These Are The Best Holiday Gifts You Can Buy In A Gas Station

These Are The Best Holiday Gifts You Can Buy In A Gas Station

Here are some of the best last-minute holiday gifts you might find in your local gas station.

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We’ve all been there, it gets to Christmas and we remember one extra person we were meant to buy a gift for.

Now in this instance, you could frantically run out to whatever nearby shop is open. Or, you could stop off at a gas station en route and peruse its aisles for something useful, tasty or entertaining.

We asked you what offerings in the nation’s gas stations would make the best holiday gifts. Here are some of your best answers.

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The Safe Way Out

The Safe Way Out

A woman holds a gift card
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“Serious answer; gift card and, if it’s to be presented immediately, the fanciest cup of coffee you can put together from their coffee bar.”

If you’re lucky, then the gas station you stop at might have a selection of gift cards behind the counter. Then, your friend or family member could end up with $10 to spend somewhere like Starbucks, Apple or Applebees.

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Potentially Millions

Potentially Millions

A photo of Scratch Cards on display in a store
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“Scratchers. They’re a surprise for everyone involved!”

Ah, the scratch card, always the savior of the last-minute gift buyers. These aren’t just great for anyone you forgot about, they’re fun for anyone full stop.

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If In Doubt, Go To Florida

If In Doubt, Go To Florida

A collection of preserved alligator heads on display
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“We have some top-notch gas stations here in Florida.

“One of those little statues of an animal made of sea shells, with googly eyes. Shot glass with their name on it. Keychain with bottle opener (with their name on it). Shellac’d gator head. ‘Wish you were her’ postcard.”

If you find yourself without a present but within driving distance of a Florida gas station, you might be in luck. Personally, I’d opt for the animal made of sea shells – a classic stocking stuffer gift.

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Play A Game Of Movie Lucky Dip

Play A Game Of Movie Lucky Dip

A shelf of DVD cases in a store.
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“Those odd discount movies. Often they are both odd-ball, half-decent movies that are often orphaned, standalone second entries in an unknown trio. If you bother actually looking you can find some killers among them. It isn’t a question of which one to buy, it is a question of which one to buy first.”

Everyone loves a movie at Christmas, so why not gamble on something from a $5 movie bin at your local gas station? Surely it can’t be that bad, can it?

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Tasty Treats

Tasty Treats

A photo of the snack isle in a gas station
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“Slim Jims, Tic Tacs and Red Bull. What more could a gal want?”

If there’s one thing gas stations are bound to have, other than gas, it’s good snacks. So why not stock up and keep your loved ones well fed this holiday time.

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A Last Minute Fashion Accessory

A Last Minute Fashion Accessory

A photo of a man steaming a cowboy hat.
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“Cowboy hat. Or beer.”

Two great options here and, coincidentally, two things I never leave home without.

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The Obvious Choice

The Obvious Choice

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“Grocery bag full of fuel”

If there’s one thing gas stations do well, other than snacks, it’s fuel. So fill a container, preferably a jerry can, and give your loved ones the gift of transportation this holiday season.

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Gas Station Merch

Gas Station Merch

Photo: Hess Toy Truck

“Not sure if they still sell these after the buyout.”

A lot of you seem to be hoping for one of these Hess gas station trucks for Christmas this year. Apparently, they’re now only available online – but we still think they are worthy of inclusion in our list.

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More Gas Station Merch

More Gas Station Merch

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“Stuffed Dino.”

Another great piece of gas station merchandise to pick up. This one would make the perfect gift for your child, young niece, or maybe even the paleontologist in your life.

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Something Useful

Something Useful

A person checks the pressure on a bike tire
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“Tire pressure gauge.”

My dad always made a point of buying us a handy tool every year, last year it was a voltmeter. Maybe it was just because he always forgot to get us something, so opted for whatever tool was available in the local garage?

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