The Best Last-Minute Gifts You Can Get on a Drugstore Website

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It’s down to the wire. It’s too late for even Amazon to save you, and you’re really not thrilled to go out and shop in person. What is a last-minute holiday gift shopper to do?

Go online at the local drug store, of course.

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Pharmacy shops these days are chock full of items way beyond health, beauty and household essentials. And you don’t have to look far to find perfectly gift-worthy items that don’t scream “last-minute.”

Even better, you can get your hands on these giftable goods safely via curbside pickup and/or delivery service options that all of the drugstores on this list offer.

Both CVS and Rite Aid offer same-day delivery through DoorDash and Instacart. Just be prepared to pay both a service and delivery fee of $1.99 to $7.99, plus a service fee that is typically 5%-10% of your order total. Instacart has also been seen to charge a markup of 15%-20% on items, so it’s a pricey option, but when you’re running low on time, it gets the job done.

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Walgreens allows customers to order online or use the Walgreens App to pick up orders curbside or via the drive-thru in as little as 30 minutes (but we hope you’re not that last-minute). Walgreens also partners with Postmates for home delivery in as little as an hour, which includes a delivery fee. You can potentially save on fees for both delivery services by signing up for monthly memberships, which are $9.99 a month.

To save you even more of the time you don’t have now, we’ve scoured the drugstore websites to find the best ideas to help you finally cross the last items off your list, from grandparents to babies and everyone in between. Take a look at these items you can get if you need a quick gift.

Power XL Vortex AirFryer

  • Price: $69.99
  • Store: Rite Aid
  • Delivery: Instacart

Kids Stuff Crystallize Fun Beauty Set

  • Price: $4.99
  • Store: Rite Aid
  • Delivery: Instacart
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Mini Smart Phone Projector

  • Price: $9.99
  • Store: Rite Aid
  • Delivery: Instacart

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Rise North America Hickory Farms Holiday Sampler Gift Box

  • Price: $35.99
  • Store: Rite Aid
  • Delivery: Instacart

Birchbox 3 Month Beauty Gift Card

  • Price: $45.00
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup Only

Revlon Cool & Depuff Jade Stone Facial Roller

  • Price: $9.99
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

Sharper Image S’mores Maker

  • Price: $19.99
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

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No7 Time to Glow Radiance+ Collection Gift Set

  • Price: $20.00
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

Ferrero Rocher Diamond Gift Box, 24 Piece Hazelnut

  • Price: $9.99
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

Harry Potter Hedwig Cozy Socks

  • Price: $6.99 (Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off)
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

Illume Inspiration Glass Candle Pink orchid and Melon

  • Price: $12.99
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

GuruNanda Small Diffuser

  • Price: $16.99
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Brew & Serve Coffee Set

  • Price: $13.99
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

Sharper Image Weighted Eye Mask

  • Price: $14.99 (Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off)
  • Store: Walgreens
  • Delivery: Pickup + Same Day Delivery

Wet n Wild 8 Piece Holiday Lip Gloss Gift Set

  • Price: $9.99
  • Store: CVS
  • Delivery: Instacart

L.A. COLORS 10 Piece Beauty Nail Lounge with Nail Dryer Set

  • Price: $9.99
  • Store: CVS
  • Delivery: Instacart

Gaiam Relax Hand-Held Massager

  • Price: $12.99
  • Store: CVS
  • Delivery: Instacart

Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sound Therapy System

  • Price: $39.99
  • Store: CVS
  • Delivery: Instacart

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Cremo Astonishingly Superior Styling Beard Balm, 2 OZ

  • Price: $12.79
  • Store: CVS
  • Delivery: Instacart

CVS Health Warming Teddy Bear

  • Price: $20.79
  • Store: CVS
  • Delivery: Instacart

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Cody Bay contributed to the reporting for this article.

About the Author

Sam DiSalvo is an LA-based comedian, writer and actor who's performed all over the country. Her written work has appeared in numerous digital publications. As a copywriter, she's worked with a variety of major brands including GoldieBlox and Thrive Causemetics. Sam loves dogs and is currently perusing leisure suits to buy for her corgi mix, Barry

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