NORDSTROM Holiday 2016 Beauty Gift Guide

Having perfected the art of temptation, beauty buyers at Nordstrom deliver some of the most unique holiday gift options. Well, the season is here and this year’s offers are so good on so many levels, you can take care of the entire shopping list one-stop-shop style. With countless perks like free shipping, free returns and free samples why would you even think about dealing with crowds or traffic? That’s like, so 90’s.

Consistently in touch with their customer, always on trend and considerate of every budget, Nordstrom zooms in on strictly the very best of the beauty industry. Covering skin, color, gadgets, fragrance and always inclusive of the male grooming arena, the hundreds of options may actually make your head spin. If you’re stumped by that someone impossible to shop for, I’ve put together a handful of suggestions. All safe winners. Oh, and obviously treat yoself.


La Mer Mini Miracles

This Nordstrom Exclusive duo serves deluxe size realness of the iconic Creme de La Mer Moisturizing Cream (.5 oz jar) and the multi-purpose booster companion in the new Renewal Oil (.17 oz bottle). Perfect for holiday travel and a fantastic entry point to the legendary brand, these complexion transforming formulas are a must buy. $85 ($125 value)


Kiehl’s Radiance Collection

Sets like this one bring me so much joy. Almost a full on skincare routine (sans cleanser), this comprehensive line up is studded with Kiehl’s superstars. First, you’re getting the full size of one of the most amazing products ever made: Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. Complement it with the fabulous Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Masque, Daily Reviving Concentrate, Ultra Facial Cream and Dark Spot Solution and you’re set for a month of looking amazing. For $70. That’s insane.


Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Collection

The ultimate splurge, this complete set of ever evolving Advanced Night Repair superstars is a treat we all deserve. If your skin is demonstrating signs of fatigue, fine lines or uneven tone, this full on system will deliver truly impressive results. A fan of literally, every formula in this gift set, I am very much jonesing for a box myself… $378 ($425 value)


FOREO IRIS™ Illuminating Eye Massager Set

Admittedly, I’ve been a skeptic of this particular FOREO invention. Hashtag blessed hashtag literally, my Nordstrom swag bag included this magical set and I cannot imagine using an eye cream without my IRIS™ now. Utilizing a T-Sonic™ technology, this massaging device forces any eye treatment deeper into the skin for a significantly more dramatic performance. Read: firm, revived and rested look. Paired with Kate Somerville goodies, this set is not to be missed. $139 ($181 value)


Clarins ‘Hand It To Nature’ Trio

Between the freezing temperatures and the shaking of many hands during holiday parties, the Nordstrom Exclusive Clarins Scented Hand and Nail Treatment Cream Trio is very much worth considering. Putting an aromatic twist on the flawless formula, the set features Orange, White Tea and Fig Leaf Extracts in these pocket size staples. You need a set. I want a set. Think car, desk drawer and jacket pocket. $30


Diptyque Holiday Candle Trio

The home fragrance trifecta. Known for some of the best home decor accents that also smell amazing, Diptyque debuts a limited-edition votive set for the ultimate holiday accent. The vivid glass jars contribute a three act performance that includes Sparkling Incense, Delicious Spices and The Festive Fire Tree. Sophisticated and spot on, the unique blend injects every living space with an unmistakable holiday spirit. Gorgeous and impressive, this is your answer for that hostess with the mostest conundrum. $100


CHANEL Give It Shine Lip Trio

Fun fact: you can’t go wrong with the CHANEL Give It Shine Lip Trio. Everybody loves the long-wearing best-seller that is Glossimer and this chic combination of Seashell and Wild Rose shades will work with every skin tone and coloring. Paired with the Gloss Volume Plumping Lip Gloss and packaged in an adorable pouch, this limited edition set will score you a gold star. For moms who say they she don’t need anything, don’t listen–get Mom this set. $92


BOBBI BROWN ‘Bobbi’s Beauty Book’

Not your average palette, this full face compilation of Bobbi’s favorites includes six eyeshadows, a bronzing powder duo, lip gloss, mascara and all the necessary brushes. Consider this gift option for those constantly on the go or who prefer a subtle, more natural approach to color. As someone who can’t live without Bobbi Brown’s bronzing powder, I can vouch for its transformative powers. Desk to dinner in five. $95


VIKTOR&ROLF Spiecebomb Extreme Set

Yes, Spicebomb is a men’s fragrance and yes, everyone considers it unisex but the Extreme version is even more masculine with a supercharged blend of Grapefruit, Black Pepper and Pimento Berries. The additional hints of Plum and Smoke make this sweet and spicy medley a stellar cold weather pick for the guy in your life. Full size for the bathroom, travel size for the gym bag. Win, win. $130 ($175 value)


Jack Black Mr. Big Set

A proper grooming regimen in three easy steps for the guy in your life who needs some persuading on the importance of cleansing, shaving and moisturizing properly. Adopting a direct approach to skincare and still playing on our masculinity, Jack Black’s Mr. Big exclusive collection is a complete system whose tubes and bottles will last for months. C’mon…an 8.5 oz. bottle of daytime moisturizer? MONTHS. $75 ($113 value)

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1 Comment

  1. November 8, 2016 / 11:19 am

    Oh, is it that time of the year already?? 😄 Love your guide, Bart. I’m actually very tempted to get La Mer Mini Miracles since I’ve been super curious about this brand. I might just treat myself after all! ✨❤️️

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