Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Each year around this time Nordstrom has their HUGE Anniversary Sale. And, unlike other sales in July/August that are reducing summer stock to make way for fall/winter appearal, Nordstom's has amazing deals on coats, boots, trousers etc. It's a great time to stock up on basics and splurge on a few luxury items.  It's also a strategic start to your Christmas shopping. I know, it's only July, but hey you've got to start sometime and why not take adavantage of the savings now?! You'll be grateful you did when December rolls around.  So here are my top gift giving pics from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

A personalized gift, even one as simple as a monogramed bag, shows you've really thought about that person, and had them in mind for this particular item. It's tempting to stock up on these types of totes, especially at ($20 a piece), but be warned if you end up giving the same bag within your circle of family and friends. They'll probably find out and feel less special, UNLESS you make it a deliberate point of getting your gang of girls the same, yet individualized gift. 

Personally, I love receiving beauty gifts, and kits or systems are a no-brainer. 

This "novelty" item is certainly way more interesting than a scarf or hand cream. 

And speaking of totes, a fun reusable wine bag is a perfect "whenever" gift, for Christams, birthday, or especially as hostess gift WITH a bottle of win in tow. 

Like the tote above I'm tempted to buy this cardi for all of the ladies on my gift list. It comes in three different shades so I can mix it up with my female friends and family. Giving luxurious loungewear, which is not something people buy for themselves, is another thoughtful gift idea to show you care. 

These earring are timeless, elegant, and glamorous. I'm thinking maybe for my Mother. I myself don't have pierced ears, neither does my bestie. And really, my Mother is the only woman for which I would buy such a fancy item. 

From longewear to straight-up PJs. Again, getting several pairs for your gift-giving circle is an option with pajamas. A matching pair for your favorite couple is an especially cute idea. Mr. Keller and I gifted each other matching Ralph Lauren PJs years ago, and we got he exact same pair for his borther and sister-in-law, are holiday pics are very casual chic, as you can imagine. 

And for the menfoldk on your list:

Normally I loathe polo shirts (unless worn on the golf course or tennis court). The majority of polo options out there are in horrendous material, and men tend to wear them way oversize and baggy, bleck! HUHEVAH, when you don Lacoste, the original brand for polos and it properly fits, then I'm less likely to gag/judge you up and down. So if you must wear a polo shirt keep to the original.  

I love that you can swap out the straps for this timepiece. A very versatile gift for man or woman. 

This Ted Baker card case is not the most thoughtful, original, or interesting gift idea, but in a pinch it's a quality opiton.

So, while yes it's still July, it's never to early to think about upcoming gift-giving occasions come fall and winter, especially when you can score some deals with Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale (and pick up a few goodies for yourself while you're at it). 

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