Oprah's talk show was fun and engaging, but perhaps some of her best shows were the ones where she reviewed her favorite things. She'd go through several of her favorite items for the season and share what she loved about each one. Then she would send every member of her audience home with armloads of her favorite things.
Oprah's favorite things make great options for holiday gift buying. Your friends, family, and co-workers are going to love these items, and you won't break the bank buying them. Simplify your Christmas shopping by choosing from these inexpensive, but exciting items.
This list is taken directly from hers and includes her favorite things along with what makes it such a great gift.
We know that Oprah’s popularity causes lots of these items to completely sell out, so we are also going to include some good alternatives for the most in-demand products. These items were all under $50 at the writing of the article.
Oprah’s Favorite Things Under $50
Peepers Sunglasses are more than just sunglasses. They are made for those who enjoy reading and being outdoors.
The tinted reading glasses are designed to allow for reading outdoors. Peepers offer UV400 protection for your eyes while also allowing you to read the fine print.
Pajamas the whole family can be comfy in. Burt's Bees offers a full line of jammies with sizes and styles designed to fit everyone from babies to adults. Choose from classic plaid, two-piece sets, gowns, or onesies in many sizes.
Who hasn't wrestled with either a charger cord or earbud cords? No matter what you do, they always manage to tangle!
Remove frustration for a friend or family member with Oprah's choice, MyTagAlongs cases designed to organize and store all types of earbuds and charger cords. Never lose or fight to untangle them again.
Does someone on your list wear makeup? Do they like to blend and be creative? Oprah's O! Brushes.
They are manufactured with high-quality materials and fit in your hand perfectly and comfortably to make applying and blending makeup that much more enjoyable.
Let your friends in on the conversation as Oprah converses with some of today's most inspiring thought leaders. Their conversations were recorded and then condensed into sound bites so others can glean from their life-changing wisdom.
Give the gift of nourishment for the soul and original thinking to someone you love.
Give the child on your Christmas list a gift that will last a lifetime with Letters to Me, When I Grow Up. This keepsake book contains writing prompts to help kids tell their own stories.
- Prompts help them compile lists, draw pictures or dream about what they want to do when they grow up. The bound book of 12 letters is an excellent gift for children and a keepsake for the children they will have one day.
Looking for a small token of appreciation for a teacher or party you didn't know about? Maybe you just need a last-minute stocking stuffer. The Tocca Hand Cream Collection provides the perfect solution.
They absorb quickly without being greasy as they replenish moisture. Fragrant and rich, the hand creams are deeply soothing.
Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long with the Great Thought a Day notepad. It contains 365 inspiring notes along with space to write personal thoughts.
Give your friends space to stir up creativity, find inspiration and channel their feelings throughout the next year with these specially designed notepads.
The Pudus Lumberjack Slipper Socks keep the feet warm and snuggly on cold winter days. These stylish slippers are just stretchy enough to provide a great fit. Use them for a stocking stuffer for everyone from the baby to grandma.
Socks are soft and cozy, and have just enough traction to be safe.
These poster-sized jigsaw puzzles are fun and educational. Each decorative five-sided box contains an animal head-shaped puzzle and an informative insert with tons of fun facts as well as an image of the puzzle for reference.
Enjoy giving something unique that the entire family will cherish.
No wonder this is on Oprah's list of favorites! It's an ingenious way to keep herbs fresh longer. The preserver is designed to fit in the fridge door and has a lift up lid to access contents easily.
Clear sides allow the herbs inside to be easily identified. Informal and formal cooks will appreciate keeping herbs fresh longer.
Anyone can make their own tasty soft-serve sherbet or sorbet with this frozen dessert maker. Achieving a healthy, tasty treat is easy.
Just add frozen fruit and out comes a delicious treat with a consistency close to that of ice cream. Recipes are included, or you can create your own tasty treats.
Exquisite relaxation in a bottle is the only way to describe LoLLIA Dream Bubble Bath. Luxurious white tea and honeysuckle fragrances packaged in a beautiful container can lead to a wonderfully relaxing evening after a long day, or just some "me" time to unwind.
Open a bottle to experience the relaxing escape, or give a gentle getaway to a friend. There'll be no regrets.
Enjoy built-in convenience with this foldable mirror. It's just the right size and folds up flat so it will fit on your desk, vanity, or handbag. Sized perfectly for those on-the-go makeup touchups or dealing with contacts.
Choose from one of several bold, shimmery colors. It also makes a great last-minute party gift or stocking stuffer, or grab one for your own handbag.
This sample set contains seven different hot sauce flavor combinations that range from mild to super-hot. It's perfect for those who love hot sauce as well as those who would like to sample a few to see what they prefer.
Packaged in the shape of a dynamite bundle, it adds a decorative element to the kitchen or table. Experience flavors from mild to the hottest ghost pepper!
Bluetooth Speakers in the likeness of kid's favorite pets make listening to their choice of music much more fun. The rechargeable battery allows for portability, so it can go where you go.
The built-in mic provides hands-free options, and the Bluetooth means it's easy to connect with a variety of other devices like tablets and smartphones.
Weighing fruits and vegetables just got easier and more convenient with the combination weighing bowl and scale. The 11-pound scale can be used by itself, with the weighing bowl or with other containers.
The bowl is uniquely shaped with a rolled edge so it allows for easy pouring keeping messes to a minimum. The bowl also inverts for easy storage.
Bodysuits for babies are convenient for mom and comfortable for baby. The one-piece suits are made of 100% cotton which provides a soft, comfortable fit for baby. Each body suit bears one of eight cute screen-printed images that are as cute as the kid wearing it.
They are available in various colors and make perfect baby shower gifts.
Look no further for a stylish glove that provides fashion and comfort. Talbots women's gloves are constructed out of lamb's wool and nylon. It's the perfect combination of soft and perfect fit. Make a fashion statement with the double- ruffle cuffs.
One size fits almost everyone and the gloves slide on smoothly and feel great!
Looking for a unique gift for that special someone? This full liter of Grade A Amber Vermont Maple Syrup comes in a decorative box. This pure Vermont syrup looks like a bottle of fine wine. It can add the perfect touch to holiday meals.
Pure maple syrup is 100% organic. It's perfect for giving, but you'll be tempted to use it on your own pancakes and waffles.
Give the gift of the Napa Valley. This trio of seasonal preserves is made from prime, hand-picked fruit from the Clif Family Organic Farm and other local farmers in the Napa Valley.
One bottle of each strawberry preserves, apple butter, and peach preserves are the perfect touch for any kitchen table. Use it on toast, or with cheese and your favorite Clif Family Wine.
Nothing says "home" like a freshly baked apple pie. Give the gift of a homemade, straight from the farm apple pie cooked to perfection. Apples and cinnamon are combined and baked in a light, flaky, buttery pie crust.
Pies are packaged in a reusable wooden crate for that homemade feel. Your pie-loving friends are going to enjoy this unique, homemade, tasty gift.
What's better than rich, dark chocolate? Four times the chocolate. K+M chocolate contains four different chocolates including milk chocolate Nicaragua, dark milk Nicaragua, dark milk Ecuador and Dark Peru.
All these are made by the acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller. These chocolate blends are perfect for any true chocolate lover or those who like a variety.
This triple insulated stainless steel container maintains drink temperatures both cold and hot. The spill-resistant lid reduces spills. The stylish cup is easy to clean due to its removable silicone band. It has easy grip sides to ensure the glass is easy to grasp and to reduce spilling.
The stainless steel cup is available in many attractive colors. It keeps cold items cold for up to nine hours and hot things hot for about four hours.
Slice, spread, and spear with The Cheese Knife. The multipurpose design ensures you have everything you need for handling fine cheeses. Firm cheeses are sliced through with the sharpened edge, the pointed tip cuts the hardest aged cheese, and the tip can spear pieces for serving.
It can also be used for spreading soft cheeses. It's definitely a do-it-all cheese knife.
This beautiful Italian hand-blown cruet makes the perfect gift for the cook in your circles. Fill it with a nice oil or vinegar for an exquisite touch. What a stylish way to display vinegars and oils.
The spout is removable, so it's easy to dispense the contents and makes cleanup quick and simple. The cruet set makes a unique and classy gift to spruce up cooking while adding a decorative touch to the kitchen.
Are you tired of chasing your partner's lost wallet? Do you keep losing your phone? The Orbit Card Bluetooth Tracker has you both covered. The Orbit app can locate a lost wallet with one tap.
For a lost phone, tap the button on the card and find the ringing phone. If your loved one loses their wallet, the app can help locate the Bluetooth card. Includes a charging cable to ensure the rechargeable battery stays charged.
A stylish stoneware mug designed to mimic vintage tin cups and even contain a realistic distressed edge. Mugs come in packs of four and are available in 11 different colors. Mugs are microwave safe, freezer safe and can be placed in the dishwasher.
Durable and hefty mugs hold 16 ounces of your favorite drink.
This women's padded travel bag is ideal for protecting eyeglasses, jewelry, or phones. The washable kit is constructed with extra padding to help protect any crushable items from breaking. It's available in a range of colors and with a complementary print lining.
Protect breakables with this lightweight travel kit designed to be practical, functional and stylish.
The Footnanny Gift Set includes shower gel, body lotion, and hand soap. Pamper yourself with this self-care kit, or give it as a gift to someone who needs a break. The fresh linen fragrance is gentle and relaxing.
It's pre-packaged as a gift set, so it makes an attractive gift. Men and women can appreciate the unisex linen scent.
Give an edible gift with the Model Bakery English Muffin Set. Six original English muffins and six organic spelt English muffins (lower in gluten) for a delicious even dozen. These tasty slightly crunchy, slightly flaky muffins make an extra delightful gift.
Items must be refrigerated within two days, but can also be frozen and saved for later.
Have a canine friend on your holiday gift list? How about a nice earth-friendly gift set for the dog in your life? The Harry Barker Gift Set makes a perfect gift for doggy friends. Tasty treats are boxed in a decorative gingham colored tin made of recycled metal, and the chew toy is constructed of recycled yarn.
It's good for the doggy and good for the earth!
Give the gift of frozen Josh Pond blueberries. Josh Pond Farms in Maine harvest organic wild blueberries and freeze them within 24 hours. Nutritious and good for you, these flavor-packed berries are exceptional on yogurts, salads, or pancakes.
Since they are frozen, use them to make a fresh sorbet.
The Gratitude jar is a great way to express what you are grateful for. The hand-blown glass jar comes with a package of 365 bronze foil cards. Each day of the year, write down one thing you are thankful for on one of the cards.
At the end of the year, read the cards and reflect on the things you were grateful for over the last year. Makes a great gift for a family.
Make your own cold brew on the go with the portable insulated cold brewer from Asobu. Cold brew at work or at home with the spill-proof stainless steel mug. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee using your choice of medium ground coffee.
The mesh filter prevents grounds from getting in the cup. It's vacuum sealed and insulated, so it'll store your tasty treat for up to 24 hours.
Celebrate the imagination of one of the greatest showman ever, P.T. Barnum, with the soundtrack, music, and lyrics. Stream it, get the MP3 or audio CD and enjoy the original motion picture soundtrack of the Greatest Showman.
The recording contains the original songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul played by various artists including "This is Me."
Know someone who enjoys wearing beautiful earrings? This set of five gold-plated earrings for pierced ears makes an exquisite gift. Earrings are about a quarter inch in diameter. Beautiful crystal, faux pearl, and pave' in a gold-plated setting.
Earrings come in a colorful velvet pouch making it a beautiful gift and storage holder.
The woman in your life will enjoy this beautiful turban-style shower cap. The outside is made of quick dry fabric, and the lining is waterproof. It's a fashionable way to protect your hair while showering.
Choose from numerous styles and colors. Gather long hair and put the cap on from front to back like other shower caps. Also, it helps protect your hairline when applying or removing makeup.
Hopefully you’ve found a thing (or two) to make your gift-giving easier this year. Even though Oprah releases her list around Christmastime, these items are perfect for multiple occasions: birthdays, Mother’s Day, baby showers, and more! There’s something for everyone on this list, including yourself. And none of them are going to cause you to burn through your bank account. Score! Make sure you grab them before they’re gone.
What’s your favorite item out of Oprah’s (affordable) Favorite Things?