I thought it would be fun to put together a running list of gift ideas or home decor projects I have put together using items from Target holiday or seasonal clearance. All of the items used in for these gifts or projects were 70-90% off.
I am a big fan of shopping for items BEFORE you need them when you can get them cheap, especially at 90% off. Shopping this way has saved me a ton of money over the years, but you have to be careful not to over buy. When shopping the Target seasonal clearance I will buy Easter clearance to save for stocking stuffers at Christmas (note pads, lip balm, etc). I will buy some of the Christmas clearance to use as gifts throughout the year. You can find items for birthday treat bags year round.
The holiday/seasonal clearance at Target is awesome! Many times the items on clearance aren’t even holiday themed, especially during Christmas. They have furniture and decor collections that are considered part of the holiday clearance and the go 90% off! My favorite Christmas clearance find was a marble table for only $8.99 (reg $89.99).
Here is generally how the markdowns go for the seasonal/holiday items:
- 50% off (30% off food) – 1 day after holiday
- 70% off (50% off food) – 3-4 days after holiday
- 90% off (70% off food) – 6-7 days after holiday
Here is a peek at some of the items I’ve gifted using the Target 90% off clearance deals.
I recently attended a baby shower and I added this 11-piece toy set to a group gift we were putting together. I picked this up during the Christmas clearance when it went 90% off. I also contributed to a gift card, but this portion of the gift was only $1.99 (reg $19.99).
Gift Cost – $1.99 (reg $19.99)
Infantino Activity Set $1.99 (reg $19.99) – 90% off Christmas clearance
Water Bottles – Gift for Seniors
We had a grad party for the seniors in our church ward. The girls received the Cheeky water bottles that I got on clearance at Target during the Christmas clearance. These were only $2.99.
Gift Cost – $2.99 (reg $29.99)
Cheeky Water Bottle $2.49 (reg $24.99) – 90% off Christmas clearance
Baker’s Twine $.10 (reg $1.00) – 90% off summer clearance
Since this was a church related graduation party we had a spiritual theme to the gifts. I made these gift tags to attach the water bottles and attached them with my 90% off baker’s twine.
Make-Up Brushes, Wrapping Paper & Card
My teenage daughter has a friends birthday coming up so of course she raided my gift closet of 90% off deals. She went with this make-up brush set that I got for only $1.99 (reg. $19.99). She’ll be wrapping it in the fun macaroon paper I also got at 90% off.
Gift Cost = $2.05 (reg $20.50)
- Make-Up Brush Set $1.99 (reg $19.99) ~ 90% off Christmas clearance
- Macaroon Wrapping paper $.05 full roll = $.50 (reg $5.00) ~ 90% off Christmas clearance
- Floral Note Card $.01 ~ 90% off Easter Clearance
Here is the gift all wrapped up. She plans to use one of the note cards I picked up at 90% off also. The pack of notecards was only $.10, so that makes each card only $.01 each.
Water Bottle & Gift Bag
I was able to put together this water bottle in a gift bag for only $2.49. Both of these items were 90% off during the Christmas clearance.
Gift Cost = $2.49 (reg 24.99)
- Cheeky Water Bottle $2.29 (reg $22.99) ~ 90% off Christmas clearance
- Plaid Gift Bag $.20 (reg $2.00) ~ 90% off Christmas clearance
The gift bag was neutral, but the tag was Christmas themed. I just removed the tag and it was perfect! I always keep an eye out for gift bags or wrapping paper that can be used year round.
Make-Up Bag & Cosmetics
I like when I find make-up bags at 90% off, because they make great gift for teens. You can often find lip balm as part of the seasonal clearance too. Plus, make-up is easy to find cheap with the help of coupons. Picking these up when they are 90% off and having them on hand before I need them is a huge money saver for me.
Gift Cost = $3.33 (reg $18.98)
- Cosmetic Bag $.50 (reg $5.00) ~ 90% off Christmas clearance
- Make-Up Brush $.50 (reg $5.00) ~ 90% off Christmas clearance
- Maybelline Mascara $1.34 (reg $4.99) ~ 70% off Christmas clearance
- Rimmel Lip Glass $.99 (reg $3.99) ~ Current coupon deal
I bought the bag and the brush for $.50 each. To make it a little more personal and dress it up a bit, I added and iron-on with the help of my Cricut Explore Air.