The 37 Coolest Things to Buy on Amazon for Under $25

Updated March 29, 2024 by Kyle James

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 thousands of cool products looking for the best of the best, both in terms of usability and positive reviews. My list includes some WAY cool tech products, some clever gadgets, and some useful 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. Moscow Mule Handcrafted Copper Mugs – Set of 2

If you’ve never had a Moscow Mule you’re missing out on a really refreshing drink.

This Moscow Mule Copper set would make for a great gift and would be a really cool addition to any at-home bar setup.

Not only does the set come with two 16 oz. mugs but also two copper straws, a copper shot glass, and even a copper stirrer.

It’s handcrafted by “The Copper Bar” and they even give you 365 days to try it out and offer a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied.

Price: $23.89

2. Motion Activated Toilet Night Light

BESTEK Vertical Cube Power Strip with USB

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.

Price: $7.49

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3. YETI Drink (Beer) Koozie

Yeti beer cozy

I was a bit skeptical when my brother-in-law handed me a beer inside this YETI 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 11 other colors like graphite gray, turquoise, olive green, and watermelon pink.

Price: $25.00

4. ONXE USB LED Clock Fan with Real Time Display

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.

Price: $14.99

5. 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: $9.99

6. Kids Smartwatch for iOS & 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 PlayZoom is perfect for a child that you need to stay in contact with.

It’ll sync with both Android and iPhone and even comes equipped with 2-way calling, HD voice chat, remote camera monitoring, math games, and flashlight.

They also have a boys version for about the same price.

Price: $19.99

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7. Amazon Dot (5th Gen) Smart Speaker

Amazon has upped the ante with the cool little Echo Dot 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.

Price: $22.99


8. Oontz (3rd Generation) Bluetooth Speaker


OontZ 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 and has a 100 ft. wireless range.

It also comes with a built-in microphone for hands free calling. All for under $30…it’s no wonder it has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 89,000 customer reviews.

Price: $29.99

9. EnergyQC Compact 5000mAh Charger

Portable charger

Portable chargers for your smartphone don’t have to be ugly.

This cool charger from EnergyQC will not only fully charge your iPhone quickly, but it looks WAY sleek and comes in black and white.

It’s also small enough to easily fit in your pocket or purse. Plus, it gets great reviews on Amazon with over 1,300 folks chiming in and it averages 4.5 stars.

Price: $16.99

10. 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: $16.99

11. 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.

Over the years, all of my kids have gotten this great little charger from Santa.

Price: $25.99

12. 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: $16.29

13. SoundBot Water Resistant Bluetooth 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: $14.98

14. Crockpot Electric Lunch Box – 20 Oz, Grey/Lime

You’ll never have a cold lunch again with this very cool electric lunch box from Crock-Pot.

The 20 ounce capacity is the perfect size for lunch or even for dips.

Great for teachers who can’t leave their classroom at lunch, or those who simply always want warm leftovers for lunch.

Price: $29.99

15. Magical Defrosting Tray

VonShef Magical Defrosting Tray

Looks kinda gimmicky, but the Evelots 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: $18.99

16. AmazonBasics AA Alkaline Batteries (100-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 100-pack from Amazon for under $30?

The reviews are stellar with an average of 4.5 stars on over 155,000 reviews. They flat-out last a long time.

Price: $27.99

17. USAGA Head Scratcher, 20 Finger Scalp Massager (2-Pack)

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 5 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: $10.99

18. Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud

Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud

We 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: $13.66

19. Solar Charger for Mobile Devices (20000mAh)

This solar charger from Rasbes will easily charge your iPhone or Android device.

All you need to make it happen is some sunlight. It even has a handy compass on the back.

It also has a bright 2 LED flashlight making it a MUST have for hiking, camping, or emergencies.

It has a 1,000+ recharge lifecycle that should make it a handy tool for years to come.

Price: $23.99

20. 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 $15? Crazy.

It transfers files quickly too, 130MB/s to be exact. It also comes with a 5-year limited warranty.

Price: $9.25

21. 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: $29

22. 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 12,000 Amazon reviews and gets 4.5 stars on average. Why? It flat out works and won’t break the bank.

Price: $7.99

23. 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.

Sorry, this one use to $25, inflation got me…

Price: $42.49

24. 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. I have this in my truck and absolutely love it, especially when using Apple Maps.

Price: $9.99

25. Mr. Coffee Cup Warmer

My wife bought me this last Christmas and I’m using it in my office as I type this.

Nothing worse than a sip of cold coffee…unless it’s mid-summer perhaps.

This one by Mr. CoffeeNrPro has over 38,000 reviews on Amazon and get an average of 4.5 stars per review.

This would make for a great gift for the person who “has everything”.

Price: $15.70

26. BESTEK Vertical Cube Power Strip with USB

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 4 SUPER fast charging USB ports.

Price: $18.99

27. Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

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.

Price (Red): $24.99

28. Nostalgia Coca-Cola 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 a drip tray for easy cleanup.

Price: $24.54

29. 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: $19.98

30. 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: $19.00

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

SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC

A 32GB SDHC memory card for less than $10? 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: $8.99

32. KeylessOption Keyless Entry Remote Control Fob (2-pack)

Keyless 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: $24.95

33. 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 75,000 reviews on Amazon and averages 4.5 stars out of 5. Hard to go wrong.

Price: $16.49

34. Sharp Atomic Desktop Clock

Sharp Atomic Clock

This WAY cool Sharp Atomic Desktop Clock, priced at under $20, is the last one you’ll ever need.

You’ll NEVER have to set the time as it has a built-in receiver that “automatically synchronizes itself with the WWVB radio broadcast by the US Government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Fort Collins, Colorado.”

You can easily wall mount it or place it on a counter or desktop and enjoy the sleek design.

Price: $20.97

35. Phone Ring Grip/Stand Holder by eSamcore

iRing Grip/Stand Holder

Not only will this Phone Ring from eSamcore 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.

Price: $13.99

36. AT&T DECT 6.0 Phone with Caller ID/Call Waiting

AT&T DECT 6.0 Phone with Caller ID/Call Waiting

A cordless phone with caller ID for less than $25? Yes, please.

This AT&T cordless phone comes in below $25 and is one of the better tech gifts on Amazon.

Some of the popular features include Caller ID/call waiting, backlit keypad and display, 50 name and number phone book, and a voicemail waiting indicator.

Price: $24.95

37. Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Mini Speaker

Okay I realize this Mini Bluetooth 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 TINY speaker is awesome. It will fill an entire room with strong sound and bass.

At this price, you can afford to buy a couple of them for home and office.

Price: $24.99

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 with new content.


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Ian Kilty

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

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.


Okay Karen <3

Shari Dodd

Sometimes I order at 10 am and delivery will be same day….like 6 pm. Can’t get much better.

Robin Fisher

Me too! It must be an area thing.


Okay little Karen <3




Please update your website. You linked this article in your most recent newsletter and the information is so old that it is out dated and irrelevant. You could at least make an attempt to provide your readers with updated information rather than pushing ads and affiliate links.


I myself, thought your article to be rather great. Don’t pay any mind to the ones who troll around just looking to spread their dreadful, miserable attitudes and negativity to anyone who will listen. Keep doing what you do, and know that you have people enjoying your articles and actually do find them very helpful. I literally just purchased the shower bluetooth speaker and the fan/clock duo based on your article so again thank you. Happy holidays to you and your family.


Kyle, I read your article today and have added four (4) gifts from it (Christmas gifts). I never miss reading anything you send because I always save money. I must tell you, there are people on the internet that live to cause drama and to hear themselves “talk”. Believe me, these people are issue ridden and probably have zero friends. You’re a life saver and I applaud all the hard work and dedication you display on here. Happy Holidays to you and your’s.


P.S., Kyle, I don’t care what year these items were first posted; all I care about is that they saved me money today.
Again, Happy Holidays to you and your’s


This helps a lot since I don’t know what to buy on Amazon. I’ll think I’ll buy the cup warmer