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Last-Minute Gifts From Nordstrom’s Olivia Kim and Her Dog Spy


By Rajni Jacques and Brittany Adams for Elle

Photographer: Andy Ryan; prop stylist: Vanessa Barrantes; hair and makeup: Jezz Hill

Fear not, procrastinators! If you haven’t begun holiday shopping yet, there’s still time to find the perfect present for everyone on your list. We enlisted our supercool Vice President of Creative Projects, Olivia Kim—and her adorable French bulldog, Spy–for a lesson in one-stop shopping. “Spy is my secret weapon,” says Kim. “He’s a distinguished older gentleman who knows what he’s looking for and goes straight for it!”


Gifts for the Dog Lover or Stylish Pet…


“Spy gets whatever he wants! At Nordstrom stores, he knows all the sales associates who have treats behind the counter.”

Clockwise from Top Left: RichPaw Grey Dog Hoodie, from $12,; Found my Animal Rope & Leather Pet Collar, $62; Found My Animal Prismatic Adjustable Pet Leash, $64; Ellen Degeneres Chapanima Sneaker, $98; Areaware Fauna Pug Pouch, $15,


Gifts to Pamper Your Mom, Bestie (or #TreatYourself)…


“I’m always down for a mani-pedi, especially a holiday-inspired one. Growing up, we had clementines and tangerines in bowls around the house, so that smell always reminds me of this time of year.”

Clockwise from Top Left: Morgan Lane Lacey Lids Sleeping Mask, $110, and Mini Mask Corey Silk Lounge Shorts, $198; Christian Louboutin Holiday Rouge Louboutin Lip Colour Collection, $270; MAC Helmut Newton Studio Nail Lacquer (in Berlin), $13; Le Labo ‘Santal 26’ Vintage Tin Candle, $65; UGG ‘Amary’ Slipper, $110


Gifts for the Quirky Girl in Your Life…


“The best kinds of gifts feel one-of-a-kind and special, just like the people who matter most in your life.”

Clockwise from Top Left: FREECITY Featherweight Sweatpants, $125; JIWINAIA Troll Drop Earrings, $220; Chronicle Books ‘Hot Dudes Reading’ 2017 Wall Calendar, $15; Species by the Thousands Protection Spell Kit, $32; Alexander Wang ‘Fumo’ Leather Wristlet, $195


Gifts for Your Favorite Tech Geek…


“I’m a huge believer in practical gifts, but you also can’t go wrong with a totally new-and-unnecessary gadget that will impress the person receiving it—and all their friends.”

Clockwise from Top Left: Parrot Mambo Minidrone with Cannon & Grabber, for similar styles visit; Audio Pro Addon T3 Portable Speaker, $249; Marshall Major II Bluetooth Headphones, $150; Pro-Ject Audio Elemental USB Turntable, $279; Clive Coffee Ratio Eight Edition Coffee Machine, $595,


Gifts from Olivia Kim’s Personal Wish List…


“My husband Alex is such a thoughtful gift giver because he takes notes throughout the year. Right now, I have my eye on a winter white look from Nordstrom’s SPACE capsule. Plus smart luggage and red shoes to Xmas-ize any outfit.”

Clockwise from Top Left: Molly Goddard Eve Top, $295; Sulwhasoo Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Lifting Mist, click here for similar items; Simone Rocha Embellished Mary Jane, $798; Raden The A22 22 Inch Wheeled Carry-On Suitcase, $295; Snow Beach: Snowboarding Style 86-96 by Alex Dymond, $40,; Molly Goddard Grace Skirt, $500

Olivia Kim’s Escalator outfit: Toga leopard print and denim jacket, $456; Levi’s Jeans, $158. Olivia Kim’s Beauty Counter outfit: Moncler cashmere sweater, $740. Spy’s bag: Marc Jacobs small shutter bag, $325. Olivia Kim’s Cafe outfit: Topshop sweater, click here for similar styles; Levi’s jeans, $158. Spy’s bow tie: John W. Nordstrom silk bow tie, click here for similar styles. Olivia Kim’s walking through the mall outfit: Levi’s jeans, $158; Toga coat leopard print and denim jacket, $456; Miu Miu flats, click here for similar styles