16 Oprah-Approved Holiday Gifts Anyone Is Guaranteed to Love (& a Bunch Are on Sale!)

Whenever we’re stuck on what to get someone for any holiday, we immediately peruse through Oprah’s Favorite Things lists to get foolproof ideas. But TBH, that’s no small feat given how many items she’s vetted over the years — we could (and have) gotten lost in her long, long registry of must-haves for hours. No one needs extra work to do around the holiday season, so, to make your holiday gift shopping a breeze, we compiled the best of the best from Oprah’s coveted Favorite Things list that we know anyone on your list is guaranteed to love (and you too!).

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From self-care picks — like this luxe hand cream set by 54 Thrones or this decadently soft robe — to tried-and-true products from years ago that are just as good as they were before, there’s something for every person on this list. For the coffee lover, the chef, the beauty fan, or someone who loves a calming cup of gourmet tea at the end of the day.

Ahead, check out the best Oprah-approved holiday gifts that’ll make anyone in your life smile, including some that are on sale for Black Friday. Many of these items have sold out before, so don’t wait to add them to your cart. After all, you don’t have much time left before the holidays are here, and shipping delays are in the forecast already.

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  • The Softest Robe Ever

    Image Credit: QVC

    The robe that Oprah called “like a baby blanket for adults”  is one of QVC’s loungewear stars. The Buttery soft layer comes in various styles, but we love one of the newest: the Barefoot Dreams Malibu Collection Soft Jersey Short Robe, maid of one of the coziest fabrics that will ever touch your skin: bamboo (with a hint of spandex). The mid-length jersey knit robe whispers “quiet luxury.”

    Right now, use code HOLIDAY to score $15 off your purchase of $35 or more at QVC.

    Barefoot Dreams Malibu Collection Soft Jersey Short Robe
    Buy now

  • Jill-Martin-packing-cubes

    Oprah shouted out Jill Martin in her 2019 Favorite Things list, and these BumbleBella hanging packing cubes by the brand got a mention in a 2021 Oprah.com guide. So what’s all the fuss about? Just look at how cute these are — and the come in three other designs. The space-saving, water-repellent packing cubes are a travel game-changer. And they’re on sale!

    BumbleBella byJill Martin Set of 3 Medium Hanging Packing Cubes
    $35.99 (originally $48)
    Buy now

  • That’s My Jam!

    Image Credit: Amazon

    We’ve been drooling over this Rockin Jr Ranch Gift Set ever since Oprah made it one of her Favorite Things of 2020. Jalapeno and habanero make them “un poquito picante” — a little bit spicy — and the packaging gives artisan vibes.

    Rockin Jr Ranch Gift Set
    Buy now

  • Nude Lipstick for Every Complexion

    Two Harvard Business School classmates teamed up to create the inclusve makeup brand Mented, which is known for its line of nude lipstick to suit all complexions. Oprah’s shade is Nude La La, which happens to be in stock at QVC.

    Mented Semi-Matte Lipstick
    Buy now

  • The Ultimate Leggings

    Aren’t we all on the hunt for the perfect pair of leggings? Well here they are, according to Oprah. They provide lots of compression, have pockets, are made of recycled materials and fit all body types. The Girlfriend Collective leggings are a winner in our book, too.

    Girlfriend Collective Compression Pocket Leggings
    Buy now


  • A Barista-Approved Coffee Maker

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    Oprah raved about the Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Maker by Breville in 2015, so you can’t go wrong with one of these Keurig alternatives for the mama who needs her fancy lattes (but wants to stop buying them). Help her enjoy a barista-approved espresso in just minutes—and without leaving the house—with this luxurious, easy-to-use Nespresso coffee maker. Yes, it’s an investment, but she’s worth it, especially since it’s 30% off for Black Friday. 

    Nespresso Lattissima Touch Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De’Longhi
    $371.98 (originally $529)
    Buy now

  • A Die-Hard ‘Fan’

    Oprah is a longstanding Dyson fan — especially of the vacuum mogul’s actual fans. If you’re one of those people who overheats when you sleep, you usually have two otptions: stay roasting or set up a fan to forcubly blow air on you all night. The Dyson AM09 Hot & Cool Bladeless Fan & Heater provides a refreshing alternative, using Air Multiplier Technology to circulate the surrounding air in a smooth stream of coolness — and it even has a setting that diffuses the air. As the weather changes, the Dyson act as a heater, too — and you can easily switch it back and forth during this erratic transitional season. 

    Dyson AM09 Hot & Cool Bladeless Fan & Heater with Jet Focus
    $329.98 (originally $449.99)
    Buy now

  • Lucscious Lattes

    Image Credit: Clevr Blends.

    These mood-boosting, barista-worthy Clevr superlattes landed on Oprah’s coveted Favorite Things list this year so you’ll never need to leave your house and pay $5 for a fancy latte again. Made with luxe oat milk and coconut cream, along with other adaptogens and superfoods, all you need to do is mix it with water and you’ve got a mouthwatering latte in seconds. This set is usually $107, but it’s just $75 on Black Friday, which breaks down to just $1.60 per latte. 

    Clevr Blends The Ritual Kit
    Buy now

  • The Richest Creams You’ll Get Your Hands On

    Image Credit: Sephora

    Winter is also unofficially known as dry hands season, and this Oprah-approved super-moisturizing hand cream from 54 Thrones — from her 2020 Favorite Things list — is the perfect antidote. Formulated with Shea Butter and plant botanicals for ultimate moisture-sealing properties, this hand cream is as powerful as it is adorable — snag a 54 Thrones gift set of three minis for just $29 today. 

    African Beauty Butter Mini Gift Set
    Buy now

  • Supremely Nonstick Pans

    Image Credit: HexClad.

    Chances are your hard-working mom hasn’t swapped out her old cookware for at least a decade, so upgrade her set with this 6-piece chef-quality set, currently on sale for 33 percent off. It works on all cooktops and is the only true hybrid cookware out there — meaning it’s both stainless steel and nonstick. It’s even dishwasher safe! Oprah is a big fan of these “healthier home cooking” tools.

    6pc HexClad Hybrid Cookware Set w/ Lids
    $399.99 (originally $594.99)
    Buy now

  • Party-Ready Charcuterie Tray

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    Your favorite dinner party host will think of you for years to come if you gift them this Oprah-approved bit of serving ware. Sophistiplate’s Oprah-approved wooden cheese and charcuterie board comes with accompanying ceramic dishes to serve the evening’s opening snacks in style, all conveniently dishwasher-safe. The smooth-finished acacia wood board is the perfect piece to elevate your home dining.

    Sophistiplate Acacia Wood Cheese & Charcuterie Board

    on Amazon.com

    Buy now

  • Happy Feet

    Image Credit: Vionic

    We all love cozy slippers, and Oprah raved in 2016 about this Relax pair by Vionic — which made her Favorite Things list three years in a row. Oprah loves the brand because they offer next-level arch support, but look nothing like a standard orthopedic shoe. Treat their feet to a pair that are just as cushiony as they are stylish, like this fuzzy leopard version. 

    Vionic Relax Slippers
    Buy now

  • Tea Time

    Image Credit: VAHDAM.

    Sometimes, all mom really needs is something to help her relax. This gorgeous trio of gourmet teas, which was featured on Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things list, will help her unwind, and it’s 22% off on Black Friday. The teas come beautifully packaged in reusable gold tins, and you can also choose from a variety of other pretty gift sets here. 

    VAHDAM, Assorted Tea Gift Set

    on Amazon.com

    Buy now

  • Foot Saver

    Image Credit: FootNanny.

    It’s sandal season, which means it’s time to take care of those dry feet that have been cooped up all winter. Oprah gave the brand a shout out on Instagram last year, so we immediately had to go buy it. The 3-step-kit includes a soothing eucalyptus cream, buffer, and cotton socks to wear for 30 minutes while the cream is working its magic. 

    FootNanny Starter Kit Bundle

    on Amazon.com

    Buy now

  • The Perfect Pant

    Image Credit: Spanx.

    Upgrade her wardrobe with these sleek Spanx pants that Oprah can’t get enough of. What makes them so wonderful? They look like professional workwear but feel like her favorite leggings. Now, that’s a dream pair of pants. They also come in a cropped flare style perfect for spring. 

    The Perfect Back Seam Skinny Pants
    Buy now

  • Tovala Smart Oven

    Image Credit: Tovala

    The Tovala 6-in-1 Steam + Air Fry Smart Oven made Oprah’s Favorite Things List of 2021 after best friend Gayle swore it helped her through isolation. You can use this to bake, steam, broil, and toast, among other things. Plus, it has a feature where it scans grocery items like frozen meals and automatically sets the perfect time for it to cook. As someone who has one, I can say it truly is a must-have. 

    Right now, the Tovala oven is on sale for just $49 during Black Friday. That’s seriously amazing considering its original price is $299. All you have to do is sign up for six weeks worth of Tovala’s chef-crafted meals, which are so delicious.

    Tovala Oven
    $69, Originally $249
    Buy now

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