Growing up with a local
Nordstrom store often meant running through glass doors before closing for any gift-related emergency. In middle school, a gift card to Nordstrom Café (where the tomato soup and grilled cheese were all the rage) and a Juicy Couture charm bracelet was the perfect combo to show your BFF just how high she fell on your it-list. Later, when it came down to meeting the parents (i.e., your S.O.’s mom and dad), a flash trip to the Jo Malone counter would ensure a spot in their good graces. And, even hard-to-shop-for siblings were covered with everything from fancy shaving kits to Chuck Taylors at arm’s length — Nordstrom truly is, and was, the end all of one-stop-shops.
Luckily, not much has changed about the beloved department store. Nordstrom, even now that it
resides in a seven-story, pre-war building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, still does the most in the gifting department, from its world-class return policy to its famous silver gift wrapping. So whether you’re prepared to splurge on a trendy, designer gift for your S.O., or just in need of a quick stocking stuffer for the fam, we’re betting that these 20 options from Nordstrom will be just what you were looking for.
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For your cousin who just loves New York.
Jiwinaia NYC XL Imitation Pearl Drop Earrings, $, available at Nordstrom
For your friend who’s moving into her first place.
XENIA TALER Terrazzo Set of 4 Side Plates, $, available at Nordstrom
For your boy-obsessed little sister.
Boy Smells De Nimes Scented Candle, $, available at Nordstrom
For your greenest friend. This nipple-ring crewneck (and the designer behind it) is sure to be a hit.
Collina Strada Pierced Tie Dye Crewneck Sweatshirt, $, available at Nordstrom
For your little sister who’s panicking about study abroad.
Flight 001 5-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter, $, available at Nordstrom
For [insert your dog’s name here], the pup.
Wild One All-Weather Leash, $, available at Nordstrom
For literally everyone in your life if you care about them.
La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, $, available at Nordstrom
For your cousins who just had a baby. Why not teach ’em young?
Chronicle Books ‘Little Feminist’ Picture Book, $, available at Nordstrom
For your VSCO girl-in-training little sister.
Valet Studio Ursula 2-Pack Hair Clips, $, available at Nordstrom
For your friend who’s newly “into art”.
Cold Picnic The Little Stranger Hand Tufted Wool Rug, $, available at Nordstrom
For your cousin who still insists on wearing Fantasy by Britney Spears.
Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land Eau de Parfum, $, available at Nordstrom
For your next-door neighbor, who never has a vase when you bring her flowers.
Doiy Girl Power Vase, $, available at Nordstrom
For your dad, whose wallet hasn’t gotten a facelift since the new millennia.
Prada Triangle Logo Leather Card Case, $, available at Nordstrom
For your niece, a.k.a. the flower girl in your wedding. Get it? Flower girl.
Wolf Circus Lola Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, $, available at Nordstrom
For your sister-in-law who can’t stop complaining about how many weddings she has to attend this season. Problem solved.
Reformation Plus Size Nikita Sweetheart Sundress, $, available at Nordstrom
For your international sister, who traveled across the world to see you for the holidays.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Eye Cream, $, available at Nordstrom
For your still-in-college brother who can’t resist No Shave November.
The Art of Shaving Travel Size Starter Kit & Bag, $, available at Nordstrom
For the #GANNIGirl in your life because everyone has one.
Ganni Statement Collar Poplin Shirt, $, available at Nordstrom
For your dad who still, this late in his life, doesn’t have a skincare routine.
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Men’s Skin Care Starter Kit, $, available at Nordstrom
For your Saggitarius friend who will be expecting a gift worthy of two celebrations this holiday season.
Asha Zodiac Mother-of-Pearl Ring, $, available at Nordstrom
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