Here's what to buy from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, according to a former employee

These are the home items you need to stock up on during the biggest Nordstrom sale of the year

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
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Let's just say I'm the ultimate Nordy girl. I grew up shopping there, even once walked a child's fashion show, and begged my mom to buy me the outfit. The height of early 2000s fashion. After college, I worked part-time at Nordstrom in the active department, which just so happened to be across the aisle from home. It may or not have influenced my love, and even knowledge of the best gifts, bedding, and housewares industries. 

Nordstrom has several sales throughout the year, but none are like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which typically takes place every summer. So, for the uninitiated, what makes the Nordstrom sale so special? Well instead of shopping a sale where items have been sitting on the rack for who knows how long before they're marked down, Nordstrom does the opposite.

For a limited time, you can get new fall styles up to 40 percent off, before the prices go back up, or special prices on items that NEVER go on sale. Plus, this year, Nordstrom has introduced hundreds of new brands that have never been part of the sale before like Dyson, Slowtide, Fellow, and more. 

Nordstrom cardholders get early access, but the sale is now officially live for all to shop. 

After years of working and covering the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, I've quickly come to realize the sale mainstays (looking at you Barefoot Dreams throw blankets), and the must-haves. There are over 600 home items to sift through this summer, so, without further ado, I've gathered the home items you must absolutely snag before they sell out. Prices go back up August 8th. 

Looking for back-to-school bargains? Stop by our best back-to-school sales page for our running list.

1. A celeb-favorite throw blanket that rarely goes on sale

Barefoot Dreams throw blanket

(Image credit: Barefoot Dreams)

2. Stock up on your favorite scents ... or try a new one

voluspa candle trio

(Image credit: Voluspa)

3. High quality bedding basics

Boll & Branch sheets

(Image credit: Boll & Branch)

4. Hello, Dyson!

Dyson V11 Torque

(Image credit: Dyson)

5. A design-forward electric kettle

Fellow Stagg EKG kettle lifestyle

(Image credit: Fellow)

6. A self-watering garden 

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3 Self Watering Indoor Garden

(Image credit: Click & Grow )

7. My favorite leggings of all time

Zella Live in high waist leggings

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Jaclyn Turner
Jaclyn Turner

Jaclyn is an eCommerce editor at Future Home Interest, and scouts out the best of the best for buying guides to help you fill your home with housewares you will love. She joined the team in January 2021. She has previously worked with sites like Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, and MyDomaine, but got her start at the trade mag Home Furnishings News, which fueled her excitement for innovation in the home category and seeing the newest launches.  When Jaclyn's not working, she loves long strolls through HomeGoods, unwinding with a chilled glass of Rosé, and entertaining her Cavapoo puppy, Reese.