29 Things You’re Not Buying from Target—but Should
It’s no secret that Target is one of the best places to stock up on everyday items, but the megastore also has some little-known gems and under-the-radar brands that will probably become your favorite products.
Expensive-seeming snack foods
If you want to wow guests or bring drool-worthy hostess gifts, Target is actually one of the best places to start your shopping. Scoop up an assortment of gourmet quality marshmallows like these Smashmallow Cookie Dough bites and you’ll be considered the undisputed champion of hot cocoa, brownies, and anywhere else marshmallows may belong. Plus, they’re under $4 per pack at Target. Find out more of the best hostess gifts for every occasion.
Exclusive face scrubs abound at Target
You can definitely scoop up all your timeless favorites from major brands at Target, but did you know they also sell exclusive formulas just for Bullseye shoppers? It’s true, like this St. Ives Avocado and Honey Scrub Facial Cleanser, which you can’t find anywhere else, and will only set you back a few bucks.
Everyday items, but cuter
Forget the typical black umbrella, because this ShedRain Heart Shaped Stick Umbrella is at Target, ultra-cute, conversation-worthy, and is probably the best low-key romantic gift we can think of. Here are 11 money-saving secrets Target employees won’t tell you.
We know you’re probably shopping elsewhere for books, but when you find out how perfectly curated Target’s children’s lit selection is, we’re pretty sure you won’t turn back. The store stocks a variety of BabyLit titles such as Great Expectations and Anne of Green Gables, both hysterically boiled down into kiddie versions you’ll get a kick out of reading at story time—especially under $10. Find out the best children’s books ever written.
Healthy diet finds
There’s no reason you have to buy those overpriced protein bars at the gym or health food store when Target sells them in multi-packs for less money. We suggest stocking up on One Protein Bars in flavors like Peanut Butter Pie, because a box of four sells for less than $8, a significant savings compared to the impulse selection by your gym’s register. They’re loaded with 20 grams of protein and only one gram of sugar, so you’ll be happy with all the muscle mass you’ll be supporting at a very affordable price.
Boutique men’s brands
If you’re already loading up on the best gifts for men, you’ll want to add Every Man Jack from Target to your list. The Every Man Jack Sandalwood Gift Set retails under $15 and comes complete with a deodorant, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, and a full-size body wash. Plus, the modern packaging will enhance just about any shower.
Even Vaseline offers Target exclusives
While you can certainly buy a big ole’ original Vaseline just about anywhere, if you want some of their more exclusive varieties, Target is a great place to look. This purse-perfect Vaseline Rosy Lips tin is only available at Target, under $3, and offers oodles of moisture when your lips need it most. Here are the secret codes behind Target’s prices, revealed.
With some of our giant toy retailers no longer in existence, Target has become the natural next step for toy-hungry kids and parents, especially since their selection is so extensive. Consider shopping their website for some of the year’s hottest finds, like the JoJo Siwa Be You Sing Along Boombox with Dual Microphones. JoJo everything has sold out across the board at other stores, but Target manages to keep it in stock.
Don’t skip over the pantry items—Target has great prices on those, too. You can stock up on Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil to add some of the “good” fat to your favorite salad dressings and homemade recipes.
Even organic cotton clothes
Some brands place their best organic bets at Target, which is why these Gerber Baby Organic Cotton Onesies are a must-shop from this megastore. They’re exclusive to Target, an affordable organic cotton find, and perfect to stock up on for gift giving and personal use—every baby can use an organic white onesie. Find out the 12 things you should always buy at Target.