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6 Weird Things You Can Really Buy at Lowe’s

You're headed to the home improvement store to check pricing on tile and new flooring, but while you're there, you may be surprised to find some, uh, interesting items. Here are weird things to buy at Lowe's.

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6 Weird Things You Didn't KnowVIA MERCHANT

If you’ve ever shopped at Lowe’s, you know about the solid deals on home improvement, hobby and craft items. But did you also know there are plenty of weird things to buy at Lowe’s, too? Between all the standard items you’d expect to find on shelves, like the best electric stoves, woodworking tools for beginners and professionals, light bulbs, snow removal tools and lawn mowers, there are a lot of quirky products that will make your home a more fun place to live.

As you roam the aisles to price tile, appliances, hardware, tools and building materials—or to find that unique Lowe’s gift for your favorite DIYer—keep an eye out for the most unusual, slightly strange and even weird things to buy at Lowe’s.

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Design House Animal Garden Statuevia merchant

Best for Gnome Haters

Design House Animal Garden Statue

For homeowners who appreciate a little dark humor, here’s another entry on our list of weird things to buy at Lowe’s. This 24-inch lawn ornament depicts a cute bear following the “wipe your paws” sign—only to find a squished garden gnome on the bottom of his paw. (Oh no!) The tongue-in-cheek figurine is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.


  • Prominent at 2 feet tall
  • Hand-painted and made of resin
  • For commercial or residential display


  • Isn’t fade-resistant

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Kohler Sunrise Gold Dual Flush Toiletvia merchant

Best for Futuristic Bathroom Trips

Kohler Sunrise Gold Dual Flush Toilet

The king or queen of their castle needs a suitable throne, and this one is certainly eye-catching. The Kohler toilet is white with a “sunrise gold” ban (which looks like a rose gold color). It looks just as luxurious as a toilet can get—and with all the high-tech features. The elongated bowl sits at a comfortable height for most adults, has a dual flush, misting feature, self-cleaning function with a UV light and warm air system to dry you off. Now if only this toilet would also do our taxes, we would truly be set for life.


  • Has a unique rose gold design
  • Bowl automatically mists before use for effective rinsing
  • Has front and back wash modes with warm water for cleansing
  • Features a warm air-drying system


  • Expensive

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Funky Flames Natural Flame Colorantvia merchant

Best for Fire Pit Enthusiasts

Funky Flames Natural Flame Colorant

Build a fire that’s way more—ahem—“flame-buoyant.” The fire colorant is a fun addition to family campouts, bonfires with friends, backyard fire pits or indoor fireplaces. One of the more unexpected weird things to buy at Lowe’s, Funky Flames colorants turn an ordinary firewood blaze into a trippy kaleidoscope of blues, greens and purples.


  • Easy to use by just tossing it in
  • Very affordable
  • Lightweight and convenient to pack


  • Color only lasts about 30 minutes

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Design Toscano Resin Dinosaur Wall Sculpturevia merchant

Best for Prehistoric Fans

Design Toscano Resin Dinosaur Wall Sculpture

Some people mount deer heads on their walls, others prefer something a bit more… prehistoric. Design Toscano created a Jurassic-approved piece that measures in at 14.5 inches tall and weighs 4 pounds. The Tyrannosaurus rex (or T. rex) acts as a wall trophy. The wild item is hand-painted and features real crushed stone to make it look like the dinosaur is coming out of the frame. All you need to do now is find a worthy place in your home to hang it up.


  • Features intricate hand-painted details
  • Comes in one piece and is easy to hang up
  • Made with quality resin and real stone


  • On the expensive side

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Synlawn Golf Putting Greenvia merchant

Best for Golfers Who Need Practice

SynLawn Golf Putting Green

Hone your putting prowess or work on your chip game while saving money on golf club fees. This indoor/outdoor putting green is portable and be set up on any flat surface, including in the backyard or in the middle of your living room. Made of durable fibers with a non-skid, durable backing, the artificial grass mat stands up to wear and tear, is stain-resistant and won’t fade.


  • Includes three flags and three cups
  • Consistent surface for predictable ball roll
  • Made in the USA


  • Doesn’t include golf balls or club

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Raider Raider Rx1 Adult Mx Helmetvia merchant

Best for Adrenaline Seekers

Raider Raider RX1 Adult MX Helmet

Even if you’re the nicest person in the neighborhood, it’s fun to feel like the ultimate villain when riding a motocross bike, dirt bike or snowmobile. This lightweight, matte-black thermoplastic helmet looks like something straight out of a dystopian sci-fi movie, and can be used for cosplay—or, you know, actually keeping your head protected. This cool helmet is DOT-certified for safety, and features an integrated intake and exhaust venting system that provides fresh air during long-distance rides. (Or Comic Cons!) It’s also super comfy, thanks to its pillow-soft, removable and washable liner.


  • DOT-certified for safety
  • Available in four sizes with fully adjustable front visor
  • Matte-black with high-glass graphics


  • Doesn’t include a shield

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How We Found the Weirdest Things to Buy at Lowe’s

As shopping experts, our only job is to help you find a winning product. We start with the research and reporting basics—what products are made of, what they look like and how much they cost—to ensure that we’re only recommending the buys that are worth your time and money. Then, we research the features that speak to the product’s quality, taking advice from industry insiders and subject matter experts on what makes a product a smart value (or worthy of a splurge). Finally, we do the work of combing through user reviews to see how real people interact with the product, and if it stands up to the test.


What is Lowe’s return policy?

If you’re not completely satisfied with your Lowe’s purchase, simply return the merchandise with valid proof of purchase within 90 days to any Lowe’s store in the U.S. Purchases will be exchanged, refunded in cash, credited to your account or refunded via in-store credit based on the original method of payment.

Does Lowe’s have a rewards program?

Lowes’s MVPs Pro Rewards and Partnership Program is a loyalty program focused on its professional customers. Benefits include:

  • Earning Lowe’s e-gift cards once annual qualifying spend reaches $2,500
  • Exclusive offers
  • Chances to win all-pro prizes
  • Earn bonus points to redeem additional rewards

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.
Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a culture and lifestyle writer, reviews expert and DIYer covering everything from pests to pool cabanas to painting. For over a decade, Toni was the owner of a successful faux finishing, mural and children’s furniture business before moving to a career in writing. Her work has appeared in The Telegraph, Fodor’s, Italy Magazine, DK Eyewitness travel guides and others. She lives in a medieval hill town in Italy where her bicycle “Raoul” serves as her primary mode of transportation.