Great gifts for under $25 plus a Giveaway (ends 1/4/13) #RiteAidNetwork


Happy woman and Christmas Present

It’s crunch time! If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet you only have a few days left. Thankfully we’re done but my daughter decided at the last minute that she wants to buy gifts for me and my husband. She walks the neighbor’s dog. She usually spends the money as soon as she’s paid but this time around she saved it so she can get something for me and my husband. We told her that she doesn’t need to spend money. Helping more around our home would make a great gift.

Our daughter has a limited budget. I believe she only has $50 or $60. I also know that she wants to get an actual gift and not a little token thing. That is why I am dropping her off at Rite Aid. While she shops I’ll run to the grocery store and get a few things that we need for the weekend.

Why Rite Aid you might ask? Because they have A LOT of great gift options for $25 or less for just about everyone on your shopping list. I know this because my husband and I went shopping at Rite Aid and picked up some gifts for our kids.

Our daughter is 16 and loves to play around with make-up. She doesn’t wear a lot of make-up, but she does love to try out different looks and play around with eye shadows and liners when she’s at home. I found an awesome make-up collection for her (I hope she doesn’t read this post!) at Rite Aid.

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Not only does the kit have a lot of make-up, but it also has plenty of nail polish (she loves nail polish) and cosmetic brushes that she can use again and again. The price for all of this? Only  $14.99! Normally you can buy 2-3 pieces of make-up for that amount of money and wit this set you are getting over 60+ pieces (make-up and accessories).

We did come across a great nail polish gift set for only $9.99 but we opted not to get it because the kit we bought her (pictured above) came with nail polish and we felt that the nail polish kit would have been “overkill” since she already has dozens of bottles of nail polishes to begin with. Still, in hinesight, I should have picked up the nail polish kit for her because it would have made a great birthday gift. I could have hide it until her birthday. I might just go back and get it before they are sold out.

Nail Kit

For our son I wanted to get him more than just cologne. He likes body sprays and boy washes, but the ones we usually have in the bathroom are “girly” because my daughter and I use them the all the time.

Mens gift sets

At Rite Aid we found some Ax “kits” that contained body sprays, lotions, body wash and more. They ranged in price from $11.99 – $19.99. The kit for $19.99 came with a men’s travel tote. That is a great price for the products AND tote. The tote alone would have cost that much.

We opted not to get him one of the kits. We felt the toe would just go to waste since we don’t travel much and it would just gather dust under his bed.

We then decided to check out the perfume/cologne gift sets. WOW!!! Did Rite Aid have A LOT to choose from. They had perfumes and colognes from celebrities and musicians that I never even knew existed. For example singer/song writer Usher. Who knew he had a cologne. So does Tim McGraw.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that all of the perfume and colognes were under $20.00. If you went to a high end department store you would expect to pay well over that amount for the very same product.


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As you can see many of the sets are already gone. They savings are too good to pass up. I actually picked up a few of these because they would make gifts. My daughter is often invited to birthday parties so I like to stock up on gifts. I cannot tell you how any times she neglects to tell me until the last minute which leaves me no choice but to dash to the store to pick up a gift card. Now I have a few sets on hand “just in case”. Unless of course I keep them for myself.

Select gift sets also some with a special code that allows you to download a FREE ring tone/message from a celebrity. The special gifts sets are from Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Justine Bieber, Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Brittney Spears, Usher, Ed Hardy, Nicki Minaj and Curve. The code will allow you to chose a ring tone/message from either Mariah Carey, Brittney Spears or Taylor Swift.

A few weeks ago I mentioned Rite Aid’s “Gifting Tree” app on their Facebook page on my blog’s Facebook page. In case you missed that post the app is still up on their Facebook page.

The Rite Aid Holiday Gifting Tree is an interactive feature that can help you find gifts for your whole family. It’s also a handy shopping tool that can help you find exclusive deals to help save you money.

I had a nice time browsing through the holiday decorations while we were there. I love anything and everything related to the holidays.

I noticed that they had a lot of nice gifts sets for younger children. I hadn’t thought about it but we have friends (former neighbors) who have a little girl. They moved but we still get together a few times a year for dinner (sometimes at their house, sometimes at a restaurant). I picked up a cute Hello Kitty bath set for their daughter. It’s Dial products (hand soap, body wash…) with a cute pink Hello Kitty design on it. She has her own bathroom in their house and I thought she would like something like his. For only $11.99 I couldn’t pass it up.

Kids Gift Sets

All in all I scored some great gifts, and saw plenty more, for under $25.00. As an added bonus I earned rewards points on my Rite Aid Wellness Rewards card. If you are not familiar with their Rewards program I’ll be writing about it in the near future. It’s a great program (FREE!) to help you not only save money at Rite Aid but you can also cash in the rewards points that you earn for great products and services like free magazine subscriptions, Restaurant.com gift certificates, GNC Gold Card and more! Look for a post about the Rewards program coming soon.

To find a Rite Aid location near you visit www.RiteAid.com. Currently they are offering FREE shipping (no minimum!). You can also connect with the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

THREE (3) lucky readers will win a $25.00 Rite Aid gift card (one gift card per winner). Thank you Rite Aid!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on January 4, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random  using a random number  generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to  reply or a new winner will  be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and me what you think you might buy at Rite Aid if you were one of the lucky winners?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter  widget (below) but you must complete the initial  entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.


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*As a Rite Aid Network blogger I was sent a $25.00 gift card so that I could shop for a gift for this post. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. if i am one of the lucky winners I would stock up on razor blades when they had a good sale on them.

  2. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would buy lipstick, or maybe allergy medicine.

  3. probably snacks or beauty products

  4. Nail Polish

  5. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Pick up some cosmetics

  6. Nicole Larsen says:

    I’d stock up on pantene shampoo when it’s on sale at Rite Aid

  7. I love Rite Aid and shop there all the time. I would probably buy some makeup.

  8. We have all had colds for 2 months now so probably tissues and cold meds

  9. I would buy makeup

  10. I’d get some Old Spice products for my husband


  11. i would buy makeup

  12. I would get perfume set and body lotion.

  13. Mariaelena Dominguez says:

    I would use it to buy diapers

  14. diapers for our soon to arrive newborn baby!

  15. Sara Wagner says:

    I would buy cosmetics or skin care products.

  16. With cold and flu season upon us, I’d stock up on Vitamin C and Airborne!

  17. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    Nail polish, for sure.

  18. I would get some new lip balms and nail polish.

  19. I would buy vitamins.

  20. Wanda McHenry says:

    I would buy Olay Regenerist Facial Cleanser

  21. Cindy Merrill says:

    I would buy Cranberry Pill supplements; I’m prone to “female” problems”, always looking to stock up.

  22. I would stock up on cold/flu medicine.

  23. Lisa Brown says:

    i would buy makeup

  24. melikegarfield says:

    I would probably get some vitamins and other stocking stuffers for everyone in the family.

  25. I would probably buy some health and beauty items…like shampoo, conditioners, soap, etc….
    Thank you!

  26. Audra O'Hara says:

    I would buy Zyrtek allergy medication.

  27. I would watch the sales and UP rewards to restock razors and also the clearance sales.

  28. Mary Diehl says:

    If I was one of the lucky winners, I’d use coupons and sales and the UP rewards and stretch the 25.00 and get me a good supply of shampoo, conditioners, body washes, razors and anything else that is a good deal. I love shopping Rite Aid

  29. Mary Diehl says:

    Not sure where I was to comment that I follow you on BlogLovin’ so here I am commenting

  30. Amy Honious says:

    If I win, I would either go scoop up on the post-holiday sales or I would put the GC towards my prescriptions. Thanks and happy holidays!

  31. Holly Thomas says:

    I would treat myself with new makeup!

  32. i would probably use it to stock up on cosmetics

  33. I would buy some make up!

  34. Most likely cosmetics.

  35. I’d most likely pick up some makeup!

  36. I’d buy some Christmas gifts on clearance to save for next year! 🙂

  37. I’d stock up on makeup! I always buy my makeup from rite aid!

  38. I’d like to buy lotion and perfume.

  39. I would probably get some vitamins and supplements.

  40. Mary Casper says:

    i would buy make up

  41. wild orchid says:

    I would love to buy a sonicare toothbrush

  42. I think I would purchase some Pampers Swaddlers for my son.

  43. Jessica To says:

    I would buy paper towels and shampoo.

  44. I’d buy supplements like calcium, fish oil and Vitamin D.

  45. Debra Hall says:

    i would buy some christmas markdowns for next year

  46. I’d buy my favorite shampoo and conditioner.

  47. Tabathia B says:

    I would probably get some Mr. Bubble bubble bath for my daughter

  48. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I will use it to buy my medications, I use Rite Aid!

  49. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Probably some make up.

  50. Ann Fantom says:

    I would buy dental health things like toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, etc.

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  51. I would buy make up if I won.

  52. makeup and snacks

  53. I would some nice nail polish.

  54. The Hello Kitty soap sets look so cute..I’d probably try to find that if I won. Or lots of chocolate! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  55. Need to stock up my medicine cabinet.
    Thanks for the contest.

  56. I would get makeup or my face wash

  57. I’d get some perfume!

  58. I would buy some makeup

  59. I’d buy some hair care products.

  60. If they still had the axe I would absolutely buy that for my guy otherwise it would probably go towards beauty stuff or maybe the all expensive razor blades.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  61. I’d buy some candy and chocolates.

  62. Jennifer Rote says:

    They have a nice set of headphones and speakers for under $20 I’d like to get for my son.

  63. I would like to get some make-up.
    Thanks for the chance!

  64. I follow you on BlogLovin’.

  65. I would stock up on toothpaste since we seem to run out of it quickly. I suppose that’s a good thing.

  66. I would stock up on basics – soap, shampoo, toothpasts, etc.

  67. I,would buy some hair things for my daughters!

  68. CJ Godfrey says:

    I would buy some Loreal Miracle Blur.

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  70. Jennifer P - Vicki Vix on Rafflecopter says:

    I’d probably buy a couple new lipsticks, nail files and nail polishes if I won. Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays.

  71. I would buy eyeliner

  72. Snacks and candy for stocking stuffers.

  73. Michaela R. says:

    I would probably buy me some new perfume!

  74. I’d buy some make-up!

  75. Charmin, Clairol color foam and root touch up.

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  77. Leah Shumack says:

    I buy my gram’s adult diapers from Rite Aid so I would probably put it towards that

  78. Robin Quick says:

    I would probably buy one of the perfume of cologne sets that will be at a great discount after Christmas.

  79. Robin Quick says:

    I follow you on BlogLovin. http://www.bloglovin.com/rkquick

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  81. I would buy eyeliners and eyeshadows. 🙂

  82. Bloglovin follower. 🙂

  83. april yedinak says:

    I would use it to get nail polish for my daughter. Our local Rite Aid has a big display of hundreds of different nail polishes.

  84. april yedinak says:

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  85. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d probably buy a book or two and some chocolates.

  86. Jennifer T. says:

    I follow on bloglovin’ under magmom73.

  87. I would probably buy shampoo and face wash 🙂

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  89. I would like to pick out some new makeup for myself and splurge a little. I’d like a big brush also to apply it.

  90. I’d definitely buy some nail polish and nail polish remover.

  91. I want some chocolate covered cherries

  92. makeup

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  93. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Shampoo and makeup

  94. paige fowler says:

    I would see if they had any holiday sets left 😀

  95. My son loves the nautica voyage cologne set.

  96. I could use some new make-up!

  97. they often have little gifts I would buy myself from perfume to makeup so I would for sure go shopping for myself something to make me feel better

  98. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  99. Kimberly Schotz says:

    If I were to win I would buy shampoo and conditioner

  100. I’d buy makeup and nail polish!

  101. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would buy some greeting cards.
    Thanks for the chance.

  102. Janice Cooper says:

    Some eye make-up – Mascara and eyeliner

  103. Trisha Burgess says:

    I would get diapers!!

  104. I’d stock up an eye makeup and conditioner.

  105. I added this giveaway to my Pinterest Board – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/82050024435112613/

  106. I’d probably buy cough drops and vitamins.

  107. Diapers would be what I would purchase.

  108. I would LOVE some new makeup!

  109. Allison Downes says:

    I would buy make up and nail polish

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  110. I would buy a Hello Kitty gift set for my niece!
    Thank You So Much

  111. I’m thinking that I may get a could cases of hard apple cider.

  112. I would buy lip gloss

  113. Wendy Owen says:

    I would stock up on makeup. It’s so expensive!

  114. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I’d buy laundry detergent!

  115. I would get toiletries….toilet paper, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste if I won!

  116. I would get shampoo and conditioner.

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  118. jennay green says:

    I would buy pretty new nail polish and nail art!

  119. christine jessamine says:

    I would love to stock up on baby items for the one I am expecting

  120. i would buyu my wife some shampoo

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  122. WE love rite aid. I’d probably buy school supplies to restock for the second half of the year.

  123. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    I would use it to buy some beauty products for myself

  124. melissaandkeith miller says:

    I would buy makeup

  125. Lindley A says:

    My husband loves the Axe products- thanks!

  126. Angela Newsome says:

    I’d buy myself some new makeup 🙂

  127. brittany doerfler says:

    i’d buy some foundation and lipbalm

  128. I would give the card to my daughter to get new makeup.

  129. I would buy cleaning supplies or if something I need is on sale.

  130. I would stock up on baby necessities.

  131. rod jackson says:

    paper products for sure

  132. I would buy health and beauty products for my kids.

  133. I would probably buy shampoo and lotion, thanks!

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  135. Angela Haskins says:

    I would buy new make up.