The O List

Oprah's Favorite Things 2017

Portrait by Ruven Afanador STILL LIFES BY Gregor Halenda
2 min

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Best Gift to Give That Keeps On Giving

Super Soul Sunday is a weekly show I do sitting in my yard, talking with the world’s most extraordinary thought leaders. These are power: uplifting conversations now condensed to my favorite aha sound bites. All my net proceeds will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation; all the joy, nourishment, and original thinking will go to the reader. (Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey, $28;

Pet Sounds

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. (Originally $30 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

Wheelin’ Groovy

This bike is a monochromatic masterpiece, a work of art that truly moves you—its two gears shift automatically. It’s light and made to last, with a basket built into the frame. You can choose from eight shades, but I can’t wait to ride my brand-new white one around Santa Barbara. (Real, Gramercy, and Studio City commuter step-through bicycles, $1,200 each; 

A Cut Above

Unless we’re talking about someone who never cooks—I’m looking at you, Gayle
King—you can’t go wrong giving a first-rate knife set. A hollow-handle design ensures that these beauties are ergonomically perfect. (N1 Series six-piece knife and acacia block set, originally $230, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

House Beautiful

These are literally for the birds...and the people who love watching them. Architecture varies, but they all come with ventilation, drainage, and a removable wall or panel for easy cleaning. I promise there will be tweeting about these! (Novelty cottage, Dutch colonial, and clubhouse birdhouses, originally $91 to $201 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Family Resemblance

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! (Buffalo Plaid Holiday Family Jammies, originally $10 to $40 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

We Are the Jetsons

The Echo’s come a long way, baby! Alexa now shows and tells with its new built-in screen. Check out videos, Amazon content, YouTube, home security cameras, photos, shopping lists, and more. If you buy one for you and one for a friend, you save $100 and get more opportunities to connect. (Echo Show, $230;

Bottoms Up

Workout leggings that slim you? I’ll take two, please. The SLIM-X performance fabric of these Spanx with a double-layer waistband is lighter than air, but they still manage to smooth all over. Thank you, Sara Blakely! (Active Compression full-length leggings, $98 to $102 each; 

Weight and See

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. (Taylor 11-pound weighing bowl and scale, $50;

Take Your Best Shot

This very elegant serving set consists of 12 shot glasses and an ice bucket nestled in a solid oak paddle—a perfect excuse to throw a party. (LSA International Paddle Collection vodka serving set, $185; 

Salad Days

How gorgeous is this Italian handblown cruet set? Just be sure to fill the bottles with really nice oil and vinegar before gifting. (Ichendorf Tonda and Rings cruet set, originally $50, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Just for Kicks

Treat feet to these sneakers designed to hug arches and support natural alignment with an orthotic insert. They’re supercomfortable! (Midi Perf slip-on sneakers, $130 per pair; 

Back to the Future

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. (Letters to Me, When I Grow Up, originally $15 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Just Getting Warmed Up

The Michelin Man has left the building. These down- and feather-filled coats are plenty sleek, and they have a detachable faux-fur hat that can be worn two ways. I’m loving the gold. (Hunter women’s original fitted down coats, $475 to $495 each; 

Thank-You Notes

I’m grateful somebody came up with the Gratitude Glass Jar. It includes 365 cards so your family can take turns jotting down notes about things they truly appreciate. At the end of the year, everyone can gather for a celebration of whatever is on those cards. ($45; 

A Blow-Out Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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. (Dahlia shower caps, originally $40 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Silent Night

If you sleep with a snorer, you’re going to love the Smart Nora. It eliminates the need to elbow someone in the ribs to get him or her (him!) to stop. The battery-powered Nora senses snores and gently pumps air into a pillow insert, shifting the snorer’s head and neck to help him breathe easier (quieter!). (Contact-Free Snoring Solution, $299; 

Mouths of Babes

I just ordered a bunch of these sets of 25 matte lip shades for every woman I know, including myself. You’re going to want to kiss yourself. (Julep Beauty It’s Whipped Limited Edition Lip Vault, $249; 

Hasta la Vista, Barista!

I heat up milk and then reach for my frother every morning, but it turns out you can do both with one machine: this beautifully designed espresso maker in brushed stainless steel. The frothing system makes it easy to do foam art, if you’re so inclined. (Creatista Plus, $599; 

Counter Culture

Imagine a single appliance that transforms into four, with 12 Smart Programs that help you create everything from salad dressings and smoothies to chopped fruits and spiralized veggie pasta. Miracles do happen! (Ninja Intelli-Sense System with Auto Spiralizer, $270; 

Simply the Best

The first Sonicare made the list 20 years ago, and it’s only gotten better—literally one of my favorite things that I use twice a day. This year’s version is a smart toothbrush with an app that gives feedback on brushing habits, four supereffective brush heads for different cleaning modes, and sensors to adjust intensity or tell you if you missed a spot. Trust me, you’ll look for excuses to brush. (Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 Series, originally $270 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

My Cup Runneth Over

We used one of these vintage-inspired glazed-stoneware mugs on our February cover, and it felt like it was custom-made for my hand. (Tinware mugs, $48 for set of four; 


Well, here it is again! I’ve sampled tequilas all over the world, but Casa Dragones is still my go-to. Blanco is delightful mixed into cocktails, but the one I love for sipping on its own is Joven. It’s a blend of silver and extra-aged tequila—and believe me, it ages gracefully. (Tequila Blanco, $75, and Joven, $285; 

Lost and Found

Rescue your favorite scatterbrains with this Bluetooth tracker card that’s stashed in a wallet. When he misplaces his wallet, the free Orbit app will help him find it. And if she loses her phone, she can just press the button on the card and follow the ring. (Orbit Card, originally $40, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 


The gingham biscuit tin is made of recycled metal, and the toy of recycled yarn. But suppose for a moment that your dog doesn’t care about that. How’s this: The box is filled with country bacon treats, and the rope toy is a blast. (Sweet Check gift set, originally $35, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

All Ears

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! (Grace earring post quint, originally $48, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

This Bud’s for You

These lightweight wireless earphones really put a great-sounding song in my heart. They charge superfast (five minutes will give you up to two hours of tunes), and the magnetic buds cling together, making them easy to keep around your neck. (BeatsX earphones, $150;

Excellent In-vest-ment

Want to take the chill off your outdoor life? You’ll stay cozy in this light down-filled vest. The thigh-covering length and shapely cut will boost your look from meh to marvelous. (Classic long vests, originally $245 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Hot Stuff

Stedman thinks I’m a genius at building fires. My secret? These brilliant fire starters that sit on our hearth in their gorgeous rustic stoneware crock, which was hand-thrown in Vermont. (Beehive fatwood crock and bag, originally $120, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Tea of Love

These need to be sipped and seen. The canisters are as elegant as it gets. As for the organic loose-leaf teas: Canyon Chai and caffeine-free, fair-trade Hindu Holiday are spiced with cardamom, ginger, and rose petals. (Bellocq Chai Gift Set: Canyon Chai and Hindu Holiday, originally $79, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Daily Papers

With 365 inspiring quotes—and space to write your own thoughts—these pads will make channeling your genius an everyday habit. (Èccolo A Great Thought a Day notepads, $15 each; 

Bedtime Story

As they sang in South Pacific, “If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?” These cotton duvet covers encourage little ones to dream big. (Snurk twin-size duvet sets, $119 each; 

That’s Amore!

Actually, that’s a kit that turns your outdoor grill into a gourmet pizza oven. It’s also perfetto for the foodie in your life. (BakerStone original pizza oven box kit, originally $150, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Bagging Rights

I love a big tote. These have one zip and two slip pockets, which come in mighty handy whether you’re on a plane or at the farmers’ market. (Neely & Chloe market totes, originally $298 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Head Games

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! (Madd Capp Puzzles I AM animal puzzles, originally $18 to $25 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

I’ll Drink to That

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. (Corkcicle Stemless, originally $23 to $25 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Sleeping Beauty

I am a student of pajamas. In fact, the reason I started Favorite Things 21 years ago was that I had a great pair to share. The only drawback with my latest loves is that they’re so soft and stretchy, you won’t want to wear anything else. (Luxe Milk Jersey piped pajama sets, $130 to $135 each; 

With a Knick-Knack Paddywhack

Give a dog a better bone. The GoBone automatically keeps a pup rolling around, chasing, and being chased, all at the touch of an app. This is at the top of Sadie’s wish list. ($199; 

Sticky Fingers

Bring this beautifully packaged organic pure Vermont maple syrup to your holiday dinner. It looks like a classy bottle of wine—but tastes much better with pancakes. (Organic pure Vermont maple syrup in swing-top bottle with wooden gift box, originally $36, now 10 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Good Press

Some hosts send you off with a goody bag. For years, I’ve loved to give a panini press. It’s ideal for toasting all kinds of sandwiches—and delighting guests. (The Perfect Press, $100; 

Must-See TV

Can you believe this is a television? Finally, a way to get rid of the black screen. The Frame transforms your TV into a work of art. You select the frame, the layout, and the painting or photograph, either from a large gallery of choices or your own album. Program it and prepare to be amazed. (The Frame 55-inch TV, $2,000, and bezel frame, originally $200, now 50 percent off;

Polar Bear Chic

Yes, people, faux is the only fur for me! And I love this hat, earflaps and all—flip back a few pages and you’ll see! (Explorer hat, originally $125, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Easy Brie-zy

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. (W&P Design cheese knife, originally $35, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

The Unbearable Lightness of French Fries

A toaster oven that bakes, broils, toasts, and has a built-in air fryer? What else can you ask for? (Air-fryer toaster oven, $199; 

The Sound of Your Soul

Here’s the gift I hope you’ll give yourself: life-changing wisdom in the palm of your hand. My SuperSoul Conversations podcast features interviews containing some of the most meaningful spiritual lessons of my life—intimate, heart-opening insights that will enhance and ignite your day. (Free; 

Hands Across America

Supersoft and double ruffled—I’ll be stuffing these gloves in a lot of stockings! (Gallery Ruffle and Lurex Stripe gloves, $29.50 per pair; 

Crystal Light

These cubic zirconia earrings are playful enough for jeans, but I think I could get away with them for a black-tie affair. They sure look like the real deal. (Double pear drop earrings, $89 per pair; 

Keep in Check

When I walk the dogs at my place in Colorado, I love wearing big plaid flannel shirts. These just get softer and softer over time. (Women’s flannel shirts, originally $50 to $60 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Shlumpadinka No More!

Now, this is my travel gear. Chic sweatwear proves it’s possible to end a long plane or car ride without looking like a crumpled napkin. If I could, I’d live in these. (Smooshshirts, $136 each, and Smooshpants, $132 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

At Last, Cholesterol-Free Butter

I choose Butter London year after year because it just keeps getting better and better. This 45-piece mini treatment and petite nail lacquer collection will be a winner with any woman who loves pretty nails. (Butter London All the Jewels, originally $150, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Pure and Simple

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. (Footnanny Home Fresh Linen gift set, originally $50, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

Hot Chocolate Sold Separately

Not only do I want to see this cashmere-soft throw on my sofa, but I’d also wrap it around my shoulders on a chilly night. (Buffalo check and Sydney herringbone stripe throws, originally $128 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

The Circus Is in Town

“No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” So says American original P.T. Barnum, as played by Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman. The soundtrack, with music and lyrics by Oscar and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, is a celebration of imagination. “This Is Me” should be everyone’s theme song. ($13; 

Thyme Saver

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. (Honey Can Do herb preserver, $20;

Now You’re Cooking!

I used to have copper pots hanging in my kitchen, but the thought of the cleanup kept me from actually using them. These are lined in easy-to-wash stainless steel—dinner party, here we come! (Seville tri-ply ten-piece cookware set, originally $400, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

Keep Chic and Carry On

You’d swear these trays were pricey pottery, but it turns out they’re made of melamine and totally terrific for dining on the patio. (Alegria rectangular trays with handles, originally $52 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

There’s a Place for Us

I keep promising myself I won’t put yet another jewelry box on Favorite Things, but these two-piece versions showed up with compartments for watches and eyeglasses, so how could I resist? (Stackable lacquer jewelry boxes and trays, originally $80 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Fast Friends

Reese Witherspoon turned me on to Tory Burch’s new sport line, and I owe her one. These track pants go with everything: a sweater and boots or heels and a blazer. I’m hooked. (Banner tear-away track pants, $178 each; 

Wrap It Up

I’ve never seen a scarf like this. The bright, ultralightweight muffler filled with premium down is exactly what you want on a yucky winter day. And it comes with a matching pouch. (Originally $85 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Toasty Toes

You needn’t have hosted a talk show in Chicago for 25 frozen winters to appreciate these nearly indestructible waterproof boots—but it sure does help. (Slimpack 1964, originally $135, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;


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? (Gourmia GSI180 automatic healthy frozen dessert maker, $50;

Some Like It Hot

Spoiler alert, Beyoncé: Your present’s been selected. These seven hot sauces range from mild to uh-oh, so naturally they’re designed to look like sticks of dynamite. (The Good Hurt Fuego: A Hot Sauce Lover’s Gift Set, originally $35, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

A Tree Grows in Oprah’s Bedroom

Yes, I have olive trees in my bedroom. Everyone said they’d never make it, but I keep them turned to the light and they get bigger every day. A tree is a forever gift. It’s sunshine and earth and water, and it just grows better with time. (The Magnolia Company medium-size Southern magnolia and olive trees, originally $66 each with free shipping, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Put Your Money Where Your Hip Is

Why give a wallet when you can give a wallet that converts into a cross-body bag?(Iconic and Mallory RFID all-in-one cross-bodies, originally $78 to $128 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

A Better Sweater

Butt? Sure. Stomach? Of course. Thighs? You bet. But I’ve yet to meet a woman who carries her weight in her shoulders. That’s why these off-the-shoulder sweaters flatter almost everyone. (Lark & Ro cashmere off-the-shoulder sweaters, originally $128 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

Slippery Slope

I put on these cozy sock slippers for the Favorite Things shoot, and I loved them! So will anyone you give them to, from toddlers to grandmas. (Pudus Classics red plaid lumberjack slipper socks, originally $13 to $25 per pair, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Upon Reflection

A folding mirror in your bag is a must—for taking out contacts, touching up makeup, and dealing with that spinach in your teeth. (Stephanie Johnson Havana folding mirrors, $33 each; 

Cool It!

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. (Asobu insulated portable brewer, $50; 

You’re the Top

I have a drawerful of these because they feel so good and wear so well. The 100 percent superfine Peruvian pima cotton T-shirts come in black, white, navy, and gray; wash nicely; and are versatile enough to see you through just about any fashion emergency. (Long-sleeved V-neck T-shirts, originally $105 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

It Bears Repeating

Clothes carry memories. Your loved one can cherish them forever by recycling that team jersey, first-day-of-kindergarten dress, or newborn hat into a keepsake bear. You’ll give a gift kit with instructions, she’ll send in her pieces, and a one-of-a-kind teddy will be returned. (Patchwork memory bear kit, originally $120, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

Fit to Be Tried

File this under brilliant ideas, from my favorite denim brand: Inside the box are a measuring tape and a card with a redemption code. The giftee takes her measurements, goes online, orders the best-fitting jeans of her life, and looks a size smaller. (NYDJ Gift of Fit, $124; 

Ooh La La!

My stepmother had furry pink slippers in 1968, and in 2017, chic women everywhere are wearing them out to lunch. Give a pair to a stylish friend and make her day. (Mayberry sheepskin slides, $60 per pair;

Your Table Awaits

For a while there, I was all candled out. The scent has to be subtle for me. These are—and they’re formulated to re-create the ambience of four incredible restaurants: Bouchon, Ad Hoc, the French Laundry, and Per Se. One whiff and I’m ready to make a reservation. (Scented candles by Joya, $49 each or $189 for set of four; 

Cream of the Crop

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. (Crema da Mano Luxe, $20 each;

Summer Reading

People, these are the glasses! Tinted readers designed for outdoors, they let you see fine print and give your eyes UV400 protection to boot. (Center Stage Reading Sunglasses, originally $22 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

One for My Baby

What are the most fashionable infants wearing this season? These sweet outfits that come in pint-size ice cream cartons. They’re two scoops of darling. (Pint-Sized Cuties baby bodysuits, $25 each; 

Eat Petite

What a terrific lunch box—or “modular food storage container,” depending who you ask! Portion control has never looked more appealing. (Prepd Pack Lunchbox, originally $69, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

A Brush with Greatness

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. (O! Wow and O! brushes, originally $32 to $78 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Born to Snuggle

This tunic’s stretch velour (both inside and out) makes it feel like you’re wearing a cloud. Put it on over leggings for errands, or wear it solo for lounging. (Stretch Snuggle Loungers, originally $94 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

The Ultimate Selfie

We all want to be able to picture where we came from, so why not give a friend a genetic test that provides some answers? The good news: You’re probably not related to Attila the Hun. The bad news: You’re probably not part of George Clooney’s family, either. (DNA Test-Ancestry Personal Genetic Service, $99; 

Organizing Principle

People spend the best years of their lives either trying to untangle their charger cords or track down missing earbuds. Here’s a well-priced way to give the gift of sanity (and organization). (Charger cases, originally $16 each, and earbud cases, originally $10 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

You Must Be Soaking

The black-violet glass bottles help the natural extracts and dried botanicals in these bath salts maintain their potency, but I just like the sophisticated design (the large one is grand at 68 ounces) and three exquisite scents. (Bath salts, $60 to $150 each; 


I once bought a house because it had a hammock hanging in the yard. A friend of mine said, “You know, you could just buy a hammock.” Anyway, this is a wonderful gift for somebody with two strong trees and the need to relax. (Signature classic double hammocks, $199 each; 

Safe Haven

You see a padded travel bag; I see a thoughtful present for the klutz in your life—the one whose phone and eyeglasses break every 16 seconds. (Sungkay puffy kits, originally $35 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Room and Board

These wood cheese boards have enough space for bread, figs, grapes, and whatever else you’d find in a 17th-century Dutch still life. They’re masterpieces! (Small server tray, $87.50, and large, $110.50; 

Bathing Beauty

Taking baths is my hobby, which means I’m never without my white tea and honeysuckle Lollia by Margot Elena bubbles. The bottle is almost as lovely as the relaxation inside. (Dream bubble bath, originally $50, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Keep Your Shirt On

One of our editors wore this oxford cotton sleep shirt to the office with sandals and looked terrific. I’d relax in it at home or wear it as a cover-up. There might even be a few people who’d actually sleep in it. (The Sleep Shirt blue oxford stripe sleep shirts, originally $230 to $300 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Snake Charmers

Not sure whether she’d prefer silver or gold? These intertwined bracelets offer the best of both. I wear them with everything. (Double cobra bracelets, originally $99 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

I found this chicken pie on Cape Cod years ago, and it’s still the closest to homemade I’ve ever tasted. The hand-crimped crust is flaky, the filling is jam-packed with hand-pulled meat, and the people who make them are clearly doing so with love. ($69 with free shipping; 


These three seasonal preserves are the most outstanding trio since Destiny’s Child. I’ve been enjoying the pluot with lavender and peach all year, and I’m so excited to try the strawberry with lavender. (Originally $36 for three, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

Bird of Paradise

This turkey from Greenberg Smoked Turkey Inc. has been prepared in an old-fashioned brick smokehouse using only hickory wood, so all you have to do is slice and enjoy. No wonder it’s one of my all-time Favorite Things. ($33.50 to $80;

Raising the Bar

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. (K+M Extravirgin Chocolate four-pack gift box, $50;

The Slice Is Right

Who wouldn’t be delighted to get one of these pies? The crusts are buttery, and the Kerberry filling—my favorite—has just the right amount of tart. At this price, I’d send one to all my pie-loving friends. (S’mores, classic apple, and Kerberry crumb pies in gift boxes, originally $39 to $42 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

The Bee’s Knees

This velvety Hawaiian-made honey is so special that I picked two eight-ounce jars packaged in a rustic wood gift box for you to give to your honey: the organic white Kiawe, sourced from a remote forest, and the lemon version, with a tart kick. (Maui gift box, $50; 

Paging Willy Wonka

I thought the Galápagos were just islands in the Pacific, but these Galapagos turtles—made with pistachios, pecans, macadamia nuts, walnuts, vanilla caramel, and dark and milk chocolate—must come straight from the Chocolate Factory! (Six-piece Galapagos holiday gift box, originally $60, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

Sweet Dreams

According to Gayle, Caroline’s Cakes is famous for its caramel cake, but one bite of the seven-layer coconut cake takes me right back to Sunday afternoons in Mississippi, with my grandmother in the kitchen cracking eggs and shaving fresh coconut. (Originally $50 to $60 each for cakes shown, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

I’d Like to Propose a Toaster

I’ve given away hundreds of these crunchy yet fluffy artisanal English muffins from Napa just to say “happy Sunday.” I travel with them and even brought a batch to the set of A Wrinkle in Time(English muffin set with six original and six spelt, originally $35, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; 

The Art of the Meal

You’ve heard of the catch of the day. Well, Harbour Trading Co. ships its catch of the week, plus all the ingredients necessary for an amazing dinner for two or four, along with a QR code that leads to the fisherman’s location, bio, and method. (Sea-to-table meal kits, originally $60 to $100, now 20 percent off tuna poke and red snapper with code OPRAH;

Posh Spice

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! (Truffle Seasoning Collection, originally $55, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;


Want to be popular this Hanukkah? The famous Katz’s Deli will ship matzo ball soup, pastrami, corned beef, mustard, rye bread, knishes, pickles, and chocolate or cinnamon babka to your chosen people. And oy vey, is it good! (Complete three-course dinner for four, $125;  

Sharing Is Caring

If any kids you know are planning to leave cookies for Santa, I promise he and the reindeer will be thrilled to nibble on this delicious assortment of nutty chocolate chip, white chocolate candy cane pretzel, and gingerbread oatmeal raisin. (Maman holiday trio 12-cookie gift box, originally $45, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

I Found My Thrill

My new definition of everyday luxury: a five-pound box of organic wild blueberries frozen within 24 hours of harvest from Josh Pond Farm in Maine. Add them to yogurt, pancakes, or salads, or turn them into sorbet, because (1) wild blueberries are sky-high in antioxidants and (2) they’re zero Weight Watchers points!. (Originally $50, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH;

Prop Styling: Megumi Emoto. Food Styling: Tyna Hoang. Soft Goods Styling: Anita Salerno/R.J. Bennett Represents, Phyllis Evans Baker.