20 of the best gift ideas from Oprah’s Favorite Things list of 2019

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Since 2002, Oprah has shared her list of favorite things with the world, boosting the demand for an array of products for holiday shoppers.

The items on her list have ranged from simple and readily available (in 2002 she chose Pillsbury Home Baked Classics frozen biscuits) to extravagant (she gifted 2010 audience members with a seven-day cruise because she loves cruising) — but every item has been wildly popular.

This year, 100 of her best-loved items for 2019 are available on Amazon. We have browsed and perused the offerings to present a curated collection of Oprah’s Favorite Things that you should definitely consider for anyone on your gift-shopping list.

Stainless Steel Water Bottles

These BPA-free and toxin-free @Jewelchic bottles come in four vivid designs, making this a fun and safe way to hydrate. It keeps hot beverages warm for up to 12 hours and cold drinks refreshing for up to 24 hours. You can feel really good about giving these as a gift since the designer is donating all proceeds to a foundation dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for girls and children in rural Zimbabwe.

Glass Drinking Straws

Plastic straws are largely being phased out around the world, but you don’t have to give up sipping from straws altogether. One of Oprah’s Favorite Things is this set of five reusable glass drinking straws from Better Houseware. The glass straws are non-toxic, BPA-free and dishwasher safe. They also have colored tips to help you remember whose is whose.

Blue Light Filtering Reading Glasses

Reading glasses might not come to mind when gift shopping, but these specs do more than make text more legible. Peepers’ women’s readers come in an array of fashionable colors and a range of magnification strengths. They protect eyes from UV light and may help to reduce digital eye strain, filtering more than 40% of blue light.

Reusable Cup

Made with natural fiber, cornstarch and resin, these reusable Ecoffee coffee cups come in four sizes and eight bright colors. The dishwasher-safe cups can be used again and again, offering an environmentally-safe option that doesn’t make your cup of Joe taste like metal.

A Guided Journal By Michelle Obama

The former first lady published this journal for the “journey of becoming” based on her best-selling memoir “Becoming.” With more than 150 questions and quotes, your recipient will be inspired to dig into self-discovery over the coming year.

Adult Paint By Numbers Kit

Have a wannabe Bob Ross on your holiday shopping list? This collection of paint by numbers kits from Pink Picasso provides everything a hopeful artist needs to create a dazzling piece of art. Ten kits are available; each one includes printed canvas, a four-brush set, acrylic paints and more.

Collection Of Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable bags are good for the earth, but they don’t have to be boring. In fact, they can even make a thoughtful gift when they are as stylish as these BAGGU shopping bags. More than 40 bright and beautiful designs are available and they are crafted from 100% ripstop nylon.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

If you know someone who wants to enjoy big beats on the go, this Sony speaker might be just the ticket. A passive radiator and a monaural speaker work together to provide boosted bass. It’s dust-proof and waterproof as well.

Art Kit For Kids

Encourage a young artist to dabble in a multitude of media with this Kid Made Modern studio in a box. The kit contains more than 60 pieces, ranging from pencils and markers to acrylics and watercolors. Even the environmentally-friendly packaging can be upcycled into artwork.

Assorted Herbal Tea Gift Set

If you aren’t able to wrap someone special in a warm hug, gift them with some VAHDAM hot tea instead (after all, it seems like a close second). Sourced directly from India’s choicest tea gardens by an independent company helping to empower millions of tea workers, this set includes an assortment of six healthful turmeric tea blends.

Warmies Slippers

What’s cozier than a fluffy pair of slippers? How about plush slippers that you slip into after warming them in the microwave? Available in four colors, these Intelex house shoes are filled with natural dried lavender that provides soothing aromatherapy benefits when heated.

Echo Dot Kids Edition

If you use Alexa to help with daily tasks and also have kids in your life, you can bet they are familiar with the helpful AI voice, too. Get them their own Echo Dot Kids Edition in blue or rainbow colors and keep them (and your Amazon account) safe while they listen to stories, play music and call approved friends and family. Parents can set time limits, review activity, filter content and more.

White Truffle Hot Sauce

For the friend who is a hot sauce connoisseur, TRUFF hot sauce fits the bill. The limited-release flavored gourmet sauce is made from ripe chili peppers and organic agave nectar and infused with seasonally rare white truffle, white truffle oil and organic coriander.

Luxury Soap Collection

It’s the sort of thing you’d likely never buy for yourself but would love to receive as a gift. This La Chatelaine collection of luxurious soaps would be ideal as a hostess gift or simply for someone special in your life who doesn’t really need or want anything in particular. Made from premium, sustainable ingredients (without unwanted ones, such as phthalates or parabens), the deliciously scented bars are rich and beneficial to use.

Touch Screen Gloves

Your recipient can stay toasty, look fashionable and still be able to use her phone if you gift her these Evolg gloves. Made from conductive yarn, the gloves allow for complete touchscreen access. Available in six color-block patterns, they are perfect for coordinating with jackets, scarves and sweaters.

Reversible Printed Throw

One can never have too many blankets or throws, especially when they are super soft and stylish. These G.I.L.I. reversible throws — with Berkshire Blanket & Home Co.’s Loftmink fabric on one side and faux fur on the other — are available in four patterns and come tucked into a ribbon-adorned gift box for simplified giving.

Gourmet Mustard

Hold the mustard? Not when it’s this flavorful, thank you. Surprise your favorite home chef with this tasty collection from Wilder Condiments, which includes sweet and hot mustard, jalapeno mustard and classic yellow mustard. The condiments are made from all-natural ingredients with no additives, preservatives or artificial flavors.

Trailblazer Tees

Give a special little girl a true superhero to learn about, look up to and proudly represent. The Piccolina collection of Trailblazer Tees features a range of strong, smart, world-changing women such as Malala Yousafzai, Frida Kahlo and Susan B. Anthony in fun, colorful prints.

Sky Series Puzzles

The person on your list who loves a challenge will appreciate any of the Printworks puzzles in this collection. Three striking images of the sky at different times of day have been made into 500-piece jigsaw puzzles including dusk, dawn and night.

Reflective Dog Bandana

Oprah thought of every type of family member and friend when she created her list, even the furry ones. These SPOT THE DOG! high-visibility bandanas slip on in a snap and help protect your pooch outside.

Are you ready to buy all your gifts from Oprah’s list? Sounds like a plan!

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