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50 Weird Things For Women On Amazon That Are So Damn Clever

Jul 17, 2023Jul 17, 2023

Little life upgrades that make you go, “Why didn’t I think of that?

Sometimes when I’m looking for a solution to a basic need, I come up with a genius idea and think to myself: I can’t believe someone else hasn’t thought of this already! Then I do a Google search, and 90% of the time, I find that someone actually has. And these weird yet clever things for women on Amazon are proof.

Many of them are so useful that you should probably pick up extras for the whole family — because who wouldn’t benefit from a mini phone charger that fits in your pocket Ahead, 45 genius products you’ll wish you knew about sooner.

Backed by more than 14,000 perfect ratings, this ergonomic, exfoliating brush fits perfectly in the palm, making DIY spa treatments so much simpler. And since it features an ingenious silicone scrubbing surface, it’s gentle on skin while still being effective at unclogging pores, preventing ingrown hairs, and helping to increase circulation.

Give yourself a luxe upgrade in the makeup department with this rose gold eyelash curler that’s gentle on lashes but delivers amplified results. The curved shape and thick pads help reduce pinching and tugging on lashes, while a comfy handle and durable stainless steel construction make it easy to use. You’ll also get two pad refills and a satin pouch to store it all in.

Water dripping down your arms while you’re washing your face is so annoying, but not with these clever face washing wrist towels. They’re like little absorbent scrunchies for your wrists. And they come in three- or five-pair packs, so you’ll never be without a dry set.


This face serum proves that skin-care products don’t have to cost a lot to deliver results. Packed with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and ferulic acid, this serum helps hydrate and brighten skin without feeling heavy or sticky. One reviewer wrote: “This serum has become an essential part of my skincare routine. [...] My skin feels more hydrated, smoother, and brighter than ever before.”

Stay cool with this handy USB-C rechargeable handheld fan that also serves as a backup flashlight and power bank. A charge can last for up to 21 hours, meaning that it's great to bring with you on commutes or long weekends outdoors. Small enough to fit in your pocket, it also folds out to become a table fan if you need some extra air circulation in your office.

This gel bead mask can be kept in the freezer for cooling relief whenever you need it or popped in the microwave to create a soothing and warm compress. It may help soothe headaches, migraines, sinus pressure, and puffiness, and the tiny gel beads conform to the shape of your face for comfort. Plus, it’s both latex and BPA-free, so it’s great for even sensitive skin types.

Use this highly rated shampoo brush to deliver a soothing scalp massage on wet or dry hair. It comes with two different silicone massage heads and can help exfoliate your scalp and boost circulation. The comfy handle makes it easy to hold, and one satisfied reviewer wrote, “The brush is both sturdy and gentle enough to break up the junk on my scalp without damage. And it makes suds like no other!

There’s no more lugging around clunky, heavy water bottles with this super-practical, collapsible water bottle. It’s made with flexible BPA-free silicone and folds down to less than 3-inches tall so you can stick it in even a tiny purse — go ahead, it’s leakproof.

This unique bookmark features an eye-catching replica of Alice’s legs so you’ll never lose your page, although you can choose from 11 other designs sure to appeal to the bookworms in your life. The 3D polymer clay figures are hand-painted, and each bookmark is attached to laminated cardboard with a special note inscribed. As one shopper gushed, “Gifted this to my mother in law to be for her birthday! She loves it. Let’s just say..I’ve been crowned “the best gift giver in the family!”

This electric arc lighter features a long handle and flexible neck, so it’s perfect for lighting candles. It recharges using a standard USB charger and can be used up to 600 times. All that’s to say, you don’t have to deal with fickle matches or smoky traditional lighters — and it’s safe to use indoors and outdoors.

Finally, a Koozie made just for your hard seltzers (or your fave non-alcoholic beverage). This slim can cooler is made with double-walled vacuum insulated stainless steel that’s designed to keep drinks chilled for hours. “Great little slim can cooler. I ordered this after taking a trip to the beach with my sisters and we struggled to keep our seltzer cans cool the entire time,” one reviewer reported. “Next time we went on a trip, I was ready with this cooling cup and it worked amazing!”

You’ll taste the difference in your wine when you use one of these aerators that cleverly doubles as a pourer. The tapered rubber base fits in most bottles and helps avoids dripping and spills. You get two aerators with your order for maximum bang for your buck.

Evoke your inner barista with this handheld frother that whips milk into a creamy foam for delicious lattes, cappuccinos, and coffee drinks at home. It has a one-button design that’s super simple to use, comes with a little stand for easy storage, and has a nonslip silicone grip that comes in colors such as blue, pink, and white.

Fans of these packing cubes love how they help maximize their suitcase space and keep clothes organized while traveling. “These are so nice,” wrote one reviewer, adding, “You can look for whatever you need without creating a huge mess.” Each packing cube has a sturdy zipper so you can fill it to the max and mesh tops so you can easily see what’s inside. A laundry bag is also included.

With nearly 25,000 perfect ratings, these nipple covers are designed to stay put so you won’t have any embarrassing slips. They’re made with soft, matte silicone so they’re both comfy and won’t shine or reflect through clothing. Whether hitting your best friend’s wedding or simply donning a top with a tricky neckline, these ultra-thin nipple covers will come in handy for so many occasions.

Go from water to land and wet to dry in minutes with these aqua shoes made with a flexible and breathable material. The rubber soles are light enough to float on water, and come with an anti-slip grip to support most water and outdoor sports. Several shoppers even reported around-the-house wear, with one noting, “Not just for the pool or beach, these make excellent house shoes and all around casual wear.”

When 52,000 reviewers give a detangling hair brush a perfect five-star rating, it’s worth taking note. This wet-dry brush features innovative bristles that help gently unravel even the most stubborn tangles. The ergonomic handle is designed to make it easy and comfortable for both adults and kids to use. One shopper even noted that it feels like a “scalp massager.”

Finally, a makeup setting spray for oily skin that actually works, giving you that all-day matte look with a weightless feel — not an easy combo to find. At only $16 and with an overall rating of 4.5-stars, it’s a must for your makeup routine.


This cuticle oil has earned a cult following from shoppers who love how well it repairs and hydrates dry brittle cuticles and nails, with one fan writing, “The smallest amount transforms your nails completely.” It’s formulated with vitamin E and moisturizing ingredients, comes in a cute glass bottle with a tiny dropper applicator, and is available in 12 delicious scents to choose from.

Protect your hair and scalp from harsh UV rays with this sunscreen mist that boasts a broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection. The water-resistant spray is lightweight so it won’t make hair feel heavy, and it’s packed with antioxidants to help nourish and strengthen strands. It has a light salted sage scent and is safe to use on color-treated hair.

Talk about a genius ideas — a travel perfume atomizer that refills simply by sticking it over your full-size perfumes and giving it a couple of pumps. And since it’s made with a durable aluminum shell over glass, it’s pretty much unbreakable, making it perfect for travel. You get four bottles in a set, too, so you can bring a few different scents with you on your next trip.

No more wasting money on expensive makeup remover products with this clever little facial cleansing cloth that removes makeup, dirt, and more using only water. The soft hair-like fibers activate when wet, pulling makeup away and out of pores. Reviewers say it even works on mascara. It’s machine-washable and lasts up to 5 years.

These useful headrest hooks — with over 50,000 reviews — help keep your car organized by keeping things up and off the floor and within easy reach. They hook onto the headrest rods and swivel 360 degrees and each hook can hold up to 55 pounds. Place them forward facing for convenient purse, backpack, or grocery bag access.

Keep your makeup, skin care, and nail polish neat and easily accessible in this rotating organizer that boasts seven adjustable layers for a customizable design. Each shelf has a ledge around the edge to prevent things from falling off, and openings in the top are great for stashing makeup brushes or tall tubes.

This mini phone charger weighs just 3.1 ounces and has a compact design that fits easily into your pocket, purse, or bag. It has an 8,000 mAh capacity (enough to fully charge most iPhones at least once) and an iOS port with a USB-C input to charge it back up. What’s more, it’s compatible with most phone cases so you can leave yours on while charging.

Get in your workout while you work with this compact under desk pedal exerciser that’s as easy as riding a bike — actually, easier. It features different resistance levels, and the battery-operated LCD screen allows you to keep track of time, distance, and calories.

These rug grippers with an innovative V-shape design are made specifically for keeping corners flat. No more tripping over curled-up rug corners or damaging your rug when they get caught in the vacuum. Come to think of it, they won’t damage your floors either.

These large watering globes provide indoor and outdoor plants with just the right amount of hydration, so you can simply fill them up and forget about them for up to two weeks. They look beautiful, too — each glass globe is handblown and features unique swirled patterns in different colors.

This 100% natural coffee scrub softens skin while removing toxins with a blend of organic ingredients including coffee (duh), Dead Sea salt, and moisturizing oils. And you know it’s a good product if shoppers return to it again and again. One shopper raved, “My third time reordering … highly recommend.”

If you ever wish there was a better place to stash your vino, grab one of these wine glass holders that can stick to glass, tile, metal, and other smooth surfaces without any adhesive or suction cups. Simply remove the backing and place it on your desired surface, let it cure for 24 hours, and you’ll have a secure resting spot for your rosé, cab, or chardonnay.

It’s not easy cleaning out those dusty car cupholders and air vents — that is unless you have this weird but super clever cleaning gel putty for cars that sticks to everything without leaving any residue behind. Just push it into all the nooks and crannies, then peel away for an instantly clean car. Try it on that nasty keyboard too.

You could just let everything roll around your car trunk, or you could get organized with this car organizer that has over 62,000 glowing reviews. It has several compartments and the size can be adjusted. One shopper reported, “Being a mom and a nanny, you never know what you will need or where you will go. My trunk has everything and this holds it all for me. All the compartments and pockets keep it all organized from Nerf guns and rockets to sunscreen and bug spray.”

Keep your white sneakers looking new with these sneaker cleaners that instantly remove dirt and scuff marks using a unique technology with powerful micro-scrubbers. Just add water. One fan raved, “I saw these on [Shark Tank] so I tried them out!They work amazing. I have one in each car just in case.”

Soft and cooling, now that’s the kind of pillow that makes for restful sleep. This one’s stuffed with GreenGuard Gold Certified materials like allergy-friendly, breathable shredded memory foam and wrapped in a soft bamboo cover.

Stay cool without sacrificing style with this portable neck fan that looks like a pair of regular headphones. The bladeless design has a whisper-quiet operation that provides 360-degree cooling all around your neck and three fan settings so you can customize the breeze. Plus, the long-lasting battery can provide up to 16 hours of use.

Help keep your bras, lacy undergarments, and other delicates from getting snagged and twisted in the wash with these mesh garment bags. The set of five includes three sizes of bags that can be washed and dried along with your other clothes, and they boast zippers at the top to keep them securely closed.


As an eco-friendly and cost-saving alternative to your average paper muffin liners, these reusable silicone cups are a must-have for the bakers in the house. You get 24 rainbow-colored cups in the set, and they eliminate the need for greasy cooking spray altogether. Thanks to the easy-release material, baked goods slide right out without any sticking — and they’re dishwasher-safe to boot.

Get the full bidet experience without installing an actual bidet in your bathroom. This bidet toilet attachment is easy to set up and requires no electricity. And it has adjustable spray settings for your bum-cleaning needs. One shopper noted, “Honestly can't believe I went so long in life without a bidet. It's a gamechanger.”

Use these cute soy wax bubble candles to add a touch of modern style to your space, and bask in the light floral scent. Measuring just over 2 inches tall and wide, these candles are great for creating centerpieces and mantel displays or styling decorative trays, and they come in six color combos to choose from.

What’s not to love about taking bubble baths? Add in a glass of wine and a good book and it’s a little slice of heaven. But balancing all that on the tiny ledge of a tub? Not great. Enter this adjustable bamboo bath tray. It has a slot for a phone and tablet and a wine glass holder, with plenty of room left over for whatever bath entertainment you’re into.

Sticky notes are great but this reusable notebook, with a real pen-to-paper feel, is even better because it’s like an endless scratchpad that can handle endless to-do lists. It has 36 pages and is compatible with the included Pilot Frixion pen. Just let the ink dry for 15 seconds before flipping the page or erasing with the included microfiber cloth. It has a free app, too, so you can scan and save notes.

Trade your old cutting boards for this matching set that boasts grippy handles for easy transport to the stove or sink and grooves around the outside to catch juice and drippings. The set of three includes small, medium, and large boards that are perfect for chopping everything from small onions to whole roasts, and they come in several colors to match your kitchen aesthetic.

No more looking for the right size lid for your food storage containers with these stretchy, reusable silicone lids. They create a tight seal and are dishwasher safe. In the seven-piece variety set, you get basically every size you could need for your kitchen supplies, from over-sized pans to small bowls.

This pot strainer does the work of a colander without dirtying another dish or taking up more space in your kitchen cabinets. It snaps onto pots of almost any size, thanks to the flexible design — and it’s dishwasher safe, too.

Whether you’re scrolling through your feed, watching a show, or video chatting with friends and family, this soft tablet pillow is a cozy way to keep your device upright and hands-free. It has three grooves in the bottom so you can adjust the tilt, plus two pockets for accessories.

Instead of putting your produce in single-use plastic bags at the grocery store, use this set of reusable mesh bags that allows your fruits and veggies to breathe and can be cleaned in the washer as needed. The set includes three different sizes of bags with drawstring closures, and each one has tare markings on the side for accurate weights at checkout.

With over 85,000 ratings to date, this handheld electric can opener is a fan-favorite. It makes opening cans a cinch because it does all the work for you — just place it over the lid, press the button to turn it on, and watch it go. Plus, it produces a clean cut with no jagged edges.

Add a bit of minimalist glam to your bathroom with these cute glass jars that are great for stashing everything from Q-tips to cotton balls and even flossers. Each one comes with a bamboo lid to keep contents clean, and they measure 3 inches wide and 3.6 inches tall, so they won’t clutter your counters.

Forget blue light-blocking glasses, this clip-on light eliminates nearly 100% of harmful blue light when set to amber mode. You can also choose from mild and natural modes to find your ideal lighting ambiance. The clip clamps onto a variety of surfaces, while the gooseneck is a huge plus for getting the light right where you want it.

This car sunglasses holder takes the search out of looking for your sunnies every time you go for a drive. It attaches to most car visors, holding glasses securely in place with a smooth, faux-leather material that won’t damage your glasses or your car.

Candace Nagy