40 Amazing Amazon Products You Didn't Know You Needed
Amazon has already been life-altering in many ways for the average online consumer. But the popular eCommerce site also happens to have an impressive list of lesser-known Amazon products that everyone should own. We’re not just talking about humorous novelty items, either, although those can be very worthwhile. Instead, we’re looking at products that actually have a very practical purpose, regardless of whether or not all of the accompanying reviews were posted by people hoping to become the next famous comedian.
1. Wallet Ninja 18-in-1 Multi-Purpose Pocket Tool
With a name like Wallet Ninja, how could you not need this multi-purpose tool? The credit card sized card is made to easily fit into your wallet or pocket. It doubles as a bottle opener, a cell phone stand, a screwdriver, a ruler, a box opener, an eyeglass tightener, and much more! With more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon, it’s clear that this product truly is a product you need in your life.
2. NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves
Are you frequently clumsy in the kitchen? Or, as apparently depicted in the product image, do you have a habit of placing a knife’s edge against your palm? All jokes aside, these NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves are the real deal. When you wear them, you’re not nearly as likely to suffer from any nicks or cuts. They also keep your hands clean. What more could you ask?
3. Tweexy – The Original Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder
Anyone who regularly puts on nail polish knows how difficult the process can actually be. Between trying not to go outside the lines and dipping the brush into the bottle without smudging the nail polish, it’s no wonder so many people opt to go to a beauty salon instead. But with the Tweexy, you can minimize these hassles and save lots of money. It might look weird, but it actually works!
4. Changing Lifestyles Safe-er-Grip Foot Rest
This might seriously be the most useful invention of all time. After all, what woman hasn’t struggled to shave her legs in the shower? The Safe-er-Grip Foot Rest does have mixed reviews, so make sure you have the right type of shower setup to get the most out of it. Then shave on without having to contort into weird positions any longer!
5. No Spill Ice Cube Tray
Let’s face it; filling up the standard ice cube tray is a pain. Water tends to go everywhere, including inside the freezer. Fortunately, ChefLand’s No-Spill Ice Cub Tray With Removable Cover is here to rescue all of us. Just fill water with the lid on, then remove the lid once the cubes are frozen.
6. Premium Soda Can Lids
In many cases, a can of soda is tastier than the same flavor from a bottle. A can also typically gives you a smaller amount, which is perfect if you’re trying to reduce your sugar or caffeine intake. Storing these cans properly without letting the soda go flat has long been an issue, though. Until now, that is; this eight-pack of Premium Soda Can Lids – Made In The USA keeps the soda fresh so you can take your time drinking it.
7. Clip-On Silicone Strainer
If you make a lot of pasta or often find yourself rinsing fruits and vegetables, this handy little device really can change your life for the better. Instead of having to use a large colander that takes up a ton of space in your dishwasher, you can opt for Jiko Mambo’s Clip-on Silicone Strainer. It’s ideal for people with limited storage space for their cookware. It’s also quite simply easier to deal with than using a separate strainer.
8. Clip-On Selfie Ring Light
If you’re going to take selfies, you want them to look good. Lighting is often the biggest challenge, aside from the iPhone’s forward-facing image distortion issues. We can’t fix the forward camera on your phone, but the Clip-on Selfie Ring Light from Auxiwa will make sure your images are properly lit. This is especially useful in dimly lit areas. Flip it around and you can take images of others without using the harsh built-in flash.
9. Cleaning Makeup Washing Brush
Yes, you can wash your makeup brushes by hand under the sink. But are they getting truly clean? HiMo addresses this concern with the innovative Cleaning Makeup Washing Brush. Easy to hold and it slips over your finger to help you thoroughly clean every bristle.
10. Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer
It’s impossible to create a list like this without including the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. This product has rightfully earned its place among products with the most hilarious reviews. But guess what? It also works exactly as advertised, which does make life a lot easier for people who like to cut up bananas.
11. Blackhead Remover Tool Kit
Raise your hand if it’s impossible for you to leave blackheads and other skin imperfections alone. Most of us do this even though we know it can leave scars and isn’t a very sanitary, or visually appealing, habit. If you’re determined to remove blackheads, at least do so with the right tools. The 9-Piece Blackhead Remove Acne Tool Kit from Aooeou enables you to look your best without potentially harming your skin.
12. Sleep Whale Memory Foam Pillow
Memory foam pillows are typically very comfortable. Add to that an air circulation style that keeps both sides of the pillow cool all night and you’ve really got something useful! The Sleep Whale Memory Foam Pillow is also fully adjustable to suit your needs. As an added bonus, it’s perfect for allergy sufferers.
13. Clipa2 – The Instant Bag Hanger
Do you know how many germs are on the floor, especially in the bathroom? With that in mind, it’s a mystery of life why so many businesses choose not to put a hook on the inside of each stall door. Rather than place your bag in a pile of germs or awkwardly hold onto it, you can use the Clipa2 Instant Bag Hanger to use the restroom in peace. This clip works well with ledges, openings, rails, and edges.
14. Flawless Mini Women’s Painless Hair Remover
If you’ve tried waxing, tweezing, and shaving areas with excess hair, then you’ve undoubtedly run up against the same problem. These methods either quite simply aren’t good enough or come with too high of a pain-to-results ratio. The Flawless Mini Women’s Painless Hair Remover promises to solve both of these issues. The 4.6 out of 5-star average on Amazon indicates that this product lives up to its description.
15. Exfoliating Foot Peeling Mask
This Rose Foot Mask makes it much easier to take care of your feet. It an economical choice for people who love pedicures but can’t afford to go to an expensive salon every week. Treat your feet, and calluses and other issues will become a thing of the past. The application and peeling process is simple, and you get to relax for the hour in between!
16. SOG Key Folding Knife
Self-defense is something we all need to take seriously. There’s also practically a million other reasons that having a small, hidden knife on hand could be useful. SOG has created a folding knife that, when folded, looks just like a key. Just slap the SOG Key Folding Knife on your keychain and you can rest assured that you’ll have a useful tool on hand at all times.
17. ANEWISH WiFi Adaptor
Never have issues with a spotty Wi-Fi connection again with the ANEWISH Wifi Adapter from ANEWISH. This useful tool easily connects to your laptop or desktop’s USB port. It instantly boosts the WiFi signal to provide faster connectivity. You can also use the WiFi Adaptor to connect to a network without using a router.
18. Get Your Sh*t Together Book
Are you looking for a no-nonsense self-help guide that doesn’t contain a bunch of empty platitudes? Then Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight might be your best purchase of the year. This book focuses on mental decluttering, but it takes the anti-guru approach. In fact, reviewers say that it’s “hilarious” but also “truly practical.”
19. Utopia Bed Sheets
I know what you’re thinking. “How are bed sheets an amazing product I never knew I needed?” Well, when you’re talking about Utopia Bed Sheets, you’re getting an innovative and affordable design. For less than $18, these queen-sized sheets are stain, fade, and wrinkle resistant. They also repel dust mites.
20. Silicone Dish Sponges
Are you tired of using traditional kitchen sponges that hold onto bacteria and quickly begin emitting a foul odor? These Silicone Dish Sponges from NUOMI offer a useful new approach to housework. They dry quickly, they’re dishwasher safe, and they’re easy to use in cups. What more could you ask for in a sponge?
21. Sensky Plug-In Motion Night Light
Night lights are extremely useful, but they also use up a lot of electricity. If you want to be able to see in the middle of the night without sending your electric bill skyrocketing, the Senksy Plug-In Motion Night Light is a great option. The night light comes to life when motion is detected in the room. It also stays off during the day, even when it’s plugged in and there’s lots of motion nearby.
22. Dash Rapid Egg Cooker
Most people enjoy eggs for breakfast, but no one actually wants to prepare them first thing in the morning. Let the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker take care of this process for you. It can hold up to six eggs at once. There are multiple cooking options, including hard boiled, scrambled, poached, and omlets.
23. Ultrasonic Pest Repellant
Give pests an eviction notice with Neatmaster’s Ultrasonic Pest Repellent. This device is safe for humans, dogs, cats, and the environment. Whenever a mouse, cockroach, spider, ant, or mosquito comes near, they’re hit with an ultrasonic repellant that sends them running in the other direction. I’d like one of these for every room in my home and for my yard too, please!
24. Calming Collar for Cats
Cats are awesome, but living in a multi-cat household can be stressful. Sentry has tackled this problem with their Calming Collar for Cats. These collars work in my home, and they’re much better than the plug-in diffusers that are a fire hazard. Cats are positively affected by the pheromones in each collar, which makes them less likely to fight and misbehave in other ways.
25. Unique Bamboo Sleep Mask
Sleep masks have always been good in theory. But in execution, many have allowed light to seep through or have been uncomfortably hot. PolarBlack addressed these complaints with their Unique Bamboo Sleep Mask. Not only does it stay cool but it also uses bend-freeze technology to ensure that no light seeps through.
26. Mini Movie Projector
Smartphones allow us to always have entertainment in our pocket. But sometimes, viewing videos or photos can be a hassle on such a small screen. The DBPOWER T20 LCD Mini Movie Projector makes it simple to transfer anything on your phone to a much bigger viewing environment. It even works outside if you want to revive the feel of a drive-in movie in your backyard.
27. Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Polaroid cameras may be retro, but there’s a lot of nostalgia over them for a reason. They were really, really cool. Now, Fujifilm offers an updated version of this technology with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9. This camera comes with a macro-lens and a selfie mirror to fit into the modern world.
28. Bath Bombs Gift Set
Yes, you absolutely need bath bombs in your life. Self-care is important, you know. This 12-Pack Bath Bomb Gift Set was made by LifeAround2Angels and it offers something very special. They are all handcrafted in the USA by a small company, and they’re also cruelty free.
29. Hair Straightener Brush
A lot of people choose to straighten their hair. This process doesn’t need to take nearly as long as it currently does, though. The Hair Strengthener Brush from CXCASE is an innovative design that straightens and brushes your hair at the same time. You’ll also receive a heat resistant glove so that you never need to worry about accidentally burning yourself.
30. Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Avocados are delicious. But let’s be honest; they’re also a pain to deal with. OXO’s Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer eliminates this problem by making it easy to split, pit, and slice avocados. Now the only thing you need to worry about is eating your avocadoes during the very slim window when they’re perfectly ripe.
31. Taco Holder with Salsa/Guacamole Cup
Are Taco Tuesdays your thing? Then perhaps the most useful thing for you on this entire list is the 2LB Depot Taco Holder with Salsa and Guacamole Cup. This keeps all of the ingredients inside the taco, where they belong. It also makes you less likely to break your taco shell before you get to bite into. This is a win for everyone.
32. Good Grips Garlic Slicer
Yes, this is the second item from OXO on the list. But how can you deny the usefulness of the Good Grips Garlic Slicer? Anything that makes life easier in the kitchen deserves to be celebrated. As an added bonus, contraptions of this nature make people more likely to take the time to make nutritious meals.
33. TableTopics Original Game
This game is fun to play as a conversation starter at parties. It also goes much further, though. Put aside some time to play TableTopics Original Game with your partner or a new beau. You’ll quickly learn so many new things about them that the game will more than justify the purchase price – and its inclusion on this list.
34. Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler
You might think that this Stanley Classic Insulated Growler is just another way to keep a wide variety of beverages cold or warm. But you’d be wrong. The Growler’s primary purpose is to keep only one type of beverage cold: beer. With your favorite brewski inside the Growler, you don’t have to worry about your drink getting warm or flat for more than 24 hours.
35. Stainless Steel Spoon Dock
Whether you’re chopping veggies or heating something up on the stove, it always feels like there’s never enough room for everything. The durable, heat-resistant Stainless Steel Spoon Dock by Belwares can make this problem a distant memory. Never again will you be stuck with no room to place your utensils. This will also drastically reduce your risk of accidentally ingesting harmful bacteria that’s resting on your stove or countertop.
36. 4-in-1 Heavy Duty Immersion Hand Blender
Traditional blenders make an incredible mess and can be difficult to control. Fortunately, the Heavy Duty Immersion Blender from Epica is easy to use and minimizes the mess. Every component that touches food is dishwasher safe. This 350-watt device also easily blends frozen fruit.
37. Microfiber Sports and Travel Towels
Wet towels are gross. Eliminate this issue with these quick-drying Microfiber Sports and Travel Towels. They’re easy to hang up for drying purposes. Each towel can also roll up easily so you can take it to the gym or on the road.
38. NonScents Refrigerator Deodorizer
Baking soda is the standby product most people use to keep their refrigerator from developing bad odors. NonScents Refrigerator Deodorizer offers a better, more efficient way to handle this task, though. Get up to six months of performance with only one unit. These deodorizers are food safe, 100 percent biodegradable, and proven to extend the lifetime of refrigerated food.