50 weird things under $30 on Amazon that are so damn brilliant

Odd, but genius.

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Being “normal” is overrated. Speaking from personal experience? There’s something liberating about embracing your inner oddball — but if you’re a little hesitant about getting weird when out in public, you can still get your freak on with all these weird things I found on Amazon.

From Loch Ness-style ladles to colorful taco holders, I’ve made sure that every item you’ll find below is delightfully odd and priced at $30 or less. But if you want to see more, then you’ll just have to keep scrolling.


This unique spoon rest that’s easy to clean

Since this spoon rest is made from soft silicone, cleaning it off after you’ve finished cooking is as easy as giving it a light scrub under running water. It’s also heat-resistant — so there’s no need to worry about hot utensils melting the surface — and the quirky design is an undeniably fun addition to any kitchen.


These solar-powered garden lights designed to look like fireflies

These best-selling, solar-powered garden lights are designed with flexible wire, which allows them to slightly sway and mimic the look of fireflies floating around your garden. They’re also moisture-resistant and built so it’s easy to adhere them into the dirt amongst other plants. Plus, they have a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.


These silicone gap covers that help keep your stove clean

These gap covers — which are designed to cover the gaps between your stove and counter — are made from heat-resistant silicone, so there’s no need to worry about them melting on top of hot stoves. And with three colors to choose from (black, white, or clear), they’ll even blend into your stovetop for an extra-subtle look.


These waterproof liners that help keep your fridge clean

Spilled liquids quickly turn into a sticky mess on your refrigerator shelves, but that’s only part of the reason why these liners are a must-have. Their waterproof surface makes it easy to wipe up messes, and you can even place fresh produce directly on top of them — no bag necessary. Plus, you can also trim them to fit smaller shelves as needed.


The collapsible organizer that helps keep your trunk tidy

It’s almost too easy for the trunk of your car to become a jumbled mess of stuff — but that’s where this organizer comes in. Multiple compartments help you keep everything from sports equipment to groceries looking tidy, while straps on the bottom work to keep it from shifting around as you drive. It also collapses down flat for easy storage when not in use.


The car seat gap fillers that add storage to your front seats

Always losing items between the front seats in your car? Not a problem when you have these gap fillers. They’re designed to fit inside nearly any car, giving you added storage space for phones, glasses, cash, and more. Plus, the vegan leather they’re made from is just as sturdy as it is waterproof.


A collapsible steamer bowl that’s heat-resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit

There’s no need to worry about this steamer bowl melting when exposed to high microwave temperatures, as it’s made from food-grade silicone that’s heat-resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. The collapsible design helps you save space inside your cabinets — and you even have the choice of four colors: black, green, orange, or purple.


This foldable clothes steamer that’s easy to take with you

My packed clothes are almost always wrinkled after a long flight, which is why I like to bring a steamer like this one with me when traveling. The handle folds down so that it takes up hardly any space inside your suitcase, while a leakproof water reservoir helps keep the rest of your clothes safe from moisture. Or, if your clothes are already pristine, you can also use it to remove wrinkles from curtains, furniture, toys, and more.


The collapsible lantern that’s powered by the sun

There’s no need to pack a spare set of batteries when you have this LED lantern, as a built-in solar panel makes it easy to recharge when you’re out camping or hiking. You can also use it as a power bank for your phone — and since it collapses down to a fraction of its size, you shouldn’t have any trouble packing it inside your bag.


A stainless steel rack for cooking chicken wings in the oven

Not only does this rack make it way easier to cook chicken wings in the oven, but it’s also made from tough stainless steel that’s resistant to rust. A drip tray underneath catches any drippings to help keep your oven clean — and if you aren’t into chicken wings, you can also use it to cook drumsticks.


These heat-resistant baking mats that can help you save money

Instead of buying wasteful parchment paper or nonstick sprays, why not start using these baking mats? They’re infinitely reusable, as each one is made from tough, heat-resistant silicone that won’t latch onto baked goods as they cook. Once they’re too dirty to use, simply toss them into the dishwasher for a quick clean.


An omelet turner that won’t stick to your eggs

Whereas wooden utensils have a tendency of sticking to food, this omelet turner is made from smooth silicone that’s completely nonstick, making it easy to flip omelets, pancakes, and more. The flexible edges contour to the shape of your pan so that it’s easy to work with — and you even have the choice of two sizes: miniature or large.


A waterproof speaker that lets you jam out in the shower

With a powerful rechargeable battery that lets you jam out for up to 12 hours, this Bluetooth speaker is a must-have in any bathroom. It’s so waterproof that you can dunk it in the tub without having to worry about it breaking, and each order even includes a suction cup so that you can attach it to your shower’s tile walls.


This batter dispenser that helps keep mess to a minimum

Whether you’re cooking pancakes, cupcakes, or anything in between, this dispenser can help you add batter to pans with minimal mess. The grip on the handle opens up the pour spout on the bottom for easy dispensing, while measurement markings on the side help you keep track of how much you’ve dispensed. Plus, the wide top opening allows for easy filling.


These sharp claws that help you lift & shred meat

Great for shredding chicken, beef, or pork, these strong claws turn an otherwise tough job into an easy task. The durable nylon claws feature large handles and sharp blades to help you rip and pull with ease, and the long blades make lifting and transferring larger cuts of meat from the grill or smoker easy. Choose from four colors, including gray, red, and orange.


A drink holder that’ll stick to your shower wall

This portable drink holder can stick to nearly any smooth surface without the use of suction cups or adhesives. It’s made of waterproof silicone material, can hold most 12-ounce cans, and comes in eight colors and styles, including one that can hold your coffee mug. Use them on metal surfaces in the garage or take them into the bathroom for use on your mirror or shower walls.


This LED television backlight that can help reduce eye strain

This backlight can be adhered to the back of your TV, creating a subtle glow behind the screen that can help prevent eye strain in the dark. Installation is as easy as pressing it right into place, as the adhesive backing eliminates the need for any tools. And unlike some backlights, this one plugs into the USB port on the back of your television, so there’s no need to deal with an unsightly hanging power cable.


A salad dressing shaker that won’t drip all over your counters

Whereas some salad dressing shakers can leave drips on your counters, this one features a wide pour spout that eliminates the chance for any waste. It also features a built-in citrus juicer — just in case you enjoy a hint of orange, lemon, or lime in your homemade dressing — all while a watertight lid works to stop spills in their tracks.


The clip-on strainer that helps you save space

Don’t have a ton of storage in your kitchen? Try downsizing to this clip-on strainer to open up some space. Its spring-loaded clips stretch to fit onto nearly any pot, pan, or bowl — even if it has a lip running around the edge. And since all your food stays inside the bowl as you strain, it’s much less likely that anything other than water will spill out into the sink.


These stainless steel wine glasses that won’t shatter if dropped

Not only are these stainless steel wine glasses shatterproof, but each one also comes with a matching lid to help prevent spills should they ever get knocked over. You have the choice of more than 15 colors — from deep blue to a rustic faux wood grain option — and the nonslip rubber base helps keep them stable on nearly any surface.


A power bank that can fully charge an iPhone 13 multiple times

If your phone is often running low on battery, consider investing in this power bank. The compact size makes it easy to take with you — and while small, it can still power an iPhone 13 up to two times. It also features three inputs so that you can use it with a variety of charging cables: one USB, one type-C, as well as one micro-USB.


This reusable bottle that lets you flavor water with fresh fruit

Not a fan of drinking plain water? Add your favorite fruits to the infusion core inside of this bottle, and their fresh flavors will gradually seep out, giving your water a delicious hint of flavor. Nonslip grips on the side help you keep a firm grasp if you take it with you to the gym — all while a flip-top lid helps prevent spills.


A leakproof pitcher that lets you make fresh cold brew at home

Buying pre-made cold brew adds up over time, so why not save some money and make your own at home using this pitcher? A reusable filter helps keep grounds from leaking into your brew, while a leakproof lid works to keep your fridge clean from spills. Or, if you aren’t into cold brew, you can also use it to make loose-leaf tea.


These K-cup holders that stick onto the side of your coffee maker

Keep your K-cups handy and organized with these coffee pod holders that mount easily onto the side of your single-serve coffee maker or onto a wall or cabinet. The self-adhesive organizers can hold up to five pods per row, and you can add more rows if needed. They’re available in either pink or oasis blue.


These dip clips that let you dine in the car with less mess

If you’re someone who enjoys dipping their fries and nuggets into ketchup, consider keeping these dip clips in your car for when you’re eating on the road. They attach to your air vents, giving you an easy-to-reach place to keep ketchup, honey mustard, or nearly any other condiment. The best part? The ramekins are shaped to accommodate the most popular fast food condiment packets, which means you don’t necessarily have to get them dirty with each use.


A portable neck fan that looks like a pair of headphones

Beat the heat on hot days with this neck fan that’s disguised as a pair of headphones. The battery-operated fan provides airflow all around your neck and has three speeds that can run up to 16 hours on a full charge. It comes in five colors, including gray, dark blue, and pink, and it has a whisper-quiet operation.


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

Zero tools are required when installing this headphone hook, as a strong clamp on the top keeps it held in place on your desk with just a few simple twists. The clamp is padded with foam to help prevent scratches — and since it can also rotate 180 degrees, you even have the option of having your headphones hide underneath your desk or face out toward you for easy access.


These taco holders that are safe to heat in the microwave

Prefer warm tortillas over cold ones? These taco holders are made from tough plastic that can handle being heated up in the microwave. Each one has space for up to three tacos, and their bright colors are a fun way to take your at-home taco Tuesdays to the next level.


An adorable steam releaser that helps prevent pots from boiling over

Don’t let your pot boil over when you aren’t looking — just use this steam releaser to help keep it from boiling over. It clips onto the side of your pot, propping the lid open so that steam can escape. And if that isn’t enough? The flower even spins as steam releases, making it easy to see when your pot has started to boil.


This tray table mount that holds your phone up for you

Instead of holding your phone up to watch videos when you’re on a plane, why not use this mount to clip it to your tray table? It’s designed to work with nearly any phone, and can even be rotated 360 degrees so that it’s easy to find the ideal viewing angle. Plus, the small size makes it easy to fit inside of a carry-on bag.


These protective silicone covers for your oven racks

Reduce your chances of getting burnt while getting things in or out of the oven with these genius silicone covers that slide onto the end of each rack. A grippy closure keeps the covers securely in place and they can be easily cut to size for use in toaster ovens and air fryers. Choose from gray, black, or red varieties.


The digital meat thermometer with a bright, easy-to-read screen

It can be hard to see how done your meats are when grilling at night, so why not let this digital thermometer help you out? The large LCD screen is backlit, making it easy to see at night — and it even has a helpful temperature guide for beef, poultry, and fish printed right on the handle.


A heavy-duty masher that makes breaking up ingredients a breeze

From ground beef to fresh tomatoes, this masher is perfect for breaking up all sorts of ingredients. The head is made from tough nylon, making it suitable for use on nonstick cookware. But if that isn’t enough? It’s also completely BPA-free as well as heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.


This knife sharpener that repairs, restores, & polishes dull blades

Dull knives can make cooking so much harder than it needs to be — but that’s only part of the reason why this sharpener is such a good buy. Three slots let you repair, sharpen, and polish your blades all in one place. And unlike some sharpeners, this one comes with a cut-resistant glove to help protect your hand from accidental nicks.


A neoprene running belt that can fit nearly any phone

Whereas some running belts are too small to fit your phone, this one features an extra-roomy pocket that can fit most phones, as well as cash, keys, and more. The neoprene material feels soft against the skin — and since it’s also water-resistant, it can even help protect the items inside from rain.


These clip-on book lights with powerful rechargeable batteries

You won’t be stuck having to replace the batteries inside of these book lights, as each one features a powerful rechargeable battery that lasts for more than 30 hours before needing to be plugged in again. The flexible goosenecks can be adjusted to point in nearly any direction — and they even offer three different light temperatures to choose from: gentle white, amber, or natural daylight.


A set of reusable silicone baking cups for your muffins & cupcakes

Over 68,000 Amazon shoppers have given these silicone baking cups an overall 4.7-star rating thanks to their durable and nonstick design, with one fan writing, “I love the fact that I don’t have to oil the liners, and cupcakes and muffins still come out without sticking!” The 12-pack of liners features a variety of colors and are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.


This portable desk that clips onto your steering wheel

When you’re on the road and need to eat lunch or take meeting notes in your car, just whip out this steering wheel desk to create a sturdy platform. The desk clips easily onto your steering wheel and boasts a raised edge to keep spills from leaking over. There’s also a handy cup holder for your drink.


These packing cubes that can help you fit even *more* inside your suitcase

Whether you’re headed out for a month-long vacation or just a long weekend getaway, these packing cubes can help you fit all your must-haves inside of your suitcase. The mesh tops let you see what’s inside without having to unpack everything, and each order even includes a laundry bag so that you can separate dirty clothes from clean ones.


A dual-sided straining jar for pickle & olive lovers

Pickle and olive lovers will appreciate this cool sieve jar that can be flipped over to strain them out of their juice for easy picking. The dual-sided design has leakproof caps on both ends and keeps ingredients submerged in brine when flipped one way and strained when tipped over. It’s dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning and comes in a variety of sizes and colors.


These squeeze rollers that help get every last bit of toothpaste

These toothpaste rollers are a quick and easy way to squeeze your toothpaste up through the roll — making it a breeze to get every last drop. They have a little dial on the side that does all of the rolling work for you and are made of rustproof stainless steel for long-lasting use. They’re also great for use on all kinds of tubes, including moisturizers and creams.


A soap dispenser that doubles as a sponge holder

Letting your sponge sit in your sink is an easy way to wind up with mildew — so put it on this holder instead. Not only does it help keep your sponge high and dry, but if you press it down it’ll also inject the ideal amount of dish soap into its fibers. The best part? The reservoir on the bottom is large enough that it can hold almost an entire bottle of soap.


The paracord bracelets that combine 4 tools into 1

Don’t forget to wear one of these paracord bracelets the next time you venture out into the wilderness. Not only do they look sporty, but they also combine five tools into one easy-to-reach spot: a removable fire starter, emergency whistle, compass, as well as 10 feet of paracord rope. Plus, the fit can be adjusted to accommodate child as well as adult wrists.


This roll-up puzzle mat that lets you store & save your work

Gone are the days when putting together a puzzle meant that you couldn’t use your dining room table for weeks on end because this roll-up puzzle saver lets you store and move your half-finished masterpieces safely. Simply place the air-filled tube along one side of the mat and roll it up tightly to preserve your work. It even comes with a drawstring bag so rogue pieces don’t go missing.


A heavy-duty wrench with a head that can rotate 180 degrees

The next time you’re having trouble finding a good angle to twist that bolt in, try busting out this wrench. Its head rotates 180 degrees, making it easier to tighten bolts in awkward spots — and the chrome vanadium steel frame means it’s exceptionally durable. Choose from two sizes: 8 or 10 inches.


A folding tablet stand with an adjustable angle

With an adjustable angle up to 100 degrees wide, this folding tablet holder is great for everything from watching shows to video chatting with your mom. It has a strong aluminum alloy hinge for long-lasting use, nonslip rubber pads to keep it in place, and fits most tablets between 4.7 and 11 inches wide.


A pack of reusable cable ties to keep your charging cords under control

While these magnetic cable ties are great for wrapping up your charging cables while traveling, their versatile design also makes them great for everything from putting notes up on the fridge or using them as curtain tie-backs. The durable silicone straps are flexible and stretchy and they feature strong magnetic bulbs at each end that help keep them closed or attach them to metal surfaces.


These mesh bags for your fruits & veggies

Let your fruits and veggies breathe while reducing your plastic consumption with these mesh produce bags that are washable and reusable. The set of 15 BPA-free bags includes three different sizes, a drawstring strap at the top with a closure bead, and lists the tare weight on the side for accurate readings at the grocery store.


A stainless steel splatter screen that helps reduce mess

While frying food can be delicious, it can also be messy — unless you have this splatter screen. Simply place it on top of your pot or pan, and it’ll contain all those hot oil pops so that they don’t mess up your counters. Plus, the stainless steel mesh is even resistant to rust.


These salt & pepper grinders that work automatically

These battery-powered salt and pepper grinders do all the work for you by just flipping them over. A dial in the top lets you customize how coarse or fine your grind is and an LED light will shine while it dispenses so you can easily see how much seasoning you’re adding. The stainless steel grinders have a clear base so you know how much is left and come in three colors to choose from.