Nordstrom 2020 Anniversary Sale Picks for Students and Parents, Too!

It’s officially here: the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! It’s one of the biggest sale events of the year and, with many fall items deeply discounted, not one that you want to miss.

Below are some of our favorite items from the sale this year. Remember: they sell out quickly so be sure to order items as you find them!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Dorm Necessities and Accessories:

Shaggy Faux Fur Lounge Pillow

Supersoft faux fur and a silhouette tailored for lounging make this plush pillow a favorite for teens.

Bliss Plush Throw

Upgrade your student’s dorm room or bedroom with a wonderfully plush blanket throw available in a wide array of classic and fresh colors.

throw blanket

Hydrocotton Towels
Ultrasoft, ultra-absorbent hydrocotton towels and washcloths that are specially woven for maximum absorbency –  great as upgrades for your own linen closet or to buy for a dorm or first apartment.

plush towels

Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser

A beautifully designed electric aromatherapy diffuser offers a new and sophisticated way to fill your teen’s space with the scents they love—simply add water and the essential oil of choice, then turn it on.


UGG Whistler Throw Blanket

Dial up the coziness factor of any space with a beautiful throw blanket in supersoft plush.

throw blanket

400 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sateen Sheet Set

Sink into dreamland with a luxe sheet set in smooth, lustrous organic-cotton sateen that includes flat and fitted sheets, along with two pillowcases. And yes, they come in Twin XL sizes.

Cooling Down Alternative Pillow

Stay comfortable through the night with this plush down-alternative pillow complete with cooling technology.
pillow that cools
A large-capacity bottle equipped with a high-flow straw lid is the perfect companion for the trail, the beach or everyday use. This is our favorite water bottle brand and it comes in many colors and sizes.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: More Dorm and First Apartment Items Here

Back to School Clothing & Shoes For Her:

Live In High Waist Leggings

Built from moisture-wicking fabric and fitted with a no-slip waistband, these stretchy, leggings keep you cool all day long.


All Day Tee

Update your everyday classics with this soft, cotton-blend tee.

tee shirt

Waterproof Hooded Rain Jacket

Be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way with a hooded waterproof rain jacket that’s the perfect blend of practical and chic. A hood makes all the difference in a sudden down pour if you’ve forgotten to carry an umbrella.


Knit Stitch Fleece Hoodie

Perfect for the student who is headed off to a colder climate. This North Face Hoodie is chic, comfortable, cozy and also practical.

fleece hoodie

Skinny Jeans

With exclusive mold-and-hold technology and a touch of stretch, these jeans really and truly are cute as well as comfortable.

skinny jeans

Flecked Crewneck Sweater

Dropped shoulders add to the easy, boxy fit of this chunky cropped sweater.

React Infinity Flyknit Shoe

Great for long runs and dashing off to class, this lightweight, ultra-comfortable Nike running shoe sports a breathable sock upper that laces tight for a stay-put fit.

Caslon Wedge Sneaker

A snowy bumper sole lends sporty contrast to a street-chic sneaker crafted in rich perforated suede and lifted by a hidden wedge.

Hunter Packable Rain Boots

Stow and go with a lightweight rain boot built from natural, flexible rubber for rollaway packability. Hunter is our favorite brand of rainboots and they will last all four years of college, and then some.

Hunter rianboots

Femme Toggle Wedge Boot

A coyly hidden wedge brings a fashion-forward update to a fan-favorite boot featuring plush genuine shearling at the toggle-cinched split shaft.

Suede Stripe Transport Leather Tote

Madewell’s iconic Transport Tote is crafted of semi-vegetable-tanned leather with a softly worn waxed finish that deepens into a distinctive patina.

Back to School Clothing & Shoes For Him:

Patagonia reinvents its reliable puff jacket to be more environmentally friendly with 100% recycled fabric.

Better Sweater®

Great as outerwear or as a midlayer, this Patagonia quarter-zip pullover combines a sweater-gauge face with a soft fleece interior for unbeatable comfort and warmth.

A soft Flyknit construction provides a snug, lightweight feel for these high-performance running shoes designed with a foot-stabilizing sole featuring cushy Nike React technology for ultimate comfort over long distances.

28 Liter Refugio Nylon Backpack

This ultra-dependable Patagonia backpack helps you tackle the day with plenty of room for books, a laptop, small tech devices and more inside the two main compartments.

nylon backpack

Refreshed with a slimmer fit and a trio of pockets, these versatile joggers keep your off-duty look easy and up to date.

About Allison Lancaster

Allison Lancaster is a blogger and work at home mom. She has always had a passion for writing and after becoming a mom in 2015, decided to turn her passion into her career. Her writing has been featured on the Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and more. She resides in Tennessee with her husband, Josh and son, Levi. You can visit her blog at where she shares her thoughts on parenting and more.

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