The 44 Weirdest Things You Can Buy on Amazon
Amazon definitely makes online ordering easier, but once you scroll past the necessities, the inventory takes a turn for the bizarre.
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Utterly unique…and completely bizarre
Amazon is our go-to site for almost everything. Between products we use every day and and the perfect gifts for everyone on your list, how could it not be? But our favorite online retailer doesn’t just carry normal and useful items; it also carries some super strange ones. And these items not only exist—people actually buy them! After all, as they say, one man’s trash is another’s treasure.
From a personalized potato and a yodeling pickle to a zen kitty litter box, here’s what you can find. Scroll through for a laugh or perhaps the very thing you’ve been looking for all along. To score these items for the best prices, make sure to check out Amazon’s Black Friday discounts. And while you’re bargain-hunting, take a look at the best deals that Home Depot is offering during its extended Black Friday sale.
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Mini hand squirrel
Why? The better question may be: Why not? These vinyl squirrel finger covers are the 2.0 version of the sock puppets we all grew up loving. They fit seamlessly onto your fingertips, creating the illusion that your palm is the squirrel’s body. Slipping these on should be followed by laughs galore—and also some very strange looks. Here are another 47 funny gag gifts that can get anyone laughing.
Waving inflatable guy
You don’t need to wait for your next car wash to spot one of these crazy inflatable guys. This mini version is incredibly fun to keep atop your desk or any surface around the house with foot traffic. If you love this sort of silly gift, wait until you hear these anti-jokes you can’t help but laugh at anyway.
Fake news button
Sometimes you just need to call people out. In those instances, a fake news button will get the job done. This bright red button will not only make any passerby do a double-take; it will also loudly announce the presence of fake news when it’s pressed. Now if only it worked over Facebook. Protect yourself from falling for misinformation by knowing these 18 sneaky signs you’re actually reading fake news.
Hidden camera glasses
Have you seen Mission: Impossible one too many times? Then you’ll definitely want a pair of these. Connect the built-in mini camera to Wi-Fi, and you can record while you wear these glasses. You can also leave them in a strategic spot in your home to find out what’s going on when you’re not there since they have a motion detector that will prompt the recording. Does the idea that anyone can buy these on Amazon make you slightly paranoid? Then you should definitely learn about the 8 things in your home that may be spying on you.
Idaho potato with your face
Never in a million years would you have ever thought you needed an authentic Idaho potato with your face on it. Neither did we, but alas, here we are. This Amazon vendor will customize a potato for you—or the lucky recipient in your life. For an extra special gift that’s not a potato, try these personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.
If you love carbs and you want everyone to know it (or at least everyone in your house), this is the item for you! These super comfy slippers come in a variety of baked-good finishes, including pretzels and croissants. If this item speaks to you, you won’t want to miss this bread recipe that more than 5,000 people a day are viewing.
Sure, subs are popular at lunchtime, but do they deserve their own uniquely shaped plastic container? Some people apparently think so! Keep your oval-shaped sandwiches as fresh as possible with this plastic container that’s available in a variety of colors. If sandwiches are your jam, check out this secret technique for making the best ones at home.
Normal beauty routines include face scrubs…but armpit scrubs? While they’re definitely novel, they actually hold the key to better-smelling underarms. Pit Grit is gentle and washes off while cleansing, detoxifying, and eliminating odor-causing bacteria. While we’re on the topic, check out these inexpensive beauty tricks only stylists know.
Zen kitty litter box
You want your kitty to feel relaxed anytime they have to go number one, but a zen garden litter box takes things a bit too far. Even the manufacturers (probably) realize this since this is just a desktop set for you, not an actual little box for your cat. It comes complete with a “litter box” tray, a bag of sand, two feline figurines, and five decorative rocks for your zen pleasure. Just don’t let your cat mistake this for his real litter box. Here are another 25 gifts cat lovers will think are purr-fect.
Need an extra pair of briefs? Got a bottle of water? If so, problem solved! This novelty item is small enough to fit in the palm of your hands, but it packs a big punch when you find yourself in a tricky situation. While we’re on the topic, here are the 10 most common underwear problems—solved.
Coin-stealing cat piggy bank
Buying a piggy bank with a cat that steals your coins seems like one of the weirdest schemes we’ve encountered. Nevertheless, this adorable item has us sold. A cute cat sticks its paw out of an unassuming box to collect your coin. You just may prefer this little guy to the bank with the worst reputation in America.
Donald Trump Chia Pet
No matter which side you lean politically, having a ceramic plant vase in the shape of your current president is definitely on the weird side. And we hate to admit it, but it’s also pretty entertaining. The bushy greenery that doubles as a full head of hair is sure to make both the president’s most ardent haters and supporters chuckle.
Danny DeVito sequin pillow
We love us some Danny DeVito, but having his face plastered in reversible sequins on the couch is just plain weird. Plus, it might be hard to relax when you put your head down. The thought of Mr. DeVito staring at you while you try to relax or take a cat nap is enough to make anybody lose sleep. But if you disagree and just have to have one of these, keep in mind that this is just a pillow cover; you’ll still need to purchase a pillow to put inside it or use one that you already have. FYI, buying the right throw pillows (probably without Danny DeVito’s mug) is one of the home decor ideas that can make your home look more expensive.
Over the hill exerciser
Quarantine made us appreciate the ease with which we can purchase workout equipment from Amazon. This exercise gear is, ahem, a bit different. Just an FYI: According to the vendor, this naughty gag gift won’t actually change your physique. (Sorry!)
Pet water fountain
Pet lovers can be a little fanatical about their fur babies, but buying a water fountain with an actual filtration system takes things to a whole other level! If you disagree, this is the perfect purchase for you. Revel in the sight of your furry pal drinking freshly filtered water straight from their private water fountain. Your pet will be the talk of the block with this gift. Here are more products pet owners say they can’t live without.
Gnome and dachshund garden statue
We’re not sure what to say about this one…mostly because we’re laughing too hard to form a coherent thought about it. That said, you might know a dog lover or two who would appreciate this 8×12-inch stone resin sculpture. The gnome can also saddle up on a Corgi or a Pug, if that’s more to your liking. Don’t miss these other unique gifts for dog lovers.
Traditional soap is designed to make you feel cleaner after you use it. This bacon-scented version is made for pure laughs. Use this during your next hand wash to take the scent of freshly cooked bacon with you anywhere you go.
Pickle-flavored cotton candy
We love pickles. We love cotton candy. Pickle-flavored cotton candy is something we may not get behind. But, on the plus side, this entire tub of bright green cotton candy clocks in at just 140 calories. You won’t feel too guilty eating it, but you are guaranteed to feel gross. Here are more of the weirdest food combinations people have admitted to trying.
Nobody can deny how practical a night-light is for those middle-of-the-night bathroom trips. That being said, do you need a night-light in your toilet? Maybe! These funny and festive night-lights serve a purpose, especially for those who need a little help with their aim in the dark, and their cool LED light won’t wake you up so much that you’ll have a hard time going back to sleep. Don’t miss these other odd but useful home products you can buy on Amazon.
Pet butler box
We know, it kinda, sorta seems like a good idea, right? Wrong! Instead of putting Fido to work as your personal butler, let your pet continue to earn his keep with cuddles and companionship. Plus, this gag gift is actually just an empty box you can use to prank unsuspecting pet-obsessed friends and family members.
Giant aged-cheese wheel
Why limit yourself to a cheese plate when you can enjoy 82 pounds of pure, unadulterated happiness? This Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel can be yours for just $1,255.88! Don’t you worry—shipping is free on this beauty. Aged for months, this cheese is produced in Italy under the strictest rules, so you know you’ll be getting the best quality once it arrives at your doorstep. For some cheesy reading, check out the funniest Amazon reviews of all time.
Pet urine detector UV light
Fido won’t be able to fool you anymore! This UV urine detector light will catch his dirty deed every time. The black-light flashlight reveals stains on absorbent surfaces by emitting long-wave UV light that causes dried urine salts to shine bright. If your dog is having more accidents than usual, that’s a symptom he may be sick.
Beer pong balls in bulk
Why worry about losing your beer pong ball when you can easily buy 144 of them for only $10.89? Impress your friends with your endless supply of heavy-duty balls that can be shipped for free right to your door. Some reviewers also rave about them as cat toys. For a more wholesome outdoor activity, try these 11 family-friendly backyard games.
It’s a sad day when we have to say goodbye to our most beloved pets. Amazon makes that time a bit easier with these deluxe pet coffins. Put your furry BFF to rest in a comfortable pillow, a laced coverlet, and a plush satin mattress. For your own mental well-being, read up on how to best mourn the loss of a pet.
Bird poop remover
We all hate flying surprises, especially those in the bird-droppings department. But when they happen, having your very own bottle of bird poop remover will come in incredibly handy. It easily removes avian messes from clothing, upholstery, carpets, and hard surfaces. It can also be safely used on cages, and the makers guarantee no dust will be created in the process.
Live insects and worms
Sure, we’ve all heard of fake blood. But did you know it comes in a spray? This spray-on fake blood is available in four sizes, to serve all your Halloween and prank needs. Use it with one of these scary Halloween costumes that will give people nightmares.
A pound of fat
Shakespeare references aside, this fat replica blob could be a great weight-loss motivator. One reviewer says, “I put my lump of fat in front of the fridge, set it in front of my plate at meals, and even carry it with me to restaurants.” Hey, whatever works!
A horse-head mask
Channel your inner Mr. Ed with this latex head covering. Want something a little more magical? May we suggest a unicorn? Along with these masks, these are the items you should always be buying on Amazon.
AK-47 bullet ice cube tray
Now you can make ice for the hunting or military buff, or for anyone frustrated that normal cubes won’t fit into water bottles. If you’d like to cool the beverage of a pacifistic type, opt for hearts, the United States, or penguins. Before you buy, check out these 32 weird kitchen gadgets you won’t believe are really a thing.
Giant googly eyes
Keep an eye on things with these giant stickers. One reviewer confirms that the eyes “google quite well,” so at least you know you’ll get your money’s worth. Kids can get creative with these to create their very own house monsters, or if they need a little more guidance, they can try these 15 easy Halloween crafts.
Not that you can’t buy a regular piano on Amazon, because you totally can. But this slightly smaller instrument (6 inches, 8 ounces) is meant for only your opposable digits.
An engagement ring
Do you want an almost three-carat princess-cut diamond ring with a platinum band? Do you have more than $17K to spare and are trusting enough to buy such a big purchase online? If so, we have the ring for you! In case you were wondering, here’s the real reason we propose with engagement rings.
Need a gift for the person who has everything? We guarantee this is one thing your friend doesn’t have. Apparently, this plastic pickle “yodels its little heart out at the push of a button.” If you have a pickle aficionado in your life, check out these 15 pickle-flavored foods.
French fry holder
Don’t you just hate when you’re eating some nice, crispy French fries on the go, but they go flying when you brake for a stoplight? Never fear! The “Fries on the Fly” multipurpose universal French fry holder is here. The base fits in standard car-cup holders and keeps fry containers upright so you can snack anytime you’re in the car. Didn’t finish them on the drive to your destination? You can hang the device from your belt and turn it into your personal fry holster.
Duct tape necktie
Ties have long been a go-to Father’s Day gift, but unless you’ve taken an inventory of Dad’s closet, you run the risk of buying him a tie that’s too similar or identical to one he already has. Luckily, there’s this one made out of duct tape that comes wrapped up like a roll of duct tape, which will surely become the most creative accessory in your dad’s wardrobe. Don’t miss these hidden gems on Amazon you’ll wish you knew about sooner.
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In theory, Pocksie temporary sticky pockets seem surprisingly practical, albeit odd. If you don’t want to lug around a purse and your outfit doesn’t have pockets, simply stick a temporary pocket on the inside of your jacket to keep your ID and credit cards on hand. Unfortunately, several reviewers say they don’t stick very well and are too small to fit even a driver’s license by itself.
Shakespearean insult bandages
Beige Band-Aids are blasé and cartoon characters are for kids, but when you have a paper cut, these bandages get you laughing through the pain. Each has a snub from the Bard himself, like “Do thou amend thy face, and I’ll amend my life” (from Henry IV, Part I). Next, check out these things you can buy on Amazon for less than a dollar.
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