15 Crowd-Pleasing Gifts from Nordstrom That You Can Get By Christmas – Here’s How

updated Dec 19, 2022
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Part of the fun of buying gifts is finding the things that you know your family and friends will love — even before they know it themselves. In addition to the season’s must-have items and the gifts your loved ones have asked for, there are also all those finds that surprise you. Even though they weren’t on your list, they’re exactly what you were looking for. And lucky for us, they all come from the same place.

Nordstrom is always one of our favorite holiday shopping stops: It has a long-standing reputation for high quality, it’s got a department for everyone on our list, and the options are always expertly curated. Items from Nordstrom have that ohhhhhh factor: You might not have walked in expecting to buy someone a silk pillowcase or pretty pastel ice pop maker, but once you spot it, you know it’s just the thing. From stocking stuffers to bigger ticket purchases, cozy blankets to kitchen gadgets, these finds are bound to be perfect for someone on your list. Including yourself. Best of all, as long as you order by 8 p.m. ET on December 20, you’ll get your gifts in time for Christmas. Plus, for an even shorter turnaround, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack are offering curbside pickup, which allows you to place an order and pick it up same day. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that!

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Candy (and food in general) makes a great holiday gift for someone you don't know alllll that well but still want to make feel special during the season (like a boss or coworker). Enter: This chic bento box from high-end candy company Sugarfina. It's stocked with three of their bestselling bites (Champagne Bears, Champagne Bubbles, and Bubbly Bears) and comes in a package that's so pretty, you don't even need to wrap it.

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We love the trippy, funhouse mirror effect of this blanket — almost as much as we love how snuggly soft it is. The plush, colorful design will be a hit with anyone who loves modern style (and, of course, coziness). Besides, there's no such thing as having too many blankets.

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Besides being downright adorable, Le Creuset's Mini Cocottes are great for making and serving individual portions of comforting dishes like mac and cheese or berry crumble. They're oven- and broiler-safe up to 500 degrees, and even safe for storing leftovers in the freezer or fridge. The set comes with a cookbook with plenty of fresh ideas for what to make in them.

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Upgrade their shuteye with a luxurious pillowcase made from fine Mulberry silk. Sleeping on silk is beneficial for the skin and hair, plus it just feels lovely. There's a wide variety of colors to suit any decor, too.

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The aesthetic of this chic portable speaker is vintage charm, but the sound quality is cutting edge. With 360-degree sound, Bluetooth connectivity, and quick-charge power, they'll be able to take their tunes everywhere.

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If luxury had a smell, it would be this set of Diptyque candles. This is an incredible value for the high-end French brand's coveted candles, with an array of floral scents that offer something for everyone. Santa, if you're reading this: We want one too.

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Calling all coffee drinkers! This electric kettle from Fellow is the perfect addition to a java lover's morning routine. It touts a sleek and minimalistic design, with a gooseneck spout that is perfect for nailing your pour-over brew. The electric dial at the base of the stand lets the user control the temperature of their beverages, and the kettle will hold that temperature for up to 30 minutes.

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The Always Pan really is as amazing as everyone says, and this cast iron version will be on permanent rotation in their kitchen. The enameled cast iron doesn't need to be seasoned, delivering beautiful sears and even heat from the first use. It comes with a lid, spatula, and silicone grips: a complete cooking kit. 

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Your favorite green thumb is probably missing their summer garden, so help them start one inside! This self-watering smart garden has a built-in LED lamp and room for a month's worth of waterings, so they'll have fresh-tasting herbs even in February.

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Whether their medium is crayons or fingerpaints, the budding artist in your life will be enchanted by this children's book dedicated to the whimsical, colorful cut-outs of Henri Matisse. Inspiring and playful, it will introduce them to one of the 20th century's finest artists.

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The name says it all: With an ice cream maker this easy-to-use, they'll be scooping the sweet stuff every day. Its cute compact design also includes everything they need to make ice pops — double the fun!

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Give them a moment of calm in the holiday chaos with this self-care set. It features a cooling roll-on eye serum and a restorative hydrogel eye mask to keep their spirits, and their complexions, bright.

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The list of who would want this handheld massager is short: everyone. It uses a range of frequencies to stimulate the nervous system, activate muscles, stimulate blood flow, and generally help them feel like they just spent the day at a spa.

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Your favorite smoothie fanatic will flip over this decked-out set, which includes a powerful blender, two blending vessels, lids, and a system for infusing water with their favorite flavors. It's a one-stop hydration station.

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Are there smells more luxurious than Diptyque candles? This limited-edition trio takes quintessential winter scents and gives them that famous Diptyque sparkle. The set includes Sapin (pine), Neige (snow), and — our favorite — Étincelles, a delicious cocktail of wood fire, coffee, and chocolate notes.