Sunday, December 18, 2005


There's something inherently comedic about the Christmas gifts sold at Walgreens. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure many people will be thrilled when they unwrap their new Ove Glove or whatever. It just seems like the punchline to a Jeff Foxworthy joke: "You might be a redneck if you bought your momma's Christmas present at Walgreens."

This year Walgreens is even selling gift cards for other businesses. They had gift cards for restaurants like Red Lobster and stores like Hollywood Video. They're also selling gift cards for national chains that don't have outlets anywhere near here. I saw gift cards for AMC Theatres and for the Rainforest Cafe among others.

There was one thing in the Sunday advertising flyer I had to see for myself. The ad said they had pre-wrapped Christmas gifts. How would you know what you were buying? Fortunately each gift has an easily removable cardboard sleeve that shows the contents. At $9.99, these items are perfect to give when your workplace has forced participation in a Secret Santa gift exchange with a $10 limit. Look at the fine quality items:

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