I am a big advocate of knowing your strengths. In life, in athletics, and in business it just helps if you know what you’re good at and know where you need help. For instance, I’m good at entertaining and mediocre-at-best at cooking. Therefore, I cater my food and focusing on wowing my guests with decor and yummy appetizers. When it comes to blogging do you know what my #1 strength is? Gift guides.
I don’t mean to brag but I am an excellent finder of gifts. Maybe it’s my OCD nature, maybe it’s my critical nature, or many it’s just my love language. Whatever the cause, you better bet your bottom dollar that I will find the gifts that people actually want under the tree. Today, I am honored to leverage my shopping skills and partner with the best retailer in the business, Nordstrom, to bring you the ULTIMATE Under $100 Gift Guide. I’m honestly giddy with excitement for you to keep reading.
Nordstrom is my top choice for buying holiday gifts for everyone on my list. I love that I can go to Nordstrom.com and buy all the gifts I need, while racking up rewards! I always knock out the majority of my shopping in one day and select it as my Triple Points Day with my Nordstrom Card. Even if you don’t have the Nordstrom Card and all of the benefits that come with it, like complimentary curbside pickup, you can still get free shipping and free returns and the luxury or ordering online and picking up in-store. Here are a few of the Christmas gifts I’ve already purchased from Nordstrom this year!
11 Gifts I Picked Up This Year
Juno Valentine Book // Nordstrom has a ton of books for little ones! I bought this Juno Valentine Book mostly because it’s written by Eva Chen, the fashion director at Instagram. My girls also LOVE Uni the Unicorn and it would make a great gift for any little girl on your list.
You*Niverse Craft Kit // Nordstrom the… craft store? Yes, you heard that right. Nordstrom has an entire selection of craft & art kits. My girls absolutely love any kind of bracelet, slime or drawing kit and Nordstrom carries them all! Any retailer that saves me a trip into a craft store during the holidays is a friend of mine.
Bobbi Brown Nude Lip Gloss Kit // If you have a mother-in-law, aunt or sister-in-law that is tough to buy for then I highly suggest this Bobbi Brown nude lipgloss kit. It doesn’t matter what their “go-to” shade is because a nude lipgloss layers perfectly over everything. Plus, Bobbi Brown is one of the most luxurious beauty brands out there. This gift will be a hit!
Cubebot // Ok this is super cool and would make a great stocking stuffer for any kid! Inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, the Cubebot can hold dozens of poses and folds neatly back into a cube. THIS. IS. THE. PERFECT. GIFT. FOR. KIDS. WHO. TRAVEL. I might buy 4.
Unicorn Shoulder Bag // This is another gift that is always up my sleeve! If you have a daughter, grandaughter or a niece then buy them one of these cute bags! You can fill it with their favorite candy, some cheap lipgloss or some play makeup and they will LOVE it!
Laura Mercier Travel Kit // Confession, this one is for me. I love Laura Mercier and anything travel sized. This kit contains a travel-size Translucent Loose Setting Powder, a travel-size foundation primer in Radiance and a travel-size Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rosegold and Au Naturel. If you are looking for a gift that will wow for less than $50, this is a great option!
Anthropologie Capri Blue Mini Candle // If you are going to a Secret Santa party anytime soon then pick this up and thank me later. It smells heavenly!
Kiehl’s Full Size Lip Balm Set // Another kit that you can’t go wrong with! You could package it up with gloves, a pom-pom hat and a scarf for a winter-themed gift.
Slip Pillowcase // I think this is another great gift that would be well received by any female on your list. Not everybody is going to buy themselves an $85 pillow case crafted from pure silk, but they would enjoy the benefits. This pillowcase is recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and hairdressers because the silk fibers are significantly less absorbent than many other fibers which helps to keep your skin’s moisture and expensive face and hair products where they belong—on your face and hair, not your pillow.
Juno Valentine Book // You*Niverse Craft Kit // Kiehl’s Men’s Travel Set // Estee Lauder Gift Set // Bobbi Brown Nude Lip Gloss Kit // Cubebot // Unicorn Shoulder Bag // Laura Mercier Travel Kit // Anthropologie Capri Blue Mini Candle // Kiehl’s Full Size Lip Balm Set // Slip Pillowcase
5 of My Favorite Gift Categories at Nordstrom
If you are looking for more ideas for everyone on your list, here are a few more categories of gifts from Nordstrom that I LOVE to give!
Packing Cubes, Luggage & Travel Accessories // Buying packing cubes or travel accessories is another thing someone would love but not necessarily buy for themselves. This is a fantastic option for the jetsetter. Bonus points if you include a gift card, plane ticket or brochure of an upcoming trip inside. Hint , hint husbands.
Patagonia Anything // Who doesn’t love a new pullover or vest? Nordstrom’s exchanges and returns make switching out the size or exchanging for a new color effortless!
Beauty Kits // I love this category so much that I made an entire post about it.
Tucker & Tate Kids // If you have kids on your list that you want to buy clothes from, just buy Tucker & Tate & thank me later! This brand, Crewcuts for Kids, Peek, and Mini Boden are my favorite brands for little girls at Nordstrom!
Electronics & Accessories // Nordstrom has a great selection of chic tech items like these headphones for little girls, external batteries and airpod covers. To date, Zach’s wireless earbuds are probably his favorite gift from me.
My J.Crew Chambray Shirt would make another great gift for any female on your list!
Gifts Under $100 For Everyone On Your List
Patagonia Pullover // Bose Speaker // Herschel Bag // Tumi Billfold // Saxx Underwear // Hydroflask // Herschel Toiletry Bag // Kiehl’s Starter Kit // Lifecard External Battery // Vineyard Vines Pullover
Cuddle+Kind Dog Stuffed Animals // Ugg Booties // Baby Einstein Curiosity Tablet // Patagonia Jacket // Hooded Onesie // Farm Knob Puzzle // Toy Camera // Alphabet Toy // Veja Double Strap Sneaker // Polar Bear Toy and Book
Drybar Four Pack // Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette // Bobbi Brown Deluxe Face & Eye Kit // St. Tropez Starter Kit // SK-II Travel Set // Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow Set // Peter Thomas Roth Mast Set // Tula Glow Getters Set // Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lip Set // Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Set