friday faves: best children’s gifts at nordstrom

with all the holiday craziness i haven't done a friday faves roundup in a while! so today i rounded up some of the cutest and best gifts (i think!) from nordstrom this year. most of these are gifts i'm thinking about giving to anabelle this year, and a few are gifts we've given her in the past and loved! nordstrom amps up their toy department around the holidays and i love it! they carry only the most beautiful and high quality toys that your kids can play with over and over without breaking. and true to their brand, everything is classic and timeless. did i mention free gift wrapping? yes please.

oh and i threw that pesky little elf on the shelf in there. because he (or she, in our case!) is just so cute. but so much work too ha ha! do you have an elf on the shelf? do you feel like it's worth the extra work every night? do your kids behave better because of said elf? discuss in comments below 😉


elf on the shelf: you either love or hate it. we love the girl version but i might hate her next year when my little one is three, not two. ha. $29.95
melissa & doug stacking bears puzzle: so great for babies or toddlers! totally getting ani this one. $19.99
etch a sketch: does it get any more classic? $17.99
curious george stuffed animal: my little girl is obsessed with george! $25
little giraffe plush stuffed animal: THE softest stuffed animal ever. we gave this to anabelle her first christmas when she was 2 months old and she still loves it. $45
melissa & doug jumbo race car carrier: comes with the 6 cars that are compatible with all standard wooden train tracks. $29.99
melissa & doug oversized golden retriever: be warned this thing is ginormo. but your kids would prob love it! less work than a real dog 😉 $59.99
melissa & doug toy grocery shopping cart: if you've gotten a play kitchen in the past and have a walker now (like us!) this is a great gift to add on to all that play food. kids LOVE THESE. $69.95
melissa & doug catch & count fishing game: i totally played a game like this as a kid! did you? $24.99
boo in reindeer antlers stuffed animal: the cutest dog on the planet just got even cuter. $25
melissa & doug shape sorting puzzle: again, puzzles are great for babies and toddlers alike. this one is cute, durable and affordable. $10.99


hope that helps some of you with a few christmas gift ideas! come back monday for a roundup of favorite coats for kids 😀

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. Hi Corrine, How do you get free gift wrapping at Nordstrom online? Is there a promo code or is it free for card members?

    1. oh mimi i’m terribly sorry, i assumed it was free with online ordering like it is in-store but i just looked it up and they charge $2-5 for gift wrapping if you order online. so sorry about my error!

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