25 of the Best Target Christmas Decorations to Pick Up NOW
It’s never too early to start decking the halls for Christmas. If you’re looking for fun, festive and trendy Christmas decorations at an honest price, Target is where it’s at. Seriously — it has all the indoor and outdoor decorations you can buy *without* breaking the bank. Of course, we aren’t going to leave you to sort through the overwhelming number of decorations alone. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best of the best at Target. Here are 25 Christmas decorations to pick up from Target now!
1. Bright White PVC Artificial Wreath ($25): No home is ready for the holidays without a festive front door wreath. Make sure to brighten up yours with this whimsical wreath featuring a rainbow of shiny and matte ornaments.
2. Tinsel Glitter Lit Llama ($50): Llamas are everywhere this season, so it makes sense for this furry guy to pop up as Christmas decor. Seriously — there’s no saying no to this adorable yard sprucer-upper.
3. Shatterproof Tree Brights ($20): Snazz up your holiday decor with this unique ornament tree. It’s bright and bauble-y enough to sub for a full-on Christmas tree if you’re working with limited space.
4. Minions Christmas Tree Scene ($120): Love all things Minion? Then this quirky air-blown scene featuring the mini troublemakers is the *perfect* Christmas yard decoration for you.
5. Tinsel Glitter Lit Dachshund in Santa Hat ($40): It doesn’t get much cuter than a dachshund in a sweater and Santa hat. If you’re into this *pawesome* look, grab your own doggy decor ASAP.
6. Glitter Lit Mesh Gift Boxes ($40, set of three): For a classic look, opt for these three lit mesh glitter gift boxes. They’re fun, festive and timeless enough to bring back year after year!
7. Star Wars C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca Tree Scene ($180): If you, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca are old pals, make sure this Star Wars scene has a spot in your yard this year. Illuminated from the inside and easy to inflate, this holiday lawn decoration is sure to impress any fan of the film series.
8. LED Ice Crystal Wreath With Red Bow ($185): Dazzle your holiday party guests when they come knocking by slapping this LED holiday wreath on your front door. It’s pre-lit from within and features five light options to guarantee one impressive porch display.
9. Animated Phone ($20): Add a little childish wonder to your holiday decor with this animated phone. Reminiscent of a candy cane, this red and white striped toy phone is one darling decor item you won’t want to pass on.
10. Champagne Artificial Wreath ($25): You can’t go wrong with a traditional front door wreath. Go with this classic number featuring a mix of red, green and Champagne-colored ornaments.
11. Camper Decor ($20): Cozy up your home with this charming camper decor. Perfect for the family who loves road trips or traveling, this cheery holiday decoration is one that’ll bring a smile to anyone’s face.
12. Santa Stops Here Chalkboard Sign ($15): Ideal for homes with young children, this chalkboard sign is a must. It’ll get your kids excited and engaged as they count down the days until Christmas together.
13. Melissa and Doug Countdown to Christmas Wooden Religious Advent Calendar ($20): Get everyone involved in the countdown until Christmas with this wooden magnetic holiday tree. The set includes 24 magnetic ornaments, of which kids can pick a favorite design to place on the tree each day.
14. Animated Christmas Tree ($25): Not many people can say their Christmas tree rotates, lights up and plays music. If you want to be the owner of such a tree, make sure to snatch up this animated one ASAP!
15. Sisal Lit Gold Wavy Bow With Clear Lights ($40): Made of a durable glittering sisal material, this bow decoration is one that’ll brighten up the home for many years to come. Its warm ambient light will be a welcome accent to one’s space, whether indoors or outdoors.
16. Gold Glitter Lit Bethlehem Star Sculpture ($28): Beautiful whether hung or displayed alone, this gold Bethlehem glitter star is the icing on top of the cake for your holiday decorations. The best part is it’s approved for both indoor and outdoor use, so you can place it wherever you see fit.
17. Hanging Joy Sign ($10): Remind yourself not to get caught up in the business of the holidays and appreciate the joy the season brings with this hanging sign. Add to your front door or on a plain wall for instant cheeriness.
18. Merry Table Sign ($10): Liven up your home with this modern merry sign. Though pretty alone, you can jazz it up by surrounding it with fairy lights.
19. North Pole Lit Metal Sign ($40): Capture the joy Santa Claus brings to your kids with this lit metal sign. Hang the North Pole sign out front or inside over the bar. Either way, it’ll make a fun and festive statement.
20. Standing North Pole Sign ($15): Regardless of age, you’ll earn a cheeky smile from everyone with this North Pole sign on display. Thanks to its sturdy wooden base, you can place it inside or out in the yard.
21. Disney Frozen Olaf ($40): Since his debut in Frozen, Olaf captured the hearts of millions. If you’re one of those smitten by the silly snowman, make sure to feature his air-blown rendition on your front lawn.
22. Lit Window Decoration ($8): Light up your window with a lit silhouette of Saint Nick. You can even add a tree, snowman or snowflake design to further amp up the holiday vibes.
23. Metal Snowflake Garland ($10): Hang this stunning metal snowflake garland over your entryway to welcome guests. The metallic gold and silver snowflakes will add a fresh, modern flair to your decor collection.
24. Snowflakes Window Gel Clings ($2): Decorate your front windows with these gel snowflakes. It’ll bring extra winter vibes to your home, especially if you need it, like most Californians ;)
25. Christmas Wintergreen Fir Garland With Multicolored Lights ($25): Turn a bare mantel into an impressive winterscape with only this fir garland. It even comes with multi-colored lights for instant mood lighting.
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com