Whether you're searching for a wow-worthy birthday gift for the friend who has everything, seeking a totally-not-basic piece of decor for your new apartment, or looking for a fun, never-before-tried activity you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, Amazon has you covered. The best part? You don't have to blow your budget in order to take advantage of some of Amazon's more distinctive options. There are so many unique finds on Amazon under $25 that you'll want to add to your cart right away, if only so you can be the envy of all your friends who will be begging you to tell them where you found such a treasure. Be nice: Tell them exactly where you found your favorite new kitchen gadget for making noodles, pair of workout leggings, or even holographic nail polish. It's good karma, after all.
I've scoured Amazon for the most creative, unique items under $25 — check them out!
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A Set Of Himalayan Shot Glasses For Fancy Tequila Shots
via: AmazonNo need to pour salt on your hand when doing a tequila shot: These Himalayan salt shot glasses are already made of salt. Throw some margarita mix in it for a mini treat when you're not feeling like tossing a shot back.
A Facial Brush For Deep Cleaning Your Skin
via: AmazonThough there are many facial brushes on the market, this vibrating silicone one from Zyllion is at a great, $16-price point. It's waterproof, which means it's safe for the shower.
A Defuzzer For Making Clothes Look Like New
via: AmazonThis clever fabric defuzzer gives new life to clothes that have been through the wash one too many times and need a little love. Leggings, t-shirts, and old sweatshirts look so much better after being "shaved" by this tiny-but-powerful tool.
Tastebud Changing Berries That Make Lemons Taste Like Candy
via: AmazonThese magic berries temporarily change your taste buds to hide sour and bitter flavors. Lemons and limes suddenly taste like candy, and even apple cider vinegar is palatable. Just don't forget that there are some very acidic things that will hurt your stomach and throat, even if they taste delicious in the moment.
A iPad Pillow That Makes Watching Movies While Traveling Way Easier
via: AmazonTraveling? This pillow doubles as a stand for your iPad, which means your wrists won't get tired from trying to hold up your iPad while binging all of season 3 of Westworld.
A Moon Lamp For A Unique Way To Brighten Up Your Bedroom
via: AmazonThis gorgeous moon lamp is basically like bringing the night sky right in your bedroom. The small variety is less than $20, making it a great housewarming gift.
A Shark Bed Purrfect For Your Pet
via: AmazonThis sweet dog bed is shaped like a shark and sure to give you a laugh. It's the cutest addition to your pet's comfy collection.
Foldable Organizers You'll Get So Much Use Out Of
via: AmazonThese pretty, simple foldable storage bins are great for any room of the house. Use them to store paper in a home office, or throw socks in them and stash it in a drawer in your bedroom.
A Shower Notepad For Jotting Down Notes Between Shampoo & Conditioner
via: AmazonEver have a brilliant thought in the shower, only to lose it immediately? With this waterproof shower pad, you can make sure your ideas are still solid once you're dry.
A Coffee Mug Warmer To Keep Java Hot
via: AmazonThis coffee mug warmer means you'll never deal with gross, lukewarm coffee in the middle of a busy work day.
A Waterproof Speaker So You Can Finally Enjoy Music In The Shower
via: AmazonFace it: Your iPhone is simply not loud enough for you to hear over the cascade of water in your shower. These waterproof speakers allow you to pretend your performing at the Grammys with your shampoo bottle as the mic.
A Cute Ceramic Mug Dog Lovers Will Adore
via: AmazonFor everyone who wants a little surprise at the bottom of their mug, may I present you this adorable ceramic animal mug? It's bound to put a smile on your face, even if seeing this cat means you're out of coffee.
An Infusion Water Bottle That Makes Water Less Boring
via: AmazonPlain water is boring, but with this infusion water bottle, you can easily jazz it up by throwing in fruit, herbs, and other fun flavors into the infusion compartment. Just remember to thoroughly clean this after you're done using it to avoid icky mold build up.
A Zucchini Spiralizer For Making Easy & Quick Zoodles
via: AmazonMaking zucchini noodles is a breeze with this handy spiralizer. It even comes with five different attachments, for all your veggie noodle needs. Pasta primavera, anyone?
a Dinosaur Pool Float For Making Lazy Summer Days More Fun
via: AmazonSummertime means lazily hanging out in a pool, and this dinosaur pool float means you can chill like you're in the jurassic age. Someone call Ross Gellar.
A Clever Set Of Bookends That Will Delight Guests
via: AmazonBookends have never been the most exciting home accessory...until now. This cute set makes it look as if there's a man attempting to catch your book collection. The first guest who notices this tiny worker's struggle should definitely get a prize.
An Inflatable Dinosaur Kids (& Adults) Will Get A Kick Out Of
via: AmazonLook, I'm not here to tell you that you need this inflatable T-Rex, which stands over three feet tall. I'm just saying that it'd be pretty fun to have this guy around at parties.
Silver Dot Wall Decals That Give A Pop Of Fun To Your Bedroom
via: AmazonNo need to buy a jar of paint primer or get out a drill. These silver wall polka dots are super easy to adhere and will give your room a fun pop of color.
A Beach Blanket That Keeps Sand At Bay
via: AmazonIf you think the worst thing about the beach is the sand, well, you'd be correct. Fortunately, this beach blanket repels sand, so all you have to worry about is enjoying your beach read.
A Neon Cloud Light To Give Your Bedroom Stormy Energy
via: AmazonThis fun cloud light is perfect for the person who dreams of becoming a weather anchor...but honestly, it's pretty cute for anyone's room, too.
A Mini Shredder So You Can Keep Your Information Safe
via: AmazonNeed to get rid of a document ASAP? This MUJI shredder uses no electricity but will make sure your information is safe and discarded.
A Staple-Free Stapler That's Better For The Environment
via: AmazonThe innovative design of this stapleless stapler means never needing to search your office for an extra pack of staples again. It's an environmental saver, too.
A Mermaid Blanket That Should Be A Part Of Your World (Or At Least Living Room)
via: AmazonYou don't need to give up your voice to feel like a little mermaid. This crochet mermaid tail blanket will keep you toasty.
A Silicone Scrubber That Has A Million Great Uses For Cleaning
via: AmazonThis silicone cleaning scrubber can be used for so many things, from cleaning your bathtub to scrubbing yourself with body wash. (Maybe just pick one of those things at a time, though...)
A Set Of Silicone Tops So You'll Never Have To Deal With Plastic Wrap Again
via: AmazonAttempting to put plastic wrap over a bowl of leftovers is an exercise in frustration. Fortunately, these silicone jar lids make saving food a lot simpler. They're also reuseable, making them far better for the environment.
A Drink Holder Ideal For Work Desks
via: AmazonAs someone who has spilled more than her fair share of beverages on her desk, this attachable beverage holder makes me far more secure in my work sipping. Just stick it right to the side of your desk, and enjoy more room for your laptop while still having a beverage nearby.
An Electric Wine Opener So You Can Get Right To Pouring
via: AmazonUm, am I the only one who struggles hard with opening a bottle of wine? No longer, thanks to this electric wine opener that won't ever have you delaying the rose, or desperately searching for a way to pop a cork.
A Colorful Throw Blanket You'll Want To Snuggle With
via: AmazonThis fuzzy faux fur blanket is the exact thing you'll want to curl up with when catching up on all your Netflix favorites. With so many bright colors to choose from, you should find one that matches your home's decor easily.
Disposable Spoons Made Of Avocado Pits
via: AmazonThese disposable spoons are made from avocado pits, making them far better for the environment than their plastic cousins.
Shoe Covers For When You Need To Avoid Rain & Mud In Your Favorite Kicks
via: AmazonRain boots may help when it pours, but they're not always super functional for the rest of life. Fortunately, these shoe covers mean you don't have to soak your favorite pair of sneakers.
Holographic Nail Polish That Will Give You An Enviable Manicure
via: AmazonSure, pale pink polish is pretty, but this silver holographic polish is basically like wearing the rainbow. You'll have so much fun showing off the many colors that pop within this polish when you hold your hand up to a light.
A Diamond Painting Set For When Paint-By-Numbers Gets Old
via: AmazonIf you're bored of making friendship bracelets or attempting water colors, try this "diamond painting" kit, in which you take small gemstones and create an image. Don't worry: there's a guide so your picture will look just like the image on the box.
Galaxy Sprinkles For When The Rainbow Variety Gets Boring
via: AmazonWhether you love to bake or just want something pretty to put on top of your ice cream, these galaxy sprinkles are the ideal item. There are multiple different shapes, colors and textures within the pack, making it a truly unique final touch on whatever it is you're indulging in.
Silicone Cupcake Molds So Your Baked Goods Can Be Super Unique In Shape
via: AmazonForget everything you think you know about how cupcakes should look. This silicone mold collection allows you to bake cupcakes in hearts, stars, and other shapes.
High-Waisted Leggings That Rival The Top Athletic Brands
via: AmazonLululemon, you've officially met your match with these reviewer beloved high-waisted leggings. These stylish workout companions come in many different colors to match with your favorite workout tops.
A Lego Mug That Makes Coffee Time Playtime
via: AmazonYour morning coffee just got a lot more fun, thanks to these Lego mugs that double as a building block kit.
A Brownie Pan That Lets Everyone Get Their Way
via: AmazonMaybe you love walnuts in your brownies, but your friends are more into peanut butter or sprinkles. Now, everyone can get what they want, thanks to this clever divided brownie pan.
A Cake Mold That Is All About The Animals
via: AmazonYou'll impress everyone with your desserts thanks to these cake molds that make all of your treats look like animal faces. Old McDonald had a...bake sale?