Some people go to the gym, deep clean their house, or spend hours scrolling through social media when they're feeling stressed out. I'm all the way here for whatever form of self care works for you, but I'm not someone who exercises when I need a release. Instead, you'll find me wandering around a retail store, imaging what my life as designed by that store would be. I usually opt for my local mall, but if I don't feel like driving, Target is always my first choice. You can literally find anything you need while walking up and down the aisles, and there are things you should be buying at Target that you may not even know about.
I mainly treat Target as a way to daydream. If I had my life together, my apartment would be perfectly coordinated with home accent pieces from the store's decor department. I'd buy organic tampons and not blink at any price tags. In reality, I spend most of my money on sushi and wine, so going wild at Target doesn't happen often. But after looking at pretty much every page of the store's website, I'm seriously impressed with the variety of things you can get at Target. I'm not exaggerating when I say that you could probably go to Target for all of your shopping needs — from furniture to food to clothing —and be totally fine. These are some of my favorite things I didn't realize you could get at Target, but will totally add to my list now.
Each month, Target releases a box filled with product samples, and it's only $7. They sell out quickly, so set an alarm for the first of the month if you aren't able to snag this month's edition anymore.
As previously mentioned, I love Target's home decor, but I rarely venture into the actual furniture department. It turns out that the store has some rad mid-century items, and they're pretty fairly priced.
You may be asking, "Why?" My response: "Why not?" Do you need a lifetime supply (or monthly supply — I am not here to judge) of lollipops? Perhaps not. But the option is there, and I appreciate Target even more now.
Instead of carrying a reliable cosmetic bag, I usually throw my favorite eyeshadows into my purse and hope for the best. But now I may be tempted to change by makeup-destroying ways. This set comes with two bags, and they're cute enough that you'll actually want to show them off.
Whether you need to up your Instagram game or make your next party stand out, jumbo balloons are an extra way to take things to the next level. These don't ship inflated, so you'll still need to find a helium tank, but you can get that from Target, too. I'm even more convinced of Target's goodness after browsing their entire catalog. It is truly the Beyonce of retail stores — there's nothing it can't do.