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    Updated on Aug 9, 2020. Posted on Aug 7, 2020

    31 Useful Things From Target You'll Probably Feel Extremely Smart For Owning

    From weighted blankets and automatic wine openers to label makers and top-of-the-line vacuums, here you'll find all the gadgets and goodies just waiting to bring the best out in your home.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A DYMO label maker to keep all your boxes, bins, and drawers organized. The handheld machine has two-line printing, five font sizes, seven print styles, and eight box styles, so you can switch up your labeling system based on the room in your home.


    Promising review: "It was a bit difficult to set up, but it worked amazingly afterward." –Target reviewer

    Price: $17.89

    2. A Casper pillow that's so cozy you may never wake up with neck pain again. The soft and supportive silhouette is a Target shopper fave — and for good reason! It's fluffy, machine-washable, and comes with a 100-night trial, so you can return it if you find it's not quite up to snuff.


    Promising review: "This is my favorite pillow. I’m a side sleeper and struggle to find a pillow that supports my neck/head, without being too firm. Well, I found it. I’ve been using it for a few years now, and I love it! No more neck pain." –Target reviewer

    Price: $65+ (available in two sizes)

    3. A set of leak-proof Rubbermaid food storage containers so your leftovers will stay fresh for longer. The set includes one large container, two medium containers, and two small containers — all of which are clear and stackable so they save space in the fridge while allowing you to see what's in them.

    The set of five storage containers with food in them

    Promising review: "These are a must-have. Before this my food was easily wasted, leftovers would be in the back of the fridge. This is a game-changer. Keeps the fridge organized and food easily accessible. We have less food wasted now." –Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    4. A set of three OXO canisters to keep dry foods organized in an aesthetically pleasing way. The air-tight design ensures your food stays fresh while the clear silhouette lets you keep tabs on what's in stock.

    The set of three canisters with noodles, flour, and beans in them

    Promising review: "I just purchased this the other day. I really love the way they look in my pantry — they keep everything looking so clean and organized. I'm definitely planning to purchase another set." –Target reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    5. A space-saving Calphalon cookware set that will help make the most of your home's kitchen space. The nonstick set includes an 8-inch fry pan, 2.5-quart saucepan with cover, 3-quart sauté pan with cover, 10-inch fry pan, 4-quart chef's pan, and a 5-quart Dutch oven with cover.

    the stackable cookware set

    Promising review: "This cookware is amazing and I’ve been cooking for more years than I’d like to admit." –Target reviewer

    Price: $249.99

    6. A two-tier organizer to keep your counter top or beneath your sink tidy. The sturdy design is especially great for storing makeup, nail polish, and hair products, though it could be just as beneficial for organizing spices in your pantry. Up to you!

    The white and silver two-tier organizer

    Promising review: "Glad to find this two-tier organizer for my mini bathroom space. It fit perfectly on the side against the wall. I'm able to slide the drawers in and out easily (of course, you need to be gentle). I have no complaints from the past two weeks of using it." –Target reviewer

    Price: $18.99

    7. An Amazon Fire TV Stick with an Alexa voice remote that lets you not only stream your favorite movies and TV shows but music, weather, and more. You can even use it to dim your lights and control other smart appliances around your home!

    the fire tv stick

    Promising review: "I love it! I'm enjoying Disney+. I loved Hamilton. I like using Alexa to order up a selection instead of searching for it. And I even enjoy the screen savers!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    8. An OXO stainless-steel splatter screen so you don't have to duck for cover every time you cook bacon or other greasy foods. It measures just over 13 inches and can fit over top just about any pan in your cupboard.

    The splatter screen

    Promising review: "Great design. It fits several size pans and keeps the grease from splattering all over so much better than my old one. I was worried at first that the material and holes on the top would not allow the moisture through. I found out that was not a problem. I like the fact that the handle is sturdy and comfortable AND it folds to allow it to fit more easily for storage." –Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    9. A rolling under-bed box to make the most of your space. This sturdy container comes with a snap-on lid and is the perfect width for under full and queen-sized beds — of course, you can fit even more under a king.

    The rolling box under a bed

    Promising review: "This is a nice storage bin. I'm using it to store my daughter’s toys and I really like the size. We can fit a lot of her toys and stuffed animals in it. It's easy to slide under the bed and out when needed." –Target reviewer

    Price: $16.99

    10. A nonstick Calphalon grill pan that lets you barbecue your favorite foods — even if you don't have an outdoor grill to do so. The pan measures 12 inches across and is large enough to grill a few steaks, loads of veggies, or half a dozen hot dogs at a time.

    The grill pan being used to cook kabobs

    Promising review: "Excellent value, easy to clean. Used it for both bacon and fish filets already. I should have bought one long ago." –Target reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    11. An OXO wine preserver to ensure no drop of wine goes bad between pours. The vacuum-sealed device comes with two stoppers and is easy to use.

    the wine preserver

    Promising review: "It works as it should. The wine tasted the same even a week after opening." –Target reviewer

    Price: $16.99

    12. An Amazon Echo Show 8 that will quite literally change your life in your home. Not only can you blast your favorite music on it, you can also stream your favorite shows and news, control smart lights and devices around your home, check the weather, call family and friends, and more. What's more, when not in use you can set it to be a clock or digital picture frame. In other words, you'll dig it.

    The Amazon echo show is a standing screen with a white frame

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this product! It can do so many things even change the channels on my TV, turn light and so much more!!!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $129.99

    13. A super-extender Swiffer duster for cleaning hard-to-reach corners, ceiling fan blades, and more. The fluffy design expertly picks up dust to leave surfaces impeccably clean.


    Promising review: "It does what it is supposed to do! The extended pole helps cleaning in high places a breeze!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $11.99

    14. An OXO nine-cup coffee maker that keeps your cuppa toasty as can be until you're ready to sip it. It features a microprocessor-controlled brew cycle that mimics the flavor profile of a pour-over method, making it one of the best cups of coffee you'll taste in a while — for a fraction of the price over time.

    The coffee maker

    This coffee pot features a rainmaker shower head that evenly coats the grounds for the evenest flavor profile. Seriously, after just one sip you'll question why you've spent so much money on individual cups of coffee when you could be making this delicious perfection from the comfort of your own home.

    Price: $149.99 (originally $199.99)

    15. An ornate rug for indoor and outdoor use. The woven rug looks much more expensive than it is, and can conveniently be moved wherever you need it without fear of how it will ware.

    the red and cream ornate rug

    Just be sure to let it air out, as some of the reviews mention an iffy smell due to it being made with polypropylene.

    Promising review: "I love this rug! It’s beautiful and durable! And you can’t beat the price! I’m buying another! Target does it again!" –Target

    Price: $14.99+ (available in six sizes and two colors)

    16. A Dyson hot and cool air purifier that not only heats and cools the room as you please but keeps the air quality top-notch, too. While it's admittedly pricy, the high-tech design will be a source of comfort in your home year-round which, in my book, makes it well worth it.

    The air purifier

    Promising review: "We love it. It's powerful but quiet. Easy to use. I'd highly recommend it." –Target reviewer

    Price: $499.99

    17. A set of Wi-Fi-connected smart plugs to streamline the way you turn things on and off. And, since they pair to an app on your phone, you can even shut them off from afar, so you'll never have to loop back to check if you remembered to turn off the lights again.

    The smart plug being controlled by a model using their phone

    Promising review: "Great product! I purchased two sets of two and love them. I use them to turn all my Christmas decorations on and off from my bed! Also, they are good for parent control on too many video games. Once you turn them off from your phone they can’t be turned back on at the site." –Target reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    18. An Oster wine opener that will turn your home kitchen into a restaurant-quality bar. The easy-to-use device effortlessly removes corks so you can enjoy your favorite vino without the hassle of cranking a traditional corkscrew opener.

    The electric wine opener

    Promising review: "So far works wonderfully! Hasn’t had a problem with any bottles as of yet." –Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    19. A set of reusable Ball jar lids to turn the trusty glass containers into overnight oat storage containers, air-tight dry storage, vessels for random knick-knacks around your home, and more. You could even use them to organize Leggos in a fun way. The possibilities are endless.

    Ball jars with the black lids on them

    Promising review: "I have been reusing jars for containers with their OG lids and they always get rusty or leak. These are amazing! They don't hold odors, work really well in the dishwasher and true to their name they don't leak! I've ordered several times. Highly recommend. They fit almost all jars." –Target reviewer

    Price: $3.89

    20. A four-pack of smart light bulbs that let you control the color and brightness around your home, all from the convenience of an app on your phone. They're 60-watt bulbs and compatible with most all lamps.


    Promising review: "They're expensive for what they are, but I’m really happy. They're easy to use. I was able to merge all my lighting into one. I really like them. The response time is instant which I love and the color range is great. I wish you could say 'Alexa, kitchen blue,' then 'Alexa, kitchen NORMAL,' but there is no default 'normal' color. It’s white, bright white, natural white, etc. I wish I could pick a default white and use voice command instead of going in the app and setting it to normal (my preferred white), but they're great and I still would recommend." –Target reviewer

    Price: $199.99

    21. A leak-proof kid's water bottle to keep your little one hydrated while protecting your furniture and floors from any potential spills. The air-tight, silicone-seal design is dishwasher safe and cute as can be — it will quickly become a parent and child fave.

    The kids water bottle in blue and green with dinosaurs on it

    As someone with rambunctious nephews, these bottles have come ins seriously handy. Now I never have to worry about my little crazies spilling juice on my velvet couch or staining my white carpets. Who knew bottles could be such a relief!

    Price: $8.99 (originally $9.99)

    22. A Casper mattress that's kinda pricey but, for the quality, is simply unmatched. The best-selling design features ample support, comfortable cushion, and top-notch cooling technology to make your rest as restorative as possible.

    Model laying on the mattress

    This mattress is designed with three areas of support to ergonomically align your spine to improve your sleep — and posture.

    Price: $1,095 for a queen size (available in four sizes)

    23. A Swiffer Wet Jet to keep hardwood and tile floors clean. The streamlined design lets you mop the floor without having to tote around a bucket of dirty water in the process. What more could you want?

    The swiffer being used to clean muddy footprints

    Promising review: "This is very easy to use and convenient for quickly cleaning the floors." –Target reviewer

    Price: $22.99

    24. A Dyson V11 Animal vacuum that will be a godsend for literally anyone. Have pets? It can suck up even the coarsest cat or dog hair. Have hardwood floors? It automatically adjusts to whatever flooring it vacuums over. Hate tangled vacuum cords? It's cordless. Prefer a handheld vacuum? You can take off the hose to use it as such. In other words: It's an iconic, must-have cleaning tool that you'll love and be thankful to have in your home.

    Dyson being used to vacuum up a mess on a carpet

    Promising review: "MIND. BLOWN. I'm a huge fan of Dyson hair products. Why did I not splurge and try this sooner? Everyone neeeeds this. I don’t have any animals but purchased it for the dust with a crawling infant! I wish I put this on my baby registry! I suggest everyone try it. The amount of dust it picked up from my carpets was insane. Dyson products are expensive but you pay for the power and the aesthetic. It's the king of all vacuums." –Target reviewer

    Price: $599.99

    25. A Simplehuman shower caddy to keep your shampoo, conditioner, and bath products organized without ever falling. And, since it's made with anodized aluminum, it will never, ever rust.

    The steel shower caddy with two shelves and a soap dish

    Promising review: "Great price for a Simplehuman item! I love this brand, their quality is worth the price." –Target reviewer

    Price: $49.99

    26. An entryway coat rack and bench combo so you have somewhere to hang your coat, store your shoes, and put your bag as soon as you walk in the door. And, since it has a top shelf above the coat hooks, you can spruce it up with house plants or other decor.

    The wood and bronze rack and bench combo

    Promising review: "I bought this on sale. The delivery was quick. The assembly was fairly simple. It seems sturdy and it looks great. It's perfect for the space next to our entry from the garage." –Target reviewer

    Price: $224.99 (originally $249.99)

    27. Blue blackout curtain panels to block out the light so you can sleep to your heart's desire. The panels are sold individually, so just keep that in mind when purchasing.

    The blue curtains on a window

    Promising review: "I love these curtains... I have them in all my rooms." –Target reviewer

    Price: $24.99+ (available in four sizes and six colors)

    28. A versatile desk lamp so you can brighten up your space while organizing it. The conical lamp has two deep compartments to store pens, pencils, scissors, and the like, as well as three slots perfect for storing business cards, sticky notes, and your phone.


    Promising review: "I really like this lamp — it's a good price, attractive, and has built-in pencil cups and storage for office supplies. Also, I love being able to charge my laptop and phone right on the lamp using the outlets." –Target reviewer

    Price: $20 (available in five colors)

    29. A weighted blanket to keep you cozy and grounded in bed or on the couch. Weighted blankets can help reduce stress and anxiety and this 18-pound blanket is a great stepping stone into the wellness trend.

    Model using the weighted blanket in ivory

    Promising review: "I've had no issues with leaking. The blanket has soft fabric and has given me a good night's sleep! My Apple Watch tracks my sleep quality and I went from an average of 50-60% to 70-80% by using this blanket!" –Target reviewer

    Price: $69.99 (available in two colors)

    30. An Instant Pot for simple meal prep any day of the week. The best-selling pressure cooker speeds up cooking time and makes creating chef-worthy meals easier than ever.

    The Instant Pot

    Promising review: "For years, I had (and loved) a stove top pressure cooker and relied on it regularly to make a wide variety of meals. When Instant Pot came on the scene, I initially resisted, as I felt committed to my trusty stove top version, but as I got busier and had less time to tend to cooking on the stove, the IP's ease became very enticing. I picked one up when Target was having a sale and haven't looked back since! Now it's my most used kitchen appliance and gets put to work almost every day, making everything from perfect hard-boiled (actually steamed) eggs to veggies to giant batches of soups and chili to perfectly cooked meats." –Target reviewer

    Price: $79.99 (originally $99.99)

    31. An iRobot Wi-Fi-connected Roomba vacuum that will take the hassle out of cleaning your home. Too tired to push a vacuum around? The cordless, self-operated device moves quietly around your home to vacuum whenever you schedule it to.

    The roomba vacuum being used on both carpet and hardwood floor

    Promising review: "I received my first Roomba as a gift for Christmas. I have three floors in my house. I loved the first one so much that I ordered one for my third floor! I highly recommend the Roomba." –Target reviewer

    Price: $279.99

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