25 Editor-Approved Items You Need From Target
Four words, 17 letters, say it and we're yours. Need a hint? "We're going to Target." There's something magical about the fan-favorite retailer, from its welcoming red doors to its shiny, polished floors. Each aisle is filled with incredible things we're itching to spend our money on, including gorgeous home-decor accents, affordable and effective skin-care products, and so much more. While it's hard not to fill our carts with everything in sight, we won't lie to you: there are some things we just have to have. After shopping and testing, we found 25 products from Target that we swear by.
As expert shopping editors, we know a good product when we see it. In terms of the things we find at Target, we aren't ones to gatekeep anything. The affordable retailer is stocked with things that have changed the way we live, from a Keurig K-Café Smart Coffee Machine that makes mornings more enjoyable to the softest pajama set (the Stars Above Top and Shorts Pajama Set, to be exact) you'll want to slip into every night. Of course, we did our due diligence, trying each product to ensure it can live up to our high standards as well as yours. So if you've been looking for a sign to stock up on new things from Target, consider this it. Shop our must-have Target products of 2023 ahead.
— Additional reporting by Angela Elias
Luggage can be pricey, and when you're already splurging on the cost of travel, lodging, and maybe a new outfit or two, the last thing you want to shell out money for is a piece of luggage. This weekender from Target is the perfect personal carry-on since it can tuck underneath an airplane seat. It even has a padded laptop sleeve and a place to slide the handle of your carry-on suitcase through so you can easily wheel it through an airport. Our editor tested it out on a flight and shares all about her experience in this Open Story Signature Weekender Bag review.
For a spin on simple gold hoops, these textured versions are on trend and small enough to wear every day. Our editor spotted them and noticed they looked like dupes for more expensive versions trending on TikTok. She snatched them up and wrote about them in this A New Day Textured Metal Small Hoop Earrings review.
Oversized Button-Down Boyfriend Shirt
This shirt is the easiest top to pair with anything. It's casual, simple, and stylish all in one. Plus, it's extremely comfortable and flattering. Read our in-depth review of the A New Day Long-Sleeve Oversized Button-Down Boyfriend Shirt.
Affordable Aritzia Dupe
Leave it to TikTok to uncover an affordable dupe for a pair of Aritzia sweatpants. These are cozy, comfortable, and flattering. They're thick enough to keep you warm but also lightweight enough to wear to bed. You can read our review of the Wild Fable High-Rise Wide Leg French Terry Sweatpants.
Soft Pajama Set
Made from 95 percent Modal and five percent elastic, this pajama set is as soft and cozy as it looks. We personally love the pretty piping detail and little buttons that go down the front. You can read our review of the Stars Above Soft Short-Sleeve Notch Collar Top and Shorts Pajama Set.
If you struggle with tangles, let this detangling tonic tame your hair. It has a milky yet lightweight texture that immediately absorbs into hair. Plus, it will nourish hair without weighing it down. You can read our review of the Odele Leave-In Detangling Tonic.
Exfoliating Body Wash
This exfoliating body wash has a gentle, fragrance-free formula that's suitable for all skin types. Made with five percent glycolic acid and an AHA blend of lactic acid, pyruvic acid, and tartaric acid, this body wash lightly exfoliates skin without stripping it of essential oils. You can read our review of the Naturium The Smoother Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Body Wash.
Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
Forget thick, white sunscreen that's bound to clog your pores. This sunscreen has a weightless cream-gel formula that instantly absorbs into skin. It also features a light, minty green tint that helps to reduce redness and even out skin tones. You can read our review of the Hero Cosmetics Shield Superlight Broad Spectrum Sunscreen.
Say goodbye to dark spots once and for all with this face serum. It's made with a powerful blend of chemical exfoliants and skin brighteners that help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Plus, it not only works on the face, but also on areas like the bikini line and underarms. You can read our review of the Versed Weekend Glow Daily Brightening Solution.
Say goodbye to dark spots once and for all with this mineral sunscreen. It's ideal for anyone who dreads putting on SPF. For starters, it's a 100 percent mineral formula that blocks harmful UV rays. It also has a blurring tint that makes skin appear slightly airbrushed. The best part: the texture is incredibly lightweight and silky, meaning it will seamlessly blend into skin. You can read our review of the Bliss Block Star Daily Mineral Sunscreen.
Flawless Filter Dupe
A viral TikTok beauty must have, this makeup/skincare hybrid leaves skin glowing from the inside out. It comes in eight different shades and can either be worn alone, under or over makeup, or as a highlighter. You can read our review of the E.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Liquid Filter.
The caning on this TV stand adds texture, warmth, and is right on trend. The modern brass knobs and white exterior make it look even more fresh. It comes in two sizes: 60 inches and 72 inches, so you can find the perfect fit for organizing and concealing all of your living room clutter. Our editor brought this home and loves the way it looks and functions. Read all about her experience in this Springville Caned Door TV Stand review.
Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter ($17, originally $20)
For a stylish way to keep the avalanche of incoming mail organized, this metal and faux leather mail sorter delivers. With its midcentury-inspired design, our editor writes about how she's used it to double as decor and a mail filing system in this Metal & Faux Leather Mail Sorter review.
Large throw pillows with removable cases can be expensive, but these cream-colored pillows from Target's Threshold collection capture the textural look of linen while still being totally affordable. Our editor has them and loves how easy they are to mix and match and that the pillowcases can be removed and thrown in the wash when they get dirty. For more details, check out this Woven Washed Windowpane Throw Pillow review.
Arched Floor Mirror
Wooden Arch Mirror ($230)
If you're looking for a floor length mirror, this arched wooden beauty from the Threshold collection designed with Studio McGee is a solid choice. Our editor placed it in her bedroom and writes about how it instantly expanded the room and added architectural interest. Read all about her thoughts and see how she styled it in this Threshold x Studio McGee Wooden Arch Mirror review.
Ceramic Trophy Vase ($15)
This small trophy-shaped vase could pass as a flea market score. Its sculptural shape means it looks just as good empty as it does when it's filled with flowers. Our editor brought it home and has already found several ways to style it, including as a kitchen crock filled with wooden cooking spoons. Read all about her experience in this Ceramic Trophy Vase review.
Stoneware Baking Dish
Not only is this baking dish a gorgeous kitchen addition, but it's also a one-and-done baking tool. According to one POPSUGAR editor, "I love all of the convenience this Magnolia baking dish provides. I can't tell you how many times I've ruined the look of a dessert or casserole simply because I've had to transfer it from an oven-safe dish to a table-ready serving plate or bowl. It might not seem like an extensive step, but after a day filled with baking or cooking over a hot stove, you really just want to skip to the part of getting to actually enjoy what you've spent all this time making — rather than having to move it around and dirty more utensils in the process." You can read our review of the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Oven-to-Table Stoneware Oval Baking Dish.
Rings, bracelets, watches, earrings, and necklaces will be able to call this jewelry organizer home in no time. This handy organizer comes with three stackable trays, all of which feature a different layout, so your accessories will be easy to see. You can read our review of the Brightroom Stackable Bamboo Accessory Tray.
If you want to give your bedroom a subtle upgrade, this will do the trick. Not only does it add a tasteful accent to the end of the bed, but it's also very practical since you can sit on it or use it as a place to put clothes before you hang them up. You can read our review of the Hearth & Hand Upholstered Natural Wood Accent Bench.
Candles are the perfect way to warm up any space. This candle has three bold wooden wicks that provide a calming crackling sound when burned. Not to mention, this candle also comes in eight additional scents, including Ocean Air and Moss, Fennel and Pine, and Vanilla and Bergamot. You can read our review of the Threshold 3-Wick Wooden Amber Glass Candle.
Smart Coffee Machine
Not a morning person? This coffee machine will turn you into one. This smart coffee maker lets you choose from five strengths, six temperatures, four brew sizes, and single or double coffee-shot options when making a cup of coffee. One POPSUGAR editor noted, "The big advantages of this brewer are its smart features that allow you to create and schedule your ideal cup right from your phone." You can read our review of the Keurig K-Café Smart Coffee Machine.
On-the-Go Smoothie Blender
This portable blender allows you to enjoy smoothies on the go, which means no more bulky machinery or messy clean up. (Yay!) What we love about this little device is that it's ultra convenient and portable, so we can sip on smoothies no matter where we go. You can read our review of the BlendJet 2 Portable Blender.
Apple AirTag ($30)
If you're worried about losing your luggage while traveling or you find yourself constantly forgetting where you put your keys or purse, you need an Apple AirTag. This tiny device can track your belongings through the Find My app, so you'll know exactly where your things are. Read our in-depth review of the Apple AirTag.
Apple AirPods Max Headphones ($549)
These are the headphones of the future. First and foremost, the sound is extremely clear. Plus, they feature a "Digital Crown" button so you can control the volume, answer phone calls, skip music, and use Siri without having to use your phone. As for the cherry on top: these headphones have a cool feature that allows Siri to read you your text messages, and you can even respond back with voice activation. Read our in-depth review of the Apple AirPods Max Headphones.
Beats Studio Buds ($120, originally $150)
Elevate any listening experience when you have these earbuds. These wireless noise-canceling headphones offer two main listening modes — Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and Transparency mode — both of which provide impeccably good sound quality. On top of that, they have up to eight hours of listening time, so you can binge any podcast or album you want. Read our in-depth review of the Beats Studio Buds.