Use Oprah’s Favorite Things list as a cheat sheet so you can be done with your “nice list” holiday shopping in a flash. Items suggested by the beloved icon are sure to sell out, so be sure to buy goods before all that’s left to give is coal.
Oprah’s Favorite Things, in its entirety, can be seen here. Here are 10 of our travel-friendly favorites.
Sorel Women’s Out ‘N About Puffy Insulated Winter Sneaker Boot
Modernize the Napoleon Dynamite moon boot look with the Oprah-approved Sorel Women’s Out ‘N About Puffy Insulated Winter Sneaker Boot. You have to be willing to own your own funky style to rock these; but if you do, you’ll be treated to a brand I trust to make footwear with all-day comfort, warmth, and a whole lotta style.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the Sorel Women’s Out ‘N About Puffy Insulated Winter Sneaker Boot
“Part sneaker, part down coat, these waterproof nylon boots (with microfleece lining!) are so cozy and functional, they might be the ultimate foul-weather shoe.”
Sony SRS-XB12 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Wherever your travels take you, there too should go your tunes. Keep the party going with the waterproof Sony SRS-XB12 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker. With enough battery life for 16-plus hours, this Bluetooth speaker still manages to be small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the Sony SRS-XB12 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker
“They can withstand being submerged for up to 30 minutes!”
Brouk and Co. Duo Travel Organizer for Cosmetics and Jewelry
A toiletry bag and jewelry case in one, the Brouk and Co. Duo Travel Organizer offers an expansive compartment for toiletries, plus has a separate zippered section below.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the Brouk and Co. Duo Travel Organizer for Cosmetics and Jewelry
“These ingenious toiletry bags […] make jam-packed suitcases a little less chaotic, one vegan leather pouch at a time.”
@Jewelchic by House VIP DW-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Save some cash and reduce plastic waste by packing a water bottle in your carry-on. This is a good option, as it’s constructed with food-grade stainless steel, so it easily withstands everyday wear and tear.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the @Jewelchic by House VIP DW-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
“Proceeds support efforts to give children in Zimbabwe access to quality education.”
CALPAK Luka Duffel Bag
Minimalists can avoid paying bag fees by packing it all in a single carry-on. The Calpak Luka Duffel Bag is water-resistant, versatile thanks to over-the-shoulder straps, and as Oprah details below, it even has a separate compartment for shoes.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the CALPAK Luka Duffel Bag
“The duffels—which attach to the luggage—have a shoe compartment, so your hiking boots won’t track mud on your clean blouses.”
Wireless is the way to go, and it’s worth paying a little more for better-quality earbuds like the Powerbeats Pro. The charge will keep your audio going for nine hours. But keep the charging case nearby and you’ll get another 15-plus hours.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the Powerbeats Pro
“Sweat- and water-resistant earbuds are the perfect workout partners.”
Intelex Cozy Body Slippers
The Intelex Cozy Body Slippers were cleverly designed with dried grains and lavender stuffing, so they can treat toes with hot (read below for Oprah’s toasty trick) or cold (pop them in the freezer) therapy.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the Intelex Cozy Body Slippers
“Pop ’em in the microwave for 60 seconds (seriously), and you’ll have warm, happy feet for up to an hour!”
The Everything Travel Blanket
A blanket, a pillow, an oversized scarf, and a wrap all in one. Aptly named, the Everything Travel Blanket will be the go-to essential you’ll keep in your carry-on bag trip after trip.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the Everything Travel Blanket
“Avoid those flimsy [travel blankets] on airplanes!”
Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Wireless Charger
Simultaneously charge up to two devices wirelessly simply by dropping them onto this Qi-enabled charger. No need to remove your device from its case either, as the Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Wireless Charger is strong enough to charge through cases as thick as three millimeters.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the Courant Catch:2 Multi-Device Wireless Charger
“Time to cut the cord: This sleek leather base lets you charge two phones, or AirPods and a phone, simultaneously, just by laying them down to rest on top.”
Fruit Pies from Piedaho
I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a lot of time to bake, or a lot of extra space in my travel bags for that matter. Still, I like to show my hosts some gratitude by bringing a little something, especially when visiting over the hectic holidays. Enter shipped-to-your-destination fruit pies. In addition to the flavors Oprah mentions below, the Fruit Pies from Piedaho also come in Blackberry Pie with Fresh Thyme Crust. Expect the Blue Ribbon-winning pies to arrive at their destination fresh—fresher than you, probably.
What Oprah’s Favorite Things Likes About the Fruit Pies from Piedaho
“Swoonworthy pies—like Strawberry Vanilla Bean and Salted Caramel Apple—that the Piedaho company bakes and ships.”
Oprah’s Favorite Things 2019 Discounts
Find promo codes for a lot the items listed in Oprah’s Favorite Things over at Oprah Magazine. Happy shopping!
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Senior Editor Patricia Magaña Figueroa writes about travel. Follow her @PatiTravels.