The midterms are over and Thanksgiving is near, but Oprah is already getting us in the holiday season with her annual Oprah’s Favorite Things Gift Guide. If you didn’t already know, each year Oprah curates a list of dozens of gifts that she’s given her stamp of approval. This is the 22nd year that Oprah has been sharing her gift guide with us. It will be featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, which hits newsstands nationwide on November 20th.
These gifts range from cool gadgets, beauty products to kitchen accessories. On the low end, there is a $15 bottle of spicy, black-truffle-infused hot sauce to the $1,000 55 inch TV that disappears into the wall! Her picks include everything from the new iPhone XR and a shag throw blanket to stocking stuffers. There are even a few kids toys on her list too! In addition to catering to different people in your life, this year’s guide also includes a wide range of prices! The total list from Oprah includes 107 products – which is the longest the list has ever been! However, what we’re really excited about is that this year the list includes 50 items under $50! (HOLLA!)
Even better, most of these items are listed on Amazon. It’s like Oprah is speaking to our souls – give us an amazing gift that’s not cheap, but affordable, and we can shop from the very comfort of our couches, in pajamas, drinking coffee. She knows us oh so well. But let us warn you, once Oprah dons something as her Favorite Thing, it’s going to sell out fast! Don’t wait until Black Friday sales to try and score some of these items, because you might be out of luck.
If you want to peruse the entire list – you can do so here. However, we know that all of you Modern Day Moms are ballin’ on a budget so we’re going to focus on those frugal $50 and under gifts that you can easily find on Amazon!
Areaware Gradient Puzzle / $15
The gradient puzzle is a vibrant way to meditate on color. The act of putting it together is slow and deliberate, where the color of each piece is used to locate its proper position. This is a great family fun activity to pass some time during the holidays!
Truffle Infused Hot Sauce / $17.99
With no limit to indulgence, Truff sourced its ingredients with an open mind and a sophisticated palate. Truff uses ripe red chili peppers infused with black truffle oil from Northern Italy and organic agave nectar from Jalisco, Mexico. It’s all tied together with a hint of Organic Cumin, and of course, NO Preservatives, EVER.
Letters for a Year / $15.96
This extra-special, extra-large book of letters puts a new twist on the bestselling Letters to My. . . series. It includes 52 prompted, tear-out-and-send letters that offer inspiration for a year’s worth of correspondence, from notes of appreciation to just because hellos. A gift to give, to keep, and to send.
EMPOWERED by Maya J bracelets are as meaningful as they are beautiful. Each word is intended to inspire, empower and celebrate women. EMPOWERED bracelets are meant to be worn and gifted to spread love, strength, and positivity. They look even better stacked!
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE – An exquisite collection of 3 natural & delicious Chai Teas packaged in beautiful gold tin cans & inserted in a luxury presentation box. Christmas, in a cup. This Tea set is a perfect tea gift set/tea gift basket/tea gift box & tea sampler gift set.
Holiday Family Jammies and Jumpbee / $16.95 – $19.99
Tis the season to be jolly in matching family jammies. Get in on the biggest trend of the holidays!
Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories / $13.51
For the last fifty years, Jacques P pin has created lushly hand-illustrated journals to keep track what he cooked for friends, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and holidays. This book collects P pin’s favorite paintings so you can commemorate your own dinners: the dishes you serve, the wines that accompany them, and even the music you play. Choose from the more than 75 charmingly designed borders and use it to frame your menu. In the space on the opposite page, your guests can sign their names and write little notes.
Harper Crossbody / $19.99
The perfect size bag your busy days! RFID protected card slots ensure your privacy. Big enough to fit your lipstick, cards, money and more. Includes a carabiner clip to attach to your belt – more options to go hands-free!
Helix Hand MIxer / $23.99
This set includes two helix beaters, two dough hooks, and one wire whisk; allowing you to quickly create a cake and cookie batters, bread doughs, spreads and dips, homemade whipped cream, whipped egg whites for a tasty meringue, and many more delicious recipes.
Professional Lasagna Trio Pan / $27
The Chef Tony Trisagna Pan will help you prepare food that will please everybody in the family. Whip up 3 different types of lasagna with this convenient tray. It’s the perfect solution for picky eaters or those with dietary restrictions. Each compartment has its own lifter to allow the grease to drain underneath and for easy serving.
Holiday Dippers / $50
Eli’s Holiday Dippers are hand dipped in dark chocolate and “spruced” up for the holidays with hand decorated green chocolate drizzle and a sprinkle of nonpareils, making the dipper look like a Christmas tree in the snow. Enjoy frozen! Box of 7.
Gourmet Bundt Cakes / $36
This gourmet, made from scratch, Key Lime Cake is what made us famous! There are layers of Key Lime flavor making this an extra moist cake with key lime cream cheese frosting. Delicious and beautifully packaged for the perfect holiday, birthday or corporate gift.
Carl the Drinking Chocolate Snowman / $38
Carl the Drinking Chocolate Snowman is the magical brainchild from Kate Weiser Chocolate-based out of Dallas, TX who creates lasting Holiday memories wherever he goes. Why Carl? Carl stands for C.hocolate A.nd R.eal L.ove and that’s exactly what he will bring to your friends and family. Carl is made entirely out of dark chocolate with a belly full of hot cocoa mix and a head full of mini marshmallows. Take Carl home, place him in a pot of milk over the stove and watch him melt into delicious hot cocoa for the whole family.
Face to Face Napkins / Gather and Give Thanks / $48
Sweet Words are written on fabric that will encourage intentional consequences every day & on special occasions around the table.
Terra Candles / $48
Hand poured into neutral blush terracotta vessels, each lightly glazed pot is suitable for a candle yet breathable enough to house a plant, which means they will age and take on a unique patina throughout the candle’s life. A bit of wabi-sabi charm!
Jetsetter Mini Travel Pillow / $49
Wrap your neck in luxury and comfort with our down alternative, neck hugging Jetsetter MINI. Complete with 100% cotton washable, zippered pink protector embroidered with an italic text “Life’s a Journey” in an orange colored thread. Each pillow is filled with The Pillow Bar’s luxurious blend of hypo-allergenic, washable polyester fiberfill.
Grow Your Own Christmas Tree / $14
The perfect gift to mail across the miles, or give for shut-ins, dorm rooms, grandparents with small quarters, etc. Remove the lid, add water, and place it in a bright spot and watch as it sprouts in 8-10 days.
Looking for the entire list of Oprah’s Favorite Things under $50? Check it out here