7 Really Nice Gifts You Can Buy at the Drugstore (PHOTOS)

Sheri Reed | Mar 20, 2014 Home & Garden

hammockAnother day, another trip to buy a last-minute gift, am I right? It never fails. Every time I let my guard down and think I've finally got it all tapped, the jolt of panic hits -- "Oh crap! I haven't gotten a gift for so-and-so yet!" Of course, by then it's too late to order online, and I'm pretty sure I haven't enjoyed going to the mall since like 1986. So now what?

Well, here's what I say. Don't underestimate your local drugstore. Beyond the decent bottles of wine, pricey liquors, and that rack of gift cards to pretty much anywhere (all good gifts in their own right), most drugstores have lots of nice gifts no one will guess came from the drugstore. 

On The Prowl, we rounded up all kinds of fun presents just to show you the possibilities. Check out this preview of gift-worthy goods you can find right at your local drugstore.

  • 1. Hammock

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    Image via Rite Aid

    How nice is this hammock? And what a great gift!

    Great gift for: Housewarming, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday 

  • 2. Ice Coffee Maker

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    Image via Walgreens

    The ever-wonderful iced coffee maker -- the machine everyone wants to own but no one wants to buy for themselves.

    Great gift for: Housewarming, Wedding, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday, Hostess

  • 3. Tablet

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    Image via Rite Aid

    Why yes, you can find great tech gifts at the drugstore. A tablet is the perfect gift for anyone -- young and old alike.

    Great gift for: Tweens, Teens, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday 

  • 4. Designer Fragrance

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    Image via CVS

    designer fragrance makes a beautiful gift.

    Great gift for: Bridal Shower, Mother's Day, Birthday 

  • 5. Home Decor

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    Image via Rite Aid

    Would you guess this pretty floral pillow is from a drugstore? Neither will your gift recipient!

    Great gift for: Housewarming, Mother's Day, Birthday, Hostess

  • 6. Classic Game

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    Image via Rite Aid

    Most drugstores stock the best classic games. Twister is a great kid gift or a fun hostess gift for a festive adult party. 

    Great gift for: Kids, Hostess 

  • 7. Beauty Gift

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    Image via Walgreens

    The ultimate eye shadow palette for your cosmetics-crazy friend.

    Great gift for: Birthday 

  • More on The Prowl

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    Need more nice yet convenient gift ideas? Then click over to the Drugstore Gift Ideas board on The Prowl now, where you'll also find links to buy these cool products.

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