Is gift-giving your love language? Do you tend to get carried away with spending thresholds? We know the feeling. This year, sticking to a budget is essential. In fact, at least one third of people are planning on going into the shopping season with a strict financial plan. But being a savvy shopper doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality gifts in the hopes of spending a little less.
Abiding by a tight budget is a challenge, but Target is hoping to make it a little easier this year with versatile, customizable pieces that don't break the bank. From handbags with detachable straps to clip-on accessories, like handy lipstick and card cases, you can mix and match affordable gifts that feel bespoke. No one will ever guess it cost you less than $25. Better still, many — okay, all — of the options are bright, bold, and fit for the person averse to neutrals. Ahead, our budget-friendly favorites just for the fashion girlies.
A New Day™ Jumbo Gem Acrylic Cloud Claw Hair Clip
Anticipate your bestie's new-year-new-me haircut now and get them a claw clip to pin up the bob they'll spend the first few months of 2024 growing out. In fact, get one for yourself to match. Whether it's fitted with some added sparkle ($5) or covered in confetti detailing ($5), the A New Day™ Jumbo Claw Hair Clips ($5) are perfect for anyone looking to stylishly secure an updo.
A New Day™ Micro Nano Satchel Handbag
A micro purse may not be for everyone, but the hype over teeny-tiny purses this year is real. The only thing better than this A New Day™ Micro Nano Satchel Handbag ($15) is that you can make it more personal with a chain strap fit for the friend, coworker, or family member eager to hop on the trend. Our favorite: the Crystal Rope Shoulder Handbag Strap ($10).
A New Day™ Mini Flap Satchel Handbag
Not everyone wants — or needs — a massive tote that can fit a laptop, three books, and two pairs of headphones. Some people just want a simple mini satchel that can hold the essentials and go with any outfit. The A New Day™ Mini Flap Satchel Handbag ($25) is that bag. Don't forget to pair it with the Chain Shoulder Handbag Strap ($10) before checking out.
A New Day™ Cell Phone Crossbody Bag
This one is for the person who tends to live life on the edge. I.e., they refuse to secure their phone in an actual case. The A New Day™ Cell Phone Crossbody Bag ($15) is made from recycled plastic and includes interior pockets for their everyday cards. And, yes, this crossbody can be mixed and matched with any other bag or strap in the build-a-bag collection.
Stars Above™ Women's Emily Puff Scuff Slippers
Nothing makes getting out of bed harder than the dreaded expectation of walking on a cold floor. Talk about a walk-up call. The Stars Above™ Women's Emily Puff Scuff Slippers ($10) are a fashionably foolproof solution.