Unwrapped: The Last-Minute Drugstore Gift Guide

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    by · December 22, 2017

    Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that’s a full month (31 days!) in which we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life—and maybe even a spoiled pet or two.

    Okay, so you really waited last-minute to grab some gifts for your loved ones. And sometimes, procrastinating this hard works out just finediamonds are formed under pressure, right? But when we're three weeks deep in December, and your holiday shopping is far from finished, you might need a little help. But don't worry, we've got you.

    We've compiled a list of some of the best last-minute gifts that you can find at your local drugstore, so you can convince everyone in your life that you're totally on top of things.

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    JJ Young, Pore Bubble Mask, $16.99, available at CVS.

    The best thing about the drugstore selection is all the affordable (and adorably packaged) K-Beauty. This JJ Young bubble mask by Caolion Lab, specially formulated for sensitive skin types, will give your loved one's skin a fighting chance against the wrath of winter. Depending on skin type, you might also check out JJ Young's Pore Cool Mask and Pore Glow Mask.

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    Herban Essentials, Lavender Essential Oil Towelettes, $6.99, available at CVS.

    It's a makeup remover, it's aromatherapy, it's an antibacterial wipe, it's a laundry freshener—it's Herban Essentials Essential Oil Towelettes! These little wipes can pretty much do anything, fit easily into any bag, and smell seriously delightful. 


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    Dolce & Gabbana, Light Blue Eau de Toilette, $73.99 available at Walgreens.

    Everyone needs their own individual scent, and Light Blue from Dolce & Gabbana is crisp, fresh, and, most importantly, doesn't look like you ran out and bought it last minute. It's a little on the pricier end, but it's long-lasting and, therefore, well worth the splurge.


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    Conair, Infiniti Pro Diamond Straightening Brush, $49.99, available at Walgreens.

    This hybrid tool from Conair is perfect for smoothing out the kinks.

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    Holika Holika, Pig-Nose Clear Blackhead Peeling Massage Gel, $8.49, available at CVS.

    Got some stubborn blackheads that are still clinging on for dear life? This little tube may hold the key to banishing them forever. 


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    NYX Professional Makeup, Face and Body Glitter, $6.29, available at CVS.

    If you ask me, glitter should be used all year round—but, it's definitely more widely accepted around the holiday season. This NYX Face and Body Glitter is reasonably priced and comes in nine different colors. Sprinkle it lightly over your highlighter, or go all-in and pack it onto your lids for the ultimate glam party look (for the best results, we highly recommend you invest in NYX's Glitter Primer, too). Whatever you're going for, the possibilities are endless.


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    Wet Brush, Lil Wet Brush, $4.99, available at Walgreens.

    This cute, compact version of the famed Wet Brush is the greatest thing we all didn't know we needed. It's amazing, truly.

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    Duft & Doft, Pink Milk Mask, $2.99, available at CVS.

    'Tis the season to par-tay, but all those Champagne flutes and late nights can take a toll on your skin. The Pink Milk Mask from Duft & Doft is here to rejuvenate and restore that glow to your tired face.

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    L.A. Colors, Nail Favorites 18 Piece Set, $10, available at Walgreens.

    The ultimate gift for your indecisive friend, this set's got 18 shades, including neutrals, neons, and holiday glitters, so they can sport a new color each week till April if they so choose.


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    Clarisonic Mia 1, Facial Sonic Cleansing System, $99, available at Target.

    Okay, I know. Enough with the skin care! But this one's worth paying attention to. The Clarisonic Mia takes your face wash to the next level, buffing away dull spots and giving you a glowing complexion—and it comes in purple! Our editors are obsessed.

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