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Last Minute Holiday Gifts You Can Buy From a Drugstore

It's half an hour before the holiday party and you have no present. Instead of envying your friend who "last minute" shopped three days ago or the one who overnighted something from her couch last night, just go to the drugstore. Pick up one of these things below while you're there, and you'll likely end up with the best present at the party—all without anyone knowing where it came from (CVS), or how few minutes before (like, eight).

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Gel Polish Kit

For your best friend who loves a good mani-pedi but hates carving out time for the nail salon.


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Tech Accessories

Head to the photo lab part of the drugstore and grab a bunch of the tech-y goodies waiting there. Then bundle them together for guaranteed older brother happiness.


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Kitchen Appliances

Oddly, drugstores generally have a decent selection of these, especially the "As Seen on TV" ones. The person on your list who keeps a deep fryer and an espresso maker in their kitchen will be SO excited.


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Travel-Sized Products

Stock a kit for your jet-set friend. It's relatively inexpensive, but it's the gift basket-y presentation that counts.


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Crayons and Art Supplies

Ninety-six might as well be infinity in kid numbers, so anyone sub-10-years-old should be thrilled with this. But you could always throw in a pack of glitter pens and some playing cards, too.
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Classic Drugstore Beauty Products

For secret santas, opt for proven crowd-pleasers like these. Pick three or four of the best-known products and rest assured she's already loyal to at least one.

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