Insanely weird things under $25 that have near-perfect reviews

Bizarre but beloved.

Insanely weird things under $25 that have near-perfect reviews
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Doing the same things every day can quickly get boring. That’s where these insanely weird things that you can buy on Amazon for cheap come in. Not only is each item you’ll find below quirky enough that they’ll break up that sense of everyday monotony, but they are real problem-solvers. That’s why they come with near-perfect reviews. And since everything is $25 or less, you might just find yourself adding more than one to your cart.

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This glass planter with over 6,000 5-star ratings

Shelves, desks, nightstands — this glass planter is ideal for all sorts of small spaces. The frame is made from sturdy iron, with a small bird on the top to give it a touch of whimsy. Plus, the bulb is large enough to propagate plant trimmings, or even just hold hydroponic plants. It’s a proven fan-favorite, with over 6,000 perfect ratings.

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An adhesive that bonds to metal, glass & more

Not only is this adhesive so versatile that you can use it on metal, glass, fiberglass, wood, and more, but the temperature-resistant formula stays flexible — even in extreme conditions. It’s suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use. And unlike some adhesives, this one creates a permanent bond that’s formulated to last.

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These shirt-collar extenders that add up to 1 inch of extra space

If your shirt collar is a little too tight for your liking, consider taking a look at these extenders. They add up to a full inch of extra space for your neck — and they work just as well on collars as they do on buttoned sleeves.

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A portable label maker that doesn’t require ink or toner

You won’t have to purchase any additional ink or toner when using this label maker, as it uses thermal printing to create your personalized labels. The battery lasts for up to two months before it’ll need to be recharged. And with a variety of fonts and symbols to choose from, creating custom labels for a variety of purposes is a total breeze.

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These raised pet food bowls with *thousands* of positive reviews

Unlike the bowl your cat may be eating from, this one features a raised base to help promote a natural, healthy eating posture. Its oval shape helps keep your cat’s whiskers from scraping uncomfortably against the sides — and thousands of reviewers awarded it either four or five stars. “Perfect for my cats!” raved one reviewer. “No spilling, no dropping food away from bowl, no vomiting, no breaking, easy wipe-out!”

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An anchor that helps stabilize your beach umbrella

You won’t have to constantly readjust your beach umbrella once you’ve inserted it into this anchor. It twists down deep into sand, helping keep your umbrella stable so that it doesn’t tip over. Plus, the universal design makes it suitable for use with nearly any umbrella.

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These nesting food storage containers with color-coordinated lids

Tired of searching for a matching lid for that food storage container? That won’t be a problem with this nesting container set from Joseph Joseph. With five containers in a set, each one has a color coordinated lid so they’re easy to match up. And the pieces are all dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe for less hassle.

  • Available colors: 2

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These fun drink coasters that look like mini pizzas

You can keep your sink area dry and clean with the help of this sponge holder, which has an extra-long design that can fit soap, scrubbers, or dish brushes too. It’s made of grippy silicone that’s heat resistant and dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to clean. And the ridged design helps keep your items elevated so they can dry out in between uses.

  • Available colors: 5

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These nonslip pants hangers with a 4.7-star overall rating

If you’re running out of space on your closet shelves, consider transferring all those pants onto these hangers. Their open-ended design makes it easy to place pants on them, while a grippy rubber coating helps keep them from sliding out of place. Their slim profile takes up very little space on your closet rod — and people seem to like this, as these boast a 4.7-star rating after over 16,000 shoppers weighed in.

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A retractable dish rack that takes up hardly any space

Throw out that bulky dish rack in favor of this retractable version. Not only does it fold down to a fraction of its size when not in use, but nonslip feet on the bottom also help keep it from shifting out of place. It works just as well drying reusable food bags as it does with dishware.

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These dragonfly string lights that are powered by the sun

If you’re looking for a unique alternative to outdoor string lights, search no further than these dragonfly lights. An attached solar panel keeps them lit for up to 10 hours at night — and since they’re waterproof, there’s no need to worry about them short-circuiting in the rain.

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This pretty desk organizer with space for so many things

Pens, sticky notes, notebook — this organizer has more than enough space for all sorts of office supplies. Two sliding drawers in the front give you somewhere to stash small items, while multiple compartments on the top provide ample room for any items you want to keep easily within reach. Choose from nine colors.

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A heat-resistant spoon rest that sits on the edge of your pot

Don’t waste a paper towel the next time you need somewhere to place that dirty stirrer. Instead, pop it into this spoon rest. Not only is it shaped like a cute dog, but it’s also made from tough silicone that’s so heat-resistant that you can even place it right on the edge of your pot without having to worry about it melting. “I tried my wooden, plastic and metal handled spoons and they were all different sizes the little dog mouth held them all pretty well,” wrote one reviewer.

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These reusable food covers that stretch to fit nearly any container

If you’ve got a bunch of plasticware containers with missing lids, these covers are a clever replacement. They stretch to fit nearly any container or bowl — and the elastic hems help keep them firmly in place. And unlike some covers, these ones are completely BPA-free.

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A mount that lets you attach an AirTag to your pet’s collar

This mount is worth its weight in gold if you’ve ever wondered where your dog wanders off to when you let them outside. Once you’ve placed an AirTag inside, you can attach it to nearly any dog collar or harness, allowing you to keep track of their location in real time. Plus, the waterproof design helps keep the AirTag safe in poor weather.

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This power strip that sits flush against your outlets

Whereas some power strips have bulky plugs that jut out from the wall, this one features a flat plug that sits flush, giving it a sleek and subtle appearance. No tools are required in order to affix it to the outlet. And unlike some strips, this one also comes with a bonus adhesive cord concealer kit.

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A bib that helps keep beard trimmings out of your sink

Cleaning beard trimmings from your sink can be a real pain, making this bib a smart investment. Two suction cups secure to the mirror in front of you, holding the bib out so that it catches any hair that falls its way. Once finished, the smooth fabric makes it easy to shake it out into a trash can for a quick clean.

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These inflatable trays with a 4.5-star overall rating

Turn a get-together into a party with some snacks and these inflatable trays make them so easy to serve (even when it involves ice). When you’re all done, they pack down flat. No wonder it’s earned so many fans, including hundreds of five-star reviews.

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A non-toxic conditioner to revive leather accessories, furniture & more

This cult-favorite leather conditioner has racked up more than 40,000 five-star reviews because it’s effective and easy to use. Just take it from this shopper who wrote: “I used this on leather chairs and leather purses. Cleaned up great. Not hard to use but allow yourself enough time to absorb. [...] One of my coach purses was in awful shape. It now looks beautiful.”

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This product-emptying set so you make use of every last drop

Bottles are often hard to stand upside down and fully use up, which explains why thousands of Amazon shoppers have turned to this bottle-emptying kit and can’t stop singing its praises. Made from durable plastic that’s BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, they come in packs of one, two, or four.

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This all-in-one packing cube set that will have you traveling like a pro

Whether your packing skills need improvement or you just love any opportunity to get even more organized, this travel cube set is for you. The eight-piece set includes everything you need to bring order to your luggage: four packing cubes in assorted sizes, a toiletry bag, an accessories, bag, a shoe bag, and a laundry bag. Each piece is made of durable twill fabric that’s designed to travel well, and the set comes in over a dozen colors.

  • Available colors: 15

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A mounted jar opener that has a 4.7-star overall rating

If you’re having trouble opening that pickle jar, it’s not a problem when you have this opener. Its metal teeth latch on the lid, making it easy to pop open with a gentle twist. You can use it with lids of nearly any shape or size — and each order comes with screws so that you can mount it underneath your cabinets.

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This highly rated dog toy that looks like a tub of fried chicken

Bored dogs can quickly get up to no good, so why not keep them entertained with this squeaky toy? Both pieces of chicken have squeakers on the inside — and the tub features a crinkly texture that makes it fun to chew on. Or, if your dog isn’t a fan of chicken, you can also grab it as a bag of chips, acorn, cactus, and more. Boasting a 4.6-star rating after almost 25,000 reviews, this is beloved by dogs and dog people alike.

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This pour-over coffee maker with a reuseable filter

Buying pre-made cold brew from the store quickly adds up, so why not try using this pour-over coffee maker to whip yourself up a batch at home? Its reusable filter is made from rust-resistant stainless steel — and the temperature-resistant glass walls are designed to withstand being filled with hot water.

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A decorative shelf that adds personality & storage

Show off your collections and add a little extra personality at the same time with this moon-shaped shelf. It’s “a lot sturdier than I thought it would be,” according to a reviewer. Choose from distressed, rustic white or brown.

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An organizer with 4.8 stars for the office, kitchen & beyond

This trusty mesh organizer with slanted shelves can be used for a lot more than pens and pencils (though it’s certainly great for that, too). Reviewers have stored everything from remote controls to cooking tools and hair brushes in it. With a 4.8-star overall rating after more than 7,000 reviews, it’s clearly a favorite.

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This hand-painted birdhouse for a decorative touch

There are birdhouses, then there are hand-painted birdhouses complete with tiny mushrooms, foliage, and stepping stones. This one is clearly the latter, made of resin that looks like a ceramic flowerpot with a whole mini world inside. And if that’s not your vibe, select from a giant acorn, a watering can, or rustic-looking traditional birdhouses.

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A shoe deodorizer set that lasts up to 6 months

Keep your kicks smelling fresh, with these fan-favorite shoe deodorizers. They fit in just about any shoe, and last for up to six months. Plus, they’re fragrance-free.

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A fun night light with 3 brightness settings

This duck-shaped night light offers three different brightness settings and can be controlled with just a tap, making it as functional as it is fun. “Love the brightness & how adorable & functional the light is,” one shopper wrote about it. With hundreds of five-star reviews, they’re not alone.

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This tote for your water bottle & other essentials

Make packing light easy with this water bottle pouch with secure zippered pockets, accessory slots, and a removable shoulder strap. There’s even a slot that lets a straw peek through.

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Some stretchy bands that keep your trash bags in place

Prevent unpleasant messes with these genius trash can bands that keep your trash bags in place. It suits round and rectangular cans of all sizes Plus, it also works to keep boxes, wrapping paper, and more secured.

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These pimple patches with more than 100,000 5-star reviews

With more than 100,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, it’s safe to say that these pimple patches are much beloved. And how do they stack up to other brands? “I’ve tried several patches to deal with hormonal breakouts. These are the only ones that adhere so well and stay on. They aren’t irritating like similarly branded patches,” according to one shopper. “I have tried other brands but always make my way back to this one because it just works so much better than the others,” another wrote.

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A clever brown sugar saver that prevents clumps

If you’ve ever gone to bake only to find your brown sugar has ventured into rock-like territory, this handy brown sugar saver — a tiny moisture-regulating device — is poised to become a kitchen MVP. It helps brown sugar maintain a soft, pliant texture, and when used in snack containers for chips, popcorn, or pretzels, it helps absorb moisture so things stay crisp.

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These AirTag holder cards that slip into your wallet

Designed to perfectly and securely hold an AirTag, these AirTag card cases are each the size of a typical credit card and have an ultra-thin, .1-inch profile so you can track your wallet without adding bulk. In addition to looking snazzy, the perforated design makes these even more lightweight than a traditional card.

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A laser-cut wind spinner that’s completely mesmerizing

Made from durable stainless steel, as it moves, this wind spinner reveals intricate laser-cut patterns and color that add soothing — and mesmerizing — movement to your house or yard. It’s weather-resistant so will last through snow and rain, and if this cute cat isn’t your vibe, you can choose from a hummingbird, owl, or mandalas.

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Some hand-painted tree decor that makes your backyard come alive

A playful touch for your forest friends, this tree face decor features hand-painted pieces in vibrant colors that are each totally unique. They’re sizable enough to pack a punch, too — the eyes are about 5.5 inches wide, the nose is 6 inches long, and the mouth 4 inches wide. Cast in durable resin, these are designed to maintain their vivid color for the long term.

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These colorful fire packets that make you a wizard of the flames

Whether you’d like to convince your guests you’re now a working wizard, or just want to add some razzle-dazzle to your fire, these Magical Flames packets are worth a peek. To deploy, simply toss one to three unopened packets right onto your fire, and enjoy instant, multicolored flames that burn up to an hour.

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This versatile safety tool you can keep in your car in case of emergency

For peace of mind in case of an emergency, this safety hammer is a good tool to stash in your car. The versatile tool features a hardened steel glass breaker (with a protective cover), a seatbelt cutter, and a flat hammer. The highly rated tool comes in your choice of bright orange or glow in the dark designs.

  • Available colors: 2

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A clothes drying rack that folds up like an umbrella for storage

Rather than laying wet clothes on every flat surface in sight (everyone does that, right?), this clothes drying rack has a clever tripod design so it can collapse like an umbrella when not in use. It holds up to 30 garments and is 64 inches tall, so even the longest maxi dresses should clear the floor. It opens with the press of a button and is easy to collapse.

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A highly rated beard balm that helps moisturize & soften

Rocketing up the charts at Amazon, multipurpose beard balm can be used as a leave-in treatment or a wash-off conditioning mask — either way, hydrating ingredients like cocoa butter, argan oil, and shea butter work their hair-softening magic. Bergamot and cedarwood impart a delicious scent. With a 4.5-star rating after nearly 3,000 shoppers weighed in, this balm is proving a beard favorite.

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These cushy pads that make your seat belt so much more comfortable

Avoid the pinching and chaffing that can be caused by some seatbelts by adding one of these cushy belt pads. They have a universal design that should fit just about any seat belt, and the quilted design provides a soft feel that doesn’t dig into skin — plus they come in so many colors and patterns, so you can go with a neutral option that matches your car interior or something colorful that pops.

  • Available colors: 18

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A solar-powered garden light with a whimsical celestial design

Add some whimsy to your outdoor space with this celestial light. For one, it’s solar-powered so it lights up at night without the need for cords or batteries. For another, its crackle-glass globe, blue moon, and gold stars double as decor for your garden or lawn. It’s also made from corrosion-resistant, waterproof materials.

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This quick-drying towel set that’s so versatile

Made from soft, absorbent microfiber, this quick-drying towel set includes three different sizes: a large towel for your body, a medium towel for your hair, and a small towel for your face. The set is available in eight colors and comes in a mesh carrying bag, so it’s great for the beach, the gym, the pool, camping, travel, or yoga.

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An adorable ring dish shaped like a cat — or several other animals

This jewelry dish has a silver cat with a long tail to hold your rings, plus a ceramic base to collect bracelets, earrings, necklaces, coins, or other trinkets. If you’re not into cats, it also comes in several other adorable designs, including a dinosaur, elephant, unicorn, bulldog, cactus, or flamingo.

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An adorable garlic crusher that looks like a vampire

Both fun and functional, this Gracula garlic grinder minces garlic in seconds for quick, easy food prep — without stinking up your fingers with unwanted odors. You can also use it to grind herbs, crush nuts, mince ginger, and prep chili peppers.

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These hangers for bras, tanks & more that maximize closet space

If you’re running out of space in your drawers, these tank-top hangers provide a compact way to store your camis, tanks, and bras in your closet. Each one has eight vertical rows with non-slip divots and snag-resistant rubber tips. They’re also made out of durable metal with swivel hooks to support up to 20 pounds.

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These plug-and-play power savers that cut down on your energy usage

Plug these power savers into your outlets to slash your energy consumption by up to 35%. They stabilize the voltage and current to not only minimize power usage, but extend the lifespan of your appliances and electronics. The green lights indicate that they’re working and they’re made from fire-resistant, explosion-proof materials.

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This hilarious, easy-to-learn game that’s reviewers’ “best Amazon purchase”

Reviewers are “absolutely obsessed” with Beat That! — a wacky game of challenges that they called “hilarious,” “so much fun for everyone,” and their “best Amazon purchase” to date. The box contains 160 cards that have you complete challenges involving the included cups, chopsticks, ping pong balls, tokens, dice, and memo pads, but the game takes two minutes to learn and is suitable for groups of up to eight players.

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This pro-strength cleaner for spilled paint, chewing gum, sap, & more

You can use Goof Off to remove dried latex paint, sticker residue, chewing gum, candle wax, tree sap, adhesive, and tar from tons of different surfaces. While its professional-strength formula cuts through messes and accidents, it won’t damage wood, glass, metal, brick, baseboards, concrete, or car exteriors — and reviewers wrote that it’s “easy to use” and “works well.”

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A feather rod toy that cats are “obsessed” with

Cat owners wrote that their fur babies are “obsessed” with this feather rod and “beg for this toy.” The 36-inch pole has guinea bird feathers on the end that activate your cat’s hunting instincts, so they stay engaged, entertained, and active.

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This smart charger for your rechargeable batteries

If you’re sick of wasting your money on single-use batteries, pick up a set of rechargeable ones and this smart battery charger. It’s widely compatible with various types and shapes (from AAA to 9V) thanks to its adaptable slots and intelligent voltage-sensing mechanism.

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A viral mini waffle maker that’s so easy to use

Why does the Dash mini waffle maker have an average 4.6-star rating from over 238,000 reviewers? It’s a quick, simple way to make 4-inch waffles in minutes — and it’s so easy, even reviewers’ “kids can use it independently.” Just pour in the batter, close the non-stick iron, wait for the light to go off, and enjoy. It also comes in tons of cute colors and patterns.

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These pumice cleaners that remove rust & hard water stains when nothing else will

When it came to removing hard water rings in toilets, rust stains in showers, lime build-up on porcelain, discoloration on tile, and grease on grills, “nothing worked” until reviewers tried these pumice cleaners — which “exceeded expectations” and “worked beautifully!” The pumice erodes stains without damaging your stuff, and the built-in handles provide leverage for easier use.

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A water shield spray you can use to waterproof shoes, clothes, bags, & more

Spray this best-selling Scotchgard water shield on most fabrics to create invisible, long-lasting waterproof protection. Since it dries clear and odorless while maintaining the fabric’s breathability, you can use it to protect and waterproof upholstery, luggage, backpacks, clothing, and footwear. “I always use it on my canvas and suede shoes,” one reviewer wrote. “It’s a staple in my house.”

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This reusable, eco-friendly way to store your leftover produce

These Food Huggers are an easy, eco-friendly way to store your leftover produce. The silicone discs come in various sizes and have flexible lips that slip right over the cut end of your fruits and vegetables. They’re also washable, dishwasher-safe, and reusable, so when compared to foil, plastic wrap, or plastic bags, they’re better for both the environment and your wallet.

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This durable umbrella that closes inside-out

Reviewers wrote that this reverse umbrella has a “great design” and is a fantastic option “when it comes to high winds.” Yes, it’s durable and practical with its fiberglass frame and C-shaped wrist handle — but its real selling point is the fact that it closes inside-out, which allows the water to drain right off for quick, easy drying.

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An instant pocket that magnetically attaches to your clothes

The Running Buddy is designed for (you guessed it) running due to its water-resistant, bounce-free design — but granted it attaches to most pants using a brilliant magnetic design, it’s also great for travel, festivals, adventuring, light hikes, and walking the dog. Its small, chafe-free pouch acts as an instant pocket that creates secure storage for your phone, keys, and money.

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This emergency tent that keeps body heat in & water out

Keep this emergency Life Tent in your car or bug-out bag. It weighs under 9 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand, but when assembled between trees, it fits two people, maintains 90% of your body heat, and keeps water and wind out. The pack also includes a 120-decibel emergency whistle and a drawstring you can use to repair gear or tie down your supplies.

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An LED basketball so you can play well into the night

The game doesn’t have to end just because it’s getting dark. This LED basketball comes with replaceable batteries and activates on impact to light up in 30-second intervals. It’s also water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about puddles or light rain.

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This adorable mushroom light that’s solar-powered

If you’re into the cottagecore vibe, this mushroom fairy house adds an adorable, whimsical touch to your yard, garden, or balcony. It’s solar-powered, so it absorbs light from the sun during the day and turns on automatically at night; that way, you don’t have to worry about batteries or cords.