The weirdest, most clever things under $30 on Amazon

Weird, but in all the best ways.

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Have you ever seen a product on Amazon and stopped scrolling because you were shocked at how weird, yet clever it was? Well, this list is full of those kinds of things — and they’re all under $30 each. From tablet pillows to plungers shaped like cacti and even gadgets to cut your bananas in one motion, I’ve made sure to include a little something for everybody below.

Since everything is fairly affordable, you can add to your cart and keep shopping for the weirdest, most clever things without delay.


A magnetic cable holder that helps keep desks organized

Every desk has that one corner that’s become a jumbled mess of charging cables, so why not tidy up with this cable holder? A strong magnet on the inside keeps your cables securely held down until you need them, while a nonslip bottom prevents it from shifting out of place. Plus, it’ll work with nearly any charging cable — regardless of whether you prefer iPhones or Androids.


This portable cupholder that sticks to nearly any smooth surface

There’s just something relaxing about sipping on beer in the shower, so why not take a look at this cupholder? The silicone material adheres to nearly any smooth surface, including tile, glass, marble, and more. You also have the choice of seven colors, ranging from classic black to patriotic a red, white, and blue pattern.


A cooling blanket so you can sleep in the heat

If you wake up in the night because you are too hot, replace your bedding with this cooling blanket. It is woven from mica nylon and Japanese cold jade fiber to wrap you in a cooling, silky softness that lowers your temperature. “I was skeptical initially at how a blanket could be cooling,” said one reviewer. “But I was amazed when I unrolled this and put it on. It instantly cools you down, and as a bonus, the cold effect soothes any aches and pains you may have.”


These unique drink markers that are sure to get people talking

Don’t risk sipping from someone else’s glass — just use these markers to keep track of which drink is whose. Each one is designed to look like a different person, and they even have their names printed on their butts in case you forget what your marker looks like.


A freezer cup that turns drinks into slushies in just 7 minutes

Instead of spending money on store-made slushies, why not make your own at home using this cup? Simply keep it in the freezer, and it’ll be ready to turn your drinks into slushies in as little as seven minutes whenever you’re in the mood for a frozen treat. Plus, each cup comes with a matching spoon.


The miniature steaming basket that works in the microwave

With its two-cup capacity that’s perfect for individual servings, this miniature steaming basket is great for whipping up fresh or frozen veggies without getting the stove dirty. It’s made from high-heat polypropylene, making it safe to send through the microwave — and the steamer basket even doubles as a small colander in a pinch.


A mashing tool that takes the work out of making guacamole

Mashing up avocados using a fork or spoon can be tricky — instead, use this mashing tool. Four blades work to squish your avocado with minimal effort on your end, while a squeegee blade makes it easy to scrape the bowl clean once you’ve finished. Or, if you aren’t into guac, you can also use it when making mashed potatoes, egg salad, or even just breaking up ground beef for tacos.


A stainless steel fork that you can attach to condiment jars

Tired of getting your hands dirty when you reach into pickle jars? Loop this spoon around the top of the jar, and it’ll always be ready to go whenever you want a little snack. The elastic band is large enough to fit most jars. Plus, the caddy catches any stray drips to help keep your fridge shelves clean.


A terra-cotta garlic baker with *thousands* of positive reviews

Baking cloves of garlic can be tricky — but this garlic baker can help make it so much easier. There are ventilation holes on the lid that allow steam to escape, and it’s large enough to roast up to three cloves at the same time. Or, if you don’t need to roast garlic anytime soon, you can also use it to store cloves to help keep them fresh until you need them.


This adorable ladle that can stand up on its own

Not only is this ladle designed to look like a cute version of the Loch Ness Monster, but it also features feet on the bottom so that it can stand upright on its own. The best part? The handle is shaped so that it’s easy to grip — and the entire ladle is even made without any BPAs.


These heat-resistant shields that help protect your forearms from oven rack burns

You can easily wind up with burned forearms if you reach into the oven wrong — but that’s where these shields come into play. Simply pop them onto the front of your oven racks, and the heat-resistant silicone material will help protect your skin when reaching inside. They’re also BPA-free and can be trimmed to fit as needed.


The nonstick griddle rings that make meals look restaurant-quality

Eggs, pancakes, omelets — these griddle rings can be used to make all sorts of breakfast favorites look like they’re restaurant-quality. The nonstick walls make it easy to serve eggs without any breakage, while their folding handle allows for easy storage once you’ve finished cooking. Each order comes with four: one omelet, one pancake, as well as two egg rings.


A quirky toilet plunger and brush set with tons of personality

You don’t have to live in the desert to appreciate this toilet plunger and brush set, as the cactus-shaped handles are a fun addition to any bathroom. The sturdy bristles on the brush make it easy to scrub away grime, while the heavy-duty plunger effortlessly unclogs toilets, drains, sinks, and more. Plus, the space-saving design makes it suitable for smaller bathrooms.


These stainless steel racks that take taco Tuesday to the next level

These stainless steel racks are sure to impress guests the next time they’re over for Taco Tuesday. Each order comes with enough to put up to 12 tacos on display — and since they’re heat-resistant, you can even use them to heat up tortillas in the oven. Plus, a tiny handle on both ends makes it easy to pull them out of the oven once your tortillas are thoroughly heated.


A kid-friendly slicer that cuts bananas into 18 pieces

Whether you’re baking a dessert or packing snacks for later, this slicer can help you save a ton of time when preparing bananas. A little pressure is all it needs to cut your banana into 18 pieces — and since there are no sharp edges, you can even let your kids use it without having to worry about any accidental nicks.


These adorable corn holders made with stainless steel prongs

In the mood for some corn on the cob? Not only are these pig-shaped corn holders cute to look at, but they also feature stainless steel prongs that won’t rust no matter how many times you send them through the dishwasher. One happy reviewer wrote, “These are hilarious and actually really nice quality. Super sharp, easy to hold.”


This meat thermometer that helps prevent dinner faux pas

Don’t serve undercooked meat the next time guests are over for dinner — just use this thermometer to make sure your proteins are cooked all the way through. A temperature guide on the handle reminds you of the proper internal temps for beef, poultry, fish, and more, while its backlit LCD screen makes it easy to see when grilling outside at night. Choose from three colors: red/white, black/white, or red/black.


A leakproof trash can that helps keep your car clean

It’s almost too easy for trash to accumulate on the floor of your car, so why not grab this trash can? The leakproof liner helps keep your upholstery safe from spills, while an adjustable strap lets you secure it around a headrest or stick shift. Choose from two sizes: two or four gallons.


The grill basket that won’t stick to your meals

Shrimp, veggies, and other small ingredients can fall between your grill grates — so cook them inside of this basket instead. The nonstick surface won’t latch onto your ingredients, while handles on either side make it easy to carry from grill to table. And since it’s dishwasher-safe, cleanup is a total breeze.


A clip-on strainer that can help you save *so* much space

Don’t have a ton of storage space in your kitchen? This clip-on strainer is a fraction of the size of a normal strainer, making it great for cramped kitchens. The spring-loaded clips stretch to fit nearly any pot, pan, or bowl — even if it has a lip. And since all the food stays inside the pot as it strains, there’s no need to worry about spilling anything down the sink.


This nonstick burger press that ensures your patties come out evenly

Your burger patties won’t cook at the same rate if they aren’t all the same size — but that’s only part of the reason why I’m a fan of this press. The nonstick interior makes it easy to pop your patties out once they’ve been formed, and there are even indicator lines on the inside that denote quarter- and third-pound patty sizes. Plus, each order includes parchment paper to separate the patties if you decide to freeze them for later.


The silicone bottle stoppers that help keep wine fresh

You don’t have to polish off that entire bottle of wine in one sitting — just pop one of these stoppers into the pour spout. The silicone material expands to create an airtight seal, helping keep your reds and whites fresher for longer. The best part? You can also toss them into the dishwasher for an easy clean.


A helpful LED flashlight that you can position nearly anywhere

With its flexible legs that can be bent or wrapped into nearly any position, this LED bug flashlight is a definite upgrade from the clunky tube-shaped one you’ve probably been using. The brightness is adjustable up to two levels: high or low. Batteries also come included, and can even keep it running for up to 22 hours before they need to be replaced.


These acrylic floating shelves that don’t require any drilling

Hesitant when it comes to drilling into your walls? These acrylic floating shelves come with super-strong adhesive that lets you stick them right into place. The adhesive is strong enough to support up to 5 pounds, making them ideal for lighter items — though if you’d prefer a more permanent installation, each order also includes a set of screws.


A stainless steel rocker blade that helps you save time in the kitchen

Veggies, herbs, salad greens — this rocker blade can help you chop up all sorts of ingredients in a fraction of the time it would take using a regular knife. But if that isn’t enough? Its stainless steel blade is just as sharp as it is resistant to rust.


The Swedish dishcloths that can help you save money over time

Instead of using wasteful paper towels to clean up messes, why not save some money and switch to these Swedish dishcloths? Not only are they reusable, but they’re also gritty when dry, yet soft when wet, making them great for scouring pans, dusting shelves, and every dirty task in between. Choose from 10 colors.


A fine-mesh splatter screen that helps keep your kitchen clean

While fried foods are delicious, cooking them can also be incredibly messy — unless you have this splatter screen. The ultra-fine mesh contains hot oil pops to help keep your counters clean, yet still allows steam to escape so that your meals come out crispy — not soggy. And since it’s made from stainless steel, there’s no need to worry about it rusting.


These long oven mitts that give forearms some extra protection

Whereas some oven mitts only cover your wrists, these ones are extra-long so that your forearms are also protected while reaching into hot ovens. The textured palms give you some extra grip when handling hot cookware — and the silicone material they’re made from is even heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.


The breathable packing cubes that help you fit even *more* inside your suitcase

There’s no need to pack light when you have these packing cubes at your disposal, as they can help you fit even more stuff inside your suitcase. The breathable mesh top helps prevent your clothes from absorbing unwanted odors while in transit — and each order even includes a drawstring bag you can use to separate dirty clothes from clean ones. Choose from nine colors.


This cute funnel that helps you water plants with less mess

Watering your plants can result in a wet mess depending on how leafy your plants are — that’s why I’m a big fan when it comes to this leaf-shaped funnel. Just press it down into the soil, then pour water into it rather than into the center of your plant. The water will flow directly into your plant’s roots, helping prevent mess as well as save water.


A refrigerator deodorizer that doesn’t rely on harsh chemicals

This deodorizer doesn’t use any harsh chemicals to remove unwanted odors from your fridge. Instead, all you need to do is fill it up with baking soda, then place it on a shelf so that it can get to work — it’s that easy. Plus, the penguin shape is a cute addition to any kitchen.


These clip-on book lights that feature 3 light temperatures

Some types of light are better for reading than others — luckily, these book lights feature three light temperatures to choose from: gentle white, amber, or natural daylight. They also have flexible goosenecks so that it’s easy to point the light in any direction, and the rechargeable battery even lasts for up to 30 hours before it needs to be plugged in again.


A sleek glass teapot that comes with a reusable filter

Whether you prefer pre-made bags or steeping your own blend of loose leaves, this glass teapot will have you sipping on tea in style. Its reusable filter is made from rust-resistant stainless steel and even locks down into place to help prevent spills. Plus, the microwave-safe design makes boiling water a total breeze.


These shelves that organize your shower

Eliminate that shampoo, body wash, and shampoo chaos in the shower by peel-and-stick installing this adhesive shower caddy to create a place for everything. The two roomy shelves let water drain through the steel grates so there’s no mildew. And four movable hooks hold scrubbers and loofahs. There is so much space, you could probably add a few plants to cheer up your morning ablutions.


A universal phone mount that lets you follow GPS handsfree

Using your phone while driving can be incredibly dangerous; instead, pop it into this mount so that you can follow your GPS hands-free. It’s designed to fit nearly any smartphone, making it suitable for iPhones, Androids, and more. Plus, the grip on the back hooks on your car’s air vent, helping ensure that it’s easy to see without having to look down.


These LED grill lights that are 100% weatherproof

Can’t quite tell how cooked that steak is when grilling in the dark? These grill lights can help. Each one features a strong magnet on the bottom that keeps them secured to your grill, while a powerful LED bulb makes it easy to see what you’re doing. Each order also includes a protective storage case, as well as a set of batteries to get you started.


This measuring cup that’s perfect for peanut butter & honey

Measuring sticky things like butter, peanut butter, and honey is so much trouble with your typical measuring cup. But this adjustable measuring cup solves the problem! Just set the base at the amount you want, press your peanut butter (or whatever) in, and turn it — like a deodorant stick — to release exactly the amount you want into your recipe.


The extra-long meat hook that helps protect your hands from heat

Flipping meats on the grill can leave you sweating, which is why I’m a big fan of this meat hook. Not only does it let you stand farther away from the heat, but the pigtail design also makes it easy to flip bacon, wings, pork rolls, or nearly any other awkwardly-shaped piece of protein. And since it’s made from stainless steel, it’s highly unlikely that it’ll ever rust.


These quirky magnets that add personality to dull whiteboards

Bring some quirky fun to your home office with these ninja star magnets. While I don’t recommend throwing them at your whiteboard, they are strong enough to hold up to 10 sheets of paper without falling. Plus, each one is made from tough metal — not plastic.


An adorable book mark that comes in 5 colors

If you appreciated that Loch Ness Monster ladle, then you’ll definitely want to take a look at this book mark. It sits on the top edge of your book page so that it’s easy to see exactly where you are — and unlike some bookmarks, this one won’t bend or tear the pages. Choose from five colors: turquoise, gray, green, purple, or yellow.


This electric whisk that runs at an ultra-silent level

Tired of drinking the same cup of coffee every morning? Try using this electric whisk to whip up some milk into a delicious froth. The motor runs at an ultra-silent level, so there’s no need to worry about disturbing your neighbors at the office — and it only needs one AA battery (which is not included) to operate.


A quick-drying towel that’s easy to take with you

Since these quick-drying towels fold down into a convenient travel pouch, you can easily take them with you camping, to the gym, or nearly anywhere else in between. The soft microfiber material is incredibly absorbent — and since it’s also odor-resistant, it’s less likely to smell funky after it dries. Choose from seven colors.


The LED ring light that clips onto phones & laptops

Whether you’re on a video call for work or trying to take a selfie, this LED ring light can help make sure that you’re cast in the best light possible. The brightness is adjustable up to 10 levels, making it great for shadowy rooms — and its rechargeable battery even lasts for up to two hours before you need to plug it in again.


These brightening eye masks that are made with real gold

Whether you struggle with dark circles or dry skin, these eye masks might be able to help. They’re formulated with a combination of hyaluronic acid and 24-karat gold, both of which work together to help hydrate and brighten skin. The best part? Since they’re individually packaged, you shouldn’t have any trouble taking them with you when traveling.


A microwave popcorn popper that takes up hardly any space

Unlike that bulky air popper you’ve been using, this microwave popper collapses down to a fraction of its size, making it easy to stash in a cabinet or drawer. Stay-cool handles on either side give you somewhere safe to grab when taking it out of the microwave — and you even have 14 different fun colors to choose from.


The nonslip liners that help protect your fridge from spills

Wiping up spills in the fridge can be a real pain, which is only part of the reason why I’m a big fan of these liners. Their nonslip surface helps prevent bottles from getting knocked over — and you can even place fresh produce directly on top of them, no baggie necessary.


A comfortable tablet stand that offers 6 different viewing positions

Whereas most tablet stands are made from hard metal, this one feels more like a soft pillow that you can rest comfortably on your lap. Six adjustable ledges on the bottom give you options when trying to figure out the best viewing angle — and unlike some stands, this one is designed to work with tablets of nearly any size.


A spray bottle that mists your food with oil

Spritz your vegetables with oil and pop them in the air fryer for a delicious snack. Spray oil on your greens to distribute your dressing evenly without overdoing it. Spray a thin layer of oil onto baking sheets instead of slathering them with butter. This oil sprayer works for vinegar and soy sauce, too. The clear glass bottle lets you see the contents and the big button makes spraying easy on your hands.


A deluxe sharpening stone with three grit levels

Get all your kitchen knives, scissors, and pocket knives dangerously sharp with this sharpening system with three levels of coarseness on one triangular stone. To switch to a finer grade as you hone your blade, lift and flip the stone. It comes with a sharpening angle guide so you get it right the first time.