#TOMSforTarget & a Giveaway!

This is how an average text message conversation usually goes these days between myself and my husband James.

James – “You at home?
Me  – “No, why?”
James – “You at Target?”
Me  – “Why do you assume I’m always at Target?”
James – “Are you at Target?”
Me – Pause “Yes.”

Ever since Target arrived in Canada and approximately 10 minutes away from our home, James has pretty much called it “my second house” because I am there so often. I looked around our home this past week and it occurred to me that at least the last dozen purchases I had made for our home decor and my kids clothing were all from Target. We also recently just attended Target’s Fashion show which I have to tell you about in an upcoming post.

Needless to say I am very happy to have them finally here in Canada. So when I found about Target’s seriously amazing collaboration with TOMS I had to share the news because this is such a great idea.

TOMS was founded back in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie who came up with the idea to start a shoe company where for every pair of shoes he sold, he would provide a new pair of shoes free to the shoeless children of Argentina. The business model is now known as One for One and quickly turned into a global movement that since it’s inception has provided over 35 million pairs shoes to children in need. Soon after the success of TOMS shoes, Blake developed TOMS Eyewear, where for every pair of TOMS eyewear purchased, TOMS would help give sight to a person in need again applying the One for One model.

On November 16th of this year, Target is proudly launching a Limited Edition Collection co-designed by TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie.

For every TOMS for Target gift you buy, Target is giving shoes, a blanket or a meal to those in need. Each product will showcase its corresponding donations so you can see who your purchase will help including North America-based charities American Red Cross Disaster Relief, Canadian Red Cross, Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

And the collection is gorgeous! These are some of my favourites items from it including candles, mugs, notebooks, t-shirts, blankets, knits, bags and of course TOMS shoes.

Target Collage

To preview more of the TOMS collection visit Target’s What’s In Store page.

Or better go see it in person. Perhaps with a Gift Card to get you started on some Holiday shopping with a really great cause.

Target and myself are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $100 Gift Card to Target. Enter in the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest is open to Canadian residents only over the age of 18 and runs until midnight Thurs Nov 13th, 2014


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    November 13, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Love TOMS so comfortable!!

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    November 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I love the TOMS shoes!!! The first time we went to Florida about 5 years ago they were selling TOMS at Whole Foods and I snagged myself a cute white pair. I was hooked since then. I buy at least 2 pairs ever summer season.

    From the new collection I really love the black shoes of course! But that Poncho in Grey is so nice as well!

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    Lori R Jackson
    November 13, 2014 at 8:10 am

    First they are so comfy and I love the floral prints!

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    Lisa Neutel
    November 13, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I love TOMS shoes..so comfortable ..from the new collection I’m eyeing up that grey poncho

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    Brittany @ My. Daily. Randomness.
    November 13, 2014 at 9:01 am

    What a wonderful initiative! Those t-shirts are lovely (I’m a sucker for a vintage T)…. Toms are my favourite shoes, so comfy and functional. I am however in desperate need of a new pair… mine are starting to fall apart after wearing them almost everyday for the past two summers!

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    November 13, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I love everything about TOMS! Especially the quality, variety, and how they give back!

    LOVING the t-shirts!!

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    Shannon (@ShannsView)
    November 13, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I have yet to have a pair of Toms. But I love how they donate so much to different charities.

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    November 13, 2014 at 9:41 am

    TOMS and target is a great partnership for sure…love what they do.
    I too adore that Target close to you , it is one of the best…I was there two days ago

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    November 13, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I love that they donate so much to charity


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    November 13, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I just got my first pair of Toms this summer! Love them and love the company’s ethos.

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    November 13, 2014 at 10:07 am

    GUH! Love TOMs and their initiatives… and would to buy some of these new shoes! I actually remember back in 2007 when you couldn’t find them in Canada so my girlfriend and I made a special trip to a shop in SF just to find them!!!

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    Holly O
    November 13, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Toms are comfy and easy to put on! As someone who hates anything to do with laces these are perfect for me. And the variety is awesome!

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    Jennifer Tryon
    November 13, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I love TOMS, good cause, great causes. I love them for my kids too.

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    November 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I love the comfort and flexibility of Toms- they are perfect for travelling and walking all day. Arch support means your feet aren’t hurting after a long day out.

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    Anne Taylor
    November 13, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I’ve never worn a pair of Tom’s but I’ve heard a lot about their charitable contributions!

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    November 13, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Oooooh I love TOMS! I’m especially loving those t-shirts!

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    November 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I really like the fringe throw!

    Jeannie Lam

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    November 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I just like the designs and styles. There’s not a thing in the collection that I don’t like (which is unusual for me!!). My favourite is the zip hoodie in grey that they have in the collection and I LOVE that buying the products gives back.

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    andrea amy (@mommy2fiveboys)
    November 13, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I love Tom shoes! So comfortable!

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    Erika Belanger
    November 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I really love how TOMS has provided over 35 million pairs shoes to children in need!!

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    Angela Mitchell
    November 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I’ve always really liked the fun casual patterns on their shoes. I’ve owned a few pairs over the years and I can always find a pair that I really like!

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    November 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I love that the company is so social conscious! And those tshirts look awesomely comfortable 🙂

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    204 Park
    November 13, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    haha this made me laugh! Are you at home – no, are you at target…. Glad I’m not the only one who’s obsessed! XO, D

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    November 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I can’t wait until Target carries TOMS!!! 🙂

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    Suzanne Giroux
    November 13, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I like that TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in Argentina for every pair that is sold.

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    November 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I like the blankets from this collection!

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    November 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    LOVE the blue knit mittens and hat for my sons!

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    Amy Heffernan
    November 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I have never owned a pair but have tried them on in stores. They are very comfy and stylish!!

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    Brenda Penton
    November 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I really like the Tom’s shoes.

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    Stephanie Jo
    November 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I love TOMS initiative; the One for One model has provided so much for children in need. It’s great to see the brand evolve and have the opportunity to give the gift of eye care and clean water too. Having the ability to change the quality of life for communities in need is admirable and necessary for positive change.

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    Florence C
    November 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I love the hat and mittens. These would be nice for the grandchildren.

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    Josh S
    November 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I really like the Tom’s footwear.

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    November 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I love that they donate another pair of shoes to a child in need.

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    November 13, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    My daughter has been telling me about Toms forever but we’ve never even tried on a pair! Thanks Target for the Canadian chance!

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    Bailey Dexter
    November 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    What is not to like! The best thing is that they give back to charity!!!

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    Shauna Oberg
    November 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Love their cause!

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    Victoria Ess
    November 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I love that they match your purchase with a donation.

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    Karla Sceviour
    November 13, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I`ve never worn Toms,,would love to try them,I love those shirts on the bottom,,cute!

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    November 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I like that they make them in all sizes – so my daughters and I can have matching shoes!

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    Raji.K (@BinderKaur2)
    November 14, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Bought my first pair of Toms this summer, they are so so comfortable and got me through 4 weeks of travel in India! Cheers!

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    Lori Bazan
    November 14, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Toms is a company with great Karma! I love their shoes, seriously buy these for style and comfort. I also have their sunglasses!

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    November 14, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Toms and Target, best collaboration ever!!! Those vintage tees are awesome.

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    Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project
    November 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I have a pair of grey Toms & LOVE them! So comfy. Very excited that they’ll be available at Target.

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    Rhonda W G.
    November 14, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I’d love to try TOMS shoes!!! I think this whole philosophy of giving back is terrific and a better way to shop!

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    November 14, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I love the Toms giving philosophy! I can feel good about my purchase!

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    November 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    My fave piece there is the Denim jacket in neutral!

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    Kelly H (@KellyH905)
    November 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    TOMs started a fantastic trend of one to one giving! Good luck everyone!

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    Michelle @ Eamonn & Jack
    November 14, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Ooh fun! I’m rather loving the poncho they have for ladies, and of course the shoes.

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    November 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I love that poncho!

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    michelle tremblett
    November 14, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I love Toms, The fact that they are such is giving company is amazing ! I love the T-shirts, I haven’t seen them yet but they look comfy 🙂

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    Belinda McNabb
    November 15, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I absolutely love the fringe throws.

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    November 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I really love the candle!! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Joey J.

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    Tracy D
    November 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    It’s a great variety, I love the zip hoodie!

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    November 16, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I like that TOM’s gives one pair of shoes for every pair sold. very admirable and l love companies that CARE about world we live in.

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    Tammy Dalley
    November 16, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I love the Toms shoes

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    November 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I just love the Tom’s Boy’s toddler shoes! They are too cute!

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    November 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I love their hats/mitts plus that they give back

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    Kristi Renout
    November 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I love that buying TOMs is also buying TOMS for someone else!

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    Yuen C
    November 16, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I love the mugs!

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    Danielle Floyd (@wannawin4)
    November 17, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I love the blankets, they look so cozy

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    Tammy Dalley
    November 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I love the blankets!!!

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    Maggie K.
    November 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I love Toms because they are a company with their corporate giving used as a marketing tool. Smart!!!

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    Thalita @ The Learner Observer
    November 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I’ve already purchased a few of the Toms for Target items, and I am obsessed. The blankets are amazing! And those mugs? Oh my word!

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    November 18, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I love that they care about the world and the people in it by donating/giving to others.

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    Shannon a
    November 18, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Those zip pouches are super cute!

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    Krista M
    November 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    My favorite item from the collection is the women’s zip hoodie in grey. Love it!

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    November 19, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I love how by buying something practical, I am helping those in need. it’s such a great concept. Every shoe company should do this.

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    sarah jackson
    November 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I really like the zip hoodies

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    November 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Love the hoodies!

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    November 20, 2014 at 1:04 am

    My favourite piece is the poncho! I like how Toms gives back to those in need.

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    November 20, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I’m really impressed with this collection! I love our little Target as well!

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      November 20, 2014 at 11:59 am

      PS: love the poncho & have put it on my Christmas list! 😉

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    Carol M (Lushka S)
    November 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Love the blankets

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    Ka C
    November 20, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    How Tom gives back to charity.

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    MarKeeMarK (@TekNOMorpH)
    November 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I like how your shoes fit and mould to my feet. Its almost like I”m barefoot when I wear Toms.

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    Kevin Vancity (@KevinVancity)
    November 20, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Your shoes are made perfectly and I feel like Im doing something good everytime I buy a pair.

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    November 20, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for the chance.

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    Geoff (@Geoff_the_Man)
    November 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    I love the collection!

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    Wai Wai
    November 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

    The hoodies are pretty

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    Lin C
    November 21, 2014 at 12:02 am

    I like how I can give back to those who are in need (like a pair of shoes)

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