When it comes to Christmas shopping, you can never start early enough. We all understand that this time of year can be extremely stressful as you rummage through stores trying to find the perfect gift for loved ones. Here to help with all your shopping needs and conveniently located on 520 North Michigan Avenue is Nordstrom.
If you are a usual shopper, you already know how amazing the store is. Anything you are searching for can be found at Nordstrom. If you aren’t familiar with the store you have to check it out! Nordstrom is the place to be for all holiday shopping needs. They do much more than provide complimentary gift wrapping, crisp alterations, free personal styling services, and online shipping that will have your treasures under the tree by Christmas. Now, Nordstrom has released a selection of their favorite gifts for the 2011 holiday season.
In the gift guide release, Nordstrom has created 10 categories of the type of people you may find yourself shopping for (with a description of each so you can pinpoint exactly who fits where) and a few suggestions. With this guide, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for every personality.
For the Chic Comedienne: Never wears ‘just anything.’ Excels at witty party banter. Miscellaneous is her favorite category. Knows what she can get away with.
Willow & Clay faux-fur jacket with leather trim in wine, $148. In Savvy.
Alexis Bittar hand-carved Lucite/Swarovski crystals hinged bangles in charcoal or mauve rose, $255-$345. In Fashion Jewelry.
Kate Spade New York ‘Coin a Phrase’ leather pouches with three different whimsical phrase: ‘penny for your thoughts’ in red, ‘cents and nonsense’ in pink or ‘live colorfully’ in green, $75. iPhone 4-compatible plastic phone case in green-multi or white/gold/black, $40. ‘Shuffled Spade’ Lacey PVC wallet in black or scarlet, $155. All in Handbags at Nordstrom and online at nordstrom.com.
For the Downtown Girl: Walks in flats. Cabs in heels. Her real life starts at 5:00 pm. She uses ‘lunch’ as a verb.
Mac ‘Festive Frost’ Face Kit, $59.50. ‘Make It Perfect’ Brush Kit, $49.50. ‘Iced Delights’ Lip Bag, $38. Snowglobe Eye Shadow Palette in Warm, Cool or sultry, $38. All in Cosmetics.
Sperry Top Sider ‘A/O’ handsewn boat shoe in black glitter or charcoal glitter, $89.95. In Women’s Shoes.
Michael Kors Black ceramic or coated stainless steel chronographic watches, $250-$495. In Fashion Jewelry.
UGG Australia ‘Lattice Cardy’ boot in black or charcoal, $139.95. In Women’s Shoes.
UGG Australia Tech gloves compatible with smart phones and MP3 players in black and chestnut, $95. Exclusively at Nordstrom in Fashion Accessories and online at nordstrom.com.
For the Timeless Eclectic: Delights in the unexpected. Even makes peals look a little subversive. Gardenias, not roses. Has a tongue-in-cheek approach to tradition.
Caslon cable dolman turtleneck in beige, heather mushroom, heather blue pearl or heather charcoal, $88. In Point of View.
Hunter ‘Original High Gloss’ boot in vintage yellow, graphite, black or royal purple, $125. Fleece ‘Welly’ socks in navy blue (also in other colors), $30. Patterned socks in multi-stripe or leopard, $40. Basket-weave socks in pink (also in other colors), $40. In Salon Shoes.
Jo Malone Travel Candle Cologne Collection includes five 0.3 fl. oz. bottles of the most wished-for Jo Malone fragrances, $95. In Fragrances.
Cole Haan woven hobo in Prussian Blue (also in other colors), $348. In Handbags.
SOFTT ‘Barbourne’ lace-up boot in mogano brown, $219.95. In Women’s Shoes.
Franco Sarto ‘Spike’ lace-up bootie in black, $139.95. In Women’s Shoes.
For the Modern Sensualist: If she could, she’d have everything in cashmere. Great conversation is priceless. Her lifestyle is an art form.
Elie Tahari hooded wrap in mink (brown), $550. In Coats.
Via Spiga ‘Acacia’ suede bootie in granite or black, $250. In Salon Shoes.
Movado Bold Swiss-made watches with signature dot at twelve o’clock. Gold-tone plated stainless steel, $850. Black/gold-toe with leather, $350. Both available in Fashion Jewelry.
Elliott Luca woven clutch with shoulder strap in metallic gold, $128. In Handbags.
CHANEL Les Deux Scintillantes Glossimer Duo Set plus a mini Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in Nude and a sharpener, all in an elegant CHANEL makeup bag, $55. Exclusively at Nordstrom in Cosmetics and online at nordstrom.com.
For the Social Butterfly: Is connected, even when she’s lounging. Dresses for class in 5 minutes. Secretly likes some of your music. Studies all night. Knows it all by day.
PJ Salvage flannel pajamas in black skulls pattern. Also available in multi shoes, aqua cupcakes, pink drinks, leopard and charcoal scotties, $54. In Lingerie.
TOMS classic slip-ons in multicolor or metallic, $53.95. Herringbone fleece-lined slip-on in oatmeal, $59.95. Exclusively at Nordstrom in BP. Shoes and online at nordstrom.com.
Frenchi Nordic-print sweater vest in cream, $68. In BP.
Lulu infinity faux-fur scarf in ivory/camel, $18. In BP.
For the Cardio Queen: Carb loads because she can. Wakes up bright-eyed. Wears spandex judiciously. Not above wearing makeup on treadmill.
Nike ‘Pro Hyperwarm’ printed half-zip top in club purple, $65. ‘Pro Thermal’ crew in desert pink, $50. ‘Pro Combat Hyperwarm’ tights in black, $50. All available in Women’s Active.
Zella quilted jacket with hood, converts to a vest in black or dark smoke, $148. Seamless mockneck in purple chute or blue empire, $48. ‘Live-in Legging,’ with hidden pocket in black, $52. ‘Balance’ pants with hidden pocket in black, $64. All available exclusively at Nordstrom in Women’s Active and online at nordstrom.com.
Nike ‘Free TR Fit Winter’ training shoe in grey/platinum/cherry, turquoise/silver/purple, platinum/metallic/berry or black geranium/silver, $85. In BP. Shoes.
For the Cool Kids: Ambassadors of fun. On Santa’s ‘Nice List.’ Sneaky shakers of presents. Will get to their homework as soon as they finish dressing up the dog.
Spacecraft toddler hat with animal ears in brown, light pink, or grey, $20. In Infants and Toddlers.
Peek..Aren’t Your Curious Girls’ and boys’ cotton tees. “Sugar and Spice,” or “Frogs and Snails,” $28 each. In Kids’ Wear.
Disney ‘It’s a Small World’ Collection noveltytee in cranberry, $26. Available exclusively at Nordstrom in Kids’ Wear and online at nordstrom.com.
The North Face ‘Denali’ thermal gloves in parachute purple, fusion pink, octopus blue or black, $27. In Kids’ Wear.
The North Face ‘Oso’ hoodie in fusion pink/graphite grey or gravity purple; also in white, $65. Deep water blue/graphite grey or silver, $65. In Kids’ Wear.
For the Gentleman: Loves his pocket-square. Avoids slang. Lives in tweed. Tells a good joke. Knows how to rock cuff links.
Burberry ‘Giant Icon’ cashmere scarf in kingfisher blue check, $375. In Men’s Furnishings.
The North Face ‘La Paz’ jacket in asphalt grey, $179.
AG ‘Protégé’ straight-leg jeans in ‘Theo’ wash, $188. In Men’s Sportswear.
UGG Australia ‘Hannen’ boot in cordovan, $239.95. ‘Wrangell’ pull-on boot in mudslide/chocolate, $219.95. ‘Butte’ boot in black, $239.95. All in Men’s Shoes.
For the Boyfriend: Just scruffy enough. He’ll do anything to make you laugh. Wears what he feels good in. Only has eyes for you.
Michael Kors sleep T-shirt in graphite blue, $29.50. Woven pajama pants in dark navy, $39.50. Both available in Men’s Furnishings.
Diesel black coated stainless steelchronographic watches, $195- $350. All available in Fashion Jewelry.
Converse ‘Jack Purcell’ slip-on shoes in chocolate, oatmeal or dark grey, $79.95. In Men’s Shoes.
For the Person who has Everything:
Give the gift of a Nordstrom Personal Stylist this season. It’s complimentary, easy to set up and a great way to create a fun, one-on-one shopping experience for that special someone. You can also send your list to one of our Personal Stylists and they’ll save you time by shopping the entire store for you. Nordstrom Beauty Stylists are also available to take care of the beauty lovers on your list.
Surprise the hard-to-please people on your list with a Nordstrom Gift Card that fits every style, size and personality. You can purchase a gift card at any sales counter, at nordstrom.com or by calling 1(877)771-GIFT. You can even email a Virtual Gift Card for use in Nordstrom stores and online.
There you are, Nordstrom has your back. Now it’s up to you to narrow down your options. For photos of a particular item check out the slideshow.