15 Gadgets From Target You'll Use All the Time
Looking to elevate your tech game, upgrade your home, or surprise a loved one with a special gift? No matter what reason you've landed on this article, Target has you covered with tons of options. From surprisingly stylish coffee machines and cutting-edge kitchen appliances to wireless headphones and sleek earbuds, the brand has everything you need to enhance your daily routine. It even has TikTok sensations that have taken the internet by storm, like the coveted Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker, the game-changing Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Plus, and a wellness favorite: the Hatch alarm clock.
So whether you're after something specific like the newest AirPods Max, a smartwatch that tracks your health and wellness, or that perfect present, we're confident Target has something for all your wants and needs. We curated a guide to Target's best tech gadgets to prove it. Our product selection caters to every budget and spans various categories such as home, kitchen, beauty, and beyond. We even included editor-loved items so you can discover the must-have products they swear by. So why wait? Keep scrolling to explore our top picks from Target's impressive lineup of tech gadgets, and prepare to be obsessed.
Best Bluetooth Tracker
Apple AirTag ($30)
If you're a seasoned jet-setter or someone prone to misplacing your belongings, an Apple AirTag is a game-changing purchase you won't regret. These innovative devices work seamlessly with the Find My app on your iPhone, helping you keep track of your items with ease. No more anxiously waiting at baggage claim, wondering if your luggage made it on the flight, or frantically searching for your lost keys. Sounds pretty amazing, right? For more, read our complete review of the Apple AirTag.
Editor Quote: "Using the Find My app that's installed on all iPhones, I was able to track our bags from check-in until takeoff, and again when we landed back in the states. I saw them all together in the European airport, and I was even able to track, based on an airport map, that they moved with us when we had to change planes due to an electrical issue." — India Yaffe, former associate editor, Commerce
Best Alarm Clock
Wellness aficionados on TikTok rave about this smart alarm clock, which makes waking up easier. The innovative device features a natural light that mimics the gentle hues of the sunrise, easing you out of sleep in a calm and gradual manner. Plus, it also functions as a sound machine and light, with all of its features easily controllable via the accompanying app. Read our review of the Hatch Restore Personalized Sleep Solution.
Editor Quote: "I set my alarm to go off automatically at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and sure enough, I've woken peacefully every day at that time. Hatch's sunrise alarm (which you can alter the color of) slowly rises as the sun would, and you can choose from a list of sounds to gently wake you. I've really enjoyed this feature for kick-starting my day, as it doesn't feel as intense as a typical alarm does." — Haley Lyndes, former assistant editor, Commerce
Apple Watch Series 8 GPS Aluminum Case With Sport Band ($360, originally $430)
Ready to upgrade your current smartwatch or invest in one for the first time? The Apple Watch Series 8 is the way to go if you want a newer model that combines the device's step and exercise tracking features with even more advanced health tracking, including a sensor that monitors your temperature while you sleep. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, it might be worth considering the Apple Watch Ultra ($800), which one of our editors reviewed in depth to help break down the key differences.
Editor Quote: "Time for the hard truth: most people probably don't need the Apple Watch Ultra. They'll be just fine with all the (admittedly incredible) tools that come with the Apple Watch Series 8 and the latest WatchOS. It's true that the Ultra's souped-up GPS system promises more accurate location data and tracking in dense urban environments as well as in the backcountry — so if you're an avid NYC runner, for example, who despises inaccurate run tracking, there's an argument for the Ultra there. But for the vast majority of people who want a smartwatch they can wear for workouts, to work, to sleep, and while going about their everyday lives, I venture to guess the regular Apple Watch Series 8 will be just fine." — Lauren Mazzo, senior editor, Fitness
Best Instant Camera
Level up your photography game with this easy-to-use camera that captures and prints photos in real time. With its retro aesthetic and instant printing capabilities, it's a great addition to your own camera collection but also makes for an amazing gift idea for friends and family.
Best Baby-Food Prep System
There's no doubt about it: this food pureeing and storing system will make preparing (and putting away) your baby's meals a million times easier. The set comes with everything you need, including the motor base and batch bowl to blend meals, storage containers with a date dial to track freshness, and silicone trays to store preportioned meals.
Best Noise-Canceling Headphones
Apple AirPods Max ($549)
Looking for a high-end pair of headphones that delivers exceptional sound quality, comfort, and style? Look no further than the Apple AirPods Max. These over-the-ear headphones boast a sleek and modern design, complete with a knit-mesh headband and memory-foam ear cushions, providing a comfortable fit for hours on end. With impressive noise-cancellation capabilities and transparency mode, you can enjoy an immersive audio experience or stay aware of your surroundings with ease. The headphones also feature on-head detection, so they'll pause music when you take them off and resume when you put them back on, and boast seamless device switching. Our editors are in love with the them; read a complete review of the Apple AirPods Max.
Editor Quote: "The sound on the AirPods Max is extremely clear — I've never had any issues with music sounding far away or 'tinny.' I can hear every single word of Death Cab For Cutie's 'Title and Registration' as if Ben Gibbard himself were singing into my ears. The headphones also have a 'Digital Crown' button where you can control the volume, answer phone calls, skip music, and use Siri. I love that I don't have to pick up my phone every time I want to turn up the volume." — Renee Rodriguez, staff writer and social producer
Best Blow-Dryer Brush
Get a salon-quality blowout at home while saving time with this TikTok-famous hair dryer. With three heat and speed settings, a cool-shot button, and an ergonomic handle, this dryer allows you to effortlessly create a voluminous, frizz-free look in no time. It's no wonder why this tool went megaviral on social media; one of our editors even reviewed the Revlon Oval One Step Volumizer Plus Hair Dryer and raved about it.
Editor Quote: "The biggest difference I noticed between this brush and others I've used in the past is how well my hairstyle stayed put. Although I think I've pretty much mastered the '90s blowout, I've often found that the look can fall throughout the day if I don't use a ton of hairspray or texture spray. I didn't use either after the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer, and my flipped-in ends lasted even after a night of sleeping on them." — Renee Rodriguez, staff writer and social producer
Best Affordable, Durable Speaker
JBL Go3 Wireless Speaker ($40, originally $50)
Introducing the perfect travel companion that can withstand any adventure: a dust-proof and waterproof speaker that fits in your pocket and can be clipped onto your backpack, bike, or water bottle as a keychain. Don't be fooled by its small size; it delivers powerful sound and boasts up to five hours of battery life per charge. Plus, it comes in a variety of stunning colors, from classic black to vibrant teal, so you can pick the one that best fits your style.
Best Iced-Coffee Maker
If you can't go without your iced coffee, rain or shine, you need this coffee maker. It brews a perfectly chilled cup in less than four minutes. Just add water and your favorite coffee grounds to the machine, fill your tumbler with ice, and brew. Top it off with your favorite milks, sweeteners, and syrups to make it the perfect iced coffee. Find out more via our editor's review of the Mr. Coffee Iced Coffee Maker With Reusable Tumbler and Coffee Filter.
Editor Quote: "It's so easy to use. All that's needed to make a big tumbler of iced coffee are water, ice, and coffee grounds. You simply drop a scoop-full of coffee grounds into the coffee filter at the top of the machine using a handy measuring spoon that comes with the device. Then, you fill a second compartment with water, the exact amount of which is helpfully labeled on the provided tumbler. The final step is to fill the tumbler with water before placing it under the machine's spout and pressing 'over ice.' In just a few minutes, you have yourself a large iced coffee that you can customize any way you like." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce
Best Sparkling-Water Maker
If you enjoy sipping on sparkling water, this device lets you create your own right at home. You can use this to create cocktails and mocktails and customize the flavoring to your liking. One CO2 cylinder makes up to 126 bottles of sparkling water. It comes in a variety of colors as well.
Best Coffee Machine With a Grinder
With this innovative coffee maker, you won't need a separate coffee-bean grinder. This machine allows you to grind and brew whole coffee beans, ensuring you always enjoy a fresh and flavorful cup. (But if you're in a hurry, you can also use your favorite pod.) With a 100-gram hopper capacity, you can store enough beans for multiple cups.
Best Air Purifier
If you're always sneezing and itching from allergies, consider this air purifier your secret weapon for cleaner air. It's so quiet, you'll forget it's even there, and you can use the accompanying VeSync app to customize its settings to fit your lifestyle.
Best Streaming Stick
If you want to house all your entertainment in one place, this streaming stick is your best bet. You can access tons of apps to live stream all your favorite shows and movies. It even has shortcut buttons for Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Apple TV. The long-range wireless receiver gives you extended range and a stronger signal for smooth streaming even in rooms farther from the router.
Best Smart Thermostat
Google Nest Thermostat ($130)
Create the perfect environment at home with this smart thermostat. Say goodbye to fiddling with temperature controls, and let this device learn your preferred settings to keep your space cozy at your ideal temperature all day long. You can control the settings via the Nest app on your phone, and it even works with Google's virtual assistant.
Best Ice Cream Maker
Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker ($160, originally $195)
It's no secret that this ice cream maker is a must have given its TikTok fame, but that's also why it's currently sold out. (Be sure to enter your email so you're notified when it's back in stock!) People are obsessed with how easy it is to create great-tasting concoctions from home, as well as healthier frozen alternatives. (Case in point: one content creator transformed a boring can of peaches into a delicious pint of sorbet.) One of our editors put it to the test and deemed it worth the hype. For more, read our review of the Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker.
Editor Quote: "This ice cream machine is great for ice cream aficionados of all kinds. My fiancé and I are most excited about creating healthy-ish ice cream alternatives that don't cost 10 bucks a pint. After devouring our Lite Vanilla Ice Cream With Chocolate Chips, we decided to get a little creative with a can of pineapple (leaving in the juice). We went about the same process as we did with our original cream base ice cream, and were amazed by how it came out looking and tasting like gourmet sorbet." — Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce