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    31 Clever Gadgets From Target That People Swear By

    Handy dandy kitchen gadgets, cleaning tools, and just really useful gizmos you'll use practically every day.

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    1. A cell phone selfie light to illuminate all of your best shots or to give you better lighting during all of those Zoom meetings. We swear it'll really ~brighten~ up your day.


    Promising review: "Great quality selfie light and perfect for WFH and distance learning zooms with three light settings: LED/cool, natural/warm or both! Works on iPhone, iPad and Macbook! My kid and I were sharing one but we liked it so much got a second one so we would have our own!" –valleygirl1987

    Price: $9.99 (available in four colors)

    2. A set of airtight OXO food containers with a pop seal that keeps the container airtight and your food as fresh as possible. Press on the top button once to ensure the airtight seal, and then press again to open it.

    set of five OXO pop airtight food containers

    Promising review: "These keep out the ants. I like the simple usage and design so that I can stack smaller ones on top of taller ones. I like the simple push and no twist design." –karenleafrost

    Price: $49.99 for a set of five

    3. An electric popcorn maker that can cook up to 16 cups of popcorn at a time. It'll take your weekly movie night to a whole new level.

    seafoam green popcorn maker popping fresh popcorn into a clear bowl

    Promising review: "My son and I absolutely love fresh popcorn! We would either make it in a pot or in a microwaveable popcorn popper. This makes a good size batch for us in a short amount of time. The best part is that it’s an air popper that doesn’t require oil. Kicking myself for not getting this sooner but glad I finally got it." –Mcl0ve03

    Price: $19.99 (available in three colors)

    4. A sleek-looking oil diffuser to keep your house smelling great all day long. It'll make you feel like you're living in a luxurious spa.

    oil diffuser with a wooden bottom and white top

    Promising review: "I like how this diffuser holds a lot of water and I really like the intermittent feature. I put it on at dinner time and it still smells nice when I go to the kitchen for breakfast." –Emily

    Price: $27.99

    5. A hot air brush that dries and styles your hair at the same time. It'll give you bouncy, shiny hair in about a quarter of the time it usually takes you to do your hair.

    pink bedhead hot air brush with purple details

    Promising review: "Perfection! I have curly/wavy FRIZZY hair. I usually blow dry my hair straight, then straighten. With this thing, I don’t need to straighten after and I’m left with zero frizz!! This thing is amazing!" –pgh619

    Price: $43.99

    6. A soap-dispensing dish brush for scrubbing all of those burnt bits off your dirty pan. It also comes with a stand to keep it from getting all gross and dirty on the counter.


    Promising review: "Really like this product. I like how you can get new scrubbing heads for it and I really enjoy the stand it comes with. It keeps the brush and your counters clean and organized." –Danielle

    Price: $11.99

    7. A rose quartz facial roller that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keeps puffiness at bay. Try using it after applying your serum or moisturizer to help them absorb better into your skin.

    rose quartz roller from sonia kashuk

    Promising review: "This roller is a wonderful addition to my skincare routine. It provides a great pressured massage (and cooling if placed in the fridge) as you roll it while applying day- and nighttime serums. My daughter (almost 5 years of age) loves helping with it 'to give mommy a mini spa session.' I do not know if there are any true benefits of using the roller, but it makes me feel a bit 'extra' and pampered when I use it." –MelodyM

    Price: $15

    8. A bathtub drain protector designed to prevent hair from going down and clogging the drain. No need to keep your plumber on speed dial anymore!

    bathtub drain protector in the drain with water droplets around it

    Promising review: "Wonderful. Fits the drain perfectly and is indented/curved in the middle a little to allow for better fit (it's not just flat over your drain). The upper gripping is nice too. This looks soooo nice too." –Farz

    Price: $6.99

    9. A food chopper that will give you perfectly chopped vegetables in five seconds flat. It works as a food processor when you're whipping up sauces, salsas, or salad dressings.

    black ninja food chopper on a marble counter top with salsa ingredients in it

    Promising review: "Love this Ninja Chopper!! It is so quick and so powerful. Since my purchase I have chopped onions and baby carrots and I made basil pesto with pine nuts. Everything chopped easily. I'm very pleased so far." –DK

    Price: $19.99

    10. A white noise machine for drowning out ambient noise to help you get a good night's sleep. It's also great for your home office if you live in a loud home and just want to cut out all the distracting noise and work.

    white noise machine placed on a bedside table

    Promising review: "This white noise machine has been great for blocking the noise while our baby sleeps. It does a good job of blocking out the neighbors barking dog, dishes being washed in the kitchen, construction across the street. We appreciate that it's very simple and doesn't play music or any other canned sounds." –CDL

    Price: $49.95 (available in three colors)

    11. A wet and dry electric shaver that'll glide very smoothly over the skin for a pain-free hair removal process.

    pink panasonic resting on a white rolled up towel

    Promising review: "I love this sooo much! I needed a shaver because I always got razor burn. This is the bomb. It cuts the hair with no snags and it keeps my skin smooth. I love how it’s rechargeable." –KR

    Price: $19.99

    12. The all-mighty Ninja air fryer poised to become your favorite kitchen gadget because it can cook practically any food to crispy perfection with very little oil. Get ready to make the best french fries of your life.


    Promising review: "The Ninja air fryer lives up to the hype and then some. The ceramic plate makes this air fryer separate from the competition in a good way - no flaking. I have cooked wings, fries, tots, nachos, you name it and they all come out great. My only regret is not getting one earlier. I will say the food tastes great but if you are cooking for a large group or family gathering allow extra time because at 4 quarts it doesn’t hold a tremendous amount of food, but what it does hold comes out perfect." –Tigerman

    Price: $99.99 (originally $129.99)

    13. A stainless-steel water bottle that'll keep your drinks cold for up to 18 hours. Seriously: ice cubes stay whole in this thing all day long.

    blue stainless steel water bottle with straw

    Promising review: "Let me say I have a collection of various reusable water bottles but this one is my new favorite one! It’s such a great material that won’t dent in if dropped (drink will spill out though) and is so easy to wash. I’ve only used it on cold drinks and it stays cool for many hours which is what I was looking for!" –Size up

    Price: $9.99 (available in two colors)

    14. A Roku streaming stick you can plug into your TV and access all the streaming services you love. If you're looking for an easy-to-use alternative to cable, this is it.

    roku stick and a remote on a white background

    Promising review: "This one comes with the upgraded remote so you can use one to run the TV and Roku, which is great when you are using the Roku to convert your 'dumb' TV to a 'smart' TV. Very easy to set up and navigate. We have three of them in our home. Much cheaper than getting new TVs for all the rooms." –M

    Price: $49.49

    15. A waterproof Bose Bluetooth speaker that's small enough to tote around everywhere but still delivers clear, loud sound. Plus: It lasts for six hours of play on a single charge.

    orange Bose bluetooth speaker sitting on a desk

    Promising review: "I am very satisfied with the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker that I purchased a month ago. The speaker is compact, easy to handle, superior quality and the sound is amazing. Just what I would expect from Bose!" –Isabella

    Price: $99.99

    16. An angled 2-cup measuring cup so you don't have to bring the cup up to eye level or bend down to see how much you've poured in.

    person pouring milk into an angled measuring cup

    Promising review: "The idea of not having to hold the cup up in front of your face to look at the measurements is a game changer. The measurements are accurate and it's incredibly convenient. What more could you possibly want?" –Carol Ann

    Price: $8.99

    17. A mini waffle maker that heats up in minutes and evenly cooks delicious waffles every time. It's perfect for small kitchens because it takes up way less space than those traditional, bulky waffle makers do.

    red mini waffle maker with a cooked waffle in it

    Promising review: "No joke, best thing ever! I use this little waffle maker almost everyday. Perfect golden brown waffle in three minutes. My kids love them. Great price and travel size." –s

    Price: $9.99 (available in five colors)

    18. An electric blanket to keep you warm and cozy all winter long. It's big enough to cover the entire bed, and it comes with 10 different heat levels so you can program it to your perfect level of ~toastiness~.

    gray electric blanket with two timers on top of it

    Promising review: "This blanket is so soft and light. I am used to the weight of the cords and heating elements making an electric blanket feel heavy. My two favorite features are the preheat and the dual plugs for individual temperatures if it is being shared. This is perfect for the cold nights and warming the bed before heading to sleep." –Mamalene

    Price: $79.99 (available in four sizes and five colors)

    19. A Dyson cordless vacuum you'll agree is worth all the hype — it has seriously powerful suction that can pick up pet hair and ground-in dirt. It's also super lightweight, so it's easy to maneuver around the whole house.

    person using cordless dyson vacuum to clean up a cobweb on the ceiling

    Promising review: "We have owned this vacuum cleaner for several months now and everyone in the family loves it. There is nothing as convenient as a handheld portable vacuum cleaner with terrific cleaning power and no bags to change. It is now super easy to vacuum the carpeting in the car and on the stairs and in the living room. It handles our wooden floors and our tile floors as easily as our carpets. It is so easy to use that our house is simply cleaner because it takes just a few seconds to vacuum up anything. This thing is just fantastic." –Anonymous

    Price: $399.99

    20. A Rubbermaid power scrubber for cleaning those super tough-to-reach spots, like tile grout and the crevices of your shower.

    person using red rubbermaid power scrubber to clean up a shower corner

    Promising review: "My current obsession. This little gem cleans difficult areas: headdboard crevices, especially along the baseboard; up under sink bowls; spigot detail; toilet hardware; oven niches; tile grout; refrigerator nooks and crannies. In short, all of the details that I've long given up on. Now I just buzz this brush up in there and viola! It's even kind of fun, as cleaning goes, because it dislodges dirt in hard to reach places instantly." –Marsha

    Price: $19.99

    21. A pair of meat handlers that look like bear paws so you can ~fiercely~ and effectively shred your just-cooked meat with ease.

    person using black bear paw meat handles to shred meat

    Promising review: "So glad I bought these! They are easy to use and have multiple uses in the kitchen from picking up/holding large pieces of meat to carve, shredding meat in the slow cooker or as salad tongs. Love that they are dishwasher friendly too. Great price and quality. Definitely recommend!" –Tzlee

    Price: $12.99

    22. A fabric shaver for removing pilling or matted fabric from your clothing or the upholstery of your couch. Your favorite, well-worn sweater will look brand-new after using this.

    person using white and blue fabric shaver to remove pills from a gray sweater

    Promising review: "This device works great! I have some halloween pillows that were filled with fuzz balls and it completely removed them! Can’t wait to use it on some old shirts and yoga pants I have!!" –Norie85

    Price: $11.99

    23. A wireless mouse with a trackball that'll be perfect for anyone working from home and currently missing the mouse they left at the office months ago. This will keep your hand from cramping up, even after a 12-hour work day.

    the black mouse with a blue trackball attached to the side

    Promising review: "I have been using this mouse for the last 20 years. Now that my kids are in school and using virtual learning I purchased two more. Fantastic and highly recommend!" –ArchitectMom

    Price: $29.99

    24. An electric tea kettle that'll boil water in a fraction of the time it takes stove top kettles to do the same job.

    hamilton beach electric tea kettle with a blue light

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much I use this now that I have it. I was on the fence about buying since I can just use the microwave, or boil a pot of water - I'm so mad at myself for doing that for so many years and not ordering this sooner! It's so convenient and I use it probably three times, maybe more a day for my tea/oatmeal, etc and it still works like a charm." –Target Customer

    Price: $34.99

    25. A Ring video doorbell with motion activation, night vision, and the ability to control everything from your phone. You'll feel more secure in your house knowing you have an advanced security camera at your front door.


    Promising review: "I've hesitated on whether we actually needed this or not, but there is an extra comfort in knowing that there's a watchful eye on your property at all times. I have also loved it for the summer when you are out in your yard and wouldn't hear your doorbell. It's connected to our phone so we've been able to catch deliveries and people before they leave. It's worth the investment and easy to set up and use." –drakelathrop12

    Price: $139.99

    26. A pair of Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones that stay in your ear through long workouts or intense dance sessions. You'll get up to nine hours of listening time from just one charge.

    yellow powerbeats pro true wireless headphones going into a black case

    Promising review: "The Powerbeats Pro are super comfortable and don't hurt my ears like most earphones. Very stylish as well. Super great sound quality. I highly recommend." –Nicky

    Price: $249.99 (available in seven colors)

    27. A mini Theragun massage device to give you sweet relief after a long workout. Use this to massage any achy or sore muscles, and it'll help you recover faster so you can get back to pumping iron.


    Promising review: "Best massager I have ever used. It is powerful, feels great, and fits in any bag. I use it pre/post work-out and almost every day to help reduce tension in my neck and lower back." –Glove211

    Price: $199.99

    28. A portable power bank that provides up to 10 hours of battery life for the times you find yourself with a dead phone and no access to an outlet.


    Promising review: "I use it to charge my cellphone. My cellphone's battery is pretty exhausted and can't last me all day any longer, so I need to charge it a few times. This power bank does just what I want and is the right size and weight to bring with me." –Pratt

    Price: $10.99

    29. An Apple pencil compatible with iPads that's a game-changer for distance learning, whether you're a college student taking notes or you have a second grader who likes to use it for drawing.


    Promising review: "Love it. It works so well with my iPad! It is worth the money if you have an iPad and want to do anything artistic." –Target Customer

    Price: $99.99

    30. An electric wine bottle opener to seamlessly uncork your wine without any effort from you. Goodbye to that annoying corkscrew you hate using!


    Promising review: "I bought this a few years ago for myself and everyone loves it so much that I've bought an additional two for gifts! Works great. Super easy to use! Not fighting with the always comes out intact and completely. Highly recommend!" –shoelove

    Price: $17.79

    31. And a rechargeable electric screwdriver that'll make putting together furniture or repairing things around the house a breeze. It also has an LED light on the end so you can see what you're doing in dimly lit corners.


    Promising review: "What a great little drill this is! Priced reasonably, lightweight and easy to operate. Saves time and effort. I used it to assemble a rabbit hutch and it sped up the time it took to assemble the hutch by 50%, I'm sure. My only question is: Why did I not order one of these many years ago?" –Char

    Price: $22.99

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