Oprah’s Favourite Things List is here and I am so excited! I think that Oprah is the personification of class, it is fascinating to window shop all of the neat gifts that she recommends. I don’t know when she started doing these lists but I have purchased something off each one for a few years now. It has become a lot easier with Amazon stocking all of the items (they just dropped their toy list too). She does a decent job of listing something for each price range but lots of the items are luxury, I don’t need a $105 Adam Lippes cotton top – I will stick with my 5 buck Old Navy staples 😛 But it’s fun to look and who doesn’t love Oprah?
I have to say that I do hate that I prefer shopping online so much more than going to the mall. There is something poignantly traditional about hitting the road and getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season. The decorations and the music, I remember it being a fun event and now it’s just a nightmare – maybe it’s the fact that the population of the world has increased by 4.6 billion in about a 100 years but who can say? (Seriously though – it’s that.) Also, there was that time last year where two women got in a fight over a throw at Home Goods, could be that too…
Anyway, if money weren’t an object (har, har) here is what I would fill my cart with!
Seville Ten-Piece Cookware Set – $399.95 – I have cookware, matching cookware at that but it isn’t super high quality and I would love to have a beautiful cookware set. I like to get all of the pots and pans into the sink and put away before guests arrive but I would totally leave these out, they are gorgeous. They are hammered stainless steel and oven/grill safe.
Asobu Insulated Portable Brewer – $50 – This will probably the item that I purchase this year, seeing as how I spend about 40% of my existence trying to get more caffeine into my body, a portable brewer sounds amazing. It is specifically for cold brew which would make it great for the summertime when I don’t feel like getting up early and brewing hot coffee. The ad campaign is questionable, what are they selling me exactly 😀 That flannel tho’.
Beatriz Ball Tray with Handles – $52 – I love cookware, kitchen gadgets – anything that contributes to my love for cooking and I am overjoyed. These trays are the perfect colours to go with my kitchen decor and would make great serving trays for goodies or a charcuterie board.
Katz’s Three Course Dinner for Four – $125 – This might seem totally random but I have had the pleasure of eating at Katz’s Delicatessen once in my lifetime and it was amazing. I have never had a corned-beef sandwich that good since – or the pickles! This comes with matzo ball soup, pastrami, corned-beef, pickles, rye bread and a choice of babka. It’s become a bit of a tradition to order this meal for New Year’s day in my household. I think that she has had this on her list a couple of times now – thanks, Oprah (and Seinfeld). It is already sold out on Amazon but you can purchase it still from Katz’s site and they offer 2-day shipping nationwide.
Canvas Home Tinwear Mugs – $48 – These are glazed stone-wear mugs, they are just vintage enough to go perfect with my decor and the colours are perfect. I love a good coffee mug.
Burt’s Bees Baby Holiday Family Jammies – price varies – I know that I hated the matching pj’s that we would get for Christmas from grandparents as a kid but I am into it now. I don’t know if I would go full-onesie but they do have cute two piece styles as well and the patterns are very festive.
Lands Downunder Buffalo Check Throw – $128 – Being the throw/pillow junkie that I am, I am drooling over this one. It is a cotton/synthetic blend that is supposed to feel like cashmere. Uh, yes please. The Americana pattern doesn’t go with my decor but it would be great to have on hand for guests.
I like that she includes home-wares, food, beauty, a little fashion, tech gear – she has something for just about everyone. If you are stumped for a gift for a friend or co-worker, this is great place to start! Lots of items do sell out on Amazon but you don’t necessarily have to purchase from them, I think that she just partners with them to promote the products…? Don’t quote me on that.
Happy gifting – thanks for stopping by <3