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Giving the perfect gift is right up there on the list of things that feel amazing, but it just got even better. Nordstrom is now donating 1% of Gift Card proceeds to our nonprofit partners. That means when you give, you give twice. You give powerfully.

We believe in connecting with and empowering the communities we are part of, so we’re thrilled to be supporting organizations that positively impact our cities. As part of our 2015 focus on youth and kids, your Gift Card contributions will help Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Clubs, Special Olympics and other like-minded enterprises as they literally change the world.

For a closer look at how one Northwest-based charity transforms lives via a quintessential childhood experience, keep reading.

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Sure, that’s easy. Just follow the link to: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone

(Or, take our LA crew’s lead and go for something short and sweetly sexy like the romper shown here from BCBGMAXAZRIA.)

GIF image by Andrew McLeod for Nordstrom | Styled by Alexandra Hartle | Hair & Makeup by Jessica Later | Art Direction by Rosemary Cassidy

The Nordstrom blogs team recently went poking around the vaults for a little inspiration, and we totally found it. Truth is, we got a little giddy looking back over decades’ worth of some real retro styles in our catalog archives. So much so, we’re taking the best of the best live with our Throwback Thursday series on Men’s Shop Daily—and starting now, here, with this special holiday edition.

While thumbing through our 1975 ‘Gift Selector,’ it really hit us: there are things in there that we’d still actually dig unwrapping ourselves and giving to others for the holidays. In fact, it was a pretty hard list to narrow down, but here are the top 15 gifts we’re vibing on for friends and family, guys and gals, ironic, iconic and otherwise.

1. These oversized sunglasses and some versatile silk scarvesso many ways to wear them.

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From jeans and a simple blouse to an unembellished cocktail dress, a pendant necklace adds polished perfection to any occasion. Right now, we’re particularly into pendants full of big personality—beautiful eye-catchers that aren’t afraid of getting noticed.

Pictured:
Cara Accessories Faceted Crystal Teardrop Pendant Necklace
Nordstrom ‘Holiday Treasure – Love’ Statement Pendant Long Necklace
Elizabeth and James ‘Antler’ Round Pendant Necklace
House of Harlow 1960 Long Statement Pendant Necklace

November 22, 2011

Gifts for Her Under $100

We love gift giving, but sometimes a helping hand to find the perfect item would be welcome. Here are just a few of our Gift Guide favorites under $100, with further inspiration for all price ranges.

1 – Cashmere & Sweaters. A cashmere scarf, pair of gloves and sweater should be a staple in every woman’s closet. We love all types of sweaters, but the decadence and versatility of a classic cashmere V-neck is always a go-to for looking put together. [Pictured: Only Mine V-Neck Cashmere Sweater. $79]

2 – Handbags & Tech Accessories. The perfect handbag is a girl’s best friend. Find inspiration for the gift of a new companion in our top-rated gift handbags. Or, help her personalize her favorite gadget with tech accessories. [Pictured: kate spade new york rigid iPhone 4 & 4S cover. $40]

3 – Denim. If you’re giving the gift of denim, we suggest bold colors and prints on skinny silhouettes. Shop our denim trend guide for more looks she’ll love. [Pictured: Blue Essence Colored Denim Skinny Jeans. $98]

4 – Shoes & Slippers. A comfortable slipper or casual shoe is a great place to start when it comes to giving footwear, and there are plenty of ideas in our customer favorites. We’re fond of these Sperry Top-Sider® rain boots, which come in a rainbow of colors and are much more fun for rainy-day puddle jumping than our favorite Louboutin heels.  [Pictured: Sperry Top-Sider ‘Pelican’ Tall Rain Boot. $69.95]

5 – Gift Cards. If you’re having trouble deciding what she’ll love the most, how about letting her choose with the gift of a shopping spree? Go with her and make a day of it shopping and catching up. [Pictured: Nordstrom Joyous Wishes. $25-$1,000]

6 – Jewelry & Watches. Earrings, simple necklaces, bracelets and watches are all classics, but we’re especially smitten with a great set of bangles. Their sparkling stackability means they can perk up anything from denim to date night. [Pictured: Nadri Pavé Bangle. $58]

7 – Scarves, Hats & Gloves. Everyone needs cold-weather accessories, which is probably why these are among the most given of gifts. (We keep a few extra on hand for unexpected guests.) But staying warm doesn’t mean she needs to be disconnected—these tech gloves let her use her gadget without taking them off. [Pictured: Echo ‘Touch’ Tech Gloves. $35]

8 – Outerwear. Keep her cozy with fleece. Keep her trendy with faux fur. Or give her versatility with a beautiful cape—it’s an outerwear essential. [Pictured: KUT from the Kloth Toggle Cape. $98]

9 – Sleepwear, Robes & Lingerie. Intimate items and sleepwear for lounging can make great gifts. We especially love the bold stripes and bright colors of these Josie robes. [Pictured: Josie ‘Tutti Fruity’ Terry Robe. $68]

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An old brooch, a beautiful button, sprigs of fragrant evergreen—these are just a few of the creative touches you can add to your wrappings this season for a personalized gift that incorporates a bit of stylish whimsy. It’s a perfect way to add that extra-thoughtful touch to a standard paper and bow. See more inspirational ways to repurpose items you already have around your home at Design*Sponge.


Still haven’t found the perfect gift to put in the box? Find out if your friends and family have created a Wish List this year, or see all our gifts under $100 for him or for her.

With temperatures dropping and rainy days coming, it’s the perfect time of year to climb into comfort. From movie nights and lazy days to a few stolen moments cuddling up, here’s how we’re keeping cozy at home. And it goes without saying—any of these make a perfect-for-anyone gift.

Loungewear
For her: Make & Model. Mix or match any of their tees ($22) and pants ($28). Both for $38.

For him: Daniel Buchler. Super soft, and each piece is only $39.

Throws
Snuggle up with your favorite hot drink under one of these Nordstrom-exclusive throws. Starting at $38.

Slippers
Keeping your toes toasty.
For her: Slippers, slipper socks and boots. Starting at $10.

For him: Styles to suit any man. From $29.95.