Between Bullseye's Playground, all the Chip and Joanna Gaines stuff, the private-label groceries, and, well, everything else, it's easy to go into Target expecting to spend $20 and end up spending $200. It happens to the best of us. Even Kitchn editors.
Here are a few things Kitchn staffers have bought — and loved! — during recent trips to Target.
1. Medallion Fringed Tablecloth, $15
"I recently fell really hard for the Opalhouse line of housewares and bought three tablecloths from the line. I got the one pictured above in both sizes (so I can use them with or without the leaf in my table). And I got this oilcloth version for when my two kiddos want to paint or play with Play-Doh at the table." — Meghan Splawn, Associate Food Editor
2. Global Ikat Picnic Blanket, $20
"I am loving Opalhouse too! I had been dreaming of pretty picnic things to replace our sad old sheet we used to use. This one is so bright and fun as well as practical, because it's lined and wraps up easily for carrying. Oh, and it's not crazy expensive like a lot of picnic blankets. (I can't justify spending a ton money on something I'm just going to put on the ground!)" — Sheela Prakash, Assistant Food Editor
3. Chameleon Cold Brew Black Coffee Concentrate, 32 ounces
"I know I should probably save money and make my own cold brew at home, but I just can't quit my beloved Chameleon cold brew concentrate. It's so convenient and the flavor is so smooth. I dilute it with water and serve it over ice every morning. (Yes, even in the winter!)" — Lauren Kodiak, Managing Editor
4. Heavy-Duty Drop String Lights, $30
"My husband and I hung these over our newly installed patio and couldn't be happier with them. They give off industrial-strength light and still have that trendy Edison bulb style. I'm seriously ready to eat every meal outside now — even my midnight snack." — Lisa Freedman, Lifestyle Editor
5. Orange Cream Ice Cream Bars, $3.50 for 12
6. Pajama Set, $20
"Friends of mine are hosting a royal wedding tea party this weekend. The dress code is fancy pajamas and fascinators. This set at Target spoke to me because it was cute and I love that it was vaguely food-related, too!" — Christine Gallary, Food Editor-at-Large
7. Pink Llama Printed Paper Plates, $2 for 10
"Target always has fun, affordable paper plates — and the seasonal options are always changing. I bought these the other day to have on hand just in case. That llama face cracks me up." — Ariel Knutson, News & Culture Editor
8. Simply Balanced Grapefruit Sparkling Water, $3 for eight 12-ounce cans
"I picked up their sparkling water — the grapefruit variety, obviously — and loved it. It has a fresher grapefruit flavor than La Croix and nice sparkly bubbles that weren't as intense as LC (a good thing in my book!)." — Patty Catalano, Contributor
What have you picked up at Target? Tell us about your recent purchases in the comments below!