The 47 Best Gifts to Buy At Nordstrom—From Small Surprises to Big Splurges

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Long before I was a fashion editor, Nordstrom was my go-to destination for a lot of things—especially when I needed a gift. I still remember far too many times when I would rush to the mall before a birthday dinner or baby shower and do a quick zip around the store to find exactly what I was looking for. I even worked there in college during the holidays, so you can only imagine where a good portion of my paycheck went. After all these years, my hometown Nordstrom has closed down (RIP), but the retailer is still my number one for all things gifting. I still find myself popping in for a last-minute gift, but with the cream of the crop living online, I've been doing the responsible thing and placing my orders in advance, sometimes adding in a treat for myself. Now that the holiday season is here, the product offering is at its best yet, so whether you're celebrating the holidays or simply have a gift to buy for a miscellaneous reason, you know you have to check it out.

If shopping for gifts isn't your expertise, no need to fret. I rounded up 36 of the best items from Nordstrom that will put a smile on anyone's face. Affordable options, luxury picks, stocking stuffers—everything you'll need is in the list below, and it's all fashion editor (and previous Nordstrom employee who used her discount very generously) approved. Don't save the shopping for the last minute because I guarantee many of the best items will sell out. Keep scrolling—you may even find something for yourself.