The 29 Things We ALWAYS Buy At Target

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Let me paint for you a scene: You go into Target for razors, or binder clips, or a 12-pack of Diet Coke. And you leave with...$200 worth of stuff you never knew you needed. The problem, of course, is that every section is filled with something to tempt you. Amazing prices on favorite brands! Exclusive designer collabs! Aisles upon aisles of candy!
We get it. So much so that we've written about all the ways to stretch your dollar there. Because Target is a one-stop shop for, well, everything. Ahead, our 29 favorite Target buys — which are also probably the reasons we're broke.
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Socks
Basics aren't always sexy, but why spend a ton on something that just goes inside your shoe all day?
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Bottled Water
To keep on hand for the days you forget to keep your Swell by your side.
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Towels
Wow guests with matching towel sets that come in at under $20.
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Band-Aids
We love buying generic, but we also swear that name-brand Band-Aids are actually worth it. Thankfully, Target typically prices below drugstore costs.
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Drugstore Brands
A lot of so-called "drugstore" brands are just way cheaper at Target. One editor found that a $17 Aveeno lotion from her neighborhood CVS is only $6 there.
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Generic Drugs
If your seasonal allergies are making you broke, consider stocking up on Up & Up.
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Sheets
Laugh if you want, but Target's sheet sets are a genius buy for home. They even sell organic cotton versions.
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Candy
Putting the "fun" in "fun sized." Or any size, really.
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Tampons & Pads
Sometimes, paying for the damn tampons already feels like a tampon tax. There's a reason so many R29ers say they stock up on these at Target.
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Vitamins
If you want adults to take vitamins, make them affordable AND make them gummies.
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Travel-Sized Toiletries
Also good for pretending you're a giant.
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Candles
You need at least a million of these in each room, right?
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Paper Goods
True Target devotees know to stock up on paper goods like they're stocking a survival bunker.
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Natural Cleaning Products
It doesn't hurt that they all smell great.
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Workout Clothes
While they might be more difficult to style as runway-ready "athleisure," a set of sweats or yoga pants from Target will mean you'll actually have money to spare for those pricey boutique classes.
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Basic Tees
Can you ever have too many classic tees? Okay, that was a rhetorical question, because we'll never stop stocking up on these. (Some only cost $2.70!)
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PJs
A matching PJ set for every season is reasonable, right? Wait, don't answer that either.
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Kitchen Basics
From the actually useful to the doubtful (hello, avocado pitter gathering dust!), Target has it all.
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Exclusive Make-Up Brands
Which are also known as "another reason to linger in the beauty aisle."
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Beer
Okay, Target doesn't sell wine and beer in every state, but if you're one of the lucky ones, it's really a one-stop shop.
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Wine
Where better to pick up a big box of wine than at a big-box store?
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Furniture
Real talk: Target's furniture is just getting better and better.
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Seasonal Decor
Thank you, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for giving us an excuse to completely change the color schemes of our apartments.
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Snacks
FYI, this also comes in a 26-oz tub for the truly hungry.
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Books
While we love the one-click convenience of Amazon, Target offers regular 20%-off discounts on titles.
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K-Cups
Pick your favorite way to caffeinate.
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Pillows
Oh, and speaking of easy, cheap upgrades, you'll definitely need to pick up at least a million of Target's shams and pillows.
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Party Supplies
The rainbow of colors available for everything from forks to banners makes it easy to mix and match.
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Snack Bars
Buy them in a box, keep 'em in your purse, fight hanger whenever it hits.
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