losing your rings when you take them off at the end of the day — instead, place this on this dish. It’s made from sleek ceramic, with a cute little pup in the center so that you can loop your rings onto its tail. Though if you aren’t into dogs, it also comes in dozens of other styles, including cats, lotus flowers, and more.

A Silicone Crab That Holds Onto Your Kitchen Utensils

Perch this crab on the edge of your pot or pan, and you’ll instantly have a convenient place to rest your stirring utensils. It holds the utensil overtop the middle of the pot so that any stray drips fall right back inside — and since it’s heat-resistant, there’s no need to worry about it melting.

The Acrylic Vase That Doubles As A Stylish Bookend

This vase is a stylish addition to just about any bookshelf or desk. It’s made from sleek acrylic that’s shatter-resistant, and the front has even been printed to look just like the cover of a book. Choose from four colors: clear, brown, blue, or red.

An Eyeglass Holder That Doubles As Quirky Decor

Help keep your glasses safe from damage by placing them on this holder when you aren’t wearing them. Not only does it help keep them safe from being swiped off your desk or vanity, but it’s also made from real wood — not plastic. Plus, the quirky design means it doubles as a piece of decor.

This Silicone Pet Washer That Attaches To Your Showerhead

With silicone nubs that massage your pet while simultaneously scrubbing away dirt, this washer is a clever way to make your pet’s bath time more enjoyable. Each order comes with an adapter that lets you attach it to your showerhead or garden hose. Plus, the strap on the back can be adjusted to fit hands both large and small.

These Woven Coasters That Any Cat Lover Can Appreciate

Don’t ruin your table with water rings — instead, place your drinks on top of these cheeky cat butt coasters. They’re made from organic rope that absorbs moisture, making it unlikely that any condensation will flow off of them and onto your table. Plus, the nonslip bases help keep them from shifting out of place.

A Garlic Crusher That Keeps Your Hands Clean

Getting your hands wet with sticky juice is probably the worst part about chopping garlic, which is only part of the reason why I’m a fan of this crusher. Simply place a few cloves inside, then give it a twist — the teeth on the inside will crush them up without letting your hands get dirty. And if you don’t cook with garlic very often, you can also use it to crush spices, nuts, and more.

This LED Dog Collar That’s Visible From Up To 1,000 Feet Away At Night

Staying visible at night is always a good idea, making this LED dog collar a smart investment. The LED bulbs are so bright that they can be seen from up to 1,000 feet away — and the battery lasts for up to eight hours before it needs to be recharged. Choose from more than 10 colors, including red, purple, blue, and more.

A Leakproof Water Bottle That’s Designed For Dogs

You don’t have to pack a separate water bowl for your dog when out on hikes — just grab this bottle. It combines a bowl and water bottle into one, helping you save space in your bag when on the go. And when your dog is ready for a few sips, simply press the button in the middle to let water flow from the bottle into the bowl.

The Cup That Lets You Make Delicious Slushies At Home

Ever wish you could make slushies at home? Then this cup is worth a look. Simply pour your preferred sugary drink inside, then squeeze the sides — within a few minutes your drink will freeze into delicious slush. Plus, each order includes a reusable straw that doubles as a spoon.

The Breathable Slings That Are Suitable For Pets Up To 12 Pounds

Not only are these slings made from a strong polyester-cotton blend that can support pets up to 12 pounds, but their reversible design makes it almost like you’re getting two for the price of one. They’re also breathable, so there’s no need to worry about your or your pet growing overly hot — and the shoulder strap can even be adjusted so that your pet sits as high or low on your body as you like.