16 Items We Love From Oprah’s “Favorite Things” List
The highly anticipated “Oprah’s Favorite Things” gift guide is full of chic kitchen and food items for all the home cooks and foodies in your life. From sleek appliances to truffle-infused condiments, you are sure to win the gift game this holiday season. Here, our 16 favorite finds for your home and kitchen.
Black + Decker Hand Mixer
No more scouring your kitchen drawers for loose beaters and whisks. This hand mixer by Black + Decker comes with a snap-on storage case for holding attachments. The mixer comes in eight different colors and includes two beaters, one whisk, and two dough hooks—perfect for any baking project you want to tackle.
Buy It: Helix Performance Premium 5-Speed Hand Mixer $23.99
Phillips Indoor Smokeless Grill
Oprah had to be convinced that this grill could stand up to its large, outdoor counterparts, but infrared technology and special reflectors ensure your meat and veggies are perfectly grilled every time. It only takes a minute for this grill to heat up, and cleanup is a breeze (the grid can either be wiped down, or placed into the dishwasher.) Now you can enjoy grilled steaks and kebabs from the comfort of your home, no matter the weather.
Buy It: Phillips Avance Smokeless Indoor Grill $279.95
This chic carbonation machine is perfect for the sparkling water lover in your life. Not only does it look sleek on a countertop, but it’s an economically (and environmentally) friendly way to keep up that sparkling water habit. The carbonator comes in stainless steel and brass.
Buy It: CARBONATOR II $199
Rabbit Electric Corkscrew
There are few things worse than opening up a special bottle of wine, only to discover pieces of cork floating in your glass. The latest model of the Rabbit electric corkscrew makes opening bottles convenient and cork-free. It comes in three stylish colors, and it’s compact enough to travel with.
Buy It: Rabbit R1 Electric Corkscrew $50
You may not be able to gift your girlfriends a trip to the Big Apple this year, but you can bring the flavors of the city to them with this Russ & Daughters New York Brunch Kit. This set serves six people some of the institution’s most-popular items: smoked salmon, cream cheese, bagels, chocolate babka, and coffee. Sounds like the perfect Christmas morning to us.
Buy It: Russ & Daughters New York Brunch Kit $140
Lasagna Trio Pan
This pan might just be your hack to making the whole family happy, without any extra cleanup. You can make up to three different types of lasagnas, casseroles, or cakes. It’s also great for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions (have a vegetarian in your family? Make one meat lasagna, and one veggie).
Buy It: Chicago Metallic Professional Lasagna Trio Pan $18.19
If George Clooney isn’t enough motivation for you to purchase a Nespresso, maybe Oprah will be. This is certainly the gift that keeps on giving, allowing you to make your favorite latte or cappuccino with the touch of a button in less than a minute.
Buy It: Nespresso Lattissima One Espresso Machine starting at $265.99
Truffle Hot Sauce
This black truffle-infused hot sauce is the latest addition to the truffle trend, and we are all for it. Truff boasts being the pinnacle of heat experience with their blend of truffle-infused chili peppers from Northern Italy, organic agave nectar from Mexico, and savory spices for a flavor even the most refined palate would enjoy.
Buy It: Truff Hot Sauce $17.98
This sleek juicer is the perfect gift for your favorite health nut who has been extra good this year. While this may be one of the pricier gifts on the list, Oprah says, “Give someone a green juice, and they drink for ten minutes; teach someone to use this easy-to-clean, simple-to-operate juicer, and they drink for life.” This juicer is unique in that its slow-squeeze technology ensures the freshest and highest-quality juice and also allows you to control the amount of pulp to fit your taste.
Buy It: Hurom Platinum Slow Juicer $699
Stainless Steel Straws
These copper-plated, reusable straws are both elegant and eco-friendly. The Izola brand encourages you to ditch the plastic counterpart for these as, “We live on the only known planet with margaritas. Do your part to help preserve it with washable straws that cut down on paper and plastic waste.” OK, you’ve convinced us. They have sold out on Amazon already, but keep checking back for a restock.
This is the perfect gift for a home cook to use on date night, or for your gluten-intolerant friend in need of some comfort food. This set comes with gluten-free truffle pasta made with rice and corn; white truffle oil; and powdered truffle seasoning.
Buy It: Sabatino Truffles Pasta Night
This gorgeous pitcher was handmade by Peruvian artisans and can double as a vase for your favorite flowers. It’s quirky and elegant, and works well in any kitchen. We can just picture it holding freshly-squeezed orange juice or a bouquet of primrose at a holiday brunch.
Buy It: Montes Doggett Pitcher $198
Charcuterie boards are trendy and perfect for the recent college grad or hostess in your life. This board is made with salvaged and reclaimed Hungarian wood, making it a gorgeous decorative accent in anyone’s home.
Buy It: White Mod Charcuterie Board $105
BBQ Sauce Sampler
Martin’s Bar-B-Que has been “spreading the gospel of whole hog barbecue” for over two decades, making itself a destination in Tennessee, and now Kentucky and Alabama. This set of small-batch sauce honors five of the South’s most popular sauce variations in a cute metal tub.
Buy It: Martin’s Bar-B-Que Sauce Bucket $49.95
Holographic Rainbow Tumblers
These vibrant, rainbow-colored glasses are perfect for the eclectic friends in your life and would be the talk of any dinner party. The glasses come in a set of four and will keep things lively all year long, whether you fill them with funky cocktails or water.
Buy It: Glitterville Rainbow Glass Tumblers $38.40
Bespoke Maple Syrup
Combine Vermont maple syrup with organic, fair-trade coffee beans roasted in Vermont, and you have a heavenly combination. Whether you are a coffee aficionado or have a massive sweet tooth, this is an excellent addition to add to your morning cup of Joe, to pour on top of a fluffy stack of pancakes, or to drizzle over ice cream.
Buy It: Organic Coffee-Infused Vermont Maple Syrup $34.99