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You can buy almost anything on Amazon these days, from paper towels, luxury skin-care serums, groceries, and everything in between. But aside from all of the everyday items that Amazon has to offer, the mega e-tailer is a treasure trove of unique, hard-to-find, international, and downright bizarre products that you probably wouldn’t be able to buy anywhere else on the web (or IRL, for that matter.) Because we’re always scouring Amazon to help you find the best deals, gifts, and items, we decided to round up a list of the weird Amazon products we’ve encountered in 2022.
We all know that Amazon is the go-to when it comes to finding the best gag gifts and funny white elephant picks (i.e. Trump toilet paper or fake feces), but these out-of-the-box finds are truly next-level. Some of these oddities are curiously compelling—even low-key genius—while others are just inexplicably crazy AF. Others are so gimmicky that they’re worthy of your attention simply because of the LOL factor, but, at the very least, all of these strange Amazon discoveries will make you do a double—even triple—take.
Plus, there’s truly something for everyone, whether it be a fart spray that has apparently made a number of shoppers literally vomit or a surprisingly useful toilet nightlight to make midnight trips to the restroom less of a danger (yes, I have since purchased one and yes, it is a game-changer!). However novel these weird Amazon products may be, they certainly left us intrigued. Scroll through below to check out the craziest Amazon finds we’ve stumbled upon during 2022.
Vinmax Prism Spectacles for Lazy Readers
An absolute godsend for those of us lazy folks.
“I didn't know what I was missing until I used this. My life is now complete. If you enjoy [the] comfort and lazy binge-watching but don't care how ridiculous you look wearing these then you have found nirvana. My glasses fit in these just fine. Takes a minute to get used to, then it becomes your reason to live. Expect people to laugh at you, but forgive them for they know not what they are missing,” wrote one reviewer.
Meowijuana King Size Catnip Joints
These are quite possibly the cutest cat treats I’ve ever seen.
“100% my cats loved it and were tripping balls for hours. Angel got serious munchies and ate half a bag of potato chips, idk where she even got them. When she woke up she licked the back of a chair for an hour then passed back out. 5/5. Should make this for humans. Sent my cats to mars,” one reviewer wrote.
Accoutrements Emergency Underpants
We’re used to seeing emergency items like extra water, car supplies, etc., but emergency underwear? Not so common. TBH though, it's not a bad idea.
“Nice compliment to any personal gag gift. And may actually serve its purpose if needed. Definitely compact, size of breath mint case. Don't underestimate the power of having an emergency pair of underpants. Those that could've used them would understand!” one reviewer said.
Dr. Phil Throw Pillow Case
This just may be the new Nic Cage pillow (also on our list!) that went viral a couple of years ago.
“This is the best thing I have ever purchased. It just comes with the case. I would 100000% recommend this pillow to anyone. I used to have nightmares before I got this pillow and now I don’t, It’s also great if you can’t afford therapy,” one seemingly satisfied shopper said.
LED Flashlight Gloves
This Amazon find is kind of weird, sure, but also low-key genius—whether you’re a mechanic or not.
“I bought a pair for my son and husband for stocking stuffers they both laughed at first thinking I’ll never wear them however they use them frequently as the lights shine exactly where they need to see when working in small areas, wiring, car motors, in dark areas... would definitely recommend them,” one reviewer said.
Laghcat Pizza Throw Blanket
This looks oddly cozy... but it’s honestly making me kind of hungry.
“The size is perfect. Large enough for an adult to stretch out like a beach blanket and small enough to wrap up in for funny photos,” one Amazon shopper said.
HRLORKC Useless Box with Surprises
For being a self-professed “useless” box, this weird Amazon find sure has a lot of glowing reviews behind its near-perfect rating.
“This is the most useless box I have ever seen. You too can have hours of fun while basking in the glow of uselessness! If this box was chocolate pudding it would go in your mouth and come shooting right out of your nose! For your existential friends, this box will impart a great sense of hopelessness! For your Borg friends, this box IS futile!! For your overachieving friends, this box is both fruitless and counterproductive!! For a meaningless, pointless, stupid good time, buy this useless box!" one happy Amazon shopper wrote.
Crocodile Christmas Socks
I’m all for festive novelty socks, but these are something else.
“Out of all the gifts my 8 yr old nephew got this year, these socks brought squeals of joy, [and] laughter and had to be worn right then before any other presents were opened. They are well made and of medium thickness. Outside of it coming from HK and sweating if they would arrive in time, they are fun and fabulous,” one shopper said.
A Waterproof 17 Pocket Shower Curtain Liner
This “weird" Amazon find” is going to be filed under the strange but genius folder. It may not be a necessity, but it is a life upgrade for those of us workaholics who find it hard to spend even just a few minutes away from our inboxes or new moms who want to keep an eye on their baby monitors. Of course, you can also watch your favorite shows or YouTube videos while you wait for your conditioner to work its magic.
Donald Trump Toiler Brush Cleaner & Toilet Paper
Well, it appears that one of Amazon's best-selling gag gift categories is toilet paper with Trump's image emblazoned on it. This nifty set even includes a toilet brush cleaner featuring a caricature of the former president attached. Happy spring cleaning, everyone!
"Love it, snuck into my republican brother bathroom and set it up," one Amazon reviewer writes.
Wet Farts Extra Strong Fart Spray
Um, I really don't know what to say about this extra strength fart spray. I guess it's like a whoopie cushion on steroids? Either way, the odor "ass" elixir has a pretty decent rating backed by plenty of interesting reviews.
"Made my girlfriend puke. Perfect," one reviewer wrote. Wow. Just, wow. Another pleased shopper said: "We got this for our 7 year old for his birthday knowing he would torture his big brothers and have fun. I don’t know what we were thinking. Now WE are also losing years off of our lives by inhaling this foul stench. This stuff is SO good at its job that we have officially hidden his present so we can air out our house." After combing through several pages of reviews, I counted several shoppers who claimed the spray was truly vomit-inducing, so purchase at your risk.
Chunance Rechargable Toilet Night Light
Okay, so here's a prime example of a weird Amazon find that I never knew I needed. Think about how many times you've stumbled into your bathroom in the middle of the night only to knock over several things and almost fall on your face before finally making it to the toilet to pee. Well, problem solved.
A Sequined Pillow Case Bearing Nic Cage's Portrait
Okay, I do consider myself a big Nicolas Cage fan, but do I want his portrait on my pillows(oh, and blue sequins)? Probably not. Apparently, though, there are plenty of people who do want the eccentric actor integrated into their home decor scheme.
"Got this for my best friend (in gold) and my brother-in-law (in red) for Christmas. The mixed looks of awe and horror when they opened their gifts was the greatest Christmas gift I could have gotten," one reviewer wrote.
Lester's Fixins Outrageous Wild Crazy Unique Flavor Soda Pop
Well, I'm officially equal parts intrigued and disgusted by these unusual soda flavors. Ranch dressing and bacon? That's gonna be a hard pass for me. Peanut and jelly and pumpkin pie though? I might be interested.
"I bought these for my nephew after reading reviews and about the product. I figured they would taste interesting and definitely disgusting and boy did they deliver! I was told my sister almost vomited by just SMELLING the corn flavored one :) which caused my niece and nephew to have uproarious laughter," one satisfied reviewer said.
This “Fly Killing Machine”
This low-key scary fly-killing salt gun is actually kind of amazing. While the realistic design is kind of off-putting, the 3k+ review and near-perfect rating have convinced me that I may actually need this in my life.
"Fly killing machine. I’ll never use a fly swagger again. However, not so great for wasps. It just pisses them off. Lol," one reviewer writes. "Oh yeah this thing is no joke. It deletes mosquitoes. Blows spiders apart. Blasts earwigs into another dimension. Lights up flies like the DC cops did to the protestors. I needed something to make myself feel better after this week and now I feel empowered," another happy customer said.
YOUTHINK Urine Dectection Black Light Flash Light
This mini UV Black Light Flash Light is actually pretty brilliant, but I foresee this tool causing great distress if used for "hotel inspections" as the title suggests. The little flashlight can also detect urine/fluid stains and bed bugs too. However, the majority of shoppers use this to detect pet urine. Pretty impressive, right?
"This light produces the evidence for a guilty verdict.....now I just have to figure out which of the two did it....LOL. Use it once a week or so just to keep everyone honest and to keep odors under control," said one Amazon reviewer.
Poop Like a Champion Cereal
This high-fiber cereal has nothing to hide. There are plenty of fiber-rich cereals to help improve "digestion" and promote "regularity," but this cereal shamelessly lays it all out on the table. Plus, it apparently works as promised according to reviews, and comes in a variety of different flavors.
"Suffered with severe constipation and on very expensive medication to help get things going. A friend told me about this cereal and now she's my hero!!! I have this every morning and mix it with corn or rice cereal and berries, almond milk and a glass of water. It's delicious and it works, if you know what I mean! Haven't missed a day since. Many wonderful thanks for this cereal!!!!!" one happy Amazon customer says.