Random sh*t on Amazon that's so cheap & clever you'll wish you had it sooner

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Random sh*t on Amazon that's so cheap & clever you'll wish you had it sooner
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If you’re scanning Amazon with no particular items on your shopping list, you might come across some random stuff. I’m talking about the products that cause you to stop scrolling for a minute because you’re staring in bewilderment and thinking, “Why didn’t I buy these already?” Luckily for everybody reading this, I’ve put together a list of those kinds of products, and they’re incredibly cheap. From fruit-infuser water bottles to Bluetooth keyboards, I’ve made sure to include a little something for everyone.


A nourishing cream that helps strengthen brittle nails

Whether your nails are dry, brittle, or chipping away, this cream may be able to help. It’s formulated with calcium and jojoba oil, which work together to help strengthen weak nails as well as hydrate your cuticles. Plus, the lightweight coconut scent is a refreshing touch.


These compact organizers that’ll fit nearly any plastic baggie

Instead of storing your plastic baggies in the crummy box they came in, why not transfer them into these organizers? They’re designed to fit nearly any baggie, from snack- to gallon-sized ones — all while nonslip feet on the bottom help keep them from shifting around inside your drawers.


A phone holder that attaches to your plane’s tray table

You don’t have to hold your phone up for that entire flight — just use this mount to clip it to the tray table in front of you. It’s designed to work with nearly any phone, while dual joints let you adjust the viewing angle up to 360 degrees. Plus, the compact size takes up hardly any space in your carry-on bag.


An easy-to-clean pet brush that massages as it de-sheds

There’s nothing wrong with having pet hair on your floors, though if you’d like to keep it to a minimum? Give your pets a good once-over with this brush every week. Its silicone bristles provide a gentle massage as they de-shed your pet — and there’s even a removable screen that makes it easy to clean out once you’re finished.


A handheld fan that can run for up to 21 hours

Not only is this handheld fan great for keeping cool while you’re on the go, but its rechargeable battery also lasts for up to 21 hours before you need to plug it in. But if that isn’t enough? You can even use it as an external power bank if needed — just in case your phone dies.


A bib that helps keep your sink clean from beard trimmings

Tired of wiping beard trimmings out of your sink? Not a problem when you have this bib. Two suction cups attach to your mirror, spreading the bib out in front of you so that it can catch all those loose hairs once they fall downwards. And since the fabric is super-slick, the trimmings easily slide off and into a trashcan once you’re ready to empty it out.


This salad dressing shaker that’s easy to fill up

With an extra-wide mouth that allows for easy filling, this shaker is a must-have for anyone who likes making their own salad dressing. The screw-top lid is leakproof, helping keep your fridge safe from spills — and the one-handed open/close top allows for easy pouring.


The color-changing lip balm with a hint of glimmer

With a little sparkle and a hydrating formula, this lip balm helps moisturize chapped lips while also giving you a touch of glam that’s suitable for everyday wear. The best part? It changes color depending on your skin’s pH level, which means that the color will be completely unique to you.


This infuser bottle that adds delicious fruit flavors to your water

If you aren’t a fan of drinking plain water, consider staying hydrated with this infuser bottle. Just fill the infusion core with your favorite blend of fresh fruits, and their flavors will gradually seep out, giving your water a delicious taste. Plus, there’s even a nonslip grip on the side to help you keep a firm handle when sipping at the gym.


The miniature waffle maker that takes up hardly any space

Unlike the giant waffle makers you’ve likely seen before, this miniature version only weighs 1 pound, making it great for cramped kitchens, RVs, dorm rooms, and more. Its nonstick plates won’t latch onto your food — and if you aren’t into waffles, you can also use it to make biscuit pizzas, hash browns, cookies, and more.


This compact lamp with 2 convenient USB ports in the back

If your nightstand is on the smaller side, this lamp features a compact base that takes up very little space. It also features two USB ports in the back so that you can charge your phone while you sleep — and a few taps on the base is all it takes to dim the bulb by up to three levels.


This wearable nail polish holder that helps prevent spills

Whether you’re traveling or relaxing at home, this nail polish holder can help prevent spills. Simply slip it onto your fingers, then insert your polish bottle into the top. As long as you don’t flip your hand upside-down, you can rest assured that the bottle won’t spill — and you even have the choice of more than 20 fun colors.


These beauty sponges that are made without any latex

Unlike some beauty sponges, these ones don’t contain any latex, making them suitable for use on sensitive skin. You can also use them wet or dry depending on the look you’re going for — and they easily rinse clean under running water when dirty. Two of the sponges feature a flat side that covers more surface area, and the other two have angled tips for working into smaller spaces like around the nose or under the eyes. Best of all, each order comes packaged in a storage container to keep out dust.


These leak-resistant wine glasses made from stainless steel

Not only do these wine glasses come with matching leak-resistant lids, but each one is also made from tough stainless steel that won’t rust over time. But if that isn’t enough? They’re also double-wall insulated, which helps keep your reds and whites at their ideal temperature for a longer period of time than traditional glassware.


The cold brew coffee maker that comes with a reusable filter

The cost of buying pre-made cold brew from the store quickly adds up, so why not make your own at home using this pitcher? It comes with a reusable stainless steel filter, and its flip-cap lid helps prevent spills inside your fridge. Or, if you aren’t into cold brew, you can also use it to make a fresh batch of tea.


These dishcloths that will end up saving you a bunch of money

While it’s easy to grab a paper towel, it’s even better to seek out a Swedish dishcloth. Not only do these dishcloths serve the same purpose, but they’re reusable and much less wasteful. Crafted from cellulose and cotton, these cloths become soft when wet. They can absorb a surprising amount and will end up saving you a ton on paper goods when they’re fully in rotation. Grab them in one of six colors.


These self-draining dishes that can help your bars of soap last longer

Letting your bars of soap sit in a puddle of water will cause them to deteriorate faster, so why not grab these soap dishes? Raised slats in the center lift your bars away from pooling water, while a channel in the front lets that water drain away into your sink. Plus, the silicone material easily wipes clean with a damp cloth when dirty.


A chainmail scrubber that won’t ruin your cast iron seasoning

Using a regular sponge on your cast iron cookware can ruin that layer of seasoning you’ve built up — instead, use this chainmail scrubber. It gently removes all that baked-on crud, yet won’t scrape away the seasoning. And since it’s made from stainless steel, there’s no need to worry about it rusting over time.


The reusable straws that are compatible with large tumblers

Drinking from a straight straw can be a little tricky when you’re using a tumbler — luckily, these straws feature angled tips that make it easy to sip. They’re also reusable and come with a pipette brush to help you clean them from the inside out.


A stackable organizer for your cat & dog food cans

Designed to fit pet food cans that are 3 ounces in size, this organizer is a smart way to help maximize cabinet space. There’s enough space to hold up to two weeks’ worth of food, making it easy to give food to kennels, or even your friend who offered to watch your pet while you’re traveling. And if your pet eats cans of food larger than 3 ounces? It’s also available in a 5.5-ounce size.


This roller stick that helps you soothe sore, aching muscles

Whether your legs or arms are feeling sore, this roller stick might be able to help. The seven rollers all move individually, helping prevent hair from getting caught when you’re using it — and the nonslip handles make it easy to keep a firm grip. Plus, its compact size makes taking it with you to the gym a total breeze.


A supportive knee pillow that can help alleviate back pain

Side sleepers can appreciate this knee pillow, as it helps keep your spine aligned while you’re lying down, which can lead to less back pain. The cover is also removable — just in case you need to wash it — and the foam filling even contours to the shape of your knees for added comfort. The real gamechanger, though, is a built-in strap that keeps the pillow in place overnight.


This loose-leaf tea infuser that’ll make you a believer

It’s hard not to conclude that Nessie exists after seeing this Nessie in your favorite tea cup. This adorable loose-leaf tea infuser is built as a steeping spoon with a long handle to avoid getting too close to your beverage. It’s great and quite functional for people who are new to the world of loose leaf, and is made from easy-to-clean silicone.


An under-cabinet jar opener that’s easy to install

Whether you’re having trouble opening pickle jars or a bottle of nail polish, this opener can help. It’s designed to work with lids of nearly any size, as the strong metal teeth provide a firm grip that gets them open with a gentle twist. The best part? It stays hidden underneath your cabinets until you need it, and comes with peel-and-stick adhesive for easy installation.


These stylish cloud slides made with ultra-soft EVA soles

Not only are these cloud slides incredibly on trend but they’re also made with soft EVA soles that help cushion your joints as you move. The textured bottoms also provide some extra grip, helping keep you safe if you decide to wear them in the shower — and you even have the choice of four colors: pink, black, green, or grey.

Available sizes: 6 Women / 5 Men — 12.5 Women / 10.5 Men


The hydrating eye cream that can help soothe away inflammation

Dab this cream underneath your eyes, and it can help soothe away inflammation so that you’re left looking refreshed and awake. It’s formulated with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid that work together to moisturize any dry spots, while guava extract helps brighten skin. But if that isn’t enough? Its small size makes it perfect for taking with you on vacation.


This lightweight setting powder that comes in 6 shades

With a lightweight formula, this setting powder is a smart choice for anyone looking to achieve a more natural foundation look. Unlike some powders, this one won’t flashback in photos — and you even have six shades to choose from, making it suitable for a variety of skin tones.


A touchless dispenser that can hold a *lot* of soap

You wash your hands all the time, but when was the last time you washed the pump on your soap dispenser? Enter: this touchless version that helps keep your hands clean. The reservoir inside holds enough soap for up to 1,400 washes, and you can even adjust the soap output by up to five levels. Just provide four of your own AA batteries and it’s ready to work.


The absorbent hand towels designed to look like cute cats

If you’re a cat person, you’ll definitely want to check out these hand towels. They’re designed to look like colorful cats and hang over your towel rod using two little paws in the front. Plus, the absorbent polyester fabric makes them just as adorable as they are absorptive.


A quirky egg separator that keeps your hands clean

Don’t get your hands messy when removing yolks from whites — just let this separator do the work for you. Simply squeeze it overtop the yolk, and it’ll suck it up into its body so that you can easily dump it out into the trash, or repurpose it as needed. Plus, the nonstick interior makes for easy cleaning.


A smart notebook that you can wipe clean & reuse

Instead of always buying new notebooks, why not save some money and upgrade to this smart one? It allows you to upload your hand-written notes to iCloud, Slack, Google Drive, and more. And since the pages wipe clean, you can easily reuse them as many times as you like.


The electric can opener that doesn’t create sharp edges

This electric can opener doesn’t require any twisting or pulling. Simply latch it onto the top of nearly any can, and it’ll slice along the side of the lid. The result? It shouldn’t create any sharp edges, and it only needs four AA batteries — which are not included — to work.


A Dip Clip that helps keep your car clean when eating

Attach one of these dip clips to an air vent in your car, and you’ll instantly have a convenient place to dip your nuggets and fries when eating on the go. But if that isn’t enough? The ramekin is shaped to fit nearly any condiment container from the most popular fast food restaurants, including Chick-Fil-A, McDonald’s, and more.


This portable, magnetic utensil set made from tough aluminum

Make sure to pack this set of utensils for your next camping trip — unless you want to get stuck eating with your hands. Each piece is made from sleek aluminum that’s both lightweight as well as durable. And since they’re magnetic, they’ll even take up less space inside your bag than regular cutlery.


A set of markers that help you keep track of which glass belongs to who

Always losing your drink at parties? These markers are designed to write on glass, making it easy to keep track of which glass belongs to who. Each order comes with eight different colors — and the ink washes away without much scrubbing once the party is over.


The batter dispenser that helps keep mess to a minimum

Whether you’re making pancakes, waffles, or anything in between, this dispenser can help you cook and mix the batter with minimal mess. A blender ball on the inside helps break up clumps, while the silicone spout allows for accurate pouring. Plus, the base doubles as a stand when you’re filling it up with batter.


An insulated bottle cooler that also works with cans

That foam drink cooler you’ve been using does an alright job at keeping your cans cold — but this vacuum-insulated one can help keep drinks chilled for hours longer. The best part? It’s designed to work with cans as well as bottles, and there’s even a built-in bottle opener for your convenience.


The laundry detergent sheets that are eco-friendly

Biodegradable, dye-free, and vegan — these laundry detergent sheets hit all the right notes. They’re an eco-friendly pick for people with sensitive skin, and each order comes with enough sheets for up to 100 loads of laundry. Or, if you’re doing a smaller load, you can also rip the sheet in half.


A Bluetooth keyboard that folds in half so that it’s easy to take with you

Not only can this Bluetooth keyboard fold in half, but it’s also small enough to fit inside your pocket or backpack. You can use it with a variety of devices — including tablets, laptops, smartphones, and more — and each order even includes a stand to prop your phone up while you’re typing.


These retro coasters that look just like vinyl records

Whether you’re looking for ways to protect your coffee table or simply a fan of classic vinyl, these coasters are right up your alley. The rubber backing helps protect your surfaces from water marks and scratches, while the colorful labels make them a fun addition to any living or dining room.


A page holder made from natural walnut wood

You don’t have to hold that book open with two hands — just slip this page holder onto your thumb and it’ll do the work for you. It’s made from natural walnut wood, making it look way nicer than comparable plastic versions. And with five sizes to choose from, people with hands both large and small shouldn’t have any problem using it.


This headphone hook that’s *so* easy to install

There’s no drilling required when adding this headphone hook to your desk, as a built-in clamp makes it easy to attach to desks of nearly any thickness. A built-in cable loop helps keep headphone cables from dragging on the floor — and since the headphone arm rotates, you can swing it underneath your desk for discrete storage if desired.


A galaxy projector that features 33 different light effects

With 33 different light effects and eight soothing white noises, this galaxy light projector is a must-have when you’re trying to relax after a long day. Each order includes a remote so that you can control it without getting out of bed — and there’s even a built-in Bluetooth speaker you can use to play your own music if preferred.


The hammock made specifically for your cat

Not only is this cat hammock suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use, but its elevated design also lets air circulate underneath to help keep your kitty from overheating. And if that isn’t enough? You also have the choice of three colors: gray, black, or pink.


This ring light that you can clip onto your phone

Don’t snap that selfie before you put this ring light on your phone. Three light temperatures (cold, natural, and warm) give you options when trying to find the best lighting possible — and you can even adjust the brightness by up to five levels. Plus, the rechargeable battery lasts for up to 2.5 hours before needing to be plugged in again.