Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8, but don’t panic! We’ve got you covered with unique gifts perfect for any mom out there. We’ve rounded up 12 ideas ready to provide all the pampering she deserves. What mom wouldn’t love the gift of an at-home spa day?




Get inspired with gift recommendations from our expert Beauty Stylists for anyone on your list—no matter your budget.


Get inspired with gift recommendations from our expert Beauty Stylists for anyone on your list—no matter your budget.


   Taryn Ronning, Pacific Center, Vancouver BC

Going to holiday parties and visiting friends is what this season is all about; but finding the perfect gift can be a real struggle, so I put together my top two gift ideas!

Spend: This is a gift that is sure to bring an ear-to-ear grin to any cosmo-savvy friend! The famous diptyque Baies candle (roses and blackcurrant leaves) comes in two sizes. Baies is the ‘scent of fashion’!

Splurge: I look toward Charlotte Tilbury, the IT girl in beauty! She definitely didn’t disappoint this season with her holiday gift sets! The one that stands out to me is The Gift of Red Carpet Skin set: it has celebrity favorites like Magic Cream, Wonderglow, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Take It All Off Eye Makeup Remover, Supermodel Body and Multi-Miracle Glow Cleanser, Mask and Balm. This set is great for all skin tones and types, it literally has everything you could want, and it will have your gift recipients’ skin red-carpet-ready in 1-2-3!



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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James Webb, a Beauty Stylist at our Fashion Valley store in San Diego, shares his three favorite candles to give and receive. They’re gender neutral and ready for warming the home with fragrance this winter.

diptyque Baies: This scent is currently gracing my living room with hints of red roses and currant leaves. It’s inviting, it’s distinctive and it’s a great way to welcome guests into my home.

NEST Fragrances Blue Garden: This candle is extremely special to me. NEST gives a portion of its proceeds to Autism Speaks. The notes are fresh and floral and leave you wanting more.

Voluspa Maison Noir – Crisp Champagne: Voluspa candles are my go-tos for gift giving. They’re packaged beautifully and priced just right. The Maison Noir scent has hints of vanilla and barrel oak. The sparkling brut champagne is a fun match for a NYE party hostess gift, but this candle is great for any occasion.

SHOP: Candles & Home Scents


Mother’s Day is just a week away, and while every mom is unique, you can never go wrong with a chic fragrance gift that she can enjoy all year. Whether yours prefers the classics or something a little more exotic, one of these distinctive beauty gift sets is sure to suit her special personality.

Tory-Burch-Eau-de-Parfum-Mothers-Day-Gift-SetTory Burch Eau de Parfum Mother’s Day Gift Set

A duet of sharp citrus and bright floral notes, Tory Burch’s debut namesake scent is an essential feminine fragrance that comes in a gorgeous bottle. Set includes eau de parfum and body lotion as well as an additional travel-size eau de parfum spray, all packaged in a sleek, polished box that’s perfect for gifting.

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Stuff Their Stockings with Care

Check off everyone on your nice list, and fill their stockings to the brim. We’ve got plenty of perfectly sized beauty and grooming gifts to make Christmas Day even more cheerful. Get your gifting on with stocking stuffers for her and for him.


Looking for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts or self-indulgent treats? We’ve corralled all our pocket-sized beauty treasures into one convenient place. Shop our stocking stuffers.

Fresh ‘Mangosteen’ Oval Soap | Deborah Lippmann Mini Nail Lacquer Duet
Emi-Jay ‘Initials’ Hair Tie | Bobbi Brown Lip & Eye Palette | Antica Farmacista Home Ambience Perfume



The holiday season is almost upon us, so there’s no time like the present to get the best deals on some valuable beauty buys. Check out our wish list!

1) Clarins 7 Wonders’ Skincare Set (Limited Edition)
Why buy: Experience the best of Clarins with this collection of perfectly sized skincare products.

2) Laura Mercier ‘Luxe Color Wardrobe’ Cheek & Eye Set
Why buy: Meet your ultimate holiday accessory, which features a range of products for eyes and cheeks.

3) Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup® Planner Collection: Pure Romance
Why buy: This exclusive collection—ideal for a girl on the go—features Trish McEvoy’s classic essentials and newest shades housed in a limited-edition lace Makeup Planner.

4) Nordstrom ‘Ultimate Essentials’ Beauty Palette
Why buy: Enjoy over 150 shades for eyes, lips and face.

5) Smashbox ‘Wondervision’ Eye Set
Why buy: The eyeshadow palette has six shades that will leave you looking glamorous, day or evening.

6) Kiehl’s Since 1851 ‘Greatest Hits’ Collection
Why buy: Get Kiehl’s coveted formulations for skin and hair in one convenient gift set.

Embrace the merrymaking season with the latest Holiday Looks.


Need a little inspiration in finding the perfect gift for your dad? Four of our Beauty Stylists are giving us a sneak peek at what they’re giving this year. (Here’s hoping their dads aren’t reading, and we don’t ruin any surprises!)

Alesha Gerner, The Mall at Wellington Green, FL

My father is an entrepreneur, business owner and a father of 4 girls who keep him on his toes. For him, Terre D’Hermès is the perfect cologne. This fresh scent is wonderful for a crisp Northeastern Ohio day, beginning with orange, grapefruit, spices and ending with cedar and vetiver. The Terre D’Hermès Gift Set is a great value at $110 and includes a cologne spray, after-shave balm and shaving foam, all in a beautiful box. This gift set would brighten any Father’s Day!

Cassi Coulter, Mission Viejo, CA

I love my dad! I want him to be around for many more Father’s Days to come. So, in light of his recent skin cancer diagnosis, I would buy him Kiehl’s Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF 50+. It is oil-free, water/sweat resistant and fragrance-free; it’s also light on the skin with no greasy residue. I would also love to lavish him with Bond No. 9 Bleeker Street—a fresh and masculine scent that wears well all day.

Duncan Smith, Westside Pavillion, CA

The perfect gift for Father’s Day this year is the new Kiehl’s Facial Fuel “Heavy Lifting” Moisturizer for men. My father has never been one to really take care of his skin. Just recently he has started to complain about “looking old.” So, when this product launched, he is the first person that I thought of. This multi-tasking cream addresses moisturizing, firming, lifting and anti-aging; it’s also lightweight and doesn’t require a lot of steps to see dramatic results. PERFECT! And when paired with a black Clarisonic Aria, this will get him looking and feeling younger in no time.

Megan Dugan, St. Louis Galleria, MO

My dad is the hardest guy to shop for! He’s a business owner and farmer. His motto growing up was that he would “never have a job that required him to wear a suit,” and it worked out for him! Every year he would be happy just to get some new Gold Toe socks, but I keep finding ways to sneak in some of my personality into his everyday, simple style. I’ve never seen him without a mustache, but the rest of his face is always clean shaven, so I always like to get him new things to use to shave with.

This year I’ll be putting together a goody basket with some Clinique Cream Shave, Kiehl’s After Shave (an alcohol-free herbal toner), Kiehl’s Hand Salve (“manly” hand cream that doesn’t feel greasy and lasts through washes) and some Jo Malone Amber & Lavender Cologne. Jo Malone made this scent specifically for her husband for their 10 year anniversary. If someone makes a fragrance for you, that must mean you’re a pretty great person; I think it would be perfect for my wonderful dad!



Wondering how to spoil the mom in your life for Mother’s Day? A visit to one of our Spa Nordstrom locations is the perfect escape. Even better, with the purchase of a Spa Nordstrom Gift Card for a facial treatment, we’ll include a complimentary Thalgo Collagen Eye Mask Treatment (a $45 value)!*

All of our facial services are targeted to pamper, beautify and correct, but every skin has different needs. We recommend identifying your main skin concerns to help you choose the best treatment.

1. Fine Lines & Anti-Aging?
Almost all of our treatments, especially ones including antioxidants, collagen and proteins, will help soften fine lines.
2. Deeper Lines?
You may want to try an Alpha Beta Hydroxy Restorative Peel, Non-Surgical Facelift or Epidermabrasion Skin Renewal Facial.
3. Dry or problem skin?
This is a job for our Advanced Hydrating Facial, Radiance Facial, or the Organic Luxury Facial (listed under Specialty Facials).
4. Sun Exposure & City Living?
Consider any of our corrective treatments, including the Oxygen Facial, Luminous Age Defense Facial or an Alpha Beta Hydroxy Restorative Peel + Antioxidant Cocktail Facial.
5. Sensitive Skin?
Choose our gentle Desensitizing Facial, specially formulated to soothe (listed under Specialty Facials).

Find your nearest Spa Nordstrom Licensed Skincare Therapist, who can help choose the perfect facial for the best results for you.

There’s a lot more for Mom – and you! – to be found at Spa Nordstrom. Find out about our specialized services in massage, body therapy, nail treatments, men’s therapies and more.

*Offer valid 5/12/13 through 6/1/13. See spa salesperson for details.