One of the best pieces of gifting advice we’ve received is that if you’re unsure of what someone might like or want, give them something usable, edible, consumable, applicable. That way if they don’t really like it, well, it’s a finite resource. And if they do like it, they can replenish it later—and possibly even think of you. In a way, these exhaustible gifts are experiences. They are sensory but temporary. And beauty and self-care products make for particularly pampering and personal experiences.
This year Nordstrom is the happy host of the British beauty store SPACE.NK. Our shop-in-shops (located in Toronto’s Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, and Domain Northside in Austin, Texas, as well as online) feature a curated selection of the store’s emerging and cult-favorite beauty brands.
“Our expert buyers have scoured the globe looking for the best of the best in beauty and grooming,” says SPACE.NK managing director Noah Rosenblatt, “and we are excited to share these finds with Nordstrom shoppers.”
Almost any of their amazing products would be an original and thoughtful present for someone on your list. And, helpful elves that we are, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites with suggestions for who might most enjoy them.