It wouldn’t be the holidays without one of our favourite traditions: pouring over the annual list of Oprah’s Favourite Things! The list is chalk full of unique and fabulous gift ideas, so if you’re looking for some gift-giving inspiration, it’s worth perusing before you start your shopping this year. Believe it or not, the widely adored lifestyle guru has been sharing her larger-than-life Christmas wish list with us for 22 years now. She definitely has the golden touch: any item on her coveted list instantly becomes one of the most sought-after gifts of the holiday season. There’s even more to love this year, as it’s her biggest list ever, and it’s packed with all kinds of must-have gifts and little luxuries that are sure to catch your eye – or that of someone on your holiday shopping list. Here are our top 10 picks from Oprah’s Favourite Things 2017.
Image credit: The Oprah Magazine: Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2017.
1. Violet and Brooks Grace Earring Post Quint (Available at Violet and Brooks)
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Who doesn’t love a little bling? This sparkly little set of 5 pairs of post earrings from Violet and Brooks is delivered in a velvet pouch, making it a lovely gift for someone special. Psst, you can get 20% off with the promo code OPRAH!
Oprah says: “Confession: I waited until I was 51 to get my ears pierced. You probably know someone who did it sooner – she’ll be thrilled to unwrap this pretty set of five pairs of gold-plated earrings. And you can’t beat that price!”
2. PUDUS Brand Slipper Socks (available at London Drugs)
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It’s easy to see how these babies made the list. These PUDUS Brand Slipper Socks are super cozy and super cute. The ultra soft lining will make your feet feel like your floating on clouds, plus the PUDUS silicone grippers on the soles will provide anti-slip traction to keep you from sliding all over the house. They’re available in a wide range of colours and patterns at London Drugs. They’ll make a great gift for pretty much anyone on your list.
Oprah says: “I put on these cozy sock slippers for the Favourite Things shoot, and I loved them! So will anyone you give them to, from toddlers to grandmas.
3. Vionic Midi-Perf Slip-On Sneakers (Available at Vionic Shoes)
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These slip-on sneakers from Vionic will make any shoe fanatic jump with glee! They have a perforated leather upper, plus a removable microfiber-covered orthotic insert to keep your feet happy all day. Chic and comfortable? We’ll take a pair in each colour!
Oprah says: “Treat feet to these sneakers designed to hug arches and support natural alignment with an orthotic insert. They’re super comfortable!”
4. Coatology Classic Long Vest (Available at Coatology NYC)
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We all have that one friend that’s always cold. Well here’s your chance to bundle them up in something luxuriously cozy! Coatology’s Classic Long Vests come in a selection of eye-catching hues and neutral shades, so you can find their favourite colour. They’re filled premium down and have an ultra lightweight techno fabric exterior, with a shaped fit. There’s even a matching mini travel pouch included so it’s easy to stow away.
Oprah says: “Want to take the chill off your outdoor life? You’ll stay cozy in this light down-filled vest. The thigh-covering length and shapely cut will boost your look from meh to marvelous.”
5. Cuisinart Air Fryer Convection Oven (Available at London Drugs)
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The Cuisinart AirFryer Convection Oven is a true multitasker. It’s a premium full-size toaster oven that also features a built-in air fryer. So it can bake, broil, toast, and air-fry all in one. Air frying uses ultra powerful hot air to prepare your usual fried favourites, like French fries or even a full-sized chicken, in a healthier way. This appliance is meant to sit on your countertop, rather than being stowed away in a cupboard like most deep fryers, since you’ll get lots of regular use out of its toaster oven features.
Oprah says: “A toaster oven that bakes, broils, toasts, and has a built-in air fryer? What else can you ask for?”
6. Barefoot Dreams Luxe Milk Jersey Piped Pajama Set (Available at Barefoot Dreams)
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Time to toss those holey old sweatpants, and finally lounge in luxury! These Luxe Milk Jersey Piped Pajama Sets are made in the classic borrowed-from-the-boys style. The piping gives them a refined look, but the fit is all about relaxation.
Oprah says: “I am a student of pajamas. In fact, the reason I started Favourite Things 21 years ago was that I had a great pair to share. The only drawback with my latest loves is that they’re so soft and stretchy, you won’t want to wear anything else.”
7. Bellocq Chai Gift Set (Available at Bellocq)
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Perfect hostess gift alert! This set of fine chai blends from Bellocq comes packaged in two yellow, handcrafted traveller caddies, tied with ribbons and ready to gift. There’s even a hand-woven, silver-plated tea strainer included. The two teas, No. 18 Afghani Chai and No. 39 Hindu Holiday, are heartily spiced and perfectly indulgent. Use the code OPRAH for 20% off.
Oprah says: “These need to be sipped and seen. The canisters are as elegant as it gets. As for the organic loose-leaf teas: Canyon Chai and caffeine-free, fair-trade Hindu Holiday are spiced with cardamom, ginger, and rose petals.”
8. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush (Available at London Drugs)
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Say hello to the Ferrari of electric toothbrushes. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush has a special Deep Clean mode for an invigorating clean. Plus, the AdaptiveClean and DiamondClean brush heads will provide your pearly whites with 10x more plaque removal, versus a manual toothbrush. That means healthier gums and whiter teeth in just 2 weeks! The brush comes with a chic Charger Glass that you can simply place the toothbrush in to charge. The Charging Travel Case charges via USB or wall outlet, so you can take your DiamondClean on-the-go anywhere!
Oprah says: “The first Sonicare made the list 20 years ago, and it’s only gotten better – literally one of my favourite things that I use twice a day. This year’s version is a smart toothbrush with an app that gives feedback on brushing habits, four super effective brush heads for different cleaning modes, and sensors to adjust intensity or tell you if you missed a spot. Trust me, you’ll look for excuses to brush.”
9. Louvelle Dahlia Shower Cap (available at Louvelle Wear)
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Louvelle is the creator of the original turban style shower caps, inspired by bohemian glamour. Their caps are made from a silky quick dry stretch fabric with a waterproof lining. These oh-so-chic caps come in a variety of trend-setting patterns so you can shower in style while protecting your luscious locks. Use the code OPRAH to receive 20% off!
Oprah says: “It’s no secret that this country is deeply divided. But here’s one thing we can all agree on: Every woman needs a good shower cap! These turban-style numbers have quick-dry fabric and a waterproof lining.”
10. Rock Scissor Paper Pint-Sized Cuties Baby Bodysuits (Available at Rock Scissor Paper)
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Bodysuits are all the rage for adults and babies alike this year. These extra adorable little bodysuits (read: onesies) from Rock Scissor Paper have totally stolen our hearts. Our favourite? Definitely the ‘Future is Female’ bodysuit. We wish that one came in adult sizes too!
Oprah says: “What are the most fashionable infants wearing this season? These sweet outfits that come in pint-size ice cream cartons. They’re two scoops of darling.”
Britta is the founder of VancouverVogue.com, a fashion and beauty blog based out of Vancouver, Canada. Britta is a prominent member of the Vancouver fashion and beauty community, and is also a luxury and lifestyle brand PR specialist with White Rabbit Communications.