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 maybe 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. **this is linked to a blog post from last year**
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 <*link not working* 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 <*no longer available @ nordstrom* 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
Corkcicle Canteen Classic Collection // Capri Blue White Volcano Jar Candle // Better Sweater Quarter Zip Pullover // Donerton Wireless Headphones // UNY Bracelet Designer Brand Inspired Antique Women Jewelry Cross Cable Wire Bangle // Live In High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings // mophie Charge Stream Pad+ // Milanese Mesh Apple Watch Bracelet // Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks // UGG Womens Rib Beanie with Pom
Herschel Chapter Dopp Kit // Daytripper 3-Pack Boxer Briefs // Vineyard Vines Saltwater Quarter Zip Pullover // Kiehl’s Men’s Groom-on-the-Go Set // Tumi Delta ID Lock Shielded Slim Single Billfold // Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter Zip Pullover // Bose Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker // PlusUs LifeCard World’s Thinnest Power Bank // Hydro Flask 40-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle // Herschel Duffle Bag
Kiehl’s Kiss Me With Kiehl’s Full Size Lip Balm #1 Set // NARS Orgasm X Cheek Palette // Patagonia Los Gatos Fleece Vest // PlusUs LifeCard World’s Thinnest Power Bank // Case-Mate Flower Print AirPod Case // Women’s Striped Perfectly Cozy Flannel Pajama Set // Hunter Original Play Waterproof Rain Bootie // JBL Tune 225 True Wireless Earbuds // Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover // UGG Cable Knit Beanie with Faux Fur Pom
Fashion Angels Tell Your Story Large Alphabet Bead Bracelet Making Kit // Djeco Tent Play House // Tucker + Tate Kids’ Hooded Fleece Robe // Winter Animal Earmuffs // LEGO Disney Princess Elsa’s Magical Ice Palace // Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True // Popatu Ballet Unicorn Trolley Backpack // Hunter First Classic Waterproof Rain Boot // Youniverse Create Your Own Fizzy Gel Bath Bombs // FAO Schwarz Tabletop Two-Sided 3-in-1 Easel Set
Tucker + Tate Hooded Plush Robe // Learning Resources Farm Animal Counters // LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle // Brio World – Lift & Load Warehouse Set // Hunter First Classic Waterproof Rain Boot // Thames & Kosmos Giant Dinosaur Skeleton Kit Science Experiment Kit // Click N’ Play Gigantic Keyboard Play Mat // Diggin Squap Ball Toss Catch Game Set // The Indoor Boredom Box // Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
Nordstrom Baby Hooded Bunting // Melissa & Doug Farm Animals Jumbo Knob Wooden Puzzle // Janod Baby Forest Wooden Abacus Toy // Jellycat ‘If I Were A Polar Bear’ Board Book // cuddle+kind cuddle + kind Dog Stuffed Animal // UGG Erin Bootie // Baby Einstein Magic Touch Curiosity Tablet Wooden Musical Toy // Patagonia ‘Retro-X’ Jacket // Janod Sound and Flash Camera // Veja Esplar Double Strap Sneaker
OLAPLEX Holiday Hair Fix Set // Luxie Face Complexion & Eye Essential Brush Set // Too Faced The Greatest Mascaras of All Time Set // NARS Orgasm Threesome Travel Size Set // Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose Look in a Palette // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Bae-sics Kit // Drybar 4 Shots of Detox Set // St. Tropez Self Tan Starter Kit // Bobbi Brown Get Glossy Travel Size Lip Gloss Set // Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set
Miicol Gold Initials 16 OZ Large Ceramic Coffee Mug // Lenox Eternal Gold 3-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Serving Set // Wine and Beverage Bottle Stopper With Gold Finish // Lexon MINO L Bluetooth Speaker // GMRS Home White Marble-Square Coasters // Vinglacé Wine Chiller // American Atelier Modern Marble Cutting Boards // Diptyque Baies/Berries Candle // Chanel: Collections and Creations // Vinglacé Stemless Wine Glass
Bangle Key Ring Car Keychain // Clarifying Clay Mask // MZ Wallace Zoey Cosmetics Case // TELETIES – Animal Print Hair Ties // Veken French Press // Corkcicle Luxe Leopard Stainless Steel Canteen // Capri Blue White Volcano Jar Candle // Slip Silk Sleep Mask // Sonix Tortoise AirPods Case // Aerolatte Milk Foamer
Martha Stewart’s Newlywed Kitchen: A Cookbook // Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Pure Stemware Collection // Cut Faux Fur Solid Bed Throw Cream // 400 Thread Count Solid Performance Sheet Set // Utopia Kitchen Glass Food Storage Container Set // Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker // Cuisinart Electric Wine Opener // Marble Utensil Holder // Thymes – Frasier Fir Pine Needle Candle // Cuisinart Deluxe Grill Set