Now that we’re heading into November, it’s time to start considering what gifts you’ll be giving friends, family members, and colleagues for the holidays. Plus, with the weather growing colder, you may be in need of a new coat, hat, or warm pair of pants to get you through the day without shivering. If either (or both) of these predicaments applies to you, then you’re in luck: Nordstrom’s fall sale has officially begun, which means that prices are being slashed on hundreds of premium products across every category.
With so many items to choose from, though, shopping can feel pretty overwhelming. Thus, I’ve rounded up the best picks across beauty, fashion, and home to uncover the items that you or loved ones are destined to become obsessed with. But don’t just take my word for it—I’ve enlisted Autumne West, Nordstrom’s National Beauty Director, to help me identify some of the best products on offer this season. Ahead, our picks.
The Best Beauty Picks
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm
West recommends this cleansing balm from Elemis for those looking to give a gift to a loved one—or even to themselves. “Elemis has a classic cleansing balm, and then they have a rose one,” she explains of this twist on the beloved original.
Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit Cologne
“With Jo Malone, no matter what you get, the packaging is ready to gift,” says West. “It’s all inspired by gingerbread houses.”
Nars Afterglow Liquid Blush
West calls Nars’ liquid blush her “top mini” product of the year, and explains that it’s one of the brand’s “newest innovations” in beauty.
NuFACE MINI+ Starter Kit USD
“For people who like a spa day at home, you’ve got the NuFACE set,” says West. “Now, NuFACE isn’t new in the game, but they made specifically a set with the pink edition in there.”
MAC Cosmetics Lustrelite Lipstick Trio
“MAC has killed the game in minis,” says West, adding that sets like this lipstick trio are a cute, affordable way to spark joy for the beauty lover in your life.
“In my eyes, Dior can do no wrong. Especially when it comes to their nourishing Lip Glow Oil. Bella Hadid would probably attest to this, too, as she applied the glow oil to her lips in a TikTok Get Ready With Me video last year. The glossy lip oil works to protect and hydrate lips, while bringing out their natural color. With eight shades available, you can guarantee lasting glowy and shiny lips after each application.” — Sydney Wingfield, Beauty Freelancer
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Perfect Glow Flawless Oil-Free Foundation
“This Armani Beauty foundation is award-wining for a reason. The ultra-light formula gives skin a natural-looking, radiant finish due to its buildable coverage. The foundation will lay flat on your skin, seamlessly allowing you to blend and add layers as desired. The light, liquid, and long-wearing formula will work to improve the appearance of skin’s texture while blurring imperfections. Plus, they offer 40 shades to match every unique skin tone. It doesn’t get much better than this.” — Sydney Wingfield, Beauty Freelancer
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Face Serum
“I like to refer to this oil as magic in a bottle, and I’d assume the 20 thousand reviewers would agree. It’s a 7-in-1 super serum that assists in reducing multiple skin concerns: Signs of aging, loss of elasticity, pore size, uneven skin tone, etc. The formula penetrates deeply into your skin with its seven skin-renewing actions. Apply it before bed so that you wake up glowing with radiant, smooth, and hydrated skin.” — Sydney Wingfield, Beauty Freelancer
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Stick
“A cream eyeshadow stick really changes the makeup game—especially for those of us who aren’t the best at applying makeup. This eyeshadow stick is award-winning (rightfully so) and is an incredibly simple way to add some color to your eyelids. You can literally swipe and go. The formula is soft and creamy, and glides onto skin with ease. The product is buildable and allows you to create your ideal look each time you use it.” — Sydney Wingfield, Beauty Freelancer
Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush
“If you’re a Drybar enthusiast, let me introduce you to their Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush. It combines the hot air of a blow-dryer with the structure of a classic round brush. The result? A smooth, shiny, voluminous blowout. The brush is so good, you’ll wonder how in the world it’s this easy to give yourself a salon-like blowout. While nothing can replace the feeling of your post-Drybar hair, this quick, one-step product comes extremely close.” — Sydney Wingfield, Beauty Freelancer
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Exfoliating Face Treatment Serum
“If you’re going to indulge in a Sunday Riley product, go all in with this all-in-one lactic acid treatment serum. It gives your skin a heavenly glow while deeply exfoliating dull skin. The serum works instantly—in just three minutes it will visibly plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Other benefits include cleaning clogged pores, brightening skin, reducing the look of dark spots, and creating bright, even-toned skin.” — Sydney Wingfield, Beauty Freelancer
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
“This facial cream from Kiehl’s works well with all skin types, providing 24-hour hydration like no other. Not only does it add moisture to your skin, it restores and protects your skin barrier. Made with 4.5 percent squalane and glacial glycoprotein, it will replenish skin lipids and help your skin retain moisture over time. It’s also ultralightweight and is perfect to apply in the morning and night.” — Sydney Wingfield, Beauty Freelancer
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick Balm
“Investing in a good quality lip product may be the key to creating your perfect, go-to makeup look. This medium-coverage oil-in-stick lipstick balm is available in multiple shades that leaves a beautiful shine each time you apply it to your lips. The best part about this lip product is it’s made with 65% essential oils. You can guarantee that your lips will be thriving in hydration while looking luminous and smooth all day long.” — Sydney Wingfield, Beauty Freelancer
Best Fashion Picks
Franco Sarto Balin Platform Loafer
These loafers are perfect for channeling the dark academia style that’s all the rage this fall. Pair them with a skirt and pair of lacy socks to contrast their chunky, masculine silhouette.
Zella Runyon High Waist Performance Joggers
While I love jeans and trousers, sometimes it’s best to reach for your go-to pair of joggers. This pair from Zella is suitable for both high-performance activity and lounging about your apartment. Plus, they feature a drawstring waist for optimal comfort.
Nike Court Vision Alta Sneaker
Nike sneakers will always be scream cool, and are an essential in any sneaker lover’s collection. And this pair puts a fun, colorful twist on the bran’s classic check logo.
Vince Camuto Contrast High-Low Sweater
This loose-fitting sweater is made for comfort. Plus, it puts a unique spin on quiet luxury with its two-tone color scheme and high-low cut.
Thread & Supply Plaid Woven Shacket
Fall weather can be so unpredictable, so it’s best to carry around pieces like this versatile shacket, which is made for layering. Plus, its plaid pattern will look perfect in apple picking pictures.
Best Home Picks
Marimekko Pieni Unikko Oven Mitt
Make cooking a joyful, designer experience with this floral-printed set of oven mitts. Not only does it double as décor when it’s not in use, but it has an ambidextrous design so you can use if comfortably whether you’re a righty or a lefty.
Voluspa Freesia Clementine Classic Candle
This citrus candle is made from 100 percent coconut wax, making its fumes safer to breathe in than more traditional alternatives. Plus, its glass container can be repurposed after it’s done burning.
Le Creuset Signature 7.5-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Chef’s Oven
I swear by Le Creuset’s products. They never fail to cook evenly and thoroughly, and many (like this chef’s oven) are safe for both the stovetop and oven.
Balsam Hill Sugared Berry Forest 10-Foot Artificial LED Light Garland
Make holiday decorating easier with this garland, which stretches a whopping 10 feet and comes complete with realistic-looking pine needles, fake berries, and battery-powered LED lights.
Brightech Marble LED Table Lamp
This LED lamp is perfect for a small apartment, with its thin, marble stand that can fit in just about any cramped space.