For the uninitiated, Nordstrom’s annual Anniversary Sale is an event for the history books. While most folks may immediately think of the countless designer clothing and accessory items that are offered at a steep discount, you can also score home decor and kitchen accessories from brands like Staub, Smeg, and Fellow during the nearly month-long sales event.
It can be overwhelming to sift through the endless sale items once they’re online, but we’re here to find you great deals on stuff you’ll actually use in your home and kitchen. Here’s everything you need to know, and all of the best deals we’re most excited to shop for. Deals are likely to sell out, so it’s a good idea to strike as soon as you see something you love.
I’m In! When Can I Start Shopping?
It depends! The official sale dates are July 28th through August 8th, but Nordstrom credit card holders are able to shop the sale as early as July 12th. If you’re ready to start shopping (or add items to your wish list for a later access date), these are our top home and kitchen picks for Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.
Update: This is the last weekend for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and prices go back up on Monday. If there’s anything you want, it’s your last chance!
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Nest New York Bamboo & Grapefruit Diffuser Set
Normally most scents are cloying and distracting when you’re eating a meal but this crisp and refreshing diffuser set is subtle enough to leave in your living/dining/kitchen area.
Hydro Flask 16-Ounce Wide Mouth Cap Bottle
We’re big fans of this bottle for camping, hiking, or hiding drinks at the beach. The 32-ounce is sold out but the 16-ounce is another solid sale find since like its bigger counterpart it can insulate hot drinks for up to six hours and cold drinks up to 24 hours.
Viking Steakhouse Pakka 6-Piece Wood Steak Knife Set
If you’re the type to grill up some chicken or steak for dinner, you’ll get a lot of use out of this steak knife set. Made with pakka wood, which is a durable mix of plywood and resin, they have water and stain resistant handles and an extremely sharp stainless steel blade.
Mala The Brand Scented 16-Ounce Candle
Missed out on getting the Boy Smells or Diptyque candles on sale? While they’re on our list of favorites, don’t sleep on Mala The Brand either. They’re a BIPOC-owned, sustainable, and hand poured candle company with beautiful scents that smell like campfire, fresh greener, or silk. Their use of wood wicks is an especially nice touch since it crackles in a very pleasant way.
Five Two By Food52 Essential Set of 4 Flour Sack Kitchen Towels
While our favorite Five Two By Food 52 oven mitts are sadly sold out, these kitchen towels are another useful kitchen item to add to your cart. Made from tightly woven, quick drying cotton, you can use them for nearly every task and there’s a convenient little loop so you can hang them when not in use.
Campo Essential Oil Roll-On & Silk Eye Mask Kit
With a blend of of French lavender, palmarosa, Roman chamomile and valerian root, this essential oil is made for helping you fall asleep faster, whether it’s at home or curled up in an economy seat. The set also comes with a sleek eye mask, the better to block out bright sunlight or glaring overhead airplane lights.
Leeway Home The Full Way 44-Piece Set
If your current dining setup is a hodgepodge of mismatched forks and souvenir cups, it’s time for a reset. Leeway Home’s comprehensive dinnerware package has everything you need, from mugs and bowls to some especially attractive wine glasses.
aarke Sparkling Water Maker
This sparkling water maker is made of stainless steel, and, with its wireless setup, you can place it just about anywhere. Grab one, and ditch your cans of seltzer.
Nordstrom Hydro Ribbed Organic Cotton Blend Hand Towel
If you still haven’t gotten yourself some proper hand towels for guests, this is a nice, neutral option that’s on sale.
Nordstrom Wine Rack
And if you want a small wine rack for your collection of bottles, here’s a modern one that’s very inexpensive.
Fellow Mighty Stagg [X] Pour Over Set
Schott Zwiesel Modo Set of 6 Whiskey Glasses
Viking Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set
This set literally has every type of pan you could possibly ever need for your first kitchen, and it happens to be $150 off.
Calpak Terrazzo 22-Inch Hard Shell Spinner Carry-On Suitcase
For weekend travelers who have a tendency to overpack, a carry-on is less cumbersome to cart around than a heavy duffel. This one, with its distinctive print, also makes it easy to spot on a baggage carousel, should you be forced to check in.
Larq Self Cleaning Water Bottle
If you tend to be forgetful when it comes to cleaning your reusable water bottle, this bottle from LARQ uses a UV light to kill bacteria and other germs inside itself every two hours. Plus, the double wall vacuum insulation helps keep your water cool.
OHOM Ui Mug Warmer Set
These self-warming mugs are a game changer if you work at home or hate nursing a lukewarm coffee at the office. The heating pad also doubles as a wireless Qi charger for your phone.
Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
Fellow’s Stagg EKG Kettle is one of our favorite go-to kettles for making a great cup of pourover coffee (and looks great while doing so). The 900 ml capacity is plenty for keeping you caffeinated all day, and the gooseneck spout and variable temperature control ensures your brew comes out perfectly brewed, every time.
Viking Carbon Steel Pans (2-pack)
These carbon steel pans are naturally non-stick, and are also great at evenly distributing and retaining heat. They’re a smart purchase if you love the benefits of cooking with cast iron, but not necessarily the bulk or the weight.
Deny Designs Holli Zollinger French Cutting Board
Use this board for a unique-looking charcuterie display or leave it out in your kitchen as a piece of functional decor.
Hestan CopperBond 3-Piece Cookware Set
If you dream about incorporating copper into your kitchen after you saw the immaculate kitchen in Ratatouille, here’s your chance to get some. This 11-inch skillet and 2-quart sauce pan set combines the gorgeous look and responsiveness of copper and the durability and heat retention of stainless steel, and it’s currently on sale for almost $200 off.
Atelier Saucier Ménage à Quatre Set of Four Reclaimed Napkins
Atelier Saucier’s napkins are made with 100% recycled material and would be great for place settings or an upscale picnic. If bright pink’s not your speed, the 4-pack set also comes in a light chambray and a classic navy pinstripe design.
Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden
Jealous of your friends’ nascent patio or balcony gardens? Here’s your chance to grow fresh herbs or small veggies with this indoor garden that can sustain life even with the most negligent plant parenting.
Emile Henry 4.2-Quart Round Ceramic Dutch Oven
This matte finish Dutch oven has a dotted lid that helps retain moisture (crucial when doing hours-long braises or simmering aromatic ingredients). Use it for everything from stews to baking your own bread.