(Updated 3/23/20) It’s kinda crazy just how much stuff Amazon.com sells. So when I set out to find the coolest things that Amazon sells for under $25, it was a daunting task. But it sure was fun to sift through 1,000’s of products looking for the best of the best, both in terms of usability and positive reviews. My list includes some tech products, some gadgets, and some useful household stuff. Every product is under $25 at Amazon, and every product is way cool.
1. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
This sandwich maker from Hamilton Beach will make breakfast amazing again.
It also comes with a recipe book with a bunch of fun and easy sandwich ideas.
Plus, since it has all removable parts, the clean-up is quick and easy.
They also sell a double maker for $39.99 if you’re cooking for a slew of hungry kids.
2. Motion Activated Toilet Night Light
My son bought this toilet night light for my wife for her birthday and it was an INSTANT hit.
No longer does she have to turn on the bright light in the middle of the night when she’s half asleep.
You can pick between one of 8 light colors or have it toggle between them all.
Seriously, she LOVES it and says it has REALLY helped her get back to sleep much faster.
3. Hydro Flask Drink (Beer) Koozie
I was a bit skeptical when my brother-in-law handed me a beer inside this Hydro Flask Beer Koozie.
But 30 minutes later I was a TOTAL believer and ordered one of my own as my last swig was as cold as my first.
Crazy cool product that holds cans and bottles and is great for beer, soda, and even bottled water.
Besides black, it also comes in graphite gray, turquoise, olive green, and watermelon pink.
4. ONXE USB LED Clock Fan with Real Time Display
Just plug this WAY cool fan from ONXE into the USB port on your laptop and feel the refreshing breeze.
Adjust the fan easily until it’s just right with the flexible metal neck.
Oh…and did I mention that it doubles as a real-time clock. How cool is that?
Makes for a great gift for teens and college students.
5. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
If you’re a hiker or outdoor enthusiasts, the LifeStraw is a must-have. It removes a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and surpasses EPA standards for water filters.
It actually allows you to filter up to 1000 liters of contaminated water and comes in a handy sealed bag, perfect for storing for emergencies.
This straw is probably the coolest thing I found on Amazon and could easily save your life.
6. GBB Waterproof Smart Watch for iOS or Android
A smartwatch for under $25? Some cool gifts don’t have to break the bank.
While it might sound like a joke, this smartwatch from GBB actually gets some really solid reviews.
It’ll sync with both Android and iPhone and even comes equipped with a heart rate sensor, audio player, and sleep monitor to name a few cool features.
It’ll also let you capture picture from smartphone remotely and it’ll help you find your phone if you lose it.
7. Amazon Echo Flex Mini Smart Speaker
Amazon has upped the ante with the cool little Echo Flex Mini smart speaker.
Not only is tiny, BUT it can do all the same smart home tasks of its bigger counterparts.
Things like turning on lights, adjusting the thermostat, locking doors, setting timers, etc.
Plus, with its size you can easily plug it into a non-conspicuous outlet and it pretty much disappears.
It also has some really cool add-ons like a night light, USB port for quick charging, and even a motion sensor.
8. AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon has created one of the best tech gifts available with this portable and affordable Bluetooth speaker.
It packs 2 internal 2.5-watt speakers and 2 full-range drivers for a rich bass without any distortion.
It also comes with a built-in microphone for hands free calling. All for under $20…it’s no wonder it has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 580 customer reviews.
9. RAVPower Luster Mini 3350mAh Charger
Portable chargers for your smartphone don’t have to be ugly.
This cool charger from RAVPower will not only fully charge your phone, but it looks WAY sleek and comes in 3 colors.
It’s also small enough to easily fit in your pocket or purse. Plus, it gets great reviews on Amazon with over 4,800 folks chiming in.
10. Sony Over-Ear Extra Bass Portable Headphones
These Sony foldable headphones make for a quality, and inexpensive, alternative to the expensive models. These are especially great for kids and teenagers who’ve outgrown child headphones.
Don’t spend a ton of money on something your child might lose or break within the first 6 months. Plus the swivel ear cups looks like a feature on the REALLY expensive models.
Oh yeah, these get pretty solid reviews too with 53% of Amazon reviewers giving them 5 stars.
11. Anker PowerCore 10000
The Anker PowerCore is one of the smallest smartphone chargers available and one of the best things to buy on Amazon.
It packs quite a punch as well and gives you almost three-and-a-half iPhone 6s charges, and three Galaxy S6 charges.
It also gets 4.5 stars (out of 5) on Amazon with over 2,000 reviews.
12. Belkin 3-Outlet SurgePlus Mini Travel
This Belkin charger sold by Amazon packs a BIG punch for the price. It comes with 2 powered USB ports (2.1 AMP combined) for charging your tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices.
It’s wall-mountable and has 3 extra AC outlets and includes a 360-degree rotating plug with 4 locking positions for a compact, lightweight design.
13. SoundBot Water Resistant Bluetooth 3.0 Shower Speaker
No list of the best things to buy on Amazon would be complete without a cool Bluetooth speaker for your shower.
The SoundBot water-resistant Bluetooth speaker gives you 6 hours of listening on a single charger. Jamming to your favorite tunes in the shower has never been easier.
According to the 1,300+ Amazon reviews, the sound quality on this is pretty darn good, especially when you consider the $15 price tag.
14. Crock-Pot 7-Quart Slow Cooker
A 7 quart Crock-Pot for under $25? Sure, I’ll take a couple. The price on this one has been known to fluctuate a little bit, but right now you can get it for $24.99.
It gets awesome reviews on Amazon too. The average is 4.5 stars on over 1,000 legit reviews.
If you want something smaller, check out the 4 quart slow cooker for only $19.99.
(Note: The price on this sucker keeps fluctuating wildly. Try to get it when it’s only $20.)
15. VonShef Magical Defrosting Tray
Looks kinda gimmicky, but the VonShef Magical Defrosting Tray will thaw chicken breasts, steak, pork chops, lamb chops and more within 30-60 minutes (depending on thickness).
A reviewer actually thawed 2 thick steaks in 25 total minutes. Crazy.
16. AmazonBasics AA Alkaline Batteries (48-Pack)
We all need AA batteries, right? Why pay a hefty premium for Duracell or Energizer when you can get a 48-pack from Amazon for only $11?
The reviews are stellar with an average of 4.5 stars on over 9,700 reviews. They flat-out last a long time.
17. US Jaclean Felicity 5-In-1 Vibrating Massage System
This 5-in-1 massage system is pretty dang awesome and easily makes my list of the coolest things to buy at Amazon.
It comes with 4 easily swap-able attachments to give you a deep scalp, face, magnetic head, or shiatsu point massage.
The handle itself can also be used as a massager which is pretty slick.
18. Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud
Bought these Panasonic earbuds for my son last Christmas. I then did a blind “sound” test with my expensive Beats.
Guess what? I could hardly tell the difference. Don’t spend a bunch of money unnecessarily, buy these instead.
19. Yelomin Solar Charger for Mobile Devices
This solar charger will easily charge your iPhone or Android device. All you need to make it happen is some sunlight.
It also has a bright 2 LED flashlight making it a MUST have for hiking, camping, or emergencies.
20. SanDisk Ultra 64GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive
Wow, a SanDisk 64GB flash drive for under $20? Crazy. It transfers files quickly too? 130MB/s to be exact. It also comes with a 5-year limited warranty.
21. Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is hilariously fun, R-rated, game. Think “Apples to Apples”, the R rated version.
Whatever you do, don’t play this game with your wife and teenage son…just trust me on this one.
22. YOSH Universal Waterproof Case
For under $7, this waterproof case from YOSH provides some nice peace of mind and protection for your smartphone.
This bad boy has over 3,000 Amazon reviews and gets 4.5 stars on average. Why? It flat out works and won’t break the bank.
23. DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker
I actually have this DYMO label maker and it’s awesome. It’s very easy to use and does a nice job printing high-quality labels.
FYI, refills will cost you about $8, but they last a surprisingly long time.
24. TechMatte MagGrip Magnetic Car Mount
The TechMatte car mount has a strong magnetic hold to ensure a safe and stable place to mount your device. Just insert it into the CD player slot, tighten, place your device and your good to go.
You can also easily adjust it so you can choose the right viewing angle. I have this in my truck and absolutely love it, especially when using Apple Maps.
25. Norpro Decorative Cup Warmer
I wish I had one of these in my home office right now. Nothing worse than a sip of cold coffee…unless it’s mid-summer perhaps.
This one by NorPro has over 700 reviews on Amazon and get an average of 4.5 stars per review. Would make for a great gift for the person who has “everything”.
26. BESTEK Vertical Cube Power Strip with USB
This really cool looking Power Strip from BESTEK will actually look good on your desk…or you can mount it under your desk too and hide it completely.
Comes with 3 outlets and 3 SUPER fast charging USB ports.
27. SUCK UK Original Bottle Light
The SUCK UK bottle light is just one of those products that’s WAY cool. It’s a cork-shaped, bright LED, that turns bottles into nightlights.
It also makes for a cool table decoration (both inside and outdoors). It recharges via USB in a quick 1 hour and runs for 3 hours when fully charged.
28. Nostalgia Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster
If you love hot dogs as much as me, you’ll absolutely love the Nostalgia Retro Hot Dog toaster.
You can toast 2 dogs and 2 buns at the same time and be chowing down on toasted hot dogs within minutes.
It even comes with mini tongs so you don’t burn your fingers.
29. Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer
This cube timer is WAY slick and easily one of the coolest things on Amazon.
All you have to do is set the timer by simply resting the cube with the desired time facing up – 5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes. An alarm will ring when the time is up.
It’s great for meetings, homework, napping, exercise, and cooking.
30. Samsung Wireless Charging Pad with 2A Wall Charger
Just set your Samsung device on top of this Samsung charger and you’re done. Automatic charging, no more cables to mess with.
It will work with all Qi-enabled Samsung devices. So cool…when will Apple have something similar?
31. SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
A 32GB SDHC for less than $13? Yes, that day has come.
This “Ultra” version from SanDisk not only gets great reviews, but it’s twice as fast as ordinary SDHC cards.
Whether your looking for a card for digital pictures or HD video, or a handy tech gift, this one has you covered and the price is definitely right.
32. KeylessOption Keyless Entry Remote Control Fob
If you’ve ever tried to replace a lost or broken key fob on your car, you know just how expensive they are at the dealership.
For a fraction of the price, you can get one for your car from Amazon and program it yourself.
I recently did this on my old Chevy Silverado and it only took a couple minutes and the new key fob has worked great ever since.
33. Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs
This Sabrent USB Hub is a must-have tech gift for quickly transferring files and pictures.
It’s also a great tool for those who need to keep multiple USB sticks plugged into their computer at once.
This one has over 5,800 reviews on Amazon and averages 4.5 stars out of 5. Hard to go wrong.
34. Sony ICFC1 Alarm Clock Radio
This cool Sony Alarm Clock, priced at under $20, is the last one you’ll ever need.
Not only does it do everything you expect from an alarm clock, but it also 3 dimming levels, a solid speaker for radio listening, and a very attractive and sleek design.
35. Phone Ring Grip/Stand Holder by FITFORT
Not only will this Phone Ring from FITFORT keep your iPhone or Android safe in your hands while using it, but it’s also a really handy phone stand. Perfect for watching YouTube videos and playing music.
The magnetic mount also allows for safe mounting to any surface including cars, home and office.
36. VTech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Caller ID/Call Waiting
A cordless phone with caller ID for less than $15? Yes, please.
This VTech cordless phone comes in below $15 and is one of the better tech gifts on Amazon.
Some of the popular features include Caller ID/call waiting, backlit keypad and display, 30 name and number phone book, and a voicemail waiting indicator.
37. Etekcity Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Okay, I realize this Etekcity Speaker is the 3rd Bluetooth speaker on my list, but I absolutely had to add it.
I can speak from personal experience on this one, the sound quality from such a small speaker is awesome. It will fill an entire large room with great sound and bass.
At this price, you can afford to buy a couple of them for home and office.
Ask the Reader: Do you know of any other cool things that Amazon sells for under $25? Let me know in the comments below.
By Kyle James
All image credits to Amazon.com.
Disclaimer: While all opinions are my own, I get a small kickback from Amazon if you go through the links on this page and make a purchase. Money I use to keep this blog rolling with new content.