50 awesome gifts from Nordstrom — from $10 coasters to a $695 smartwatch

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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.

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Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks’ holiday gift guides for 2018 here.


A pair of Bluetooth earmuffs

Ugg

Ugg Genuine Shearling Bluetooth Earmuffs, $US95, available at Nordstrom

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

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Crosley Radio Cruiser Deluxe Turntable, $US69.95, available at Nordstrom

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 phone case with card slots

Nordstrom

Madewell Card Slot Leather iPhone X/Xs Case, $US26.60, available at Nordstrom

They don’t have to choose between protection and aesthetic in their phone case. The leather develops a patina over time, plus the tight card slots are very useful for cards and IDs.


A soft lounger for their bed

Nordstrom

Nordstrom at Home Soft Texture Rib Plush Lounge Pillow, $US99, available at Nordstrom

“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

Nordstrom

Vinglacé Wine Chiller, $US89.95, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Nordstrom Makers Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, $US32, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Poppy Finch Round Link Pendant Necklace, $US345, available at Nordstrom

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

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Le Labo AnOther 13 Eau de Parfum, starting at $US80, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Munki Munki x Star Wars Christmas Chewbacca Fitted One-Piece Pajamas, $US36, available at Nordstrom

The holiday-appropriate onesie shows Chewbacca loves receiving and opening presents, too.


A set of egg-based skincare products

Nordstrom

These mini skincare products use unusual ingredients like egg enzymes and egg extracts to exfoliate, hydrate, and moisturize.


A bottle of essential oil

Nordstrom

Vitruvi Grapefruit Essential Oil, $US13, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Allsaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, $US348.60, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Palais des Thes Miniature Holiday Tea Gift Set, $US29.99, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Foreo LUNA mini Compact Facial Cleansing Brush, $US84.15, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Ugg Fleece Lined Socks, $US49.50, available at Nordstrom

These cable knit, fleece-lined socks are going to be a hit during the dead of winter.


Etched whiskey glasses

Nordstrom

Cathy’s Concepts With a Twist Set of 4 Tipsy Whiskey Glasses, $US58, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

I See Me “Goodnight Little Me” Personalised Book, $US34.95, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Mountain Buggy Bagrider Children’s Ride-On Suitcase, $US99.99, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Jack Black It’s The Balm Set, $US19, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Wolf Caroline Travel Jewellery Case, $US79, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Make + Model Flannel Girlfriend Pajamas, $US59, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Bottle, $US34.95, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Nordstrom Men’s Shop Colorblock Cashmere Scarf, $US66.66, available at Nordstrom

This soft, colorblocked 100% cashmere scarf is a closet staple that wil last for years.


A Polaroid camera

Nordstrom

Polaroid OneStep 2 Analogue Instant Camera, $US99.99, available at Nordstrom

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

Diptyque

Diptyque Carousel & Candle Set, $US125, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Mele & Co. Ricardo Charging Station, $US82, available at Nordstrom

The suede-lined station helps them declutter their space, charge their devices, and display their accessories at the same time.


Mini Le Creuset cocottes

Nordstrom

Le Creuset Set of 4 Mini Cocottes with Cookbook, $US100, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Free People Jaden Rib Knit Blanket Scarf, $US48, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Smeg ’50s Retro Style Citrus Juicer, $US159.95, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Ted Baker London Quilted Leather Gloves, $US119, available at Nordstrom

The interplay of textures – the quilted back, leather palm, and ribbed cuffs – make these gloves functional and fashionable.


A shimmery glass vase

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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

Nordstrom

Tech2 Vintage Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $US40, available at Nordstrom

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 Nordstrom-exclusive colours

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Allbirds Wool Runner, $US95, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask, $US25-62, available at Nordstrom

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

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Simplehuman 4-Inch Sensor Mirror Compact, $US80, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Movado Connect Silicone & Leather Strap Smart Watch, 44mm, $US695, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Nordstrom at Home Marble Topped Cheese Board & Cheese Knives, $US49, available at Nordstrom

Wine night for one or a group is incomplete without cheese. Swivel or lift the marble board to reveal storage space for the knives below.


An impressive leather work folio

Nordstrom

Bellroy A4 Leather Work Folio, $US299, available at Nordstrom

This handsome work folio, which has three card slots, three tech pockets, and a notepad, gets their thoughts and accessories in order so they will always feel organised and composed.


An adorable stuffed animal

Nordstrom

Jellycat Medium Odell Octopus Stuffed Animal, $US48.50, available at Nordstrom

They probably have plenty of stuffed bears. Plush octopi? Probably not.


A comfortable winter sweater

Nordstrom

Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover, $US119, available at Nordstrom

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

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Calpak Kaya Faux Leather Round Backpack, $US75, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Dagne Dover 365 Medium Landon Carryall Duffel Bag, $US155, available at Nordstrom

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

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L’Occitane Almond Home & Away Set, $US52, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Dyson Your Blow Out, Your OUAI Set, $US399, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Anthropologie Bistro Monogram Coaster, $US10, available at Nordstrom

They will use these intricate, tiled coasters and feel like they have been transported to a classy bistro.


Cocktail-inspired gummies

Sugarfina

Sugarfina Set of 6 Cocktail Favourites Candy Boxes, $US50, available at Nordstrom

These rosé and champagne-flavored gummies are the gourmet, grown-up version of the sweets they enjoyed as a kid.


A personal beanbag chair

Nordstrom

Yogibo Mini Beanbag Chair, $US129, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

The Art of Shaving Morris Park Razor & Travel Kit, $US95, available at Nordstrom

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

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Soda Says x Beeline Smart Compass Navigator for Bikes, $US129, available at Nordstrom

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

Nordstrom

Usbepower Icon Genius Cube Universal Hub, $US89.99, available at Nordstrom

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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