50 Under-$50 Target Items That Look Way More Expensive Than They Are

A $50 budget doesn’t usually yield the most stylish results—unless, of course, you’re taking that budget to Target. Between stocking a selection of carefully curated brands and selling its own products across the home, lifestyle, and fashion spaces, the retailer makes affordable shopping easier than ever. There’s an impressive collection of kitchen gadgets that you’ll actually want to display on your counters. There are brightly colored accessories that’ll help you welcome warmer weather in style. There are even a few pieces for the tech lover, such as retro-inspired record players decked out with modern touches and waterproof wireless headphones. Whether you’re looking for a gift or just want to treat yourself to a little something, suffice it to say this is the place to look.

The only downside? There’s a lot to look through. To that end, we’ve pulled together 50 of our favorite items under $50 that look surprisingly high-end; shop our picks ahead.

For a Vintage Lookalike



It may look like a French antique, but this copper-colored colander is less than $40.

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

For Kitchen Basics



Cast iron dutch ovens will usually set you back a pretty penny, but this five-quart one is surprisingly affordable.

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

For At-Home Brunches



Possibly the only thing better than fresh waffles: a miniature, mint-colored waffle maker for less than $10.

Crosley Discovery Turntable

For DIY DJ-ing



Play your favorite tunes in style with this retro turntable. Though if you’re not ready to go completely analog, it also comes with a built-in Bluetooth receiver so you can stream your music through its speakers.

Olive & June The Poppy Manicure Tool

For Easy Nail Art



For an at-home manicure that rivals salon quality, try this compact little tool. It’s ergonomically designed, making using your non-dominant hand to swipe on polish easier than ever.

Opalhouse Cutout Ceramic Color-Changing Oil Diffuser

For Creating a Calming Space



Complete with a color-changing internal light and delicate cut-outs, this ceramic diffuser is the chicest way to keep your home smelling like your favorite essential oils.

Project 62 Desk Lamp with USB Ports

For Smart Lighting



Not only does this lamp make the cutest desktop accent, but it comes with two USB ports so you can charge your electronics while you work.

JoyJolt Javaah Double Wall Espresso Glasses (Set of 4)

For a Morning Boost



If you splashed out on an expensive espresso machine, save with these double-walled glasses that look like they belong in an upscale coffee shop.

Stars Above Cozy Chenille Robe

For Super Soft Lounging



Up your loungewear style with a fuzzy knee-length robe. This chenille option comes in three subtle colors you’ll want to wear for years to come.

Nimble AirPod Pro Case

For Tech Protection



Never lose your AirPods again with this handy little green case, which also ensures they’ll stay protected if you accidentally drop them.

Jungalow by Justina Blakeney Standard Soleil Sham (Set of 2)

For a Bedroom Refresh



Bring a pop of contrast to an all-white bed with Justina Blakeney’s quilted shams.

Universal Thread Striped Straw Shopper Tote

For an Ombre Catch-All



From shopping the farmers market stalls to hitting the beach, this straw tote will come in handy for all summer activities.

Heyday Small Portable Bluetooth Speaker

For To-Go Tunes



It’s waterproof, includes a USB cable for charging on the go, and is tiny enough to fit in any bag you bring: This bluetooth speaker is the ideal portable solution for when the occasion calls for music.

Stars Above Beautifully Soft Short Sleeve Pajama Set

For Cozy Sleepwear



Treat yourself to a new pajama set. This ultra-soft design has a little spandex in the material blend that makes it even more comfortable.

All in Motion 3mm Yoga Mat

For a Yoga Sidekick



Whether you’re stretching at home or in a yoga studio, this non-slip mat has you covered for your whole workout. It’s lightweight enough to make hauling it to the gym easy.

RockDove Adeline Cross-Band Faux Fur Slipper

For Plush Footwear



Because we’re all spending more time at home these days, pick up a fluffy pair of slippers to make doing chores feel more luxurious. This set has a memory foam footbed for maximum comfort.

Levoit Personal True HEPA Air Purifier

For a Burst of Fresh Air



Breathe a little easier with an air purifier designed to filter out allergens like pet hair, mold, and dust. Unlike clunky floor models, this sleek option takes up virtually no space: Simply prop it on your desk or a bookshelf.

Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker

For Barista-Level Coffee



Skip the morning Starbucks run with this pour-over coffee maker. Not only does it eliminate the need for paper filters, but it’ll also look great as a kitchen countertop accent.

Brownlee & Co Cryotherapy Ball Facial Roller

For At-Home Facials



Give tired skin a little boost with this ice therapy gadget. It’s designed to reduce inflammation and speed up healing if you’re acne-prone.

All in Motion Kettlebell

For Workout Pros



Build out your home gym with one of these colorful kettlebells. You can choose from six different weights or pick up the entire lot for a complete set.

Remington Shine Therapy Hot Rollers

For Salon-Worthy Blow-Outs



If you have five minutes, you have enough time to use this set to get perfect curls.

A New Day 14K Gold Plated Twist Huggie Hoop Earrings

For Some Ear Candy



Made from 14K gold-plated metal, these miniature hoops are an easy everyday accessory. (Plus, they’re nickel-free, so they won’t irritate sensitive skin.)

Golde Matcha Turmeric Superfood Latte Blend

For a Superfood Blend



Swap your regular mid-day espresso for this sugar-free matcha blend to get a natural energy boost that’ll have you feeling your best.

Room Essentials Self Watering Planter

For Hands-Off Plant Care



For the rookie plant parent, a self-watering planter eliminates the guesswork. This simple version comes in five sizes and tons of fun colors, from mint green to cobalt blue.

Allegra K Signature Cashmere Blend Scarf

For a Luxury Accessory



Sign us up for cashmere under $30.

HoMedics Fast UV-Clean Portable Sanitizer Case

For Quick Cleaning



Great for sanitizing anything from your phone to baby toys, this UV-C LED sanitizer case is a must-buy.

A New Day Oversized Fan Tote Handbag

For Maximum Versatility



This timeless design is made for everyday use; it even comes with an exterior hand sanitizer pouch.

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Chess & Checkers Combined Game Boards

For Game Nights



Choose from checkers, chess, or tic-tac-toe for your next family night in.

Sun Squad Deluxe Inflatable Above Ground Pool

For a Warm-Weather Essential



For those extra-hot days where the only solution is lying in a pool, this inflatable option is surprisingly sturdy, according to reviewers (and wallet-friendly to boot).

Igloo Tag Along Too Cooler

For Perfect Picnics



‘Tis the season for al fresco dining; and whether you’re bringing your feast to the park or the beach, this citron-colored cooler makes for a sunny companion.

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