I believe there's inherent value in uniqueness — things that dare to be different make the world a more interesting place to live in. And when it comes to these brilliant finds on Amazon that are unlike anything you've seen before, it's clear that the makers of these products abide by the same philosophy.
Each one of these products is one-of-a-kind, but they're not just different for the sake of being different. They're different because their unique twist actually makes them work better than their basic, traditional counterparts. Whether they're beauty products that use rare ingredients you wouldn't find in other formulas, or kitchenware that incorporates unique materials and technologies to work more efficiently, the 43 genius finds on this list will blow your mind — and make life easier in the process.
If you're wondering how revolutionary a product from Amazon can actually be — have you ever tried on a pair of acupressure slippers that massage your feet while you walk around the house before? Or how about a gadget that peels eggs for you — or a cozy headband with built-in earphones so you can fall asleep listening to an audiobook comfortably.
This tablet holder features flexible "spider legs" that make it more versatile than any other stand out there. The extra-long legs are bendable enough to twist into any shape so you get the most comfortable viewing experience possible. You can even hook the legs over doors or around car headrests so you can catch up on your favorite show from the backseat on a road trip. The device slot itself is also adjustable — tilt up or down to get the perfect viewing angle.
These reflexology slippers are outfitted with massage nubs that rub your feet while you shuffle around the house, helping to relieve foot pain and stimulate blood flow. Each nub is placed specifically on the footbed to correspond with a reflexology benefit. (In case you're unfamiliar — reflexology is the Eastern medicine practice of stimulating pressure points on the foot to heal other parts of the body.) The upper straps feature a velcro closure for a comfortable fit, too.
Sure, that box of baking soda at the back of your fridge does the trick of keeping odors at bay — but wouldn't you rather see this cute little penguin living in your fridge instead? Just add some baking soda to this adorable refrigerator deodorizer, and the vents on his back will provide major odor-neutralizing power to keep your whole refrigerator smelling fresh.
You make tour de force-level deviled eggs, but you're not a fan of peeling all those shells (who is?). Put this egg peeler to use and cut down on the hassle. Just stick a boiled egg into the container with a little water and shake. Then remove the egg and use your fingers to slide the shell off with almost no effort.
This clever laundry drying rack hooks right over your door, which means you don't have to take up valuable floor space with a pop-up drying rack. The collapsible rack features two swing-down shelves and a total of 14 rungs that are perfect for hanging tank tops, T-shirts, towels, and delicates. When not in use, the rack folds up flat to take up minimal storage space.
You've made a delicious bouillabaisse, but now your hands smell like fish, garlic, and onions. Get rid of that odor fast with this stainless steel soap. Just use a little water and rub the bar with your hands — it will bind with odor-causing molecules and absorb them, leaving your fingers smelling fresh. Throw the bar into the dishwasher now and then to freshen it up.
If you're someone who likes to fall asleep listening to music, a podcast, or an audiobook, these comfortable headphones for sleeping are about to change the game. The flat speakers are embedded in a super soft and stretchy headband, so you can comfortably lie flat or on your side. The headband comes in fleece or a lightweight "breeze" fabric, and built-in volume and play/pause controls let you control the sound. Choose from a variety of sizes for the perfect fit.
Want to make your own spicy tuna rolls at home? Then use this ingenious sushi making kit. Open up the "bazooka" and load your ingredients (sushi rice, fish, any veggies you might want), then close it and turn the knob to compress into a roll. Then, lay out a nori sheet and push the plunger down to shoot out the newly-formed roll. Last but not least, use the bamboo mat to press it into a neat, uniform shape. The bazooka is dishwasher-safe and comes with four sets of chopsticks.
Keep this little opera-singer-in-a-bathtub next to your kitchen sink. She has a fabulous bouffant hairstyle (your sponge) and she just might cheer you up while you do the dishes. The scrubber holder is compatible with flat sponges, steel wool, loofahs, and silicone scrubbers of all types. Plus, this little lady is practical. Your scrubber will dry out faster — which helps prevent bacterial growth — and the bathtub will catch any runoff water to help keep your countertop clean.
If you're swapping eyeshadow shades but want a clean brush to prevent a muddied look — use this dry makeup brush cleaner. Just swipe the bristles across the charcoal sponge a few times to quickly remove pigment without having to use water, soap, or liquid cleaner. (Who has time to wait for bristles to dry anyway?) Give the sponge a quick rinse once every week or so to keep it fresh so you can use it again and again.
This corn stripper makes it easy to take fresh kernels right off the cob. Simply push and twist the cob through the stainless steel serrated ring to slice off the kernels. Measurement markings on the exterior of the container let you know when you've got all the corn you need. And the tool doesn't just strip corn — you can also use the accompanying grating blade to shred onions, ginger, potatoes, cheese, and more.
This nail polish holder makes giving yourself a manicure a much easier process. Just place your nail polish bottle in the clamp to hold it secure — no need to grip the bottle with your other hand every time you dip your brush in. The holder also prevents spills by angling the bottle so you get every last drop. When you're done using it, it folds up for easy storage.
Just one of these reusable cleaning cloths can replace up to 15 rolls of paper towels, which is great news for the environment. Each natural, biodegradable cloth can absorb up to 20 times its own weight in water, so it's perfect for cleaning up spills and wiping down countertops, sinks, and other surfaces. The strong, flexible cloths are machine-washable and dishwasher-safe, but you can also stick them in the microwave for 20 seconds to kill off bacteria.
These Japanese water-purifying sticks are made from binchotan charcoal, which absorbs chlorine, chemicals, and odors, while releasing minerals that soften and enhance the natural flavor of water. The all-natural, biodegradable sticks are perfectly-sized for use in pitchers and water bottles, and can be used for up to three months — just boil the sticks every two weeks to reactivate the charcoal.
I laughed — in the best way possible — when I first saw these ChipFingers. Made from food-grade silicone, they fit over your thumb and first two fingers so that you can eat Cheetos (and other savory snacks) without getting crumbs all over your hands. They're heat-resistant and dishwasher-safe and come in four different colors. Use them for pizza and messy sandwiches, too.
These makeup remover cloths are a sustainable and economical way to cleanse your face of makeup at the end of the day. All you have to do is soak the cloths in water and buff your face in a circular motion to wash away makeup, dirt, and oil — no soap or cleanser required. Made from super soft microfiber, the cloths are safe to use on all skin types, and they can be machine-washed and reused up to 1,000 times.
Want to speed up the time it takes to heal a zit? Then apply one of these acne patches. They're made from hydrocolloid dressing which absorbs liquid while protecting blemishes from dirt and bacteria that may cause further inflammation and infection. (Oh, and the patches also help prevent picking for those of us who have curious fingers.) The transparent patches are waterproof, matte, and nearly invisible on skin.
If the balls of your feet are in pain from wearing heels or working a job that requires you to stand for long hours, these metatarsal foot pads will be a major help. Each medical-grade pad slides over the front part of your foot like a sleeve and provides a cushion that absorbs shock and alleviates pain. The non-slip pads fit in any type of shoe and can be washed with soap and water, and used again and again.
Doing a few things around the house and want to make sure your pot of pasta doesn't boil over and onto your stove? Then use this lid cover. The cutouts at the center of the lid allow water to boil through, while the concave shape ensures the water doesn't spill. Made from BPA-free silicone, the lid cover is heat-resistant up to 482 degrees and can also be used as a microwave splatter guard. Each set comes with two sizes.
Use this ice cream cooling bowl to keep your mint chip from melting before you have a chance to get to the last bite. All you have to do is keep the double-walled bowl in the freezer and pop in your favorite ice cream when you're ready for a treat. The cooling gel in between the two walls will keep your ice cream ice cold until the very last spoonful.
That tangle of cables underneath your desk is frustrating to say the least (and an eyesore, too) — so keep them neat and tidy with the help of this cord organizer. The silicone organizer adheres to the side or top of your desk and features multiple grooves — thread your cables through them to keep them straight, orderly, and tangle-free.
These collapsible travel mugs are perfect for taking along on hiking or camping trips. Each accordion-like mug holds up to 9 ounces, but folds up flat for easy packing. A lanyard lets you hang the mug from your backpack, and a lid protects the rim from dirt while you trudge through the woods. Made from BPA-free silicone, the mugs are heat-resistant up to 480 degrees, so they're great for a cup of coffee in the morning or a fireside hot cocoa at night.
Why settle for a boring old basic doorstop when you can have this adorable cat paw? The doorstop effectively props your door open, but manages to make it look like your favorite furry friend is trying to paw their way out. You can flip the doorstop over, too — the underside looks just like the bottom of a kitty's paw.
The winter blues can be real, but a therapy lamp is actually a super effective way to counteract mood changes associated with fewer daylight hours. Sitting in front of the 10,000-lux light for 20-30 minutes at a time will stimulate your body's natural sunlight response receptors, which can help boost your mood and regulate your circadian rhythm. The three brightness settings let you choose the exact amount of exposure you get, and the light is great for fighting jet lag or re-setting the body after working night shifts, as well.
Have you ever wanted to create something out of plastic but didn't know how? Try experimenting with this moldable plastic. Just melt the pellets in boiling water and let them cool slightly. When it's safe to touch, mold the plastic with your hands into the desired shape and allow to air-dry. Use it for crafting, Halloween costumes, jewelry-making, or small house repairs. This reviewer writes, "For an fx makeup project my friend and I are doing, we needed to find a way to craft eyeballs, as well as make some custom-fit fake teeth for our respective models. This material is so versatile, user-friendly, and best of all... reusable!"
"Rice bran" sounds like a box of cereal you might find in your mom's kitchen cupboards, but it's actually the star ingredient in this highly-rated Korean powder face wash. Rice bran is a natural anti-inflammatory that soothes skin, gently exfoliates, and reduces the appearance of pores. The addition of grape seed and pollen in the formula gives skin a healthy dose of vitamins and antioxidants that will leave your skin radiant, smooth, and pH-balanced.
This V-shaped facial roller features two "diamond-cut" balls that rotate 360 degrees — roll them gently across your face to help stimulate lymphatic drainage, de-puff your eyes, detoxify skin, and encourage collagen production. But you can use it on more than just your face — run it across your neck, shoulders, thighs, and hamstrings for a gentle, stress-relieving massage.
You can do so much more than just sign a sales receipt with this multifunctional pen. The half-length ballpoint pen also features built-in Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, a small ruler with metric and inch measurements, and a Stylus pen so you can write on your tablet. A key ring lets you keep it in your pocket or purse at all times so you always have it handy.
Use this gel bead mask to relieve headache pain, ease tension, de-puff eyes, and soothe nerves. You can stick the mask in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes for cooling therapy, or microwave it for one minute for heat therapy. The velvety cotton cover is soft-to-the-touch and can be removed and machine-washed, and the strap is adjustable so it fits heads of all sizes. (You can even strap it on tightly for compression relief.)
Gentle pressure on your body is known to stimulate the release of chemicals like serotonin and oxytocin — which are known to help calm nerves. Likewise, the pressure from a weighted blanket can stimulate these same chemicals, so it's a great tool for those who deal with anxiety. This weighted blanket is made with breathable cotton and filled with hypoallergenic glass beads that are sewn into individual quilt-like squares to ensure weight is distributed evenly. It comes in different colors and weights — just choose the one that's right for you.
This little jar of activated charcoal deodorant proves it's possible find products that are all-natural and effective. The aluminum-free deodorant is formulated with ingredients like arrowroot powder, coconut oil, raw unrefined shea butter, rosemary, geranium rose, and spearmint essential oils. Many of these ingredients are grown on a solar-powered farm in Tennessee, then packaged in a recycled glass bottle. And reviewers love it: "I am happy to report this all natural deodorant actually works, even in the 110°+ heat of Las Vegas. So happy to be giving my money to this company. I am hooked!"
Keep this work light on hand for power outages at home or in the trunk of your car for unforeseen flat tires. The waterproof work light features magnets attach to steel surfaces (like cars) and an adjustable base that lets you angle the beam where you need it. Use the dimmer to get your desired level of brightness, and recharge the light via wall outlet or car charger.
Don't settle for suboptimal wine just because you're traveling. Take this battery-operated travel wine aerator along with you instead. About the size of your hand, it's much easier to pack than a decanter, and it's still easy to use. Just stick the rod into your glass of vino and press a button to release oxygen and instantly aerate your wine. And it's versatile, too: the aerator has settings for white, red, and port wines.
This bookmark reading light is a fuss-free way to light up that page-turner you just can't put down. The USB-rechargeable light clips directly onto your book, providing illumination without adding unnecessary weight. And unlike other reading lights, this one gives off a warm glow instead of a cold, blue light that can be hard on eyes. Four brightness levels allow you to choose the optimal amount of light for any given situation.
If you're not familiar with microneedling, here's the deal: it's a skincare technique that uses tiny needles to create minuscule punctures in your skin. (Trust me, it sounds a lot scarier than it is). These punctures stimulate your body's natural healing response, which includes the production of collagen — the protein that keeps your skin looking firm and smooth. This microneedling kit comes with a derma roller outfitted with .25 millimeter pure titanium needles. Run it across your face for just five minutes to get an aesthetician-grade skin treatment.
Wake up with a super kissable pout with the help of this overnight lip mask. Formulated with ultra-hydrating shea butter and murumuru butter, the mask locks in moisture for up to 24 hours. (Just be sure you don't lick off all that delicious ginger and sugar.) Reviewers say their lips look "smoother" and "more supple" and that the hydration "lasts longer than any lip balm I’ve ever used".
Keep this migraine stick around for those (dreaded) times when a migraine or severe headache strikes. The roll-on stick is formulated with therapeutic-grade essential oils like lavender, spearmint, and peppermint, which work together to ease tension and provide cooling relief. It even works to help decrease migraine-associated nausea. Just roll the stick along your temples, forehead, and back of your neck anytime you feel a migraine coming on.
Take this solar power bank along the next time you embark on an adventure in the great outdoors. When exposed to sunlight, the solar panels work to provide a charge to the power bank which, in turn, provides a charge to your phone or tablet. (You can also charge the power bank via wall outlet and use it as a backup charger.) The power bank is waterproof, dust-proof, and shock-proof, and features built-in dual flashlights.
Do your houseplants attract bugs like crazy? Place a couple of these sticky stakes in the soil to keep them away. The organic, pesticide-free "flags" on each stake attract white flies, black flies, fungus gnats, thrips, midges, and fruit flies, keeping them from damaging your fern or fiddle leaf fig. See? You can keep houseplants alive.
If you haven't gotten onto the dry body brushing train yet, now's the time. Running a dry body brush along your skin can help exfoliate, detoxify, and stimulate lymphatic drainage. The result? Skin that's smooth, bright, and glowing. This set comes with a larger boar-bristled brush with a handle that's perfect for using on your body, and a smaller brush with soft bristles you can use on your face. A pair of exfoliating gloves is included so you can scrub up in the shower, too.
This highly-rated egg rack is designed to keep eggs steady and upright when hard or soft boiling in pressure cookers or multi-cookers, like the Instant Pot. The racks hold nine eggs at a time, but you can stack them to boil up to 18 eggs at once and get even results. Made from food-grade silicone, the rack is dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is a breeze.
This handmade goat's milk soap is a dream come true for anyone with sensitive skin. Goat's milk contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. The addition of raw honey — which has antiseptic properties — works to moisturize skin and fight inflammation. All the ingredients of this fragrance-free soap are sourced from a single farm and packaged in recycled paper, so you can feel good about your purchase.
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