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8 Tried & True Gifts [Under $100] To Give This Year

December 19, 2019


Erin Schrader

Disclosure: Thank you to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring today’s post. All products were selected, purchased and gifted by yours truly.

Have no fear, your last minute shopping guide is here. Yes, there is still time people. Yes, I am taking full advantage of every single second I can get. Year after year we get asked about the best tried & true gifts to give that are sure to excite — fortunately for you [and me] I’ve done my fair share of shopping for all sorts of goodies for both me and the guys in my life to know what warrants a thumbs up and which gifts you know you’ll be re-gifting next year.

All of the items featured here are a) under $100 and b) from Nordstrom. You have until noon EST on December 22nd to order in time for Christmas Eve delivery [for FREE]! This my friend is all sorts of exciting and deep sigh of relief inducing. If you know Nordstrom at all you know you can count on quality trusted brands and customer service reps that you’ll want to invite to your next Christmas dinner. If you have a store close to you, be sure to take advantage of their FREE IN STORE WRAPPING [why yes I did take advantage of this last weekend and yes it was amazing]. The friendliest Elves I ever did see [and plan to see every year from here on out]. Make sure to check out Nordstrom’s own curated gift guides with ideas for anyone in your life,
and at any price point. Without further ado, I present to you the best tried & true gifts for him and her!

For Her

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic RobeIf you’ve ever experienced Barefoot Dreams, you know how heavenly it is. The fabric is the cuddliest, softest thing you’ll ever experience. I have owned this robe for years and wear it every single day as I get ready [and want to warm up at night]. This is a luxe gift to give to any lady in your life – mothers, sisters and friends included!

Jo Malone London(TM) Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne My scent of choice, thanks to LIY readers. I’ve been wearing this Jo Malone London(TM) Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne  for a year or so now and the scent doesn’t get old to me. Who doesn’t love a little sea salt air combined with a slightly woody scent weaved in? It’s not overwhelming in the slightest but enough to make you feel put together for the day!

UGG® Pom Pom Fleece Lined Socks If there was one item I was buying for $50 I’d have it be these UGG® Pom Pom Fleece Lined Socks. Words can’t explain just how cozy and warm they are thanks to the fleece that goes throughout. I wear these nightly in the winter to keep not just my feet but ankles and legs warm as well. Nobody’s feet will be sad inside of these, guaranteed.

slip for beauty sleep slip(TM) for beauty sleep Slipsilk(TM) Pure Silk Pillowcase The “it” gift of the year — this slip for beauty sleep slip(TM) for beauty sleep Slipsilk(TM) Pure Silk Pillowcase  was everywhere in Nordstrom when I was in-store last weekend. From the pillowcase to the sleep mask, hair scrunchies and more, silk is definitely taking over the nighttime game and I’m not mad about it. This pillowcase helps with anti-aging, bed head and is nice and cool which I love!

For Him

Bose® SoundLink® Micro Bluetooth® Speaker You can’t beat the sound that comes out of this little guy. I bought this for Shawn years ago and we still use it almost nightly. It’s a little thing but produces BIG [incredible] sound! It’s bluetooth which means it’s portable and for the sale price of $69 you don’t want to miss out! Perfect for your dad, brother, son, etc!

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag and UGG® Scuff Slipper
Two tried and true gifts for him that you can’t go wrong with. First up, this Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffle Bag which is awesome for any guy you know on the go! Shawn uses this frequently for weekend getaways and we both love that it has a separate zipper compartment for shoes [nobody wants dirty shoes piled with clean clothes]! As you can see sticking out of the bag, the beloved UGG® Scuff Slippers which will keep his feet warm around the house while looking “cabin chic” as I like to think 😉

Last but not least, the star of the men’s gift list — Patagonia Better Sweater® Quarter Zip Jacket This sweater has been a go-to gift for any guy on my list for the past two years and I promise it always quickly becomes one of the most worn items in any gents closet! Your dad, husband, brother — it doesn’t matter what age, they are bound to love it! It’s not bulky but provides great warmth and keeps ’em comfortable all day long!

And just like that, your shopping is now complete 😉 I hope this post was helpful for those last minute gifts you’re waiting to get! Happy holidays! 

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  1. Julie says:

    Great gift ideas but I’m a little sad that the sweater you’re wearing isn’t included. I love that shade of blue. Is it from Nordstrom too?

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