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It’s that special time of year again! Oprah Winfrey is back with her annual list of Favourite Things, a colourful mix of affordable items we’re pretty sure the billionaire doesn’t really use (but we can buy!) and a few high-end items that are fun to look at online. A $900 espresso machine? We can dream!
This year’s list comes with what Winfrey describes as “79 perfect presents and one bonus pick.” Aren’t all presents a bonus? From the practical to the indulgent, Oprah’s Favourite Things for 2019 has it all, even a few items you may want to pick up yourself.
15 of our favourite things from Oprah’s Favourite Things
HAUS LABORATORIES LIQUID EYESHADOWBring out your inner Mother Monster or whatever alter ego you have hiding inside you with a set of six liquid eyeshadows from Lady Gaga’s new Haus Laboratories makeup collection, sold exclusively on Amazon.
HAUS LABORATORIES GLAM ATTACK LIQUID SHIMMER POWDER, $126 at Amazon Amazon
ORGANIC VEGETABLE-BASED SOAPSWe don’t know this from firsthand experience, but our guess is that Oprah smells amazing 24/7. Even when she has the flu and has just gotten off a 12-hour flight, she still smells great. Smell how we assume Oprah does with a set of six vegetable-based soaps that are organic and ethically sourced, because of course – Oprah.
La Chatelaine Luxury Soap Collection, $90 at La Chatelaine La Chatelaine
BATH SALTSAfter a long day of giving away free cars while inspiring people everywhere you go, relax like O with a soak in a soothing tub filled with bath salts from the Australian company Murphy and Daughters. Good for sore muscles and dry skin, the bath salts boost circulation and make your skin glow. Which is good, because it’s really expensive.
Cucumber Murphy and Daughters Bath Salts, $116 at Murphy and Daughters Murphy and Daughters
MATCHING FAMILY PAJAMASThere are many companies that offer matching pajama sets for the whole family, but few are as inclusive as Lands’ End and their sets. Featuring plus size and petite, boxers, nightgowns, robes, and even something for the four-legged family member, you can outfit your entire family this holiday season, even the people you only love because you have to.
Lands’ End Matching Christmas Pajamas, from $23 at Lands’ End Lands' End
SPICEWALLA SETWhether you’re looking for a great housewarming gift or want to stock your kitchen with a wide selection of Keto and Paleo-friendly herbs, spices and seasonings, this literal tower of spices from Spicewalla is the way to go. Because chicken needs at least salt and pepper.
Spicewalla Kitchen Essentials Collection, $126 at Spicewalla SPICEWALLA
TRUFFLE HOT SAUCEAnother item for your kitchen (or bag, swag) is limited edition Truffle Hot Sauce. The vegan and gluten-free sauce is rated between 2,500 – 3,500 SHU, which means if you can handle regular hot sauce, you’re going to love this.
Truff Hot Sauce, $46 at Truff Hot Sauce Truff
FAUX FUR EXPLORER HATWinter is long in Canada, so have some fun with your fashion and wear a brightly coloured faux fur shearling Explorer hat from House of Fluff. Warm, vegan, made from 100 percent post-consumer products and available in four fun colours including Raspberry, Tangerine, Blueberry and Citron, this hat will beat the winter blahs.
$165 at House of Fluff House of Fluff
STYLISH READING GLASSESProtect your peepers while you spend hours reading all the picks for Oprah’s Book Club with a pair of stylish reading glasses from, yes, Peepers. Available in several fun colour combinations, including rust, mustard and tortoise shell, these glasses also include a blue light filter, making them ideal for using in front of the computer as well as a good book.
Peepers Glasses, from $10 at Amazon Peepers
TRAILBLAZER TEESWe already checked and these super cute and super inspiration trailblazer tees featuring famous female figures like Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, astronaut Mae Jemison, pilot Amelia Earhart, artist Frida Kahlo, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, chemist Alice Ball and more don’t come in adult sizes. Instead, buy one for the tiny trailblazer in your life.
Piccolina Trailblazer Portrait Tees, $37 at Piccolina Piccolina
SNOW BOOT/SNEAKERSCold weather shouldn’t slow you down and now it doesn’t have to. Sorel has combined the waterproof and warmth of snow boots with the comfort and functionality of sneakers in their Out ’n’ About Puffy Boots, which feature fleece lining and a sleek design. These boots are what Oprah wears to run the world.
Out ’n’ About Puffy Boots, $150 at Amazon Sorel
VANITY SELFIE MIRRORWe’d like to say we’re above wanting to get a great selfie, but it’s 2019 and time to just admit that a large percentage of our day is consumed with looking for the perfect lighting. Look no more thanks to the Riki Vanity Mirror, which is ideal for makeup and grooming, and has Bluetooth connectivty that enables user to take a handsfree selfie. Yas.
Riki Skinny Mirror, $258 at Riki Loves Riki Riki Loves Riki
GOURMET INDOOR GRILLWhether you don’t have the outdoor space for a grill or you’re looking for one cooktop to rule them all, the Wolf Gourmet Precision Electric Griddle may be worth the splurge this holiday season. You can saute, grill, sear, and steam food and then put the griddle in the dishwasher for an easy cleanup. The only thing it won’t do is teach you how to cook.
Wolf Gourmet Precision Electric Griddle, $600 at Amazon Amazon
DISASTER KITAs with every Favourite Things list, there are a few items that leave us scratching our heads. Case in point, this year Winfrey highlighted a $523 emergency kit that includes premium chocolate, a toiletries kit from a boutique brand and toothpaste. The kit also comes with actual disaster items like waterproof matches and a first aid kit…but chocolate? Years of people joking they can’t live without cocoa is finally being taken seriously.
The Prepster Emergency Backpack, $523 at Preppi Preppi
NINJA BLENDERBlend your way through hot and cold weather with the Ninja Foodi, which is perfect for making refreshing smoothies and frozen drinks, as well as hot soups, sauces and even fondue thanks to its 800-Watt heating element. The large 64 oz. glass pitcher makes it simple to blend enough of whatever you’re making for the whole family or to include leftovers for another day.
Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender, $178 at Amazon Amazon
BECOMING GUIDED JOURNALThe ‘bonus gift’ Winfrey referred to for this year’s list is the announcement of Michelle Obama’s new Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering You. Okay, that’s a pretty great bonus. Point: Winfrey. Inspired by Obama’s best-selling memoir, the new release acts as a companion journal for Becoming, with Obama helping to guide readers through prompts that encourage them to explore their own journey.
Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice $24 at Amazon Amazon