Shopping on Amazon can quickly become more than just a hobby, and tip over into an obsession. The draw is, there’s really nothing you can’t buy from the online superstore. From the weird and the wonderful to the everyday and essential, it truly seems as though Amazon has it all.
But even the most diligent Amazon customer may not know about the site’s secret section. Yep, that’s right – there’s a whole tab on the Amazon website dedicated to what they term “Interesting Finds.” And boy, oh boy, is interesting the operative word here.
This secret section is jam-packed with items you may never have thought to purchase, but once you see them, you’ll be instantly tempted to add them to your shopping cart. And luckily for you, we’ve selected thirty-seven standout items from this section – all of which have lots of reviews and high ratings – for your purchasing pleasure.
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 Wine Glass is Extra Extra Large
This jumbo-sized glass holds an entire bottle of wine. It’s a perfect gag gift – or for those evenings when you just cannot.
The reviews say: “I bought these for my G/F and she absolutely loved it. She was very skeptical at first about the glass holding a full bottle of wine. I was kind of worried myself. For her birthday, we decided to put it to the test. Lo and behold, it held an entire bottle. Unfortunately, she did not drink the whole glass. This is a must for any wine drinker and will be the talk of the party. Not only can you fill this glass with wine, but you’ll also be filling it with envy as well.”
This Reading Light has Five Different Modes
Sick of straining your eyes when trying to read in bed? This clip-on reading light is your new BFF. It has a lightweight design and a strong attached clip that won’t slip off of tables or books, and the various modes and settings mean you can customize your reading experience.
This Decanter is a Thing of Beauty
This set looks like something out of a Victorian detective novel and will make drinking whiskey (even more) fun.
The reviews say: “Absolutely stunning. I loved it so much I’m actually getting ones for everyone in my family! Great price, great gift! I didn’t even know it came with glasses, but they’re beautiful. The wood is sturdy and gives off a natural/manly vibe.”
A Bath Tray for Spending Hours in the Tub
You can use this tray to store your products, but it’s also great for keeping a book, drinks, and snacks on hand for a good long soak.
The reviews say: “This is a game-changer!! Bye-bye backaches from reading with my book on the edge of the tub. Hello, bliss!”
Go Hands-Free with this Phone Holder
This sturdy little stand will help you watch videos or FaceTime pals while you’re using your hands for more productive things.
The reviews say: “I don’t know how I lived without this gadget! I have a big phone (iPhone 7X) that I love, but my hand would hurt from holding it. Now I set it next to me and check my social media, play games, read my kindle, and text. The phone holder is the same color as my case, which I love. It firmly holds my phone both vertically and horizontally. It’s small enough to stash in my purse. The price is reasonable as well.”
This Plushie is Cute and Comfy
Who would have thought a stuffed animal of a unicorn carrying a bag of tacos would be so adorable? But it is, that’s for sure.
The reviews say: “Absolutely adorable. I’m going to be 32 on Monday and yes I bought this for myself. My 2 loves in one thing. Tacos & unicorns are the best.”
These Picture Frames Add Interest to your Walls
These chain frames display your pictures in style – either all together as a wall feature, or spread out around your home.
The reviews say: “Good quality and structure. There are little squishy pieces to shove on the sides and corners to keep the glass in place! I used this to display some pressed flowers and used a little glue to keep everything in place since the flowers were different widths. I haven’t used the screws yet because I already had picture hangers on my wall, but they look really nice! Overall, a great product!”
This Mouse Pad is as Smooth as Butter
If you find yourself stressed out with your cursor during work, or are an avid gamer, this grippy yet smooth mouse pad could totally change your life.
The reviews say: “Perfect mouse pad for gaming or long term computer use. The colors are rich and true to gold or silver. The surface is perfect for optical mice, allowing smooth movement but also giving a little hold for slanted tables as I use, so my mouse doesn’t slide off and hit the floor every time I take my hand off, like with my old mouse pad.”
This Flower Pot is a Must for any Marvel Fan
Finding cute planters can be tricky – but this affordable option might just be the cutest we’ve ever seen.
The reviews say: “Liked this Groot very much. It’s cute, not too big and fits nicely on someone’s desk with a succulent that does not need much care. Can also be used as a pen/pencil holder or just to look at Groot when you are feeling sad.”
This Game isn’t as Violent as it Sounds
Playing games has become a welcome pastime during the pandemic – and this one has rave reviews from satisfied customers.
The reviews say: “Loved, loved, loved. I didn’t know what to expect with this. I never really heard about this game before, but saw it as an alternative to Cards Against Humanity for my son. I bought it for my son who is 16 and autistic. I wanted a card game that I can play with him or others that wasn’t childish or rude. This game was so much fun! It’s not rude, but it is funny. There is sarcastic humor, but not the crude kind even though the name would suggest something else.”
This Knife Set Can Do It All
Whether you’re an amateur chef or an expert in the kitchen, this extensive set of high-quality knives will serve you well. The cute color and storage block are just a bonus.
The reviews say: “These knives are GREAT! Great quality, really nice color (I’ve received several compliments!), and the selection of different cutlery is really great. I’m Korean and if you know anything about Korean food, you know that we use scissors to cut EVERYTHING. I was pleasantly surprised to see a really great scissor in the mix, as well as a knife sharpening tool so that we can get the most out of our knives.”
This Fitness Tracker is an Affordable Way to Care for Your Health
Understanding your exercise and sleep patterns has never been easier – and with this tracker, it’s never been so affordable, either.
The reviews say: “This MisFit is perfect. It looks like a bracelet (I’ve gotten several compliments and supposedly it works as a necklace too), it is simple and sleek, and best of all doesn’t need charging every day like the others. It has the ability to buzz for phone alerts (calls, texts) but that stuff drives me crazy, so I turned that off (and it was just one simple option in the app). I literally just want my steps counted and nothing else. For telling time, I wear a watch. Neither my watch nor the MisFit needs charging, just batteries replaced every 6-12 months. Simple, easy, attractive.”
This Face Washer Banishes Pores
This vibrating cleaning device helps boost your face wash and helps remove gunk from your pores and gently exfoliates for a flawless complexion.
The reviews say: “I love this thing so much. I bought it for the days before my wedding hoping to ensure my skin remained clear and perfect. I got compliments from my best friend about how my face looked really glowy, so I let her know I bought this (pricey but amazing) product.”
This Backpack will Carry Everything
This super-strong backpack manages to fit all your essentials in an organized way, all while looking sleek and stylish.
The reviews say: “Everyone and their sister have this backpack on my campus, and I always thought that it was just an expensive trend with no basis. However, I gave in when I realized how awful my $25 backpack with no back support or strap padding was when I was lugging around my things on campus. I wanted something sturdier. I love this backpack so much, it literally is the most comfortable thing to carry and looks amazing.”
This Guac Bowl is Making us Hungry
Not only is this the perfect way to serve your guac, but the lid fastens on to store it and keep it fresher for longer.
The reviews say: “Absolutely adorable. I’ve wanted it for about a year now and it seems to have worked out just fine! We use it often, which I didn’t expect. It’s made chips and salsa or guac a lot more fun when we use this little guy. A+ would buy again.”
This Bread Bin Keeps Loaves Fresh
It’ll prevent your bread from going stale all while reducing your counter space clutter and looking super cute!
The reviews say: “Cutest bread box ever! Very well built, large enough for an 8 pack of hamburger buns, a loaf of bread, and a half-eaten bag of chips. Now. I’m just sad I don’t have matching flour/sugar canisters.”
This Gag Mug is a Must for The Office Superfans
Any Michael Scott lover will adore this understated but excellent drinking vessel.
The reviews say: “I bought this as a gift for my fiancé who needed a coffee mug for work. I was looking for something funny but still work-appropriate and not infantile. This is going to be a great conversation starter as I’m sure it will go over a lot of heads. I absolutely LOVE it!”
This Teapot Makes Home Brewing Easy
Simply fill the center with your tea leaves of choice, top up with hot water, and enjoy 3 cups of fresh, homemade tea!
The reviews say: “I purchased this teapot because it brews 24oz. of tea, just right for two cups of tea that my mug holds. I like that it has a very deep metal infuser, which goes to the bottom of the pot. It does, however, have a rubber gasket that holds the lid. I also like that the lid stays up when you pour hot water into the pot. I ordered the pot in a pleasant blue.”
This Ice Cube Tray is a Thing of Beauty
Have you ever seen cuter ice cubes than these? They’ll make every drink a fun experience.
The reviews say: “I bought these for my whiskey enthusiast boyfriend about a year ago. Honestly, I thought they’d be fun for drinks for me and my sister too. They really look like diamonds and they don’t water our drinks down, while also keeping them cold the whole time you’re drinking it.”
This Pet Shampoo Smells Delicious
Washing your pet isn’t always the most fun experience – but this shampoo can help out at least a little bit.
The reviews say: “My pup is so soft! And smells so great! Really love this product. I also use the shampoo and knot detangler and love them as well!”
This Gin Kit is a Fun Project
This kit allows you to infuse your gin with the botanicals of your choice to make your perfect flavor – and at the end of the process, you get a delicious drink!
The reviews say: “I bought this kit in the past and I was so satisfied with the results that I bought 2 this year. The gin came out delicious and my friends and I enjoyed it very much. I love this gin kit and I definitely will buy it again. It’s so awesome to make your own gin. I even bought the refill packs that offer different flavors too. Can’t wait to see how good those come out. Looking forward to it. If you like gin then I would definitely recommend the homemade gin kit.”
This Jewelry Organizer will Save Your Dressing Table
We’re all guilty of allowing our jewelry to take over the entire surface of our dressing table – but this jewelry stand can help you break the habit.
The reviews say: “Bought this along with the matching bowl, and together they’re great for storing and displaying jewelry. The different heights of the bars make for flexible storage, though I had to loop my longest necklaces twice to make them fit. I’ve found that I wear jewelry more often now that I have it all out on display here–definitely a plus. Also, the concrete base doubles as additional storage for studs (earrings without hoops in the back) and makes the whole structure very sturdy.”
This Beard Grooming Kit Makes a Perfect Gift
For the bearded fellow in your life, this kit has it all – and each product is made of high-quality ingredients for maximum efficacy!
The reviews say: “This product is very good I bought it for my husband for his birthday and he loved it. He uses the products every 3 days and it keeps his beard nice and smooth and he smells great.”
These Pens are Highly Versatile
They come in ten versatile shades, and each pen has a brush end for larger areas, plus a smaller nib for precise coloring.
The reviews say: “I purchased these after seeing several well-known artists utilize them, and was not disappointed! They are incredibly pigmented but easy to work with. I use them for hand-lettering and calligraphy and they flow smoothly and are perfect for people starting to hand letters or just looking to draw with quality brush pens. I’m very impressed, and would definitely repurchase.”
These Food Containers All Fit Together
This set of twelve various sizes will solve all of your food storage needs, and once they’re not in use, they can all fit neatly together in a satisfying stack.
The reviews say: “I never lose any lids and now can keep everything completely together and stored in one large container. It is an awesome concept with lids and containers that are color-coded and fit nicely into my small cabinet space. No more opening the cabinet door and being attacked by flying lids that just pile up in a corner next to containers that they no longer fit. This product is great and I don’t have any problems keep it clean or microwaving food. I treat these containers with great care and I think they will last for a bit. Great and well-made product! Worth the price!”
This Ball Chair Improves your Posture
Replace your office chair with this sleek option to improve your posture and strengthen your core muscles.
The reviews say: “I was looking for a yoga ball to replace my office chair. I was close to purchasing the yoga ball chairs but was really turned off by the appearance. I’m not a big fan of the plastic cradle – just doesn’t do it for me. I came across the Vivora Luno and I am so glad I did. The felt material is modern and very well-made. I also love that I have the flexibility and mobility to twist and roll while I’m sitting – this I would not be able to do with the yoga ball chair. Very pleased with my purchase.”
These Tapas Dishes are a Thing of Beauty
This beautiful set gives you enough options to serve all of your favorite dishes at once – and they’re chip-resistant, too.
The reviews say: “Very cute plates! They are very nicely made and are about the size of a hand which is perfect for serving small things like bread or desserts! They do not break down in the dishwasher and the paint has stayed very beautiful after a year! The colors are very vibrant and the way that the color is dipped onto the plates gives a very handmade feel! My family and I love them!”
These Headphones Seem More Expensive than They are
Good quality headphones can cost a pretty penny, but reviewers have been hugely impressed with this pair that costs less than fifty dollars …
The reviews say: “You always hear “these sound like $200 headphones for half the price” when reading headphone reviews. I don’t know about the money, but these things sound amazing. They are true monitor headphones. These are not warm or fun or colored in any way. They have a great response and will reveal harsh recordings. They do sound better than any headphones I have ever heard. The clamping on the head is comfortable and the pads for comfortably over the ears.”
These Pot Holders are so Cute
Burning your hands when taking something out of the oven is no fun. With these ‘pot pinchers,’ you can protect your fingers while looking adorable.
The reviews say: “This was an excellent housewarming gift for my little brother. He was impressed by their versatility—they don’t just pick up pots, but they can also be used to chase nieces around the house.”
This Cloud Tub Toy is Beloved by Kids
Adding this into a bathtime routine can make the whole thing more fun – and helps teach kids about the water cycle!
The reviews say: “VERY well-made. The hole on top is so nifty, and it’s great how it has a water-tight seal but is still able to come apart. Small for the price, but the size does make sense. You need it to be short, so it’s easy to refill in a toddler’s shallow bathwater. I wish it held more water so we could have longer instances of rain coming down. Often, the water’s all gone by the time I get my daughter to notice it. But she loves it, she grabs the water stream and says ‘rain!'”
The Notebook Set is Great for Stocking Up
Having 5 beautiful and functional notebooks on deck means you never have to worry about running out of writing space.
The reviews say: “The colors are great, exactly like the picture. the quality of the paper isn’t rough or cheap. The back is sturdy.”
This Herb Pot Helps with Overwatering
The hydro pad at the bottom of this planter draws up water, meaning you don’t have to do much to care for your herbs.
The reviews say: “I love these. Not only do they look incredibly sleek and modern but they work. I filled each of them when I left for a Monday for work and when I got home late Friday they were in great shape. Even the basil looked amazing and even though the bins were dry because they drank it all the soil was still damp and the plants vibrant. I definitely intend to buy more”
This Spinner Means No More Soggy Salads
Using a salad spinner is one of the true joys of the kitchen, and this one is perfectly smooth.
The reviews say: “Why did I wait so long to buy one!? Because I had only ever seen my mom’s jumbo-sized one and thought it would take up too much room in the cupboard for a single-use device. But I wanted one for years and as soon as I found out there was a small version I grabbed one immediately. Finally! No more soggy salads or dripping lettuce wraps.”
This Wine Preserver Keeps it Fresh
Never waste a glass again by keeping your leftover wine in this airtight container for up to 7 days!
The reviews say: “Yes, a wine snob, 400+ bottle cellar, pretty solid palate, into more-subtle wines like burgundies, even (once) nailed a blind wine tasting of an aged Italian red. I have owned pretty much every wine preserving system, whether vacuum, air displacement, argon, or whatever. This little system works amazingly well and does a better job than gas (unless you buy industrial tanks) and the vacuum pumps for sure.
“I can drink a glass or two from a bottle, pour it in, seal it up, and then 2-3 days later it is still at 95% of what it was, and often because my daily wines are just nice young wines ($10-20), they have actually improved.”
This Eye Mask Has Many Uses
Not only will this help out with blocking light for a better night’s sleep, but the ergonomic design means it helps relieve headaches and eye pain.
The reviews say: “I love this product for migraines, tension, headaches. It cools the eye area. It’s incredibly soft if you can’t stand to feel texture while experiencing a migraine. I keep it in a plastic bag in the freezer so it won’t pick up smells. I think it’s filled with gel beads to hold the cold in. It has two hooks to make it tighter if needed. The minute I put it on, I have relief. I turn off the lights and put headphones on and have to lay down. This keeps out all light even near the nose area. It’s hands down a miracle.”
This Shaker Makes Cheese Easier
Ensure you always have freshly grated parmesan on hand with this handy airtight container. It can also be used for other herbs and spices.
The reviews say: “I like to shred my own parm in my food processor, and this holder is genius. It has a great shape that fits the hand really comfortably. The top has three parts. A lid to cover the holes. This comes completely off and on. The cap has two parts; the part with the holes that dispensed the cheese, when you shake it, it rotates freely while on the holder because it has little teeth that break up any clumps of parm that might block the shaker holes. That rotating part is connected to the bottom part of the cap that screws onto the holder. To do that, there are two notches on the shaker part that reveal the screw part. Just put your fingers there to unscrew or to screw down the top. Easy peasy. Love this little gadget.”
A Laundry Basket That Isn’t an Eyesore
It can be hard to make a pile of dirty laundry look aesthetically appealing – but amazingly, these wire and wood baskets manage it.
The reviews say: “I use this as a hamper in the bath/Shower room. With other hampers, the tight weave and closed lid is an invitation for mold and mildew. This looks nice, it has good air circulation and I can see when I need to do a load of towels. Then it has the handles so I can just take it to the washing machine. It looks really nice. If I were going to design a hamper this is what it would be. I’m coming back to get another one for my other bathroom.”