The 12 Best Fall Items I Spotted in Target’s Dollar Playground This Week
Everyone knows the best part of any Target store is Bullseye’s Playground (aka the Dollar Playground, as we refer to it here, although not everything is technically a dollar). It might seem like the section is stacked with random knick-knacks, but it’s actually a great spot to pick up super-affordable pieces for home decor and entertaining.
Where the section really shines, in my opinion, is with holiday- or seasonal-themed wares. Here are the 12 cutest fall items I spotted on my last trip to Target.
1. Wine Glasses, $3 for a set of 2
These wine glasses are speaking my language. When chilly fall weather rolls in, you just want to pour a glass of red and snuggle up on the couch, right?
2. Wine Bottle Stoppers, $3 for a set of 2
If you can’t finish that entire bottle of aforementioned red (see above), you’re gonna need a bottle stopper to keep your vino fresh. These are perfect for fall, with their pumpkin and leaf shapes and trendy metallic colors.
3. Cookbook Stand, $3
This adorable cookbook (or tablet) stand has handy kitchen conversions on it so you never have to second-guess yourself (or furiously Google the answer) again. It will really come in handy this fall baking season!
4. Baking Pans, $5
How fun would it be to finish off a pie at Thanksgiving and find a hidden message? These baking pans come in different-colored trim with various sayings on them. At my local Target I saw “Hello Fall,” “Pie Is My Favorite,” and “Thankful.”
5. Trivets, $5
These wooden trivets are perfect for protecting your dining table from damage from hot serving dishes (filled with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese!).
6. Decorative Pumpkins, $1 each
You know those DIYs that show you how to paint pumpkins? Skip all that and just buy a bunch of these cute mini pumpkins for your table! I especially love the gold stems here.
7. Ramekins, $3 for a set of 2
These little ramekins would be perfect for baking individual servings of pumpkin crème brûlée (just sayin’). You can also use them to set out snacks like Chex Mix, pretzels, or nuts at your next fall gathering.
8. Banners, $1 each
There were a couple of fall-friendly banners available, like one with leaves and one that said “Thankful.” These would be right at home in your dining room on Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, or just all season long.
9. Ceramic Travel Mugs, $3
The only thing better than drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte is drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte in one of these mugs that says “Morning Pumpkin” and “Pumpkin Spice Everything Nice.” When you walk into work with this in hand, no one will question your love for all things #PSL.
10. Recipe Tin Set, $5
Sometimes it’s just nice to have a tangible thing to keep at your fingertips. Spend an afternoon writing down all your family’s favorite recipes (yes, we’re going analog!) and file them away in this cute tin.
11. Kitchen Towels, $3 each
These kitchen towels — ranging from text-laden ones (“Let’s Stay Home”) to ones with sweet designs like apples and flowers — are affordable enough that you can keep a stack on hand. When one gets dirty, toss it in the laundry and let another have its moment to shine hanging in your kitchen!
12. Vase Filler, $3
Grab a glass vase and fill it up with these little apples and voila! You’ve got a fall centerpiece that’s perfect to leave out on your table all season long.
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Have you spotted any cute fall stuff in this section at Target lately? Tell us in the comments!