I buy tons of stuff off of Amazon. It’s…uhhh…gotten to the point where if I go one day without getting a package delivered, my Amazon driver starts to get worried about my safety. Don’t tell anyone that I told you that.
But even with all the time I spend on Amazon.com, I didn’t discover something truly amazing until just NOW: the secret section. It turns out, Amazon’s secret section is filled with a mix of handy gadgets and cute gifts that are all mind-blowingly affordable.
From quirky bottle openers to smart storage solutions to an enamel pin of a pig wearing rain boots, these are my 37 favorite things on Amazon’s secret section. You’re going to want to bookmark this article because this rarely talked about section isn’t something you’ll be able to find on your own. Just try to keep it a secret.
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This Adidas Cologne that Smells Surprisingly Amazing
When you think about a cologne made by Adidas, it’s hard to imagine it smelling very good, right? In fact, before I bought this Adidas Team Five by Coty for Men 3.4 oz Eau De Toilette Spray for my husband on a whim, I assumed that it would smell like sweat. But it actually smells really good, and I now insist that he wear it every single day.
This Little Metal Fish that Keeps Hands Fresh
I love cooking seafood, but I’m not a fan of how fishy it makes my hands smell afterward. This AMCO Rub-a-Way Bar Stainless Steel Odor Absorber takes care of that annoying little problem in a jiffy; just rub your hands over it and they’re magically funk-free! I don’t know how it works, but I’m sure glad it does.
This Necklace that Keeps You Zen
I’m a naturally anxious person, so whenever I see an affordable product that claims to help keep you calm, I buy it immediately. This Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Locket Pendant means I always have access to a variety of scents that can calm me down and brighten my mood in an instant.
This Laundry Basket that’s Ridic Cute
I recently bought this BOOHIT Storage Canvas Fabric Laundry Hamper because I have way too many clothes and my other laundry baskets are always full. And while I had low expectations for it because of its low price, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and adorable design. Plus, it comes in roughly a million different prints and colors.
These LED Lanterns that Make Camping Almost Tolerable
I’ll be honest: I’m not a huge fan of camping. But my husband is a huge camper, so I’m dragged along on camping trips at least three times per year. So I bought these E-TRENDS Compact LED Lantern Tent Camp Light Bulbs to make our tents less dark and creepy. They’re bright, last forever, and have a built-in hook for easy hanging.
This Luggage Scale that Makes Flying 10X Easier
I tend to overpack 100% of the time, so before I bought this Digital Luggage Scale Gift for Traveler Suitcase Handheld Weight Scale I was always terrified that I’d have to pay more when checking my bags. This scale makes it easy to do a quick check beforehand so I’m not spending even more at the airport.
These Kitchen Towels that Are Classic and High-Quality
I recently made the decision to stop using paper towels in an effort to cut down on unnecessary waste, so I bought two sets of these DII Terry Combo Windowpane Dishcloths Absorbant, Multi-Use, Fast Drying and Machine Washable. I can’t recommend them enough. They’re the perfect blend of quality, style, and softness.
This Water Faucet Light that Changes Color
Seriously, how cool is this Efaster Kitchen Bathroom Colorful Flash LED Faucet Shower Head? It fits on most faucets and lights up your sink water every time you turn on the tap. I’m obsessed with the color-changing design and probably waste a lot of water because of it. And it’s dirt cheap!
This Tea Infuser that’s Shaped Like a Sloth
In an effort to better myself, I’ve been making an effort to drink less coffee, so I replaced my afternoon cup of Joe with tea. This Fred SLOW BREW Sloth Tea Infuser makes the switch much easier. I love how this little guy hangs off the lip of my mug and brews my tea while simultaneously making me smile.
This Diffuser that’s Oh-So Pretty
I 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!
This Can Opener that Puts All Other Can Openers to Shame
This 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.
This Ice Pop Mold that’s Made for Summer
If 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 Cactus Neon Sign that Adds Flair to Any Room
The 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 Marble Contact Paper that Adds a Luxe Touch
I’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.
This Hanging Photo Display that Adds a Touch of Magic
Don’t have any frames to put your photos in but still want to display your favorite pics? This Mkono Hanging Photo Display Wood Stars Garland is a great way to do that without dropping a ton of cash. I love how the hanging stars add a bit of whimsy to my bedroom.
This Onion Holder Tool that’s Cheap and Effective
There are certain kitchen tools that only exist to serve one specific purpose and nothing else. This Onion Holder Slicer Stainless Steel Prongs Cutter is that type of a product, but it does it well. The sturdy tongs keep your onion firmly in place so you can slide even pieces without breaking a sweat.
This Emergency Whistle that Gives You Peace of Mind
Along with all those camping trips my husband drags me on, he also loves to force me to take hikes deep into the woods where we’re miles away from civilization. This GZQ Signal Whistle Outdoor Double Tubes Emergency Survival Whistle Key Chain makes me feel safer and is small enough to keep on my keychain.
These Notepads that are Way More Fun
Remember those black sheets of paper that you would scratch off as a kid to reveal a rainbow of colors? These Purple Ladybug Scratch Off Mini Art Notes are pretty much the exact same thing but with a grown-up spin. I find every excuse to use these things daily because they’re so much fun.
This Metallic Planter that’s Perfect for Succulents
I have a slight addiction to plants and am constantly buying new houseplants and slowly turning my living room into a jungle. This Purzest Succulent Planter, Ceramic Cactus Planter Modern Home Decor Air Plant Pot in Copper Color is a 2-piece set and is the perfect size for a succulent or aloe plant.
This Adorable Bottle Opener You Can Stick On Your Fridge
Make happy hour just a little bit happier with this Refrigerator Magnet Silicone Metal Bottle Opener. The pineapple design is incredibly darling, while the magnetic backing means you can keep it on your fridge so it’s always in an easy-to-find spot. Sadly, it doesn’t include a six-pack, but for this price, you’ll definitely have money leftover in your beer budget.
This Shaving Brush that’s Fancy as Heck
I bought this Handmade Pure Badger Hair Brush with Natural Manchurian Ash Wood Handle without really expecting my husband to ever use it. But it turns out, he loved it, and now refuses to shave any other way. He loves the vintage look and how much softer it leaves his skin after using it.
This Bluetooth Speaker that’s Waterproof
I love kayaking in the summertime, and this Totola Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with AUX/USB/TF Card Slot is always included in my kayaking gear. It’s a great way to listen to music on the water and the sound quality is surprisingly impressive for such an inexpensive product. I use this thing all summer long.
This Picture Frame that Adds Chic Flair
Remember what I said about being cheap when it comes to decorating my home? My trick is to buy things that look expensive but actually aren’t. This Umbra Prisma Picture Frame, 4×6 Photo Display for Desk or Wall in Brass definitely falls into that category. I want one in every color.
This Wall Decal that Makes Me Feel Fierce
We could all use an extra bit of encouragement, and this Vinyl Wall Art Decal in You Look Amazing gives that to me every time I look in the mirror. I have mine on my floor-length mirror, but it can also be easily stuck onto any other area of your home that you’d like to make prettier.
This Glasses Stand that Looks Great On My Bedside Table
I am notoriously bad about both misplacing and mistreating my glasses. They’ve gotten horribly scratched over the years because I just stick them in random places when I’m not using them. This WhopperIndia Wooden Eyeglass Spectacle Holder keeps my glasses safe and my space extra quirky. I even bought one for my glasses-wearing BFF and it was a huge fit.
This Waterproof Phone Case that Prevents Catastrophes
I can’t even count how many times I’ve had to put my phone in rice because of a water-related mishap. My husband knows this about me and bought me this Wifzu Waterproof Case Dry Bag Universal Cell Phone Pouch before our next kayaking trip. It’s compatible with all smartphones and is 100% waterproof.
This Beard Comb that Keeps Facial Hair Looking Fresh
My husband was never a beard type of guy, so when he recently decided to start growing out his facial hair it looked, to be honest, a bit rough. So I bought him this Wooden Beard Comb & Case Dual Action Fine & Coarse Teeth to help add some polish to his look. Now he just runs some balm through his beard, combs it out with this handy tool, and he’s transformed into a classy lumberjack.
This World Map Tapestry that Makes Me Look Like a Globetrotter
I don’t usually look for home decor pieces on Amazon, so when I saw this World Map Tapestry on the secret section I was a bit hesitant at first. But then I saw how inexpensive it was and how stellar the reviews were and decided to take the plunge. I’m so glad I did. It adds an expensive touch to my living room and I’m already trying to decide which of the other designs I want to buy next.
This Wrist Lanyard Hand Strap that Really Comes in Handy
This Wrist Lanyard Hand Strap keeps me from dropping my phone a million times per day and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s durable, the perfect length, and only $4.99. I decided to get another one for my keys and might even add one to my wallet so I can carry it as a clutch.
This Card-Holder that’s Shaped Like an Adorable Armadillo
My husband and I both work from home, and both of our desks are a cluttered mess at all times. I decided to try to spruce mine up a bit with this YAMAZAKI home Silicone Animal Card-Holder and Paper Organizer, and now my husband wants one, too. Who wouldn’t? This thing is the cutest!
This Sponge Holder that’s Fun and Functional
Finding a good place to put your sponge can be tricky. These yanQxIzbiu Cartoon Animal Soap Sponge Suction Drying Holders solve that little problem for you while bringing major fun to your kitchen. Plus, they keep your sponge dry so it doesn’t get that horrible mildewy smell that wet sponges tend to get. Score!
These Tiny Boxes that Are Super Handy
I’m extremely absent-minded, so the minute I bought my first pair of AirPods I knew that I’d lose one eventually. That’s why I bought this 50pack of JHGJ Square Carrying Cases. They have a secure zipper closure so they stay closed and come in pretty colors. I keep my AirPods in one and throw them in my purse when I’m out on and about.
This Wooden Beaded Necklace or Bracelet that I Wear Every Day
I’m not a huge jewelry person, but if I find a piece to like I tend to wear it into the ground. This wintefei Women Men 8mm Wooden Bead Buddhist Prayer Mala Necklace and Bracelet is my new favorite piece of jewelry. I love that I can wear it on my wrist or around my neck and still can’t get over the low pricetag.
This Towel Holder that’s Seriously Clever
I love any product that saves space since every room in my house is entirely too cramped. This iDesign Forma Metal Over the Cabinet Dish and Hand Towel Bar Holder keeps my kitchen towel right where I need it but fits over my cabinet so it’s entirely out of sight. Brilliant, right?
This Friendship Necklace that Made My BFF Cry
My best friend moved to Japan a couple of months ago, and before she left I gave her this Wishoney Pineapple Pendant Necklace for Women Necklace Friendship Gift. I knew she would love it the minute I saw it since she’s really into small, dainty jewelry. She was so touched that it made her tear up!
This Sun Hat that Protects My Porcelain Skin
I’m an absurdly pale redhead, so if I don’t have at least five layers of sunblock on at the beach I basically burst into flames. This HINDAWI Sun Hats for Women Wide Brim Sun Hat Packable UV Protection Visor Floppy Womens Beach Cap gives me an extra bit of protection and looks good doing it.
This Pig Pin that Just Makes Me Happy
I’m all about finding little ways to elevate my mood, and this Kawaii Cartoon Pig in Rain Boots Alloy Enamel Brooch Pin definitely delivers. It pins securely onto your favorite jean jacket or purse and comes in three cute colors. And considering each one costs around A DOLLAR, why wouldn’t you buy all thee immediately?