Oprah Winfrey has released her annual list of her Favorite Things, and this year’s edition includes gift ideas for travelers, aspiring chefs, techies, and more.
What began in 2002 as a giveaway on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is now practically a holiday tradition, with millions of fans waiting to see the products, services and experiences that make the list. The list has also been a cultural barometer of sorts, revealing the most popular trends from the past 12 months.
Here’s a sampling of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2019 to shop now. Plus, if you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas this year, you can’t go wrong with any of these. Why? Because Oprah says so!
1. HAUS LABORATORIES by Lady Gaga
Oprah loves this set of eye shadows by Lady Gaga’s HAUS Laboratories, and we can see why. Not only does this set come with six different shades (from Rose B*tch and Chained Ballerina to Legend and Aphrodite) but the packaging is dynamic and stocking-sized. Oh, and did we mention the stuff is smear-proof and lasts all day? Yeah, that too. Purchase: $96 on Amazon
2. Echo Dot Kids Edition
The Echo is already a must-have item, which is why we’re absolutely in love with this kid’s version. Not only does it come in seriously adorable colors (like the rainbow ribbon swirl or a soft powder blue), but this device was designed with kids in mind. It allows your children the ability to ask Alexa to play music or games, but also comes with a solid set of parameters for parents to allow you to keep control over the content, as well as set time limits. Purchase: $54.99 on Amazon
3. CALPAK Luka Carry-On Luggage
The only thing we like better than functioning carry-on luggage, is functioning carry-on luggage that looks good. And this metallic line from CALPAK fits that bill. TSA approved with four, double spinner wheels for easy maneuverability, this luggage will keep up with you as you dash from terminal to terminal this holiday season, and keep you looking good. Purchase: $165 on Amazon
4. TRUFF Hot Sauce
Say ‘see ya’ to Sriracha and ‘ta-ta’ to Tobasco, there’s a new hot sauce in town. Bringing a delectable flavor profile of white truffle and chili peppers, this is sure to be on everyone’s most-wanted list. Pick one up for you friends, family, coworkers and (let’s be real) yourself. But grab a few when you do, the white truffle version is limited-edition. Purchase: $34.99 on Amazon
5. Sony SRS-XB12 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker
What’s waterproof, dust-proof and lasts for 16 hours on a single charge? You guessed it. This compact and bass-heavy Sony bluetooth speaker may well be your favorite companion of 2020. Small enough to toss in a bag or backpack (especially with that convenient carrying strap) but loud enough to get any party started, Sony outdid themselves with this little guy. Don’t be shocked when this speaker becomes your go-to party accessory. The price point is just right for gifting one to you and your secret Santa. Purchase: $49.88 on Amazon
6. Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones
Don’t get us wrong, Airpods are great. They stream music seamlessly, no cords attached. But for those of us who like to run, bike, or just generally be active, the Powerbeats Pros are the best in the biz. With a loop that secures them to your ears, as well as a battery that offers nine hours of listening time with each charge, these are the wireless headphones we reach for when it comes time to move to the music and they make a perfect gift for music lovers and gym rats alike. Purchase: $249.95 on Amazon
7. Ecoffee Cup Reusable Cup
It’s almost 2020, so it’s time to eco upgrade your life with a reusable coffee cup. Coming in a handful of attractive colors, this ecoffee cup is BPA and latex-free and it also happens to be dishwasher-safe. We’re certain this travel cup will soon become you or your giftee’s favorite item. Purchase: $11.99 on Amazon
8. The Everything Travel Blanket
A travel blanket is one of those things you never knew you needed until you had it. And once you get one, you start to wonder how you managed to survive without it. Stay cozy at the office, on an airplane or on the couch while binging on Christmas movies. Whatever or wherever, this blanket is ready to warm you up. Made from a blend of polyester, rayon and spandex, this machine-washable blanket comes with a convenient carry case, so if you’re going from Netflix on the couch to a concert in chilly stands, this blanket can do both. Purchase: $88.00 on Amazon
9. Cozy Earth Stretch-Knit Bamboo Pajama Set
With a 100-night guarantee and a 10-year warranty, there’s little chance you won’t love these bamboo PJs from Cozy Earth. Non-toxic and cut with a relaxed fit, these are the kind of PJs you wear all morning, day and night. Don’t be shocked if you open them up on Christmas morning and keep them on well past New Year’s Day. Purchase: $130.00 on Amazon
10. Hexclad Hybrid Nonstick Cookware 7 Piece Set
We get why Oprah added this set of pans from Hexclad to her Favorite Things this year. They’re dishwasher safe, have handles that remain cool regardless of the heat, and they’re non-stick. What else could you possibly ask for in a pan? Hexclad uses a patented construction in their pans, featuring layers of stainless steel and aluminum, as well as an intricate peaked etching (where the pans get their name) for true non-stick cooking. Whether for yourself or the chef in your life, these pans are a must! Purchase: $449.00 on Amazon
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