10 Target Stocking Stuffers You Can Score for Under $20

From beauty sets and cozy blankets to seasonal candies and scented candles, Target's affordable stocking stuffers work for anyone on your gift list.
Holiday gifts at Target are displayed in-store.

Target is an excellent store to check out any time of year, but especially around the holidays. It can serve as a 1-stop shop for everything from sweaters for gifting to essentials for baking sweet holiday treats.

But the retailer has even more to offer to make this chaotic season smoother. If you're still shopping for people on your list, look over our guide to the best Target stocking stuffers under $20 — there are more than you may think!

10 Stocking Stuffers at Target for Under $20

1. Beauty Sets

Beauty sets are such an easy go-to gift that every year, we see a variety of Target stocking stuffers related to different beauty focuses. Plenty of them are under $20, including various makeup and nail care sets, as well as hair care gift sets. You can also choose from a variety of skin care and wellness gift sets, but the prices may be a bit higher than the other categories. Even so, you should be able to find some for less than $20.

Target's cozy blankets may not fit in a traditional stocking, but they make excellent gifts for friends, family, and co-workers alike.

If you aren't finding any sets that feel right, you can always build your own. For example, you can pair this 15-piece Keep It Glossy lip oil and lip gloss set for $10 with a homemade lip sugar scrub. Or you can buy six Que Bella face masks for $10 and a Sonia Kashuk facial ice roller for $10. The bull's-eye retailer has a wide enough selection of affordable items that you can find something for everyone on your list without spending a fortune.

2. Cozy Blankets

You can't go wrong with gifting cozy blankets, even though most won't fit in conventional stockings. Target has plush throw blankets in a variety of solid colors, so you can easily find one to suit your giftee. Blankets are generally appreciated gifts for people who are prone to being cold. They also help people who work in offices that are always on the chilly side, no matter the time of year. Because of that, these seemingly simple presents are thoughtful and suitable for anyone on your gift list, from casual acquaintances to co-workers, and everyone in between.

3. Good & Gather Tea

If you know someone who loves a good cup of tea — especially more than coffee — then shopping Target's extensive selection of Good & Gather teas is an excellent idea. Plenty of flavors are available, so you can choose a favorite or build a selection for a reasonable price. Expect most varieties to cost around $2.49 to $3.49 for 20 tea bags, though more basic flavors like green tea or black tea could go for around $1.99 for 48 or 100 bags, respectively.

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You can also pair the tea with a container of honey to complete the package. Target has a number of different honeys in the Good & Gather line alone. There's organic raw and unfiltered honey, plus clover honey, and wildflower and orange blossom. The retailer has additional options, too, but if you're looking for affordable sweeteners to add to your tea gift, these are solid ones to consider.

4. Novelty Mugs

Whether your gift recipient prefers coffee, tea, cocoa, or some other hot drink, you can't go wrong with novelty mugs! Is your recipient a cat lover? There's a mug for that. Dog lover? There's a mug to show it. And if neither of those seem like the right fit, Target carries plenty of other novelty mugs, too. You can find seasonal options, as well as generally fun prints and quotes. Even better, the prices we saw were around $5 to $7, making mugs one of the most affordable stocking stuffers at Target. And if you choose your mug wisely, it could become one of those "all-day" gifts your recipient uses regularly.

5. Electronic Accessories

Electronic accessories are another practical gift that most recipients are happy to receive. You may have to dig a little more to find some items under $20, but Target's heyday line has great picks. For instance, this power bank comes in a number of colors, cost $10 at the time of publication, and would make an excellent gift for anyone who's constantly needing to charge their devices.

Monogrammed items are affordable stocking stuffers that can still feel special, and they're suitable for anyone on your gift list.

The collection has plenty of other affordable gifts, too. Look for Apple AirPods cases to start around $8, and for phone cases, cables, and even headphones and earbuds to all start around $10.

6. Personalized Gifts

Monogrammed products make thoughtful gifts any time of year, and if you're drawing a blank on what to get someone, this may be the perfect category of Target stocking stuffer to grab. For example, this Opalhouse journal cost only $5 at the time of publication. We also saw a selection of monogrammed items starting at just $3. Find ornaments, tumblers, stockings, and other products, but don't wait too long to shop. Once these holiday-themed personalized goodies are gone, they may be gone for the whole season.

7. Baking Sets

For the baker on your list, consider affordable sets that include some festive essentials. For example, this 5-piece red set includes an oven mitt, a spatula, tongs with a rubber end that looks like a gingerbread man, and cookie cutters in the shapes of trees and a truck. This 5-piece set in green is similar, just with different patterns and designs. Three-piece sets are also available in green and red. Both come with a whisk, spatula, and apron, so they're great for amateur bakers, as seasoned ones will likely already have these tools.

All these sets were $10 at the time of publication, so they're a good gift on their own. You can also pair them with a fancy baking mix or items like mixing bowls if you want to bulk up the present.

8. Seasonal Candy

Seasonal candy is a stocking stuffer must-have for many families, and Target has plenty of sweet options for sale, including Reese's Trees and Hershey's Santas. But the retailer also has items like Ghirardelli Minis in a peppermint bark flavor, Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolate candies, small cartons of Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, Hubba Bubba gum, Ice Breakers Mints in candy cane flavor, and Tic Tac Lumps of Coal. (That last one is a cherry-flavored candy, by the way.) You can select from tons of other choices, too, including theater boxes of winter-themed candies like Frosty Nerds and holiday M&M's.

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9. Scented Candles

In general, it's best to err on the side of caution when purchasing scented gifts. You need to know your recipient well so that you choose a fragrance they enjoy. It's also good to know if they have headaches triggered by scents, so you can avoid them altogether.

That said, if you know your recipient loves candles, Target makes it easy to shop for the right one. Consider options like holiday scents, or fresh, floral, sweets, earthy, and fruity profiles. Expect to find options available for as little as $3.50, so you can afford to fill multiple stockings without breaking the bank.

10. Gift Cards

If you're stumped, you can shop for Target stocking stuffers in the form of gift cards. They may get a bad reputation, but they make excellent presents on their own, and they're certainly good enough to serve as stocking stuffers.

You can shop for Target gift cards for the bull's-eye lovers on your list, but you can also pick up specialty gift cards. You can shop by categories, too. That can make the process easier if you know the kinds of cards you're looking for. Target has split their gift card selection into sections such as restaurants, gaming, movies and entertainment, and digital entertainment.

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Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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