Oprah's 2016 Favorite Things Gift Guide Offers 21 Picks You'll Want Yourself
It's finally here: the comprehensive list of random but brilliant items recommended by Oprah herself to absolutely change your life. That's right, Oprah's Favorite Things Gift Guide 2016 has arrived (yes, the very one people wait all year to comb through). Her lists are world-famous and always have a huge variety of items, which is why the list makes it so easy to pick something up for everyone in your life.
I personally love to scope out "The Traveler" section of her gift guide, but you can also shop for categories like, "Under $50," "The Techie," "The Fashionista," "The Beauty Buff," "The Host," "The Foodie," "Little Ones," and "The Homebody." Because there are so many categories, you're sure to find something for all of your friends and family based off of her list.
This year Oprah's wish list is filled with gadgets, delicious food, homeware, comfy clothes, pretty makeup, and much more. And the best thing about them is that they are practical and all functional items you'll actually use. Oprah's Favorite Things List is the ultimate gift guide this season with so many options and cool things that you probably hadn't thought of giving. Ahead, I selected 21 exceptionally cool items from the list that are sure to spur a smile once unwrapped.
1Let Your Feet Thank You
Let's face it: In the winter, your feet can start to look pretty bad. You're wearing boots all of the time and it's often really dry. Treat your feet with this kit that includes rose essential oil foot cream, rose and lime soaking salts, a pair of fuzzy socks, and a pair of treatment socks.
2Keep Items Safe On The Plane While You Sleep
I don't know how many times I have dropped my phone on the floor while I'm sleeping during a long haul flight. This comfortable neck pillow has an organizer where you can store your phone, passport, and whatever other necessities you brought with you, so you don't leave them behind.
3Serve Your Guests The Most Delicious Wine Ever
A good glass of red should be decanted, so that it has time to breathe correctly. It's also smart to use a strainer to remove any impurities or sediment that may have gathered over the years. Your guests will thank you for serving them the most delicious glass of wine they've ever had.
4Infuse Water With Delicious Flavors For A More Satisfying Drink
Stay hydrated in a more fun (and tasty) way. This functional water bottle has a center section that you can fill with fruits, herbs, vegetables, or whatever flavors you love. You'll find yourself drinking so much more water.
5Serve Food On Fun Plates During Your Next Dinner Party
The marble finish trend is everywhere right now. And these beautiful hand-painted plates are perfect for serving food. They're so much more fun than your regular everyday plates, plus, no two plates will look alike — making it a one-of-a-kind gift.
6Grow Your Own Herb Garden In Your Home
If you're usually not a green thumb, an herb growing kit is a great way to try again. You can grow cilantro, mint, and rosemary, and once you've mastered the spices, you can move onto veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce.
7Get A Bright Idea With An Adult Coloring Book
Help yourself get rid of stress and relax with a calming adult coloring book. Did you know that using one of these actually helps improve concentration, focus, and creativity? Plus, it'll make your desk look even brighter.
8Keep Things Sweet With A Treat
Chocolate Chip, Triple Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Citrus Cranberry: My stomach is growling. Give someone the gift of something sweet like this gourmet cookie set. They'll love it.
9Purify Skin With A Natural Toner
Rejuvenate and calm your skin with a toner made with organic aloe, willow bark, green tea, grape seed extract, and more. Your skin and your complexion will start to look flawless with daily use.
10Make Each Step Count With A Fitness Tracker
Automatically track steps, distance, sleep quality, and more. This special edition version comes with a gold detail, making it a cute accessory for everyday wear.
11Make Holding Your Cell Phone And Cards A Whole Lot Easier
Sometimes you don't want to go out holding a whole purse. This wristlet-slash-crossbody cell phone case is the perfect alternative. You can store a credit card, cash, and an ID in the case, and it comes in six different colors.
12Listen To Your Tunes Wirelessly While You Work Out
With the release of the iPhone 7, wireless headphones are a bit of a necessity now. These beats are sweat- and water-resistant, which makes them perfect for workouts, and they hold up to 12 hours of battery life. And if your battery starts to get low, plug them in to charge for five minutes, and Fast Fuel will give you an hour of play time.
13Make Travel Easier With A Super High-Tech Suitcase
Travel just got easier with this amazing carry-on suitcase. It comes in seven different colors, but that's not even the best part: Charge devices on-the-go with its two USB ports, weigh your suitcase with the carry handle, keep your belongings safe with the built-in TSA lock, and track your case via Bluetooth. This has been added to my list!
14Keep Fingers Nice And Toasty With Touchscreen Gloves
I know I'm guilty of needing to be on my phone 24/7. Unfortunately, that means that sometimes my hands get super cold during the winter months. So I end up taking off one glove to text, and I lose it. This trio set of touchscreen gloves not only work with your cellphone, but if you lose one, you have a backup.
15Flood Your Room With An Amazing Scent
Fill your room with earthy scents using a soy wax candle. Featuring scents like Clove, Eucalyptus, Basil, and more, you'll find a combination that you love. Plus, the reusable concrete jars come with a poem printed on the side, making it a great addition to your home decor.
16Don't Forget About A Gift For Your Furry Friend
When I saw this I immediately thought of how cute this would be for my brother's new dog, Dakota. This adorable bucket comes filled with toys and delicious treats. After all, you can't forget about your pet during the holidays!
17Help Someone Pamper Themselves With A Beauty Gift Set
Everyone deserves a good pampering night-in, and a gift set filled with the essentials will get the relaxation started. This one comes with sea salt scrub, bubble bath, hand cream, and two cotton hand towels. All of the products in this set are made with carrot oil, which is rich in vitamins that help moisturize skin. If carrot isn't your thing, you can also try scents like grapefruit and blood orange, or wild ginger and agave.
18Stay Comfy In Really Soft Sweatpants
Bamboo pants are super comfortable and super breathable. They make for the perfect outfit when it's too cold to go outside and you just want to snuggle up under a blanket.
19Say Goodbye To Cold Feet
If you have wood or tile floors in your home, the ground can be cold. A pair of open toed slippers are great because they'll keep your feet warm, but not so warm they're sweating. These ones help reduce stress on your legs and back that can be caused by walking around barefoot.
20Snuggle Up In A Soft Blanket
Throw blankets make great accent pieces in a bedroom or living room. They're really cozy and really functional items. This one is super soft, made in Italy, and comes in 15 different colors, so you can find the right one for your room.
21Grill Up Some Food Inside
If you live in a tiny apartment, counter space can often be limited. That means you should reach for appliances that are multifunctional. This grill has seven cooking functions including contact grill and panini press, open full griddle, open full grill, half grill, half griddle, waffle iron mode, and oven broiler mode. Talk about counter space well used.
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