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Target’s Kids’ Gift Detective – #MyKindofHoliday Gift Card Giveaway

target kids giftThis holiday season I’m shopping for all of my girls at one of my favorite stores, Target! This holiday season Target will inspire and help moms to uncover what their kids are coveting for Christmas through online resources and helpful hints from the Target Kids’ Gift Detective.

This year Target released their kids’ catalog which will provide gift inspiration and savings on the season’s must-have items. Target.com/KidsGifts is a go-to source for browsing and shopping for thousands of gifts! Using Target Kids’ Gift Detective tips for a Covert Christmas Mission we went shopping for some of the hottest gifts this season!

My husband and I both went shopping for our girls so together we disguised the items we put in our cart. TIP: When you arrive at the store, line your cart with “undesirables” (like jumbo packs of frozen Brussels sprouts or books about manners) so your kids can’t see the real gems hidden inside. You can also swing by the container aisle to convert your cart into a covert shopping storage machine. Just place one big, closeable bin into the basket and add their wish list items to the bin while you wheel through the aisles.

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I love the idea of hiding presents right under their little noses. Using some high end custom wrapping paper with our family photos I wanted to create something I could hang right on my walls. Since the festive paper has family photos on it, it easily lends itself to being hung on the wall.

That’s exactly what I did! I easily attached a chain, you could use ribbon or even use small nails to attach to the wall.

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Their presents will hang right under their noses and they will look great too! A little Christmas decor doing double duty as a the ultimate Christmas presents!

  • Kids’ Gift Detective Tip 1: If you are giving a smaller gift such as the Beats Solo On-Ear Headphones, try wrapping it in a large box to disguise it and with something heavy inside to weigh it down. Or wrap an obvious shaped item in the same package to really throw kids off the trail. Place a basketball on top of a boxed gift and wrap both together – the box will look like the basketball packaging until the wrapping comes off.
  • Kids’ Gift Detective Tip 2: Often times on Christmas morning, there’s one big gift that kids are longing for. To build up the excitement for opening “the big gift,” give smaller accessory items that accompany the big gift, creating a scavenger hunt that leaves the presence of the big gift in doubt until the moment it comes into view. For example, if the big gift item you’re giving your daughter is a Barbie Dream House, give her a new Barbie, a couple of Barbie outfits and place a note within one of the smaller gifts that leads her to where the Barbie Dream House is hidden.

You can visit ABullseyeView to view all of the Kids’ Gift Detective tips. Be sure to follow Target on Facebook too! 

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92 Comments

  1. Melissa on December 17, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Your shopping tips are great! I’m eyeing this Lego set for my nephew:

    Happy holidays!
    Melissa hbtwin1 at yahoo dot com



  2. Angela Cisco on December 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I like tip #2 and plan on using it.



  3. Mary Wetherell on December 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I like scavenger hunts!



  4. kim on December 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I love Kids’ Gift Detective Tip 1 I use it all the time you have to keep them guessing



  5. Tamar on December 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I like the idea of faking the weight of the product.



  6. Cassandra Eastman on December 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I LOVE #2, the scavenger hunt is such a fun idea!!!



  7. Rebecca Lock on December 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    #1- I enjoy disguising gifts for my kids.



  8. Rebecca Peters on December 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    wrapping smaller gifts in BIG boxes



  9. Karrie Millheim on December 16, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    wrapping small presents into bigger boxes..i love it



  10. Breanne on December 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I like tip #2



  11. Mary Cloud on December 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I like Kids Detective tip #1
    annabella @ centurytel dot net



  12. Michelle Weaver on December 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I always do gift tip #1



  13. Kate Newton on December 16, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Small gifts in big packages. Its fun because my dad always tries to guess what his present is. Thanks for the opportunity to win.



  14. Kim H on December 16, 2013 at 3:48 am

    I like the wrapping small gifts in big boxes. I do that with my teens gift cards



  15. Theresa D on December 16, 2013 at 2:31 am

    I like the tip to wrap small gifts in big boxes. It would be fun.



  16. Stephanie Larison on December 16, 2013 at 1:34 am

    #2 build up to the big gift!



  17. Melissa on December 16, 2013 at 12:51 am

    i like the idea of creating a scavenger hunt in tip 2!



  18. Jennifer R. on December 16, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I found tip #2 to be helpful. I like the idea of giving accessories to a bigger gift and including a “treasure map” of sort to find the hidden bigger item.



  19. Claire on December 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I like the scavenger hunt tip! Makes Christmas extra fun for everybody.



  20. Seyma Shabbir on December 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Love tip 2, about leading up to the big gift!



  21. Valerie S on December 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I like tip 2. We’ve done a similar thing in the past when the kids were little. Sort of like a scavenger hunt.



  22. Shani F. on December 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I like tip #2. It makes it more fun to get the big gift.



  23. Suzanne K on December 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I like to use appliance boxes or just brown cardboard so they have NO idea what’s inside!



  24. Daniel M on December 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    wrapping small gifts in large boxes



  25. lana on December 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    changing the tags on gifts for the kids



  26. Tracy Allen on December 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Love the idea of small gift in big box
    Thanks



  27. kelsey on December 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

    wrapping small gifts in big boxes!



  28. CJ Godfrey on December 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I think the “covert cart” tip is the most helpful for my family!



  29. Gwen B. on December 15, 2013 at 1:05 am

    We always wrap smaller things in bigger boxes, otherwise they’ll usually guess correctly that the item’s a gift card…



  30. Heather M on December 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Definitely wrapping small things in larger boxes!



  31. ellen casper on December 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I like wrapping small gifts in large boxes



  32. Kiara on December 14, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Wrapping small gifts in big boxes.



  33. Jessica H. on December 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I love the invisible ink idea from Jonna Mendez. What a cute way to find out what is in the letter to Santa! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!



  34. Marci on December 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Wrapping a little gift in big packages!



  35. Kathleen on December 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    wrapping small gifts in large boxes – I do this.

    kport207 at gmail dot com



  36. CJ Godfrey on December 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I like to create a “covert cart”. The kids are always distracted at checkout anyway!



  37. Amanda Hoffman on December 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    wrapping in different boxes so they dont have a clue



  38. Virginia Rowell on December 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I love the Clandestine Communication tip. I need to see if the lemon juice really works.



  39. Kyl Neusch on December 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

    always tip 2



  40. Tara on December 14, 2013 at 9:50 am

    wrapping small gifts in big boxes! so much fun!



  41. rachel travis on December 14, 2013 at 7:45 am

    We always do tip #2 🙂



  42. lisa kay on December 14, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I Like the 1st tip..LOL
    We have done this and it is Great!
    Like to keep the kids guessing..



  43. Ann Fantom on December 14, 2013 at 6:14 am

    I like Kids’ Gift Detective Tip 1 of hiding a small present inside a large box to disguise the present



  44. Jen F on December 14, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I love the idea of giving them accessories first….kinda to build up the excitement and make them wonder!



  45. ellen beck on December 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I like tip 2 and have used it before- give the accesories first and lead up to the biggie. Its always fun to watch the excitement!



  46. Becca on December 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I like the tip of wrapping small gifts in big boxes



  47. Vicki Wurgler on December 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    To build up the excitement for opening “the big gift,” give smaller accessory items that accompany the big gift, creating a scavenger hunt that leaves the presence of the big gift in doubt until the moment it comes into view.



  48. rebecca norton on December 13, 2013 at 10:13 am

    i do the small item in a huge box, or i will put other objects in that box so it sounds way different then it is.



  49. Jessica w on December 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

    wrapping in a bigger box for sure



  50. stephanie on December 13, 2013 at 6:34 am

    I love the Kids Gift Detective Tip 1



  51. Amanda A on December 13, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Love the donation idea. Because it’s also important to teach our kids about helping others.



  52. Lisa Davis on December 13, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I like the tip about doing a scavenger hunt for big gifts, what a good idea!



  53. Jennifer T. on December 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    I like the tip to have the babysitter do an art project with them to get ideas for gifts. I’d have the babysitter take it a step further and have them draw *the* one gift they want the most. Especially, since my kids seems to want the entire catalog of toys.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com



  54. beth shepherd on December 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    wrapping small presents in a large box



  55. Jessica To on December 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I like the tip to make friends with the elves!



  56. harolde on December 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I like the “wrap smaller gifts in bigger boxes” tip.



  57. Brandy Wilmoth on December 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I love the scavenger hunt idea! (My father would do that for our larger gifts and it was one of my favorite parts of Christmas morning!!)



  58. Kristie on December 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I like the idea of using large boxes to disguise gifts.



  59. Allison Downes on December 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    I like the scavenger hunt tip!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this!



  60. Susan Christy on December 12, 2013 at 7:29 am

    If you are giving a smaller gift, try wrapping it in a large box to disguise it and with something heavy inside to weigh it down.



  61. mrsshukra on December 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    This tip is good: Often times on Christmas morning, there’s one big gift that kids are longing for. To build up the excitement for opening “the big gift,” give smaller accessory items that accompany the big gift, creating a scavenger hunt that leaves the presence of the big gift in doubt until the moment it comes into view.



  62. rayraycartucci on December 11, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Tip two is the best! I like the scavenger hunt idea…makes that moment last longer….Really great idea!



  63. Leslie W on December 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I like the idea of the scavenger hunt for smaller toys to go with the bigger gift!



  64. Jennifer on December 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I like the “Santa’s Secret Ink”



  65. Geoff K on December 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    For me the most helpful tip the detective offered was to use kids’ choice of Halloween costume as a guide for the kind of gifts they’ll like — that’s ingenious! I also like that she covers a lot of the most common costumes and offers specific toys and games that correspond to them.



  66. mary gardner on December 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I like the tip to “To build up the excitement for opening “the big gift,” give smaller accessory items that accompany the big gift”



  67. Patricia Wojnar Crowley on December 11, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I like the Covert Observation tip!



  68. Lisa on December 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Wrapping small gifts in big boxes – my mom loved to do that growing up



  69. Elena on December 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I like the scavenger hunt idea



  70. Solducky on December 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    The scavenger hunt idea!



  71. Kelly D on December 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I like tip to give smaller accessory items leading up to the big gift.



  72. Cynthia C on December 11, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I like the “Santa’s Secret Ink” tip. What fun!



  73. Danielle on December 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I like the disguising the gift idea – make it look like one thing but once it’s opened.. it’s something completely different. Adds to the fun and the surprise.



  74. Jessie C. on December 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I like the tip 2 you shared, brilliant. I’m going to try this one. Also I like the idea of being friends with the elves.



  75. Margot C on December 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I like tip #2 – doling out the smaller accessories and building a scavenger hunt for a big item.



  76. Cynthia R on December 11, 2013 at 8:45 am

    we do both, build up for hte big gift and disguise in small boxes, both are great tips!



  77. Jennifer Vickers on December 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I like #1 disguise your gift in a different sized box to throw them off



  78. Heather B on December 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I love the Kids Gift Detective Tip 1, I have been doing this to my children lately.



  79. Mary Happymommy on December 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I like the tip about making friends with the elves.



  80. Em Ma on December 11, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I like the idea of wrapping small presents in a large box



  81. Ashley C on December 11, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I like the scavenger hint idea, my parents did that a few times when I was younger and it made it even more fun and special

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com



  82. Stephanie Phelps on December 11, 2013 at 7:04 am

    I like the Kids’ Gift Detective Tip 2. All of them are so great!



  83. Barbara Montag on December 11, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I like the Jonna’s CIA Tip: Access Agents – thank you.



  84. debbie on December 11, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I liked the first gift of disguising it while wrapping it.



  85. Lisa Brown on December 11, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Kids’ Gift Detective Tip 1:I have done similar in the past myself.



  86. Margaret smith on December 11, 2013 at 5:01 am

    I like the idea of disguising the gift.



  87. Adrienne Gordon on December 11, 2013 at 4:12 am

    scavenger hunt is great



  88. Debbie Jackson on December 11, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Probably the scavenger hunt.



  89. Cheryl F. on December 11, 2013 at 2:47 am

    I like Kids’ Gift Detective Tip 1 best.



  90. Joyce Harrell on December 11, 2013 at 3:44 am

    I like wrapping small gifts in bigboxes



  91. Janet W. on December 11, 2013 at 3:33 am

    I like the 1st tip, to try wrapped a smaller gift in a much larger than needed type box to disguise the gift!



  92. Ashley H on December 11, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I like the scavenger hunt idea.