40 amazing gifts you can get at Nordstrom
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When it comes to holiday shopping, Nordstrom has you covered in all the gift departments. Gifts for spouses, parents, kids, grandparents, friends, teenagers, and more. Seriously, they have everything. Clothes, shoes, accessories, home decor, kitchen tools, tech gadgets, the list goes on. Aside from the spectacular inventory, Nordstrom's excellent customer service and price matching (they will match prices on products that are cheaper elsewhere—you just need to contact them) make gift shopping a breeze.
The only problem: choosing that one special gift that shines brighter than the rest for the people you love. That's where we come in. I've spent days scrolling through Nordstrom's website to find the best of the best. Here are 40 amazing gifts you can buy at Nordstrom this holiday season, including cult-favorite items with terrific reviews, top-tested products our experts at Reviewed love, and things I own, love, and recommend.
1. These pajamas with a cult-following
Pajamas are always a great gift because people rarely ever buy them for themselves, and Nordstrom sells pajamas that people seem to swear by. They are the Lingerie Moonlight Pajamas, and they have just about 5 stars from over 1,300 reviews. If you know your giftee's size, these would be a great choice.
2. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan
This cardigan has over 2,600 reviews on Nordstrom and a 5-star rating. I own this myself and can confirm it is actually a comfortable blanket disguised as clothing. When it comes to cardigans and sweaters, the limit does not exist for the amount one can own. They make great gifts—especially when they’re this cozy (and chic). Not shopping for a cardigan person? Barefoot Dreams also sells a robe...
3. Barefoot Dreams Bathrobe
People are almost as obsessed with the CozyChic cardigan (see above) as they are with the CozyChic robe. With over 750 nearly perfect reviews, there's no way you can go wrong with this comfort staple. Bathrobes, like pajamas, are things people rarely buy for themselves, but a thing that most people would definitely use.
4. The famous Wubby
The Wubby's product description says wearing it is like 'being wrapped in a fluffy cloud,' and this is exactly how my friend who owns it described it to me. Not only is the Wubby extremely comfortable, but it is also trendy and recommended by both fashion bloggers and normal every day consumers.
5. UGG Slippers
Uggs have been around for years, and although the boots may have fallen from fashion grace years ago, the slippers never went out of style. With thousands of four to five star reviews on Nordstrom's Ugg slipper listings, it is clear that the people still love Uggs. The Ansley Water Resistant Slippers are perfect for the simple, comfortable one who would wear these shoes anywhere, and the Scuffette II Slippers are great for the one who would probably only wear them at home. Speaking from experience, you can’t go wrong with Ugg slippers as a gift. In the past six years, I have given a different pair of Ugg slippers to my mom, grandmother, grandfather, husband, and brothers—and each time, they were a hit.
- Get the Ansley Water Resistant Slippers from Nordstrom for $99.95
- Get the Ugg Scuffette II Slippers from Nordstrom for $84.90
6. Zella's fantastic yoga pants
Zella's yoga pants have a nearly perfect rating from over 6,300 reviews. Yes, you read that number right. The leggings by Nordstrom's fitness brand are great for working out and lounging, and they last forever. I can confirm this, as I own a few pairs—most of which have lasted longer than the more expensive yoga pants I own.
7. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings have quite the following on Nordstrom (a 4.5 star rating from over 2,700 reviews) and at the Reviewed office. A few of us on staff, myself included, own and love these leggings. They are the most flattering leggings I own and every time I wear them, I get compliments. Great for dressing up and dressing down, these would make a perfect gift for those into both fashion and comfort.
8. Tory Burch Flats and Sandals
Tory Burch flats and sandals are insanely popular and have been for years. Sure, they are pricey, but with thousands upon thousands of rave reviews, the people feel they are well worth the money. The Miller Flip Flop has a 5-star rating from just about 6,000 reviewers and comes in 17 different colors. The 'Minnie' Ballet Flat has just about a 5-star rating as well from nearly 2,000 reviewers.
- Get the Tory Burch Miller Flip Flop at Nordstrom for $198 - $228
- Get the Tory Burch 'Minnie' Ballet Flat at Nordstrom for $228 - $238
9. Madewell Leather Transport Tote
I had my eyes on Madewell's classic leather tote bag for a long time, so I did not hesitate to purchase it when they came out with a zip-top version of it last year. After owning the bag for a year, I can safely recommend it as a great gift. The classic tote is big enough to hold all my stuff for work and stylish enough for me to use on weekends. Plus the zip top makes it perfect for traveling—it's great to use as a carry-on while flying. The bag comes in a few different colors. I have it in English Saddle, which is the option I recommend.
10. Kate Spade pendant necklace
If the person you’re shopping for is simple and timeless, this Kate Spade pendant necklace could be perfect. It can be dressed up or down and is personalized with the initial of their first name displayed in the pendant. This necklace has 850 reviews with a 5-star rating, so people clearly love it. Not to mention, necklaces with initials on them are very much on-trend right now.
11. Cozy Socks
Cozy socks are an excellent gift idea for anyone and everyone. Not something people usually buy for themselves, they make an excellent, affordable gift. Barefoot Dreams, the brand that makes the cult-favorite CozyChic cardigan and robe, make a pair of $15 socks from the same material. Like their sibling products, they have a 5-star rating from over 200 reviewers. For more money, you can get cozier fleece lined socks by Ugg that are basically an alternative to wearing slippers. Over 100 reviewers gave these a nearly perfect rating as well.
- Get the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks at Nordstrom for $15
- Get the UGG Pom Pom Fleece Lined Socks at Nordstrom for $49.50
12. Madewell Jeans
I thought I hated jeans until I discovered Madewell jeans. They’re comfortable, they’re slimming, they never rip, and they’re a great price. Madewell also has sizes for all—petite, tall, curvy, etc. If you're not sure what kind to get, I recommend a classic 10-inch (not too low-waisted, but not too high, either) in a solid color dark wash, like Hayes Wash. These are my go-to every day jeans, and you can get them at Nordstrom.
13. A new designer handbag
If you're looking to splurge on someone who is into fashion, consider a chic designer handbag. For a major splurge, consider a Chloé bag. These bags are stylish, chic, and have 4.5 stars from over 150 happy people. You can also consider Gucci's GG Marmont 2.0 Bag for a smaller, crossbody bag option. With a 4-star rating from just about 100 people, the people have spoken about this bag being trendy, well-made, and stylish.
- Get the Chloé ‘Medium Marcie’ Leather Satchel from Nordstrom for $1,990
- Get the Gucci GG Marmont 2.0 Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag at Nordstrom for $980
14. Canada Goose Coat
Canada Goose jackets are expensive, but the down filled coats really do make cold winters bearable. I used to refuse to go outside unless I absolutely had to on cold days, but investing in my Canada Goose jacket at Nordstrom totally changed that. This is why I recommend them as a gift for those who must brave freezing cold temperatures for a good chunk of the year. My personal choice for women is the Gabriola in black (I own this one) or the Kinley. If you're not looking to spend this much, this parka by The North Face has excellent reviews from over 580 people and is extremely trendy right now.
- Get the Canada Goose Women's Gabriola Water Resistant Arctic Tech 625 Fill Power Down Parka at Nordstrom for $825
- Get the Canada Goose Women's Kinley Down Park at Nordstrom for $850
15. Winter boots
If you’re shopping for someone who is going to have to deal with snow this winter, a new pair of winter boots would make for a smart gift. Ugg sells a fantastic pair of boots at Nordstrom named Adirondack III that I own, love, and recommend as a great gift for 2019. They’re warm, comfortable, easy to put on and take off, and go with just about every outfit. Another option is the extremely popular Sorel Joan of Arctic snow boots that have a 4.5-star rating from over 775 reviews.
- Get the UGG Adirondack III Waterproof Boot at Nordstrom for $249.95
- Get the Sorel Joan of Arctic Faux Fur Waterproof Snow Boot at Nordstrom for $199.95
Birkenstocks have slowly been making a comeback the last couple of years, along with the rest of the '90s, and they are once again a summer footwear staple. I own two pairs of Birkenstocks and I can promise you they are the most comfortable shoes you will ever own. Birkenstocks would make a great gift for anyone, especially if they have plans to travel somewhere warm this winter. Black and white Birkenstocks are your best bet when it comes to colors (white Birks were sold out everywhere all summer long), and the Copper Leather color is trendy and goes with everything, too. All of them have hundreds of 4- and 5-star reviews.
- Get the Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal at Nordstrom for $134.95
- Get the Birkenstock Arizona White Birko-Flor Sandal at Nordstrom for $99.95
- Get the Birkenstock Birko-Flor Sandal in Black Leather at Nordstrom for $99.95
17. La Mer Moisturizing Crème
La Mer is an expensive moisturizer with a cult following—and also a perfect gift if you want to ball out on someone. La Mer moisturizing cream has over 60,000 hearts at Sephora and over 1,800 reviews at Nordstrom with a 5-star rating. That is a lot of love. Why not spread it? (Pun not intended.)
18. Throw blankets
Other than flying first class to Fiji, a faux fur blanket is just about as luxurious as it gets. I’m not exaggerating. Doubling as decor and something to keep you warm, throw blankets are great for everyone. For a splurge, Barefoot Dreams, the brand that makes the amazing, comfortable CozyChic cardigan, has a CozyChic blanket! It comes in trendy animal prints and has a 5-star rating from over 275 people. Another option is Anthropologie’s Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket, which is loved by reviewers. The more affordable option is the super popular Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw, which has a 5-star rating from over 1,400 reviews.
- Get the Sophie Faux Fur Throw Blanket at Nordstrom for $98
- Get the Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw at Nordstrom for $39.50
- Get the Barefoot Dreams CozyChic In the Wild Throw Blanket at Nordstrom for $180
19. The Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Brewer
Here at Reviewed, we've tested all sorts of coffee makers. Drip, pour-over, cold brew, espresso machines, the list goes on. Because of this, we can safely say if you're looking to splurge on someone who loves their coffee, look no further than the best drip coffee maker, the Moccamaster. Not only does it make a great cup of coffee, its mid-century, retro design looks fantastic on countertops. The Moccamaster is more expensive at Nordstrom right now than on Amazon, but if you find a better price on a product available at Nordstrom elsewhere, you can just contact Nordstrom customer service to get a price match.
20. Capri Blue Volcano Jar Candle
You can never go wrong with a candle as a gift. My favorite candle by far is Capri Blue’s Volcano scent. Not only do they smell amazing, but they come in chic jars that double as amazing home decor. Nordstrom sells Anthropologie's cult-favorite Capri Blue candles in tons of styles.
- Get the Capri Blue Jar Candle from Nordstrom for $30
- Get the Capri Blue Pumpkin Jar Candle from Nordstrom for $30
- Get the Capri Blue Mini Jar Candle from Nordstrom for $14
21. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
When we tested water bottles this year, the Hydro Flask was one of our favorites . Not only is it a fantastic water bottle, but it is also extremely trendy. A Hydro Flask makes a great gift for anyone who, well, drinks water (especially those who need to stop drinking from plastic water bottles, so me).
- Get the Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Standard Mouth Bottle at Nordstrom for $34.95
- Get the Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle at Nordstrom for $39.95
22. Fjällräven Backpack
Not only is the Fjallravenn backpack trendy and useful (with hundreds of 5-star reviews on Nordstrom), but it is also functional and high quality. The brand makes our favorite casual backpack out of all the ones we tested, so we can safely say this is a great buy. No matter their age, a backpack is always nice to have, for school, work, traveling, and commuting.
23. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones
While not our favorite pair of noise-cancelling headphones (that would be Sony), we still love the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. If you're shopping for a Bose snob or you are looking to get all your gift shopping done at Nordstrom, these a great choice if you don't have access to our number one choice, the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones.
24. Bio Ionic Hair Dryer
When we tested hair dryers this year, our favorite became the Bio Ionic GrapheneMX Professional Hair Dryer. The tester loved how fast it worked and how light it was to hold. If you're shopping for someone who loves blowouts, this a great gift option.
25. The Beachwaver
The one who loves beauty products and having fabulous hair would love the trendy Beachwaver rotating curling iron as a gift this year. When we tested curling irons, the Beachwaver S1 (available at Dermstore) came out on top as our favorite. Our main takeaway? It’s “an awesome rotating wand with a tiny clamp that cuts styling time in half.” Beachwaver since came out with a pro line that we haven’t tested yet, but is loved by Nordstrom reviewers. The Beachwaver Pro Line 1.25-Inch curling iron has 4 stars from over 140 reviewers.
26. Slip Silk Pillowcase
If you're shopping for someone who loves their beauty sleep, give them the gift of literal beauty sleep: a silk pillowcase. It's an anti-aging, anti-sleep crease, and an anti-bed head pillowcase, and this Slip for Beauty Sleep one has 4.5 stars from over 560 people on Nordstrom.
27. Sugarfina Champagne Bears Candy Cube
Sugarfina candies are not like regular candies. They are cool candies. But really. With flavors such as bourbon, rosé, and champagne, it doesn't get much fancier than this. Last year, I gave my bridesmaids these candy cubes as a gift and everyone loved them (including me). They are an adorable, inexpensive gift.
28. Polo Ralph Lauren Bathrobe
As I said before, bathrobes make an excellent gift because they are things people rarely buy for themselves. This Polo Ralph Lauren robe specifically makes an excellent gift for this reason, plus the fact it's luxurious and made of velvety soft cotton. The robe has a nearly perfect rating from over 75 reviewers.
Another thing people rarely buy but would wear all the time—pajamas. These flannel pajamas are stylish, comfortable, and loved by reviewers at Nordstrom. Just about 140 people gave these bad boys a 4.5 star rating.
30. Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter Zip Jacket
Patagonia is just about everywhere right now, and the Better Sweater is probably their most popular style. The Better Sweater Quarter Zip Jacket is a fantastic option for those who enjoy being casual and well-dressed. I bought this for my husband as a gift last year and he has worn it so much, he actually became the sweater. It really is a lifestyle.
31. Patagonia Vest
Now for something you've seen everywhere: the Patagonia vest. It is here. It is there. It is... available at Nordstrom. The vest version of the Better Sweater is a classic option, while the Nano Puff Vest is a slightly pricier, but warmer, choice. The Nano Puff has a 5-star rating from over 75 reviews.
- Get the Patagonia Better Sweater Zip Vest at Nordstrom for $99
- Get the Patagonia Nano Puff Vest at Nordstrom for $149
32. Wool Coat
This stylish coat has a 5-star rating from 170 people on Nordstrom’s website. By John W. Nordstrom, the coat comes at a cost, but it will keep the men in your life fashionable and warm each winter.
33. Ugg Slippers
We already went through this, but the people love Uggs. Every single Ugg brand item on Nordstrom website seems to have thousands of positive reviews. Can Ugg do wrong? Apparently not. The Ascot Slippers have over 1,100 5-star reviews, and the Ugg Scuff Slippers have 5 stars from over 570 reviews.
- Get the Ugg Ascot Slipper at Nordstrom for $109.95
- Get the Ugg Scuff Slipper at Nordstrom for $79.95
Socks are a classic gift. Some think that socks are cliche, but I have to disagree. These top-rated Nordstrom Men's Shop dress socks are a great, useful stocking stuffer for anyone constantly in need of socks (because where do they even go, after all?). For a fun alternative, this gift box from Happy Socks is perfect for the guy who loves a good crazy pair of socks.
- Get the Nordstrom Men's Shop Over the Calf Wool Dress Socks at Nordstrom for $14.50
- Get the Happy Socks Big Dot Holiday Gift Box 4-Pack Socks at Nordstrom for $48
35. Adidas 'Stan Smith' Sneakers
Stan Smith's are wildly popular, available at Nordstrom, and would make a great gift for literally anyone. With a nearly 5-star rating from over 1,200 people, you know you're getting a great sneaker—and who couldn't use another pair of classic white sneakers?
36. Canada Goose Jacket
As I said above, Canada Goose jackets make a great splurge gift for those who must brave freezing cold temperatures for a good chunk of the year. For men, the Forester is a great option.
37. Herschel Supply Co Novel Duffel Bag
Herschel Supply Co bags are trendy and functional. A great bag for weekend trips, longer getaways, and the gym, this duffel bag is loved by consumers for all of these things. With a 4.5 star rating from over 160 people, you know you're getting them a bag that they're likely to benefit from.
38. Fossil Wallet
A great wallet goes a long way. This Fossil leather wallet is a popular option having received over 270 nearly perfect reviews. And do you know any men who would turn down a brand new wallet?
39. Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit
If you're shopping for a guy who loves his beard, consider this beard grooming kit from Jack Black. It's a great value and while it only has a few reviews, each of them are great.
40. Kiehl's Face Wash Set
Kiehl's Since 1851 sells cult-favorite facial cleansers, moisturizers, and creams. This gift set is a great value and perfect for any man who is into his skincare routine—or should start to develop a skincare routine.
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