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If you’re anything like us, you have a hidden corner of a closet that houses a beautiful collection of gifts for birthdays, housewarming soirees, and so much more. And if you’re not like us, take our word for it—there’s nothing better than having a present backup the moment you realize, “Oh no, I forgot to buy their favorite bottle of wine!” We like to think Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale exists for this very reason.

Before you start rummaging through the pages-on-pages of deals, make sure and read up on how to shop this particular site like a Domino editor. (Pro tip: Put those filters to good use!) Whether you’re looking to upgrade your own space, spruce up before a big party, or help someone else outfit their home, these are sure to evoke a smile.

Conran Shop Fish Platter

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Fish Platter by The Conran Shop, Nordstrom ($74 was $163)

This is the kind of dishware that looks like it was picked up in a buzzy market in some far-flung seaside destination. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe, it’s a hardworking addition to your entertaining lineup—pile it high with a Caprese salad, cookies, or a mountain of sliders.

Bolé Road Accent Pillow

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Kombolcha Accent Pillow by Bolé Road Textiles, Nordstrom ($173 was $265)

Tired of your couch or lounge chair? Toss a new pillow on it. More specifically, this handwoven and hand-dyed one, which is made of superluxe Ethiopian cotton. Given its handmade nature, each one is slightly different, meaning you’ve got something unique for your space.

Zwilling 12-Piece Knife Block Set

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Four Star 12-Piece Knife Block Set by Zwilling, Nordstrom ($500 was $1,083)

You may be the VIP of your dinner party, but any host knows the real magic happens with a solid set of knives (if you’re cooking, that is). This high-carbon stainless steel set features ergonomic handles and permanent bonding for each blade, meaning they’ll deliver serious accuracy without any slipups.

Goodee x Tensira Rectangular Mattress

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Goodee x Tensira Kapok Rectangular Mattress, Nordstrom ($113 was $225)

Sure, a bedroll is a massive pillow in theory, but it’s a great place to post up for a nap, host impromptu houseguests, or fold up into a corner for a reading session. This hand-dyed design was made in West Africa, and the insert is made of kapok-tree fruit, which feels similar to feather fill.

Staub Ceramic Baking Dish Set

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4-Piece Ceramic Baking Dish Set by Staub, Nordstrom ($100 was $220)

Staub pieces get passed down for generations, and there are reasons for that—they’re wildly durable thanks to a glass porcelain and enamel construction and chic as heck. This set includes an 8.5-by-6.5-inch rectangular baking dish, a 9.5-by-6.5-inch oval baking dish, and a 9-inch square baking dish with a lid. 

Leath Fieldhouse Microgreen Grow System

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Fieldhouse Indoor Microgreen Grow System by Leath, Nordstrom ($148 was $295)

The biggest boss move you can make during a barbecue is topping your freshly made salad with microgreens you grew yourself. This system is easy to use—no green thumb required—and has an incredibly small footprint (great for studio apartments with bite-size kitchens).

Justina Blakeney Ceramic Planter

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Kaya 2-Piece Ceramic Bowl Planter by Justina Blakeney, Nordstrom ($20 was $39)

We all have a favorite plant (don’t tell the others). Send them a subtle little hug in the form of this ceramic planter. The most important part: There are drainage holes—this isn’t one of those cute designs that’s going to be the downfall of your green friend.