Must-Shop Holiday Beauty with Nordstrom

Must-Shop Holiday Beauty with Nordstrom via. The Pacific Standard |

This post was written in partnership with Nordstrom, all opinions are 100% my own!

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, the holiday season is the best time to invest in beauty! Whether you're purchasing for a friend or for yourself, Nordstrom has plenty of exclusive beauty gifts to check off your shopping list. Most of the women in my family appreciate a great beauty-themed gift and between Diptyque, Charlotte Tilbury, and Jo Malone there's something for everyone. See which products are on my gift list and which items I’ll be picking up for my own holiday beauty looks!

Must-Shop Holiday Beauty with Nordstrom via. The Pacific Standard |
Must-Shop Holiday Beauty with Nordstrom via. The Pacific Standard |


Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint a particular shade or color to give, so gift-sets are a great alternative that also allows the receiver to test out a variety of shades. This set from Bobbi Brown is an excellent buy that includes five classic lip colors from nude to bold red. If you happen to have teenagers on your shopping list, Clinique and Lime Crime each have great value sets that’ll be sure to bring about a smile! Nordies also has an impressive selection of home fragrances and candles, perfect for hostess gifts. Nest Candles are always a fan favorite, and typically the brand releases delicious-smelling holiday scents.

Of course, you can’t forget about the man in your life! I typically always purchase cologne for Kevin for Christmas. You can’t beat the price and normally can find a deluxe gift set. I’ve been eyeing Chanel Bleu or Victor&Rolf’s SpiceBomb, which smells incredible!


Most of us are guilty of also doing a bit of holiday shopping for ourselves while picking up things for others. I always find holiday gift sets to have incredible value and like to pick up items I know I’ll get use of throughout the year. If you’ve been shopping at Nordstrom for awhile you’ll be very familiar with their 33 oz. Creme de Corps, which is by far one of the best buys! I also use this time of year to try new brands (to me). I’ve been dying to try Charlotte Tilbury* and this eye palette is stunning, especially for this time of year!

I also find perfume sets to have great value, should you be in the market Le Labo and Aerin have beautifully boxed discovery kits. Don’t forget that Nordstrom also offers plenty of Beauty Trend Event this season! You can simply RSVP online or ask for accommodations by calling or stopping by the beauty counter, located within your local Nordstrom (more details here.)

*If you prefer to try before you by take advantage of Nordstrom’s complimentary beauty services and free samples (which I love to do for fragrances!)