Nordstrom’s ‘Make It Bazaar’ Shop Is Your Antidote to Run-of-the-Mill Gifts

Have you started panicking yet? Not that I’m saying you need to panic or anything, it’s just…I mean, you’ve heard about the whole “supply chain” thing that’s turning holiday shopping into something of a mess, right? Well, just in case you haven’t, here’s the (very) short version: Everything is taking longer than it used to, which means that the best time to start shopping for the holidays was like a month ago. And the second-best time to start shopping for the holidays is right now.

Listen, I’m a procrastinator. I get it. But even if your old move was relying on expedited shipping for gifts purchased at the very last moment, it’s not going to work this time around. And even if you find something on short notice—which is a huge “if”—there’s a damn good chance it’s not going to be something cool or interesting or unique. So now’s the time to avoid all that hassle and start loading your digital cart with dope stuff that your gift recipient won’t even know they want until you, the smart, savvy shopper that you are, give it to them.

That might sound like it’s easier said than done, but I’ve got good news: Nordstrom’s sorted it all out for you. The retailer’s latest New Concepts shop-in-shop, dubbed “Make It Bazaar,” is built around the idea of sourcing cool, “where’d you get that?”-level stuff that’s genuinely interesting, not over-distributed, and sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who’s lucky enough to receive it (even if that person is you; no shame in shopping for yourself this time of year). From a freaked-out take on the classic Baracuta G-9 jacket to cozy crocheted hats, fancy incense holders, art-level skate decks, and bags made from vintage Moroccan blankets, “Make It Bazaar” has pretty much everything you need to ensure a truly memorable gift-giving experience. So, Happy holidays—and stop procrastinating. We’ve been over this.

Sex Logo Tape

Should you use this tape to seal up every package you’re sending out to friends and family this holiday season? I’ll leave that up to you. (But…yes.)  

Stripe Organic Cotton Blend Socks

Socksss x Wary Meyers

Everyone likes to make fun of socks as a gift, but good socks like these? Well, they’re a great gift. 

Check One-of-a-Kind Porcelain Dish

Ami Like Miami

A one-of-a-kind way to store all that stuff they’ve jammed in their pockets by the end of the day.

Panda Accent Pillow


Take one look at this pillow and tell me you’re not ready to relax on the couch. You can’t, right? So go ahead and give the gift of forced relaxation to someone you love.

Cloud One-of-a-Kind Trinket Dish

Hedy Yang Ceramics

Like laying back in the grass and staring up at the sky on a lazy afternoon. 

Archie Zigzag Cotton Bath Towel

Missoni Home

Giving them a Missoni sweater might not be in the cards. But a Missoni towel? That’s eminently doable.

Incense Burner & I0-Pack Incense Sticks Set

F. Miller x Jam Earth

Everyone likes fancy incense and cool incense holders. Most of us won’t but it for ourselves. Enter you, and this set from F. Miller and Jam Earth.

Stealie Logo Wool Blend Sweater

Schott NYC x Grateful Dead

For everyone from casual “Casey Jones” fans to folks with their own top-10 list of bootleg performance recordings. 

Logo Merino Wool Beanie

What we actually need in this world.

Unisex Abc. 123. Logo Cotton Blend Pullover Hoodie

Advisory Board Crystals

A cozy hoodie from an in-the-know L.A. brand? That’s a no-brainer.

Tie Dye Lapped Seam T-Shirt

Eckhaus Latta

Tie-dye for people who like tie-dye—to a point

Thinking Hat No. 36 Crochet Merino Wool Beanie

Soft Form Studio

The cool-kid answer to the classic knit cap. You know you know at least one person who’s got the advanced tastes—and equally advanced wardrobe—to make it work.

Untitled Heart Skateboard Deck

The Skateroom x Keith Haring

Tempting as it may be, it’s probably best to abstain from nosesliding this thing.

Signature Logo Velvet Hat

A velvet bucket hat is equal parts regal and relaxed, which is a vibe we can all appreciate.

Genuine Pearl Necklace

Hatton Labs

Everyone’s wearing pearls now! And this understated strand, with its oversized silver clasp, will appeals to novices and seasoned fans alike.

‘Horn Players’ Set of 3 Skateboard Decks

The Skateroom x Jean-Michel Basquiat

If just one fancy, artsy skate deck isn’t enough for you (or your lucky gift recipient), why not opt for three?

Unisex Sleeping Quilted Nylon Jacket

Eckhaus Latta

In a word: cozy.

Geometric Print Wool Blend Peacoat

Schott NYC

The peacoat is an undisputed classic. The print is a maximalist’s dream. 

Vintage Moroccan Blanket Tote

King Kennedy Rugs

For anyone—maybe even you?—who can’t stand the thought of carrying the same bag as five other people in any given room: a one-of-a-kind tote made from a vintage Moroccan blanket.

Dron Limited Edition Bomber Jacket

King Kennedy Rugs

And if the lucky textile-fanatic who you’re shopping for isn’t really a bag person? Here’s a bomber with a print inspired by the pattern of a 100-year old Bahktiari rug.

Stitched Patchwork Wool Trousers

Bode gonna Bode, and these pants are a prime example. Give them to that friend who insists they’re going to get into quilting one of these days. 

G9 Paisley Corduroy Bomber Jacket

Baracuta x Needles

Needles freaked the classic Baracuta G9 with a giant, corduroy paisley print. Feel free to give this to a (very lucky) friend or family member. Feel equally free to keep it for yourself.

Sequin Cotton Blend Hoodie

Jonathan Evans is the style director of Esquire, covering all things fashion, grooming, accessories, and, of course, sneakers.

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