I'd like to think that I'd be as generous as Oprah if I had the kind of bank balance that she has. She gives cars away by the dozen, and lavishes friends, family, and lucky studio audiences with gifts like $500 sheets, $200 popcorn, and plenty of other swag ranging in price from several hundred to a couple thousand bucks. But, alas, my bank balance is nothing like Oprah's.
Each year her gift lists come out and I look at all the stuff along with everyone else. I wish I was in her audience to receive one of each fabulous thing, but I never am.
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Luckily, her good taste is free. And even luckier, buried within all the super luxe items there are always a few things that are affordable for us regular folk. I've done the legwork and looked through years past to collect 37 of Oprah's favorite things that are actually affordable. Enjoy!
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Your Bag Doesn't Have to be a Black Hole if You Use a LittBag Organizer
via: Amazon"Keep tabs on out-and-about essentials like ChapStick and keys with these removable handbag organizers built with long-lasting LEDs. So easy to shift from a workday satchel to a weekend purse." - Oprah Easily switch between purses while keeping all your essentials organized and conveniently within reach with the LittBag purse insert. But what sets LittBag apart from the pack is definitely the 2 LEDs that make finding what you need easier than ever.
Make a Daily Habit of Writing in One of These Charming Desk Size Journals
via: Amazon"These pretty notebooks emblazoned with frown-erasing messages are just waiting for you to jot down everything from tiny musings to big dreams." - Oprah Whether you use it as your daily planner, personal journal, or for penning your best seller, these World Traveler Desk Size Journals will inspire you to write every day. Choose from several cover styles for the perfect inspirational message or simple design to help make putting pen to paper a daily act of self care.
Treat Yourself to a Smooth and Creamy Dessert With No Added Fats, Sugars, or Unpronounceable Ingredients With This Healthy Frozen Dessert Maker
via: Amazon"We have a winner! In goes the frozen fruit, out comes silky sorbet. Did I mention that frozen berries and bananas equal zero Weight Watchers points, that the price is amazing, and that I make a soft-serve treat every night?" — Oprah You can make fresh, homemade sorbet with the push of a button with this Healthy Frozen Dessert Maker. Gather whatever is fresh and handy - mango, banana, maybe berries and mint - and treat yourself!
Holiday Matching Pajamas Aren't JUST For the Holidays
via: Amazon"I love these with a passion! Last year I bought lots of pairs to give to everyone I could think of; all my girls wore them at the Thanksgiving table. You can dress the whole family—there’s even a matching bandanna for the dog. See you on Insta!" —Oprah" I was sold at "matching bandana for the dog." These 100% organic, GOTS certified, breathable cotton Family Matching Pajamas are a perfect fit for any family.
These Gorgeous, Ultra Realistic I AM Animal Puzzles Make a Great Gift for a Puzzle Lover
via: Amazon"Looking for a good low-tech way to hang out? A poster-size animal-head puzzle can keep you busy for hours. It's good for parents and kids!" — Oprah These puzzles are seriously a work of art! I can't choose which is my favorite. The lion? Maybe the elephant? Whichever you choose, know that these Madd Capp Puzzles are not for the feint of heart. According to the reviews, they are HARD and amazing.
These Reading Sunglasses Come in Magnification Strengths from 1X-3X
via: Amazon"People, these are the glasses! Tinted readers designed for outdoors, they let you see fine print and give your eyes UV400 protection to boot." — Oprah Well, these are nothing short of genius. For those of us who need a little extra for reading, but aren't quite at spring-for-prescription-sunglasses levels of eye strain, these fun, colorful, and stylish Reading Sunglasses have got you covered.
These Bright, Colorful, and Warm Women's Down Scarves Look Perfect For Cold Weather
via: Amazon"I've never seen a scarf like this. The bright, ultra lightweight muffler filled with premium down is exactly what you want on a yucky winter day. And it comes with a matching pouch." — Oprah OK, so it might be warm out now, but if we know anything, we know that winter is coming. This Women's Down Scarf looks impossibly cozy and perfect for those bitter winter days. Starting at under $25, these might be the perfect gift for every woman you know.
This Cheese Knife Might Inspire You to Eat More Cheese
via: Amazon"Goodbye, cluttered cheese platter: Here are three knives in one. The sharp edge cuts cleanly through firm cheese, the pointy tip breaks an aged cheese into shards, and the entire blade spreads soft cheeses. I'd give this with a ripe wedge of something delicious." — Oprah A cheese lover cannot have too many cheese accessories. This Cheese Knife makes a handy and attractive addition to any cheese plate.
My Audio Pet is the Cutest Speaker Ever
via: Amazon"These adorable Bluetooth speakers made last year's list, and now some new critters are joining the menagerie. Pick one or pair up a cute couple, and watch kids of all ages grin from ear to ear" — Oprah These are ridiculously adorable. The pug, the seal, the owl... it's nearly impossible to choose which My Audio Pet is the cutest. Don't let the tiny size and adorableness fool you, these speakers also sound great!
"Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever." With This Charming Letters to Me, When I Grow Up Set
via: Amazon"The 12 letters bound into this keepsake book prompt kids to tell their stories, make lists, draw pictures, and fantasize about who they’ll become. A lovely gift for them, and maybe one day for their children." — Oprah Packed with writing prompts and questions, these letters will help any kid get his or her thoughts down on paper. Each letter has a theme from "My friends and I love to..." to "A pep talk to my future self..." which will make Letters to Me, When I Grow Up so much fun to read in the future.
This is Not Your Grandma's Shower Cap
via: Amazon"It’s no secret that this country is deeply divided. But here’s one thing we can all agree on: Every woman needs a good shower cap! These turban-style numbers have quick-dry fabric and a waterproof lining." — Oprah Just because you don't want to wash your hair every day, doesn't mean you don't want to shower every day. This Vintage Turban Style Shower Cap fits securely around your head, making sure your hair stays well and truly dry.
Keep Your Coffee Hot or Your Wine Cold With These Triple-Insulated Stemless Glasses
via: Amazon"Here’s a 12-ounce covered stainless steel cup that keeps hot things hot for three hours, cold things cold for nine hours, and soccer moms happy right through overtime." — Oprah I can think of a million occasions where it would be super convenient to have my hot drink stay hot or my cold drink stay cold. And Oprah is right on the money about soccer moms. Whether it's a chilled adult beverage at a warm spring game or a hot coffee at a freezing fall game, these Triple-Insulated Stemless Glasses are perfect for the sidelines!
The Orbit Key Finder Can Save You From Those Frantic, Running Late, WHERE ARE MY KEYS? Panic Sessions
via: Amazon"Attach an Orbit to your key chain, download the free app, and find your keys with your phone (at the push of a button, Orbit chimes loudly). It works in reverse, too: Press a button on Orbit to find your cell—it rings even in silent mode. Genius." — Oprah For well under $20 you can save yourself from ever stressing out about where your keys or phone are again!
Keep Everything Neat, Tangle Free, and Organized With a Travel Cord Roll
via: Amazon"Do you know how much time I waste digging through my bag for my earbuds or a charger, only to find them tangled together? With these fun compact cases, your wires will never get crossed." — Oprah A place for every thing and every thing in its place. What a beautiful concept! This handy Travel Cord Roll keeps your charging cables and headphones neat and tidy when you're on the road.
If Any Book Can Change Your Perspective and Your Life, It's The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
via: Amazon"I want to wish all of you joy—because there is no better gift. Two spiritual masters, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, share their wisdom in this uplifting book. I promise you, it’s the best $26 you can spend." — Oprah Few things on Amazon have reviews and ratings as glowing as The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. It has heart, humor, wisdom, and is sure to lift your spirits.
Jellycat Stuffed Animals are Maybe the World's Most Perfect Stuffed Toy
via: Amazon"Oh, do I love the Jellycats! I’m giving these to my nieces—and we’ll see who gets hugged first, the critters or Auntie O." — Oprah Looking for the snuggliest, sweetest, softest, and most loveable baby gift? Look no further than this floppy, Bashful Bunny from Jellycat Stuffed Animals. If your tot prefers dogs or monkeys or bears or cats, there are Jellycat versions of those as well, which are just as irresistible. Pro tip: if you're buying this for a baby, buy at least two because every parent needs a back up of a favorite lovey.
You'll Look Polished and Put Together in This Bright Stripes Wrap
via: Amazon"Take a page from neckwear king Adam Glassman and never leave home without a colorful scarf. These impossibly soft options are instant outfitmakers." — Oprah I'm going to have to agree with Oprah on this one. A scarf is the perfect finishing touch to just about any outfit. And it helps you transition between indoor and outdoor temps in any season. This Bright Stripes Wrap starts at just $15 and is so bright and soft, you might end up buying more than one.
via: Amazon"I’ve been wanting to share the recipes I love to make (Weight Watchers points and all)—and the lessons I’ve learned about ending my lifelong struggle with eating...See you in the kitchen!" — Oprah I don't know about you, but if I'm going to take diet/food/recipe advice, I want it to be from someone who I know loves food and has struggled with eating right. No thank you, effortlessly size 2 nutritionist! Oprah's weight journey has been on the world stage for decades now. You know she's been there and that her recipes in Food, Health, and Happiness will help you stick to your plan.
You Can Ditch Your Bulky Colander With This Pasta Pot
via: Amazon"I took a look at this aluminum cookware with a lock-on lid and built-in strainer and had just one question: Where have you been all my life?" — Oprah With a lid that securely locks on, a nonstick interior, and a thoughtful oval shape to accommodate all pasta lengths, this Pasta Pot really has it all. The fact that it comes in a variety of eye catching, candy colors is just a happy bonus!
This Folding Mirror Can be Propped to Stand Upright, or Folded Flat Making it the Perfect Travel Companion
via: Amazon"A folding mirror in your bag is a must—for taking out contacts, touching up makeup, and dealing with that spinach in your teeth." — Oprah While any old mirror would do the trick to help you with your lipstick or spinach situation, this pretty Folding Mirror will make you feel fabulously posh while using it. If you ever need a gift for a woman who seems to have everything, these brightly colored, metallic detailed mirrors are perfect. Unfortunately, this Stephanie Johnson folding mirror has sold out but we found a Folding Mirror in the same fabric that you may also like.
Need a Gift For a Coffee Aficionado? This Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker is Just the Thing.
via: Amazon"Cold brew is a new thing for me. Have you tried it yet? Real cold brew is steeped, like sun tea. This coffee brewer holds 40 ounces and stays cold for 24 hours." — Oprah A fresh cup of cold brewed coffee anytime, anywhere? Yes please! This Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker is a game changer for coffee lovers. If you're looking for a perfect gift, you've found it.
Pamper Your Hands With Crema da Mano Luxe
via: Amazon"Not sure what to get a nice neighbor or your kid's social studies teacher? These hand creams are rich, quick absorbing and deeply soothing." — Oprah Every woman needs a great hand cream. (Men need it too, but not all men realize this.) The light and fresh grapefruit-cucumber scent belies the richness of this Crema da Mano Luxe. The cream absorbs quickly and won't leave your hands feeling greasy. This is truly a hand cream for lotion lovers, and they will appreciate the quality and light scent.
Fill This Unique Cruet "Set" With a Nice Olive Oil and Vinegar and You've Got a Gift That Will Delight Any Host or Foodie
via: Amazon"How gorgeous is this Italian handblown cruet set? Just be sure to fill the bottle with a really nice oil and vinegar before gifting." — Oprah If you're looking for a spectacular gift that will feel truly special to give and to receive, check out this beautiful Cruet Set. These handblown glass decanters will look elegant and beautiful in any kitchen and will thrill even the foodiest of foodies.
One Reason Celebrities Always Look Great is Because They Use High End Products Like These O Wow Makeup Brushes
via: Amazon"These high-quality makeup brushes are a pleasure to use. They feel good in your hands and are just what you need to blend, blend, blend." — Oprah So Oprah actually included this entire brush set in her favorite things list, and that definitely takes it out of the 'affordable for ordinary folks' list. But, you can buy these Makeup Brushes individually and enjoy all the luxe makeup brushing with just a fraction of the luxe makeup pricing.
This K+M Extravirgin Dark+Milk Four-Pack Gift Box Set Will Have You Rethink Everything You Think You Know About Chocolate
via: Amazon"What do you get when two culinary geniuses come together? True chocolate bliss, courtesy of the world-class chef Thomas Keller and the renowned olive oil producer Armando Manni. This set has a pure, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate bar; a milk chocolate one; and two dark-milk chocolate blends." — Oprah OK, so $50 for 4 chocolate bars is definitely not in the regular budget of regular people. But, these are not regular chocolate bars.
Take Your Creativity on the Road With This Jotblock Watercolor Set
via: Amazon"A little birdie named Adam Glassman told me watercolors are the new adult coloring books—and this spacious palette has compartments for paints, brushes, and paper canvases." - Oprah This sweet little Jotblock Watercolor Set would make such a delightful and unexpected gift. With a built in wooden base and palette, 8 gorgeous watercolors, and a set of 6 brushes, this set lets your inner artist out. Take it to the park or beach and see what you can create!
This All About Truffles Seasoning Collection Will Take Your Food to the Next Level
via: Amazon"I took the truffle and rosemary sea salt out of my bag at a restaurant, and the waiter asked, 'You travel with that?' I said, 'Do you have it here?' It wouldn’t be Favorite Things without truffles!" — Oprah Oprah's lists always include a few special, super fancy food items. After all, these are gift lists and we all want to give a gift that feels special and maybe a bit OTT. This All About Truffles Seasoning Collection definitely fits the bill!
This Digital Kitchen Scale is Perfect For Anyone Who Cooks, Bakes, or Eats Food (That's Everyone)
via: Amazon"I weigh everything because I want to have a feel for what an ounce really looks like—it’s crucial for anyone trying to be meticulous about their eating. If knowledge is power, then this makes for one powerful present." — Oprah Oprah's lists are generally heavy in luxury products and delicacies, and light on strictly practical products that everyone could use. This Digital Kitchen Scale is an exception. No kitchen is complete without a reliable scale.
When You Need a Stellar Host Gift, This Fresh Linen Gift Set is Perfect
via: Amazon"Everybody loves the smell of clean. How they got it in a bottle, I'll never know. The linen scent of this shower gel, hand soap, and lotion developed by Gloria Williams, a.k.a. the Footnanny, reminds me of slipping between freshly laundered sheets." — Oprah Did your friend's parents let you all use their amazing beach house for a much needed weekend away? Or maybe your neighbor let your family stay with them (and their generator) when your power was out? Sometimes you need a stand out host gift like this Fresh Linen Gift Set. Unfortunately, this gift set was so popular it has sold out but thankfully the Foot Nanny has other Gift Sets available which we think you will also like.
This Glass Herb Preserver Will Keep Your Herbs and Greens Fresh For Weeks!"Herbs were not my friend. Oh, I could grow them, but they always went yucky in the fridge. Those days are over! This clever preserver keeps things miraculously fresh for up to two weeks. Just don't forget to present it with a bundle of flavorful greens." — Oprah Gone are the days of buying fresh herbs only to throw them out a few days later before you even had a chance to use them thanks to this Glass Herb Preserver.
Barbie Fashionistas Dolls Come in All Sorts of Shapes, Sizes, and Skin Tones, Making Barbie a Super Inclusive Toy You Can Feel Good About
via: Amazon"She’s come a long way, baby: With 23 hair colors, 18 eye colors, 14 face shapes and 8 skin tones, the new Fashionista Barbie collection lets all kinds of girls see themselves in their dolls. Multicultural Barbies—what a great idea!" — Oprah I can't even express how much I love all the new Barbie Dolls that are available these days. Barbie has a bum rap, but she's been a pioneer since inception. Just think of all the careers she's had over the years!
Yes, This Faux Fur Pet Jacket is Ridiculous, But It's Also Fabulous
via: Amazon"What’s your dog begging for? Surely, a faux-fur jacket—tricked out with a jeweled button closure and a practical opening for a leash." — Oprah Some dogs truly live the glam life. If you know and love a fancy pooch, this Faux Fur Pet Jacket is the perfect thing.
Vicki Sawyer's Group Chat Appetizer Plates Make Desserts and Appetizers Even More Fun
via: Amazon"Tennessee artist Vicki Sawyer has the notion that since birds can build nests, they might be able to make hats! (Last time I checked, sheep couldn’t do either, but who am I to assume?) These dishwasher- and microwave-safe bone china plates will add a touch of whimsy to your appetizers and desserts." — Oprah Whether you give these Vicki Group Chat Appetizer Plates as a gift or keep them for yourself, they are sure to please.
This Sparkling Earring Gift Set is Almost Too Good to be True
via: Amazon"Confession: I waited until I was 51 to get my ears pierced. You probably know someone who did it sooner—she'll be thrilled to unwrap this pretty set of five pairs of gold-plated earrings. And you can't beat that price!" — Oprah Maybe you don't regularly spend $60 on a pair of earrings, but $60 on FIVE pairs? That's a great deal! This pretty Sparkling Earring Gift Set will round out anyone's jewelry collection and they're perfect, pretty, and understated. Unfortunately, the tear drop style set is currently unavailable but the stylish Sparkling Quint Earring Gift Set is available in three different colors at the same value price.
These Modern Sprout Garden Jars Would Make a Great Teacher Gift, Host Gift, or New/First Home Gift
via: Amazon"Now this is a fantastic gift: made in the U.S.A., a vintage-inspired mason jar containing a self-watering hydroponic system that grows herbs. I love the idea of giving a set—my faves are basil, parsley and mint." —Oprah 40 The great thing about these Modern Sprout Garden Jars is that they are perfect year round gifts making them perfect for any occasion.
Confetti Book Boxes Hide Your Clutter and Make You Seem Fancy
via: Amazon"These fabric-covered boxes close the book on clutter. Store receipts, keys or—praise be—all your remote controls." — Oprah I LOVE this idea! How many little things do we all have all around our homes? Imagine all of them tucked neatly away inside these pretty Confetti Book Boxes. My house would look like an after picture for once! These are definitely on my list of gifts I hope someone gets for me.
These Brightly Colored Le Creuset Salt/Pepper Mills Are a Great Addition to Any Kitchen
via: Amazon"Classic salt and pepper mills in candy colors add some fun to your daily grind." — Oprah Le Creuset is the gold standard when it comes to brightly colored and great looking kitchenware. But their cast iron pots are super pricey! With these affordable Le Creuset of America Salt and Pepper Mills, you can bring the classic look into your kitchen for a fraction of the cost.