Every year, no matter how quickly you cruise through your holiday shopping list, there are always those last few people who leave you stumped. You know the ones: your coworker, your neighbor, your kid’s teacher—the people you want to give just a little something to show them that you care.
But before you buy a stack of gift cards and call it a day, consider upping the creative ante with these fun self-care staples—that also make fantastic stocking stuffers—for affordable wellness gifts that you can snag from a low-key clutch resource: CVS. (P.S. Still want to grab a gift card? CVS has tons of those, too, for just about any store you can think of, and pairing one with any of these self-care items can really take your gift-giving to the next level.)
Whether you’re looking for a unique hostess gift for a friend of a friend or picking out the white elephant gift everyone will be fighting over, CVS’s array of budget-friendly, well-being-boosting gems will make it your gifting go-to this winter.
We rounded up a few of our favorites below. Then it’s up to you whether you spill the secret when everyone starts asking “I love it! Where’d you get it?”
Check off everyone on your list with these affordable wellness gifts from CVS.
A pretty patterned pillow case is a gift that feels so luxurious, no one will guess it was such a steal. Plus, it has serious self-care cred: Sleeping on the satin fabric can help minimize hair breakage, support more hydrated skin, and keep cool all night long—no pillow flipping required.
These berry-flavored gummies are a great stocking stuffer for the skin-care aficionado in your life. Made with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, and sea buckthorn, they’re formulated to help nourish and hydrate the skin from the inside out.
A miniature present that makes a great white elephant gift or an unexpected stocking stuffer? A portable diffuser that’s perfect for bathrooms, the office, or even packing on vacation for a fresh-smelling hotel room.
What’s a stocking without candy? This bar of chocolatey goodness gets its wellness cred from the science-backed benefits of dark chocolate, and the hint of sea salt makes it extra delicious.
Holiday stress is no match for these vegan patches, thanks to ingredients like hemp extract and ashwagandha that are known for their calming properties. Each patch provides eight to 12 hours of chill vibes.
Affordable brow and lash growth serums are having a moment, and this one just might take the cake at only $8 a pop with more than 700 five-star reviews. Gift one to yourself to get in on the trend, and grab a couple extra to gift to friends while you’re at it.
This kit of Burt’s Bees staples (made with responsibly sourced, lip-nourishing ingredients) is perfect for anyone who is constantly losing their lip balm. Plus, it comes with a cute, encouraging message that makes it extra fun for gifting.
For the person who has too many pre-holiday plans to sit still long enough for a manicure to dry, these will come in clutch. Pop them on after everyone’s done opening presents to be instantly ready for more holiday fun, no dry time needed.