Let's be honest. While there are – occasionally – some very good finds on Amazon (opens in new tab), it can feel a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.
And while we did manage to pull out the offers we'd happily have in our own homes – including some stylish lighting (opens in new tab), chic furniture (opens in new tab), home accessories (opens in new tab) and bargain bedding (opens in new tab) – we also came across these fantastically random items in the process.
So, just for fun, here are 13 of the most mind boggling products we've found so far.
1. 'The gift of nothing, for the person that has everything'
What do you give the person who has everything? Nothing.
This cheeky gift offers quite literally that; nothing. Just an empty box that reads:
"Congratulations! You have received the gift of nothing. Absolutely nothing. This is the ultimate in minimalism. Less is more, more is less."
"Open the pack and be enthralled when nothing happens. Allow nothing to flow through your mind and calm your soul," reads the description."
Nothing, £8.62, Amazon (opens in new tab).
2. Perfume that smells of dirt
Know a green-fingered gardener in your life who just loves the smell of the outdoors? They might actually like this avant-garde 'Eau de dirt' perfume (opens in new tab).
Surprisingly, it's received absolutely rave reviews online. One reads:
"I’ve been looking for a perfume that I like and I absolutely love this scent! I am a bit of a plant lady and I’ve the years, have fallen in love with the scent of dirt that comes after watering my plants. So when I found out there was a perfume that smelled like that, I wanted to try it out. I was a bit skeptical but was pleasantly surprised to find that the scent replicated the spell really well!"
Another happy customer wrote:
"If you love the smell of a fresh bag of potting soil, or the smell of working with the earth this is it. It couldn't be more accurately represented. The name should be Earth and not "dirt". It is very grounding to me and relaxing and it reminds me of working in the garden with my father as a child. I love this fragrance. I spray it after a stressful day and it helps me come back to earth literally and relax and fall asleep."
But it turns out that smelling like dirt doesn't come cheap, as the perfume costs £53.67 (opens in new tab).
3. A shower curtain with pockets for your phone
A shower curtain with pockets for your iPhone or iPad, so you can read e-mails and messages in the shower? Touché, Amazon (opens in new tab), not bad.
Shower curtain, £13.99 and free delivery, Amazon (opens in new tab).
4. Lazy glasses for reading horizontally
These high definition periscope glasses (opens in new tab) allow you to read horizontally, or even watch TV while lying down.
One happy customer wrote: "My sore neck says thank you!! These glasses make reading much easier as I can lie on my back look straight up to the ceiling and without crooking my neck to read. Also in a sitting position the book can sit on my lap and I can read without bending my neck over to read. "
Horizontal reading glasses, £7.78 plus free delivery, Amazon (opens in new tab).
5. Sequinned Nicholas Cage cushion
How's this for a decorative cushion? A festively red sequinned cushion that reveals Nicolas Cage's face hidden underneath. I mean... What more could a Nicolas Cage fan ask for?
Nicolas cage cushion, £15.95, Amazon (opens in new tab).
6. Miniature leaf blower
Behold, the world's smallest leaf blower (opens in new tab). Smaller than a hairbrush, the leaf blower is too small to actually blow any leaves. But, the product suggests it can be used as a mini dust blower, to keep your keyboard and computer area dust-free. We're not convinced.
Mini dust blower, £12.93, Amazon (opens in new tab).
7. An empty tin of beans
This £5 tin of Heinz beans (opens in new tab) is completely empty. The point, you ask? It makes a pretty good hiding place for storing valuable items you want to keep hidden.
Empty tin of beans, £5, Amazon (opens in new tab)
8. Handerpants – underpants for your hands
Voila, underpants to wear on your hands. Or as most people would call them: fingerless gloves. The reviews say that they are as soft and comfortable as underwear.
Gloves, £10.28, Amazon (opens in new tab).
9. A dog selfie stick
Behold the selfie stick – for dogs. The attachment can hold a ball, dog toy or treat to help get your pet's attention and capture the perfect photo.
The tennis stand adds a non-slip strip to prevent the tennis ball from falling easily.
Selfie stick pet attachment, £8.99, Amazon (opens in new tab).
10. Bathe & Brew shower coffee maker
Know somebody who needs this coffee maker in the shower (opens in new tab), that can dispense soap while also pouring you coffee?
Just kidding. The deceptive box is actually a prank box, which means that it arrives empty as a gift box to fill with something else. A fun way to gift a scarf, pair of socks or other item – we just hope the receiver isn't too disappointed that the shower coffee maker isn't real.
Gift box, £4.50, Amazon (opens in new tab).
Other prank boxes include an Extreme Chores game for kids (opens in new tab), the crib dribbler (opens in new tab) – a drinks dispenser for inside a cot, and an 18 foot wide blanket (opens in new tab) that promises (on the packaging) to cover 8 people.
11. Hamburger holder
A plastic cup to hold your hamburger, keeping your fingers ketchup and mayo-free.
Or, you know, you could just use a napkin. But believe it or not, this hamburger holder has had rave reviews, with some claiming the product to be life-changing.
Burger holder, £14.94, Amazon (opens in new tab).
12. Unicorn head squirrel feeder
Who doesn't like watching wildlife feeding in their garden? This feeder (opens in new tab) takes it up a notch, as the Unicorn Squirrel Feeder transforms squirrels into magical beasts.
We've rather enjoyed scrolling through the reviews on Amazon which include many pictures of squirrels in people's gardens, all with giant unicorn heads.
Squirrel feeder, £28.70, Amazon (opens in new tab).
13. Burrito blanket
A blanket, designed to look like a burrito? We're not sure, but there's no doubt that it's making us feel a little hungry.
Burrito blanket, £14.89, Amazon (opens in new tab).