Blessing Bag Ideas + Another Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Good news! My last Target $25 gift card giveaway was so popular, that I'm hosting another one! So, you have another chance to win to get any last minute shopping done! Yay!

Before we go forward with the giveaway,  I thought I would share some last minute gift ideas. I was thinking about what to do this year to exercise a little generosity with my girls. We have a lot of homeless men and women around certain intersections where we live. They are usually standing in the cold and holding a sign. My heart always goes out to them but I never know what to do. I came across this idea awhile ago to make little blessing bags to keep handy in the car to hand out when you see someone in need.  I thought it would be a fun activity to hit up Target with my girls and pick out items to go in the bags.

Here are some ideas I came up with:

Larabars
Deodorant
Chapstick
Tissues
Crackers
Hand Sanitizer
Gloves
Gum
Hand Warmers
Target Gift Card
Some other ideas would be:
Applesauce Cups
Toothbrush
A Card
Mini Bible
Pens
Fast Food Gift Card 


By the way, have you discovered the Target Cartwheel app? I'm obsessed! I love finding deals. I'm sure a ton of this stuff will be on sale with that app. Also, you can load and reload e-gift cards on it.


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51 comments :

  1. I would buy toys for the angel tree at my church.
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  2. I would get stocking stuffers in the Target dollar section.

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  3. What a great idea. It would be fun to do with a large group of people. Everyone could bring something.

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  4. Gift cards are always good. I also love the dollar bins.

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  5. I wold buy blankets for our neaarby shelter

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  6. I use the dollar section to load up on little goodies to fill our Operation Christmas shoeboxes.

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  7. the dollar section is very helpful but also target has very good prices for people on a budget

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  8. our church members got gifts for the people at the local abuse shelter. would be great to be able to shop for that!

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  9. Giving anonymous gift cards to strangers

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  10. i like some of the dollar section for cheap gifts for kids

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  11. buy food to donate for Christmas dinners or toys to donate to the children!

    stephanie ann

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  12. Toys to donate and gift cards for our building mail carriers.

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  13. I would buy toys at Target and donate them

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  14. supposedly they have this really good cutlery set I'd get for my mother in law.

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  15. I think gift cards are always nice.

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  16. Buy socks and mittens for the tree at church to send to our missionaries.

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  17. My favorite is to put coffee, coffee syrup, and mugs in a gift bag.

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  18. The gift card would be great for socks and gloves. We always have strange weather in my city. It's freezing this morning and it was in the 70s last week.

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  19. I love this idea!!! I'd love to use my Target giftcard to put together some of these blessing bags.

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  20. The church collects food and clothing items and Target would have a good supply for that.

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  21. We picked up some ingredients to make treats for neighbors and friends.

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  22. Their dollar section is great for doing projects like Angel Tree or Operation Christmas Child.

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  23. That's a great idea! We would love to make some blessing bags and I would probably give them out sometime in the winter, after the Christmas time rush when everyone donates and helps people.

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  24. I would buy cat food for the rescue cats on my back porch.

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  25. I would get food for the food bank

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  26. Some other ideas would be shampoo, soap, or some healthy food like nuts or dried fruit.

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  27. I like to find cute little add ons I can add to the Angel tree presents my daughter and I pick out. We like to add a little extra gift or two to hopefully make the holiday a bit brighter for the receiver :)

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  28. A gift card is always generous.. My friend also runs an animal shelter and they're always in need of donations! Target has many wonderful pets brands that they would love to have donated!
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  29. I would pick up some toys to donate to local children in need.

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  30. We picked up toys from the One Spot to give away for stocking stuffers.

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  31. I always look in the back at the sale section. You can get a lot of great things and donate them

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  32. I love to pick up their candles and lovely trays.

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  33. Hand sanitizer, chapstick, tissues, and clearance clothing are great things to pick up for donations.

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  34. I would pick coffee, candles, socks, gloves and/or a book
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  35. I'm convinced Target gift cards are the most practical last-minute gift around.

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  36. Finding great sale items and donating to charity

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  37. I love finding some gourmet foods on sale and then putting a basket together for a gift

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  38. Buy gift cards or create a basket for something like an Italian dinner night for a friend

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  39. Buying towels on sale for the local homeless shelter. They also usually have awesome deals on coats! They run good sales on canned foods, and there are usually cartwheel discounts on them!

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  40. I go for the sale and clearance items to get the biggest bang for my buck

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  41. You could buy blankets for your local shelter.

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  42. What a sweet idea! Cartwheel is amazing! Target has so many great gift ideas. I'd love to gift my sister with a new hair dryer!

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  43. We like to donate to toys for tots!

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  44. Stuff stockings with dollar bin items!

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  45. I love the food gift sets for last minute gifts! When they go on sale cheap after Christmas, we always pick some up and donate to our church for those in need!

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  46. I can find lots of good stocking stuffers in the dollar bins, and they have a good selection of DVD's & candy for last minute gifts.

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  47. We make a lot of cookies & treats and buy cheap containers/bags to deliver them to our neighbors

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  48. We donate toys to our local children's hospital that I happen to work at :-)

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  49. I saw someone else mention the same... but I usually always get items from Target to fulfill the wish of a few children who are on the "Angel Tree" at my church. (usually a new outfit & a toy) These are children whose parent(s) is in jail and need some cheering-up during Christmastime.

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