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The Best Gifts You Can Get From Target

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Linsay ThomasGuest Blogger
December 08, 2016 · 3.3k Views

It’s now December, which means Christmas is actually this month! How time flies! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? If Black Friday and Cyber Monday didn’t satisfy your shopping needs, you’re in luck!

Target is offering some great deals on gifts for the entire family. Whether you’re looking for the hottest toys for the kids, relaxing gifts for your hard-working wife or some sporty gifts for your athletic brother, Target has curated gift ideas to make sure that your recipients are thrilled with their presents on December 25. On top of that, Target is currently offering free shipping and returns, so you can’t go wrong.

Whether you’re shopping online or prefer to browse in-store, here are some top gifts from Target. Add them to your shopping list and get them ready for their temporary home underneath the Christmas tree.


For the Kids

Toys are the main attraction during the holidays, and Target doesn’t disappoint. Target allows you to shop by age, so you can make sure that your gift choices are age-appropriate. You can also shop by categories, such as toys, arts and crafts, sporting goods, electronics, beauty and clothing. This helps you narrow down gift choices, since your son may be more interested in electronics, while your daughter may prefer beauty-related presents.


0-2 years

Kids at this stage of life are generally easy to shop for. Brighten up their Christmas with gifts like LEGO® DUPLO® My First All-in-One-Box-of-Fun ($28.49), B. Zany Zoo Wooden Activity Cube ($59.99), or Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBowWow ($29.99). Toddlers at the older end of this age range may enjoy B. Mat-A-Matics Dancing Piano Mat ($29.99), Playskool Friends Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo ($59.99), or the VTech® Smart Shots Sports Center ($34.99).


3-4 years

Looking for fun, interactive toys that will delight your preschooler? FurReal Friends (starting at $16.99) are sure to be a hit. There are many animals to choose from, but the hottest ones this season are Torch, My Blazin’ Dragon ($79.99), and Bootsie ($49.99), a gray cat. Cars are a hit for boys and girls alike. Young boys will love Matchbox Stinky The Garbage Truck ($59.99), while girls will be clamoring for the Barbie Ultimate Puppy Mobile ($49.99) or one of the vehicles from My Generation. LEGO sets will continue to be popular with this age group. Target is offering a LEGO® Juniors Batman™ & Superman™ vs. Lex Luthor™ ($19.99) set specifically for younger builders. Building upon the success of the popular movie Trolls, Target will also be carrying various Troll doll sets ($49.99), so if your child was a fan of the movie, don’t forget to check these out.


5-7 years

Children at this age enjoy things on wheels, so check out the Razor Scooters (starting at $37.99) at Target. Video games are also popular, and with the resurgence of Pokémon, you’ll want to make sure your child has Pokémon Sun ($39.99) and Pokémon Moon ($39.99) for their Nintendo 3DS gaming system. The Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Playset ($99.99) is a must-have for car lovers. Girls will love the Crayola Inspiration Art Case ($26.99) and Shopkins Playsets (starting at $8.69). Little Live Pets Snuggles My Dream Puppy ($54.99) is another hot toy that is sure to sell out fast. Also popular are board games like Pie Face Showdown ($24.99). Just add whipped cream for tons of fun!


8-11 years

Expect more of the same in this age range. Shopkins and Crayola gift sets such as Shopkins Shopping Cart Sprint Board Game ($19.99) and Crayola Color Alive Animation Studio ($26.99) still all the rage for girls in this age group. Nerf (starting at $9.99) and Air Hogs (starting at $23.99) toys are popular for boys, as well as video games. Think Pokémon and PlayStation 4 games like Madden NFL 17 ($59.99). Your child may be more into technology. If that’s the case, consider a tablet. Target has Samsung Galaxy Tab A (starting at $179.99) tablets and iPad Mini 2 tablets ($269.99).


12+ years

Satisfying the wants and needs of tweens and teens can seem like a monumental task. This Nerf Rebelle Flipside Bow ($19.99) is suitable for older kids that is still all the rage, as are more advanced LEGO sets, like LEGO Minecraft Snow Hideout ($37.99). The Drop Shot Portable Table Tennis Set ($58.99), Spy Gear Video WalkieTalkies ($44.99), and puzzles like Rubik’s Cube ($8.99) are popular among teens as well. You may also want to consider robotics, such as the Parrot Evo Airborne Night Drone (on sale for $79.99) or the WowWee Chip Remote Control Dog ($199.99). Your teen and his friends can battle it out in the HEXBUG BattleBots Arena ($79.99). The My Look Sew Crazy Sewing Machine ($29.99) will appeal to your teen girls’ creative side.


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For the Adults

Kids aren’t the only ones to have all the fun at Christmas time. Adults deserve gifts, too. However, finding the perfect gift for someone who has it all can be quite the challenge. The trick is to choose gifts based on personality type, and Target has that covered. Here are some gift choices for adults based on their personalities.


the entertainer

If your friend or family member loves to throw parties, give him or her some help with a gift that will make every party even more special. Board games such as Suspicion ($19.99) and CodeNames ($13.99) will help break the ice and get everyone laughing. And what’s a party without popcorn? The West Bend Air Crazy Popcorn Maker Machine (on sale for $16.99) will make a great gift for the generous host or hostess. Target also offers a ton of serving trays and coasters in marble and brass for an elegant touch, like the Threshold Marble and Brass Serving Tray (on sale for $18.99). Top it off with an ice bucket or punch bowl and you’ve got yourself a party.


the heartwarmer

We all have those friends who just want to Netflix and chill, or maybe just sit by a cozy fire with a mug of hot chocolate. Target has the perfect gifts for these people. A Mrs. Meyer's Scented Soy Candle in Lavender ($6.99) can create a relaxing atmosphere, while a Faux Mohair Throw Blanket (on sale for $25.49) will keep your recipient warm on a cold night. The Bella 1.8 L. Ceramic Kettle ($49.99) is ideal for pouring a nice cup of tea on a chilly morning. Me! Bath Bomb Gotta Have It Pomegranate ($9.99) and other bath time accessories are must-haves for those who enjoy being pampered.


the tastemaker

You can’t forget your friend or sister who always looks so well put-together. She’s always wearing the most fashionable clothes and her nail polish is never chipped. She looks like she just walked out of a fashion magazine. Keep her – and her home – looking stylish with Target items such as DENY Designs Morgan Kendall Garden Roses Framed Wall Art (on sale for $34.30) and a Mossimo Velvet Scarf ($12.99). essie® Gel Couture Nail Polish in Spiked with Style ($11.49) will keep her nails looking like a million bucks. Have a stylish man in your life? Surprise him with a Timex Expedition® Scout Watch ($39.99) or a Merona Tie in Denim Solid ($19.99).


the go-getter

Do you have that friend you just envy because she always has time for a workout at the gym? Does your husband basically live outside? If so, Target has gifts for these active individuals. ELESTRON® SkyMaster 12x60 Binoculars (on sale for $47.99) and JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker ($59.99) are must-haves for the outdoorsy types. For your gym buff friend, seek out the S'ip by S'well Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($24.99) or a C9 Kettlebell (various prices depending on weight).


Don’t disappoint your friends and family this Christmas. Make it a year to remember with these fun and thoughtful gifts from Target.

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Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.

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