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Cosmetic Items Make Great Last-Minute Gifts

Christmas is quickly approaching and, if you are anything like me, you are nowhere near done with your Holiday shopping. It can be hard to find just the right gift to purchase someone, especially when you are stressed out and on a time crunch. Thankfully, there are many cosmetic items for men and women that make great last-minute gift purchases. If you have enough time, you can purchase something from a department store, but you can even find cosmetic gifts on Christmas day at your local drugstore!

You may be thinking, "What about the men on my list?" There are many cosmetic items that men can appreciate and get lots of use out of, too. Cosmetics are not only for women, after all. No, I would not purchase your brother a bright red stick of lipstick, but a he would appreciate a nice, men's gift set. Here are some great last-minute cosmetic gift items for friends and family of both genders:

1. Axe has a great gift set out that includes Axe body spray, an Axe deodorant and an Axe shower wash. There are several scents available, and what man could not use these products? You could not get away with wrapping up a bottle of deodorant as a gift, but when it is included in a gift set, it is okay!

2. There are many types of colognes and perfumes available from department stores and drugstores. This is a classic cosmetic gift. Even drugstores now sell top-of-the-line perfumes and colognes. Your gift recipient will think you spent hours at the mall selecting this gift, when it really may only have taken a quick stop at CVS.

3. There are many women's makeup sampler sets available only this time of year. If you are going to purchase makeup for a woman's holiday gift, a sampler set is the way to go. That way, your gift recipient will be able to use at least a few of the items, even if she is fussy about what colors of cosmetics she likes.

4. Many high-end brands of hair products are even available in gift sets. Every woman loves "expensive" shampoos, conditioners and hair sprays. Little does she know that these gift sets are sold at great bargain prices this time of year; many of them are even sold at drugstores.