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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 49 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.
If you know someone who doesn't have Le Labo in their beauty cabinet yet, you know what to do.
Celebrity- and fashion set–approved boots. If the Ultra-Mini Boots seem too risky as a gift, be like me and opt for the classic mini. Both are great options!
This candle brand has a cult following for a reason.
For the foodie in your life who's too nervous to pull the plug on this internet-sensation pan.
The five-star reviews speak for themselves.
The bag that'll fit all the essentials. (Personally, I think this is a great work or school bag.)
You can't go wrong with this classic scent. Once, I gifted it three times in one month, and they all were ecstatic.
The best sunscreen on the market.
Gloves are the kind of thing people always forget to buy for themselves, which is why a nice pair makes the perfect gift.
For the one who's always on the go.
Try gifting your loved ones with luxurious versions of "mundane" things like bodywash. Why not give someone a treat they wouldn't think to splurge on themselves?
Everyone needs this in their makeup drawer.
I know robes come off as boring gifts, but this one is anything but boring.
It's like bringing a blanket with you everywhere you go.
After buying cheap water bottles and having them break or stop working, I finally took the plunge on buying one on the pricier side. It's worth it.
A cozy girl's favorite everyday shoes.
This bag will fit everything but the kitchen sink. Trust me. (This is coming from a girl who lugs around everything she could possibly need.) Plus, it's an excellent travel bag.
At least the weather's turned… sweater weather!
Made for stomping around.
Everyone's favorite Coach bag is finally back in stock, and it now comes in black.
To bring a sense of calm into anyone's space.
Kitchen appliances keep getting prettier, and I approve.
Everyone loves a new pair of pajamas.
The ultimate gift.
These shades will never go out of style.
I am shocked that this is still in stock.
Warm and stylish.
Hot-drink weather is here.
So many prints and colors to choose from.
Matcha lovers, rejoice!
This truly smells like a garden of jasmines. And if that's not what you dream of in a candle, then I don't know what is.
Hello, puffer weather! I love this leather take on a winter vest.
A great addition to anyone's beauty routine.
Luxury at it's finest.
Cashmere: warm, classic, and always a great gift.
I've heard nothing but good things about Ouai's products.
I haven't stopped thinking about this sweater since I first saw it.
I predict these will sell out soon.
Cooler than your regular hair clips.
Keep things personalized.
Classic and under $50.
The dreamiest pair of boots.
A USB lighter may sound like a boring gift, but it's practical. (It's been sitting in my cart forever as I keep struggling to light my candles with my years-old lighter.)