Our Holiday With Ellen

Last Monday, we were lucky enough to attend The Ellen DeGeneres Show's 12 Days of Giveaways -Day Two with our mom who flew in from Phoenix for the big event!achivy-20120409-28357-1x8rknyWe were lucky enough to be there for Day Two, where we watched a screening of Playing For Keeps starring the handsome Gerard Butler & the gorgeous Jessica Biel.  Once we entered the taping studio, we were honored to be in the same room as Mr. Butler AND be there for TARGET DAY!IMG_1560

Everyone in our audience was given a $1500 Target Gift Card, which brings me to the purpose of this blog: what we (and you!) could buy at Target & Target.com with $1500.  Seriously, Target has everything - but these are my favorite things (that add up to $1500) if I were to go on a major Target shopping spree.

1. The new Apple 16GB iPad with Retina Display - $499.99 OpenZoomLayer I've gone from thinking that iPads were pointless - just huge versions of the iPhone without calling capabilities - to constantly stealing my boyfriend's iPad to use instead of my iPhone or MacBook Pro.
2. Keurig Elite Single Cup Home Brewing System - $109.99 OpenZoomLayer-1 Become your own barista by getting one of these to join your little family of kitchen appliances.  It makes one cup at a time, so you'll get the perfect size for a quick cup of Joe, while saving money & limiting your caffeine intake!
3. Lana del Rey's Paradise CD - $9.99 We love Lana...enough said.

4. Button Tufted Upholstered Bench (Quartz) - $299.99 OpenZoomLayer I've always wanted one of these to go at the end of my bed, and who knew that Target would have such a gorgeous selection of upholstered furniture on their website?

5. 11-Piece Kraftware Bar Set - $99.99 OpenZoomLayer It's the holidays, which means it's time to get serious about cocktails.  What better way to stay classy while sipping on martinis than creating them with this matching set of bar accessories?
6. Reidel Vivant Pinot Noir Glasses (Set of 4) - $39.99 OpenZoomLayer-1 We made the mistake of buying the cheapest wine glasses at Ikea when we were stocking our new kitchen.  This gift card is the perfect way to fix that mistake & get a new set of gorgeous wine glasses to fill with Pinot Noir on the chilliest of LA winter nights.
7. Libbey Vineyard Champagne Flutes (Set of 8) - $29.99 OpenZoomLayer It's almost New Years Eve, which means we need to start preparing for our toasts!  We've been drinking our champagne out of wine glasses, and as 22-year-old young professionals, it's time to start cheers-ing with the real deal.
8. Mid Century Modern Zig Zag Chair - $279.99 OpenZoomLayer Zig-Zag, Chevron, whatever you want to call this pattern...it's effortlessly modern & adds a pop of personality to a living room.  We'd be happy to sit on this any day of the week.
9. Altuzarra Tray (from the Neiman Marcus x Target Collection) - $79.99 OpenZoomLayer-2 Why yes, we would love to bring our loves breakfast-in-bed in this designer tray!  The Neiman Marcus for Target collection features great collaborations that are fashionable & held at great prices, and this Altuzarra piece is our choice.  Great...now we're craving french toast & endless sprinkles of powdered sugar.
10. iHome Speaker System for iPhone/iPod - $47.99 OpenZoomLayer-3 Not only does it charge your phone, it plays your incredible music when you wake up in the morning or broadcasts it across your entire home during a holiday party.  This one's also small and compact so it won't clutter your nightstand or living room!
So, there you have it! Ten things we would LOVE to buy at Target with our prizes courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres. Unfortunately, we'll probably use most of it to buy paper towels & makeup for the next year, but it's fun to dream. What would you buy with $1500 to Target?