Everyone knows you can get practically anything you're looking for on Amazon. But you can also get some of the most random things that you most certainly were not looking for — and once you've found them, you need them! Such is the case with the following 60+ quirky items (cereal candle or sushi socks, anyone?). And usually, even the craziest-looking among them — including pug eyes, unicorn heads for squirrels and toast-shaped hand warmers — have a purpose other than being weird. They provide clever life hacks, make things more comfortable or offer entertainment. And they start at just $6. These picks are just the tip of the iceberg. The depths of Amazon are truly endless.
Is that caked-on tomato sauce that's all over your microwave getting you down? Don't fret: The Angry Mama is here to help clean it off in a snap. Just fill her with vinegar and water, pop her into the microwave and heat for 5-8 minutes. That's it! While she's in there, the vents in her hair will release a mist of the water-vinegar mixture, which helps soften and release all of that food buildup. Then, you can simply wipe everything down, no harsh chemicals or intense scrubbing required!
One brave customer put Mama to the real test: cleaning a microwave that had been neglected for years. The verdict? "Angry Mama is amazing!" they exclaimed. "I just tried this for the first time on my dad's microwave. As you can imagine a bachelor microwave to look like, it was messy. I did exactly as directed and it was an easy clean afterward! This is a life-changer for us! It has been years since his microwave had been cleaned and I was able to wipe the stuck-on food right off."
Now you can have your cake and slather it all over your face, too! This Funfetti-inspired mask is just as fun as it is effective: The colorful "sprinkles" make it look like a tub of frosting, and the birthday cake scent might just tempt you to take a bite. But you'll want to avoid eating this hydrating formula and instead feed it to your skin twice a week for a more refreshed, nourished complexion. It contains skin-care superheroes like hyaluronic acid, glacier water and squalane to plump and moisturize.
Your kids' and grandkids' outdoor playtime just got way more fun, thanks to this next-level bubble gun. They'll be able to blow over 5,000 bubbles per minute, and solution is conveniently included. This battery-powered toy couldn't be easier to use — just dip the end of the bubble machine into the solution tray and pull the lever!
"I bought this after seeing it on TikTok and let me tell you … It is soooooo much fun!" proclaimed a pleased parent. "It blows so many bubbles just like it does in the picture and both my daughters love it. If you’re thinking about it, just get it. It’s very well worth the money and you will not be disappointed!"
Bye-bye, (peanut) buttah fingers! This extra-long knife was specifically designed to scoop every last bit of your favorite condiment from the jar without you having to get your knuckles sticky. Its curved end will reach into those corners, and the stainless steel blade helps you stir up natural peanut butters that tend to separate. And, yes, it's even long enough to fit those economy-size tubs for the biggest PB lovers among us.
"It does EXACTLY what it says and does it well," wrote a nut butter buff. "The PB-Jife is exactly the perfect length for a wide variety of jars ... . The blade and handle connection were the point of biggest concern for me when buying it, but this thing is solid ... the construction is flawless ... It’s the only tool we use now for PB-style spreads and it allows my kiddos to make their own sandwiches while staying clean ... 100% recommend, especially for anyone needing assistance with large jars and natural PB stirring, and may have weaker hand strength (I also have arthritis in my hands, and being able to use this to cut through the PB while stirring with less hand strength than a regular knife was awesome). You can pry my PB-Jife from my cold, dead hands."
Keep those moisture rings off your coffee table with these super fun vinyl coasters, which even come with their own record player holder for storing when they're not in use. Each coaster has a small rubber disc on the bottom to keep them from slipping, and they're the perfect conversation starters for when you have company over.
"These coasters are adorable!" raved a retro reviewer. "I bought several to gift to friends who grew up on vinyl. They are sturdy, relatively thick and [a] good diameter, so sweat from glasses is caught on [the] coaster, and the record arm that secures [the] coasters has wonderful detail, just like a genuine turntable."
Now you can enjoy your favorite summer treat without the hassle of chopping it up by hand! This nifty gizmo cuts out perfectly cubed pieces of watermelon in no time — just push it through the fruit, and voila! Melon ball scoop also included for when you crave something round.
Have you ever wished you could bring your water and iced coffee on the go without having to schlep around two different drinking vessels? Well, your dreams can become a reality, thanks to this dual-sided bottle! It might look funky, but it's a true space-saver — and there's even a handy straw on each side!
"My favorite thing I've EVER purchased on Amazon," gushed a happy hydrator. "I feel like this was made with me in mind. No more multiple cups if I want a protein shake and water, or iced coffee and water ... If you normally have 2+ beverages going at once, you won’t regret buying this."
These sticky spheres might technically be for kids, but you'll have just as much fun with them! Throw them at the wall or ceiling and marvel at how they adhere without leaving any trace of residue — so satisfying, and a great way to relieve some tension. Of course, you can also just enjoy squishing them around, too.
"These are so much fun! I have a blast with these, and I am a 28-year-old man," stated a shameless shopper. "My nephew, who is five, loves 'em too, so everyone is having fun. Rinse 'em in water to clean and they are back in sticky action. No stickiness left on your hand, either!"
Never forget your keys again, thanks to this adorable yet practical cloud holder. Simply stick it onto a wall near your front door, place your keys on its magnetic side and they'll always be in view when you're ready to head out.
"The BEST thing I bought for my new apartment," raved a satisfied shopper. "I may live in a studio, but it was inevitable that I was going to lose my keys ... with this, it’s pretty impossible to lose them! It’s small, but I’m able to fit my house keys, car keys and even my work badge. HIGHLY recommend!"
"This hangs in my kitchen and gives me a little chuckle every time I see it," shared an amused customer. "It is perfect for getting crumbs off my counter. It is quite small, but that was exactly what I was looking for. If you have to clean, you might as well enjoy it as much as possible!"
It might sound counterproductive, but this dumpster fire organizer will have your desk looking like less of a ... dumpster fire. It'll contain your pencils, pens, paper clips and other small accessories, and it comes with over 100 flame-shaped notecards.
"This thing is solid!" exclaimed an excited fan. "Super sturdy and such cute details. Gave this as a gift and immediately received pictures of it in a prominent place on their desk. I might buy a couple more to keep in case a coworker needs a laugh during a rough day at the office!"
"I tried this cup and it really does work in seconds," shared an impressed reviewer. "I froze the cup and then added cold juice to try it out and began squeezing. And, in seconds, the juice started to freeze into a slushie consistency. I’ve purchased additional ones for friends."
This cute little octopus with over 6,300 five-star fans contains black mud, cellulose beads and marine ingredients to gently exfoliate your skin while removing blackheads, whiteheads and pore gunk for a fresh, smooth complexion. Skin care, but make it fun!
"This lil guy is awesome!" exclaimed an excited shopper. "I noticed a difference after the first use. And with every use, my pores and skin look and feel SOOOO much better, seriously ... Try this lil guy out and see for yourself."
If you must clean your toilet, you should have something amusing to do the dirty work with, at the very least! This cheery cherry brush has a long handle to help you reach those crevices, and when it's not in use, it'll give your b-room a fun pop of color.
A ravioli-shaped spoon rest for holding sauce-covered kitchen tools? Yes, please! This dishwasher-safe stuffed pasta is both hilarious and practical, and will make preparing dinner all the more enjoyable.
"When my husband got home he asked why I had just left a piece of ravioli out on the counter. He thought it was real!" wrote an Amazon reviewer. "This product has worked perfectly for keeping our counters clean from spoons with food on them from stirring. Very easy to clean."
"It's a yodeling pickle ... what's not to love!" exclaimed a good-humored reviewer. "It's so fun ... we keep it on our kitchen table and when anyone's feeling like it, they hit the button and we all laugh. Just plain fun!"
Hand washing just became a lot more fun, thanks to this flower-shaped foaming soap! It'll make kids actually want to clean their little fingies, and adults will love its citrusy yuzu scent and moisturizing rice water formula.
"I’ve been wanting this soap for years and finally treated myself," wrote an impressed fan. "Glad I did. It’s fun, puts a smile on my face, makes my hands clean and smell nice, too! What else could you want from soap? Buy some and bring a bright moment to every day!"
Place a bouquet in this vintage-inspired OJ-carton vase and it'll make the cheeriest centerpiece you ever did see. It's just quirky enough to be a conversation starter but so charming that you'll want it on display 24/7.
"This is such a cute little decor statement piece," said a five-star customer. "The quality is really great. It’s ceramic and the design on it doesn’t seem like it will fade or anything like that. I love it."
Hate when the tag of your tea bag slips into your mug? No more, thanks to these trusty snails! Wait, snails? Yes, these silicone cuties hook right onto the edge of your cup so you can twist your tea bag strings around them to keep things nice and secure. Plus, they'll add some cheer to even the most hectic mornings.
"Love these fun little quirky tea slugs," gushed a happy reviewer. "They work on all shapes and sizes of mugs and have brought a smile to all who either used them or were the lucky recipients of their own batch of tea slugs from me. They clean up well with just a quick rinse under the sink and are even fun to use on wine or cocktail glasses to help guests track their drink."
Kids and adults alike will love breaking open these unassuming hand-picked rocks to uncover dazzling crystal interiors, which can then be displayed. The kit, which has some 22,000 perfect five-star ratings, also includes an educational learning guide and safety goggles.
Fans of Star Wars and Asian cuisine will adore these light saber chopsticks. Oh, who are we kidding — anyone would! They're made of BPA-free plastic with built-in LED lights, and you get two pairs ... batteries included.
If Batman needed gloves for the Bat Cave, well, this would be them! In the meantime, anyone who works with their hands in the dark or at night (we're looking at you, DIY mechanics, electricians and motorcycle riders). They're basically fingerless gloves with LED flashlights built into the index fingers, and if they don't strike up a conversation we don't know what will.
"I honestly can't imagine not having these now," one lit-up reviewer wrote. "They are so useful in tight dark situations that it should be in every person's household. ... Just buy it, you won't regret it."
Bring your recycling game to the next level with this heavy-duty can crusher that can take on 12-ounce aluminum cans as well as plastic bottles. You'll be saving space in the garbage pail and making fewer trips to the trash can.
In the age of smartphones, we have cameras in our pockets every day. But it's nice to remember there are actual professional-quality cameras still out there by keeping a replica on your desk in the form of this coffee mug made to look exactly like the lens of an SLR camera. It's lined with food-grade stainless steel and comes with its own little spoon for stirring.
No, this is not a weapon arsenal for leprechauns — it's a set of mini envelope and package openers! These four axe-like tools come with stainless steel blades and rosewood handles. Wee chains and leather sheaths let you carry them safely.
Grossed out by your cruddy toothpaste cap? Make them a thing of the past with this genius invention: a food-grade silicone, BPA-free self-closing cap that fits any standard toothpaste tube and eliminates the mess caused in the morning when you're bleary-eyed and can't be trusted to brush your teeth neatly. Great for kids' bathrooms.
"This product has helped eliminate the toothpaste on the counters in my boys’ bathroom! They never seemed to remember to put the caps back on, so now I have a product that outsmarts their forgetfulness!" wrote a grateful shopper.
In the mood to scribble all over your body? Maybe you know a kid who would relish in using their skin as a canvas? Why get a real tattoo when you can experiment to your heart's content with these No. 1 bestselling markers? Use the included stencils or go freehand — it all washes off with soap and water!
A creative shopper wrote, "These markers work very well for what I wanted to use them for, which was writing notes on my hand that last at least a day, even with frequent hand washing. The marker will eventually come off, but it takes some intentional scrubbing to fully remove it the same day it is applied."
We're not maki-ing a joke: This tray of so-called sushi is actually a collection of graphic socks for men and women! Not only do the prints make them look like tuna, butterfish and octopus; they come rolled like actual sushi, so they'll definitely be a conversation starter wherever you go — or a cue that it's time for lunch.
Bring your spelling skills to the next level with this book filled with frustrating examples of every exception to the rule in the English language. It's 'quinoa' with a 'q,' 'czar' with a 'c,' 'gnocchi' with a 'g' and 'tsunami' with a 't,' in case you were wondering! And yes, many of these words are rooted in foreign languages. Who knew (with a 'k')?
"Best book EVER!!! My daughter and I both get a kick out of this book. I have a bit of a warped sense of humor, so I love all the different odds and ends when it comes to good literature and creativity, and this does an amazing job of bringing different and interesting words into the alphabet rather then your boring norm 'A is for apple'!" wrote a reviewer.
Who's that man in shades? It's Al ... Al Dente, and he wants to make sure your pasta is the perfect texture. He has a built in temperature sensor, so drop him in the pot and he'll play music at different intervals to let you know how long your pasta's been cooking: 'That's Amore' at three minutes, the 'Godfather Theme' at seven minutes, 'Tarantella' at nine minutes and the 'Prisoner's Choir' at 11 minutes. Then ... mangia!
"I loved Al so much, I sent one to each of my sisters. Not only is he whimsical, he’s fairly accurate. I’m making excuses to make pasta just so I can hear the tunes," wrote one Mack Aroni (we're guessing).
This silly cereal bowl with spoon is actually a scented candle, but it looks so realistic. It uses mostly soy wax but also vegetable wax and beeswax, and each bowl is a handmade work of art. The French vanilla–scented candle isn't just one lump of wax, either. You assemble the pieces yourself! It honestly doesn't get more fun than this. See all 13 'food' options!
Just when you thought you'd seen it all, along come these heated gloves that are so toasty, they actually look like toast. These hand warmers heat up via a USB plug, and since they're fingerless, you can keep typing, texting, dialing or whatever it is you do while freezing your digits off at the over-air-conditioned office.
If you love to sit up in bed and hate consuming carbs, this is for you! The Wepop 40 is the ultimate lumbar or bolster pillow, and it only looks like a giant baguette — no actual bread included! The dough-inspired design is a great way to get some really functional use out of a bit of decor that's actually pretty hilarious.
"They puffed right up once we opened up the plastic compression bag! They look SO realistic!" wrote a multiple purchaser. "I have severe advanced rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases ... and I slept happily and cozy with this fun, soft pillow."
Ever notice how you can't fit hot dog buns in the toaster? The inventor of this retro gadget did. This shiny red appliance has slots made for your buns — your hot dog buns, that is — and it even has a spot to heat up the hot dogs themselves. It comes with a drip tray and a set of tongs to help you safely remove your treats when they're done.
This cactus scratching post covered with natural and durable sisal rope is harmless and satisfies the scratching needs of felines while protecting your furniture. Bonus: It has a hanging ball to catch the attention of even the most bored kitties.
Gone are the days of walking into the walls whenever you need to make a middle-of-the-night bathroom visit! This toilet nightlight has a motion detector that activates automatically as you approach the bowl. The LED lights illuminate in eight colors that you can set to play in carousel mode, or you can choose one hue.
It's a two-digit stress reliever! This hilarious miniature Desktop Boxing desk accessory is as useful as it is entertaining. Just pop the gloves on each of your index fingers and give a single-finger jab and a right hook, a one-two punch on the mini punching bag, included. No need to take out your angst on loved ones when you've got this. There's even a 40-page book with moves and boxing trivia.
No, you're not hallucinating: this is a night-light cleverly disguised to look like a small mushroom garden. It has three shrooms that light up in blue, yellow and white. LED bulb-age means they use very little power, and the intensity of their light will vary throughout the day. They're also shatter-resistant.
"I love this little mushroom night light! I have had it for a while now and it’s so adorable and colorful! For the price it’s insanely great quality. It detects light and only comes on when it’s dark and it has a slow fade from one color to the next. I have it plugged in 24/7," said one "fun guy."
There's a reason this bar of (not) soap has thousands of five-star ratings. It's actually made of stainless steel, but its job is not to clean; it's to deodorize your hands after you touch pretty much anything, from fish to onions to pets. How does it work? Well, it's science! The molecules in the steel bind with the sulfur molecules on your hands, and the odor is transferred to the steel.
Get your paws off my AirPods! This fierce kitty is a fun way to keep track of your earbuds when their charging case isn't nearby. Just perch her on your desk, nightstand, bathroom sink or pretty much any surface.
"I got this AirPod holder for my wife for Christmas, and it's been a hit! She always leaves her AirPods lying around the house, so now whenever we see them, we let the cat hold them. We get a nice chuckle out of it," joked a fan.
Why push a mop when your own fancy footwork can get the job done? Floor cleaning has never been this eccentric — or, honestly, this easy. You don't have to bend at all with these shoe covers! OK, maybe they're not suited to a full-mopping situation, but we see a lot of sweeping and light floor cleaning in your future — and zero back pain.
Take it from this clever customer: "I love these, I put them on all my shoes that I wear inside the house, so I’m always cleaning...I rub my foot along the baseboards also. this has helped me so much in keeping my house cleaner without trying."
Is it beauty sleep or cuteness sleep? Give your bedmate a good laugh with this pug-eyed mask that's super soft, doesn't cling and doesn't itch. Whether you travel a lot or are simply a light sleeper, this mask will give you sweet dreams while serving up some serious humor. Also available in other dog (and cat) breeds, as well as a tiger variety.
Like your dipping sauce with a side of sheer genius? These clips are sized to fit the sauce cups from every major fast food chain and clip to your car's air vents so you can dine en route without spilling that precious sauce all over your lap. Dunk your fries fearlessly, as these thingamajigs are built to hang on for dear life on even the roughest roads.
You won't find this crab boiling in anyone's pot; you'll find him perched on the edge of one, holding the spoon up high in his grippy, nonslip, heat-resistant silicone claws. Don't be shellfish — buy two or three!
Don't want to lose your keys? Put 'em in your ponytail! These covert keepers masquerade as your average scrunchies, but they actually have built-in zippered compartments for stashing tiny things like money, earbuds, lip balm and, of course, keys. They're made of velvet, which prevents hair breakage, and they come in a set of six. Also available in all-black.
One fan wrote, "They totally exceeded my expectations and are just perfect for what I needed! I wasn't sure how much I'd be able to fit in there and not have it look obviously odd, but I'm shocked at how much one of these will hold without being noticeable whatsoever!"
This surreal-looking handheld fidget toy uses 36 rare earth magnets and transforms into 70 vibrant three-dimensional shapes to stimulate minds of all ages. It's great for entertaining and soothing anxious types. It's so cool it's been an Innovative Toy of the Year Award finalist three years in a row.
Hello? It's your inner child speaking, and she'd love for you to purchase this faux leather and polyester purse that's a dead ringer for a vintage rotary telephone. But just when you think that's wacky enough, you learn this is so much more than a handbag. Its handset actually has a headphone jack that you can connect to your smartphone to take calls (or stream music)! Available in eight colors.
"Go thee and fill another room in hell!" Rapscallions, rascals and scoundrels will love these colorful bandages that take their cue from Shakespeare's most legendary plays. High-brow humor on something as lowly as a bandage — now, that's something only a 'wretch, puling fool' or a 'whining mammet' would love! And yes, these are real cotton bandages — a set of 15!
"I was browsing through Amazon and saw these and immediately put these in my cart for my sister. This sums up our relationship perfectly. If you look at these and a specific person comes to your mind, buy it and give it to them even if there's no holiday or birthday. Seriously! Cannot recommend enough!!! Also, as a bonus, my sister said that the quality of the actual bandaid is really good," wrote a discerning shopper.
How lazy can you get? This lazy! These horizontal spectacles are basically glasses designed for use while you're lying down! You can tilt the lenses to a 90-degree angle so you don't have to crane your neck while watching TV or hold a book over your head while reading. Just lie flat on your back and hold, say, a tablet or book normally, and you can view it through the horizontal lenses.
One shocked shopper wrote, "I bought these as a joke for my husband, never thinking they would really work. He always complains of having to put a pillow under his head to watch TV when laying back in the recliner. Imagine our surprise when he put them on and could watch TV perfectly!"
If you're as parched as a desert wanderer, grab a glass of water, but make sure to set it down on one of these. Pull them apart to reveal five high-density EVA and cork coasters designed to protect your home's surfaces without scratching them. They're odorless and nontoxic, too, and not a needle to be found.