Nordstrom Is Selling an $85 Rock Just In Time For The Holidays
Finding the perfect gift is hard. Finding the perfect gift is even harder when you’re dealing with a rich person who already has everything, a co-worker that you secretly hate, or that person you only really drink with.
Well, Nordstrom has decided to solve your worries by giving you the perfect gift for anyone: a leather-wrapped rock.
Unfortunately, this leather-wrapped rock doesn’t come cheap, it’ll set you back $85.
Yes, we’re serious.
The high price point may be from the leather, or from the fact that each item is handmade, but the real question is: why would anybody want to actually buy a rock in the first place?
The product description lists plenty of purposes for this thing.
“A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art? It’s up to you, but this smooth Los Angeles-area stone—wrapped in rich, vegetable-tanned American leather secured by sturdy contrast whipstitching— is sure to draw attention wherever it rests.”
Okay fine, Nordstrom, I guess we could see some douchey hipster influencer placing this atop his perfect stark white desk alongside his marble laptop case and organic matcha tea, but still, this seems excessive. After all, a quick Google search showed that no other retailer is choosing to sell this “work of art,” so which buyer on your team decided that this was a must-have for the holidays?
Normally we’re huge fans of Nordstrom’s dope shoe department and amazing return policy, but this seems a little bougie and weird of them.
We reached out to Nordstrom for comment, but have not received a response yet. Plenty of customers have already taken it upon themselves to leave absolutely hilarious reviews though.
In the meantime, take this as inspiration that good marketing skills can sell anything, and you don’t need to be Van Gogh to call yourself an artist. Yay for motivational rock!