Things to Do Last-minute gift finds from NYC pharmacies By amNewYork December 17, 2018 2:35 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Despite best intentions, sometimes you find yourself on your way to a holiday get-together without a gift in tow. But don’t despair — on seemingly every corner in the city you can find a chain pharmacy, stocked with presents (and gift bags!) for last-minute gifting. Whether you're on the search for a White Elephant exchange, work affair or family gathering, here are some of the best picks amNewYork staffers found at their local convenience store. Oh K! masks Photo Credit: Meredith Deliso Mix and match a variety of Korean beauty masks, including sheet, eye, lip and cleansing, for that friend who always posts selfies in face masks. $2.49-$5.99; 1281 Fulton St., Bedford-Stuyvesant Nerf N Strike HotShock Blaster Photo Credit: Scott Fontana Whether it's for a rambunctious 8-year-old or a fun-loving adult, the broad appeal of a Nerf gun is undeniable. $9.99; Duane Reade, 450 Seventh Ave. Be Jolly Sparkle Unicorn Photo Credit: Scott A. Rosenberg Who doesn't need a big, glittery, pink unicorn with shiny golden hoofs and a floppy orange mane in their lives? This lush plush is a hefty last-minute prize for kids — or really anyone who you think needs a bright squishy friend in their lives. $19.99; Duane Reade, 37th Avenue and 73rd Street, Jackson Heights BlueSky 2019 planner Photo Credit: Meredith Deliso Help them get their year off to an organized start with a classic day planner. Throw in some pens for good measure. $11.29; CVS, 168 Montague St., Brooklyn Heights Bath bombs Photo Credit: Meredith Deliso Make their next soak a luxurious one with a set of bath bombs, in scents like vanilla-Champagne and lavender-chamomile. $13.99 ($10 with card); Walgreens, 1281 Fulton St., Bedford-Stuyvesant Fingerlings Photo Credit: Robert Levin There's a lot of fun to be had with the adorable Violet and Hope from the mega-popular finger puppet brand. They make over 40-plus sounds, too. $17.99; Duane Reade, 450 Seventh Ave. Harry Potter slippers Photo Credit: Ivan Pereira These fuzzy, fun slippers will get year-round use from the Harry Potter fan (unfortunately there were no Ron or Hermione pairs to join Harry with his adventures across hardwood floors). $14.99; Walgreens, 114 Beverley Rd., Kensington Sharper Image music stream microphone Photo Credit: Ivan Pereira This microphone with a built-in speaker lets people belt their tunes with ease. It connects with phones and computers and can stream music to the speaker, perfect for an impromptu karaoke party. $29.99; Walgreens, 114 Beverley Rd., Kensington Bulldog Beard Care Kit Photo Credit: Ivan Pereira With beards still in fashion, this handy set is ready to help hirsute guys maintain their facial hair. It includes beard oil, a comb and shampoo and conditioner. $15; Walgreens, 114 Beverley Rd., Kensington Ferrero Rocher Photo Credit: Colter Hettich Just grab a few of these just to have on hand. Maybe it’s not your prime-time gift, but it’s a great sidecar, and also perfect for host gifts that you’ll need when you attend all those holiday parties. $6.59; Rite Aid, 4910 Broadway Thermos/coffee combo Photo Credit: Colter Hettich This is a gift that will keep on giving. Combine a slick wood-grained travel mug with a bag of Starbucks' House Blend for the coffee connoisseur in your life. Thermos $9.99, coffee $10.99; Rite Aid, 4910 Broadway Art puzzles Photo Credit: Colter Hettich It’s a lost hobby these days, but gifting a puzzle is really gifting some moments of peace. Laugh if you want, but there’s nothing quite as soothing as dedicating an hour to chip away at a puzzle. While you’re at it, you might snag one for yourself. $8.99; Rite Aid, 4910 Broadway By amNewYork Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.