I was wrapping up my holiday shopping at Walgreens yesterday morning when I noticed one man aimlessly wandering the Christmas aisle, hoping a present would jump out at him.
Yeah, I sympathized in my head, there’s not much selection. Or was there? I took a closer look and was shocked to find some really neat gifts.
A set of three stainless steel water bottles, above, was $10 – for all three of them!!! Usually these things go for $15 each. I’m kicking myself for not grabbing a set, which I could use as gifts in the next few months.
Large boxes of Thin Mints were 2/$2 – quite a steal of an office gift or stocking stuffer.
ChiaPets, which I have always coveted (perhaps because I have never owned one) were $16. I could see giving a ChiaPet to a co-worker (neat cube decoration), a grandparent (garden indoors!), or a young kid interested in how things grow.
For wordy/nerdy friends, the game Bananagrams is $15. If you’ve never played it before, it’s like scrabble but you can re-arrange the tiles to make new words.
Gift bags were $.25 each and santa hats were $2 each. Plus, a decent selection of toys were $7 each or three for $14. Bingo!
Where else do you recommend last minute gift shopping? Is there any one store that really has it all?