If You Hate Making Returns, Shop These 32 Smart Buys From Nordstrom

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I don't know about you, but while I like the safety net that is being able to return an online order, I don't like actually having to do it and waiting weeks for my refund. Because of this, I avoid them at all costs even though I order practically everything online. One of my main methods for avoiding returns is thoroughly researching the item in question before purchasing or, even better, reading as many customer reviews as I can manage.

Nordstrom shoppers love leaving reviews, which is one of the reasons I love ordering from there. I also appreciate that the retailer's inventory spans categories, from fashion (of course) to tons of beauty brands to affordable home gear and more. After doing my fair share of research, I narrowed it down to 32 of the smartest buys on Nordstrom right now, based on very high ratings. Scroll to shop them before everyone snaps them up for the holidays. (Also, let's not forget the Nordstrom's Black Friday sale has already begun.)

The most classic of classics is still going strong. (Fun fact: You'll love them even more when you break them in.)

People can't stop raving about these wildly comfortable jeans.

An affordable basic you'll wear throughout the season.

I was slightly blown away by how many incredible reviews these have.

I can't go anywhere without seeing these shoes on someone's feet.

This is great if you have a small kitchen because it's basically the only pan you need.

Over 4k reviews and five stars is enough to make me add these to my cart.

I apologize because this doesn't have any reviews yet, but it was so cute that I had to include it.

Treat yourself. (You'll certainly want to after you read the reviews for this.)

Just a reminder that Vagabond Shoemakers is one of the best affordable brands out there.

Very cute for a post-workout coffee date.

This mood-brightening light can double as extra lighting for Zoom calls.

If you need a new straightener, you'd be wise to go with this one, as it has a perfect rating.

I'm not sure how I didn't know about this popular T-shirt until now.

This sweatshirt is bound to sell out this month.

This smoothing bra is practically legendary based on how many people left glowing reviews.

People are obsessed with both the inside and outside of this beautiful lip product.

Classic striped sweaters are having a bit of a moment. This one is perfect.

A great swap for leggings if you want to be even more comfortable.

Additional sizes available here.

This may sound crazy, but it's worth the price (and it makes a great gift).

This cute sweater looks triple the price.

These are sure to be one of the season's hottest stocking stuffers.

If you love tunics, this is the one to buy, according to the plethora of glowing reviews.

I use this on my brows every night, and it seriously works wonders.

If you've been looking for the perfect plaid shirt, you can stop now.

Time to start gearing up for holiday entertaining.

These are the best pajamas I've found, and I basically want them in every color.

I don't know how they did it, but these make your hair look better and dry it in no time.

The glowiest, fanciest highlighter money can buy.

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