Target’s Making the Holidays Bright with a Little Help from Hilary Duff

  • Dec 4, 2023

At Target, we love a chance to surprise our guests, and this year we found the perfect partner to help us add a little magic to the holiday season: actress and singer Hilary Duff. Hilary recently helped us surprise lucky Target Circle members with $500 Target GiftCards at our Woodland Hills Target in Los Angeles. Hilary had guests smiling as she made her way through the store, shopped for toys, signed a few copies of her latest children’s book and handed out GiftCards (and even toys and dog treats) to Circle members shopping in-store or picking up their Target Drive Up orders. The event was a fun way to shine a spotlight on Target’s incredible toy assortment, just in time for holiday shopping.

Hilary Duff hands a Target Bullseye plush dog to a child in a Target cart. The child’s mom is pushing the cart.

“We’re upping the fun factor of shopping at Target this holiday season, first surprising guests with a little help from our friend Hilary Duff, and now introducing the Target Circle Holiday Giveaway,” says Jill Sando, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. “Guests who win will receive $500 in Target Circle earnings to be used like cash at any Target store or, plus a year-long subscription for Shipt, our same-day delivery service. It’s a fun way for guests to stock up on toys, gifts and all the essentials for the busy holiday season.”

Actress Hilary Duff handing a Target GiftCard to a Target Drive Up guest in their car.

We caught up with Hilary to learn more about her day with Target and to find out what’s in her Target cart.


Why were you excited to team up with Target for this holiday surprise?


My family and I are huge Target fans. I love how Target treats their guests, and it was so exciting to make an impact for families during the holiday season.


What was your favorite moment?


Delivering the Drive Up orders. I love to surprise people, and getting to be part of the joy of the holidays by giving GiftCards to Target, a store where everyone shops, was huge!


What toys are you most excited about?


The Target toy shopping cart is so cute! My kids always want to push the cart in the store, too. I love that Target makes small ones. Also, L.O.L. Surprise! is a big deal in my house — they make great stocking stuffers. And they’re not technically toys, but I love the gingerbread house and hot cocoa stand kits. They’re so much fun, and it’s so smart that Target made food kit options that aren’t a huge time commitment.


What is always in your Target cart?


Toys, always! We always hit the toy aisle first. Barbie, games … we love a game! Snacks, food. And we always get seasonal pajamas at Target. I just bought golden candlesticks — they’re all different heights which will be so pretty on my holiday table.

And we’re spreading even more joy in the coming week with the Target Circle Holiday Giveaway

The in-store fun with Hilary set the stage for another way we’re spreading joy this holiday season: the Target Circle Holiday Giveaway sweepstakes*, a $500 Target shopping spree for 500 members of Target Circle, our free-to-join loyalty program. You can join Target Circle by Dec. 8 to enter. (Already a Circle member? You’re already entered!) Winners also will receive a free, one-year membership for Target’s same-day delivery with Shipt**, worth $99.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./DC, who are at least 18 years of age and fully enrolled in Target Circle. Sweepstakes begins at 5:00 a.m. PT on 12/4/23; ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 12/8/23. Total ARV of each prize package: $599.00. Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: Target Enterprise, Inc., 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

**Shipt membership details are set forth at Winners must redeem Shipt code at and claim the Shipt membership by February 29, 2024 or this component of the prize will be forfeited. Winners will be required to provide a credit card to claim Shipt membership which will be used to auto-renew the membership after the conclusion of twelve (12) months. Winners must cancel membership before the conclusion of the twelve (12)-month period to avoid this payment (see

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