The store’s great deals provide the perfect opportunity to shop now for some presents for later.
Selecting just the right gift when you’re short on time can be stressful. Rather than rush through your list a few months from now, why not start chipping away at that holiday list now? Better yet if you can do it on a shoestring. Nordstrom's anniversary sale is offering huge markdowns on just about everything you can think of—from clothing to home décor to customized grilling tools. The sale runs through August 6, which means you still have plenty of time. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve rounded up a few suggestions for the different people in your life. Here, seven picks to look out for:
Copper Edge Marble Lazy Susan
For the hostess, consider this gorgeous lazy Susan. No more awkwardly passing dishes over others at the table. With the help of this swiveling tray, guests can have easy access. The copper detail and marble pattern mean it doubles as dinner party decor in addition to being handy.
To buy: $57; nordstrom.com.
Monogram Passport Case & Luggage Tag
Upgrade a frequent flyer with this two-piece set for her next flight. The distinctive, leather monogrammed luggage tag can help a plain-old suitcase to stand out amidst the masses on the luggage carousel, while the passport case will keep her documents snug.
To buy: $49; nordstrom.com.
‘Fusion’ Lawn Chair
For the avid tailgater, this nifty chair is a fun pick. It not only folds up for portability, but it also comes with a detachable cooler to keep drinks cool and a foldout side table to hold everything from burgers to bags all football season long.
To buy: $89; nordstrom.com.
Monogram Glass Mason Jar Mugs
Hunting for the perfect housewarming gift? Try these adorable monogrammed mason jars. They’ll lend a cozy, laid back vibe without breaking the bank.
To buy: $20; nordstrom.com.
My State Chalkboard Sign
Send the new college student back from winter break with a gift to ease any lingering homesickness. This sweet sign comes with a bold, graphic design that highlights any home state and what it's known for. It looks great left blank and used as wall decor, but also functions as a place to jot down reminders.
To buy: $45; nordstrom.com.
Monogram BBQ Grill Tools
These monogrammed barbeque tools are a good find for any devoted grill master. The set includes 10 professional-grade items that will take grilling to the next level. The personalized zip-up pouch also makes this collection easy to store and transport.
To buy: $32; nordstrom.com.
Elle Filigree Drop Earrings
Come holiday time, sparkle will be part of just about every dress code (even a regular December Wednesday work party can feel more festive with the right jewelry). Stock up on these silver earrings now so you'll have them on hand to gift to the right person when the sparkly season is upon us.
To buy: $40; nordstrom.com.
Skinny Dip Pink Marble Professional Brush Set
If you have a beauty lover in your life, the exact products might be a little personal to pick out yourself. But the tools? Those are a little more universal. Try this comprehensive set of makeup brushes. The bright color and pretty design make them a fun addition to anyone's makeup bag. It has all the basic blending brushes any cosmetics fan could ever want for under $40.
To buy: $35; nordstrom.com.