Last updated on November 30th, 2018 at 11:56 am
Gifting can be stressful. If you’re like me, you have so many family and friends to buy for. But this year you can shop like a pro with Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2018. There is something is for everyone on your list. And, let’s be honest, there are at least a few picks on this list we will keep for ourselves!
Update–These picks are so popular, they are beginning to get limited. Don’t wait if you see something you like.
If any puzzle can help you reach nirvana, it’s probably one of these contemplative and colorfully ombré 500-piecers.
This spicy, black-truffle-infused sauce is the really delicious deal.
This New Year’s resolution is ready to go: Mail one of these tear-out letters every week to thank a different special someone in your life.
Whether it is for you or someone else, wear a delicate reminder right on your wrist.
Fall in love with spiced oolong, ginger, and sweet cinnamon. They are shipped directly from India.
Tell me this isn’t next year’s holiday card in the making! These organic-cotton pajamas come sized for the entire family. All you need is a crackling fire and a camera.
Jacques Pépin’s hand-illustrated menu diary lets you chronicle every time you’ve broken bread and who you shared it with. Merci, Jacques!
Each of these X5 car chargers with an extra-long cord can simultaneously boost up five devices, from phones to tablets. Translation: Both front- and backseat drivers can get some juice without coming to blows.
Four RFID-protected card slots, two separate inside compartments, and a detachable crossbody strap, all in one cute little vegan leather bag.
Sure, most bakers own a mixer, but does it store its attachments in one sleek snap-on case? This a great gift for everyone!
White tea and honeysuckle? Peony? All the scents come with matching whipped body butter. What better way to start the season off selling sweet!
When you have a family of varying appetites, these will come in handy. All three pan sections are lasagna-noodle size—great for that gang of vegetarian, gluten-free, and carnivorous eaters.
Watercolors are the new adult coloring books—and this spacious palette has compartments for paints, brushes, and paper canvases.
This creative twist on Chicago-style cheesecake, all dressed up in dark and white chocolate, is meant to be enjoyed fork-free. They just might be the fanciest cake pops ever.
Wake up and drizzle the coffee. This java-spiked maple syrup, tapped from Vermont’s Green Mountains, will give your overnight guests an extra morning buzz.
I like having options—particularly when those options are already-baked red velvet or Key lime or triple-chocolate or ginger spice or lemon or coconut or sour cream coffee cake Bundt cakes.
If Frosty were stuffed with mini marshmallows, he’d be like Carl here. Just place this hunk of a chocolate man into a pot of milk, turn up the heat, and watch him melt into a few mugs’ worth of rich cocoa.
Give one to friends with a nice bottle of wine, and they’ll never drink bits of cork again.
Your fire-loving friends will savor this sampler. Each of the five barbecue sauces in the reusable pail pays homage to a Southern hot spot, from Tennessee to Alabama.
Roy Shvartzapel, who worked under Thomas Keller, has perfected the art of panettone, and boy, is his Italian sweet bread m-o-i-s-t.
They’re wonderful for any kind of soup on a rainy day or hot chocolate on a chilly night.
Remind relatives why you’re all sharing a meal with these white flour-sack napkins that get better with every wash.
These hand-blown tumblers add major style to every party and contain just about every color in the you-know-what.
Instead of bringing your hostess a bottle of wine, put together an antipasto. Her surprise present: the porcelain platter with handpainted rim.
Lined up on a kitchen shelf, these soy wax candles in rosemary, lavender, olive, geranium, and juniper make days merry and bright in winter, and the pots become perfect planters in spring.
These hypoallergenic neck pillows with a washable cover. Just another opportunity to nap.
The botanicals, extracts, and goat’s milk in these hydrating triple-milled bars—in fig leaf, ylang-ylang and tuberose, apricot and honey tea, and honeyed grapefruit—come from a farm in upstate New York, not a lab in I-don’t-know-where.
It’s time to wash your pug. This cheery set includes a personalized terrycloth robe, a shea butter shampoo/conditioner, and a double-sided brush. In Harry Barker I trust.
Some people crochet, some collect stamps—But everyone loves a good bath. Willow & Water scent has got it going on!
Never mind that these bottles keep drinks hot or cold. They actually stash keys, a credit card, and money in the hidden compartment at the bottom. Bye-bye, heavy-bag-schlepping!
Super-cushy Pudus slipper socks were a real crowd-pleaser when we wore them at my house last Christmas. Now we’ll give this year’s boot socks a try.
Need to wrap presents in peace? Give your tot this treasure trove of pom-poms, pipe cleaners, sequins, googly eyes, and more. If this kit doesn’t spark creativity, I don’t know what will!
Kids are getting involved in politics like never before, so it’s not too soon to outfit your future potus in a statement-making Love Bubby tee or one-piece.
Lets tip our cap to these completely cute, wonderfully wild hats that let your kiddo tap into his or her inner monkey, bear, wolf, and more.
This set includes white truffle oil and some doggone-good gluten-free truffle pasta? That’s what’s cooking
These pretty notebooks emblazoned with frown-erasing messages are just waiting for you to jot down everything from tiny musings to big dreams.
These aren’t your grandma’s readers or sunglasses—unless Granny wears subtly glittered finishes that say “sexy librarian”!
Traditional Jewish rugelach made from scratch by a black baker in Harlem? Plus, the striped packaging is too fun to pass up.
If you give a Belgian a cookie, it should probably be a speculoos baked with cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. These, a Dutch-inspired take on Saint Nicholas, are terrific for fireside tea dunking.
This made-in-Massachusetts dark chocolate holiday bark is sprinkled with red and green or blue crushed candy, so you can color-coordinate your end-of-year festivities.
Everything above is UNDER $50, but if you want to spend a little more, here are a few more great ideas from Oprah’s Favorite Things List–and these are all under $100!
O my my my—these burgers blended with black truffles are so good! Add dabs of truffle-saturated mustard or ketchup, and your grill game will never be the same.
Sure, you could keep sticking your little one’s doodles on the fridge—or masterpieces could be embroidered onto a handsome canvas carryall you can hold dear everywhere you go.
These faux yet remarkably furry knitted mittens will keep your fingers toasty when the weather outside is fit for yetis.
This tin of 12 hand creams from the South of France is everything you need!
Amazon’s latest Echo device, the aptly named Spot, comes with all its older cousins’ bells and whistles—like Alexa voice command and a sleek screen and camera—while being wonderfully more compact. Good things, meet a small package!
Which of these things are YOUR favorite?