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A One-Stop Shop for Unexpected Gifts

Photo: Courtesy of Nordstrom

Wouldn’t it be nice if people just told you what they wanted for the holidays? My rule of thumb for when you’re truly stumped about what to buy someone: You can never go wrong with quirk. A levitating planter or a fancy mini espresso machine is way more memorable than, say, a generic pair of mittens. Nordstrom knows this, which is why its new Bright+Merry Pop-In is full of unusual little presents for everyone in your life.

Photo: Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for Nordstrom

Merry+Bright is the latest pop-up space within the retailer’s Pop-In@Nordstrom series, a collection of items specially curated by the company’s Creative Projects VP, Olivia Kim. It’s also the first pop-in to land as a physical space in New York City.

Until January 6, shoppers can visit the Nordstrom Men’s store on 57th street for a very colorful and quirky selection of gifts. From the obscure (like painted, wooden dolls and a miniature eggplant puzzle from Areaware) to the kitschy-yet-useful (like a luxe seltzer maker or a fancy USB hub), there’s hundreds of gifts to choose from. Rather shop from the comfort of your own bed? Don’t worry, you can browse the pop-in online. Scroll below to see a few of the gifts we have our eye on.

Photo: Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for Nordstrom
Dream Cable Bite BIG Cable Accessory
Areaware Little Puzzle Thing Miniature Jigsaw Puzzle
Verloop Knit Bottle Sleeve
Boy Smells Cinderose Scented Candle
Lexon Peas USB Charging Hub
Lomography Simple Use Black & White Film Camera
Campo White Ceramic Diffuser
Pawmain Pack of 3 Pupreme Tennis Balls
Vitra Morrison Rotary Tray
Verloop Scarf Scarf Scarf Scarf
Wild & Woolly Genuine Mink Fur Pom Bobby Pin
Soda Says x Wacaco Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine
Susan Alexandra Treasure Earrings
M3D Micro+ 3D Printer
AARKE Sparkling Water Maker
Soda Says x Awair 2nd Edition Air Quality Tracker
Vitra Mini Heart Shaped Cone Chair

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A One-Stop Shop for Unexpected Gifts