21 Hilariously Weird Stuff 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 (and the fun begins!). Here's a list of weird stuff you can buy on Amazon.
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Amazon is your go-to site for almost everything. Between the Amazon products you use every day and the perfect Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list, how could it not be? It’s smart shopping and entertainment all in one! But your favorite online retailer doesn’t just carry normal, useful items; it’s also got some super weird stuff.
Not only do these strange products exist—people actually buy them! Almost all of these funny items have nearly perfect five-star ratings. After all, as they say, one person’s trash is another’s treasure.
From a rubber chicken purse and a yodeling pickle to a zen kitty litter box, here’s some of the best weird stuff you can find on Amazon. 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 Prime Day sales (or even the pre-Prime Day promos, if you’re an early bird).
Mini hand squirrel
Why? The better question may be: Why not? When it comes to weird stuff, 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 more funny gag gifts that can get anyone laughing.
“My third graders get a kick out of using this puppet,” writes teacher Kim Komar. In a classroom or not, it sure is weird.
Burritos dodgeball card game
This out-of-the-box game is part of Amazon’s weird stuff that’s surprisingly popular (there are 30,000+ five-star ratings!). Throw Throw Burrito combines a card game with dodgeball. Collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking and throwing stuffed burritos. But be warned, you might want to play this game in the backyard (as in, away from anything breakable).
Verified purchaser Jared Nagreen says, “We found that it adds a lot of excitement to toss the burritos out of reach before you start so you have to go grab them before a brawl or battle. Seriously, this is probably my favorite game at this point, and I will always recommend it!” Psst! You might also like these stories of hysterically bad ideas that actually worked out well.
If you love a good theme, get this baguette pillow to match your new baguette slippers! At 40 inches long (the size of a preschooler!), it’s not a subtle decor item, but reviewers say it’s surprisingly comfy. For a more traditional place to rest your head and dream about bread, buy one of the best pillows for every type of sleeper.
“My sweet daughter bought this for me for Easter. It’s adorable!” raves five-star reviewer Gracie. “My kiddo knows I love bread and soft, squishy pillows–and this fits the bill. Its large size is very huggable, and the material is super soft. Love this pillow!”
Rubber chicken purse
They add, “I knew I had to have it. It’s not even all that weird, especially for anyone who has a soft spot for chickens…and there are many of us. It’s a perfectly usable and very cute satchel-style purse.”
We didn’t think this five-minute toilet timer for the porcelain throne was a necessity, but it has over 13,000 five-star ratings that say otherwise. It even made it onto Shark Tank! If you’re going to buy weird stuff, might as well buy weird stuff for the bathroom.
It’s as funny as it is practical, writes reviewer Wanda D. “It was meant as a gag gift and certainly is funny but everyone flips it once they see it,” she explains. “The kids try to beat the timer now, and we’re all more aware of the time spent in there.”
Zen kitty litter box
You’ve heard of a zen garden, but what about a zen garden litter box? This miniature desktop set (not an actual litter box for a cat!) comes complete with a “litter box” tray, a bag of sand, two feline figurines and five decorative rocks for your zen pleasure.
Reviewer Jerry B. says, “Its petite size and playful design can easily brighten any space and act as a conversation starter. It’s a lovely gift for anyone who appreciates felines or the tranquility of a Zen garden.” If you get it, here’s what home decor says about you.
Dachshund garden gnome
We’re not sure what to say about this one…mostly because we’re laughing too hard to form a coherent thought. That said, you might know a dog lover or two who would appreciate this little stone resin dachshund sculpture. The gnome can also saddle up on a pug, corgi, Frenchi, yorkie or yellow lab if that’s more to your liking.
“My fiancé and I just bought a house last year and no matter how many flowers and bushes we planted, it still looked meh. Then I came [across] this mythical statue and that changed everything. My backyard transformed from a boring lawn to a majestic forest of wonders. 10/10 recommend,” raves Victoria McCklesley.
Cat-butt tissue holder
What’s cuter than pulling a tissue from a cat-butt holder? Um, we can probably think of a few things. But if you can’t, this fluffy feline holder stores your tissues in a fun, albeit strange and slightly weird, way.
“I’ve even had a few folks think he was real, at first glimpse!” boasts verified purchaser Sarah. “Sturdy, holds a small, square box of tissues well, and is a great talking piece. LOVE having him around!”
Toast-shaped night lamp
Speaking of night-lights, forgo the boring variety and opt for this novelty toast version. Children can sleep soundly next to their favorite breakfast food, but kid-at-heart adults love it too.
Happy customer D3cipher used it as an ambient light at work, writing: “Gone are the times where I care about fitting in…especially in the office. Now working hybrid I wanted more things that reflected my personality. It provided me with a little ounce of happiness, and I am sure that it can do the same for someone else also. So screw it, just buy it. Let’s get that bread.”
Tiny plastic babies
She writes: “I bought these so I could hide them everywhere for my fiancé to find. At first, he thought it was a charming new bit of mine. He thought I only had one or two of these tiny plastic babies. He thought wrong. Hearing his deep exhausted sigh followed by ‘Oh my god’ because he has found baby #175 has brought me more joy than I could ever describe. The fear in his eyes when he opens anything because he is expecting a small plastic baby has produced more serotonin than you can imagine. We will be finding these for the next 70 years. I will purchase these again.”
When it comes to weird stuff on Amazon, there are some items that are universally loved. This realistic-looking tortilla throw blanket, which wraps you up like a human burrito, is one of them. There are more than 54,000 five-star ratings professing their love for this super-soft cozy throw blanket design. It also comes in cookie, waffle and pizza prints, if you prefer.
“I’m multiple washes in on this blanket—I’m talking over a year’s worth—and this blanket is still causing fights over who gets to use it,” says Jennifer, mirroring hundreds of other reviewers. “It’s so soft and snuggly. It doesn’t get gross and sad looking after the first few washes. A great blanket, burrito or not.”
Pet butler prank 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. That’s why this pet butler gift is actually just an empty box you can use to prank unsuspecting pet-obsessed friends and family members.
“This box is beyond funny,” writes verified purchaser Chris. “It’s [like] reading something from The Onion. My sister-in-law thought it was real for almost all of Christmas Day. Very funny and witty.”
Concerned about the arrival of this weird stuff? Jeanne H. says, “They all appeared to be alive and very active. There was no bad smell or anything like that. I’m very happy!”
Looking for weird stuff 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, you might also want to pick up these pickle-flavored foods.
Five-star reviewer Morgan calls this the best annoying gift ever. “Looking to give your nephew a super annoying gift?” she asks. “This is the one for you! Your brother/sister/whatever will never forget this gift-giving and will forever try to top it…there is no topping it!”
Corgi butt accessories
The many corgi memes that exist on the Internet don’t lie: People can’t get enough of this cute pup’s rear end. Get a pair of fluffy slippers, a wall-mounted bottle opener or a stuffed purse—all featuring a corgi derrière.
Reviewer Lupe Torrejon writes, “Got these for my sister for a Christmas present and she loves these! If I could add more stars on the softness I would! They are incredibly soft!”
Shakespearean insult bandages
Beige Band-Aids are blasé, but you’ve outgrown cartoon characters. The next time you have a paper cut, these Shakespearean bandages will help you laugh 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).
Not only does this weird stuff make for a funny gift, Dax Kempton says “Now all my children speak like they are from Shakespeare’s time.”
If you’re buying these as a gift for someone who’s on your account, check out how to hide your Amazon orders so you don’t spoil the surprise.
Pooping pooches calendar
Forgo the inspirational quotes or traditional landscape imagery. This bonkers pooch calendar offers 12 months of puppers pooping in various locales. Bonus: $1 from the sale of each purchase goes to the Maui Humane Society. If you like this idea (but not necessarily the pooping pups), check out these heartwarming gifts that give back.
“It’s absolutely the best calendar with pictures of dogs pooping that I’ve ever seen,” raves Andrew B. “It has pictures of real dogs taking real poops. Just pooping it up the way nature intended.”
Screaming goat set
Screaming goats are having a moment, and if you buy this screaming goat figurine and book, you’ll get to experience that moment up close. Annoy your partner or roommate with on-command goat noises 24/7, then make it up to them with these funny goat pictures.
Verified purchaser Susan Hammerschmidt says, “I bought this to lighten the mood at work—and it worked! Great gift for coworkers, family [and] friends. Sure to bring a laugh!” Here are more gifts for coworkers.
Pizza socks (in a pizza box)
When Angela Frank gave these as a gift, her recipient “couldn’t stop giggling at how much it actually looked like a pizza (little pizza table and all). They absolutely love how cute and comfortable the socks are! Perfect fun little gift for any occasion.”
“With sandals this great, no other shoes/sandals can be worn again,” promises five-star reviewer Mike Schwartz.
“Upon opening the package the Star Spangled Banner immediately began to play out of thin air. I put it on and then there was a knock at my door, when I opened it it was none other than the ghost of George Washington presenting me with my very own pair of bald eagles,” writes five-star reviewer Alex.
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