24 days of Christmas: If all else fails

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If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping by now, this is the day fear, exhaustion and panic has set in. How do I know?

Been there!

If shops have also closed, there is still a light at the end of the tunnel, and that is where your drug, grocery and convenience stores come in.

By looking into these overlooked venues, you can usually find bottles of wine, gift tins of cookies or other edibles, holiday poinsettias or other favorite plants and gift cards.

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Toy selections at Walgreen’s include mini trucks, dolls and Mr. Potato Head.

The wine aisle at Walgreen’s.

I peeked into Walgreen’s and found some beautiful makeup kits, including Soap & Glory products, men’s shaving kits, children’s toys and fragrances, not to mention those much-needed gift bags and bows.

Well, that’s it for this year’s Christmas countdown!

Merry Christmas!

By Nadine Kam