The Crazy Suburban Mom: Drug Store Stocking Stuffer Picks

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Drug Store Stocking Stuffer Picks

I decided to do some Holiday Gift Picks because a few people have emailed me a long the lines of, A sink?  You're asking for a sink?   Haven't you heard of say jewelry?

Here's the thing.  Everything I get that I need is one less thing to worry about every day next year.  And I know. Boring as all get out but it really it works for me.  As far as luxury items go, do you have any idea how much make-up I can buy if someone were to give me a Rite-Aid gift card for like, $25 but then I only use it when Wet n' Wild stuff is on sale for 50% off? Or Revlon and I have a coupon...

You get the idea. 

Drug store stuff is the best stocking stuffers, hands down so I want to list a few.

It's for flossing teeth.  I don't know if it works but I'm sure hoping because people floss around here and leave it, don't even get me started on that.  I'm hoping that this will clear up the floss I find around.   This is reusable after cleaning and you can carry it with you.

Okay, technically - I know this stuff is for kids but it's increDENTALLY fabulous.  I found out about this doing a review and I've purchased it since because everyone in my family (even my kid!) is using it and lets me know when they are out.  We used to us a very expensive mail order two bottle product as a breath rinse (that's it, no other benefit) that cost over $20 a month if we all used it.  

No more.  Smart Rinse isn't even minty, you just feel clean after.  I don't know what's in there but I want to bath in that stuff.

Tea Lights

I really like candles but I find the whole candle melt/tea light thing so much more economical.  I don't mind getting good quality melts but really - ten bucks for few Yankee Tea Lights just seems silly.  Yes I know they are scented but it seems like a waste to me.   Go to the drug store and get fifty or a hundred tea lights for a few bucks and spend your money on a great tea light holder and yummy smelling melts.

Technically called a pill fob but ya know...  I got this about ten years ago when my son was going on a field trip to a water-park and needed something water proof to keep his pills in.  It worked out well, he could wear it around his neck and it didn't matter if it got wet.  Since then it's become known as the xanax fob because that's the only thing that I would really want to hang on my key chain.  You can buy them in the stores or at that link online for $4.99

And speaking of Wet n Wild cosmetics...

There are a few of them I use every day like...

I like their brow kit way better then E.L.Fs

I have a few, my favorite is 904B Rosebud.  It is very similar to this gloss I had for years from Sephora.  Now this isn't glossy at all and you do have to wear a gloss but the color is dead on.  I loved that Sephora gloss and kept it long after it was probably growing deadly pathogens so I'm so glad I now have the color I love, germ free.

I don't wear it everyday but when I don't wear just powder, I usually wear this.  It's really nice and more coverage then most of the tinted moisturizers I've tried. 

A lot of their eye shadow is really (no, really) good.  This is the one I use a lot.  The middle left brown is fabulous - The bottom left brown is great.  The right middle yellow looking color goes on more a sheer gold.  It's very pretty.  It's really, really a fabulous combination of colors and even if you don't get it on sale it's only $4.99.

And because I can't leave out Ginger

Ginger's new muffin (bed)

Ginger's Muffin

CVS and Rite Aid both carry a great pet bed that goes on sale frequently for about $5 ($9.99 not on sale).  They don't last forever but that's okay.  They cost a quarter of pet store pet beds.  And Ginger loves them, they are all over the house.

This is getting long.  Maybe I'll do another one...


Vonlipi 12/1/10, 10:58 AM  

The drug store is always a fabu place for stocking stuffers! But I prefer Rite Aid to mu drug store. It doesn't even carry Wet'N'Wild anymore!

We have to make a special trip to Walmart for my make up needs!

J Sedai 12/1/10, 11:48 AM  

Ginger looks so COMFY on her muffin!!

I too prefer piratical gifts! I mean, when I want something, I get it myself, cause I'm a grown up, and that's how I roll.

SO, for Christmas we go out as a family to a toystore, and everyone picks out a toy/game that they would LOVE to have , and then we donate it to Toys for Tots (or the equivalent thereof) that's the gift my kids and husband give me every year. it teaches them to think of others and brings us closer, and I don't end up with stuff I don't want/need. Family far off sends me piratical stuff tho, like spices I can't find over here, or fabric for quilting.

Lindalou 12/1/10, 12:04 PM  

You've got some great suggestions there. So what's so special about the Smart Rinse?

Babes Mami 12/1/10, 3:11 PM  

I still haven't been able to find the iconic palettes around here!

Lynette 12/2/10, 10:03 AM  

i love mt bryton pick tooo!

Lin 12/2/10, 12:40 PM  

Do they sell muffins that would fit me?? Ginger just makes those things seem so appealing.

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