So, you’ve been planning your Christmas party for months. You’ve already prepared an extensive guest list and handpicked the best gifts for everyone. But it’s two days before Christmas, and you realize you forgot to buy gifts for a distant cousin who’ll spend the holidays with you.

Or worse still, you get a call from one of your friends, and they ask if they can bring a coworker to the party. Wouldn’t it be rude not to give any gift to the new, unexpected guest?

You know heading to the mall at the eleventh hour isn’t an option. It’ll be crowded, and you’d have to struggle to buy any decent gift.

That’s where your neighborhood’s local convenience store steps into the picture. Unlike shopping malls, convenience stores don’t welcome you with a chaotic frenzy on Christmas eve. Instead, you can walk down each aisle to find something worth gifting.

At DK/ALON stores, we offer a vast collection of snacks and treats that are perfect as last-minute holiday gifts.

If you’re about to land in holiday gifting hell this season, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few unique and thoughtful gifts you can get from your nearest DK/ALON store:

1. ALON Gift Card

A gift card is more than a simple piece of plastic. It conveys your love and affection while giving the recipient the freedom to choose their gifts. If you’re looking for holiday gift card options, the ALON gift card is an excellent choice.

You can get an ALON gift card from your nearest DK/ALON gas station or convenience store. It’s valid at all store locations and pumps. You can top it up with any amount between $1 and $250.

The best part about an ALON gift card is that it doesn’t expire. Also, the user doesn’t have to pay additional processing charges while swiping it at one of our stores.

2. Chocolates

Whether you’re shopping for a cheerful toddler, a rebellious teenager, or an exhausted adult, you can never go wrong with chocolates.

A box of assorted chocolates is one of those classic gifts that never go out of fashion. Most convenience stores stock a wide variety of dark, milk, and white chocolates from different brands.

Make sure you find what variety of chocolate the recipient prefers before buying their gift. Also, it’s a good idea to look for chocolates with seasonal filling and flavors, such as cinnamon and mocha.

Does a box of chocolates seem too simple for your style? Then combine it with a few savory treats like trail mix or wafer and watch the recipient’s face light up with joy.

3. Korean Snacks Hamper

If you’ve got a friend who’s fascinated with K-dramas, look no further. Korean snacks are all the rage right now. The piquant, spicy, salty, and sweet flavors of Korean treats are a delight for the tastebuds.

Many local convenience stores have started offering a variety of Korean food items, such as noodles, crackers, condiments, and beverages. All you have to do is find a convenience store that stocks these products. Request the store manager to pack the items in a box or basket to make it look like an actual hamper.

4. Breakfast Basket

Everybody knows at least one person who’s obsessed with breakfast. A hamper comprising granola, yogurt, bread, milk, cereal, fruit preserves, coffee beans, and similar items is ideal for that breakfast devotee in your life.

These items are readily available at any grocery store. So, you won’t find it difficult to put the hamper together. But if you’re eager to go an extra mile, get a wooden crate to pack the breakfast basket. Add a personalized coffee mug for that special touch. Or sneak a handwritten note amidst the items to surprise the recipient.

5. Gourmet Popcorn

If you aren’t sure about the recipient’s likes and dislikes, a jar of gourmet popcorn is a clever gifting option. Who doesn’t love popcorn that’s tossed in Himalayan salt or coated with a light caramel drizzle?

Most convenience stores offer a variety of gourmet popcorn flavors, including salted caramel, cheese, chocolate, chili and lime, maple, etc. Get a few extra packs if you’re planning to conclude your party with a Christmas movie marathon.

6. Root Beer Float Kit

A root beer float kit is simpler than it sounds. All you have to do is buy a few bottles of root beer and a tub of classic vanilla ice cream. That’s all you need to let the recipient recreate everyone’s favorite childhood memory. It’s an excellent gifting option for all generations.

7. Fruit Basket

If you’re buying holiday gifts for a fitness enthusiast, there’s no need to look beyond a hearty fruit basket. Raid the fresh produce section of a convenience store to find an irresistible selection of fruits. Keep an eye out for seasonal fruits, such as oranges, apples, kiwis, clementines, and pears.

8. Wine and Cheese

You can’t ring in the season of cheer and merrymaking without a bottle of wine. That makes it an excellent holiday gift for adults of all ages. Pair it with the right cheese, and you’ll be on your way to creating the most memorable Christmas gift ever.

9. Fresh Flowers

Do you have a friend who loves decorating their home? A bouquet of fresh flowers is all you need to add some holiday cheer to their life. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a section of fresh flowers in your go-to convenience store. Otherwise, you can always visit a local florist to check out their exquisite collection.

Spread Your Holiday Season Cheer!

A convenience store is a perfect place for last-minute holiday gift shopping. Whether you’re looking for chocolates, snacks, breakfast items, or gourmet popcorn, you won’t leave disappointed.

The next time you need to buy gifts in a jiffy, don’t forget to visit your nearest DK/ALON store.