Here's How Target Almost Tricked Me into Spending $44 This Weekend

Here's How Target Almost Tricked Me into Spending $44 This Weekend

Lisa Freedman
Apr 16, 2018
(Image credit: Lisa Freedman)

The most dangerous part of any Target store? The first few square feet. I'm talking about Bullseye's Playground, which I will forever affectionately call the Dollar Spot. No matter how frequently I visit, the section always seems to be full of fun new stuff that I've never seen before. And each item is more enticing than the last. It's all so cute and inexpensive — but it does add up.

I didn't buy anything from this section (because I'm trying to practice restraint — and I was there to shop the new Opalhouse line!). So, while I left with $44 extra dollars in my pocket, I also had some regrets.

Here's what I was eyeing this weekend.

  1. Never Enough Thyme Planter, $5: I don't always love things with words on them (it's so easy to go very overboard!), but this pun is funny because it has two meanings. And gray goes with basically everything in my house.
  2. Gardening Gloves, $3: How cute are these gardening gloves? I feel like these would have actually made me willing to do some outdoor gardening.
  3. Spoon Set, $3: This picture doesn't do the colored spoons justice. (I blame the wonky store lighting!) The yellow, pink, and blue were so bright and poppy!
  4. Juice Carafe, $3: These carafes matched the spoon sets (and the pineapple trivet/cheeseboard to the right) and made me want to throw a summery brunch with juice and lots of fresh fruit.
  5. Fluted Cake Stand, $5: I'm obsessed with cake stands, and you can't really beat a $5 price tag!
  6. Felt Memory Game, $1: This felt memory game — featuring foods like watermelon slices, pretzels, sandwiches, and more — would have been a great little gift for any of my friends with kidos.
  7. Cooler Bag, $5: Flamingoes are still super trendy, and this bag would have been handy for little picnics or trips to the beach.
  8. Water Bottle, $5: Because one can never have too many water bottles.
  9. Tin Recipe Box, $5: With Mother's Day coming up, I briefly considered getting this for my mom and filling it with handwritten recipe cards.
  10. Beverage Tub, $5: A big beverage tub like this one is good for so much more than holding drinks. I wanted to get it and use it to carry party supplies (condiments, chips, napkins, etc.) from the kitchen to my patio.
  11. Ice Cream Tote Bag, $3: I know so many little kids who would have looked adorable carrying this sweet little bag.
  12. Sweet Treat Sidewalk Chalk, $1: This sidewalk chalk looks like an ice cream sandwich! And was only $1!

What about you? Do you get as distracted in Bullseye's Playground as I do? What sorts of things have you found recently?

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