Originally I was just going to post a few photos from my latest Target trip to Instagram and be done with it, but I decided at the last minute that my latest Target finds deserved a post of their own. I got so many goodies for so CHEAP — cute stuff for my planner, plus a few random extras.
I was really excited to see all of the new items in the Target dollar+ section the other day, including tons of stuff for the holidays. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I think it’s safe to say that the holiday season is now in full swing, so I’m perfectly okay with buying Christmas-y supplies for my planner, etc.
I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to use these silver clothespins for just yet, but I knew I had to have them when I saw the pretty glittery goodness for just $1. I think I might use them for some kind of holiday card-displaying project or something similar to that. When I come up with a really cool use for them I will definitely post about the DIY project here!
I have so many sticky notes that have been accumulating in my room over the last year, many of which are from the Target $1 section. I use them in my planner, around my desk, in my daily diary (my separate daily planner book) and a bunch of other places … I definitely get a lot of use out of them, but I have kind of been avoiding buying any new sticky notes for a few months now just because I really, really, really don’t need them.
Well … I decided to suspend that little rule of mine when I saw the newest sticky notes at Target the other day. This pack (above) only cost $1 and it came with two note pads with pretty designs in mint, white and gold. There were a few different designs for the two-pack sticky notes and this is the one I happened to like the best.
The second sticky note set I bought was this “combo pack” that includes one square notepad with mint trim and four different page flags. Each sticky notepad in this pack contains 30 sheets and, for just $1, you really can’t find a better bargain than that! I’m pretty sure that this combo pack also came in a few different colors/designs, but I’m not absolutely positive about that. Either way, this set alone has a bunch of different colors to choose from for a good amount of color variety 🙂
The third (and final) sticky note set I bought at Target was this adorable Christmas-y flags set. This pack (also only $1) comes with five different designs and contains 250 sheets total … another awesome buy. I’m going to use these to decorate my planner for Christmas; I plan on doing a holiday-themed calendar for December and I’m also going to use them on my weekly pages leading up to December 25th. They will also be great for other projects around the house and even for marking pages in recipe books for my mother’s great Christmas cookie bake of 2015. I am definitely looking forward to that 😀
Target has lots of little gift sets in the dollar+ section right now, and I’m sure they will be adding even more in the coming weeks. I thought this bracelet four-pack was really cute and I just couldn’t say no to buying it for myself because it was only $3. There’s a lot of costume jewelry in the dollar+ section right now, like these bracelets, plus lots of sets and gifts for kids. These bracelets are kind of small, but I don’t think they’re meant for kids.
This set comes with one black and gold bangle bracelet, one black rhinestone-ish bracelet, one black beaded bracelet and one black shimmery beaded bracelet. I love how the four bracelets look tied together with the black ribbon, so I’m probably going to wear them just like that. They look really cute on my arm; a lovely (and super affordable) addition to any holiday outfit!
The next items I picked up were these pretty adhesive rhinestones. I bought two different packs, which were $1 each: red, white and green Christmas rhinestones and snowflake-shaped rhinestones in different shades of blue. There were a few other designs in the dollar+ section but I don’t remember exactly what those designs looked like. I can’t wait to use these to decorate my planner for the holiday season, and I think I’ll pick up a few more packs in the coming weeks when I start doing some holiday DIY projects. I think these would look really cute on mason jars and I know a lot of people do mason jar projects for the holidays (myself included) so I’m going to test that out too!
I have so many candles as it is, but it was really hard for me to pass this one up because it smells so good and the shimmery gold holder is just too pretty. Target has a bunch of different candles in their dollar+ section, including candles like this one in other scents and color votive holders (green, red, silver, etc. for the holidays), plus other types of candles in completely different colors, scents and holders.
I decided to go with this “Amberwood”-scented candle in the gold votive, mostly because of the color. I honestly wasn’t expecting much from this candle because it was only $3 and I really didn’t think the scent would be that strong; I figured I would burn the candle until it was all done and then use the votive as some sort of decoration in my room. WELL … I was (very) pleasantly surprised to find that this candle not only smells wonderful but the scent is also strong enough to fill up my room. I was even able to smell it outside my room in the hallway and down the stairs a bit. Super happy about this candle!
The last item in this post wasn’t in the dollar+ section, but I still got it for a really great price ($5). I just got my new iPhone — I upgraded from the 5S to 6S, and I am soooooo in love with it! I ordered a custom-made phone case on Etsy a few weeks ago but it will still be at least a few more days before I receive it, so I had to get some kind of case to put on my new iPhone 6S in the meantime.
I REALLY didn’t want to be spending $20+ on a case at Target when I know I would be able to get a really cute one for a lot cheaper online … so I was super, super excited to see a whole display of $5 cell phone cases right at the check out aisle while I got on line to pay for my goodies. It was totally meant to be!
There were plenty of different cases at the check out for all different types of smart phones and they came in a variety of different colors and designs. My favorite one was this turquoise Aztec-y design with glittery gold at the bottom. The case is thin and you can’t expect it to completely protect your phone from crazy drops and such, but it is more than perfect for me right now while I wait for my custom case to arrive. I will probably be using this one even after my other case arrives and switch them both on and off because this one is super pretty 😀
So … That concludes my Target $1+ section finds post! There were so many other awesome goodies there that I didn’t buy, so this post is just a sample of some of the new items that Target has for the holiday shopping season. I can’t wait to go back and start my holiday shopping there (and elsewhere). This is the most wonderful time of year, afterall!