In a hurry, on a budget, and shopping for a friend who's hard to please? We've got you covered. Browse these top picks for unique gifts on Amazon, all for under $25.
A feat of human invention and ingenuity in the service of laziness, these spectacles function like a periscope to allow you to watch TV (or read) while lying in bed.
Our modern life is saturated with marvelous machines, so how about a distinctly non-marvelous one: the Useless Box, which automatically turns itself off every time you turn it on.
A walking dad joke if there was ever one.
Protein-packed chips that come in several flavors, are extremely tasty, and just happen to be made out of crickets.
The perfect accessory for your next cemetery cocktail party, make any drink more curious with skull-shaped ice.
Tuck these tiny wind-up butterflies into an old book or a birthday card and watch the recipient's surprise as they suddenly fly away.
A timeless practical joke in the form of a wine glass. Designed by an ancient Greek philosopher, it functions like a normal wine glass but spills everywhere when over-filled by the gluttonous.
Give a classic arcade feel to any rocker-style light switch. No electrical wiring (or quarters) needed.
This magical Southeast Asian flower does some pretty amazing color-changing tricks in cocktails and teas. It turns hot water into shades of blue, or combined with lemon juice, a stunning magenta.
Ulexite remains a surprising visual delight. The mineral is a complex arrangement of sodium, water, and hydroxide, and when an image is placed on one side of the rock, you can watch as the tiny fibers inside “transmit” it to the top.
These pocket-sized packets are all you need to create your own color-changing fire, no magical powers needed. Perfect for whimsical fireplaces that delight children of all ages, or mystical campfires that shock friends.
A masochistic brainteaser for the expert puzzle fan. One thousand tiny pieces that are not only all the same shape, but the same color as well.
Make your place smell smarter with a book-scented candle. Options include “Sherlock’s Study” and “Reading at the Cafe.”
At first glance, gallium looks like any old metal, but drop it into your hand and it will melt into liquid from your body heat alone.
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