24 Strangest Things You Can Buy at Walmart
We found the weirdest, wackiest, and most scratch-your-head-confusing items residing in the aisles of Walmart. Check 'em out!
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The world is a strange place. And judging by these items, Walmart is an even stranger place—in the best way possible. Whether you’re looking for an offbeat gift for that special someone or just something amusing for yourself, you’ll find the perfect thing right here. Get ready for some raised eyebrows and serious laughing out loud, and don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Poop Emoji Cake Pan
Sometimes your baking creations look like crap, but this time it’ll be on purpose! Your kids will love these whimsical—and completely icky—poop emoji silicone molds, which can be used for cake, candy, ice cream, and more. The very thought of poop-shaped food might make you cringe, but at least the pan is well-made: It’s heat-resistant up to 500 degrees and also dishwasher safe. Do you truly need a poop-emoji cake pan? It’s debatable (to some people). But these are the 15 things you should definitely be buying from Walmart.
Pickle-Ice Freeze Pops
Move over, strawberry and grape—there’s new ice-pop flavor in town. These pickle-flavored freeze pops from Van Holten’s are supposedly good for athletes since they have added electrolytes. We’ve also heard they’re really good for hangovers. (Just saying…) Feeling inspired to make your own frozen creations in the kitchen? Try these recipes for ice pops with unbelievable flavor. If these pickle freeze pops aren’t up your alley, check out these Walmart items you can’t buy anywhere else next time you stop by the superstore.
These “bite me” shark boxers are really funny…in a biting way. Perfect for any guy on a birthday or holiday, these undies will keep him laughing all year long. If you’re looking to pair this silly gift with a serious one, check out these 33 gifts for men that will make you look like a hero.
Cheeseburger Onion Rings
Burger or onion rings? Now you don’t have to choose! Two of your faves come together in this brilliantly gross snack that’s perfect for when you’ve got the munchies after a night out on the town. If you think these snacks are strange, check out these 15 truly weird food combinations chefs secretly love.
Are they socks? Are they slippers? Who cares—they’re amazing! With a cable-knit exterior and a super soft fleecy interior, these socks will keep you warm and cozy on even the coldest nights. Plus, they have silicone grips on the soles, so you won’t slip and slide around your house. Believe it or not, wearing crazy socks is scientifically proven to make you more successful.
“I Pity the Fool” Bathroom Art
Mr. T can make a guest appearance in your bathroom with this hilarious print. Give it to the men in your life as a not-so-subtle reminder regarding bathroom etiquette, or give it to friends as an unusual housewarming gift. Those new homeowners probably won’t be getting duplicates of this! This artwork may be more revealing than you think—your home decor actually reveals a lot about your personality.
Chia Pet “Golden Girls” Collection
The girls have been immortalized! Sophia and the gang can hang in your kitchen and show off their wild, ever-growing “hair.” If you want to adorn your home with more pop-culture icons, Chia also offers Dustin from Stranger Things and the always-adorable Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Creme Brulee Sandwich Cookies
For toddlers with sophisticated palates, Walmart brings you creme brulee cookies! Soft on the inside and crunchy on the out, these tasty (and slightly strange) treats are inspired by the famed French custard-and-caramelized-sugar dessert. Fans of Fancy Nancy are sure to love these. Just don’t blame us if your kid starts speaking with a French accent. To make your own fancy cookies, try these 7 easy options from Grandma’s recipe box that anyone can make.
Women’s Skeleton Mermaid Costume
Somethings go together, like peanut butter and jelly, and some things don’t, like mermaids and skeletons. Yet, here we are. This skeleton mermaid costume is a macabre take on Ariel for sure, but your goth friends will dig it.
Pink Animal Slippers
Why bother with regular old slippers when you can get fierce with a pair of pink, fluffy, ginormous animal slippers? They’re unisex, and they come in 11 styles—including traditional tiger, grizzly bear, and dinosaur—and a variety of sizes, so your whole pack can enjoy! Keep these cute and comfy slippers right by your door since you should always take off your shoes the minute you enter your house.
KITTYROO Cat Hoodie
For those who can’t be away from their kitties, this is the ultimate gift: a cat hoodie…that also carries your cat. The gray sweatshirt has a kangaroo pouch for your feline to snuggle into, as well as pom-pom drawstrings for him to play with. Strange or genius? We can’t decide. Here are some more amazing gifts for animal lovers.
We’re not sure why you need a pink leopard travel pillow that doubles as an iPad holder, but maybe we’re just not using our imaginations. This multitasking product is apparently good for at home or on the gogo, and you can plug in your headphones and kick back jungle-style.
Microwave Bacon Cooker
Think you know how to make bacon? Think again. Let us introduce you to the Bacon Wave, a microwave bacon tray that promises to cook your pork to crispy, juicy perfection. If that wasn’t all, this magical bacon holder cuts down on grease and calories, so you can pig out to your heart’s content. Here are 16 other foods you had no clue you could microwave.
Pink Octopus Coffee Mug
There’s so much to say about this bright pink octopus mug but so little time! After all, nothing says “good morning” like a tentacled, bright-eyed cephalopod filled with caffeine. Perhaps it’s just the pure shock of seeing the squid that helps wake you up. Whatever it takes, my friend, whatever it takes. By the way, this is how much coffee you need to drink to live longer.
Acupressure Foot Massager
This wooden foot massager kind of looks like an abacus gone wrong. But looks aren’t everything. Outfitted with spiky wheels and rounded knobs, this device activates and stimulates acupressure points for a great, at-home reflexology session. It’s big enough for both feet, so you can totally go to town on your tired tootsies.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
This throwback beauty product has been around for decades and launched sometime in the ’80s. The packaging still looks from that era, but that might be part of its charm. Celebs and influencers, including Mindy Kaling, have shouted out love for this product, dubbed the “world’s most powerful facial.” Here are some other amazing beauty gifts any woman will love.
Beacon of Light Cremation Urn
So apparently, Walmart carries a whole line of caskets and urns. Who knew? The collection is reasonably priced, in true Walmart fashion, and we are really feeling this Beacon of Light cremation urn, which features a dreamy lighthouse set against a colorful sunset. We’ll pay our last respects by saying, “Groovy, man.”
Christmas-Pattern Toilet Paper
Your kids might be horrified to see Santa on the toilet, or they might think it’s the funniest thing ever. The good, and weird, news is that Walmart carries such printed TP, so you check out their reaction for yourself. At the very least, it’s two-ply! For more laughs around the holidays, check out these funny Christmas gifts people actually received.
Animal-Shaped Flower Pot
We don’t know why, but these animal-shaped flower pots just crack us up. From a snoozing polar bear to a playful panda to a funky chicken, these succulent flowerpots made from resin are sure to bring cheer to any room or office. If you have trouble keeping plants alive, don’t miss these 12 healthy houseplant hacks for people who lack a green thumb.
Dog Nail Polish
Pooches often get treated like royalty, but this kind of takes the doghouse. This puppy nail polish from Fancy Finish comes in 20 dynamic doggy colors like Poodle Pink and Shimmer Champagne, and it promises to be “paw safe.” But, beware these pet products that vets never buy, so you shouldn’t either.
Pain in the Butt Diaper Rash Cream
Ouch! This diaper-rash cream has the BEST.NAME.EVER. Pediatrician-approved and made with all-natural ingredients like aloe and tea tree, this protective butt cream will help baby stay dry—and hopefully make mama laugh as she tries to get through her day. Even better? You might be able to borrow this diaper cream for yourself for a completely unrelated use. Here are the baby products that are great for adults—and brilliant ways to use them.
Funny Graphic Tee
This shirt is just saying what we’re thinking, right? It’s perfect for the gym, or better yet, for those days you skip your workout. Plus, it comes in eight colors, so you have lots of ways and styles to get your lazy point across. This shirt will make you laugh—and that’s a good thing. Here are 10 unexpected ways clothes can change your mood.
Moochie the Slacker Sloth
“Living life in the slow lane!” is the motto of this gag gift. Moochie, the Kato Kaelin of stuffies, comes with a bottle of liquor and a cigarette Velcro’ed to his hands, so he never has to leave the couch. And his comfy white tee is the perfect attire for his job as Chief Executive Slacker. In short, we are completely obsessed with Moochie.
People have populated their backyards with garden gnomes for centuries. Many cite Germany as the inventor of the gartenzwerge —or “garden dwarf”—since it’s a country with a rich, mystical forest culture of trolls, gnomes, fairies, and the like. This modern biker version from Walmart might not quite be what the early gnome creators had in mind. But hey, to each his gnome! This could be the perfect housewarming gift for the right person. And if you’re feeling extra ambitious, here are 22 homemade housewarming gifts that any new homeowner will love.
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