65 cool things on Amazon that are so freaking cheap
Apr 27, 2023
These things may not cost a lot, but their impact is huge.
It's always a little bit surprising when you find something that you actually love and it didn't cost you a fortune. However, Amazon has made that a more frequent occurrence. It's actually made it a little too easy to find cheap things that you want to keep forever and that's why I’ve compiled these 65 ingenious products.
There's everything from skincare to tools to kitchen utensils. And instead of expecting your choice to break after a week of having it or another charge to pop up on your credit card, just add to your cart and enjoy them for all their affordable and high-quality glory.
If you’ve ever placed something on the seat next to you and then watched it fly to the floor as you drive, you need these headrest hooks. This pack comes with four pieces — each of which can bear up to 44 pounds. That's enough to hold all your groceries or sports equipment. They save you space by eliminating the need to take up an entire seat and keep everything clean and neat.
To quickly and safely get back on the road, keep this compact defogger in your car. It has a soft and ventilated surface that won't scratch surfaces or leave behind any streaks. Use it wet or dry to clear windshields, mirrors, and windows of condensation. It's machine-washable so it can be used time and time again.
These color-changing fire packets will instantly allow you to enjoy up to 12 nights of vibrant rainbow flames. Just throw the packet into the fire and watch it crackle and blend into different hues. Each pack will keep the party going for an hour and are safe to use both indoors and outdoors. These are a best-seller on Amazon with over 27,000 five-star reviews.
These multi-tool pens are much more than just writing tools. Each of their aluminum bodies are equipped with a bright LED light, stylus top, bubble leveler, and both flat and Phillips head screwdrivers. They can also be used as rulers and bottle openers. Each set comes with two ink refills and the batteries needed. Share the set with a friend or keep both for yourself so you can keep one in your bag and one in your car.
When left on for at least six hours, the healing, medical-grade hydrocolloid in these pimple patches works to pull gunk out of blemishes to reveal noticeably smaller and flatter spots when peeled off. The protective shield also acts as a barrier between your skin and your pillow as you sleep, avoiding any possible irritation. And since it has a translucent and matte finish, it will seamlessly blend in with your skin tone.
The quality of this silicone strainer is much higher than its cost. It has a flexible build that fits onto any bowl, pot, or pan, and the nonslip silicone can withstand up to 440 degrees. All water will be drained as the food remains in the same pot or pan, and you can strain your food with one hand. The semi-circle, flexible design also means that this strainer is easy to store.
This milk frother can take the place of pricey lattes from your favorite cafe. The stainless steel whisk takes just 15 seconds to create fluffy cloud of delicious foam to top off your morning coffee. It can also be used mix protein shakes or even prepare eggs to be scrambled. When not in use, its sleek design can remain upright on your counter thanks to its wide base.
Made with holes along the side and a wide opening at the tip, this butter knife cuts and spreads butters, creams, and jams with ease. Each slot works to curl even the hardest butter so you can avoid tearing your bread into pieces when attempting to evenly coat it. Its stainless steel body is made with an ergonomic design that makes it comfortable to hold when lifting. The durable material will resistant corrosion as it's used throughout the years.
When you don't have a chance to reach the end of the page before having to book down that captivating novel, wrap one of these bookmarks around the page. This pack comes with five bright-colored bands so that you never have to opt to bend corners. Each bookmark is made of flexible silicone that won't damage the pages and has a pointing finger for you to line up with the last line you read. You’ll always know just where to pick back up.
To avoid watering down your drink, drop in a few of these whiskey stones next time you want to enjoy a cold glass. The set comes with six cubes made of natural granite and a wooden storage tray that will be a great addition to your bar cart. The chilling stones come in a great range of finishes, from ivory white to a dark gray.
By simply placing one of these shower steamers near either a hot or cold stream of water, you’ll create a spa-like experience right in the comfort of your home. Each tablet transforms into a steam that has a pleasant scent of an essential oil. This six-pack comes a bunch of calming and lifting scents like lemongrass and coconut, menthol and eucalyptus, and grapefruit. The relaxing result won't leave any stains on glass or tile and is safe for plumbing.
Instead of keeping giant pizza boxes in your fridge that also make your leftovers go stale, use this pizza slice container. It stores up to five slices (over half a pie) in the food-safe, BPA-free silicone container — but it collapses if you have fewer slices than that. This food container also comes with five microwavable trays that double as dividers so your slices don't stick together.
Get two blue light blocking glasses for the price of one with this set that comes in a bunch of different style options. There are animal prints, gradient options, and even a few clear designs. Apart from looking cool, they do a lot of heavy lifting by blocking harmful blue light that can cause visual fatigue and headaches, which makes them ideal for long work days or gaming sessions.
This garlic crusher makes cooking fun and easy. Underneath the vampire-shaped top are tough grooves that can crush and mince garlic, nuts, ginger, and more. Just twist and lift the top to reveal your thinly sliced pieces in the bottom section. Your hands will remain odor-free since they won't have to come in direct contact with the ingredients and your food preparation will fly by so you can get to the good part: eating.
At just under 3 inches wide, this mini vacuum cleaner can easily be kept on your desktop at all times without getting in the way. It's completely wireless and can last for 90 minutes each time the batteries are changed via USB. Ergonomically shaped to comfortably fit in the palm of your hand, it's easy to direct its suctioning power into every corner and crevice — including those tiny spaces on keyboards. Plus, it rotates 360 degrees so your desk will be completely crumb-free.
These gloves are stylish, warm, and cozy, for sure. Beyond that, they have special yarn on the thumb, pointer, and middle fingers that allow you to scroll through your phone and text without taking off your winter wear. They also have silicone grips on the palms, which help you get a good grip on your devices.
This pack comes with two wine aerators so you can let a friend in on this glorious secret. As delicious as you may think your wine is, it can be even better once passing through this aerator's plate regulator. By spreading out the wine as it's being poured and drawing in oxygen, more nuances of the blend will be exposed — even on cheap bottles. Plus, the no-drip spout gives a clean pour every time.
For a soothing spa day at home, break out this two-pack of pumice stones. Made of natural materials, this exfoliating duo massage your feet while scrubbing away dead, dry skin and painful calluses. Just use on wet feet, and you’ll be stunned by the results.
You no longer have to create trash with disposable bottles or pay extra when you’re in the mood for some refreshing flavor — just grab this fruit-infuser water bottle that can be used over and over again. It has a leakproof flip-top lid to ensure that your delicious blend of cucumber, mint, and strawberries don't spill out. It holds 32 ounces of water and has non-slip grip pad on the side for a secure hold.
This adorable washi tape comes in 30 different patterns and designs, and the possible uses for the adorable designs are endless. Of course, these are great for crafting and scrapbooking, but reviewers note it's thick enough for securing envelopes and other practical uses too. It tears easily and sticks well, which is all you truly want from tape.
Keep your lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and sauces where they belong with the help of this genius burger holder. The dishwasher safe, non-stick plastic is adjustable from 1.5 to 3.1 inches to contain sliders and smash burgers alike, all while keeping your fingers nice and clean.
With multiple compartments for your groceries, snacks, beverage bottles, and other essentials, this car organizer reduces the amount of clutter inside your vehicle. Thanks to a set of hooked straps, the unit keeps your items securely in place — even when the road gets bumpy. The entire organizer collapses flat when you’re not using it, saving you on precious trunk space.
Treat and prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps with the help of this exfoliating brush. It has gentle yet firm bristles that lift hair out of the skin, leaving you feeling silky smooth. The handle fits comfortably in the palm of your hand thanks to the handle.
If you choose not to remove built-up lint with this dryer vent cleaner, your dryer may be wasting power while not even completing the job as well as it could. The kit comes with a flexible hose can can be attached to any vacuum and easily inserted into the machine's vent to pull out all blockage. It also comes with a guide wire to contol the direction of the pipe.
Grab this two-pack of toilet night-lights so you have one for each bathroom in the house. The device hangs over the side of any bowl to project an array of 16 different colors whenever it detects motion from up to 5 feet away. They also has five dimmer options so you’re not shocked by the brightness when you wake up in the middle of the night. After two minutes of no motion, the lights will automatically turn off.
Whether you’re handling the grill, starting a campfire, or just cooking away on the stove, these oven gloves will keep your hands extra protected through it all. Their durable material is thick but flexible at the same time. And, most importantly, the fabric can withstand up to 932 degrees and has a cut resistance that is four times stronger than that of leather. The silicone grips that cover all sides make it easy to get a secure hold of pots, pans, and utensils.
Made of flexible silicone, these cable ties can be used to bundle so many different things in your home. Wrap them around electrical cords, in-ear headphones, curtains, and more — each one secures with a pair of strong magnetic closures at the ends. You can also use them to attach notes and reminders to any magnetic surface, such as your fridge.
Rock this salad chopper back and forth to swiftly cut through greens, veggies, nuts, or maybe even chocolate for that cookie recipe you’ve been wanting to test out. With two sharp blades, the job will be done quickly — and safely thanks to the distance at which the handles keep your fingers. The stainless steel is built to last and the cover keeps your fingers safe from the sharp blade in your drawers.
These touch-activated LED lights can be placed anywhere in your home to provide an extra bit of visibility, from your staircase to underneath a kitchen cabinet. The self-adhesive lights are completely wireless — each one operates on three AA batteries. Simply tap the lens every time you want to power the light on or off.
Perfect for when you’re working in the garage, setting up a tent, or even fishing as the sun rises, these flashlight gloves will always lead the way. The stretchy fabric covers two fingers and has a bright LED light on each the pointer fingers and thumbs. All you have to do is wrap the velcro strap around your wrists and you’ll be all set. They come with batteries already installed so they can be used as soon as you open the box.
Take the guesswork out of cooking with this digital meat thermometer. In just three seconds, you’ll have an accurate reading of your food's temperature so you know just when to stop the cooking process. And if you need a reminder of which temperature means medium rare or medium well, just check the chart printed directly on the front. The reading can be displayed in either Fahrenheit or Celcius on the large LED screen.
Compatible with electronic devices ranging from 4 inches to 11 inches, this sleek metal tablet stand props up your screen for hands-free viewing. Whether you’re following along with a recipe or catching up on your favorite TV show, the adjustable stand makes it easy to access your tablet while multitasking.
This popcorn popper can make 15 cups at a time, which means that in just minutes the whole family will have enough to munch on. Plus, its silicone build spreads heat evenly so that you pick up less burned pieces and un-popped kernels. It has built-in side handles that make it easy to carry from the kitchen to the living room without burning yourself and comes with a lid to keep any from ending up on the floor. When done snacking, stick it in the dishwasher and collapse it down to just over 2 inches so that it doesn't take up any cabinet space.
Avoid a hefty plumbing bill by picking up a pack of these hair catchers. Made of non-slip silicone, they easily adhere to any tile or porcelain to create a secure barrier between your pipes and all those loose strands of hair. At the same time, the thin holes that cover the surface allow water to still flow through properly.
Designed to work with all knives and serrated blades, this countertop sharpener will keep your cutting utensils in tip-top shape. The kitchen tool uses tungsten carbide to both maintain the sharpness of your newer knives as well as restore ones that have become dull with use. Measuring just under 3 inches in height, it barely takes up any room on your kitchen counter.
Made of lightweight-yet-durable aluminum, this hammer tool from KitchenAid makes easy work of tenderizing your meat cutlets. In addition to a textured surface, this tool also has a smooth side for flattening and pounding. A hole on the opposite end gives you the option of hanging the tenderizer on a hook when not in use. Put this to work the next time you make a chicken parm.
Made of sharp stainless steel, this handheld pizza cutter cleanly and evenly slices that fresh-baked pie straight out of the oven. The top half features a plastic cover that serves as an easy-grip handle, giving you full control over over the blade. Once you’ve rinsed it off, simply snap on the protective blade cover and store in your drawer.
Before turning on this electric wine opener, grab the foil cutter that comes in the set to prep your bottle. Then, when ready, remove the cork in just seconds by holding down the button. With a sleek stainless steel body, you won't mind displaying this wine opener on your counter — plus, the wireless unit removes up to 30 corks on a single charge.
Whether you prefer your guacamole chunky or smooth, this handheld mashing tool can get your avocados to the perfect consistency. It has three plastic blades for smashing, plus one silicone squeegee blade for scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go. You can also use this unique tool to make mashed potatoes or egg salad.
If you love the idea of having some greenery in the house but don't know where to start, pick up this plant-growing kit. The bonsai tree kit has everything you need to start your own zen garden at home, including three different packs of seeds, six pots, six peat discs, propogation bags, markers, and a how-to booklet. It's a great way to start a new hobby and lean into becoming a plant person.
Weighing just 4.5 ounces, this hand warmer won't be a bother to keep in your pocket. The compact device has three different heating levels that can go as high as 131 degrees. Just holding on to its non-slip surface will instantly warm you up no matter if you’re running out for groceries on a cold day or on a ski trip. Plus, it's equipped with temperature control so that it never overheats.
Baking soda has long been used as a refrigerator deodorizer, but before you stick your whole box inside, think about investing in Chill Bill — the adorable penguin-shaped figurine that occupies a fraction of the space. Simply fill the penguin's body with baking soda, then place it among your chilled groceries to reduce any unwanted odors inside your fridge.
As though the knit material that this beanie is made from wasn't warm enough, it also has a wide cuff at the bottom to give your ears double the amount of warmth and comfort. The soft and stretchable hat comes in 19 different colors and has a simple design that's easy to pair with any outfit. This will be one of the most affordable and useful pieces you add to your wardrobe.
These electric salt and pepper grinders give you complete control over how you season your meal. Each gives you three levels of coarseness to choose from and has a LED light built into the top so you can always see exactly how much you’re sprinkling on. The wide opening of the bottom piece makes it easy to transfer without making a mess, and you can use these with a single hand — no grinding required.
Depending on your needs, these solar powered lights can be set to stay on all throughout the night or only go off when they detect motion — which they can do from up to 26 feet away. They’re completely weather-resistant, able to withstand high heat, frost, and heavy rain. They’re equipped with 120 LED lights, so they illuminate a 270-degree wide angle which can cover about 200 square feet.
Instead of letting your snack wrappers and dirty tissues take up space in your center console or on your floor, strap in this car trash can. It's made with a double-reinforced lining so that any liquid that is thrown inside has no way of spilling out. The magnetic lid keeps it all contained and concealed so that your passengers don't have to see the mess. Use the exterior mesh pocket to hold cleaning wipes or tissues so that everything is extra tidy.
Instead of throwing away all that leftover (and delicious) grease from frying up bacon, save it for later in this grease container. The stainless steel cup comes with a strainer to seperate any fat and food particles so that you’re only keeping the good stuff. The pouring lip makes it easy to reuse whenever you’re ready. It can hold 5 cups and comes with a sturdy lid to keep it from dripping out.
When two ports just isn't enough, plug in this outlet extender to have a total of eight. Six are three-pronged outlets while the other two are USB ports, and they’re in a genius trapezoid shape that means your plugs won't overlap one another. A light strip in the center automatically turns on as dusk falls so that you can also see what you’re doing. The piece also has a surge protector circuit built in to absorb excess energy and keep your devices protected.
Made with a heavy-duty adhesive back, this paper towel holder can securely stick under any cabinet without having to get out any power tools. It's made of rustproof stainless steel that comes in three different finishes, including a glamorous gold, so it saves you counter space while adding a touch of style to your kitchen. If you choose to change its position over time, don't worry, it won't leave behind any sticky residue.
For a wrinkle-free look, attach these bed sheet holder straps underneath your mattress to keep things tight and in place. By being crossed over one another, a tension is created and make it impossible for the sheets to bunch up or roll up over the corners. The fasteners can be adjusted so that they can reach across any bed size. Or they can also be used for tablecloths and sofa covers. In no time, your home will look as perfect as a luxury hotel room.
Thanks to its airtight, silicone-sealed lid, this plastic jug keeps your beverages fresh in the refrigerator. Its slim, rectangular design fits inside your refrigerator door (i.e., it doesn't take up shelf space), while the built-in spout and ergonomic handle ensure you get a spill-free pour. As an added bonus, you can pick from a variety of vibrant hues to add a pop of color to your kitchen.
This moldable glue is deemed as multi-purpose, and that's because it truly can do almost anything. It's waterproof so it can seal pipes and leaky taps or be used on plates, teapots, and planters. It's durable for keeping power cords fray-free and strong enough to turn into a hook on a wall.
In addition to making regular patties and sliders, this ground meat press allows you to make delicious stuffed burger patties, as well. Simply load the base with ground beef (or your meat of choice), use the handheld lid to create an indentation, and fill with cheese, peppers, or sauce. Add another layer of meat, press it down again, and place the patty on the grill. It's as simple as that.
Enjoy your morning brew while on the go with this stainless steel travel mug that's designed with a built-in filter. Simply scoop in your favorite coffee grounds, pour in hot water, and remove the filter before heading out for the day. The insulated interior keeps your beverage warm for up to six hours, so you can sip at your own leisure.
This pack of dish cloths has 10 pieces so you can designate some for dry-use and some for wet-use. When dry, the durable surface is gritty enough to scrub away stubborn grime but when wet, they’re soft enough to wipe clean delicate glass, tile, wood, and more. They leave behind a streak-free shine with only one swipe. And, best of all, one cloth is equivalent to 15 rolls of paper towels. Use each one up to 100 times for a more eco-friendly solution.
With a perforated surface, this steel grill wok keeps your chopped veggies, shrimp, and cubed meats from falling through your barbecue's grate — allowing you to get that delicious smoky flavor without having to use a skewer. The dishwasher-safe pan is designed with high sides that keep food from spilling out, while a pair of convenient side handles make it easy to carry to and from the grill.
Designed with three stainless steel prongs, this condiment fork makes it easy to grab pickles, olives, and peppers straight from the jar. The mess-free utensil comes with a drip-catching silicone caddy that fits around the mouth of your jar, so you’ll always have a place to store it in between uses.
These heat-resistant silicone guards cover the long edges of your oven racks, so you don't run the risk of accidentally burning your forearms as you pull your food out of the oven. Each piece can easily be cut down to size with scissors to fit your individual oven — just slip the textured edges over metal and begin baking.
Instead of having all your sponges and brushes lie haphazardly around your faucet, give them a home in this sink caddy. It has an outer platform and two interior sections that have enough room to hold your dish soap and brush. The sloped base allows water to drain out of sight as the non-slip base keeps it from slipping around. And since it's stainless steel finish is fingerprint-proof, it won't require much upkeep.
Whether your cookout starts a little later than expected or your garage light just doesn't reach the spot where your car needs adjustments, these magnetic flashlights can be put just about anymore for some extra brightness. The magnetic base will remain sturdy as you move around the gooseneck to direct the strong LED lights exactly where you need them. This two-pack comes with two sets of batteries so that they can be put to use right away.
Thanks to its 16-foot cord that can even be plugged into an aux outlet, this handheld vacuum cleaner is perfect for detailing your car. The powerful motor can suck up dirt and debris from even the most hard-to-reach areas. And since the kit comes with three different attachments (a flathead nose, extension tube, and brush nozzle), it can be used on any of the car's surfaces or nooks. It also comes with a spare filter and cleaning brush to make sure that it always works to the best of its abilities.
In one swift motion, you can remove your bell pepper's stem, core, and seeds — thanks to this incredibly useful kitchen gadget. Designed with sharp stainless steel edges that effortlessly cut through the vegetable's skin, this coring tool significantly speeds up your prep time when making fajitas or stuffed bell peppers.
With a hood, arm sleeves, and even two large front pockets to keep your hands warm too, you’ll never want to take this wearable blanket off. The outside is covered in a smooth flannel fabric while the interior has a fluffy, warm sherpa lining. The multi-layer design will keep you comfortable and cozy on chilly days.
While this pet hair remover can certainly pick up loose strands that your furry friend leaves around, its powerful roller can pick up tiny particles of dust and debris from any surface. Roll it over your car seats, couch, and even clothes to give everything a fresh look. And when it's time to empty, just open the chamber and shake its gross contents right into the garbage.
Adding something as simple as this laptop stand can actually help alleviate neck pain and eye strain while you work. By raising your screen to 7 inches so that it's at eye-level, it eliminates the need to uncomfortably bend over, in turn helping fix your posture. Its durable alumnimum construction can hold up to 22 pounds and is made to hold a laptop that's up to 16 inches wide. The non-slip rubber pads on each arm rest protect your device from getting scratched and keep it in place.
This article was originally published on Jan. 29, 2023Veronika Kero