I am pretty well-versed when it comes to shopping on Amazon, but browsing through the "secret section" has a little learning curve to it. There are some insane bargains and steals to be found, but plenty of them lack reviews — how do you know if you're wasting your money until it's too late?
Answer: you just let me do all the work for you. That's right — I've devoted hours to digging through all the items in Amazon's secret section, so you only have to look at the cream of the crop. Are my eyes bleeding? Yes. But that's more than worth it when it means I'm able to bring you ultra-cheap silicone tongs, USB hub splitters, and other fun deals you can't buy in stores.
...On second thought? Maybe I need another hobby. So until I figure that out, make sure to take a look at these 37 brilliant products from Amazon's secret section.
We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and Brainjolt may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon we publish it!
This Garlic Peeler That Has A Brilliant Design
via: AmazonI love garlic. LOVE. IT. I can't remember the last meal I made that I didn't add garlic to. How else can you add a punch of flavor to a meal without the added calories? It's basically the perfect food. So you can see why I was so excited to receive this garlic peeler on my birthday last year. It peels a clove in an instant and your hands don't smell like garlic afterward. Not that that would be a bad thing, necessarily...
This Portable Door Lock That Gives You Peace Of Mind While Traveling
via: AmazonI love being able to work from anywhere. It allows me to travel to fun and exciting destinations at the drop of a hat without having to worry about taking time off. However, no matter how often I travel, I still get nervous about something happening while I'm so far away from home. This portable door lock gives me peace of mind on my adventures.
These Acne Patches That Pulverize Pimples
via: AmazonI have horrible skin. I've struggled with acne since I was a teen, and while I figured this would change by the time I reached my 30s, my monthly crop of forehead zits doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. These acne patches shrink blemishes overnight and I wake up with clearer skin, which always puts me in a much better mood for the rest of the day.
The Deck Of Cards That's Completely Waterproof
via: AmazonTired of a tipped cup ruining your cards? Then switch over to this waterproof deck. The cards in this deck are made from durable PVC plastic that can safely get soaked with water, and the dark color makes them stand out from conventional decks. Plus, you can use 'em around the pool or on a beach and wash them right off!
This Diffuser that's Oh-So Pretty
via: AmazonI found this Highpot Lamp Shape Decorative Lights USB Air 7 Colour Diffuser on Amazon's secret section and had no idea what it was or how it worked. So of course I ordered it (it's under 10 bucks) and discovered that it's a cool little humidifier that's shaped like a lightbulb and glows in different colors. So neat!
These Gel Pens That Have A Purrfectly Precious Design
via: AmazonSure, you may be a grown AF lady, but that doesn't mean you've completely forgotten about the things you loved as a middle schooler. Like these adorable cat pens, for example. The gel formula means it glides effortlessly across the paper, and the sweet kitty accents add a major dose of cuteness to your desk. And who couldn't use a pick-me-up at work, right?
This Flexible Sink Caddy That Sends Gross Sponges Packing
via: AmazonMy husband has a personal vendetta against sponges. He refuses to use them every time I buy them, claiming that they immediately start smelling mildewy and therefore make all of our dishes smell like mildew. I can't say I disagree with him. This caddy hangs from the faucet so it keeps it out of the sink and therefore doesn't stink. Why wasn't this thing invented sooner?!
This Can Opener that Puts All Other Can Openers to Shame
via: AmazonThis Macoior Can Opener Manual Can Opener Smooth Edge Safety Can Opener may seem like a plain, ordinary can opener, and in most ways, it is. But I can honestly say that it works better than the $50 Kitchen Aid one I've had for years and is ridiculously smooth to operate.
An Outlet Extender With 2 Built-In USB Ports
via: AmazonYou live a busy life. So busy, in fact, that you can't bear to be saddled down with life's little inconveniences, which means you need this outlet extender. The two built-in USB ports mean you won't have to waste time hunting around your house for a power brick when your devices need a charge, and it also adds six outlets to any plug. Besides — with more than 400 positive four- and five-star reviews, you can't really go wrong.
This Toning Sleep Mask That's Cheap AND Effective
via: AmazonI love lazy skincare. If I can wake up in the morning with better-looking skin, I'm all for it. So when my sister-in-law told me about this toning sleep mask, I knew I had to try it out. It uses vitamin C to fade dark spots and unevenness, and my skin is noticeably brighter every time I wake up. Just slather it on and hit the sack!
This Marble Contact Paper that Adds a Luxe Touch
via: AmazonI'm both lazy and cheap when it comes to decorating my home, so this Marble Contact Peel and Stick Paper was basically made for people like me. Just stick it onto whatever surface you want to look instantly more expensive and it'll do just that. I have a whole wall covered in this stuff and I can't get enough of it.
These Silicone Finger Point Bookmarks That Are Oh-So Handy
via: AmazonI've read before bed since I was little, and while it's a great way to wind down before going to sleep, I also tend to fall asleep right in the middle of a page. This fun silicone finger point bookmark not only saves your page, but it allows you to remember the exact word you left off on. How brilliant is that?! This would the perfect gift for the reader in your life.
The Photo Lights That Add A Relaxing Ambiance To Any Room
via: AmazonSet a relaxing ambiance in your home with these photo string lights. The clips let you add your favorite photos to the lights which makes them a great way to fill up that blank wall in your home, and they only require three AA batteries to work — no outlet required. They're great for dorms, weddings, parties, and more, plus the LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 10,000 hours.
The Hub Splitter That Adds 4 USB Ports To Your Computer
via: AmazonIf your computer only has a couple USB ports, give it four more with this hub splitter. Each USB port has a corresponding switch that turns it on and off so that you don't have to unplug your devices, and they support data transfer speeds up to 5 gigabytes per second. Besides, it's only (at time of publication) around $10 — if that's the price you have to pay for convenience, then it's definitely more than worth the money.
The Wired Earbuds That Are Only $3
via: AmazonAs far as headphones go, you could do a lot worse than these $3 earbuds. No, really — one reviewer wrote about how they "last the same amount of time as the cheap ones you get at Target," and that the sound quality is also "much better." They also have a built-in microphone so that you can make hands-free calls, and they're available in 10 different fun colors.
A Handy Tool That Lets You Adjust How Large Your Watch Fits
via: AmazonIt won't fix your relationship with your parents, but this tool will let you remove or add links to your watch band so that you can adjust how it fits. So, that's something! It'll definitely help you kill at least a few minutes of downtime, and each order also comes with five steel needles that are designed to work with a variety of watches. Many reviewers wrote about how it's easy to use, with one even writing about how it cost less than a trip to the jeweler.
This Essential Oil Diffuser Puts On A Mesmerizing Light Show
via: AmazonCalling all insomniacs: this glass essential oil diffuser is infinitely more effective and much prettier than counting sheep! Just put some soothing lavender essential oil in the cool mist humidifier/diffuser and watch the mesmerizing starburst light show and you'll be out in no time. The silvered glass vessel also looks great when it's off so it's a cool piece of decor and comes in unique shapes I haven't seen in other diffusers like Easter egg, "fish kiss" and round bottom flask.
The Passport Book That Keeps Your Info Safe From Electronic Pickpockets
via: AmazonMade from premium synthetic leather, this passport book blocks the RFID signals that electronic pickpockets use to access your sensitive information. There are slots for business cards, credit cards, your passport, and more, plus the ultra-slim design means it takes up hardly any space in your carry-on bag. Grab it in more than 15 colors, including red, brown, light blue, orange, and more.
This Cozy Sweater Jacket Is A Stylish Workhorse
via: AmazonReader, I have a confession - I do own this sweater jacket now because I just couldn't stop thinking about how COZY it looked! And it was worth. every. penny. It comes in a bunch of different fleecy colors and is a definite outfit-maker, just popping it over black leggings and a tee makes you look off-duty model chic with zero effort.
A Pack Of Washcloths You Can Use All Around Your Home
via: AmazonWho doesn't need a good set of washcloths? No one, that's who — so grab these ones for just $11. They're made from 100% cotton that's safe to use all around your home, and each order comes with three. Unlike other washcloths, these ones are designed to dry extra quickly in order to help prevent bacterial growth, plus they're available in more than 6 gorgeous shades.
These Makeup Brushes Are Adorable
via: AmazonMy makeup brushes are getting kinda raggedy after 10+ years of use, plus they take up way too much room to store. Enter this compact, travel-size makeup brush set that has everything you need in one small package! The double-ended brushes save space and the handles are made of wood so they're sturdy, unlike cheapy plastic ones. Reviewers rave about the quality - super soft bristles and no shedding in sight. Plus they come in their own little case so they're easy to store and take up virtually no room in a makeup bag or bathroom cabinet.
This Cute Lotus For Cotton Swabs And Toothpicks
via: AmazonKeep your cotton swabs and toothpicks safe from dust and dirt with this cute lotus storage box. For less than $5 it adds a cute touch to any coffee table or bathroom, and the lid is transparent so you can easily see how many swabs are still inside. But what do reviewers have to say about it? One raved that "Fits my cotton swaps while looking nice and decorative in my bathroom. The black part is removable, so you can add more swaps / more room by taking off the layers."
This Baby Groot Planter That's Totally Aww-some
via: AmazonHaving real plants around my house just makes me feel happier and more at peace. I work from home, so I'm basically inside all day long. Being around plants helps to bring the outdoors inside and make me feel less crazy on days where I don't step outside even once. This Baby Groot Planter is the perfect combination of fun and function.
The Plant Hangers That Add A Touch Of Boho To Any Room
via: AmazonStanding flower pots are so 2019. So join the rest of us here in 2020, where we hang our plants from the ceiling using macrame planters like these ones. For just $13 you get not one, but two hangers that instantly add a touch of bohemian chic to any room, and the jute rope is extra-sturdy so you don't have to worry about it ripping. The best part? They look great inside your home, as well as outside on patios, balconies, and more.
This Silk Pillowcase That Makes My Hair Sleek AF
via: AmazonI have a LOT of thick, wavy hair, and most days I wake up looking like a hairy Medussa. It's always a total pain to brush out, and I usually end up just throwing it up into a messy bun. But with this silk pillowcase, not only is my hair ridiculously soft and manageable in the morning, but my skin has started clearing up, too.
A Cute Flower Pot For Succulents
via: AmazonPlants, loose change, hair ties — you name it, this cute little flower pot makes a great spot for stashing it. Even though it's advertised as for succulents, I keep mine in my bathroom to hold loose bobby pins and clips. There's a drainage hole at the bottom if you do decide to use it as a flower pot, and you also get the bamboo tray pictured with every order.
A Glasses Stand Made From Real Wood
via: AmazonNeed a convenient spot to stash your glasses when you aren't wearing them? Just put them on this stand. Not only is it made from real wood, but it also holds your glasses up and off of your table so that you're less likely to accidentally knock them over. And when my glasses aren't on it, it looks like a regular piece of decor on your bookshelves.
A Chic Piggy Bank Shaped Like A Pineapple
via: AmazonNow that everybody and their grandmother has pulled their money out of the stock market, be sure to stash all of it in this pineapple piggy bank. That's right, all of your money. Think about it — what sort of burglar would suspect you'd keep it in a pineapple? And even if you don't use it for money, the white and gold coloring gives it a chic appearance that looks great on side tables, bookshelves, and more.
These Toaster Bags That You'll Use Constantly
via: AmazonThere are few things in life more comforting than a hot, toasty grilled cheese sandwich. Wouldn't it be wonderful if a delicious grilled sammy was as easy as pushing the lever down on your toaster? Now it can be with these brilliant toaster bags. They can also be used to heat up pizza slices, chicken nuggets, paninis, and a variety of other leftovers.
This Wearable Heating Pad Wraps You In A Warm Hug
via: AmazonI can't think of anything better than a wearable hug, which basically the idea behind this comforting neck and shoulder wrap heating pad. You can microwave the soft flannel wrap and attach it around your neck for cozy pain relief with the added bonus of aromatherapy, since it's filled with flax seeds and clay beads scented with herbs like lavender, chamomile, lemongrass and peppermint. You can also freeze the wrap for chilly migraine relief or muscle strains! Unfortunately, this item currently unavailable but we found an alternative that we think you will also like.
A Hanes Sweatshirt For Just $8 (For Now!)
via: AmazonFall is HERE. And when it's actually the temperature it's supposed to be for fall outside, you'll be happy you grabbed this Hanes sweatshirt while it was only $8. (Which, act fast, they must up that pricing soon!) I bought a small as my lazy Sunday sweater since it's sized for men, and there are more than two dozen colors to choose from — yellow, blue, orange, green, and more.
This Hair Brush Cleaner That I Didn't Realize I REALLY Needed
via: AmazonWhen was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? If you're like me, the answer is probably "never". "Clean my hairbrush?" you might be thinking to yourself. "Why would I need to do that?" If I told you about all of the horrifying things that are currently trapped between your bristles, you'd probably be scarred for life. So get this thing and take care of business. Unfortunately, this item currently unavailable but we found an alternative that we think you will also like.
And While You're At It, This Teasing Comb That Adds Volume To Flat Roots
via: AmazonIf there's one thing you buy from this list, make sure it's this teasing comb. It's only $4, and it helps you tease your roots so that they don't lay flat on your head. You don't even need to use hair spray to add volume when using this comb, plus the long handle also makes it great for sectioning off chunks of hair while you're styling.
Save Kitchen Space With This Roll-Up Drain Rack
via: AmazonThe ultimate space-saver in the kitchen, this roll-up drain rack gives you extra space when you need it. Use it to drain dishes or create an additional surface while prepping food. When finished, just roll it up and tuck it away.
This Pacifica Cleanser Smells Like Coconut And Vanilla
via: AmazonI have sensitive skin so I don't trust a lot of skin care brands, but this Pacifica face cleanser has so many great reviews on Amazon and also in magazines from beauty experts that I can't wait to give it a try. It gently but thoroughly cleans away makeup, dirt, sweat, you name it, destresses skin and smells like a coconut and vanilla dream. It's made without sulfates and other baddies like parabens and phthalates plus it's vegan and 100% cruelty free. Oh, and it has nearly 2,000 stellar reviews. I love other products from this brand so I'm really looking forward to trying this one, too!
The Cactus Magnets That Add A Touch Of The Southwest To Your Fridge
via: AmazonSome days I look at my fridge and think to myself "Man, I really wish I had a bunch of cactus magnets right about now" — that's why I made sure to add these cactus magnets to this list. Do they do anything besides look cute on your fridge? No. Do they need to do anything else? Not really — they're only magnets, after all. All that aside, they'll definitely hold up your weekly grocery list, and they also make great decorations in lockers, on whiteboards, or anywhere else with a magnetic surface.
This Rotating Makeup Organizer That Makes Me Look SO Grown-Up
via: AmazonOur house only has one full bathroom, and the two drawers are so jam-packed with my various tubes of lotion and various other skincare products that they barely open. This makeup organizer not only provides the perfect spot for everything, but it also adds an extra dose of glam to my countertop. I actually want to show off my toiletries now instead of just shove them in a drawer!
These Cat Spoons That Add Sweetness To Every Sip
via: AmazonCalling all crazy cat ladies! You need these sweet spoons in your life. The cute little kitty arms allow them to hang perfectly over the edge of the mug, and the stainless steel construction keeps them sturdy to avoid bending. And for just over a dollar per spoon, you don't have to feel bad about replacing all of your regular spoons with them.
A Holographic Fanny Pack You Can Use All The Time
via: AmazonHeading to the grocery store? Don't forget to put on this holographic fanny pack. I like to wear mine during boring trips to the store just to see what kind of looks I'll get, plus it's big enough to fit my chunky wallet — no need to leave my valuables in my cart, because they're all attached to my hip. Choose from four colors: gold, purple, rose gold, or blue.
This 3D Sleep Mask Is Your Ticket To Snoozeville
via: AmazonIf you can't sleep unless you're in complete and total darkness, this 3D sleep mask will send you to dreamland faster than a double dose of NyQuil. This mask works by using memory foam to create extra large eyecups that totally encompass your eye sockets and seal out any light, and the 3D design means it never feels too constricting. This machine washable, antibacterial sleep mask adjusts to custom fit your head and comes in a set of two with bonus earplugs for total sensory deprivation!
A Spray That Eliminates Unpleasant Bathroom Odors
via: AmazonJust keep this bottle of poo-pourri in your bag, and you'll never have to face the embarrassment of seeing someone walk into a stall right after you've, ah..."used" it. It's formulated with a refreshing blend of lavender, vanilla, and citrus essential oils, plus it's completely non-toxic so you don't have to worry about using it around pets and kids. Each bottle comes with enough inside for up to 200 uses.
This Cactus Neon Sign that Adds Flair to Any Room
via: AmazonThe minute I saw this LUMI LED Neon Mood Light with Pedestal LED Neon Sign in Cactus in the secret section I knew that it had to be mine. It makes my bedroom look instantly more fun, and it comes in a variety of other designs including a heart, a lightning bolt, and even a pink flamingo.
This Ice Pop Mold that's Made for Summer
via: AmazonIf I'm not eating some type of frozen treat every single day of summer I get very upset. This Loneflash Ice Cream Mold makes it easy to create frosty cold concoctions that are much healthy and more delicious than store-bought ones. I just whipped up a batch of Key Lime Pie pops yesterday!
This Healing Gel For Burns And Cuts
via: AmazonIt's not often that I cut myself, but when I do, I always make sure to slather this healing gel on it. The gel is thick so that it helps stop any mild bleeding, plus it feels great on burns. It's formulated with soothing honey, and many reviewers wrote about how one bottle goes pretty far — "A little bit goes a long way, it doesn’t burn or sting, and it’s easy to wash off with water and mild soap.
This Weekly Planner That Keeps You Organized
via: AmazonEating home-cooked meals every day of the week can be difficult to pull off for anyone, but when you have an infant, it's basically impossible. But after I picked up this weekly planner, we've somehow managed to plan out our meals a week ahead of time and avoid going out to eat. It's saved us a ton of money and we've enjoyed finding new recipes to try.
This Stylus Pack You Can Clip To Your Bag Or Shirt
via: AmazonThere are only two guarantees in life: death, and losing your touchscreen stylus within a week of opening the package. Luckily, this stylus 3-pack is only $5, and it even comes with free two-day Prime shipping! They're great for smartphones, tablets, e-readers, or practically any other touchscreen you can think of, and the clip at the top helps keep you from losing them — for a little while, at least.
This Steam Eye Pillow Soothes And Relaxes
via: AmazonI spend most of my days staring at various screens, and by the evening my eyes are burning and tired. I've been wanting to try these steam eye pillows forever - you just microwave them for a bit then let the warm steam relax and refresh your eyes. I have the self-heating disposable ones, which I love, but this one's even better since it's reusable. Less waste and you don't have to keep re-buying the masks!