8 Little Luxuries We’re Loving From Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale (and They’re All Under $40!)

updated Jun 3, 2021
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Friendly reminder: Nordstrom’s long-awaited Half-Yearly Sale is in full swing, with up to 50 percent off across all departments, including home and kitchen. And while it’s a great opportunity to stock up on top brands like Staub, Le Creuset, and All-Clad, it’s also the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some small but special treasures without spending a fortune. These delightful finds are all under $40, including handy kitchen tools, cute (and useful!) storage must-haves, and cooling solutions to keep your drinks cold all summer long. With no minimum on free shipping (and free returns as always), this epic event is a low-risk way to indulge in a few new items for your home — and maybe even snag a gift or two for loved ones. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite budget-friendly picks below, and we suggest you don’t delay if you see something you like. This sale is notorious for selling out fast!

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was $29.99

There's no need to clutter your fridge with bulky Tupperware when you have these clever silicone lids. They hug the top of pretty much any bowl or container with a little bit of pressure, ensuring that your food stays fresh. These lids also have a glass panel on top so you can easily see the contents of your container, plus they're free from BPA and phthalates, so they'll keep your food safe to eat.

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was $34.99

Cheers to cold beers (or seltzers or sodas)! With this CanKeeper, you can keep 12-ounce, 16-ounce, and slim cans cool for hours. With barbecue and beach season fast approaching, this double-walled, vacuum-insulated CanKeeper will be your go-to gadget.

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was $23.00

Want to start off your morning with the smell of crispy bacon but don't feel like getting out a frying pan and turning on the stove? You're in luck — simply throw a few strips on this bacon cooker, pop it in the microwave, and you'll have a delicious breakfast in no time. Its spout and raised grooves allow you to safely pour off excess grease (score!), plus the lid keeps your microwave spatter free.

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was $12.95

Never underestimate the importance of nonstick silicone kitchen tools like this perforated spoon. Perfect for scooping and straining cooked pasta or testing steamed vegetables, this silicone perforated spoon is heat safe up to 550 degrees. With no cracks or crevices, you don’t have to worry about nasty germs creeping around, and it’s dishwasher safe. It contains no BPA or phthalates, so it’s safe and super useful!

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was $26.00

This bento-style lunch box keeps all of your mealtime components together in one compact vessel. Stow a salad in the bottom, a sandwich in the top, and your dressing in the mini container. The box is just 9" x 7" x 3" but holds 48.2 ounces, so it's perfect for fitting a nice, filling lunch in the crammed office fridge. Plus, it's safe for the microwave and dishwasher, making it easy to reheat and clean at work.

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was $50.00

Upgrade your charcuterie game with these stainless steel cheese tools. Use the smooth plane to slice wide strips of cheese, or cut both hard and soft cheeses with the cutout knife. Bonus: The cutout knife's double-prong point is also perfect for jabbing meat, fruit, or whatever you've got on your board.

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was $43.00

Hop on the pickling trend with this handy at-home kit. The design creates the ideal anaerobic environment for achieving the perfect pickle — just in time for summer salads. Use these jars for carrots, cucumber, onions, or whatever your heart desires (or is growing in your garden!).

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was $50.00

This set of melamine mixing bowls includes 2-quart and 3-quart sizes with matching fitted lids. Inspired by the sea, the bowls have a pebbled matte exterior and shiny interior. They hold their shape no matter how hot the food, plus they're anti-slip, BPA free, and dishwasher safe. Mixing ingredients just got a whole lot easier.