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The four petrol station stores Business Insider visited (James de Villiers, Business Insider)

Last-minute Christmas shopping can be a painful and humiliating experience, as you rush from closed store to closed store in increasing desperation for a holiday gift that doesn't say "I don't care enough about you to shop ahead of time.

But never fear! Business Insider South Africa rounded up the top 20 gifts you can still by at a petrol station shop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, almost anywhere in the country. 

See also: Instant online gifts that will make it look like you actually care

We visited a Pick n Pay Express at a BP, a 1plus at a Engen, a Shell Select, and a Bonjour at a Total garage in Sea Point, Cape Town – and spent the kind of time you may not have to figure out how to give a gift that nobody need ever know came from a forecourt store.

(Note that the prices were correct at our visit, but are subject to change and regional variation.)

Vida E Capella coffee beans - R89 at Shell Select 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Sally Williams Handmade Turkish Delight 300g - R83.90 at Total Bonjour 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Lindt Lindor chocolate - R44.38 at BP Pick n Pay Express 

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Fancy Earl Grey tea - R39.99 at Engen 1plus 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Ferrero Rocher chocolate - R44.90 at BP Pick n Pay Express

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Lindt Hello chocolates - R43.20 at BP Pick n Pay Express 

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Cadbury Whispers 200g - R53.99 at Engen 1plus 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Toblerone 100g chocolate - R39.50 at a Total Bonjour

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Lindt Lindor chocolate balls - R100.87 at BP Pick n Pay Express 

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Cute holiday cards - R35.91 at Engen 1plus

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Hug in a Mug - R59.90 at BP Pick n Pay Express 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Vida E coffee coffee capsules - R79 at Shell Select

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


36 Chocolate balls - R76.99 at Egen 1plus stores 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Shirwood snapstix biltong 80g - R55.90 at Shell Select stores 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Roses - R64.99 at Engen 1plus

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


100g M&M's - R30.25 at BP Pick n Pay Express 

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Cadbury Crunchie Rocks and Twirl bites - R67.90 each at Total Bonjour 

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Chuckles and Multi Coloured Eggs - R199.99 at Engen 1plus

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Areon car air freshner - R43.40 at Engen 1plus 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)


Sally Williams Macadamia Nougat 150g - R70.90 at Total Bonjour 

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(James de Villiers, Business Insider South Africa)

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