After 2020, I’m sure we are all looking forward to a merrier holiday season, and I think we all deserve some surprises and nice presents this Christmas!
This year’s list of Oprah’s Favorite Things is pretty huge, so. I decided to narrow it down to just a few items I personally found the most useful (plus gifts I’d actually love to get myself!). A must in this year’s list: Small businesses, women-owned brands, and items created by people of color.
(My Favorites) from Oprah’s Favorite Things:
1. Elegant Brie-en-Croute
This puff pastry-wrapped brie is so scrumptious you’ll be getting a few for you, too! Garlic, basil, pine nut, and truffles come together to create these heavenly appetizers, yum! I already bought two! The perfect hosting gift and the perfect app to set out for your family get-togethers.
2. Peepers Showbiz and Stardust Readers
Have a person in your life who treats glasses as a fun accessory? They’ll go gaga for these readers! They come in all sorts of designs and the shape is simply fantastic, so take your pick and don’t forget to grab a pair for you as well!
3. Sigma Beauty Essential Travel Brush Set
For the makeup and travel lover in your life, this set of brushes is a must in their carry-on bag! It comes with everything from foundation application to eye lining and blending but in a small, compact size to easily carry all around the world!
4. Branché Belle De Nuit Eye Masque and Chouchou Silk Scrunchie Gift Set
Beauty sleep, anyone? Made of 100% silk, the eye mask blocks out light while also protecting lashes and skin around your eyes (an excellent way to avoid puffy eyes!).
5. Maya J Harmony Trio Bracelets
This set of swanky bracelets is a foolproof gift for that friend who loves accessorizing or someone you’re not too sure what to get for. Their simple (yet super stylish) design makes them perfect to suit pretty much any person’s style!
6. Tovala Smart Oven
Scan the barcode of a grocery item and the oven will adjust its setting to cook it. Perfect for busy moms, entrepreneurs, or that person in your life who isn’t too crazy about cooking complicated meals.
7. MATERIAL Knife Trio + Stand
A super sharp (pun intended) addition to any kitchen. Made of strong Japanese steel with easy-to-grasp handles, this set is an excellent present for the chef in your life.
8. Yedi Total Package Bread Maker
Pour in ingredients, push a button, and get a freshly-baked loaf of bread made for you in no time!
9. Elbee Home Eight-Piece Stack ‘N Store Baking Set
Perfect for first-time homeowners or someone trying to make the most out of a small area, this space-saving nonstick baking set includes everything from cake tins to a roasting pan and neatly settles into a small rectangle that fits pretty much everywhere.
10. Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker Plus
Fresh pasta made just the way you like it? Yes, please! Ass ingredients, pick a shape, press a button, and you’ve got any type of pasta (spaghetti, lasagna, penne, and more) you could ever think of in just 10 minutes!
11. Truff Best-Seller Pack
If you know someone who puts hot sauce on just about anything, this set of Truff’s best-seller pack is the best gift you could give them.