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Christmas time is here and if you are looking for some help with your Christmas gift list, Oprah is sharing a few of her favorite things. And let us be the first to tell you she does not disappoint! From tea sets and the cutest knitted winter hats to the most delightful sauces and the comfiest of loungewear, Oprah’s Amazon list has it all.
So in an effort to help you check off your Christmas list a little earlier this year, these are a few of Oprah’s favorite things that we think you will love too.
Sure, this item is a bit of a splurge but think about how amazing it would be to gift to your wife or your husband this amazing Breville so that every morning when you wake up, you have cafe-style coffee available at your fingertips. Like Oprah says, “This multitasking espresso machine lets you select your drink, grind, shot, and temperature preferences on a handy touchscreen. And if you just want a plain old coffee…well, it can do that, too!”
As Oprah says, “slippers are the new shoes!” And how amazingly comfortable do these slippers look? Easily, one of the best presents to receive, the former television host also said “these fuzzy finds have soles sturdy enough to withstand an outing to the mailbox.” Meaning, you never ever have to take them off.
Not only does this particular tea set have six ethically sourced teas that create a “luxurious mix of flavors,” but it is also made by former gymnast Taylor Lindsay-Noel, who became quadriplegic following a horrific accident, Oprah revealed. And on top of all of that, a portion of the sale proceeds goes to mental-health awareness causes.
There is really nothing better than a solid beanie that goes with everything. So pick up this one by Grace Eleyae. As Oprah reports, this particularly beanie is a “faux-fur-topped wool slap (short for satin-lined cap).” That means, it’s a “hairstyle-saving, static-busting miracle, so there’s no need to fear what lies beneath when it comes off.” If this isn’t already in your carts, you’re doing something wrong.
Sometimes all you need a little lip color to make you feel ready for the day. So why not pick up a few of these Holiday Faves Trio by Mented for some of your friends this Christmas. Each box comes with 3 blends of brown and pink semi-matte nude lipsticks in 1 gift box. And as Oprah says, “I will be wearing the Nude LaLa shade daily.” Mented is a beauty brand to serve women of all skin tones and was found by Harvard Business School grads, KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson.
With these six shades, you won’t have to buy another bottle of nail polish for a long time. Like Oprah says, many of us have been doing our own nails while in quarantine, and this set, which includes “neutral shades for a range of skin tones, plus a holiday-perfect berry polish, a cuticle oil, and a topcoat—was created just for O readers with DIY days in mind.”
Is there someone in your family who loves their hand lotions but has a hard time finding something that works for them because of their sensitive skin? Put this 54 Thrones African Beauty Body Butter Gift Set in their stocking. And as Oprah puts it, “With all the washing they’ve undergone, our hands could use some hydration. This company uses Ugandan and Ghanaian shea butter to create nourishing creams. And the tin is just gorgeous.”
What’s better than chocolate? Nothing, we know. While Christmas parties may not be the thing in 2020, we can still show those we can’t be with them that we are thinking about them. And what better to do that with than this set of 8 chocolate turtles. “The thing about this assortment of eight decadent dark-chocolate cashew and milk-chocolate pecan turtles from Memphis chocolatier Phillip Ashley Rix is that each one is nearly the size of a tortoise,” Oprah reveals. “Advise lucky recipients to quarter them,” or not, we don’t judge.
What better way to kick off the new year than with a new game. Buy a few boxes of the hit game Black Card Revoked to send to your best friends and play a round over Zoom or grab one for the people you’re quarantined with to change up the routine and add some fun. As Oprah writes, “Gayle challenged me to a game of Black Card Revoked, and we wound up reminiscing through the entire thing. Not only is it a smart, funny celebration of Black pop culture, but it’s also a great way to spend a blustery afternoon.”
We said it before and we will say it again, there is nothing better than putting on a comfy robe right out of the shower and relaxing for the rest of the night in it. And as Oprah reveals, this Ojai Lingerie Women’s Ultra Plush Fleece bathrobe is the one. “This beauty of a robe is not only plush as all get-out, but a panel in the back gives it a waist-cinching effect to keep you from looking like an Oompa Loompa.” And get this, the sash is sewn in so you’ll never have to figit with it. Score!
Was anyone else parents adamant that you always keep an emergency blanket in your car in case you break down on the side of the road when it’s cold out? Well, if they didn’t, it’s a good idea, right? So for that new driver—or car owner—in your life, get them this Limited Edition Travel Blanket Set. Now they will never be without a blanket… or an eye mask, which comes with it.
Oprah found the perfect gift for tea lovers (see above), but we can’t forget about those who very much enjoy coffee. This Red Bay Motherland 3-Pack Gift Collection are whole coffee beans that are sure to fill your kitchen with an aroma unlike any other. Simply put, Red Bay coffee is “artisanal small-batch coffee at its finest.” So be like Oprah and buy some for the coffee-lover in your life this Christmas.
This one is another splurge, but with many people doing much of their wellness and workouts at home still, this mirror brings the gym to you. And, if we’re being honest, isn’t working out in the comfort of our own homes so much better than in a public gym, pandemic or no pandemic? As Oprah writes, “This sleek fitness studio, which doubles as a regular full-length mirror, kicks things up a few dozen notches.”
A perfect pairing to the Mirror, this powder gives you that extra bit of protein to make sure you’re getting everything your body needs on a daily basis. And how did Oprah learn about this particular powder? Her good friend actress Kate Hudson sent it to her, of course. “…And now I can’t get enough. Each plant-based blend (dissolve a scoop in water or add to a smoothie) is packed with a garden’s worth of ingredients and made to help boost everything from your immune system to your brainpower.” Yum!
For many parts of the world, winter is cold. So why not give your loved one the gift of warmth this Christmas by wrapping up a Lands’ End Women’s Expedition Waterproof Down Winter Parka, or “the mother of all winter coats,” as Oprah describes it. “Whether you’re on an expedition in the Arctic or building a snowman in the front yard, this is your new go-to.”
Be like Oprah, and don’t forget about your fur-babies this Christmas season. How cute is your fury companion going to look in this when on those brisk winter walks! “Fabulous fleece hoodies—made with natural wool and cotton—are mighty cozy on a chilly morning walk,” Oprah wrote. “Spoiler alert for Gayle’s granddog, Guess what you’re getting this year!”
Got an avid hiker on your Christmas list? Oprah says these are the boots for them. “They’re sneakers! They’re hiking booties! They’re both!” And their weatherproof too!
Who else would be lost without their favorite slip-on shoes? You know, that trusty pair that’s always by the door to grab the mail, take the dog on a short walk, or to grab that grocery order you just put in. Gift someone in your life that same kind of glorious freedom this holiday. Not to mention, they’re handmade.
Hoping to gift someone the perfect winter jacket, but looking for something more affordable? Oprah also picked out this beautiful 32 Degrees Women’s Ultra-light Packable Down Jacket. “Don’t be fooled: Just because this jacket is lightweight doesn’t mean it won’t keep you or your loved one warm. Water-repellent and filled with ethically sourced down, it’s an excellent (and affordable!) fall-into-winter coat or layering piece,” Oprah says.
Now, this is the ultimate gift for the mom whose child is starting to pick up on things happening around the world, and as a result of that, asking a lot of questions. These books, which are all available on Kindle as well, help parents talk to their kids about real life topics, such as racism, money, gratitude, failure, depression, feminism, and so much more. But while they’re written for kids, “adults, you may find you learn a little something, too,” Oprah says.
Dear Santa, if there is anything under the tree for me this year, please let it be one of these Bleach Dye Oversized Giant Hoodies! Can’t you just imagine opening this up on Christmas morning and never, ever, ever taking it off? Because, same.
And what’s an oversized sweatshirt without cozy sweatpants? According to Oprah, while these may be on the pricier side, she’s “a sucker for anything that feels like a second skin” and that’s exactly what these jogger pants feel like thanks to the bamboo-derived material they are made out of.
And if you’re not a fan of the tie-dye oversized look, Cozy Earth makes a matching black pullover crewneck to go with their very comfortable jogger pants. “The pullover and pants are durable, breathable to help keep your body temp just right,” Oprah says. I mean, who can say no to that?
You can never go wrong with cookies, especially as a gift. We mean, who wouldn’t be thrilled to unwrap these or receive a dozen delicious cookies in the mail? According to Oprah, the cookies are freezable and she microwaves her for 12-seconds just before indulging. And the business is owned by a husband and wife duo. “After he married a bake-aholic, former NFL player Jeff Allen helped nudge his wife Marissa’s obsession into a business,” the former host explained. How cool is that back story?
Another gift where you can’t go wrong—throw blankets. Everyone loves a good throw to spruce up a room in their house and to get cosy with during a movie night. And according to Oprah, these are the throws you should be wrapping up.
How about this for a practical gift. Judy is a ready-kit stocked with everything you need for any situation, up to 72 hours of self-sufficiency for up to 4 people. As Oprah puts it, “one of this year’s biggest lessons, you can never be too prepared. That’s why I stand by this trusty trunk, which comes packed with a 109-piece first aid kit, rescue blankets, masks, water packets, and more critical survival gear.”
Do you know someone who loves getting creative? Well, this paint by numbers kit for adults will leave someone with a beautiful painting of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. According to Oprah, it’s “the most contemplative time you’ll ever have watching paint dry…C’est magnifique!”
An air fryer, a roaster, a dehydrator, oh my! Grab this Yedi Total Package Air Fryer Oven XL for someone who loves being in the kitchen! “Anything that promises a healthier version of deep-fried deliciousness gets my vote,” Oprah says. Ours too, Oprah, ours too.
This is for all those purse lovers out there. Especially those people who tend to live out of their purses. This TELFAR Medium Shopping Bag is perfect for everyday use but is also big enough to store all that you could ever need while on the go. According to Oprah, “this unisex tote has quickly become the new ‘It’ bag.”
We all have that one person in our lives that loves their condiments. And so this year, look no further when it comes to what to get them for Christmas. According to Oprah, this TRUFFLIN Sriracha & Ranch VIP Set will “surprise and thrill.” And we could all use a little bit of that in our lives, can’t we?
With winter climates well on its way, it’s so important to keep our skin and lips hydrated. So this lip gloss gift set could be the perfect stocking stuffer. These gorgeous colors will not only elevate your look but also hydrate as well.
Good, quality leggings are so hard to find. So now that you’ve stumbled upon these, grab them for anyone you know who live in leggings. According to Oprah, “founder Angel Johnson, who’s in the military, designed them to be high-waisted (they suck you in), curve-hugging, seamless, and flexible (even if you aren’t).”
Another gift idea for that cook in your life. “The red grains in alaea salt get their color from baked clay and make a fine finish for any dish, while the dark grains in black lava salt come from volcanic charcoal, whose smokiness complements grilled steak,” Oprah writes. “This duo is literally the salt of the earth.”
Chocolate, the holiday. Enough said.
Another practical gift, this time from Tori Burch. Masks are a great stocking stuffer for anyone in your life. So go ahead and through a couple of this in your Amazon cart.
It’s the hair accessory everyone needs. Whether you are doing housework, working out, or just hanging out, these Wrap Life Turbanette are perfect for keeping hair out of your eyes. “Some people baked during quarantine; others TikToked. Me? Believe it or not, I learned how to fashion a scarf into a pretty impressive work of hair art. This company has options—a thin tie-up style, a wide knotted band, and a full-on head wrap—for everyone,” Oprah said.
Another perfect stocking stuffer that holds all of the essentials. As Oprah explained it, “there are days when you want to travel light and keep just the essentials close to the hip. These vegan leather crossbodies are large enough to stash your cell, cash, keys, and lipstick while saving your back and your sanity—adios, big-bag abyss.”
This Corkcicle stainless steel, no-slip, triple-insulated mug “keeps your latte or lemon tea toasty for up to three hours,” Oprah says. And hat tip, she also loves their stemless wine mugs as well.
“The recipe for a good curl day: luck, technique, and, above all, fabulous products,” Oprah says. And “Gayle’s favorite daughter Kirby swears by this four-step coil-enhancing system” as well.
When you’re in the kitchen, a good knife is everything. And while these may be a bit of a splurge, the cook in your life will thank you when they open up these on Christmas morning.
Need a cutting board for those knives that will also moonlight as a beautiful serving platter. Well, Oprah’s got your back then.
It’s another splurge, but come on, it’s cashmere, and something we know the recipient of this amazing gift will never take off. Like Oprah said, “A cardigan with a hood? I’m in.”
We all know Oprah takes her book recommendations seriously. So Tina Turner: That’s My Life must be a heck of a read. “It’s no secret that I’m wild about Tina Turner—and this thrilling book, released in honor of her 80th birthday, is for anyone who feels the same way,” Oprah says.
Well, there you have it, folks. A comprehensive list of all of Oprah’s favorite things and a little something for everyone on your Christmas list. It’s like a one-stop shop. Thanks, Oprah!
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.