Target is literally a gift from the gods.

If you beg to differ, please stop reading, I will not hear anything bad about it. I mean, who could hate it, most of them have a Starbucks in them and they now have the fancy cup holders that you can attach to your cart!! I can go to Target just to walk around, spend three hours doing so and walk out with a pack of gum. I think that it should literally be considered one of the Wonders of the World, it is that amazing.

That being said, Target plays to the college-age demographic HEAVILY! They have good prices, wonderful customer service, AMAZING hours of operation — literally, the Target in Kennesaw is open until midnight on Saturdays — and they offer everything a girl could need. Here a just a few of them:

1. Calendars

Large planners, regular sized planners, pocket planners, wall calendars, dry erase calendars, they make them all just for you! AND they have them for all price ranges, you can get a wall calendar for $3 or one for $20, the choice is yours. But these are so amazing because what girl doesn't want to pretend to have her life together?

2. Pens/Pencils

With every color imaginable offered, whether it is in store or online, this will make taking notes, or writing in your planner that much more enjoyable.

3. Leggings

What girl doesn't love stretchy pants that you can wear with an oversized T-shirt to class and then a cute sweater to dinner with the girls? I'll wait.

4. Workout Clothes

Again, pretending to have your life together involves pretending you work out every day.

5. Candles

So. Many. To. Choose. From. Whatever scent you like, you can find in the majestic aisle of candles, but be warned you will want more than one.

6. Blankets

I think they literally use clouds to make them they are so soft.

7. Pillows

Decorative or just ones for your bed, they make them all for such a wonderful price.

8. Anything from the Home Goods section actually

Especially with Chip and Joanna's new line.

9. Or anything from the dollar spot

Cute string lights, fuzzy socks, holiday decorations, this section is literally meant to decorate your dorm room on a budget.

10. Snacks

They literally make the best pickles in a pouch, believe me or don't believe me — please don't believe me so I can keep them all to myself.

11. New books

Between offering all of the hottest celeb books to self-help/motivation, they have anything you could ever want to read.

12. Bathing Suits

I don't know about all Targets but, all of the ones I go to have some year-round so you never have to go on that winter cruise without a new bikini.

13. MUGS

Because what college girl isn't obsessed with drinking coffee or tea?

14. E.L.F.

Eyes. Lips. Face. They offer everything you could want for a FANTASTIC price AND they don't test on animals AND are a CRUELTY-FREE brand.

15. And all of the other makeup they have to offer

Want the new NYX color, they have it. Want the newest face masks, they have it.

16. Vitamins

Again, what would a grown adult do without their vitamins? It just makes you feel extra that you got them at Target.

17. Plants

From the dollar spot or not, you feel like you have a real green thumb when you look around and see all of the greenery in your dorm (even though half of them are probably fake).

18. Organizational Shit

From sticky notes, to file folders, to filing cabinets, they have you covered from your first step to your last.

19. Anything with an inspirational quote on it

Because starting your morning with something that will make you smile is worth spending your money.


Honestly, anything that you find at Target is probably worth your money, and if it isn't I'll still buy it anyway because it came from Target.