Last chance! Drugstore picks for last-minute gift ideas

You’re officially down to the wire and still need to pick up a couple more gifts for friends or loved ones? Don’t worry, I got you ;). It may be too late to place an online order, but there are so many great ideas found locally at the drugstore (maybe you can pick these up while you’re grabbing some last-minute food items as well).

I won’t keep you for long since I know you have to go run out before the shops close, so here are my top picks for last-minute beauty gifts.

EcoTools Start the Day Beautiful, Real Techniques Sponge and Holder, 7th Heaven Coconut + Clay Peel Off mask

EcoTools Start the Day Beautiful Brush Set

Brushes are always a great idea, but can often be expensive. They are a necessity for makeup as you could have the best products, but without the right brush, you’re not going to do that makeup item justice.

EcoTools is a great affordable option for those on a budget (or a great gift idea). This five-piece set (C$18.97) contains everyday brushes that your recipient will definitely reach for all the time, all housed in a handy storage tray.  Included in the set is an angled foundation brush, a blurring brush, a defined crease brush, an angled liner, and a full blush brush.  EcoTools’ brushes are cruelty free, made from recycled materials, tree free (packaging is made from 100 per cent tree-free paper), and the brush handles are made from recycled bamboo, so you’ll feel good gifting these beauties.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge + Travel Sponge Case

Real Techniques’ sponges are one of the best ones out there in my opinion, and best of all, they cost about a fifth the price of a Beauty Blender.

If your recipient hasn’t tried their sponges before, or if they love them, then take a look at this set, which includes one of their original orange sponges, plus a travel case to store it in (C$14.97).

This sponge features an angled tip on one end to fit the contours of your face, leaving you with a flawless finish. Don’t forget to wet it first, and then once you’re done, store it in the orange case to keep it clean.

Real Techniques Makeup Brush Holder

Real Techniques Makeup Brush Holder

Have a friend that doesn’t have a lot of real estate on their counter for brushes? Then this nifty holder from Real Techniques will come in handy!

This brush holder has a Miracle Cling Technology back, where it securely clings to glossy bathroom surfaces like glass, mirrors, marble, flat shiny tiles, and laminate with no residue. Just peel off the back and stick!

If your recipient is a travel bug, they could also bring this with them and use it at hotels to save counter space.

7th Heaven Face Masks

A face mask always makes a great gift idea for a stocking stuffer.

I love this Coconut + Clay Peel Off Mask, which has the cleansing benefits of a clay mask with the pore-refining perks of a peel off. It also has coconut oil and seaweed to hydrate and sooth skin. Best of all, for only C$1.99 these won’t break your holiday budget.

Real Technique sponge and case set and Mesmoreyes lashes

Mesmoreyes Lashes

If you are completely stumped on a gift, then lashes are also a great idea, since who doesn’t love a new pair of false lashes?

I am new to this brand, but these pair of lashes by Mesmoreyes are incredibly flattering and natural-looking on the eyes.  These lashes in the style #304 are a wispy lash that will work well with almond-shaped, moonlid, and round eye shapes. The brand categorizes their lashes by day, play, and night, so there’s a lash for everyone and every occasion.

Any of these items would be great options as last-minute gifts, especially stocking stuffers. If you’re at the store today, then make sure you pop by the beauty department and pick up some of these goodies.

Do you still have to shop for holiday gifts?

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.


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