The 35 Coolest Things to Buy on Amazon for Under $25

December 9, 2016 by Kyle

(Updated 8/21/19) It’s kinda crazy just how much stuff 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 household stuff. Every product is under $25 at Amazon, and every product is way cool.

Best Things to Buy on Amazon for Under $25

1. AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker

AmazonBasics 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.

Price: $19.99

2. KeylessOption Keyless Entry Remote Control Fob

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.

Price: $12.95


3. Sony ICFC1 Alarm Clock Radio

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.

Price: $18

4. VTech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Caller ID/Call Waiting

VTech DECT 6.0 Cordless Phone with Caller ID/Call Waiting

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.

Price: $13.59


5. Samsung Wireless Charging Pad with 2A Wall Charger

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?

Price: $19.28

6. SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card

SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC

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.

Price: $6.79

7. CVLIFE 16×40 Compact Spotting Scope (with Compass and Pouch)

CVLIFE 12x50 Compact Spotting Scope With Compass and Pouch

For those of you who know more about these things than I, here are some specs on this cool CVLIFE scope.

Field of view specs: 1200/9600M; Magnification: 16x; Objective Diameter: 40mm(1.97”); Length: 7.48″(190mm); Ocular Lens Diameter: 35mm(1.38”).

With 16x magnification, this is a very affordable little scope with a bunch of cool possible uses.

Price: $29.99


8. Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual Power Switches and LEDs

Sabrent 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

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.

Price: $9.89

9. Logitech Harmony 350 for Universal Control

Logitech Harmony 350 for Universal Control

Before you rip me for posting this because of the price, let me explain.

This Logitech Universal Remote is a tech gift that packs an amazing punch for the price.

It’ll allow you to control up to 8 devices and offers “1-Touch Entertainment” so you can press a single button and watch TV or play a Bluray Movie.

Don’t spend less for a universal remote that has a shaky track record as it’ll cause nothing but frustration and anger which will make you want to throw it out the window.

Price: $29.99


10. Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro Engineering/Scientific Calculator

Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro Engineering/Scientific Calculator

If you have a kid in high school who needs a quality calculator, look no further than the Texas Instrument TI-36X.

It’ll grow with them and won’t require you to buy a new calculator until they get to calculus.

Price: $13

11. Etekcity RoverBeats T3 Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Etekcity RoverBeats T16 Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Okay, I realize this Etekcity Speaker is the 2nd 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.

Price: $22.99


12. AmazonBasics On-Ear Headphones for Kids

AmazonBasics Lightweight On-Ear Headphones

My daughter asked for ultra expensive Beats headphones this past Christmas. Once I saw the price tag, I knew that was simply not going to happen.

So after reading some glowing reviews on these AmazonBasics Headphones I decided to give them a try.

She absolutely loves them, they sound terrific, and they even look and feel like Beats. A great purchase that saved me a TON of money.

Price: $12.74

13. Qiufeng Q18 Bluetooth SmartWatch w/ Camera

Qiufeng Dz09 Bluetooth Smart Watch

A smartwatch for under $20? Some tech gifts don’t have to break the bank.

While it might sound like a joke, this smartwatch from Quifeng actually gets some solid reviews.

It’ll sync with both Android and iPhone and even comes equipped with a built-in camera, audio player, and a alarm clock to name a few cool features.

Price: $19.99


14. Sony Over-Ear Extra Bass Portable Headphones

Sony Headphones with Adjustable Headband and Swivel Earcups

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.

Price: $18

See Also: 20 Cool Gadgets for Men Under $40 (Both Tech and Garage Friendly)

15. Anker PowerCore 10000

Anker PowerCore

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.

Price: $31.99


16. Belkin 3-Outlet SurgePlus Mini Travel

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.

Price: $17.63

17. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

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.

Price: $15.47

See Also: The 14 Coolest Things to Buy On Amazon for Under $10


18. iRing Grip/Stand Holder

iRing Grip/Stand Holder

Not only will the iRing 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 iRing Micro Hook mount also allows for safe mounting to any flat surface including cars, homes and office.

Price: $12

19. SoundBot Water Resistant Bluetooth 3.0 Shower Speaker

Water Proof SoundBot 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.

Price: $14

20. Crock-Pot 7-Quart Slow Cooker

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.)

Price: $29


21. VonShef Magical Defrosting Tray

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.

Price: $18

22. AmazonBasics AA Alkaline Batteries (48-Pack)

AmazonBasics AA Alkaline Batteries

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.

Price: $14


23. US Jaclean Felicity 5-In-1 Vibrating Massage System

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.

Price: $18.59

24. Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud

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.

Price: $8

25. Foreverrise Solar Charger for Mobile Devices

Foreverrise Solar Charger

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 4 LED flashlight making it a must have for hiking, camping, or emergencies.

Price: $16


26. SanDisk Ultra 64GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive

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.

Price: $22

27. Cards Against Humanity

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.

Price: $25


28. YOSH Universal Waterproof Case

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.

Price: $7.99

29. DYMO LabelManager 160 Handheld Label Maker

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.

Price: $20


30. TechMatte MagGrip Magnetic Car Mount

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.

Price: $9.99

31. Norpro Decorative Cup Warmer

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”.

Price: $15


32. ThinkGeek Canned Unicorn Meat

ThinkGeek Canned Unicorn Meat

I just couldn’t leave unicorn meat off my list. This would make for a fun gag gift. What’s inside? Well, lets just say you can’t eat it.

The bottom of the tin is easily removable to gain access to the mini dead unicorn inside. (No can opener needed)

Price: $18

33. SUCK UK Original Bottle Light

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.

Price: $10


34. Nostalgia Retro Series Pop-Up Hot Dog Toaster

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.

Price: $20

35. Datexx The Miracle Cube Timer

Datexx The Miracle Cube Time

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.

Price: $19


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

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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.


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Ian Kilty
Ian Kilty

This is a great website, I think I’ll buy the solar panel. Thanks.

Suzanne T Gatton
Suzanne T Gatton

the bug zapper is a great gift idea!!
rabbit cork screw is also a super gift


Very helpful! Thank you for all the research you did!!


Got a Amazon Gift Card for Christmas and had no idea what I should purchase, until I read this.. I ordered a crackpot with I needed and wanted for a bit and the solar charger pack for my husband which I’m sure he will be thrilled over.. Thanks for the great ideas


The Tubshroom is fantastic.


You forgot the title was gifts under $25. 😮


Keep in mind that you can buy these great items but Amazon is the worst company that I have ever dealt with when it comes to delivery.. Last year I did the trial Prime. I really needed the items ASAP. Forget 2 days; it was more like 2 weeks. I contacted Amazon numerous times and did not get any help or resolution. Of course I didn’t renew Prime. I try not to buy from Amazon but my granddaughters have wish lists on the site. Last night I was finally able to figure out what to buy my oldest granddaughter and needed to have the gifts delivered today since her sister’s gift was delivered at the beginning of the month. I paid an extra $12.97 for it to be delivered today. Sure enough it didn’t show up. I contacted Amazon and they think that it will be there tomorrow. When I looked up the status it merely says “shipped.” They won’t refund the $12.97. Instead they give you a promo code that doesn’t show up on your account; it will just subtract off of your next order in case I am dumb enough to buy from them again. Amazon is not reliable and they do not practice good business procedures. Bottom line they are unethical.


I must agree. Amazon is like a really big house full of polished terds. Always always late with my deliveries and quality is non existent with these guys. Idk how the rest of the world is ok with this.