50 thoughtful holiday gifts from Nordstrom - from affordable stocking stuffers to tech and fashion

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If you asked us why we love shopping at Nordstrom, we wouldn't even know where to begin.

Maybe it's the curated selection of top brands across clothing, home, and beauty, or the unique limited-time collaborations with celebrities, influencers, and top designers. Perhaps we really enjoy the great customer service, on top of perks like free shipping all year round, in-store tailoring, and its free rewards program.

For these many reasons, we look to Nordstrom when it's time to shop for holiday gifts. It only carries the best brands, so it's hard to fall short while shopping here. But if we had to narrow down the selection to only 50, these are the gifts we would choose.

Most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days' time, so don't stress too hard about your last-minute shopping - just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival.

The top 5 best gifts from Nordstrom:

  1. A sleek and sophisticated smartwatch from Movado
  2. A luxe Diptyque candle with a limited-edition decorative carousel
  3. A modern take on a retro turntable from Crosley
  4. A comfortable, cult-favorite Patagonia sweater
  5. A Dagne Dover gym bag that's sophisticated enough to take anywhere

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A pair of Bluetooth earmuffs

A pair of Bluetooth earmuffs
UGG Genuine Shearling Bluetooth Earmuffs, $100

They don't have to sacrifice warmth or music thanks to these stylish, fuzzy Bluetooth earmuffs. They're made from leather and soft genuine shearling.

A high-tech record player with retro appeal

A high-tech record player with retro appeal
Crosley Radio Cruiser Deluxe Turntable, $69.95

Though it has a classic look, the turntable is also Bluetooth-compatible, bridging the gap for the tech-savvy who also happen to love a solid vinyl record.

A leather folio phone case

A leather folio phone case
Ted Baker London Bhait Faux Leather iPhone X and Xs Folio Case, $50

They shouldn't have to choose between protection and aesthetic when it comes to a phone case. The understated case also has a convenient card pocket inside so they can travel light.

A sleek wine chiller

A sleek wine chiller
Vinglacé Wine Chiller, $89.95

The stainless steel, vacuum-insulated chiller keeps the bottle cold for longer, ensuring a crisp, refreshing pour of wine or Champagne every time. Available in five different finishes, it also looks good enough to keep on the table instead of stashed away.

A box of decadent caramels

A box of decadent caramels
Nordstrom Makers Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, $32

These soft caramels covered in dark chocolate will be gone in no time. The sprinkle of sea salt on each bite ensures the candy never tastes too rich.

Perfume from a cult-favorite brand

Perfume from a cult-favorite brand
Le Labo AnOther 13 Eau de Parfum, $82 t0 $275

Le Labo is famous for its distinctive packaging and subtle yet inviting scents. The AnOther is musky and woodsy, but it's balanced out with ingredients like jasmine petals.

A bottle of essential oil

A bottle of essential oil
Vitruvi Grapefruit Essential Oil, $13

Pure essential oils have a range of uses, from cleaning to air freshening. Vitruvi's are organic and sourced from the US.

A genuine leather jacket

A genuine leather jacket
Allsaints Balfern Leather Biker Jacket, $498

Real leather jackets aren't known to be cheap, so if you know your recipient has been considering the investment, make the choice easier for them with this buttery-soft moto jacket.

A compact facial cleansing brush

A compact facial cleansing brush
Foreo LUNA mini 2 Compact Facial Cleansing Brush, $139

The Mini is a small and gentle facial cleansing brush that leaves their face cleaner and softer than ever. This one has two different cleaning intensities and can be used up to 300 times on a single charge.

Cozy socks for someone whose feet are always cold

Cozy socks for someone whose feet are always cold
UGG Pom Pom Fleece Lined Socks, $49.50

These cable knit, fleece-lined socks are going to be a hit during the dead of winter.

Etched whiskey glasses

Etched whiskey glasses
Cathy's Concepts With a Twist Tipsy Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4, $58

If they like their whiskey neat while their friends like it straight up or on the rocks, they'll be able to claim one of these etched glasses as their own.

A picture book personalized with the child's name

A picture book personalized with the child's name
I See Me! "Goodnight Little Me" Personalized Book, $34.95

Kids who like bedtime stories won't be able to get enough of this special story that's personalized with their own name. Type in the child's first name (up to 12 characters), and it'll appear throughout the book.

A set of moisturizing lip balms

A set of moisturizing lip balms
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Duo, $15

Chapped lips are no match for these bestselling formulas. Available in flavors like lemon shea, grapefruit ginger, and black tea blackberry, they also happen to taste great.

A travel jewelry case

A travel jewelry case
Wolf Caroline Travel Jewelry Case, $85

They don't have to leave their jewelry behind or risk tangled pieces if they travel with this organizer case.

A Hydro Flask bottle

A Hydro Flask bottle
Hydro Flask 24-Ounce Bottle, $34.95

We don't know anyone who would take issue with receiving this powerfully insulated bottle as a gift. Nordstrom offers it in three bright, eye-catching colors.

A fringed cashmere scarf

A fringed cashmere scarf
Nordstrom Men's Shop Colorblock Cashmere Scarf, $99.50

This soft, color-blocked 100% cashmere scarf is a closet staple that will last for years.

Luxurious candles that can serve as centerpieces

Luxurious candles that can serve as centerpieces
Diptyque Lucky Charm Candle Carousel, $60

This candle is an even more beautiful sight to behold when displayed with the golden carousel, which rotates with the help of the flame's heat.

A large knitted scarf

A large knitted scarf
Free People Jaden Rib Knit Blanket Scarf, $48

This extra-long ribbed scarf looks and feels incredibly cozy when looped around the neck multiple times. There are both peachy colors and darker neutrals that should fit a variety of personal styles.

A retro-style juicer

A retro-style juicer
Smeg '50s Retro Style Citrus Juicer, $179.95

Don't worry, retro charm won't come at the cost of modern performance. The 70-watt power juicer will still produce pulp-free, delicious juice in no time.

A handsome pair of leather gloves

A handsome pair of leather gloves
Ted Baker London Blokey Leather Gloves, $139

The interplay of textures — the leather palm and lining made of wool and cashmere — make these gloves functional and fashionable.

A face mask that harnesses the natural benefits of citrus

A face mask that harnesses the natural benefits of citrus
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask, $25 t0 $62

Packed with 50% crushed citrus fruits like orange, lemon, and clementine, the mask will provide a gentle and natural boost to their complexion.

A fancy mirror compact

A fancy mirror compact
Simplehuman 4-Inch Sensor Mirror Compact, $100

This small mirror is going to go everywhere with them, especially when they realize the benefits of its clear 3x magnification and light system that simulates natural sunlight for more accurate makeup application.

An ultra-sleek smartwatch

An ultra-sleek smartwatch
Movado Bold Connect 2.0 Leather Strap Smart Watch, $550

Inconspicuous sophistication reigns watchmaker Movado's design philosophy. Behind the refined look is Google's Wear OS to keep them connected to their digital life.

A refined leather passport wallet

A refined leather passport wallet
Ezra Arthur Leather Passport Wallet, $125

This handsome wallet, which has a passport pocket, currency pocket, and two card slots, gets their essentials in order so they'll always feel organized and composed during their travels.

An adorable stuffed animal

An adorable stuffed animal
Jellycat Medium Odell Octopus Stuffed Animal, $48.50

They probably have plenty of stuffed bears. Plush octopi? Probably not.

A cute and scratch-resistant faux leather backpack

A cute and scratch-resistant faux leather backpack
Calpak Kaya Faux Leather Round Backpack, $75

This backpack has it all: style, structure, and durability. It's better suited to casual everyday wear and day outings and is sure to draw compliments.

A premium neoprene duffel bag

A premium neoprene duffel bag
Dagne Dover Medium Landon Carryall Duffle Bag, $155

This eye-catching neoprene carryall is the perfect gym or weekend trip bag, featuring thoughtfully designed compartments for their tech, water bottles, and laundry.

Shower products that nourish their skin with almond

Shower products that nourish their skin with almond
L'Occitane Almond Home & Away Set, $52

Two sizes each of the almond shower oil and almond milk concentrate let them enjoy smooth, moisturized skin at home and while traveling. The pretty packaging is designed by fashion designer Castelbajac Paris.

A comfortable winter sweater

A comfortable winter sweater
Patagonia Better Sweater Zip Jacket, $139

Whether they're Patagonia-til-they-die or only a recent convert, they'll love wearing this roomy and warm sweater. The only challenge is getting them to take it off.

Cocktail-inspired gummies

Cocktail-inspired gummies
Sugarfina Baby Champagne Bears Large Candy Cube, $20

These bourbon-flavored gummies are the gourmet, grown-up version of the sweets they enjoyed as a kid.

A travel shave kit

A travel shave kit
Anthony The Perfect Shave Kit, $65

According to Anthony, a facial cleanser, pre-shave oil, shave cream, and aftershave balm are the elements of a perfect shave. This kit has all of those, plus a mesh travel pouch that makes it easy for them to get a great shave on the go.

A portable, waterproof speaker

A portable, waterproof speaker
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker, $99

This waterproof, dent- and scratch-resistant speaker offers big sound for its size. It even has a silicone strap for easy portability — they can throw it in their bag for anything from a picnic to a pool party.

A cult-favorite hair dryer

A cult-favorite hair dryer
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Set, $399

This lightweight, powerful dryer will give them a sleek blow-dry fast. If they love tech and beauty, this thoughtful gift is the perfect intersection.

A pure silk sleep mask

A pure silk sleep mask
Slip "Slipsilk" Pure Silk Sleep Mask, $50

Slip's 100% pure Mulberry silk sleep mask is lightweight, super soft, and makes something as simple as going to bed feel luxurious.

Festive wares for their furry friend

Festive wares for their furry friend
Bedhead Pajamas Print Dog Nightshirt, $29

Pet owners will love getting their furry friend in the holiday spirit with this cute T-shirt. With a range of festive, wintry patterns, the shirts are holiday-ready, so pets can join in on all the family matching fun.

A simple and stylish backpack

A simple and stylish backpack
FJÄLLRÄVEN Kånken Water-Resistant Backpack, $80

This bag is spacious enough to hold a day's worth of belongings, but beyond the practical, the unique square shape looks undeniably cool with any outfit. It comes in over 20 colors, so there's something for everyone.

A cozy cashmere beanie

A cozy cashmere beanie
Halogen Cable Cashmere Pom Beanie, $59

Soft, cable-knit cashmere and a big faux-fur puff make for a chic beanie that'll keep them cozy on chilly winter days.

A lego set for Star Wars fans

A lego set for Star Wars fans
LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcon 75257, $159.99

Legos are a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy making. This Millenium Falcon has 1,353 pieces, so you can be sure they'll be occupied for hours.

A matching pajama set

A matching pajama set
Moonlit Pajamas Nordstrom Lingerie, $65

Winter days are best spent lounging around the house, wearing something cozy. This pajama set, with its silky-soft knit and fun color options, is the perfect outfit for lazy winter days.

A bestselling throw blanket

A bestselling throw blanket
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw, $147

They'll love cuddling up with this fuzzy microfiber throw. It's even machine washable, so keeping it clean will be a breeze.

A portable kit of tech essentials

A portable kit of tech essentials
Pinch Provisions Tech Emergency Kit, $27

There's nothing worse than forgetting your earbuds for your commute or having your phone lose battery when you don't have a charger. This little pouch filled with eight last-minute tech essentials will make sure they never have to deal with those annoyances again.

A set of essential shoe cleaning supplies

A set of essential shoe cleaning supplies
Jason Markk Essential Shoe Cleaning Kit, $16

If their shoe collection is their pride and joy, this shoe cleaning kit will be put to good use. With a shoe cleaning liquid and a wooden brush, they'll have everything they need to keep their footwear in prime condition.

A monogram journal

A monogram journal
Anthropologie Monogram Journal and Pen Set, $24

Whether it's used to track their New Year's resolutions or house pages of doodles, this foil-stamped, monogrammed journal is a cute gift they'll love. It even comes with a matching gold pen.

A playset for aspiring chefs

A playset for aspiring chefs
Melissa & Doug Set of 4 Play Foods, $79.99

This play food set will keep young minds occupied with cookie baking, pizza making, and making other fun food combinations. Soon enough, they'll be on their way to "MasterChef Junior."

A set of colorful coasters

A set of colorful coasters
Anthropologie Aliye Coasters, Set of 4, $54

Sturdy metal protects tabletops from drink rings while the intricate, colorful designs brighten up their space.

An elegant cheese board

An elegant cheese board
Nordstrom at Home Round Marble and Acacia Wood Serving Board, $79

The combination of marble and acacia wood makes for a chic piece they'll want to put on display for game nights, dinner parties, and any events that warrant a cheese platter.

A set of Mickey Mouse ramekins

A set of Mickey Mouse ramekins
Le Creuset Mickey Mouse Ramekins, Set of 2, $50

These cute ramekins will quickly add some whimsy to their kitchen. They can use them to make baked goods, serve dips and small snacks, or store food in the fridge.

A Polaroid camera

A Polaroid camera
Polaroid Originals Holiday Everything Box Set, $129.99

Experience the gratification of instant photos from the pioneer brand itself. Film is expensive (though this set comes with two packs), but the vintage appeal and cool photos produced from the OneStep 2 camera can be worth it.

An 18-karat gold necklace

An 18-karat gold necklace
Poppy Finch Shimmer Line Necklace, $350

Fine jewelry doesn't only have to be worn on special occasions. This versatile necklace can and should be worn every day.

A soft lounger for their bed

A soft lounger for their bed
IScream Colorblock Faux Fur Lounge Pillow, $68

"I think I'll stay in tonight" may be a refrain you hear after they've experienced the plush, supportive comfort of this pillow.

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