You know it’s Favorite Things time when the O team starts taste-testing—among many other treats—chocolate babka, tomato pie, gravlax, peanut butter cups, salami, caramels, and truffle mustard. Did I mention that was all in one sitting? I’m pleased to report we survived to touch, try on, sniff, fall in love with, and narrow down a vast array of goodies until we were left with what I believe are the perfect presents of 2019. Ahead, you’ll find 79 gifts, plus an online exclusive, I think are just great—from a makeup kit by Lady Gaga to the perfect pancake maker to the softest hoodie you’ll ever wear.
The holidays, of course, aren’t all about what’s wrapped in a bow, but also, the gift of time. Personally, I delight in Christmas Day, when we do a brunch buffet of everything from fresh blueberry muffins to shakshuka, which is sort of like huevos rancheros with a Tunisian passport. Our gathering is mellow and fun and exactly how I want to wind down the year. This holiday season, I wish you excellent health, genuine happiness, and joyful days.
Find the Perfect Gift
Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama
Oprah’s Favorite Things list was just a day away from being released into the world when Oprah discovered one more perfect gift: Michelle Obama’s Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice. A supplement to the former First Lady’s bestselling memoir, the journal offers prompts to inspire readers to reflect as they read. Watch how Oprah discovered her final Favorite Things selection here.