CVS/pharmacy Takes the Stress out of Holiday Shopping

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, some of the most creative and surprising gifts are as close as your local CVS/pharmacy store. A convenient alternative to the crowded mall, CVS/pharmacy -- the nation's largest retail pharmacy -- features a seasonal holiday shop with a great selection of gifts for everyone on your list. Shoppers will find a wide array of toys, designer fragrances, bath and spa gift sets, electronics, home decorating items and stocking stuffers at nearly 6,200 CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

During this busy time of year, it often feels like there aren't enough hours in the day. In fact, about a third of shoppers polled recently by America's Research Group said they are waiting until the day before Christmas to finish their shopping. CVS/pharmacy offers relief with many locations offering extended holiday hours and most 24-hour stores open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

"CVS/pharmacy strives to be the easiest drugstore retailer for customers to use, and they are often pleasantly surprised to find so many great gift options and holiday necessities at our stores. We also offer extended hours and many 24 hour locations for customers that are pressed for time or don't have a chance to shop until the last minute this year," said Mike Bloom, Senior Vice President of Merchandising for CVS/pharmacy.

Among the wide array of affordable gifts offered at CVS/pharmacy this holiday season:

Designer Fragrances

Choose from a large selection of designer fragrances for both men and women, without fighting the crowds at department stores. CVS/pharmacy features great value on popular fragrances including Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Prada, Burberry, Chloe, Curve, Paris Hilton, Shalimar, and Still by J Lo for women. And for the man on your list, Hugo by Hugo Boss, Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme and Polo for men.

Toys

Radio Controlled Thunderstorm Car -- $9.99

This sleek 1/18th scale vehicle is fully functional moving forwards, backwards, left and right. It includes a battery pack and charger, so it is ready to roll!

Radio Controlled Santa Fe Express Train Set -- $29.99

This electronic, wireless, radio controlled train includes four cars: locomotive, coal tender, gondola and caboose. The set also includes 12 pieces of curved track.

Gifts on the Go

Spa/Travel Tote -- $14.99

This large tote with travel essentials comes packed with slippers, a cosmetic travel case and three Essence of Beauty toiletry items. A $70 value, while supplies last.

Burt's Bees Total Body Kit -- $12.99

This kit of earth-friendly natural personal care products holds a trial sized assortment of best sellers from the line, perfect for traveling.

Holiday Beauty Essentials

Essence of Beauty Bath -- 3/$9.99

Choose Body Mist, Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Body Cream in six great scents: Citrus Coconut; Pomegranate and Apple; Purple Fields; Cherries in Bloom; Passion Flower and Sparkling Grapefruit.

Goldstar Ultimate Color Kit -- $9.99

Look your best with 59 professional cosmetics items in one kit. When closed, the kit looks like a holiday gift package. Kits are valued at $25! Available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy.

Manicure/Pedicure Kits -- $4.99 to $9.99

The Nail Express Kit includes everything you need for the perfect manicure and pedicure for $9.99. Or, give a paint can filled with ten mini nail colors, a great value at just $4.99. Both are available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy.

Hot Electronic Gifts

Polaroid Digital Picture Frame -- $99.99

This versatile frame reads a variety of flash memory cards to display hundreds of digital photos without the use of a PC.

I-CRAIG docking station for iPod/MP3 players -- $49.99

This docking station powers and charges all dockable MP3 players. It includes an AM/FM stereo radio, an alarm clock function and remote control.

Just for Fun

Get into the holiday spirit with the latest in home decorating innovation! Top on this year's list are:

4' Airblown Snowglobe -- $60.29

This 4-foot airblown snowglobe features Santa and a snowman. It lights up and self inflates in seconds!

Animated 12" Tabletop Snowglobe -- $24.99

This airblown inflatable snowglobe is available in two styles and also lights up and self inflates right before your eyes.

Santa and Penguin Band -- $74.99 Santa sings into the microphone and penguins dance to four Holiday songs. Story Telling House -- $29.99

The house lights up and recites, "Twas the night before Christmas." Available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Animated Figures -- $24.99 Alvin & the Chipmunks sing, talk and slide to two songs. Ultimate Stocking Stuffers Holiday Stocking Stuffers -- $4.99

Items to choose from include a makeup brush holder, iPod case, cell phone cases, card holder and wristlet. All items are available in black with white stitching. Available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy.

Burt's Bees -- Mix and match at 2/$5

Choose from hand and body lotions, bar soaps, shampoo and conditioners and many more. Available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy.

Gift Card Center

Don't know what to give? Let them choose their own gift. CVS/pharmacy offers 130 gift cards from popular retailers and services including Barnes & Noble, iTunes and gift cards from American Express, Visa and MasterCard. Find them conveniently displayed in the front of the store.