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    31 Cheap Things From Target That Are Actually Pretty Darn Genius

    Socks for every day of the week and a personal-sized slow cooker – say no more.

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    1. A double-walled wine tumbler so you don't have to worry about bringing glass outside for a barbecue or picnic setting. This tumbler keeps your wine cool and delicious while being unbreakable.

    A model pouring wine into the black wine tumbler

    Promising review: “Favorite wine tumbler! Keeps my rosé perfectly chilled, not to mention it looks so fancy!” —TrendyGal

    Price: $14.99 (available in two colors)

    2. A single-serving coffee maker for those days when you need a caffeine boost but don't want to make an entire pot of coffee. This handy appliance makes the perfect sized cup of joe for an afternoon pick-me-up and costs less than $50.

    The slim black and silver coffee maker on a kitchen counter

    Promising review: “This thing is AWESOME! It takes up less than HALF the space the other single-pod makers do, and it brews TWICE as fast as the others do!! If I was going to describe the perfect pod coffeemaker, this one would be it! Super simple, super fast! Put in the pod, put in the water, out comes the coffee!” —JoeSchmo

    Price: $39.99

    3. A chic reed diffuser that will serve many purposes in your home. It adds a touch of sleek style to your decor, emits a decadent fragrance in your home, and creates a feeling of cozy comfort every day.

    The black reed diffuser with a separate fragrance bottle

    Promising review: “An amazing dark, woody, spicy, gender-neutral scent that actually carries around a room. I have tried three other Target reed diffusers and this is by far my favorite scent and the only one that has excellent staying power (comparable to pricier ones I've had from fancy retailers). Like others have said, it's not perfume-y and the strength of the scent means that you can get away with using half the bottle if you are using it in a small/medium room. Plus, the ceramic vessel that it comes with is chic.” —Emily

    Price: $10

    4. A 3-quart Crock-Pot because you deserve your own personal-sized slow cooker. This is perfect for people who live by themselves and don't want to cook massive meals for one person.

    A model making dip using the off-white Crock Pot

    Promising review: “This is the perfect size for a family of four, not to mention the price is great. We also have a large slow cooker but don’t really use it because it makes too much food for four people and is hefty. This is a great size and we still had leftovers.” —Emily

    Price: $17.99

    5. A stylish sherpa blanket to keep you warm during the winter months and still look super chic in the summer, draped on the end of your bed. A blanket is one of those things you don't *really* think you need until you don't have one.

    The pink blanket on a bed

    Promising review:This is the best blanket I have ever owned! It is a generous size for full/queen, lightweight and WARM!! I bought this before some of the coldest weather we've had to date and all I needed was the sheet and this blanket. I bought it for an 88-year-old friend who is always cold and very petite. She's struggled with blankets that are heavy and she can't move. She loved this as well. It washes well and is very cozy.” —Tiakatz

    Price: $16+ (available in Twin/Twin XL–Full/Queen sizes and in three colors)

    6. A six-pack of days-of-the-week socks for those people who can never remember what day it is. Now, you have a personal calendar on your feet with cute little graphics to remind you whenever you forget.

    The set of colorful socks

    Promising review: “Bought these on a whim and I love the fun designs. They make me laugh, how great is that? Cool and comfy for hot days.” —Betty

    Price: $6 (fits women's sizes 4–10)

    7. A small, Mediterranean-style ceramic table lamp that is the perfect accent piece for your entryway or guest room. It may seem obvious, but having a softer light for bedtime when you don't want the harsh overhead light is necessary.

    The lamp with a white shade and an intricate white and blue base on a table

    Promising review: “Very cute! It worked perfectly with my new denim upholstered platform bed. Not too small and not too big. Perfect size for nightstands.” —Treyceme

    Price: $30

    8. A sleek refrigerator turntable so you can find everything you need super easily. No more pulling everything out of the fridge just to access that one jar of mayo. Just give this a spin and there it is!

    The white and clear turntable on a refrigerator shelf, filled with condiments

    Promising review: “Roomier than I anticipated! Turns easily, looks classy and eliminates the clutter as well as frustration of trying to find random items in the fridge.” —MH

    Price: $14.99

    9. A 10-liter stainless-steel trash can that is slim and tall to fit in tight areas that don't have a lot of room. Slide this under your desk or next to your toilet so it's there when you need it but not in the way.


    Promising review: “This is the second time I’ve bought this because I liked the first one so much that I wanted another one for our second bathroom. It fits perfectly in the space in our bathrooms underneath the TP holder. Opens and closes smoothly and quietly." —Lisa S.

    Price: $49.99

    10. A professional-style hair dryer to give you salon-looking hair from the comfort of your home. Okay, maybe a professional would do better, but at least you can have somewhat professional-looking hair for under $40.

    The purple hairdryer with two separate attachments — concentrator and diffuser

    Promising review: “This is a fantastic hair dryer. I’ve always questioned spending a lot of money on a hair dryer and wondered if one could really be better than another. I read a lot of reviews before deciding on this one. It is definitely worth the cost. It dries my hair in half the time. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a relatively inexpensive but great hair dryer.” —BPF

    Price: $29.99 (available in three colors)

    11. A new pair of adult face masks because the days of wasteful paper masks should be behind us at this point. Even as restrictions begin to lift, these are the perfect thing to carry with you just in case.

    The pair of navy blue face masks with adjustable ear loops

    Promising review: "These are my favorite face masks. They've served me well through the last year and they are comfortable. Have been able to wear these for several hours at a time without discomfort." —Muru_Guru

    Price: $3.20 (originally $4; available in four colors)

    12. A set of five mixing bowls with lids so you don't have to transfer leftovers to a different container when you're done. Just pop a lid on one of these and stick it in the fridge for less cleanup and continuously fresh food.

    A tower of the five mixing bowls in blue with the largest one on the bottom and the smallest one on top

    Promising review: “This set is wonderful. The rubber ring in the bottom does a great job of keeping the bowl in place. Stacking bowls with their lids inside the others helps keep them all in one place without taking up too much space.” —JH

    Price: $30

    13. A 20-piece silverware set that's almost too good to be true. They're stainless-steel, dishwasher-safe, and super stylish for literally $10. I mean, what else is there to say?

    A silverware setting with a salad fork, dinner fork, knife, tablespoon and teaspoon

    Promising review: “I’ve had this silverware set for two years now and it’s held up so well! No rusting and it easily washes in the dishwasher. They aren’t flimsy and won’t bend, but also aren’t super heavy. I just ordered another set to add to the one I already have.” —emily

    Price: $10

    14. A wireless charging pad to make you feel super techy and cool when you set your phone down and it immediately starts charging. And it has two spots so you and a friend can charge at the same time.

    Two phones charging on the charging pad simultaneously

    Promising review: “Well, my iPhone’s charging port stopped working and I was in a bind because I use my phone as my alarm. I was so happy to find this because there was no other way I could charge my phone. The setup is simple (just plug it into the device and wall) and my phone was charging in no time. I love that I can set it down to charge and then pick up when it’s ready.” —Imme

    Price: $39.99

    15. A bottle of all-purpose surface spray for all your cleaning needs. This cleaner is not only natural, it's powerful too. It can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, and gives off a delicious grapefruit smell.

    A bottle of the pink cleaner

    Promising review: “Great all-purpose product with a lovely smell! It leaves granite countertops shining and easily cleans the grease off of the cooktop without streaking. Love the fact that the cost is less than some worthless products I've tried in the past.” —1234bambi

    Price: $3.29

    16. A Megababe deodorant stick you can — and should — throw in your purse so you always have a deodorant backup when you go out. As we start to emerge into the world again, let's all make sure we smell fresh and clean.

    The round deodorant stick with a green cap

    Promising review: “The smell is fantastic, and it actually works! Perfect for when you are at home, doing errands, or on a walk.” —ShadowMoon

    Price: $13.99

    17. An Amazon Fire TV stick with 4K ultra HD streaming that you can use to watch all your favorite streaming services wherever you are. Just pack this baby with you when you travel and you never have to miss an episode of your favorite show.

    The Amazon Fire stick

    Promising review: “I really didn’t know what the point of this was but my husband really wanted it. I’m glad because this has made watching TV on all of our services so much easier!!! I love the speak feature so we can say whatever show we want instead of typing it in. Fun for the kids too! Easy to use!!!” —Momofboys1417

    Price: $39.99 (originally $49.99)

    18. A mist hand sanitizer because if we've learned anything from this past year, it's that hand sanitizer is a necessity even without a global pandemic. And this one comes in a super cute container, so that's a plus!

    A model holding the clear, square bottle of sanitizer

    Promising review: “My favorite hand sanitizer of all time. It’s easy to spray, doesn’t have a smell, no stickiness or dryness whatsoever, and really sanitizes my hands.” —issammie

    Price: $11.99

    19. A 12-piece nonstick cookware set to satisfy all your kitchen needs in one purchase. With this set, you can sauté, boil, simmer, and strain with all the essentials for under $50.

    The cookware set in light blue

    The set includes tongs, a spoon, a slotted turner, a slotted spoon, a pasta fork, a four-quart Dutch oven, a 10-inch skillet, a 1.5-quart saucepan with a lid, and a one-quart saucepan with a lid.

    Promising review: “I've had this set for nearly two years so I now feel I can vouch for its durability and quality. They're definitely worth the price and function as you'd expect. I haven't had any problems with food sticking to them or the coating coming off, and all of the pieces are easy to clean with just a bit of soap and water. I didn't expect much for the price and I've been very impressed. I cook frequently and am not always the most careful with my tools, but these have stood up to the test.” —shadowgirl

    Price: $44.99 (available in two colors)

    20. A “hello” doormat so you can welcome your guests with a friendly greeting and still remind them to wipe their feet before coming into your home. It's a two-for-one!

    The black doormat with "hello" written on it in tan sans serif letters outside a front door

    Promising review: “Cleans shoes off well and looks good too. Strong material.” —Noel

    Price: $13

    21. A drying rack for those clothes that are too *delicate* to go into the dryer. Gone are the days of hanging clothes on random items in the house — now, you can just lay them out perfectly in one place.

    the drying rack with clothes hangin off it

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my sister for college and she said it was fantastic. It was so great, she actually bought one for me for Christmas to replace my old one with wooden dowels that were chipping paint. This is heavy-duty and holds more clothes than my older one. I haven’t encountered any issues with rusting, however, I do not keep it in a very humid environment. My mom was considering swapping her old drying racks out for these after using my sister's." —B

    Price: $30

    22. An extra-large mesh wash bag to protect your fancy clothing items that need extra care when washing. This is perfect for undergarments, delicate sweaters, and your favorite blouse.

    the mesh bag with a sweater in it

    Promising review: "I love this bag. Probably one of the best purchases I've ever made. Any other bag I've previously tried just hindered the cleaning of my clothes, but this one is perfect." —sarah

    Price: $4

    23. A squatty potty that will quickly become your very best friend in the bathroom. Trust me, you don't think you need one of these until you try it. Your world will be revolutionized. That's all I'm going to say.

    the squatty potty next to a toilet with a plant

    Promising review: "The Squatty Potty is a must-have for every bathroom. It is life-changing, and I only wish I had bought one sooner. I've told family, friends, and even co-workers about it! I believe it is available in different heights, but the seven-inch is perfect for me with my chair height toilet. It tucks nicely under the toilet when not in use and is very durable and easy to clean. I highly recommend purchasing one sooner rather than later!" —JGB

    Price: $24.99

    24. A vacuum wine preserver with two cork stops so you can have fresh wine for longer periods of time. These cork stops are locked in place with the vacuum device so you don't have to stress about finishing a bottle in a day.

    the wine vacuum and the two cork stops

    Promising review: "It works as it should. The wine had the same taste after a week of the original day of opening." —wine drinker

    Price: $16.99

    25. A pillow protector because you lay your head on this thing every single night so you should make sure it's clean and protected.

    the pillow protector on a pillow

    Promising review: "Soft and exactly what I was looking for—a base to protect from the down feathers sticking out." —mom

    Price: $7.99+ (available in Standard/Queen–King sizes)

    26. A solar-powered outdoor LED spotlight so you can conserve energy and still have an expertly lit outdoor area. These will charge during the day and automatically come on as the sun goes down. The perfect summer accessory!

    the spotlight with solar panel on top

    Promising review: "For the price, it’s a really bright and powerful light! It creates a really big spotlight. I used two to light up a path of pine trees in a dark, heavily-trafficked area in my backyard. I’d get two to four for a row of about 10 small pine trees to light the really dark path. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!" —B1G_Juan

    Price: $13

    27. A lightweight hammock for all your outdoor adventures. Keep it roomy with just one person or add a buddy — either human *or* animal — for a more cozy fit. And it comes with a carrying pouch so you can easily transport it. Genius.


    Promising review: "Needed a hammock to use around my college campus. This was the only one available at my nearest Target. The roominess is GREAT for one person, I can sit in any position very comfortably (upside down, criss-cross applesauce, you name it). I twist and turn in this bad boy with no issues. Adding another person to the hammock is also a fun and comfortable experience, 10/10. Very happy with my purchase." —grace

    Price: $39.99

    28. A gardening tool set in case you randomly decide to start a garden one day. This pack has all the essentials you need to kick off your newfound gardening career.

    the garden tool set

    Set includes a trowel, cultivator, and transplanter. 

    Promising review: "Are you kidding me? I love tools that hold up and I have never had anything but great results that last for years and years with Fiskars products. You can't buy junk for this price! Thanks, Target!" —Catie

    Price: $17.99

    29. A cuticle remover so you can have clean nail-beds without having to pay a fortune to achieve them. This handy tool easily pushes cuticles down so you can become your own at-home nail tech.

    model using the cuticle remover on painted nails

    Promising review: "So easy to use and works great! It takes a couple of tries to figure out the angle and amount of pressure to apply but once you get it, it’s so cool!"  —samd

    Price: $3

    30. A lip scrubber to give you luscious lips with one easy tool. This double-sided exfoliator helps get rid of dead skin on your lips and leaves them feeling smooth and refreshed.


    Promising review: "I’ve never tried a brush/lip scrubber like this before, and it may be my new favorite thing! I used it with a bit of the Raw Sugar lip scrub and it genuinely helped to exfoliate and smooth and soothe my year-round chapped lips. And I was SKEPTICAL! Now, I have pretty bad dry, chapped lips year-round, so I really will try about anything. But, I am so, SO pleasantly surprised by this!! Followed it up with some Raw Sugar lip balm (which is superb), and my lips feel better than they have in quite some time!" —LizM

    Price: $5

    31. And a 30-piece kitchen utensil set with a storage container so you can tuck all these gadgets away in a cupboard or drawer and still have easy access whenever you need them.

    the whole kitchen utensil set laid out

    Set includes three spoons, can opener, spatula, four magnetic all-purpose clips,  slotted spoon, three spatulas, pizza cutter, measuring cups, wine bottle opener, slotted turner, measuring spoons, tongs, and whisk.

    Promising review: "Given that ONE of these utensils could cost you $$$ this seemed too good to be true. But everything works great. Haven’t had it too long so can’t say how long these tools last but it’s a great starter kit!" —Jacks24s

    Price: $20

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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