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15 Weird Things to Buy on Amazon (That Are Actually Perfect for Travel)

Are you addicted to scrolling through Amazon’s “Interesting Finds“? If so, you might be interested in these weird (but surprisingly useful-for-travel) products I recently came across.

Weird but Useful Things to Buy on Amazon

From a gargle cup to crystalized deodorant, these 15 weird things to buy on Amazon will at the very least intrigue you—and maybe even come in handy the next time you travel.

Plastic Travel Toothbrush Holder Case



Also known as a “gargle cup,” this is one of the weird things to buy on Amazon that’ll save you both packing space and counter space at your hotel. The plastic tube is a sanitary toothbrush and toothpaste holder, and the top pops off to serve as a drinking cup.

Natural Bamboo Charcoal Odor Eliminator


Freshen up your clothes and shoes with this charcoal air freshener and purifier. Bamboo charcoal absorbs and eliminates any and all odors so you don’t have to worry about any dirty laundry stinking up your suitcase on your travels home.

iRing Phone Grip and Mount


This ring attachment for your smartphone is actually pretty useful. It serves as a phone grip and comes with a mount for your car or walls to create a quick and easy stand.

Mini-Selfie Spotlight


Tired of bad lighting ruining your vacation photos? This weird, but easy-to-use selfie light is perfect for nighttime and food photography. Simply clip the device onto your smartphone and let the LED fill-light work its magic.

Anti-Blister Balm


This is one of the weirdest things to buy on Amazon, but the deodorant-like stick works wonders for blisters. If you’re taking a trip that requires a lot of walking, you’ll want to bring along this anti-blister balm.

Mini Cool Mist Humidifier


This compact gadget is ideal if you need a humidifier in your hotel room or vacation rental. Simply screw the device to the top of any standard-sized water bottle and you’re good to go. The best part is that the mini-humidifier is powered by batteries or USB charger.

Microbead Portable Pillow


This weird, brown, flower-shaped pillow is actually a traveler’s best friend. It can be altered into various positions to relieve neck, knee, and back problems. It also comes with a compress and cover for any icing or heating needs.

Crumpled City Map


For overseas travel, avoid hefty data roaming charges with an old-school map. But, this map is not like the others. The waterproof paper can be crumpled up and stored literally anywhere.

Portable Dim Mood Lamp

Portable dim light.

Travel with this mood lamp for atmospheric lighting in your hotel room or vacation rental. The egg-shaped silicone lamp is soft to the touch, so it won’t break in your suitcase and it’s smaller in size than an iPhone 7 Plus. The rechargeable battery will last up to 12 hours and the lamp is tap responsive.

Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush


Take care of your skin on the road with this portable cleansing and exfoliating brush. The device uses sonic cleansing to unclog your pores and get rid of dead skin cells. Its small size makes the strange-looking brush perfect for travel, plus the dual sides also treat signs of aging.   

Thai Crystal Deodorant


You’ll never go back to drugstore deodorant again. This stick-shaped crystal deodorant is formed from natural mineral salts and contains no chemicals, oils, or fragrances. Instead of covering up body odor, it kills smelly bacteria at the source. To use, wet the stone and apply as you would a normal deodorant—it dries immediately and won’t damage clothing. Bonus: You can also you use it on your feet.

Hands-Free Phone Hanger


If your pet peeve is poorly placed outlets (or germy nightstands) in your hotel room, then this phone hanger will give you a proper place for your phone when charging. It also works well to hold your phone when driving and as a desktop stand. Plus, you can hang items like like keys and headphones, too.

Firm Beastie Ball


This oddly-shaped massage ball is great for travel, especially during long flights. Use it for a targeted deep tissue massage on your neck and shoulder or roll it under your foot after long walking days.

Fun-Shaped Contact Lens Case

animal shaped contact lens case.

Make traveling with contacts easier with this funky mini-contact lens kit. The rabbit-shaped container comes with a compact, inner mirror, tweezers, solution vial, and contact lenses case. It may be one of the weirder things to buy on Amazon, but it serves an essential purpose for contact wearers.

Water Bottle with Built-in Pill Box


If you travel with daily medication, then this weird travel tool is for you. With a 23-ounce capacity, the dual pill holder-water bottle will also keep you well hydrated.

Outfits to Buy on Amazon

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