Oprah Winfrey has unveiled her annual “Favorite Things” list, just in time for the holidays. Year after year, shoppers and fans look to the actress’s list of thoughtful gift ideas, while lucky business owners can proudly claim their stamp of approval by the icon herself.
This year’s list highlights an array of 110 gifts from small businesses owned by women and people of color, with products ranging from investment items to affordable fashion accessories and beauty stocking stuffers.
It also comprises snug essentials, beauty and bath products, stationery, home goods, and many other gift-ready items. While some of the brands are helmed by stars such as Kevin Hart, the creative director of Hydrow, and Honest Company founder Jessica Alba, others are seldomly spotted on Hollywood’s most stylish names.
This year is also a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Oprah’s Favorite Things. “After this past year, I think we all deserve some surprises and delights for the holiday season,” Oprah explained in the mag. “That’s why we worked hard to find these truly incredible items.
Extra important to us this year? Celebrating small businesses, women-owned brands, and items created by people of color. You’re bound to find something for everyone on your list. Just don’t forget to treat yourself!” Below are lists of gifts handpicked by the star.
Oprah’s Pick For Fashion
Because comfort is undermined chiefly when it comes to women’s fashion, Says One Sneaker is one brand managed by women and focuses on the concerns of women. Founded by Allyson Felix, its designs are “comfy, supportive, and lightweight.” Oprah also admitted running in those shoes at the Tokyo Olympics, where she bagged a bronze medal.
Oprah also added the K. Carroll Kelsey Crossbody Satchel to her top picks of fashion. As proof that style didn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, the satchel founded by K.Carroll was recognized by Oprah for its classy camera bag-inspired silhouette, the array of compartments for easy organization, and the variety of colors. “Also, at $45, this is what I call bang for your buck,” she added.
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An inclusion of Eva Marsh gloves solves the problem of struggling to use phones with gloves on. The brand allows fans to remain warm and still type efficiently as the gloves are embedded with touch-screen capabilities. Oprah’s favorite thing about them is that they are unisex and striped.
Another on Oprah‘s list includes JLani jewels Diana earrings. As seen on several celebrities, the accessory is widely coveted and has been spotlighted for its minimalist appearance. According to Oprah, they are “timeless” and are usually 14-karat gold plated hoop earrings. They also have specific geometric designs.
Oprah’s Top Pick For Makeup
Her first pick goes to Sigma beauty essential travel-sized brush set. With a 20 percent off, the set comes with an array of makeup brushes constructed to blend, hold and apply foundation, lipstick, bronzer, and other facial cosmetics. The brand was founded by a group of women of color and launched in 2009.
Another on her list includes the Mischo beauty nail gift set. Owned by a person of color, the seven-color nail set boasts chip-resistant, long-lasting shades and does not comprise toluene, DBP, camphor, and parabens. Individually, they make excellent gifts for themselves and other beauty lovers.
Oprah’s Pick For Kitchen Items
Per an interview with Oprah Magazine, the star admitted to doing all her cooking herself. This alluded to the reason the Phillips 10-minute pasta maker made it to the top of her list.
With this equipment, fans can eat and enjoy fresh homemade pasta in ten minutes. Add all the ingredients, including the dry and wet ones, select the shape, and press a button.
After the fun that’s cooking, cleaning up can be dreadful. As a result, one of Oprah’s top picks for kitchen items includes the GreenPan 10-piece non-stick cookware set. It is stylish, classy, and easy to operate.
Oprah’s Pick For Winter
What are the holidays without snow? Because of its inevitability, fans need to be cloaked in the cozy, warm Ugg Gertrude teddy coat.
It possesses a double-breasted design which amplifies its design. According to Oprah, it is “the closest thing to wearing a bathrobe out in the real world.”
On her list, Oprah gives the nod to Tony Burch Boots. This brand combines both versatility and sleekness and does it well. According to Oprah, they can be counted regardless of the weather, and they work well on any outfit.
Another essential brand on Oprah’s list is the founder of Roam puffy slippers. Their origin comes from climate-friendly manufactured sugarcane. They possess a pillow-like architecture and are equally responsible for keeping feet dry.