10 Things You Never Knew You Could Buy From Taobao

We love our readers, but shopping for fashion and home items gets a little boring sometimes (not another marble table…nuuuu).

Going off the beaten track a little, here are a couple of interesting things we picked up along the way while exploring the weird and wonderful world of Taobao.

Some are kinda cool (if you’re into that kinda thing), some are quirky and some are just downright strange. There’s something for everyone. Jump in!

1. Seaweed emoticon cutters. Because you’re the kind of person who likes looking your food in the eye before you eat it.
1-1
RMB 7.50 = SGD 1.55
Shop: 萌宝美食模具坊 / Meng Bao Mei Shi Mu Ju Fang
Rating: 2 Blue Crowns
Product 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

2. This meat skewer “maker” for seriously OCD meat eaters who love barbecues. Confession: ok, so we may or may not have been craving Hai Di Lao while writing this.

2-12-2 RMB 199 = SGD 41
Shop: 魔盒穿串神器 / Mo He Chuan Chuan Shen Qi
Rating: 4 Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Product 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

 3. These commodity themed cushions that we assume would only appeal to economists.
3-13-2
RMB 24 – 46 = SGD 5 – 10
Shop: 么么兔玩具旗舰店 / Me Me Tu Wan Ju Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Product 4.7
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.6

4. Love Chinese dumplings but just can’t figure out how to make them? These dumpling moulds will do the trick. (You can probably use them to make curry puffs too.)
4-24-1
RMB 6.8 = SGD 1.50

Shop: 天籁兴启点 / Tian Lai Xing Qi Dian
Rating: 1 Blue Crown, Gold Medal Seller
Product 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

5. Since it looks like you’re not going to win the battle with your personal devices anytime soon, this phone and tablet stand allows you to use your devices anywhere. Now you can ignore your loved ones even within the comfort of your home. Black Mirror binge, anyone?
5-25-3
Price: RMB48 – 58 = SGD 10 – 12
Shop: 第一卫胡同专卖店 / Di Yi Wei Hu Tong Zhuan Mai Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Product 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

6. This attachable laser light for bikes that allows you project images on the ground to keep pedestrians and drivers at bay. Or frustrate your cat. Either way, if someone still manages to bump into you, you’re probably justified to say “Eh, pa-jiao ah?”
6-26-1
RMB 198 = SGD 41
Shop: 安捷运动户外专营店 / An Jie Yun Dong Hu Wai Zhuan Ying Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Product 4.8
Service: 4.7
Delivery: 4.7

7. This extravagant picnic set that’s made up of 1 basket, 1 picnic mat, 2 sets of cutleries, 2 spice bottles, 2 plates, 2 wine glasses and a wine opener – cus’ you fanceh like dat.
7-17-2
RMB 231 = SGD 48
Shop: 龙窝家居旗舰店 / Long Wo Jia Ju Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Product 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.7

8. An adorable robot that acts like your personal assistant. You can make it report the news, play music, read e-books and set alarms among other things. This little guy communicates in Chinese only, so it’s great if you’re trying to pick up the language.
8-2
RMB 999 = SGD 207
Shop: 狗尾草旗舰店 / Gou Wei Cao Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Product 4.8
Service: 4.8
Delivery: 4.8

9. This potty training device for kids. Apparently, it’ll make potty time a lot easier.
9-1
RMB 98 = SGD 20.30
Shop: 优乐购母婴生活馆 / You Le Gou Mu Yin Sheng Huo Guan
Rating: 4 Diamonds, Gold Medal Seller
Product 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.8

10. An abs trainer for lazy people. Yup. No gym involved here.
10-110-2
RMB 1,588 = SGD 328
Shop: sixpad旗舰店 / sixpad Qi Jian Dian
Rating: Under Tmall
Product 4.9
Service: 4.9
Delivery: 4.9

Found anything interesting, cool or just plain bizarre on Taobao? Share it with us on Facebook or Instagram – we might just feature it 😉

XOXO,
Taobao Hacks

Author: Taobao Hacks

The ultimate guide to shopping at Tao Bao! Not everything on Tao Bao has look like it was made in a sweat shop in China. We curate the best of Tao Bao - from fashionable threads that wouldn't look out of place on the streets of Paris and Milan, furniture that looks like it came out of a Kinfolk magazine, tech products that will please even the geekiest techhead and anything else that you could possibly dream of buying. But prettier.

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