12 Brilliant, Random & Truly Odd Things People Have Ordered on Amazon Prime

amazon prime box"Another package is here." These words, in a text message from my mildly exasperated husband, give my heart an excited little flutter. Even though I know that the package is only a bottle of lotion and a package of ponytail holders that I ordered two days ago, it still feels like getting a present. Maybe not the best present I've ever received, but this is the special, private joy of having an Amazon Prime membership.


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As most probably already know, for an annual fee, Amazon Prime members get free two-day shipping, which means that it becomes dangerously easy to order things on a whim, which can lead to some decidedly random purchases. From Cheez-Its, to batteries, to giant orders of printer paper, to, well, *personal* items -- people shared with us their favorite and most random Amazon orders. Some of them are brilliant -- check out the girl who ordered herself tampons and chocolate, before her period started -- and others are just weird, like the mom who ordered toothbrushes in the mail. But as any Prime member knows, an Amazon membership is worth it for the most unusual and entertaining mail. Click through and see these strange orders that we've rounded up! 

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