Oprah unveils list of annual favourites
Pyjama sets, lip gloss collection and Christmas tree kit among 107 entries for 2018
Oprah Winfrey has unveiled her highly anticipated Favorite Things list for 2018.
Each year, the media executive puts together an exhaustive range of items she’s tried and tested herself and publishes them for fans in O, The Oprah Magazine.
For 2018, Winfrey has selected 107 products that she recommends as holiday gifts, with categories including Cosy Things, Beauty Gifts, Fashionable Finds and even Presents for Pets.
“I go through every item, picking my favourites and narrowing the selection to my own. It’s a process. Because it’s important for me to remain as true to my original inspiration as possible,” the 64-year-old said in a statement. “So, what are your gifts to give? We’ve all heard it’s the thought that counts. True that. But it’s also the intention behind the thought. The greatest offering is letting someone know through your actions and your words that they matter.”
Among Winfrey’s top picks for outfits to wear at home include super-cushy Pudus slipper socks, Eberjey’s Gisele Long PJ Sets, Softies’ Hooded Snuggle Loungers, and Tory Sport’s Tracksuits.
For beauty lovers, she is a fan of Sunday Riley’s Game Changer Kit, La Chatelaine’s Deluxe Hand Cream sets, Clarisonic’s Mia Smart Luxe facial brush and Julep’s luxurious Beauty Divine Shine UltraHydrating Lip Gloss Collection.
“I’ve survived enough Chicago winters to know that this collection of a dozen sheer glosses is a great gift for friends who are looking to keep their lips luscious from first frost until spring showers,” Winfrey said of the range of pink and berry red lip products.
Meanwhile, she also loves technology items such as Aura’s Wi-Fi Smart Frames, Apple’s Airpods and Amazon’s Echo Spot, as well as great accessories like Echo’s Faux Fur Vests, Justin Gregory’s Fingerless Gloves and Un Billion’s Lacy Totes which are made from vegan-friendly fabrics.
While the more unusual gift ideas include Story Bikes’ Electric StepThrough Bike, costing US$1,850, an Embark Dog DNA Test Kit, and a Grow Your Own Christmas Tree Kit which is priced at US$45.
“Y’all know I love a good tree,” Winfrey said. “Plant the spruce seeds from this kit, watch them sprout into a little Charlie Brown Christmas twig of a thing, and then transplant it outside, where the sapling can grow big and strong — and be visited for years to come.” Wenn