If you weren’t sure whether Halloween officially marked the beginning of the winter holiday season, here’s a clear signal for you: Oprah’s annual list of favorite things is here! The catalog practically eliminates any doubts over what to get your loved ones this year. Regardless of whether you’re looking for something unique or doubting your own gifting expertise (we’ve all been there), the queen of the gifting season has arrived just in time. The list is also live on Amazon, meaning you can shop her selection of home tech, travel gear, kitchen tools, and more, then have it arrive at your door in just a couple of days. It’s the perfect way to minimize the stress of an otherwise chaotic time of year!
There are a lot of items to sort, through, and (unsurprisingly) many of them are kitchen-related! We had a look as soon as the list dropped and picked out 15 of our faves that would make wonderful presents for relatives, friends, coworkers, significant others, and just about anyone else on your roster. There’s no time to waste! Check them out below, and get your holiday shopping done early this year.
KT Oprah's Faves 2023
There's a reason at-home breadmaking has gotten so popular in recent years: Bread is surprisingly easy to make, especially when you have a dedicated oven such as this one at your disposal. Le Creuset's beautiful cast iron oven is the perfect size for your average loaf. Plus, it comes with a deep lid that lets your creation rise to become fluffy and soft on the inside but crispy and golden on the outside — heavenly!
A few of our staffers own Corkcicle mugs, so we can attest that their tumblers really do keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours at a time. This particular tumbler is sleek and slim, so you can bring it everywhere with you and sip in style. Plus, you can never go wrong by gifting a water bottle of any sort and helping your friends stay hydrated.
Those who like spicy eats will love this versatile hot sauce set, which contains six flavors that can be added to all kinds of eats. Your Hot N Saucy gift set recipient can enjoy the Sweet Potato N Habanero mix, which is both sweet and fiery, the Black Garlic N Peri Peri sauce, which is bold and umami, as well as four other complex sauces.
Air fryer ovens are about as versatile as countertop appliances get, especially if you pick up this model by Crux. It has a whopping 10 cooking functions, including toasting, baking, broiling, warming, and, of course, air frying. Best of all, many of the functions are much quicker than a conventional oven, and little effort is required on your part to create all sorts of tasty eats.
If you're really trying to impress your giftee, we suggest Oprah's go-to coffee maker, the De'Longhi TrueBrew. The cool thing about this machine is that it requires neither wasteful coffee pods nor paper filters, so it's about as effortless as it gets. Choose from six beverage sizes and five brew styles: light, gold, bold, espresso-style, or over ice. You can purchase the coffee maker either with or without a carafe, though we say you might as well snag the full package.
No matter where you're going, you'll want to reach for a HydroBag. This innovative fashion find does double duty as a small crossbody bag and a water bottle holder, so you never have to choose between a backpack or small purse again. Place your bottle in the main compartment, and keep your credit cards, ID, and other important personal items in the front slot.
This four-piece set comes with every kind of grilling utensil you could possibly need, including tongs, a spatula, a basting brush, and a fork. Everything is made from durable stainless steel that won't warp or lose its luster, even after years of use. What's more, the pieces sport ergonomic handles, so you can flip, prod, and serve with ease.
Any brie-lover would be delighted to receive this charcuterie board in the mail. It's not your traditional cheese board, as it comes with four ready-to-bake brie pastries: blueberry vanilla and Ginger, truffle fig and orange, chocolate espresso and raspberry, and rosemary sun-dried tomato and olive. Your giftee can simply pop them in the oven and enjoy cafe-quality pastries in the comfort of their own home.
Anyone who's serious about nailing recipes will get tons of use out of this sleek food scale. It's made by Zwilling, one of our favorite brands for all things kitchen-related. What's more, the scale is incredibly compact, so it won't create an obstruction, even in small kitchens.
First she created a thriving brick-and-mortar bakery to save her home, and now, Angela Logan is selling her confections online, meaning you can send an apple cake to all your loved ones. Made with fresh apples and organic sugars, the cake arrives ready to eat. Whether you're looking for a housewarming gift or a nice way to congratulate someone on a recent achievement, this is one great way to do it.
With this countertop pizza oven in your kitchen, you can craft beautifully crisp, light, and cheesy pizzas at home whenever you want. It takes 20 minutes to heat up and cooks pizzas in 90 seconds, so you no longer have to wait on the delivery person. Although this item is a splurge, it'll save you tons on tips in the long run.
You just got the best pizza oven rec, and now, here's the ultimate at-home pizza baking mix. This bundle by Bella Cucina includes a jar of pomodoro sauce, as well as a tin of pizza and foccacia mix, so you don't have to measure ingredients in order to get the perfect dough formula. Just mix it up, add your sauce and cheese on top, and pop it in the oven.
Over the years, TRUFF has become a staple in many homes, and it's no wonder why. You can convert your favorite foodie by gifting them this white truffle set, which comes with an infused truffle oil and hot sauce that can be drizzled over eggs, pizza, sandwiches, and pretty much anything esle. It's a quick and easy way to take a meal from good to great in seconds.
When you present this skillet and baking mix set to your favorite home cook, you're really giving a gift that's both for them and for yourself. You can both enjoy homemade cornbread and biscuits, a.k.a. the best kind. The skillet, itself, is also plenty versatile, as it can be used on the stove, grill, and oven.
A highly coveted form of salt, Fleur De Sel adds a nice crunch to whatever it's sprinkled atop. This set comes with a full jar, as well as a second jar of luxury flake sea salt. To complete the set, your giftee also gets a golden serving spoon, and everything is bundled up in a box that they'll no doubt be excited to open.