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    31 Splurge-Worthy Things From Target That Are Practical, But That You’ll Actually Enjoy Using

    Treat yo' self in ways you'll thank yo' self for every day.

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    1. A combination air fryer/toaster oven reviewers love so much they've basically stopped using their stove. The reason: it can cook just about anything. Will it toast your bagel? Yes. Does it cook pizza? Absolutely! Can it roast a whole 10-pound turkey? With aplomb. It's a miracle of modern science and sure to be your new favorite kitchen companion.

    The oven with chicken and fries inside

    It's got a brawny 1,500 watts of cooking power, an integrated probe for exact temperature control, and a whopping 12 presents: air fry, reheat, waffle, bake, roast, pizza, broil, frozen, grill, dehydrate, toast, and, yes, bagel. Most parts are dishwasher-safe, but be sure to consult the manual first.

    Promising review: "I've had the Bravo XL for about a month now and that's exactly how long I haven't cooked on my stove. The food I make with this is delicious, this oven saves so much time, and it keeps my glass cooktop clean. It took me about a year to decide which fryer I wanted and I'm glad I chose this one!" —Fryer Fanatic

    Price: $149.99

    2. A Bluetooth-enabled water bottle that'll send notifications to your phone and light up to remind you when to drink more water, because 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated but you're going to feel so much better once you're not one of them anymore.

    The water bottle, glowing.

    Promising review: "This is the best drink cup! I always have trouble keeping track of my water intake. I am supposed to drink 100 ounces a day and I lose track and the forget to drink at times when I am busy. I'm so excited about reaching my goal now." —Crystal

    Price: $64.99

    3. A water-resistant Bose Bluetooth speaker with a built-in microphone for speakerphone calls, that responds to voice commands, has a 16-hour battery life, and sports big high-quality sound so loud you're neighbors will be able to enjoy it too. Party time? Socially-distanced movie screening time? Want to lead a parade? This wonder's got you covered!

    The speaker wet with rain

    Promising review: "I cannot recommend this speaker enough. We show weekly outdoor movies for our neighborhood, and even without being at top volume, our neighbors who sit across the street can still hear it. Amazing sound quality too." —Twinkilicious

    Price: $249.99 (originally $299.99; available in two colors).

    4. A pair of much-vaunted Tweezerman angled- and straight-tipped tweezers in a snazzy rose gold finish you never knew you needed until now. Does anyone ~really~ like pulling hairs out of their body one-by-one? No. But these are reliably sharp, to make the job less painful, and they're so pretty! Just look at them!


    As someone who's friends with ~a lot~ of trans women, I've spent an inordinate amount of time talking about what to do when wax, threads, lasers, and electrolysis fail to fully denude your preposterously resilient upper lip landscape. I've personally tried an inordinate plenty of devices to suss out my soup strainer and I can promise these two puppies will get the job DONE.

    FYI — the hand-filed tips on these make a HUGE difference compared to the kind that's just die-cast, and the smooth stainless steel finish means these tweezers are as easy to clean as they are to use. Also, when they get dull, Tweezerman will sharpen your tweezers for you!

    Promising review: " I could not be happier with these tweezers. They grab hair well and I’m able to get rid of hairs quickly, easily, and without pain. I also love the rose gold finish and matching carrying case. These tweezers are definitely worth the cost!" —Alyf17

    Price: $27

    5. An 11-inch iPad Pro with a ton of world-class features so whether you're filming the next great cinematic masterpiece, taking an AR-based fitness class, or just re-watching Cake Wars, you'll be doing it with the best handheld machine out there.

    A person using the iPad Pro

    Promising review: "I decided to grab the iPad Pro instead of waiting for the 2020 iPad Air. The better screen, better speakers, and the camera situation plus face recognition put me over the edge. I figure it would last me years so its worth getting the better machine for the few bucks more. This surpassed my expectations and is just an incredible unit. I have yet to run-down the battery after several half day uses, so I assume the battery is as good as advertised. I give this an A+, Apple!" —Paul

    Price: $799+ (available in two colors with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB memory)

    6. An Apple Watch Series 6 with GPS and its own cellular connection, blood oxygen level, and electrocardiogram features, incredibly useful sleep and fitness apps, and an always-on retina display that's now bright enough to see it outdoors even when your wrist is down. With all the data at your disposal, you'll be able to optimize your health analytics until you're superhuman!

    The watch, in black

    It's also water-resistant!

    Promising review: "This has everything you expect from Apple, with some new features added to this latest model. The display is bright and crisp. I was concerned that the always-on face would drain the battery, but that does not happen. The blood oxygen sensor is a nice addition. The watch charges faster than the Apple Watch 4 that I replaced. This is highly recommend, especially for those who like to track exercise and now, sleep activity." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $529.99

    7. An 8-quart Instant Pot that's also an air fryer with six wet cooking functions AND five dry cooking functions. Does it pressure cook food in up to 70% less time than cooking on the stove? Of course. Can it also fry, roast, bake, broil, and dehydrate? Yes it can! You're going to adore how easy it is to use, and how much you can do with it.

    The Instant Pot, with a roasted chicken

    I have an Instant Pot and use it almost every day, because lazy cooking is a time-honored tradition in my family that I like to carry on with as little effort as possible. My grandmother had her microwave bacon, my mother has her slow-cooker curry, and every Wednesday my partner and I throw whatever meats and vegetables we have on-hand for an effortless chili that simmers to perfection in about as much time as it takes to re-watch an episode of The Mandalorian... which we can do while cooking, because the Instant Pot does all the work!

    Promising review: "It is a bit of a learning curve to use, but it’s pretty simple, and there are many recipes to follow. I love the functionality of this product, it has so many uses, and the biggest plus was the air frying lid. It’s truly the all in one cooker that can pressure cook, sauté, bake, roast, broil, slow cook, sous vide, and much more.It’s helped with meal times during quarantine, and just over all. Eight quarts is such a great size too." —Lizzi

    Price: $179.99

    Want to start your own low-effort Instant Pot habit? Here's four recipes from Tasty to get you started.

    8. A WaterPik dual shower head with six spray settings and rainfall and hand-held fixtures that you can use independently or at the same time. Its PowerPulse massage setting is not only refreshing, but it's also been said to help reduce muscle tension and promote restful sleep. You shower pretty often (probably), deserve this upgrade (definitely), and will thank yourself for it every time you use it.

    A person showering with the rainfall head on

    It's leakproof, corrosion-resistant, and according to reviewers can be installed in under five minutes. The hose on the handheld shower head is five feet long. And those six settings I mentioned? They're pause, rain, pulsating, massage, heavy, and full, and available on both shower heads.

    Promising review: "This makes shower time a spa experience. I love the look, versatility and practicality of it too. Now shampooing hair or even cleaning the shower is so much easier. The best part is that it was a five minute installation process! I love it." —Lily

    Price: $59.99

    9. A set of 800-thread-count Threshold Signature sheets that are oh-so-luxe and comfy as heck, because you spend a third of your life sleeping and will be grateful you pampered yourself accordingly.

    The sheets, in Indigo

    Promising review: "These are fantastic sheets. They are the nicest, softest sheets I have seen in a long time. I have bought 600- to1,500-thread-count sheets and these are the nicest I have found. I’m buying more sets. They cover my 18-inch mattress and do not wrinkle. These are keepers!" —Kim

    Price: $69+ (available in five sizes and five colors)

    10. A Vitamix 10-speed blender with a whopping 48-ounce capacity and 1100 watts of ice-crushing brawn that'll make you feel extra sick at smoothie-time because anything you throw into it will come out silky-smooth (even frozen fruit!). It also spins the blades ~so fast~ you can use the blender to cook hot soups and sauces in about five minutes. It's an easy-to-use miracle reviewers swear by, and I'll bet you'll warm up to it too.

    The blender on a countertop with fruits and ice cream

    Great news—this baby's 100% BPA-free and all the removable parts are dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "The Vitamix is exactly what we wanted and needed. Much faster and more powerful than a regular blender. Grinds cashews for vegan cheese quickly and smoothly. Sauces are silky smooth. Wash up is a whizz." —MeJ

    Price: $299.95 (originally $449.95)

    11. A compact dehumidifier that'll suck up to 20 ounces a day of moisture out of your dank closet, basement, bedroom, or bathroom, to give you a life-altering change of atmosphere you'll definitely appreciate.

    The dehumidifier in a closet

    Up here in the Catskills — a soggy mountain range so wet it supplies 90% of New York City's tap water — unearthing moldy shoes and handbags from the back of your closet is a time-honored spring tradition, one that I personally think is the absolute worst. Even if you don't live in a veritable swamp, you'll still be glad you took this this preventative measure, trust me.

    Promising review: "This humidifier is small but mighty. It works amazing in bedrooms and closets, and has made a huge difference in my life. Thank you Pure Enrichment!" —Katy

    Price: $99.99

    12. A Google Nest Learning thermostat that learns what temperatures you like after a few days and then adjusts your AC or heat for you so you're always comfy. Reviewers swear by it for its easy installation, because you can control it remotely from your phone, and because it not only learns when you want more temperature control, but it's also savvy about when you ~don't~ need it — saving you money big time.

    A person adjusts the thermostat

    Promising review: "It's so nice to get a perfectly engineered, executed and beautiful product. It's easy to install and use, begins learning quickly, and starts saving time and money almost immediately." —Grasshopper

    Price: $249 (available in four colors)

    13. A Wi-Fi connected Roomba i7 that automatically empties debris into bags that last up to two months, so you can forget your vacuuming for weeks at a time. It's also got seasonal suggestions, targeted cleaning, and incredible suction for pet hair and stuck-on messes. AND it responds to voice commands — hook it up tp Google Assistant or Alexa, say "Tell Roomba to clean in front of the couch," and it'll eliminate last night's cheesy-puff crumbs lickety-split. It does so much work for you, it's sure to become a cherished addition to your household in no time.

    The Roomba vacuuming next to someone playing with a dog

    People get so attached to these things they name them. My darling mother has one; she named it Sammy. (Do you think she misses me? I should call her.)

    Promising review: "Love this vacuum! We’ve owned several different models in the past, and this one is the best. It's great if you have a dog that sheds! We used to have to empty our bin every day even with the 'pet recommended' series. We have not had to empty the bin once in a month! The robot moves so easily and gets stuck little, if at all. If you’re going to make an investment on a vacuum, this is the one to choose. We are so happy we upgraded!" —KDuzz92

    Price: $799.99

    14. A Google Nest indoor security camera so you can keep a watchful eye on your darling children while you're away from home; whether they're furry or human, it's sure to bring you peace of mind. It connects to Wi-Fi to capture live video that you can check in on from your phone via the Nest app, monitors motion and sound, sends notifications when activity is spotted, and has two-way audio so you can talk back to your loved ones, be they two-legged, four-legged, or otherwise.

    The camera shown with toys

    Promising review: "I love that you can zoom in, create custom areas to monitor, and that it operates in both daytime and night vision. I actually used it once while I was away from home to monitor a kenneled dog that had been sick. It makes your worries melt away! Also, in terms of durability, our camera has been accidentally dropped to the floor numerous times, and I never any issues. I definitely recommend this." —Themisslee

    Price: $129.99

    15. An extra-fancy K-Elite single-serve K-Cup coffee maker that comes in flashy metallic finishes, has a built-in water purifier, features adjustable coffee strengths, also makes iced coffee, and is equipped with an enormous 75-ounce reservoir — big enough to last you a whole week! It'll look classy as heck on your countertop and like all Keurigs, it's really easy to use, perfect for when you're barely awake and need a little pick-me-up.

    The coffeemaker in gold, shown on a countertop with hot and iced beverages

    Promising review: "I am in love with this coffee maker! It brews a great cup of coffee and I like that you can choose to make the brew stronger or iced. It doesn't just make a great cup of coffee but also looks nice on the counter. Another added bonus is that it purifies the water it uses." —Kay

    Price: $169.99

    16. An Intex raised TruAire queen-sized air mattress with a built-in pump I can attest is pretty darn comfortable. The top has a velour texture that's pretty nice, it's PVC-free, inflates and deflates in less than five minutes, holds up to 600 pounds, and is more than twice as puncture-resistant than other comparable airbeds. I honestly don't mind sleeping on it, which, if you've spent much time with airbeds, you know is a ~huge~ compliment. Your guests (and back!) will be grateful you made the extra investment.

    People resting on the air mattress in a living room

    When I first moved to New York, I spent almost six months occupying the living room floors of many a patient friend, and learned that most air mattress are terrible. When I finally got my own place, I went straight to Target and got the best air mattress I could, and ended up sleeping on it for months between when we eventually moved out of the city and finally moved our bed upstate. It was honestly fine, comfort-wise, and I only had to re-inflate it a few times. That merits high marks for an air mattress, and I would know.

    Price: $149.99

    17. A KitchenAid Professional 5-quart stand mixer with 525 watts of beating, creaming, mixing, whipping, and kneading power, as well as enough capacity to make 100 cookies in a single batch. It's even better than the famous Artisan and will make all the hard parts about baking way easier, except maybe avoiding a soggy bottom, because even though this thing does a lot, it won't watch the oven for you.

    The mixer on a countertop with a pizza and ingredients

    I've watched all of The Great British Baking Show and the best contestant of all time has to be the gentle genius Luis Troyano from season five, who famously would use two KitchenAid Artisan mixers at once when he was running out of time. Those are pretty good — I bought one for my darling mother in 2005 and have yet to hear any complaints. But, even though this puppy's got the same capacity, it whips with 200 watts ~more~ power and instead of the head tilting, the bowl is raised and lowered with a crank, which makes it cleaner to use and means you don't need as much space to use it. It's definitely superior. How do I know? Because I own one!

    Promising review: "I love this mixer! I previously had the copper Artisan... which I also loved, but this is easier for me to maneuver in my tiny kitchen as I don’t have to lift the head of the mixer. I used it for Thanksgiving desserts and it worked beautifully." —Buzymamax7

    Price: $419.99 (available in five colors)

    Do you still want a KitchenAid Artisan mixer? No problem. You can get one in a gorgeous Target-exclusive matte cerulean finish for $399.

    18. An Qi-wireless and USB-charging LED desk lamp that'll power up two devices at once and delivers 400 lumens of touch-dimmable full-spectrum light with better color rendering than what you'd find in most commercial art galleries and museums. It's basically like having a tiny sun that lives on your desk, only better, because this can also keep both your phone and tablet charged at the same time.

    The lamp with an iPhone charging on it

    Promising review: "I bought this for my home office and it has been a great addition. I can easily charge my phone and tablet at the same time and the quality of the light is awesome! I'm very happy with my purchase." —JGarcia64

    Price: $59.99

    19. An electric toothbrush with Bluetooth connectivity that has five cleaning modes and provides real-time feedback on your brushing results, to ensure you're giving your pearly whites the tender loving care they deserve. Dental care is super important, and with this bad boy your teeth will feel cleaner than they've ever been before, which is certainly something to smile about.

    The toothbrush

    Promising review: "This works really well! I did not realize how slow my old brush had become until I got this one. I use this brand and model as this is the one recommended by my dentist. Whenever I go for cleaning, I rarely have tartar." —Carol

    Price: $99.94

    20. And! A WaterPik cordless water flosser that'll make that dreaded portion of your toothcare routine so easy you might even begin to enjoy it.

    The flosser in a bathroom

    This is also great if you've got a wicked gluten sensitivity like I do, because most floss isn't gluten-free and even those that claim to be are likely made with raw materials liable to be cross-contaminated during manufacturing. At this time, there are literally ~zero~ certified gluten-free flosses on the market. So, maybe it's time to switch to a WaterPik.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my son who hates to floss. He loves it! It's easy to use and really gets all those hard to reach places very clean." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $39.99

    21. A textured pouf to add a pop of pizazz to your living room and give you somewhere for you and yours to put your feet up, because you still want to binge watch your favorite show together but you can't ~both~ be sprawled out across the couch lengthwise.

    The pouf in a living room

    Promising review: "My fiancé was always complaining about not having enough space on the couch for us to both have our legs up, so I looked into poufs and ottomans and came across this one. It is super cute and has held up well even though it’s been used a lot." —Ali

    Price: $60

    22. A one-touch SodaStream that'll fizz your water with just the tap of a button, so you can always have a beverage on-hand to match your ~bubbly~ personality — without wasting money and plastic on store-bought bottled sparkling water.

    The SodaStream on a kitchen countertop shown with a carbonate beverage

    Unlike other models, this one uses electricity for super-easy carbonation. Heads up: you have to use SodaStream-branded bottles but they're not all dishwasher safe; be sure to check first before putting one into your dish-cleaning device.

    Promising review: "Love it! Why did I wait so long for a SodaStream? This model is so easy. Plug it in and one touch to sparkling water." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $129.99

    23. A 23.8-inch full HD gaming monitor with immersive colors, a 144-Hz refresh rate, and a faster-than-lightning 1-millisecond response time, so you can lose yourself in the life-like detail of the new Assassin's Creed...or the details on your boss's forehead during a particularly boring Zoom call.

    The monitor

    Promising review: "This is an amazing panel for gaming, from the high refresh rate and extremely quick response time. I haven’t had a single problem in the four days that I’ve owned this, and I plan on picking up a second one to finish off the setup!" —Goretorium

    Price: $229.99

    24. A pair of Beats Studio3 over-ear headphones with adaptive noise-cancelling and real-time audio calibration, as well as a 22-hour standard battery life that grows to 40 hours if you turn the quality of noise-cancellation down, and the ability to provide three hours of playtime on just a 10-minute charge. That bar across the street is never going to turn the music down, but at least now you'll actually be able to understand your conference calls and then drown out the din all night so you can finally get some sleep.

    The headphones, in black

    There are actually ~two~ bars across the street from my apartment. The other one doesn't blast music, but I can hear every single question during Trivia Night. I'm buying these immediately.

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I love the noise cancelling, They fit amazing and do not hurt my head, and they are neither too big nor too bulky looking. The sound quality is perfection, and it connects so easily to my phone and other devices. I'm super impressed." —Nani

    Price: $289.99 (originally $349.99; available in twelve colors)

    25. A weighted blanket with a removable, machine-washable sherpa cover so you can sleep soundly every night and keep your new bedtime companion fresh and clean.

    A person sleeping soundly under their weighted blanket

    Promising review: "I am obsessed! I’m someone who is always cold, and this thing is so warm and cozy. I️ have literally slept with it every night since I️ received it last month. It’s perfect length for me, and the twelve-pound weight is just right. I’m considering buying a second one since I’m constantly carrying this one back & forth between my bedroom and living room couch!" —Jmk22

    Price: $49

    26. A TSA-ready laptop backpack with USB power plug designed so you can easily reveal your laptop and other large devices at security, then keep your iPad charged without you having to fight with everyone else over the one power outlet at your gate.

    The backpack, shown open

    Promising review: "I discovered two days before a trip that my new, larger laptop didn't fit in the backpack I had. Luckily, Target had this backpack in stock, and it is fabulous! It's well made, as you'd expect a SWISSGEAR product to be. It has pockets and compartments everywhere, and can hold a ridiculous amount of stuff. It's TSA-friendly, meaning the laptop compartment zipper allows you to unzip the backpack completely flat, so you can run it through x-ray without having to unpack your laptop! I was able to wear it comfortably while walking long distances in airports; it's very adjustable, even for my plus-sized self. It fit under an airline seat without a struggle. I was a little intimidated by the price, but this one trip alone made it totally worth it. I couldn't be happier with it!" —Pindy4176

    Price: $89.99

    27. A Dyson Cool Link air purifier and fan to filter out indoor pollutants as small as 0.3 microns, that connects to an app over wi-fi and has a night-time setting so you can keep it running while you slumber. It's so small and quiet you'll forget it's running, then breathe a sigh of relief every time you remember it's there.

    The air purifier next to a door

    Promising review: "As usual, Dyson does not disappoint. This is a powerful little machine with a great air filter. Its ability to clean the air of particles is incredible. The machines aren’t cheap, but the investment is worth it. Also, it’s ability to connect to the Dyson app (and it also works with Siri commands) makes the machine even more user-friendly." —Aaron

    Price: $399.99

    28. A Harry Josh Pro Tools ultra light hair dryer with a motor speed of 94 miles per hour to dry your hair straight in no time — plus it weighs in at less than a pound so you can take it with you everywhere you go.

    The hair dryer

    Promising review: "In love! I have thick/curly, medium length hair and this dries my hair straight in ten minutes, without even needing my straightening iron. My hair is super soft and but there's no frizz. Plus, it’s lightweight is convenient to fit in a carry-on bag! And the color is lovely!" —TV07

    Price: $349

    29. A smartphone-enabled pet feeder that'll let you monitor food levels on your phone, set a feeding timer, or remotely dispense food through the app, so you can make sure Fido is always fed even when you're not home. What a relief!

    The feeder feeding a dog

    Promising review: "We bought this for our cats and I cannot say enough about this product. It is very easy to set up on your phone and works great. We set it up to feed two times a day and when the cats hear it they go running. It is so convenient and stores plenty of this food. We highly recommend!" —Cymfao

    Price: $99.99

    30. A SunJoe 1,350-psi electric power washer with a ten-amp motor, 20-foot hose, and 35-foot power cord to scour your walkways, driveways, fencing, or patio so they're squeaky clean again no matter how dirty they were. There's something so satisfying about cleaning and power tools, and this one checks both boxes.

    The washer cleaning a concrete walkway

    Promising review: "This thing blasts all the mold and grime off of my deck and the concrete blocks around my flowers. Holy cow it looks like I have a new deck!" —Awesome tool

    Price: $84

    31. A Vankyo projector with smartphone connectivity, 1920x1080 p resolution, dual stereo speakers, a projection distance of up to 23 feet, and up to a 200-inch projection size. Why upgrade your old TV when you can use this to stream shows at life-size from anywhere you can find a power outlet instead?!?

    The projector and case

    I just bought one last week and already love it, especially the smartphone connection feature — it's so great being able to stream Yuri!!! On Ice in all its delicious detail on my bedroom wall without having to take out my enormous laptop and then try and find a way to dim the screen enough that it isn't too distracting. Also, the picture quality is really great for the price point. You can't go wrong with this one.

    Promising review: "For the price, it does not get better than this. Buying a projector is something that I’ve always wanted but could never afford. If you’re a beginner like myself you can not go wrong with a Vankyo 620. For under $200 you are getting a great buy." —Lino

    Price: $229.99

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

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