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Nordstrom is the latest in a string of retailers offering steep discounts online prior to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales with its Holiday Deals sale that starts now. We’ve extensively covered Nordstrom’s biggest sales in the past and are bringing that expertise to sniff out actually good finds — from apparel to beauty to home décor — among the over 15,000 discounted products that are part of this event. And if your gift shopping is already in full swing, we’ve flagged items like stemless wineglasses or a Glamglow face mask set that would make great presents. The sale lasts until November 27, but don’t dillydally, as a lot of these picks are likely to go out of stock fairly quickly. Scroll down to see our picks, and see everything on sale here.
An easy-to-layer, long-sleeve tee for just $12. We like this striped number that would be a welcome addition to any Francophile’s wardrobe.
A few pairs of boots from Dr. Martens are on sale in white if you’re over basic black. This lace-up version has a cool zipper detail on the side.
Overalls are an easy and chic way to put an outfit together in a snap. As a corduroy fan, I’m eyeing this pair from Free People.
Some extra-wide flares to flaunt at yoga class.
These extremely fuzzy slippers will make wintertime more fun.
Our all-time favorite bra is 40 percent off (in select colors). It’s consistently a top seller with Strategist readers; writer Molly Lamoureux even calls it “the unicorn of undergarments” for its comfort and support.
A cute way to get some shut-eye.
Creative director and writer Brynn Walker dubbed this one of the best affordable watches — it “looks like a more elevated Swatch,” he says. It’s made from recycled plastic and is incredibly light — and if you’d prefer clear instead of this punchy tangerine shade, that’s also part of the sale.
These go-with-everything joggers are just $18.
This versatile pullover will keep you warm while running errands or as a layer on a hike.
These cushy running shoes are from Brooks, a brand loved by Strategist staffers and pro runners alike. (They’re also available in women’s sizes.)
Hoka trail runners make a great gift for outdoorsy types; one expert we spoke to lauded their grippy soles in particular, which have “tons of cushion and great toe protection.”
Whether they’re looking to hydrate, brighten, or unclog pores, this mask set is the perfect stocking stuffer for the self-care obsessee.
For the full spa experience, try this trio of bath essentials from Herbivore. We particularly love the body polish, which buffs away dead skin without leaving any redness or raw patches (thanks, coconut oil). Strategist writer Tembe Denton-Hurst also notes that the rose scent is pleasant without being overpowering.
’Tis the season for a classic red lip. This one dries to a soft-matte finish.
This melatonin-boosted and collagen-infused powder can be mixed into water or milk for a relaxing nighttime beverage.
If you’re adverse to gel hand sanitizer, this lightweight spray-on formula will do the trick.
These tiny cocottes are only five-and-a-half inches wide but can hold a big variety of dishes, from mini-potpies to individual berry crumbles.
Or, if you’d like to jump straight to Christmas décor, there’s this faux-fur tree skirt that reminds us of freshly fallen snow.
This set of four hot-cocoa-ready mugs from Spode is half off.
Stemless is in right now. These are trendy but also practical: They’re dishwasher-safe and break-resistant in case a guest has butterfingers.
A high-tech wine preserver is perfect for your in-laws who prefer to have just one glass with dinner.
A coffee-bean grinder so sleek you’ll actually want to display it on your countertop.
This fun bike helps kids balance — and burn off some energy.
A faux-fur jacket that will make a new baby even more cuddly, complete with little bear ears attached to the hood.
Keep dribbles at bay with a two-pack of baby bibs. The ramen print is perfect for a future foodie— plus, it’s made from machine-washable muslin and has snap enclosures that adjust as they grow.
Our investigation into elementary-school students’ favorite things found that many of them are into space-themed clothing. The appliqués on this dress are especially adorable.
A pair of playground-stomping sneakers that are comfortable and look cool.
Available in sizes 7 through 12, this baseball-style tee and pajama pants set are a good gift for a sporty kid.
These incredibly cute animal-shaped snack bags are reusable — and made of dishwasher-safe silicone.
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