After more than a year of staring at our outdated decor and make-shift cloffices, we are ready to give our homes a much-needed refresh. That’s why we're feeling extra grateful for Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. It’s not only a mecca for fashion and beauty items but also includes hundreds of cute household necessities. Think: products to upgrade your WFH set-up, prepare your kitchen for back to school lunches and host lavish dinner parties. Here are 23 items to add to your cart before the sale ends on August 8 (but you’d better act quick—these steals are bound to sell out).
1. CozyChic Throw Blanket
When we tell you that we wait all year for this throw blanket to go on sale… we’re not exaggerating. It’s soft, stretchy, fade-resistant and it doesn’t shed. The only problem? Our pets seem to adore it, and we cannot take how adorable they look snuggled up.
2. Night Trisilk Pillowcase
If you haven’t heard, silk pillowcases are the secret to a good hair day. But do they really live up to all that hype? According to one reviewer, this one’s amaze-balls: “I really didn't think a silk pillowcase would be that different than a regular pillowcase, but oh, was I wrong. This pillow case is the best. I get a great night sleep. My hair isn't a mess in the mornings either… Yes, they are pricey, but so worth it.”
3. Voluspa Maison Blanc Mini Tin Candle Trio
There was a time when we would travel with these mini candles. Now, we just put one in every room of our house, so walking into each space feels like being in a new dreamy destination. We're planning to buy two sets: one for us and one to give out as gifts for the holidays.
4. Briggs & Riley Baseline 21-Inch International Expandable Rolling Carry-On
Speaking of traveling, we’re all ready to get on a plane—preferably with this coveted carry-on in tow. This model from Briggs & Riley, has lots of nooks and crannies for us to shove our belongings into and features their patented handle that allows for more capacity inside the frame. Oh, and did we mention the brand has a lifetime repair guarantee? Genius.
5. Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
If you fancy yourself a tea aficionado or amateur barista, we’d say this kettle is worth the price tag. We recently discovered that black tea and green tea have different brewing temperatures—and that too hot water can produce bitter coffee. This kettle allows you to set a precise temperature between 140 and 212 degrees and hold that temperature for up to 60 minutes.
6. Nordstrom Cloud Bouclé Accent Pillow
When it comes to upgrading your home decor, always start with your throw pillows. Boucle furniture and decor are all the rage, and this woven cream pillow is the perfect accent to freshen up your sofa.
7. Ugg Basel 6-Piece Towel Set
These luxe towels are made of premium Turkish cotton, which means they'll make your bathroom feel extra luxe.
8. BOLL & BRANCH Signature Embroidered Stripe Sheet Set
We’re all spending more time out and about these days, which makes crawling into bed even more enjoyable. Boll & Branch is known for their buttery-soft sheets, and this set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases—all made from breathable, organic cotton.
9. Viking Hard Anodized Nonstick Fry Pan
We love this 8-inch fry pan for its sleek design and the way it sears meats and sautées veggies with no fuss.
10. Ugg Whistler Throw Blanket
Bask in the glory of your revamped workspace with a cozy throw blanket. This one has a super soft texture that's perfect for cuddling up in—whether you’re on the clock or not.
11. Smart Garden 9 Self Watering Indoor Garden
Perfect for city dwellers who don’t have a yard of their own, this self-watering indoor garden is as foolproof as they come. “Simply install the pre-seeded plant capsules, fill the water reservoir (which holds enough liquid to satiate plants for up to three weeks) and let the gadget take care of the rest. Its self-watering system and LED lights allow you to easily grow vegetables and herbs indoors—and provides the peace of mind that you can go on vacation without killing your countertop harvest,” says Pamela Masin, PureWow senior commerce strategy manager.
12. at Home Marble & Acacia Wood Lazy Susan
Planning your next soiree? We don’t mean to be dramatic but having a lazy Susan is a *must* when it comes to entertaining. This chic little accessory features a smooth marble platter that spins atop a warm acacia-wood base for an effortlessly elegant dinner party centerpiece.
13. Ui Mug & Warmer Set
It’s 7 a.m., the house is chaotic and your kids are already ten minutes late for school. So naturally, you forget your warm cup of coffee on the kitchen counter, and by the time you get back home, it’s cold. Perfect. Well, this mug and warmer set give you one less thing to worry about in the mornings. The mug comes with a special charger that uses magnetic induction energy to heat the metallic layering on the bottom of the cup, and it doubles as a phone charger.
14. Set of 4 Monogram Marble Coasters
We love personalized items, but our homes can go from “carefully curated” to Cheugy real quick if we’re not careful. That’s why we love these coasters—the initial letter is in a brass finish for a modern statement, and the natural marble base gives the coasters a clean, elevated look.
15. Sparkling Water Maker
Infuse flat water with bubbles in mere seconds with the pull of a (very chic) lever. This sleek, matte sand-colored carbonator produces crisp, delicious sparkling water in style. All you have to do is place the included bottle into the machine, push and hold the lever until you hear a buzz, then release it and unscrew the bottle.
16. Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser
Lately, we need all the calm we can get. So we figure that adding an aromatherapy diffuser to our bedroom can’t hurt. This chic white one will send the smell of lavender (or whatever essential oil you choose) wafting through the air to transform the vibe of your space instantly.
17. Peri Home Clipped Floral Shower Curtain
It’s chic, it’s functional and the taupe colorway is so right now.
18. Fellow Mighty Stagg Pour Over Set
We love the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning, but we don’t need a pot that serves 12 people. This pour-over dripper is perfect for brewing a single cup of coffee, where the pot includes a ratio aid to ensure the right amount of coffee, every time.
19. Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
This sleek self-cleaning water bottle has not only spared us from our bacterial nightmare with a purifying UV light that activates every two hours, but the double vacuum insulation keeps beverages cold for hours.
20. Parisian Rooftops Framed Wall Art
Just now getting around to decorating the home office you thought you’d use for a couple of months at most? Same. Hang this stunning (and already-framed) art print from Deny Designs, and you’re one step closer to having it done.
21. Mason Digital Photo Frame
We might not have a bunch of travel photos to display from 2020, but we do have a bunch of pics of our dogs that we’d very much like to showcase. If you’re looking to transfer your pandemic camera roll into something more substantial, you need a digital frame like this one — it has unlimited storage, super-sharp resolution and intuitive syncing capabilities.
22. ATELIER SAUCIER Ménage à Quatre Set of Four Reclaimed Napkins
Thinking of throwing a housewarming party to show off your new digs? We recommend starting with some elevated home decor like these stylish napkins, perfect for making a chic statement when you’re entertaining.
23. Deny Designs Iveta Abolina Birch Wood Cutting Board
At first glance, this looks just like a marble serving stone. But it's actually a very elegant and fully functional cutting board that makes preparing dinner an extremely chic activity.
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