65 Weird but Genius Gifts Under $35 on Amazon for People Who Are Hard to Please
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Buying gifts for loved ones can be tricky, but buying gifts for people who are hard to please? Now that can take some real thought. Luckily, there are tons of genius gifts available on Amazon that are sure to thrill even the pickiest people — including that distant uncle who shows up once every blue moon. And since each item costs $35 or less, you can grab something for everyone without breaking the bank.


This therapeutic eye mask that can help soothe migraine pain

Whether you’re suffering from a migraine or woke up with tired, puffy eyes, this mask may be able to help. It’s made without any latex, making it suitable for use on sensitive skin — and the gel beads on the inside retain both hot and cold temperatures. Simply send it through the microwave if you’re in the mood for some hot therapy, or keep it in the fridge so that it’s always ready to help cool you down.


A pickle-shaped wine stopper that’s quirky (& leakproof)

You don’t have to polish off that entire bottle of wine in one sitting — just pop this stopper into the top and save it for later. The leakproof seal not only helps keep your wine fresh, but also protects your fridge and wine rack against spills. Plus, the pickle design is an undeniably fun touch.


An untippable holder that fits nearly any nail polish bottle

Nothing ruins a manicure faster than spilling your nail polish — but that’s where this holder comes in handy. Smartgrip technology on the base keeps it fastened down to any smooth surface, making it near-impossible to knock over your polish. The best part? Unlike some holders, this one is designed to work with nearly any bottle of polish.


A portable cupholder that lets you sip cans in the shower

Not only is this cupholder easy to take with you, but the suction cup on the back also lets you attach it to nearly any smooth surface, including tile, glass, and more. The suction cup is so strong that it can easily hold up to 7 pounds — and the holder part is large enough that you can use it with wine glasses, solo cups, beer cans, and more.


An easy-to-install keyhanger that looks like a Marshall speaker

You don’t have to play guitar to appreciate this keyhanger, as its unique design is sure to have guests asking where you bought it. Installation is a total breeze using the included wall mounting kit — and each order even comes with four guitar plug keychains that you can stick into the inputs.


These monster eye magnets you can attach to plants

Quirky, fun, and great for starting conversations — these plant magnets hit all the right notes. Each one is made from lightweight PVC that won’t drag your plants down, and their moisture-proof design means you can water your plants without having to worry about damage. And if you don’t have any plants in your home? You can still use them to decorate your fridge, whiteboard, and more.


A waterproof blanket to keep you nice & dry on picnics

Don’t sit on the damp ground when you’re out on a picnic — instead, take this blanket with you so that you have somewhere comfortable to sit. A waterproof backing keeps you high and dry, while a built-in strap makes it easy to carry around. And if it gets dirty? The machine-washable design makes cleaning it a total breeze.


The shower steamers that release essential oils as they dissolve

Toss one of these steamer pucks into the corner of your tub before hopping into the shower, and it’ll release soothing essential oils as it dissolves — just like a bath bomb. Each one is vegan as well as cruelty-free. And with six scents in each box, don’t be surprised if you have trouble deciding which one to use when you get home after a long day: watermelon, grapefruit, menthol/eucalyptus, peony/pear, cacao/orange, and lemongrass/coconut.


A magnetic wristband that holds onto screws & nails for you

Don’t start that DIY project until you have this wristband to help you out. Ten strong magnets on the inside hold onto all those small nuts and bolts for you, keeping them conveniently within reach at all times. One size is made to fit all — and the ballistic nylon fabric is even resistant to tears.


A wooden ring toss game that’s fun for all ages

Whether you’re five or 55, this ring toss game is a fun pick that people of all ages can enjoy. The rules are simple: Players break into two teams, then toss their team’s colored rings onto the hooks in order to score points. Whichever team has the most points after three rounds (or however many rounds you decide) is declared the winner. Plus, the board is even made from real wood — not plastic.


A waterproof power bank that can be recharged in the sun

Don’t head out for the camping trip before you’ve packed this power bank. A built-in solar panel lets you recharge it using the sun — and since it’s waterproof, dustproof, as well as shockproof, there’s no need to worry about breaking it while out in the wilderness. Plus, each order includes a small compass with an attached carabiner clip.


This magnetic bookmark made from genuine leather

Tired of your paper bookmarks falling out of place? Then this magnetic verison is definitely worth a look. The magnet clips onto either the spine or back cover of your book, while the genuine leather strap slides between the pages to hold your spot. Plus, its thin profile won’t create awkward crimps on the pages.


A Galileo thermometer that comes with an elegant beech wood base

Not only is this Galileo thermometer gorgeous to look at, but it also comes with a stylish base made from genuine beech wood. The colorful globes on the inside are tagged with varying temperatures in both Celsius as well as Fahrenheit — and you can easily tell what the temperature is depending on which globe is floating closest to the top.


A travel-friendly kit that lets you make cocktails on the go

Buying drinks on planes or at the airport can be expensive. Instead, grab this kit and save yourself some money. It comes with all the ingredients you need in order to make a delicious daiquiri — all you have to do is supply the alcohol. And if you aren’t a fan of daiquiris? You also have the choice of nine other drinks, ranging from Moscow mules to mai tais.


A versatile cupholder that fits around your suitcase handles

Wrap this cupholder around your suitcase handles, and you’ll instantly have three pockets’ worth of storage space for cups, phones, sunglasses, or nearly anything else you may have with you at the airport. It’s made from tough Oxford cloth that’s resistant to moisture — and with more than 20 colors to choose from, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one that matches your suitcase.


A dog water bottle that won’t leak inside your bag

Instead of packing an extra water bowl for your dog, grab this dog-friendly water bottle and save some space inside your bag. When your dog needs water, simply unfurl the attached silicone bowl, then squeeze the bottle to send water flowing into it. And since the bottle is leakproof, there’s no need to worry about spills.


An LED reading light with 3 adjustable color temperatures

With three adjustable light temperatures to choose from (warm white, daylight, or cool white), this LED book light makes reading in any setting a total breeze. The flexible gooseneck lets you point it in nearly any direction — and the battery lasts for up to 80 hours before it needs to be recharged. Many reviewers also complimented how bright it is.


This Bluetooth headband you can comfortably wear to bed

If you enjoy listening to music when lying in bed, this headband is definitely worth a look. The ultra-slim speakers won’t put uncomfortable pressure on your ears when lying on your side — and the battery delivers up to 10 hours of playback before it needs to be recharged. Plus, you can even pull the band down over your eyes and use it as a sleep mask if you like.


The insulated mugs made from rust-resistant stainless steel

Whereas ceramic mugs do an all right job at keeping hot drinks warm, these stainless steel mugs feature vacuum-insulated walls that help keep your beverages at their ideal temperatures for much, much longer. They’re also significantly more durable, as they won’t shatter if dropped — and each one comes with a matching lid to help prevent spills.


A cold brew coffee maker that comes with a reusable filter

The cost of buying pre-made cold brew quickly adds up, so why not try making your own using this pitcher? It comes with a stainless steel filter that’s both resistant to rust as well as reusable — and the leakproof lid works to keep the inside of your fridge safe from spills.


This adorable silicone spatula that can help you save *so* much money

Throwing out your condiment jars while there’s still product stuck to the inside walls can be a waste of money — but that’s only part of the reason why this platypus spatula is worth a look. The head is made from flexible silicone, allowing it to contour to the insides of your containers so that you can easily scrape them clean. And if your jars are already 100% empty? It also works great when flipping eggs, spreading crepes, and more.


The reusable tea infuser shaped like the Loch ness monster

Not only is this Loch ness monster infuser a cute addition to any cup of tea, but you can also wash and reuse it hundreds of times. The best part? Small feet on the bottom allow it to stand upright on its own — so there’s no need to worry about losing it in the bottom of your cup.


A microwaveable popcorn popper that collapses to save space

Air poppers can take up a ton of space, making this microwaveable bowl a smart alternative. It collapses down to a fraction of its size, making it easy to stash inside of a cabinet when not in use. The built-in handles also stay cool so that you have somewhere safe to grab when taking it out of the microwave — and many reviewers appreciated how easy it is to clean.


The ultra popular unisex Crocs that come in dozens of colors

Blue, orange, red — with dozens of colors to choose from, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding these Crocs in a shade that suits your style. Their soft EVA soles absorb shock, cushioning your joints as you move to help keep you comfortable when you’re stuck on your feet for hours. Plus, the pivoting heel strap helps keep them from sliding off.


These stainless steel wine glasses won’t shatter if dropped

Not only are these wine glasses made from shatterproof stainless steel, but each one also comes with a matching lid to help prevent spills. They’re available in more than 10 colors — from deep sapphire to pearly white — and their insulated walls even help keep your reds and whites at their ideal temperatures while you sip.


A soothing Epsom salt mix that’s chock-full of tea tree oil

Add a few tablespoons of this Epsom salt mix into your foot bath, and it can help soothe away pain simply by letting your feet soak in it. A blend of tea tree, peppermint, and menthol essential oils works to eliminate any unwanted odors, leaving your feet smelling oh-so fresh — and you only need to let your feet soak for about 15 minutes for best results.


This miniature bowling game made from real wood

Whether you’re looking to blow off some stress at the office or need a fun activity to do with your kids, this miniature bowling game is worth a peek. A light flick is all the metal ball needs to go sailing down the lane, making it suitable for kids of nearly any age — and it’s even made from real wood, not plastic.


These LED flashlight gloves to help you tackle all sorts of DIY projects

Instead of cluttering up one of your hands holding a flashlight, consider putting on these LED gloves before tackling that DIY project. They feature bulbs in the thumb and index finger, allowing them to automatically cast light on whatever you’re working on — and each order comes with batteries included.


The universal socket that adjusts to fit nearly any nut

Got a workshop that’s overflowing with tools? Consider downsizing with help from this universal socket. The steel rods on the inside adjust to fit nearly any nut or bolt — and you can even use it to remove awkwardly shaped hooks that have been screwed into place. “A perfect addition to my tool box,” wrote one reviewer.


A silicone tea bag holder that helps keep your fingers & counters clean

Always losing that tea bag in the bottom of your mug? Not a problem when you have this holder. It splits down the middle, allowing you to thread your tea bag string through so that it doesn’t sink out of reach. Or, flip it over and pop it on the counter as a spent teabag dish. The universal design fits overtop just about any mug — and once dirty, you can simply toss it into the dishwasher for a quick clean.


These granite whiskey stones that won’t dilute your drinks

Unlike regular ice cubes, these whiskey stones are made from polished granite that won’t melt over time, ensuring that your drinks retain their original flavor without any dilution. Simply keep them in the freezer, and they’ll always be ready to go when you’re in the mood for a chilled beverage.


This cell phone stand shaped like a stylish couch

Holding up your phone to watch videos can feel awkward, so why not pop it onto this stand instead? It’s made from durable resin — not plastic — and the adorable kitty even helps keep your phone from sliding off. Plus, the compact design takes up hardly any space on your counters or desk.


A gnome-themed cheese knife that’s BPA-free

You don’t have to be a fan of gnomes to appreciate this cheese knife. It’s sharp enough to cut through hard blocks of parmesan and slide through soft cheddar, as well as every type of cheese in between. And unlike some cheese knives, this one is completely BPA-free.


The light-up word clock with *thousands* of positive reviews

Looking for a snazzy addition to your desk or nightstand? Search no further than this word clock. The words light up to tell you what time it is in five-minute increments — and its bright LED bulb makes it easy to read, even in a well-lit room. “The clock is easy to read, and gets a lot of ‘that's cool’ comments when people look at it,” raved one happy shopper.


A stainless steel water bottle with adorable cat ears on the lid

Don’t waste money buying plastic water bottles — instead, upgrade to this reusable bottle and save yourself some green. It’s made from rust-resistant stainless steel, with vacuum-insulated walls that help keep cold drinks chilled for hours and hours. Plus, the cat ears on the lid are a cute touch.


A beard bib that helps keep your sink clog-free

Don’t clog your sink with beard trimmings — instead, put on this bib before you bust out that trimmer. Two suction cups let you secure it to the mirror in front of you so that your trimmings fall inside of it rather than into the sink. The best part? Each order includes a zippered pouch so that you can take it with you when traveling.


This water bottle that lets you infuse your H20 with fresh flavor

If you want to add some interest to your daily hydration, opt for this unique infuser water bottle that has a removable inner compartment. Slice up fresh fruits like lemons or strawberries or stuff it with herbs like mint and enjoy subtly flavored water as you sip. It has a leakproof, flip-top lid and an ergonomic grip on the side for easy handling.


These wood dice blocks that make it simple to come up with fun cocktails

You don’t have to be a seasoned bartender to whip up delicious cocktails — just give these dice a roll. Each one is labeled with a different type of ingredient, including spirits, liqueurs, herbs, spices, and more. You also get a chart that tells you how much of each ingredient to add, so there’s no need to worry about adding too little or too much in your cup.


The ceramic diffuser disguised to look like a small succulent

Whereas some diffusers have a clunky plastic appearance, this one is designed to look like an adorable succulent. The ceramic exterior makes it look way more expensive than it is — and its base even features an LED light that you can switch between 14 different colors. “The wood grain on the base is lovely but the real star of the show is the ceramic cover over the water basin,” wrote one reviewer. “It’s beautiful.”


The vinyl coasters designed to look like vintage records

Not only are these coasters designed to look like vintage records, but each one is also made from tough vinyl — not plastic. They’re wide enough to fit nearly any cup, whether you’re sipping from a mug or a solo cup. Plus, the nonslip bases help keep them from shifting out of place.


This dual-compartment snack dish to help reduce mess

From pistachios to cherries, this dish is great for all sorts of snacks. Its two compartments give you space to keep nut shells, fruit pits, or even the tops of strawberries if you aren’t a fan of eating them. And since it’s dishwasher-safe, cleaning up after you’re done snacking is a total breeze.


A plush heated blanket for the car

If you tend to run cold, opt for this heated blanket designed for the car. It plugs right into the car’s cigarette lighter, warms up quickly, and will stay heated until you unplug it. The 96-inch cord means it can reach even to little ones in back, and it’s lightweight and folds up easily for compact storage.


The headphone hook that looks like an adorable kitten

Accidentally knocking your headphones off your desk and onto the floor is an easy way to break them, making this little cat a smart buy. The tail-shaped hook holds your headphones out of harm’s way — and each order comes with double-sided tape so that the cat stays firmly on your desk.


The conditioning bar of soap formulated for beards

Shea butter and coconut oil are only a few of the nourishing ingredients you’ll find listed on the back of this bar of beard soap. It’s formulated specifically for beards, as it works to exfoliate away skin as well as hydrate any dry patches. Plus, the lightweight citrus scent leaves you smelling oh-so fresh.


An 8-in-1 kitchen tool that juices, measures, grates, & more

Whether you need to measure out 100 milliliters of oil or grate a block of cheese, this kitchen tool has you covered. It combines eight tools into one, including a measuring cup, juicer, cheese grater, strainer, egg separator, and more. And since each tool slides onto the bottle, keeping them all together in storage is no trouble at all.


This stainless steel peeler that takes your cocktails to the next level

From old fashioneds to bloody Marys, this peeler makes it easy to remove just the right amount of peel from your citrus fruits, giving all sorts of cocktails an oh-so professional touch. It’s made from sleek stainless steel that’s resistant to rust — and the ergonomic handle is designed to fit comfortably in either hand.


The omelette maker that works in the microwave

Instead of skipping breakfast on busy mornings, use this omelette maker to whip up a quick meal. It’s so easy to use — simply beat your eggs, add whatever extra ingredients you like, then send it through the microwave for a spin. And once you’ve finished eating, you can even toss it into the dishwasher for an effortless clean.


These soy candles embedded with healing crystals

Not only are these candles made with eco-friendly soy wax, but each scent also features a different healing crystal embedded inside: citrine/eucalyptus and lemongrass, rose quartz/jasmine and sandalwood, as well as amethyst/clary sage and lavender. The best part? With a total burn time of up to 60 hours, there won’t be any need to buy a new set anytime soon.


The fuzzy microfiber socks that look like animal feet

Made from soft, fuzzy microfiber, these socks are a fun way to strut your stuff around the house. Each pair is woven to look like either a cat or dog paw, making them a great gift for anyone who loves animals — and one size is made to fit any foot between a women’s size six and 10.


These art dice that can help get you inspired

Suffering from artist’s block? Try giving these dice a roll. Each one is printed with a different medium, style, subject, texture, setting, color, or mood, helping you get inspired so that you can power through that block. And unlike some dice, these ones are made from real wood — not plastic.


A super-quiet neck fan that runs for hours & hours

Whether you’re headed to the gym or out on a hike, this neck fan can help you stay cool when your body temp rises high. Its ultra quiet motor produces hardly any noise, making it suitable for wear at the office — and the battery even lasts for up to 16 hours before you need to recharge it.


This travel-friendly jewelry box that’s divided into 3 compartments

Letting your jewelry roam free inside your suitcase is an easy way to get it tangled up with your clothes — instead, keep it inside this box. It’s divided into three compartments to help keep everything organized, while the compact size makes it easy to take with you. Plus, the soft lining helps keep everything safe from scratches.


The luggage scale that can handle up to 110 pounds

Avoid surprise overweight luggage fees at the airport with help from this scale. It can measure up to 110 pounds, making it suitable for suitcases both large and small. The heavy-duty strap is designed to withstand the test of time — and batteries even come included with every order.


An easy-to-use page holder made from real walnut wood

Slip your thumb into this page holder, and it’ll prop your book open for you so that you can read using just one hand instead of two. It’s made from real walnut wood, with an ergonomic design that fits comfortably on either thumb — and the smooth finish feels comfy on your skin.


A heated coaster that helps keep drinks warm

There’s no need to chug that cup of coffee before it turns cold — especially when you have this heated coaster. Its temperature is adjustable up to three levels, making it great for coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and more. Plus, the moisture-resistant design means you won’t have to stress in the event of a spill.


This Himalayan salt lamp with a genuine wood base

Harsh overhead lights can make even the coziest rooms feel stale — instead, turn on this salt lamp when relaxing after a long day. It’s made from real salt chunks mined from the Himalayas, with a genuine wood base that’s polished to a shine. The best part? Each order comes with a dimmer switch included.


An under-the-bed light that gently guides your way through the dark

Don’t blind yourself with that harsh overhead light when getting up at night — instead, let this under-the-bed light gently guide your way through the dark. A built-in motion sensor prevents it from turning on while you’re still in bed to help save electricity. Plus, its LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 100,000 hours, making it unlikely that they’ll need replacing anytime soon.


The Bluetooth speaker with 7 different LED light patterns

Getting the party started is a total cakewalk when you have this Bluetooth speaker. It features seven different LED light patterns to help get people in a festive mood, while the water-resistant exterior makes it suitable for days at the pool or beach. The best part? With a wireless range of up to 33 feet, there’s no need to stay glued to its side when streaming music.


The freezable glasses that help keep beer (& more) chilled

Drinking warm beer is rarely ever enjoyable, making these glasses a worthwhile investment. Simply keep them in your freezer, and the proprietary cooling gel on the inside of their walls will help keep your beer and other bevs colder for longer. Plus, a silicone band around the middle gives you somewhere comfortable to grip.


These satiny pillowcases that can help reduce frizz

Whereas cotton pillowcases create friction against hair, these satiny ones are very smooth, and can help tame frizz simply by sleeping on them. Their envelope closures work to keep your pillows from sliding out — and with more than 30 colors to choose from, you shouldn’t have any trouble matching them to your current sheets.


This smart notebook that you can reuse over & over again

Instead of always having to buy new notebooks, consider upgrading to this smart one. Once filled up with notes, you can use the downloadable smartphone app to upload all of them to iCloud, Slack, Google Drive, and more. The pages then wipe clean using the included microfiber cloth, allowing you to reuse it over and over again.


The burger press that helps your patties cook at the same rate

The trick to ensuring your burgers cook at the same rate is to make sure the patties are all the same size — and this press can help. Simply add your meat, then press down on the handle to flatten it out. The best part? You can also use it to stuff your burgers with cheese, jalapenos, or nearly any other ingredient.


These beer bottle openers that won’t damage the caps

Whether you have limited mobility in your hands or enjoy collecting bottle caps, these automatic openers are worth a look. Simply press them down over top of your bottle, and it’ll pop off the cap without damaging it — no twisting required. Choose from six colors: rose gold, black, blue, gold, silver, or rainbow.


A handy armrest tray made from bamboo

Don’t have space for a side table in your living room? Not a problem when you have this armrest tray. A sturdy clamp on the bottom keeps it held firmly in place over your couch’s armrest, giving you somewhere convenient to rest drinks, snacks, and more. Plus, the bamboo wood is both gorgeous to look at as well as eco-friendly.


This infinity scarf with a hidden pocket

Keys, cash, cards — the hidden pocket inside of this infinity scarf is great for hiding all sorts of valuables. The scarf itself is made from a jersey knit fabric, making it just as warm as it is soft. But if that isn’t enough, with more than 15 colors to choose from, you can easily match it to a variety of outfits.

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