CVS/pharmacy Offers Great Valentine's Day Gift Options for Last Minute Shoppers

Monday, February 12, 2007

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Stuck without a gift for that special someone with Valentine's Day right around the corner? You are not alone! A CVS/pharmacy customer survey(1) showed that 52% of shoppers wait until a few days before Valentine's Day to buy a gift for their loved one. Skip long lines and crowded malls and head to one of CVS/pharmacy's 6,200 locations to find a large selection of quality Valentine's Day gifts for both men and women.

74% of women are hoping to receive a greeting card from a loved one this Valentine's Day. CVS/pharmacy has a great selection of cards as well as gift bags, wrapping paper and all other necessities for packaging the gift you chose. You'll even find Ready-to-Go Valentine's Gift Bags ($5.99) that have colorful coordinated tissue paper and ribbons already put together. Just fill the bag, add a card, and your gift is complete!

50% of women are hoping to receive chocolates from a loved one this Valentine's Day. She'll love the Ghirardelli Milk and Dark Chocolate Squares Heart Tin ($9.99) or the Lindt Gourmet Truffle Heart ($9.99). Or try a fun alternative to traditional chocolates with Emily's Chocolate Covered Valentine's Fortune Cookies ($4.99). You can't go wrong with a Giant Hershey's Kiss ($3.49) or the Dove Red Foil Wrapped Chocolate Rose ($3.99).

If you don't think your loved one falls into the 50% of women hoping to receive chocolate this Valentine's Day, CVS/pharmacy carries top Designer Fragrance Gift Sets for great prices as well as bath and body products from Essence of Beauty so she can pamper herself. Get a gift she'll love and you would never expect to find at CVS/pharmacy like a Jewelry Box ($24.99) or a Quilted Duffel Bag in a flower pattern ($19.99). You'll also find the fun Valentine's Day Plush Slippers with Hearts ($9.99) and Mini Candle Gift Sets ($1.99-$6.99) to add to any gift.

Already found that special gift? Pick up some amusing Valentine's Day novelty items from CVS/pharmacy when buying a card or wrapping paper. Try the All About Love Magic Ball ($1.99) with a magic window to reveal answers to your questions, the Lotto For Lovers ($1.99) play scratch tickets, the Heart to Heart Conversation Playing Cards ($1.99) or a Musical Rose ($2.99).

Having trouble finding something for the man in your life? Pick up some special Valentine's Toasting Glasses ($4.99) or get an assortment of Heart- Themed Boxer Shorts ($6.99). And don't forget to include a personalized card- 53% of men said they would most like to receive a personalized card over other items such as chocolates and fragrances.

Still stumped? Let your loved one choose their own gift with a gift card from more than 130 popular retailers and services including the Spa Finder Gift Card, redeemable at participating spas nationwide, or the Utix Golf Gift Card, redeemable at participating golf courses nationwide. Find all gift cards conveniently displayed in the front of your CVS/pharmacy.

(1) Survey of 427 CVS/pharmacy panel respondents polled between 2/2/07 and 2/5/07.