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It’s what Oprah fans (and brands big and small) were waiting for: Ahead of the holidays, Oprah Winfrey unveiled her annual Favorite Things list Nov. 1 — and there’s still time to order some of the media mogul’s top picks for delivery before Christmas.
Stumped shoppers have looked to Winfrey’s epic roundup year after year for cool gift ideas, while lucky business owners can now proudly claim their seal of approval (aka marketing gold) by the superstar herself. This year’s list highlights 110 picks from small businesses owned by women and people of color, with products ranging from investment items (think a $1,795 rowing machine and a $600 air purifier) to affordable fashion accessories and beauty stocking stuffers under $100. There are also cozy essentials, beauty and bath products, stationery, home goods and plenty of other gift-ready items. And some of the brands are helmed by stars such as Kevin Hart (who is the creative director of Hydrow) and Honest company founder Jessica Alba, while others are frequently spotted on Hollywood’s most stylish names.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up more than 20 giftable items from Winfrey’s list that are available on Amazon and guaranteed to arrive by or before Dec. 25. See our favorites from her picks below, and shop the full list on Amazon.
1. R0am Puffy Slippers
Made from eco-friendly foam manufactured out of sugar cane, these sustainable slippers by R0am (founded by former ballerina-turned-fashion industry veteran Kay Sides) feature a playful pillow-like design and equally comfortable moisture-wicking footbeds for keeping your feet dry.
2. JLani Jewels Diana Earrings
Seen on Angela Bassett, Issa Rae and Megan Thee Stallion, Black-owned jewelry label JLani scored a coveted spot on the list for its minimalist earrings. The 14-karat gold-plated hoop earrings come in three distinct geometric designs, which Winfrey says are “timeless.”
3. K. Carroll Kelsey Crossbody Satchel
Proving that fashion doesn’t have to break the bank, this affordable vegan leather crossbody bag by woman-founded brand K. Carroll scored a nod from Winfrey for its stylish camera bag-inspired silhouette, the variety of compartments for organizing essentials, and the array of colorways. “Also, at $45, this is what I call bang for your buck,” she adds.
4. Sigma Beauty Essential Travel Sized Brush Set
Sigma Beauty’s eight-piece set comes with seven versatile makeup brushes made of luxe synthetic fibers designed to better hold, blend and apply foundations, eye shadows, lip color, bronzer and other cosmetics. The giftable kit includes a sleek black storage case. The BIPOC-founded brand boasts a team of mostly women, and was launched in 2009 by power couple Dr. Simone Xavier (a molecular bacteriologist) and Rene Xavier Filho (a civil engineer). (Note: the kit is out of stock on Amazon, but you can shop it on Sigma Beauty’s website and get up to 40 percent off your order during the brand’s buy more, save more sale.)
5. Head Lightz Beanie with Lights
No more fumbling with your headlamp over your beanie — Head Lightz’s two-in-one headwear and flashlight makes life easier for campers and anyone else who needs illumination.
6. What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
Unsurprisingly, Winfrey’s latest New York Times best-seller, What Happened to You?, co-authored with Bruce D. Perry, is also on the list. The 304-page book offers scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns informed by our past experiences, and its co-author notes that “through this lens, we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives.”
7. Ubah Hot Trio of Hot Sauces
For the spice lovers, Ubah Hot’s trio of hot sauces will turn up the heat on their favorite dishes. The collection includes Fresno Mild, Serrano Medium and Habañero Hot.
8. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ribbed Hooded Robe
Shay Mitchell, Kourtney Kardashian and Gigi Hadid are among the stars who’ve shared their love for female-founded label Barefoot Dreams’ cozy staples on social media, and now the Malibu-based brand can add Winfrey to its list of Hollywood fans. Calling this hoodie piece “a yummy-feeling bathrobe,” the superstar says that she likes that it has “a roomy fit and that the ribbed material and hood up the cozy factor even more.”
9. Aura Carver Luxe HD Smart Digital Picture Frame
Sharing photos without social media has never been easier (and more chic) with Aura Carver’s Luxe digital photo frame. Whether you’re gifting it to yourself or someone else, the 10.1-inch device lets you easily show off up to 10,000 photos from your phone with unlimited cloud storage, and Aura’s smart software automatically groups certain images together so you’ll always be surprised.
10. HonestBaby Organic Cotton Holiday Family Pajamas
Dress up the entire family in stylish organic cotton pajamas from Jessica Alba-founded brand, HonestBaby. Pro tip: They make a one-and-one option for those holiday card photo shoots, as they’re available in baby, toddler, kids and adults sizes and in a variety of festive patterns.
11. Omi Woods Cleopatra Women’s Coin Necklace
Tap into the power of Black women across the ages when you wear Omi Woods’ antique-inspired coin necklace, which comes with a pendant featuring Cleopatra, Queen Makeda and the original Statue of Libery.
12. Musee Women of Change Gift Set
This five-piece bath bomb set by Musee features women icons including Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo and Rosa Parks. Handmade in the U.S., the paraben-, sulfate- and cruelty-free balls contain a collectible magnet inside and feature relaxing scents such as bergamot, pink grapefruit, jasmine and blood orange. The Mississippi-based brand partners with the nonprofit organization Crossroads to hire women in recovery, those with disabilities and individuals who experience chronic poverty. And Musee’s products also benefit Schools for Haiti, a nonprofit that funds schools by providing teacher salaries, supplies, student uniforms and more.
13. Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer Gift Set
Black-owned beauty brand Mischo’s luxurious seven-color nail polish set boasts neutral shades in long-lasting, chip-resistant vegan formulas that are 10-free (meaning they don’t contain formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, parabens and other chemicals). The cruelty-free lacquers make great gifts as a set or individually as part of a self-care kit for your favorite beauty lovers. (Note: though the gift set is now sold out on Amazon, Mischo Beauty’s website still has other single shades and two-piece lacquer sets in stock.)
14. Samsonite x Sarah Jessica Parker Convertible Bag
Ahead of the holiday travel season, Samsonite’s carryall collaboration with Sarah Jessica Parker also made the cut on Oprah’s list. This convertible duffel bag is made of durable and water-resistant nylon and can be carried as a backpack, shoulder bag or top handle tote, and features a removable pouch and dedicated tech compartment that can fit a 15.6-inch laptop.
15. Super Smalls Make It Super DIY Bead Kit
A perfect stocking stuffer for crafty kids and grown-ups, Super Smalls’ Make It Super DIY bead kit contains hundreds of colorful pendants, pearls, smiley faces and other whimsical pieces for creating one-of-a-kind jewelry.
16. The Foggy Dog Wear Set
Winfrey didn’t forget about those fashionable four-pawed family members, and this three-piece dog accessory kit (which includes a rope leash, bandana and poop bag dispenser) by female-founded brand The Foggy Dog caters to the chic chien on your list.
17. Flamingo Estate Three Sisters Scented Candle Set
You don’t need to travel to Los Angeles’ Flamingo Estate — the home and plant-filled oasis of Chandelier Creative founder Richard Christiansen — to experience the property’s luxurious and lush wonderland. (The gardens have welcomed stars such as Billie Eilish and Margot Robbie.) This set of three vegetable wax candles features relaxing rosemary, calming sage and whimsical roma tomato scents that offer up to 60 hours of burn time.
18. Courant Catch 3 Wireless Charging Tray
Courant’s chic wireless charging valet tray will keep iPhones, Android phones and other devices looking stylish as they get powered. This new design is wrapped in sustainable linen fabric that makes it an elevated addition to living rooms and bedside tables alike.
19. Saysh One Sneaker
Founded by Olympian Allyson Felix, footwear brand Saysh’s One sneaker made the cut because it’s “comfy, supportive and lightweight,” notes Winfrey. The track and field star ran in the shoes at the Tokyo Olympics, where she won a bronze medal. (The shoes are now out of stock on Amazon, but still available online at Athleta.)
20. Henry Reusable Three-Layer Face Masks
Celebrity tailor Patrick Henry co-founded his line of comfortable face masks during the pandemic. These stylish reusable face masks feature three layers of filtration of airborne particles and comfy design. LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Dwayne Wade are among the A-list athletes who have sported the origami-inspired face coverings.
21. Lands Downunder Mink Herringbone Throw
Lands Downunder has once again been named one of Winfrey’s favorite things (the brand landed on the list in 2016 and 2017). Of its comfy 51-inch by 67-inch blankets made in Italy and New Zealand, the star says, “make cozy days at home even cuddlier with a luxurious cashmere-blend throw in timeless neutral tones that work with any decor.”
22. Beekman 1802 Holiday Hand Cream 3-Piece Gift Set
From the New York-based beauty brand that brought Schitt’s Creek‘s Rose Apothecary to life, Beekman 1802’s signature goat milk body products are officially Oprah-approved. This three-piece gift set includes hand lotions in honeyed grapefruit, lavender, and honey and orange blossom scents. (Note: It may arrive shortly after Christmas, depending on your location.)
23. Hydrow Rowing Machine
It seems Kevin Hart isn’t the only fan of connected rowing machine Hydrow, which has been dubbed the “Peloton of rowing” and offers a full-body workout that engages up to 86 percent of users’ muscles. Winfrey calls the equipment “a great, low-impact way to sweat,” noting that best friend Gayle King “has gifted it to a few of her pals!”
This story was originally published Nov. 1, 2021 and updated with additional products.
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