The 65 Weirdest, Most Hilarious Things You Can Buy on Amazon
Amazon definitely makes online ordering easier, but once you scroll past the necessities, the inventory takes a turn for the bizarre (and the fun begins!).
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Amazon is full of weird stuff
Amazon is your go-to site for almost everything. Between the Amazon products you use every day and the perfect Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list, how could it not be? You can also easily find Amazon products with nearly perfect reviews and a plethora of items for less than $1—that is, when you’re not ogling the most expensive item on Amazon or giggling at some seriously funny Amazon reviews. It’s smart shopping and entertainment all in one!
But your favorite online retailer doesn’t just carry normal, useful items; it’s also got some super strange ones. Not only does this weird stuff exist—people actually buy it! After all, as they say, one person’s trash is another’s treasure.
From a rubber chicken purse and a yodeling pickle to a zen kitty litter box, here are some of the best weird things you can find on Amazon. Scroll through for a laugh or perhaps the very thing you’ve been looking for all along. To score these items for the best prices, make sure to check out Amazon’s Prime Day sales (or even the pre-Prime Day promos, if you’re an early bird).
Mini hand squirrel
Why? The better question may be: Why not? These vinyl squirrel finger covers are the 2.0 version of the sock puppets we all grew up loving. They fit seamlessly onto your fingertips, creating the illusion that your palm is the squirrel’s body. Slipping these on should be followed by laughs galore—and also some very strange looks. Here are another 70+ funny gag gifts that can get anyone laughing.
Wacky waving inflatable tube guy
You don’t need to wait for your next car wash to spot one of these crazy inflatable guys. This mini version is fun to keep on top of your desk or any surface around the house with foot traffic. If you love this sort of silly gift, wait until you read these anti-jokes you can’t help but laugh at anyway.
A dodgeball card game using fake burritos
This out-of-the-box game is one of those weird things on Amazon that’s surprisingly popular (there are 25,000+ five-star reviews!). Throw Throw Burrito combines a card game with dodgeball. Collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking and throwing stuffed burritos. But be warned, you might want to play this game in the backyard (as in, away from anything breakable).
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Some people prefer fancy tech gifts, while others favor more traditional electronics. For the latter, there’s this burger-shaped phone (yes, it actually works!) that doubles as some yummy statement-making decor.
If you love carbs and want everyone to know it (or at least everyone in your house), this is the item for you! These super comfy slippers also come in another baked-good finish—croissants—or choose avocado, pizza, or cake slip-ons, if that’s more your style. While Amazon’s known for its gifts and items, did you know it has a new national health care system, Amazon Care?
If you love a good theme, get this baguette pillow to match your new baguette slippers! At 40 inches long (the size of a preschooler!), it’s not a subtle decor item, but reviewers say it’s surprisingly comfy. For a more traditional place to rest your head and dream about bread, buy one of the best pillows for every type of sleeper.
Rubber chicken purse
You’ve never seen a rubber chicken quite like this before. The popular purse has thousands of glowing reviews, like Stormvoël, who called the hen handbag “hilarious and adorable,” adding, “I knew I had to have it. It’s not even all that weird, especially for anyone who has a soft spot for chickens…and there are many of us. It’s a perfectly usable and very cute satchel-style purse.”
We didn’t think this five-minute timer for the porcelain throne was a necessity, but it has nearly 10,000 five-star reviews that say otherwise. It even made it onto Shark Tank!
Normal beauty routines include face scrubs…but armpit scrubs? While they’re definitely novel, they actually hold the key to better-smelling underarms. Pit Grit is gentle as it cleanses, detoxifies, and eliminates odor-causing bacteria.
Zen kitty litter box
You’ve heard of a zen garden, but what about a zen garden litter box? This miniature desktop set (not an actual litter box for a cat!) comes complete with a “litter box” tray, a bag of sand, two feline figurines, and five decorative rocks for your zen pleasure.
Need an extra pair of briefs? Got a bottle of water? If so, problem solved! This novelty item is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but it packs a big punch when you find yourself in a tricky situation. For more traditional recommendations, these are the best underwear for women we found on the Internet.
Coin-stealing cat piggy bank
This piggy bank doesn’t let you think twice about putting money away, as an adorable cat paw steals the money almost as soon as you set it onto the collection tray. While it might not be an essential, these best-selling items are the things you should always buy on Amazon.
Sunglasses don’t just need to serve a practical purpose. These funky-shaped shades (featuring a flamingo, pineapple, hibiscus flower, cocktail, crab, ukulele, macaw, and toucan) are one of those weird things on Amazon that’s just plain fun. For something more simple, check out the best polarized sunglasses.
Garden gloves with claws
Apparently these gloves come in really, er, handy in the garden when you need to do a little digging. But they’ll certainly earn you some strange glances—they look like something you’d wear if you were cosplaying the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Dachshund garden gnome statue
We’re not sure what to say about this one…mostly because we’re laughing too hard to form a coherent thought about it. That said, you might know a dog lover or two who would appreciate this little stone resin sculpture. The gnome can also saddle up on a pug, if that’s more to your liking.
Marshmallow whip maker
This totally handy and unexpected gadget turns any facial cleanser into a heavenly whip. All you need is a pearl-sized amount of cleanser to create a magical cloud of luxurious face wash. Do you really need to do this? Maybe not, but once you try it, you might never go back to your basic beauty routine. (Though you should still apply your skin care products in the correct order.)
Traditional soap is designed to make you feel cleaner after you use it. This bacon-scented version is made for pure laughs. Use this during your next hand wash to take the scent of freshly cooked bacon with you anywhere you go.
Cat-butt tissue holder
What’s cuter than pulling a tissue from a cat-butt holder? Um, we can probably think of a few things. But if you can’t, this fluffy feline can hold your tissues in a fun, albeit strange and slightly weird, way.
These funny and festive night-lights serve a purpose, especially for those who need a little help with their aim in the dark. The soft LED light won’t wake you up so much that you’ll have a hard time going back to sleep either.
Toast-shaped night lamp
Speaking of night-lights, forgo the boring variety and opt for this novelty version. Children can sleep soundly next to their favorite breakfast food, but kid-at-heart adults love it too. Happy customer D3cipher used it as an ambient light at work, writing: “Gone are the times where I care about fitting in…especially in the office. Now working hybrid I wanted more things that reflected my personality. It provided me with a little ounce of happiness, and I am sure that it can do the same for someone else also. So screw it, just buy it. Let’s get that bread.”
Tiny plastic babies
What could you possibly need 200 tiny plastic babies for? One customer’s review recently spawned a viral meme (and probably plenty of purchases!). She writes: “I bought these so I could hide them everywhere for my fiancé to find. At first he thought it was a charming new bit of mine. He thought I only had one or two of these tiny plastic babies. He thought wrong. Hearing his deep exhausted sigh followed by ‘Oh my god’ because he has found baby #175 has brought me more joy than I could ever describe. The fear in his eyes when he opens anything because he is expecting a small plastic baby has produced more serotonin than you can imagine. We will be finding these for the next 70 years. I will purchase these again.”
Outrageous soda flavors
Anyone with an adventurous palette can find weird stuff to consume on Amazon too. Lester’s Fixins creates carbonated beverages that taste like popular foods. Dare to sip funky flavors like ranch dressing, buffalo wings, sweet corn, bacon, pumpkin pie, and peanut butter and jelly.
Egg squishy toys
This is one egg you won’t have to worry about breaking. These splat stress balls release tension and reduce anxiety—and are loved by both kids and adults. Among the positive reviews, rk123 writes: “Fun to use and doesn’t make a mess!” Pegret calls them “egg ‘actly’ right” and says they’re “simple but so satisfying.”
Even weird things on Amazon can be useful, especially in stressful situations. Take for example this mini desktop punching bag—useful to keep your calm around annoying coworkers. The punching bag has a suction cup base and comes with two tiny boxing gloves for your pointer fingers, plus a mini book about basic finger boxing moves and boxing trivia to complete the set. Speaking of trivia, here are some more interesting facts about practically everything.
Crab silicone utensil rest
The best eccentric things on Amazon are often the most unexpected. This cute, bright red crustacean lends a hand in the kitchen as a spoon holder and steam releaser for the edge of your pots. There’s also an enchanting witch version, and fun monster pasta and salad servers.
Star Wars fans collect anything having to do with their beloved franchise, even weird stuff like these Chop Sabers light-up chopsticks. In fact, there are nearly 12,000 five-star reviews that rave about these illuminating utensils.
When it comes to weird things on Amazon, there are some items that are universally loved. This realistic-looking tortilla throw blanket, which wraps you up like a human burrito, is one of them. There are more than 46,000 five-star reviews professing their love for this super-soft cozy design. It also comes in cookie, waffle, and pizza prints, if you prefer.
Nose-picking pencil sharpener
School supplies can be a bore, but make them weird and kids get more excited about learning. This lifelike and true-to-size nose pencil sharpener will make anyone smile.
Pet butler joke box
We know, it kinda, sorta seems like a good idea, right? Wrong! Instead of putting Fido to work as your personal butler, let your pet continue to earn his keep with cuddles and companionship. That’s why this gag gift is actually just an empty box you can use to prank unsuspecting pet-obsessed friends and family members.
Colorful beer pong balls in bulk
Why worry about losing your beer pong ball when you can easily buy 50 of them for less than the cost of a 12-pack? Impress your friends with your endless supply of colorful balls that can be shipped for free right to your door. Some reviewers also rave about using them as cat toys.
We all hate flying surprises, especially those in the bird-dropping department. But when they happen, having your very own bottle of bird-poop remover will come in incredibly handy. It easily removes avian messes from clothing, upholstery, carpets, and hard surfaces. It can also be safely used on cages, and the makers guarantee no dust will be created in the process. For other types of animal messes, this pet odor removal guide will do the trick.
Pimple popper toy
We’re not sure why, but people love popping pimples! (There was even a wildly popular TV show, Dr. Pimple Popper.) Use it as a stress-relief toy, a tool to prevent you from picking your own face, or a funny gag gift.
Didn’t know that creepy crawlies traveled by USPS? Now you do! In addition to worms, you can also pick up ladybugs on Amazon.
Sure, we’ve all heard of fake blood. But did you know it comes in a spray? This spray-on fake blood is available in four sizes, to serve all your Halloween and prank needs. Use it with one of these scary Halloween costumes that will give people nightmares.
A horse-head mask
Channel your inner Mr. Ed with this latex head covering. Want something a little more magical? May we suggest a unicorn?
Giant googly eyes
Keep an eye on things with these giant stickers. One reviewer confirms that the eyes “google quite well,” so at least you know you’ll get your money’s worth. Kids can get creative with these to construct their very own house monsters, or if they need a little more guidance, they can try these easy Halloween crafts.
Lots of marshmallows
Calling all bulk buyers! Why buy 80 rolls of toilet paper when you can get three pounds of cereal marshmallows instead? If stocking up is your thing, check out these genius ways to save more money when buying in bulk.
Not that you can’t buy a regular piano on Amazon, because you totally can. But this slightly smaller instrument (less than two pounds!) is meant for only your opposable digits.
Need a gift for the person who has everything? We guarantee this is one thing your friend doesn’t have. Apparently, this plastic pickle “yodels its little heart out at the push of a button.” If you have a pickle aficionado in your life, you might also want to pick up these pickle-flavored foods.
French fry holder
Don’t you just hate when you’re eating some nice, crispy French fries from Five Guys in the car, but they go flying when you brake for a stoplight? Never fear! The multipurpose universal fry holder is here. The base fits in standard car cup holders and keeps fry containers upright, so you can snack anytime you’re in the car. Didn’t finish them on the drive to your destination? You can hang the device from your belt and turn it into your personal fry holster.
Corgi butt accessories
The many corgi memes that exist on the Internet don’t lie: People can’t get enough of this cute pup’s rear end. Get a pair of fluffy slippers, a wall-mounted bottle opener, or a stuffed purse—all featuring a corgi derrière.
Shakespearean insult bandages
Beige Band-Aids are blasé, but you’ve outgrown cartoon characters. The next time you have a paper cut, these bandages will help you laugh through the pain. Each has a snub from the Bard himself, like “Do thou amend thy face, and I’ll amend my life” (from Henry IV, Part I). If you’re buying these as a gift for someone who’s on your account, check out how to hide your Amazon orders so you don’t spoil the surprise.
Pooping pooches calendar
Forgo the inspirational quotes or traditional landscape imagery. This bonkers calendar offers 12 months of puppers pooping in various locales. Bonus: $1 from the sale of each purchase goes to the Maui Humane Society. If you like this idea (but not necessarily the pooping pups), check out these heartwarming ways to give back, and the best charities where your donation goes the furthest.
Put the kibosh on a real tantrum by getting it all out—on paper. Feeling a little stabby because of work and just want someone to listen and stroke your hair? There’s a spot to convey each and every one of those things and so much more on this complaint sheet. Give it to the right person to take action, and you’ll feel calmer in no time.
Screaming goats are having a moment, and if you buy this, you’ll get to experience that moment up close. Annoy your partner or roommate with on-command goat noises 24/7, then make it up to them with these funny goat pictures.
This handy gadget, which features 10 voice modifiers, will warp your voice when you’re bored or you want to get goofy on the phone. (Just remember that it’s not the ’80s and everyone has caller ID, so we advise against prank calls.)
Golden Girls socks
Has Dorothy always been your favorite Golden Girl? If so, let these socks put a little extra pep in your step as you mentally replay her oh-so-perfect sarcastic remarks in your head. They come complete with her gray coif and perfectly polished red nails.
Pizza socks (in a pizza box)
These colorful socks are not what you expect when you open a pizza box. The good news is that this unique gift comes in a variety of “flavors” like pepperoni, Italian, Hawaiian, and vegetarian.
Flushable butt wipes
These wipes don’t mince words, but they do add a touch of weird elegance to your bathroom with their fancy packaging. It’s just when guests look a little closer that they’ll start laughing. That said, they’re not a complete gag gift—they’re made with aloe and vitamin E, designed for sensitive skin, and have nearly 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon!
Black toilet paper
Black toilet paper is the bathroom accessory you never knew existed—and perhaps you never knew you just had to have. Now you can truly color-coordinate your decor, or go full goth, by simply clicking “add to cart.” Just make sure you hang your toilet paper the right way.
Yes, it’s inflatable, but it does keep your drinks nice and frosty and in the center of the action for a party. So maybe weird isn’t the right word…but amazing just might be! It’s totally handy: Collapse it when you’re not using it, and blow it up to create a party cart in no time. Maybe even float it in your inflatable pool!
Do you constantly make a million excuses to avoid exercising? If not being able to drag yourself away from work tops the list, this bike desk will get you one step—or two pedals—closer to your workout goals. Just pop your laptop on the desk and start pedaling. But maybe skip this one for Zoom calls.
Cordless jump rope
What a time to be alive! If you told your grandparents that a cordless jump rope would be all the rage this year, they would have shaken their heads in dismay (and likely complete confusion). This smart gadget gives you all the benefits of a traditional jump rope, without any actual rope to get tangled in.
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. This shower footrest solves the leg-shaving conundrum countless women experience every day. It’s lightweight but sturdy (it can hold up to 270 pounds!), equipped with anti-skid pads to help prevent slipping, and even has a compartment for shaving cream, a razor, and more. Add it to your shower and get ready for an easier shave, or use it as a pedicure stool to make painting your tootsies more comfortable.
Sauce dip clip
Ever wish you could dip your nuggets and fries in your favorite sauce when you’re in the car? Now you can! Attach a sauce clip to your car’s air vent and get ready to dip on the fly. While you’re updating your ride, check out these car gadgets that will make driving safer.
Inflatable outdoor zombie baby
“Go big or go home” should be the official motto for this unusual Amazon item. For those who consider holiday decorating a sport, this offbeat oversized inflatable will surely stand out from every other cookie-cutter ghost or goblin. For more weird stuff, check out these creepy Halloween yard decorations.
Cat-shaped ice cube tray
Feline fanatics can finally make the purr-fect drink with these cat-shaped ice cubes. The tray can also be used to mold chocolate, candy, jelly, soaps, and other kitty-cast treats! It’s a no-brainer gift for cat lovers.
Because who doesn’t want fish-shaped footwear? If you’re looking for slightly more practical kicks, try this list of the best sandals for women. (There’s not a scale in sight.)
Steve Carell sequin pillow
We love us some Steve Carell, especially as The Office‘s Michael Scott, and especially as “Prison Mike.” If you agree and have to have one of these, keep in mind that this is just a pillow cover; you’ll still need to purchase a pillow to put inside it, or use one that you already have. Prefer Nicolas Cage, Jeff Goldblum, or Danny DeVito? They have those too.
Fairy fans and cosplay buffs will surely go wild for these elf-ear-shaped headphones. They have an ergonomic in-ear fit, gold-plated connector, and even sport a built-in microphone.
Want a stealthy way to stash some liquor? Amazon’s got you covered. Keep booze hidden in these everyday objects, like this realistic-looking umbrella. There are also sunscreen bottles, hairbrushes, and shampoo and conditioner containers.
Bob Ross bobblehead
The famous artist with the soothing voice is an Amazon fan favorite: This mini Bob Ross figurine has nearly 14,000 five-star reviews. It plays 10 different memorable sayings and also comes with tiny easel book featuring 30 of Ross’s landscape paintings.
Don’t Touch useless box
This box doesn’t actually store anything, aside from a ridiculously cute tiger. Flip a switch to open the wood box, and the stuffed animal pops out and turns the switch off to close the lid. It’s a fun novelty gift for a white elephant or an entertaining desk toy.
Trends come and go, but this beloved hairstyle remains an iconic look. If you want to rock the cut without chopping your hair, consider this mullet headband for all your nostalgia (or costume) needs.
Idaho potato with your face
Never in a million years would you have thought you needed an authentic Idaho potato with your face on it. Neither did we, but this Amazon vendor will customize a potato for you—or the lucky recipient in your life. For an extra special gift (that’s not a potato), try these personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.
With additional reporting by Rachel LeWinter.
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