You Won’t Believe These Super-Easy (And Affordable) Ways to Make The Holidays Sing

November 14, 2017 - Article reads in
A variety of voice-enabled speakers and holiday CDs against a red striped background

What’s a perfectly-planned holiday party without just the right music playing in the background? Whether you’re throwing a Friendsgiving celebration or hosting family for the holidays, we’ve got some super-easy (and affordable) tips that’ll make everything—from finding delicious recipes to crafting an epic playlist—feel effortless. The secret? The latest in voice-activated speaker tech, including chic, only-at-Target styles and incredible, exclusive content from your favorite music artists. Go ahead, make your holidays sing…

Get yourself a personal assistant, stat!
Ever dream of an extra set of hands to tackle day-to-day tasks, schedule appointments or even take care of the shopping? Now imagine all that help, wrapped up into a tiny, $49 package. Say hello to Google Home Mini. Simply say “Ok Google…” and ask the Google Assistant to turn up the heat, stream your favorite song, find the perfect holiday cookie or cocktail recipe and so much more. Our fave function? Shopping out loud. Lay on the couch, close your eyes and rattle off your Target list—then wait for the items to arrive at your doorstep.

A grey Google Home MiniJust how big a deal are these little speakers? As the smart home trend starts to take hold, guests’ interest in voice-enabled speakers is growing—so Target’s assortment’s growing too. Last year we offered two voice enabled-speaker options. This year, we’ve got 14, so you’re sure to find one that’s just right for you. (Keep reading for another fun option.)

Bring the music—and extra style, wherever you go.
Another smart speaker at a smart price? Fabriq Riff. At just $49.99 this cute little powerhouse lets you call an Uber, order a pizza or keep the tunes flowing all night. Just tap the mic button to “wake” Alexa and ask. (And in case you’re wondering, no need to own an Echo or Dot.) Choose your favorite fabric pattern—the styles pictured below are only at Target—then take it with you on the go. Or, upgrade to the new (and slightly taller) Fabriq Chorus, for just $99.99. No button to tap—just activate Alexa with your voice. Connect up to 10 Fabriq Riffs throughout your house for an ultimate—and affordable—surround sound experience.

Four Fabriq speakers, in Target-exclusive patternsCreate the perfect soundtrack.
To really make your holiday sing, you need the perfect playlist. And you’re in luck, because we’ve got an abundance of great music, including exclusives you’ll only find at Target. Just a few of our favorites:

Taylor Swift’s reputation
Let’s just say that this one is big. Taylor’s one of our best-selling artists of all time and reputation is officially our biggest pre-order ever across movies, music and books. If you haven’t nabbed a copy yet, be sure to get yours at Target—we’re the only place you’ll find two unique, exclusive, collectible magazines, each complete with a copy of the new album.Taylor Swift's Target-exclusive collectible magazinesGrace Vanderwaal’s Just the Beginning
Last summer, Grace took “America’s Got Talent” by storm with her songwriting and simple, ukulele-backed style. Now, the 13-year-old’s releasing her first album, Just the Beginning—and we’re loving it! Plus, she recorded two exclusive songs, just for Target.

Cover of Grace Vanderwaal's CDAnd, of course, we have tons of holiday music from your favorite artists—with some special, only-at-Target surprises. Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas includes an exclusive magazine, featuring 24 pages of behind-the-scenes pics and some of Gwen’s personal holiday photos. And fan-favorites Fantasia and 98 Degrees each recorded exclusive songs, just for Target guests. How’s that for a little extra holiday joy?The covers of Gwen Stefani, Fantasia and 98 degree's holiday albumsFor more holiday inspiration—and to get the latest on everything happening at Target—check out our Holiday 2017 page.

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