If there’s anyone you need to trust when it comes to everything holiday gift shopping, it’s the people who legit research, shop, and test out products for a living – ahem, aka, us, ECT, your friendly neighborhood gift shopping gurus.
We literally curate gift guides and shopping buy guides, whether they are unique wellness gifts for the travel enthusiast in your life or cool and trendy presents for your Gen Z niece or nephew who’s hard to please.
So, it only made sense to gather this nifty little shopping guide for the babe searching for a cute but cost-friendly gift-worthy piece for their Nordstrom-obsessed bestie, sister, or GBF.
From trendy TikTok-approved beauty products (at the most budget-friendly price ever known to man) to stylist last-minute Secret Santa gifts for your friend group and a fabulous, FKA Twigs-themed present, scroll on down to find the Nordstrom gift pieces that are on literally everyone’s holiday wishlist in 2023.
It doesn’t matter if they want to put together a quick makeup look for your impromptu meeting or do a quick touch-up to their happy hour look. This Too Faced Limited Edition Set suits every beauty lover’s vibe.
It features three individually packaged palettes, including – the Taste of Christmas Palette, which smells like pecan pie and is a collection of neutrals, plums, and a pop of shimmering shades; the Peacock Palette, which smells like gum drop and is a collection of neutral rosy hues, and the Holiday Angel Palette that smells like Christmas treats and is a collection of neutrals and sparkling icy tones.
Ideal for drawing that deceivingly perfect natural brow look, this Nordstrom bestselling holiday brow set has long been a part of every # BeautyTok-obsessed Queen’s makeup routine.
The My Brow Ultrafine Shape & Define Pencil draws incredibly natural hair-like strokes that last over 12 hours, the brow max fluffs, feathers, and texturizes your brows, and the Gimme Brow + Volumizing Gel creates natural-looking fullness and definition.
Upgrade your beauty-loving best friend’s stash this holiday with this Nordstrom limited-edition beauty box of seven bestselling full-sixes and three deluxe samples, including:
- The full-size Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate – a radiance-boosting serum that visibly hydrates, plumps, and evens tone for healthy-looking skin
- The Full-size Advanced Génifique Eye Cream instantly smooths fine lines and targets wrinkles and dark circles
- The full-size Absolue Revitalizing & Brightening Soft Cream – a luxurious cream that visibly brightens and firms the skin for up to 24 hours
- The full-size Tonique Confort Comfort Rehydrating Face Toner improves skin hydration in 16 minutes
- The Lancôme Holiday Eye & Face Palette featuring a mix of matte and shimmer neutrals
- The full-size Cils Booster XL Lash Primer conditions lashes and boosts mascara results
- The Lash Idôle Mascara in Black targets every lash with clean, fanned-out volume
- Zendaya’s go-to lipstick, the L’absolu Rouge Lipstick, Exotic Orchid 391 (full-size)
- The full-size Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover that whisks away even the most stubborn eye makeup
- La Vie Est Belle EDP, a sweet floral fragrance with notes of vanilla, spun sugar, and sparkling iris
Featuring five travel-sized versions of the brand’s most beloved Pillow Talk eye, lip, and cheek secrets, this on-the-go kit is the perfect beautifying gift set for the Nordstrom-obsessed fan on your gifting list! It includes:
- The Charlotte Tilbury Push-Up Lashes! Mascara in Super Black that adds length, volume, and vertical lift effect to your lashes with this ultra-black amplifying formula
- Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eyeliner – a no-nonsense, berry-brown eyeliner that offers a silky-smooth glide
- Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk Original – a rich, velvety, waterproof lip liner with the power to reshape, resize, and balance your lips for pout perfection
- Matte Revolution Lipstick – a magical, matte lippie with a long-lasting, buildable, hydrating formula
- Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand
Walk into a room wearing this FKA Twigs-inspired fragrance, and someone is def going to notice you because the scent trail of this floral EDP is strong asf.
The Nordstrom’s popular and long-lasting scent is magnified by luxurious jasmine, infused with rich-bourbon vanilla, and awakened by fennel-gentian flower extract.
Featuring a heady cocktail of invigorating Italian lemon and mandarin alongside fresh lavender, crushed green leaves, and a defiant punch of pink pepper, this Nordstrom-popular contemporary fougere fragrance provokes as it seduces.
If you’re looking for a fall/winter perfume that’s powerful and mysterious, allow us to re-introduce you to our all-time favorite obsession – Valentino Borm In Roma.
The warm floral EDP inspired by Roman street style and edgy haute couture features notes of jasmine flowers and sparkling blackcurrant fused with warm vanilla and rich woods to create a fragrance that captures the essence of dark feminine energy.
The gift of really great skin? Priceless. This Estee Lauder skincare set has all the best bedtime essentials that guarantee a fresh-faced, radiant morning.
The brand’s iconic Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Face Serum and the Supreme+ Moisturizer Youth Power Cream are reason enough to shop this set.
The hydrating antioxidant serum is formulated with THD ascorbate – a potent but highly stable and oil-soluble formula that targets the look of dullness, dark spots, and discoloration while diminishing the signs of premature aging.
The saccharide isomerate extract helps reduce the appearance of pores, giving your skin a youthful skin bounce and even tone.
The clinic-inspired exfoliating scrub works harder than any other product; it’s ideal for hard-working Queens needing to scrub off a day’s worth of makeup and grime.
The Nordstrom bestselling formula is packed with physical exfoliants – such as papaya, pineapple, & pumpkin enzymes to lightly buff away dirt, while lactic acid and salicylic acid – AHA & BHA exfoliants – slough away dead skin cells to allow for a brighter complexion.
As far as this Nordstrom gem goes, it really is the teacher’s pet.
Even if you’ve never used it, this trued-and-true skin essential will make your skincare buff bestie giddy and sing your praises all year.
Mario Badescu’s plant-based facial mists are a cult classic – over 100,000 collective Amazon reviews – and work effortlessly to rejuvenate all skin types.
This set includes the following:
- Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater Facial Spray – a hydrating face mist containing clarifying thyme and rejuvenating rose for a healthy, dewy glow
- Aloe, Chamomile & Lavender Spray – a brightening and balancing mist with vitamin C
- Aloe, Cucumber & Green Tea Face Mist – an antioxidant-rich facial spray that rejuvenates wake-up tired, dull skin
- Aloe, Sage, & Orange Blossom Facial Spray – a hydrating, toning, and rebalancing facial mist with clarifying thyme and skin-softening seaweed extract
- Aloe, Adaptogens, & Coconut Water – enriched with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid for a hydrating, healthy-looking glow
If they’ve been searching for a brush that offers a little smoothing with the detangling, look no further than this Nordstrom-loved Tangle Teezer brush, which won’t leave behind a fluffy, frizzy finish.
The professional hair dryer is optimized for curly-haired Queens with four included attachments that pair perfectly with four unique style modes.
The Softtouch 3 Finger Diffuser volumizes, defines, and elevates the natural texture of your strands, the 2 Concentrator attachments direct airflow, giving you greater control during drying or styling, and the Smoothing Comb glides through curls, drying hair faster while stretching and detangling.
What does sea salt do? It thickens hair and gives it a nice, mattey texture that’ll make your man look delicious and sexy this fall.
Gift it to your significant other, crush, or bestie who’s been looking for a luxurious beard and hair gem.
Street fashion meets b-ball authenticity in these distinctly modern and 100% gorgeously feminine Nike Court Vision sneakers.
Gift them to your sneaker-head sister, Nike-obsessed cousin, or even yourself for surviving this year (it was no easy feat).
The Nordstrom bestseller from Kim K’s body-inclusive brand Skims is everyone with a big bust. The buttery-soft bandeau feels like a second skin and offers sturdy support without digging or discomfort.
And the best part?
It is also seamless, can go with any dress or attire, and is available in a wide range of neutral shades (plus some fun colors, too).
Snug as a cup of chamomile tea, this cute little number from Free People is cut from a soft cotton knit in an oversized fit that’ll make you feel warm and fuzzy this fall.
Gift it to your favorite homebody or anyone who just can’t say no to a chunky cardigan. And you don’t have to settle for the pink. Nordstrom is offering a holiday markdown on the ivory, washed black, and washed russet acorn options.