My Festive Kitchen {Target Gift Card Giveaway}

Target is my favorite store so I’m excited to be working with them on this sponsored holiday post and giveaway.

I can never seem to get out of Target without a cart full of goodies, so when I saw the holiday kitchen and entertaining aisles I knew I was in trouble. This is our first Christmas in our new home so it was the perfect time to add some seasonal items to our kitchen. Everything was so adorable and many of the things would be perfect for making my home festive while entertaining family and friends this month.

One thing my family likes to do is get together to decorate cookies. We bake sugar cookies and then let the kids decorate them however they’d like to with frosting, candies and sprinkles. Normally the toppings are in plain bowls but I love these Threshold stoneware bowls. Though they are red and white I can use them year round since they aren’t too Christmasy.

We also like to make peanut butter kiss cookies. The kids unwrap the hershey kisses for me. It’s their favorite job because they get to sneak a few candies while mommy isn’t looking. Target has lots of cookie plates. I picked up a couple along with a cookie jar since we always have dozens of Christmas cookies during the holidays.

Another thing I made for holiday guests this year is a mini hot cocoa bar. I put hot cocoa mix in a big glass jar, marshmallows in a mason jar, and then set mugs out. I used a large gift tag and red ribbon to add a little holiday cheer to the setup.

I love how much more festive my kitchen looks now! I think it is so welcoming and I can’t wait for family to come on Christmas day to celebrate with presents, cookies and mugs of hot cocoa!

How can Target help you celebrate the holidays? Tell me what you pick up from my favorite store to make your Christmas, Chanukah or New Years celebrations brighter for a chance to win a gift card!

One reader who comments with their answer below will win a $75 Target gift card. You can earn an extra entry for sharing this post on social media (just leave a second comment with the link).

This giveaway ends December 31, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. Must be a US resident and 21 or older to win.


  1. i LOVE Target too and I would pick up some candles, table cloth, candy, cheese, crackers and wine for a nice New Year’s Eve party.

  2. I would pick up baking goods to make sugar cookies and pumpkin pie.

  3. I would get party supplies at Target for our New Year’s party

  4. I pick up decorations, baking supplies and table settings to make our Christmas celebrations bright.

  5. I would get grape juices, crackers, cookies, deli meats, cheese and serving plates.

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  7. I’d get Christmas decorations, candles, dishes, and some chocolate!

  8. Jennifer Johncock says:

    I LOVE Target! Every year we buy the kids matching Christmas PJs from Target. Our elf delivers them every Christmas Eve right before he leaves to go back to the North Pole. I can’t imagine our holiday without that special tradition!

  9. Jennifer Johncock says:
  10. I would get some cake mix, appetizers, candles, plates, cups, and napkins.

  11. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I will be getting gumdrops, chocolate, nuts, chips and dips, cheese and crackers, veggies and potatoes, drinks, lasagna, bread, and on and on!

  12. Cheryl Abdelnour says:
  13. I’d pick up chocolate chips, sugar and corn syrup for baking sweets!

  14. I’m getting Terry Towel Snowman and Threshold Santa Earthenware Serving Platter to make our Christmas and New Years celebrations brighter.

  15. Jodi Kershuk says:

    Target is my go to place for a lot of my baking essentials.

  16. I would most likely use it on food for my family, including the furry animals. Thank you!

  17. Jodi Kershuk says:
  18. I pick up eggnog

  19. Mary Dailey says:

    Target has one of the best spice sections I’ve ever seen. I would stock up on fresh spices and then look in the home goods for pretty Christmas accessories.

  20. Mary Dailey says:

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  21. JoeyfromSC says:

    WOW, I love everything you chose! Love the hot cocoa & cookie bar idea too! Thanks!

    I LOVE Target!! I would pick up that cake platter you have lol…& some gift tags, ribbons & bows, & some baking supplies b/c I want to make cookies & goodies this year! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    Joey J.

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  23. Mary Dailey says:
  24. buy toys from Target and also pick up some decorations / supplies

  25. I would get candy melts, cocoa, and wafer cookies for cake balls and fudge. Maybe some disposable plates and such to save on the cleanup.

  26. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I would get some holiday decorated server ware for all of the dishes.

  27. Rebecca Parsons says:
  28. courtney hennagir says:

    I so love Target! I was just in there today and got all my wrapping paper,bows,tissue and the cutest Christmas platter! I spent hours in there just looking at everything,lol!

  29. courtney hennagir says:
  30. I pick up a lot of chocolate chips and other baking supplies.

  31. Barbara Montag says:

    We buy our Christmas paper plates and napkins at Target.
    Also it’s a good place to get your stocking stuffers.
    thank you

  32. Barbara Montag says:
  33. Darren stokes says:

    By staying open later.

  34. This Christmas season, I’ve bought my cards, wrapping paper, and candy from Target

  35. iamalighthouse says:

    They can help me by providing awesome cookware!

  36. Susan Christy says:

    I’m going to Target tomorrow to buy a cartload of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, then baking everyone’s favorite – Reese’s Temptations for the next few days.

  37. amy pugmire says:

    We don’t’ have a tree so I would love to put it towards a tree so we have one this year. My kids would be so excited!

  38. amy pugmire says:
  39. Target can help be celebrate the holidays by making it my one shop store. Our Target sells groceries too, so, I can get all my baking needs there, all my gifts, wrapping paper and bows, and my holiday decorations. There is no need to go anywhere else.

  40. Target is where I buy my gingerbread cookie mix so I can bake and decorate cookies with my grandsons every year! I buy the decorations for the cookies, too, from Target. It makes our holidays brighter and fun!

  41. I like the holiday plates and napkins from Target.

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  43. Julie Wood says:

    I like to get the Christmas decorations that Target has good deals on, and I get Christmas Candy!

  44. Julie Wood says:
  45. Target has all the decorations and baking supplies I need for Christmas.

  46. Alina Hahn says:

    I love picking out things to make cookies with – like the different types of icing they have and cookie mixes. Our son loves picking out different sprinkles. They have a great variety and I love the different varieties!

  47. Alina Hahn says:
  48. Lisa Brown says:

    i can buy my baking pans at target to get ready for the holidays

  49. Lisa Brown says:
  50. I love shopping at the Super Target near me with a grocery store. I get all my groceries there so Target can help with my desserts and dinner.

  51. I pick up all my favorite baking ingredients at Target along with presents for the family.

  52. I love their dollar bins at the front of the store, lots of little stocking stuffers in there or little suprises for my kids thru-out the year!

  53. I am hosting my brother-in-law and his wife for Christmas. I would like to get some Christmas napkins and serving platters.

  54. Deb moretti says:

    I get many things at Target. I get gifts, groceries, and gift wrap. It is my home away from home.

  55. Deb moretti says:

    I get many things at Target. I get gifts, groceries, and gift wrap. It is my home away from home.

  56. Deb moretti says:
  57. I love shopping at Target; especially at the holidays. I love that they carry a lot of “green” products. In fact, I just purchased a variety of cleaning products by The Honest Company to make a gift basket for a friend. I also love Mrs. Meyers and Method. I just saw that they now carry Caldrea. So I’d be using the gift card to buy several of the Caldrea bath and body products!

  58. I like to pick up holiday paper plates and napkins, and decorations like the 24″ Holiday Pine & Red Bow Wreath.

  59. I love buying my baking supplies at Target since they are so reasonable!

  60. I was just eyeing some holiday-themed pillows to add to my couch during my most recent trip to Target.

  61. Charlene Canfield says:

    Target has the best bath towels. It is about time I hit them up again!

  62. Charlene Canfield says:
  63. i got my fixings for the hot chocolate bar at Target

  64. I’m all about getting some holiday treats and baking accessories!

  65. Yolanda Scott says:

    I would pick up some cozy Christmas blankets and pillows.

  66. Yolanda Scott says:
  67. I always pick up some of my favorite Mrs. Meyers hand soaps. I love having them out for guests, especially around the holidays.

  68. shelly peterson says:

    Target can help me get ready for the holidays with their great prices. I would buy party supplies, food and drinks for a New Years party at home.
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  70. I’d love to get a table cloth, napkins, and serving pieces for the holidays.

  71. Target is also my favorite store. Target helps me get ready for the holidays by having fresh Fruit Baskets which make great gifts for anyone and everyone.

  72. Allyson Tice says:

    I always pick up all my plates cups and utensils from the party section for all my holidays!

  73. Hilary Barnett says:

    Target would help me decorate my home for the holidays! I love all of their festive and fun holiday decor.

  74. Hilary Barnett says:
  75. Target usually has very good deals on all of the side dishes for the Christmas dinner. Whether it be gift card deals or just sale prices, you can buy it all at Target,

  76. I can pick up party supplies and snacks from Target.

  77. Target has the best price on the printer ink because I am constantly printing up recipes. I have the recipe on one page then which allows me to use the recipe and also either keep it and or print up another recipe if I am giving the baked good away for a gift.
    they also have a great prices on bake good items–flour, baking soda, etc and the wrap to put the goodies in.

  78. Francine Anchondo says:

    I pick items to make cookies.

  79. maleficent m says:

    i have shopped their a lot over the past month cause they had free shipping on every order.I bought blu ray movies, beauty stuff.stocking stuffers.

  80. I would pick up party supplies for new years!

  81. I love Target! I would probably get some fun glasses to toast with!

  82. I got a picture frame from Target to frame a fun Christmas saying for the holidays!

  83. Target has been great with the cartwheel deals! I have been able to snag some wonderful gifts at 50% off or more for my kids!

  84. I buy food and awesome decorations to make my house festive!!

  85. I would pick up food and party supplies.

  86. i got most of my gifts at target!

  87. I would purchase party supplies and lots of frozen appetizers.

  88. I would pick up birthday decorations for my granddaughter’s big day in January and a present. Thanks so much :)

  89. I pick up festive Christmas decorations for the house :)

  90. I enjoy shopping at Target, too. I’ve already picked up Christmas-themed plates, cups and napkins. I may need to go back in get the cookie jar.

  91. saralynns2 says:

    Target is the stop of my Christmas outfit, decorations, and kids gifts :)

  92. Kim Henrichs says:

    Target helps with the holidays by having affordable snacks and the cutest holiday paper goods and wrapping!!

  93. Kim Henrichs says:
  94. Target can help me celebrate the holidays with picking up wrapping items, Christmas gifts, crackers, cheese, dips and plates/napkins, juicke and soft drinks to complete my shopping for our celebration.

  95. I love Target! I bought our stockings, tree skirt and some gifts there

  96. I am always able to get cute paper goods to brighten up my table, as well as yummy snacks! They have cute Christmas snack mixes. It is my favorite store as well!

  97. Aqdas Ahmed says:
  98. Aqdas Ahmed says:

    Target is close to my house so I can run to the store to get last minute things we need for the holidays season.

  99. Danielle T says:

    I love going to target for decor! I like to buy little woodland creatures for Christmas decorations!

  100. I love target. I would purchase towels and sheets.

  101. Angela saver says:

    To make my celebrations brighter I pick up decorations, table settings, decorative dishes, wrapping paper & food, such as chocolate chips & peanut butter from Target!

  102. I’ve always wanted a pretty cake stand!

  103. Dawn Keenan says:

    I would pick up a few baking supplies and some nice serving dishes. Target has awesome prices on groceries!

  104. Dawn Keenan says:
  105. OH! Target Just helped me with my “Dirty Santa” Gift exchange present. I purchased a cute blue crock pot and it was a hot gift that kept getting stolen at the party!

  106. Target makes my holiday brighter by adding joy to my daughters face when she is able to get things from the Our Generation doll line. Much more affordable than other similar doll lines. I also love a lot of their Target brand items, which are affordable and great quality items! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  107. Target always has great decorations – I especially like that they have crafting kits for kids so we can make cute crafts for the holidays!

  108. I would pick up ingredients for appetizers and New Years Eve decorations!

  109. I would love to get appetizers and decorations for my home.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  110. I would get disposable plates, cups, crackers and ingredients for my crab dip.

  111. steven weber says:

    We pick up festive napkins, plates and decorations.

  112. I pick up bottled water, juice, sodas, paper plates and napkins and snacking foods from Target to make our holiday celebrations brighter.

  113. I pick up baking supplies at Target.
    Was just there today. It was really busy!

  114. Angela saver says:
  115. I love their Christmas cards and gift bags…unique

  116. Wanda Patterson says:

    This year I picked up new P.J.’s for everyone flannel sheets and a movie. We all had some hot chocolate watched the movie in our new jammies and cuddled in our warm sheets on Christmas eve.

  117. Wanda Patterson says:
  118. Nicole Sender says:

    I get party supplies; fancy paper plates. Then dip and chips!

  119. Nicole Sender says:
  120. I would probably buy some Christmas Dishes, as we don’t own any yet.

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  122. Teresa Moore says:

    I would buy Christmas placemats, deocrations, party trays and plenty of munchies for my Christmas gathering.

  123. I would buy ingredients to make some nice appetizers for the New Year’s Eve party I’m attending.

  124. Ellie Wright says:

    I know it’s weird, but I love fruitcake. And Target is the only store I’ve found that carries the brand I like. So I pick up several every year. It’s just not Christmas without fruitcake for me.

  125. Ellie Wright says:
  126. tracey johnson says:

    I bnought all my cookie supplies from target

  127. Oh for New Years, I would love to pick up some fun party supplies for the kids and us! Some balloons to pop each hour that night….some blow horns….and some fun little glasses! A few appetizers would be fun too and maybe a new movie for the kids to watch that night! Oh…cant forget the popcorn!

  128. megan tilley says:

    We pick up new pjs, mugs, wrapping paper, presents. We also get our holiday paper plates, ornaments and fuzzy socks~

  129. Deb Jackson says:

    I love target for fresh bakery items for the family.

  130. Jessica Medina says:

    I bought a tree at target this year. it was exactly what I was looking for to decorate my home! plus it was on sale! :)

  131. Jessica Medina says:
  132. A Great place to buy Christmas Decorations and stocking stuffers.

  133. I pick up Slammers for my grandchildren. Target is one of the few stores that carry them and they are a terrific and healthy treat. Around the holidays it seems like we are so busy and I want them to eat as healthy as possible.

  134. I like the cookie jar. That would be festive.
    Thanks for the contest.

  135. Since I left the corporate world to home educate our three children, Target has been been my favorite resource for finding great prices on the best quality merchandise. In fact, the clearance finds have been my favorite way to shop at Target for the holidays. I purchase items on clearance and then hide it in our attic for special occasions. It saves us so much money and we can feel great that we are still providing our children with gifts they will appreciate during the holidays. P.S. I also purchase extra clearance toys and clothes to donate to Toys for Tots.

  136. I picked up last minute decorations at Target before Christmas this year.

  137. I get chips and ingredients to make a mean tortilla dip.

  138. I like their Christmas ornaments

  139. I would love to buy a new wreath

  140. I need new Christmas lights!

  141. I would love holiday glasses special for my table, and also cloth napkins and napkin rings

  142. Cara Crown says:

    I would really like to get some new wrapping paper and also some cute mugs for my boys to drink their cocoa from.

  143. I buy my baking supplies from Target. It’s easier than going to the grocery store!

  144. Well, for starters, I get all of my baking supplies at Target! That creates a ton of happiness in our house! But I also picked up a few new strings of lights and some candles for decorating for the holidays!

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  145. Jessie Shiflett says:

    Target is always been my one go to store but they really make the holidays special with the Village Houses they sell (:

  146. Jessie Shiflett says:
  147. Veronica V says:

    I shop for clothes, and home goods at target.

  148. Veronica V says:
  149. Dawn Monroe says:

    I would pick up all my paper products for our New Years get together, paper plates, cups and things. I also love the dollar section at target.

  150. Dawn Monroe says:
  151. Jennifer H. says:

    Target would help me buy some new things for the house to start the new year!

  152. Michelle Levine says:

    I would pick up some nice holiday decorations.

  153. I love finding fun festive dishes and plates to serve food on for guests and the kids

  154. Marcia Goss says:

    I love Target! I picked up Christmas candy for the stockings, along with gift wrap and gift cards.

  155. Marcia Goss says:
  156. I need some noise makers for New Years

  157. Darlene Owen says:

    From Target I will be getting my decorations and supplies I need for my dinner.

  158. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would buy decorations and stocking stuffers!

  159. Darlene Owen says:
  160. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  161. kathy dalton says:

    I love Target and I would choose some serving trays for cookies and chips and dip as well as a holiday tablecloth

  162. kathy dalton says:
  163. jennifer horn says:

    We get stocking stuffers, sweets and party foods at Target.

  164. jennifer horn says:
  165. We picked up stocking stuffers from the Dollar Spot and candy. Also picked up gift wrap.

  166. We got all new ornaments from Target this year. I love that they have giant packs full of coordinating ornaments so you don’t have to buy a dozen packs for one tree :)

  167. I always love to shop at Target! Things I pick up to make things festive include candy, coffees, and cute seasonal paper plates, napkins, and cups.

  168. I commented above and also shared on twitter

  169. They truly are my favorite too! I picked up a new sweater for me, some candles, some great scents for my home, and lots of food items.

  170. I would get gifts for my kids,snacks for my guests,dinner for my parents,I love this target it’s one stop shopping

  171. We Picked up all of our Organic snacks at Target Last night for our celebration tonight! Target has a Great Selection of Organic foods!

  172. I would spend it on groceries for our New Years get-together.

  173. I love to shop Target for holiday kitchenware, serving ware, and holiday linens.

  174. I would get baking supplies and tins to make cookies for the neighbors and pass them out.

  175. Party Hats for New Years Eve. Plastic cups, paper plates, a tableclothes and perhaps noise blowers, All for New Years Eve is what I am going to go buy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  176. I like to go to Target to pick up cheeses, nuts, and a tray of deli sandwiches for New Year’s Day!

  177. I would get a Vitamix blender.

  178. Target is my favorite store to shop for holiday decorations.

  179. Annmarie W. says:

    I love using Target for my holiday shopping! Not only do I get gifts there (mostly electronic/gaming, but also some clothes and other goodies), but I also get most of our stocking stuffers there especially in their dollar bins! AND this year, I even bought some outdoor lighting decorations (they had awesome lighted candy canes!) in their holiday shop!

  180. Annmarie W. says:
  181. I would buy ingredients to make s’mores galore!!! :)

  182. I’d pick up some fun cookie cutters and baking supplies.

  183. I get festive table ware and snacks like cheese, crackers

  184. I like those bowls you posted photos of on this post. I like to get art at Target. They have the cutest!

  185. jenn giannetto says:

    We always get hot cocoa, mini marshmallows, eggnog, cookie mix and Hersheys kisses around the holidays.

  186. jenn giannetto says:
  187. melanie balfour says:

    I love Target. I would buy some house hold items thatvI need, like dish soap, bleach and things of that nature.

  188. melanie balfour says:
  189. Danielle Jones says:

    Target could help me by buying some new table decor. I would like a new table cloth and maybe some new serving items.

  190. Sarah Hayes says:

    target helps us celebrate by having the best selection of holiday decor and food. we can get so many items for a great price. we love their plates, table cloths and finger foods.

  191. Sarah Hayes says:
  192. I would pick up some trail mix, coffee, cookies, and decorative serving bowls!

  193. Ellie Hills says:

    I would have gotten some new decorations and Christmas food!

  194. Sparkling cider

  195. Target has everything that I need for my holiday. I usually find cool ornaments and decorations and wrapping paper there.

  196. Audra watts says:

    I love the tinsel trees and the sugar cookie cinnamon toast crunch

  197. lissa crane says:

    I love Target and would definitely buy some gift wrap, toys for my kiddo’s and some snacks to ring in the New Year!

  198. lissa crane says:
  199. Target helps my holidays so much by being a quick stop for both decorations and high quality ingredients for all of the baking I have to do!

  200. Michael Schultz says:

    It’s awesome that I can pick up everything on the list and buy presents while avoiding the mall during the hectic holiday season.

  201. I love there cheese and meat trays for New Year’s Eve. Thankyou, ken

  202. I would pick up some stuff for the kids for New Years. Target seems to have a better selection of stuff than any other store for any holiday.

  203. Last year, I picked up an Elf on the Shelf, and my kids have enjoyed that so much! I just love seeing their faces when they find her :). This year, besides Christmas presents, I was able to pick up a 7 pack of Elf on the Shelf wooden puzzles!

  204. Amie George says:

    I love Target ….. I wish there was one here but they took it out and have been forced to shop online .. Great deals at Target ….. Love knowing I can get my family what they need for a low low price

  205. Becky Lyons Borgia says:

    Hmmm… Target is awesome for the little stuff like stocking stuffers, table decor, ornaments, and candy!

  206. Becky Lyons Borgia says:
  207. Love the mini hot cocoa bar! Definitely using that idea tomorrow for our New Year’s party.

  208. I love Target because I always get a lot for my money. For Christmas I buy stocking stuffers such as nail polish,lip balm, socks,earrings,candy,mints, gum and other small things. I love that they always have a great selection of gift sets like coffee or hot chocolate sets. Tonight on New Years Eve Im staying home to watch movies and read. Thank you for the chance & Happy New Year :)

  209. Amanda Baker says:

    We get just about everything for the holidays from Target! I love that they carry so many different types of things that I can knock out multiple stops and get the majority of my shopping done there. I get everything from food for Christmas dinner, snacks for New Year’s Eve, ingredients for Christmas cookies, presents for everyone, and even Holiday outfits. I love Target!!

  210. laurie murley says:

    you can get anything you need for christmas, new years, they have food they have decorations and even have clothes for you to wear to these celebrations.

  211. laurie murley says:
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  213. I love shopping for Christmas presents and my Christmas outfit at Target! But right now I would get my New years party supplies and snacks at Target. They have everything we need for tonight.
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  214. Deb Jackson says:

    I just got cheese and summer sausage for our gathering. Hope this is not a duplicate.

  215. Deb Jackson says:
  216. I love target….it’s my favorite Of that type of store by far. To help us celebrate I would pick up some yummy ghiardelli chocolates to snack on some lovely scented candles to light and scent the room, a great new movie for my hubby and I to watch as we cuddle and relax and spend the day together lounging on the couch, some popcorn and gummy bears to enjoy with the movie, and a few dog chews for our furkids to entertain them while we relax. And if enough leftover after all that, a soft throw blanket for us to cuddle with…. Thanks for the Chsnce to win! Happy new year.

  217. Seyma Shabbir says:

    i would pick up chips, soda, juices, and dips!!

  218. I would love to win this! With all the great holiday decorations on clearance I could get a bunch of great decor for next year!

  219. Seyma Shabbir says:
  220. This Target GC would help me celebrate the Holidays by relieving me of some stress by allowing me to buy some basic necessities for my kids that I don’t otherwise have the funds for…fingers crossed.

  221. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would buy at my favorite store some treats for the kids and hubby and a new exercise ball for me!

  222. Stephanie Phelps says:
  223. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would buy holiday decorations and food.

  224. Thomas Murphy says:
  225. Alison Matalanis says:

    I love Target’s Archer’s Farms cookie mixes. They are easy and tasty!

  226. Alison Matalanis says:
  227. I would get tylenol and pepto for the sickness running through my house, bandaids, and some chocolate for when I am better..:)

  228. iamalighthouse says:

    Who won? :)

  229. Diana Hatch says:

    I would pick up goodies for our New Years Eve party


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