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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
$13 at Nordstrom
Areaware Little Puzzle Thing Miniature Jigsaw Puzzle
$15 at Nordstrom
Verloop Knit Bottle Sleeve
$19 at Nordstrom
Boy Smells Cinderose Scented Candle
$32 at Nordstrom
Lexon Peas USB Charging Hub
$32 at Nordstrom
Lomography Simple Use Black & White Film Camera
$17 at Nordstrom
Campo White Ceramic Diffuser
$97 at Nordstrom
Pawmain Pack of 3 Pupreme Tennis Balls
$20 at Nordstrom
Vitra Morrison Rotary Tray
$80 at Nordstrom
Verloop Scarf Scarf Scarf Scarf
$88 at Nordstrom
Wild & Woolly Genuine Mink Fur Pom Bobby Pin
$30 at Nordstrom
Soda Says x Wacaco Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine
$50 at Nordstrom
Susan Alexandra Treasure Earrings
$155 at Nordstrom
M3D Micro+ 3D Printer
$349 at Nordstrom
AARKE Sparkling Water Maker
$199 at Nordstrom
Soda Says x Awair 2nd Edition Air Quality Tracker
$199 at Nordstrom
Vitra Mini Heart Shaped Cone Chair
$335 at Nordstrom

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A One-Stop Shop for Unexpected Gifts