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If you asked us why we love shopping at Nordstrom, we wouldn’t even know where to begin.
Maybe it’s the curated selection of top brands across clothing, home, and beauty, or the unique limited-time collaborations with celebrities, influencers, and top designers. Perhaps we really enjoy the great customer service, on top of perks like free shipping all year round, in-store tailoring, and its free rewards program.
For these numerous reasons, we look to Nordstrom when it’s time to shop for holiday gifts. It only carries the best brands, so it’s hard to mess up while shopping here, but if we had to narrow down the selection to only 50, these are the gifts we would choose.
Most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days’ time, so don’t stress too hard about your last-minute shopping – just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival.
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks’ holiday gift guides for 2018 here.
A pair of Bluetooth earmuffs
They don’t have to sacrifice warmth or music thanks to these stylish, fuzzy Bluetooth earmuffs. They’re made from leather and soft genuine shearling.
A stylish, modern record player
Though it has a classic look, the turntable is also Bluetooth-compatible, bridging the gap for the tech-savvy who also happen to love a solid vinyl record.
A leather folio phone case
They don’t have to choose between protection and aesthetic in their phone case. The understated case has a convenient card pocket inside so they can travel light.
A soft lounger for their bed
“I think I’ll stay in tonight” may be a refrain you hear after they have experienced the plush, supportive comfort of this pillow.
A sleek wine chiller
The stainless steel, vacuum-insulated chiller keeps the bottle cold for longer, ensuring a crisp, refreshing pour of wine or Champagne every time. Available in five different finishes, it also looks good enough to keep on the table instead of stashed away.
A box of decadent caramels
These soft caramels covered in dark chocolate will be gone in no time. The sprinkle of sea salt on each bite ensures the candy never tastes too rich.
A 14k gold necklace
Fine jewellery doesn’t only have to be worn on special occasions. This versatile necklace can and should be worn every day.
A perfume from a cult-favourite brand
Le Labo is famous for its distinctive packaging and subtle yet inviting scents. The AnOther is musky and woodsy, but it’s balanced out with ingredients like jasmine petals.
A onesie featuring an especially festive Chewbacca
Munki Munki x Star Wars Christmas Chewbacca Fitted One-Piece Pajamas (Toddler, Little Kid, and Big Kid), $US48, available at Nordstrom
The holiday-appropriate onesie shows Chewbacca loves receiving and opening presents, too.
A set of egg-based skincare products
Too Cool for School, well-known for its egg-based skincare products, has a couple new products to try during the holidays. The Jelly Blushers have an interesting doughy texture, while the Solid Perfume is essentially a fragranced oil balm they can use on their nails and hair.
A bottle of essential oil
Pure essential oils have a range of uses, from cleaning to air freshening. Vitruvi’s are organic and sourced from the US.
A genuine leather jacket
Real leather jackets aren’t known to be cheap, so if you know your recipient has been considering the investment, make the choice easier for them with this buttery soft moto jacket.
An assortment of tea
They almost won’t want to take the loose leaf teas out of their beautiful tins. The set includes black, green, rooibos, and herbal tea.
A compact facial cleansing brush
The Mini is a small and gentle facial cleansing brush that leaves their face cleaner and softer than ever. This one has two different cleaning intensities and can be used up to 300 times on a single charge.
Cosy socks for someone whose feet are always cold
These cable knit, fleece-lined socks are going to be a hit during the dead of winter.
Etched whiskey glasses
If they like their whiskey neat while their friends like it straight up or on the rocks, they will be able to claim one of these etched glasses as their own.
A picture book personalised with the child’s name
Kids who like bedtime stories won’t be able to get enough of this special story that’s personalised with their own name. Type in the child’s first name (up to 12 characters) and it will appear throughout the book.
A suitcase that both parent and child can get behind
This suitcase takes some of the stress out of travelling with kids. To stop tired tantrums in their tracks, just plop the child on the attached seat and steer the suitcase like a stroller.
A set of moisturizing lip balms
Chapped lips are no match for these best-selling formulas. Available in flavours like basil lemon and winter melon, they also happen to taste great.
A travel jewellery case
They don’t have to leave their jewellery behind or risk tangled pieces if they travel with this organiser case.
A set of flannel pajamas
Flannel pajamas are the unofficial winter uniform. This particular set feels special because of the touch of embroidery on the collar.
A Hydro Flask bottle
We don’t know anyone who would take issue with receiving this powerfully insulated bottle as a gift. Nordstrom offers it in three bright, eye-catching colours.
A fringed cashmere scarf
This soft, colorblocked 100% cashmere scarf is a closet staple that wil last for years.
A Polaroid camera
Experience the gratification of instant photos from the pioneer brand itself. Film is expensive, but the vintage appeal and cool photos produced can be worth it.
Luxurious candles that can serve as centerpieces
This candle is an even more beautiful sight to behold when displayed with the golden carousel, which rotates with the help of the flame’s heat.
A tabletop organiser
The suede-lined station helps them declutter their space, charge their devices, and display their accessories at the same time.
Mini Le Creuset cocottes
Imagine the possibilities that these versatile mini Dutch ovens can make – cobbler, bread pudding, cake, all in easy-to-eat single serving sizes.
A large knitted scarf
This extra long ribbed scarf looks and feels incredibly cosy when looped around the neck multiple times. There are both peachy colours and darker neutrals that should fit a variety of personal styles.
A retro-style juicer
Don’t worry, retro charm won’t come at the cost of modern performance. The 70W power juicer will still produce pulp-free, delicious juice in no time.
A handsome pair of leather gloves
The interplay of textures – the quilted back, leather palm, and ribbed cuffs – make these gloves functional and fashionable.
A shimmery glass vase
None of the features of this vase, from the concentric etchings to the uneven curved shape, are perfect and precise, and that’s exactly why it’s so charming and beautiful.
An affordable and good-looking Bluetooth speaker
They can carry their favourite tunes and set the proper mood for group gatherings any time thanks to this compact speaker.
Allbirds wool sneakers in a Nordstrom-exclusive colour
They won’t find these comfortable wool sneakers anywhere else, not even the Allbirds store.
A face mask that harnesses the natural benefits of citrus
Packed with 50% real crushed citrus fruits like orange, lemon, and clementine, the mask provides a gentle and natural boost to their complexion.
A fancy mirror compact
This small mirror is going to go everywhere with them, especially when they realise the benefits of its clear 3x magnification and tru-lux light system that simulates natural sunlight for more accurate makeup application.
An ultra-sleek smartwatch
Inconspicuous sophistication reigns watchmaker Movado’s design philosophy. Behind the refined look is Google’s Wear OS to keep them connected to their digital life.
A cheese board and knife set they won’t lose
Wine night for one or a group is incomplete without cheese. Swivel or lift the board to reveal storage space for the knives below.
A handsome leather passport wallet
This handsome wallet, which has a passport pocket, currency pocket, and two card slots, gets their essentials in order so they will always feel organised and composed during their travels.
An adorable stuffed animal
They probably have plenty of stuffed bears. Plush octopi? Probably not.
A comfortable winter sweater
Whether they’re Patagonia-til-they-die or only a recent convert, they will love wearing this roomy and warm sweater. The only challenge is getting them to take it off.
A cute and scratch-resistant faux leather backpack
This backpack has it all: style, structure, and durability. It’s better suited to casual everyday wear and day outings and is sure to draw compliments.
A premium neoprene duffel bag
This eye-catching neoprene carryall is the perfect gym or weekend trip bag, featuring thoughtfully designed compartments for their tech, water bottles, and laundry.
Shower products that nourish their skin with almond
Two sizes each of the almond shower oil and almond milk concentrate let them enjoy smooth, moisturized skin at home and while travelling. The pretty packaging is designed by fashion designer Castelbajac Paris.
The tools to make their hair look amazing
A strong, efficient hair dryer and the styling products (dry texture foam, wave spray, and hair oil) to finish the look make up this limited-edition, power collaboration.
Sturdy and fashionable stoneware coasters
They will use these intricate, tiled coasters and feel like they have been transported to a classy bistro.
These rosé and champagne-flavored gummies are the gourmet, grown-up version of the sweets they enjoyed as a kid.
A personal beanbag chair
This seat for one, perfect for reading, gaming, or lounging, is so comfortable they won’t want to get up again. And they shouldn’t – someone else will definitely rush in to claim this chair for themself.
A travel shave kit
The elements of a perfect shave, according to The Art of Shaving, include a balanced razor, softening pre-shave oil, protective shave cream, and moisturizing post-shave balm. Throw these essentials into the nylon travel pouch and he’s ready to go.
A sleek smart compass
Stripped-back, readable, and always weatherproof, this award-winning smart compass keeps bikers safe and informed on their rides. It can be mounted on a handlebar or stem, and tells riders directions, speed, and distance. There’s also an automatic backlight for night rides.
A compact charging hub that charges devices up to three times faster
Two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, and two universal outlets that are compatible with 12 different international plug types are available on this powerful charging cube, which charges their collection of devices at maximum speed.
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