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    31 Cheap Things From Target That’ll Make Your Daily Routine Feel A Little More Upscale

    Feeling luxurious doesn't have to cost more than $40.

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    1. A pair of high-rise paper bag ankle pants for a comfier take on dressy-looking slacks. All of the style, none of the squeeze.

    Model wearing the pants in cream

    Price: $27.99 (available in sizes XS-4X and in six colors)

    2. An iced coffee maker to make all your Starbucks dreams come true from the comfort of your kitchen. Plus, it comes with a reusable tumbler and coffee filter!

    The coffee maker in gray

    Promising review: "I bought this, loved it, and then bought two more for my nieces. We ALL love it! It's quiet, brews quickly, and you can customize it however you like!" —Target Reviewer

    Price: $24.99 (originally $29.99, available in four colors)

    3. A rose quartz sculpting stone that, surprisingly, isn't for sculpting art, it's for sculpting your face. Need I say more?

    a model using the product on their face

    Promising review: "I was trying this totally thinking it was a gimmick. I am not sure if it helps with fine lines yet but it SERIOUSLY massages and relaxes the facial muscles and feels so great around the temples and jawline." —Dguzz

    Price: $9.99

    4. An idyllic torch now that summer has finally come around. Spend the evenings lounging outside in the light of this adjustable flame with a glass of seltzer.

    The lit torch with a hand demonstrating the adjustable feature

    Promising review: "I love the look of my new tikis!! They keep the bugs away and look great!" —Farmhousecouture

    Price: $19.99

    5. An artificial succulent arrangement so you can add some life into your home without having to worry about keeping actual plants alive. Anyone else struggle with that?

    the succulent arrangement on a desk next to a vase and other books

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic arrangement of faux plants! They look pretty realistic and they make me happy. I need more!" —Maggie

    Price: $20 (available in two sizes)

    6. A pore extraction skin resurfacing system which is basically just a lot of words to say a device that will help clear up your skin. Nothing is more luxurious than pulling dirt and grime off your face and being left with glowing skin.

    a model using the pore extraction tool on their face

    Promising Review: "I have been using my MIO device for three weeks and can now see a definite reduction in acne scars as well as noticeable smoothness immediately after using." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $29.49 (available in three colors)

    7. A minimal jewelry box that might not clean up the clutter of your jewelry but it can at least hide it in an aesthetically pleasing box.

    the jewelry box laid out with a watch in one section, rings on the rose lid, and bracelets in the other seciton

    Promising review: "It works perfectly for my earrings! I've got a ton of stud earrings, some slightly longer, & that's the gist of my jewelry collection. I use the top layer for my most worn, and the bottom for less worn earrings. On the top, I place my keys & watch, occasionally the pair of earrings I wore for the day. Mine actually came in an off-white color & not the greenish tint the photos depict - I was pleasantly surprised & am actually happier about it. It is a little on the heavy side, but the bottom is lined with a felt-like material that prevents it from scratching my table when I slide it around." —kate

    Price: $35

    8. A glass pour-over maker that makes great coffee *and* adds some cute decor to your kitchen. As a former barista, I can tell you, pour-over coffee is unbeatable.

    The coffee maker

    Promising review: "I really love it!! It’s fun to make coffee with this pour-over coffee maker. My coffee tastes really delicious! Plus it adds a nice decor in my kitchen." —Andie

    Price: $19.99

    9. An Olive & June cuticle serum that feels self-explanatory because as we all know, the true measure of wealth is how nice your cuticles are. Fool everyone with this $15 steal.


    Promising review: "Love this serum!! It's not greasy or oily and gives just the right amount of healthy glow. My cuticles look amazing after using this for just a few weeks." —cch829

    Price: $15.99

    10. A rounded metal cart to give your space a more elevated, modern feel. Use it as a bar cart or tuck it in the bathroom and put some candles on display — no matter where you put this piece, it's going to feel fancy.

    A rounded metal organizer

    Promising review: "Very sturdy and great value. One is used as a bathroom organizer for products and hair tools, the other I painted and turned into a beautiful bar cart!" —Tlove

    Price: $35 (available in two colors)

    11. A stackable bamboo shelf for all your pantry problems. Adding a couple of these units will give you more space for your dishes and other dried goods that are fighting for space. Now you're one step closer to a fancier-feeling kitchen.

    A stackable shelf

    Promising review: "Strong. Look great. Sturdy. I am using them in my pantry and it has given me twice the space. I would definitely recommend them for anyone that has a pantry." —Harrison

    Price: $14

    12. A mini ceramic lamp to help light your space and give you a serotonin boost every time you click it on. Bright in your home, bright in your head.

    the lamp next to a vase of flowers on a cabinet

    Promising review: "This little lamp is really nice. Ours sits higher than where we sit so no problem reaching up in the shade to switch on. It throws more light than you would think. It's a classy little useful lamp." —tmk

    Price: $10 (available in four colors and with or without an LED bulb)

    13. A layered gold necklace that could probably cost well over $100 at another store but is less than $20 here. Sometimes all you need to complete an outfit is the perfect necklace.

    The necklace

    Promising review: "Perfect choker length. Looks high quality. very tiny and dainty. Love it." —Jmelsica3

    Price: $14.99

    14. An at-home facial steamer to make you feel like you've brought the spa home to your couch. Carve out some "you" time and feel the extravagance wash over you.


    Promising review: "This steamer is great and opens up my pores just like I hoped it would. Great value — do not waste your money on overpriced steamers, this is perfect!" —Worth It

    Price: $27.99

    15. A set of outdoor string lights that you can easily flick on when the sun starts to set. Imagine sitting outside in the summer air after a long day at work with these on. Peak luxury.

    the string lights hung in front of a house

    Promising review: "I have been searching for a BRIGHT outdoor light – this is exactly it!!!! I LOVE how bright these bulbs are!!! Amazing product!" —Nail gel

    Price: $30

    16. A luxurious gel cleanser to get all the dirt and grime off your face at the end of the day and keep your skin smooth and fresh. Plus, it's paraben-free and great for sensitive skin.

    the gel cleanser in front of flowers and cotton balls

    Promising review: "Used this cleanser in place of my everyday cleanser and was thoroughly pleased with results. Used twice daily (morning/night) and face felt fresh with no residue afterward." —bka9

    Price: $18

    17. A set of stoneware salad plates because there’s nothing that will make you feel fancier than serving yourself a salad course on completely separate plates. You deserve it.

    the four pack of plates with a napkin and silverware on top and a salad bowl next to the plates

    Promising review: "Dishes are beautiful. Heavier than expected but look well made and artisanal for the price." —Beautiful pillow

    Price: $16

    18. A satchel handbag with a sleek finish that gives off the look of an expensive item but won't have you crying in the checkout line.

    The bag in beige

    Promising review: "I got the green and I love it. It looks so nice any way you carry it. Lightweight and looks expensive. I carry it over my expensive bags." —ShellyMa

    Price: $35 (available in five colors)

    19. A ceramic vase you can add some actual flowers to or even just some fake ones to elevate your day. You could honestly throw branches from the ground in this little vase, and it will still look good.

    the two sized vases in navy blue with white dots on a cabinet

    Promising review: "This vase is darling! It’s such a unique find. I got the large size, and it looks great on my shelf. It arrived in perfect condition and looks just like the online pics. I'm so happy I got it." —Allison

    Price: $10+ (available in two sizes)

    20. A ring set you can easily slip on in the morning to make you feel fancy all day long. Easily upgrade your everyday style for under $10 with this set.

    the set of five rings

    Promising review: "Love love love! Super cute, even nicer than I expected." —Karen

    Price: $9.99 

    21. A pair of platform sandals that are simply too cute not to own. Plus, they'll make you feel like you're wearing heels without the guaranteed pain of stilletos.

    the sandals in black with cork platforms

    Promising review: "Can't stop wearing these! Very comfy and trendy and give me a bit of length, which I love! I have received several compliments and questions as to where I got these." —candee

    Price: $29.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and in three colors)

    22. A crepe scarf with so many style options you won't feel like an outfit repeater if you wear it multiple days in a row. Tie it in your ponytail or wrap it and wear it as a makeshift headband.

    model with the scarf tied in their ponytail

    Promising review: "I’m so glad I bought it! I love it even more than I thought it would. It is so versatile and the fabric is beautiful!" —gb

    Price: $15 (available in nine colors)

    23. A striped accent pillow that'll add a pop of color in your space and an uber-comfortable cushion when you need it. This 100% cotton pillow will quickly become the most luxurious thing in your home.

    the blue and white striped pillow on a couch with other pillows

    Promising review: "Love this pillow, I purchased the 18x18 size and it matches my chair perfectly. The pillow seems very high quality and like it will last for a long time, the filling feels soft and plush and not stiff and cheap like some throw pillow stuffing." —Emma2

    Price: $19.99 (available in three colors)

    24. A small wallet for functionality and fashion purposes. Say goodbye to chunky wallets that take up the majority of your bag. This super cute replacement holds all your essentials and takes up a fraction of the space.

    the black wallet with white flowers on it

    Promising review: "I like the way it is set up inside to hold cards, bills, and coins. Good quality zipper. I owned a very similar one from Target before purchasing this one, it lasted a long time. This one looks like it will too." —DK65

    Price: $10 (available in five colors)

    25. A matte claw clip perfect for holding your hair back on those days you need to get things done but want something a little more stylish than a ponytail.


    Promising review: "I’ve been wearing it all day and it does an awesome job at actually holding my thick hair up. So many I find are cute but don’t serve the purpose I need them to. This is an awesome find will grab in other colors!" — Megan4990

    Price: $5 (available in four colors)

    26. And a black and white canvas print that adds a minimal yet modern touch to your home's decor, so you can admire your upscale taste every day. The simple line drawing is the perfect balance of sentiment and style.

    the line drawing of two holding hands

    Promising review: "This wall art is special. It goes with everything, it's the perfect size, and it's easy to put up. I love how you get the option of hanging it or propping it up. It's so touching and beautiful." —Anonymous

    Price: $10

    27. A pair of retro cat-eye sunglasses guaranteed to make you feel super badass whenever you wear them. Give people a glance over the rims fo these and they'll be thinking about you for the rest of the day.

    the cat eye sunglasses

    Promising review: "Unique and cute. Lightweight." —Rhonda

    Price: $12 

    28. A Burt's Bees lip shimmer that will make your lips feel silky smooth and also add a hint of color without being too overpowering.

    the lip shimmer in color "peony"

    Promising review: "I like this lipstick. It keeps my lips soft and smooth and gives it a red tint. Very nice and would recommend." —Nicole

    Price: $5.79 (available in four colors)

    29. A pair of super cute loafers so you can achieve runway levels of fashion and not hate your shoes by the end of the day.

    the loafers in light gray

    Promising review: "These are probably the comfiest shoes I've ever owned from Target. Once you break them in they are SO comfy. I have literally walked miles in these shoes and my feet didn't hurt once. They are so stylish, perfect for work, eating out, or just running errands. They go with every outfit and they are amazing." —Sara

    Price: $24.99 (available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors)

    30. A mug holder for a decorative way to store your drinking glasses. Say goodbye to boring cupboard mugs when you have this fancy holder on your counter.

    the gold mug holder with two light blue mugs on it

    Promising review: "Very strong item. It makes my kitchen even more colorful. Would recommend this to everyone for their mugs." —Lenny

    Price: $16.99 

    31. And a snazzy desk calendar because knowing the date is pretty essential. Might as well make it more fun with this on your desk.

    the desk calendar

    Promising review: "I love this! It is so perfect for my desk at work and is really stylish. Great price too- would highly recommend for all your return to office plans." —Chelsea

    Price: $12.99

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