Jay Ellis, Grace VanderWaal and Francia Raísa Are Surprising Fans With Target Gifts

December 15, 2017 - Article reads in
Grace VanderWaal holding up a wrapped Target gift

Picture this: you open your mailbox to find a surprise gift picked out just for you from your favorite celebrity. Sounds like a dream come true! Well, for a few lucky fans of actor Jay Ellis, singer songwriter Grace VanderWaal and actress Francia Raísathat dream will become a reality this holiday season.

Since the holidays are all about giving back to the most important people in our lives, Target teamed up with these celebs on our #TargetHolidayHelpers campaign to give back to some of their most important people—their fans! The holiday helpers went on a Target shopping spree to pick out dozens of gifts, which have been wrapped and might already be on their way to the lucky recipients. While we can’t reveal who will be receiving the personalized presents just yet, we talked to Jay, Grace and Francia about their top gifting picks and what inspired them to give back this season. Check it out!

Jay Ellis on a Target shopping cart filled with gifts

What is your favorite part about the holidays?
: I love giving gifts—it's one of my favorite things on the planet! And the challenge of finding the perfect gift keeps me on my toes. I also love the food, getting friends and family together, the excitement on people's faces when they open gifts and the smell of a fresh holiday tree.

Francia Raísa holding up Target stockings

Tell us about why you picked the lucky recipients?
Francia: I chose the people I did because they are hard working women who seem so grateful for their lives. One is a nurse who recently got married and is always going above and beyond at her job and the other two are working mothers. I wanted to give them all a break this year and help them finish 2017 on a positive note!

What items from Target are on your holiday wish list and why?
Star Wars pajamasCards Against HumanityJengaOperation and most importantly the Goodfellow & Co Christmas suit and tie!

Grace VanderWaal wrapping Target gifts

Why is it important to you to give back to your fans?
: I believe in paying it forward. I’m very blessed to be able to do a job that I truly love and it’s thanks to their loyalty that I’m here.

Grace: My fans are seriously the best. They are always so supportive—it's the least I could do! I jumped at the opportunity.

Jay Ellis shopping at Target

Why do you love shopping for holiday gifts at Target?
: I can get everything I need for everyone I love in one place! Plus, they always have great collaborations with different companies.

Francia: This is easy… you can literally get everything at Target! On Christmas Day you want to cuddle up in a blanket with comfy pajamas and socks, have a fire burning, drink hot chocolate out of a cute mug and make some s'mores—you can buy everything for an affordable price and it’s the comfiest, cutest stuff you'll find!

Stay tuned to #TargetHolidayHelpers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see the big reveals! Shop all the gift picks and more in store or online at Target.com.

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