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It’s here! And by “it” we mean Oprah’s 2023 Favorite Things, of course. Every year, as the holidays approach, Oprah Winfrey rounds up her favorite things just in time for everyone’s shopping to kick into high gear. As per, we could use a heavy sprinkling of all the joy this thoughtful curation brings. And, 2023’s list is all the more remarkable because many of her picks are from small businesses owned by entrepreneurs who identify as Black, women, or people of color.
As fortune might have it, all of Oprah’s favorite things are available on Amazon, so you can order them and, on most of them, get Prime two-day shipping — which is ideal for any last-minute, procrastinating shoppers. And what better excuse is there to start your holiday shopping early than “Um, Oprah told me to?” Of course, while the friends and family you’re shopping for will love these gift ideas, you’ll probably see some items you want for yourself, so you might as well slip two of everything into your cart, just to be safe.
While the items on Oprah’s Favorites Things always include cookware, home goods, and pet-themed accessories, we’re, of course, most interested in her beauty and wellness picks. Read on to see how to pamper yourself like Oprah and dole out some seriously great gifts and sets to your loved ones. (And check out the complete list at oprahdaily.com at your leisure.)
Need more gift-spiration? Check out Allure’s ultimate holiday gift guide for 2023.
Oprah’s 2023 Favorite Things: Beauty
The TheraFace Pro, which picked up a 2023 Best of Beauty Award, isn’t messing around when it comes to self-care. It’s everything to love about the TheraGun but tailored to your face. The device features eight percussive therapy attachments, allowing you to customize your treatment, toning and targeting tension in the jaw, face, neck, and head — depending on where it’s needed most. The device also has an LED light ring for a healthy dose of red, blue, and infrared light therapy.
Bossy Cosmetics’ giftable set of Power Woman Essentials Liquid Lipstick comes with five creamy liquid lipsticks that are sure to find their way into your routine. Wear one at a time, or play around with layering different hues like Powerful, a deep purple; Subtle, a purplish pink; Classy, a soft pink with a touch of mauve; Determined, a smooth chocolate; and Collaborator, a sweet peach. Each lippy contains vegetal glycerol and vitamin E acetate for antioxidant and emollient power.
This compact of blotting papers by Lalais alleviates shine without messing up makeup. Simply place a sheet onto the sponge applicator and gently press wherever you’re looking a little too shiny for your liking. It comes with 100 sheets, all made of abaca and wood pulp paper. The Blotting Compact makes a super thoughtful gift or a new essential to live in your purse.
Another 2023 Best of Beauty Award winner on Oprah’s radar is Ami Colé‘s Desert Date Cream Multistick is a lip and cheek tint mixed into one handy lavender tube. Swipe it on your cheeks for a little extra flush and then over your lips for a pleasantly complimentary shine. It doesn’t skimp on pigment and looks good on any skin tone. The formula is also rich with baobab seed oil and hibiscus flower extract to keep fine lines and dryness at bay.
Beekman 1802 doesn’t make your regular ‘ol bar soaps. This 8-Piece Bar Soap Gift Set is made with creamy, lactic acid-rich goat milk and botanicals for a sudsy shower or bath that’ll leave your skin feeling baby-soft. The variety of delicious scents (we love Vanilla Absolute) — plus one fragrance-free bar for good measure — combined with beautiful packaging means anyone in your life would be delighted to receive this.
Upgrade your dirty, worn-out brushes with Jenny Patinkin‘s Sustainable Luxury Makeup Brush Set. Each of the six dual-sided brushes is sturdy, efficient, and has two and a half times more bristles than standard makeup brushes. It’s a perfect present for makeup amateurs and buffs alike.
The polishes from the AAPI-founded brand Sundays are a long-lasting trio of deep, vibrant colors ready to shine. Oprah says she usually opts for neutrals, but Dear Sundays’ colorful hues drew her in. And if Oprah is stepping out of her comfort zone, you probably should, too.
Gloria Williams has been Oprah’s pedicurist for 16 years, so it’s safe to say that Footnanny is a long-standing favorite. This delightful At Home Pedicure Kit comes with everything you need to revitalize your tired feet: socks, a buffer, clippers, a file, a buffer, a cuticle stick, toe separators, a cream, and a salt soak. Buy one for yourself and a friend, sit side by side, and chat away while you pamper your piggies.
Oprah calls the Fount Society Body Butter the alternative to the overly heavy body butter formulas that so often populate shelves. This one, she insists, is a way better butter: non-greasy, effective, and like cashmere on your skin. It’s packed with vitamin E and aloe vera for intense hydration and works wonders on feet, elbows, and hands.
Archipelago Botanicals Hand Crème Trio Gift Set makes a stunning holiday treat for anyone on your list. Each cream (soothing Oat, hydrating Soy, and detoxifying Charcoal Rose) is packed with plant extracts, vitamin E, and jojoba esters for prime hydration and no greasiness — bonus points for the elegant presentation.
The Laura Geller 2023 Annual Party in a Palette Set is where it’s at for any makeup lover. This set includes four palettes: The Best Dressed, pink and purple neutrals; The Dancing Queen, featuring a pop of green; The Hostess, which is all about gold hues; and The Social Butterfly for rosy neutrals.
The oh-so-giftable Day + Night Face Towel Set from Ayesha Curry’s brand Sweet July has six, 100% cotton face towels. They’re the perfect size and texture for removing makeup and come in a sweet canvas bag for storage and display.
Shinery’s Radiance Wash Luxury Jewelry Cleaner and Brush Duo is Oprah’s favorite way to clean her jewelry. Still not sold? How’s this? The Radiance Wash doubles as a hand soap, and it comes with an expertly designed, easy-to-grip brush that thoroughly cleanses jewelry (and is soft on skin). It’s safe on all metals and gemstones, including your precious pearls and sparkling silver. If you’re looking to win “favorite child” this year, pass it to your mom right along with a new tennis bracelet.
The 100% waterproof Luxury Shower Cap from Grace & Company features a stretchy, leakproof band that keeps l’eau out of your blowout. Plus, extending the time between wash days helps produce sebum essential to the health of your locks. It comes in a bunch of lively colorways and you can toss the cap right in the washing machine whenever you see fit.
This shea butter stick from Balaeyon came recommended to Oprah through her bestie, Gayle King, whose makeup artist designed the product. It’s soothing, travel-friendly, and even acts as a primer. Apply it to any dry areas (lips included) and let the shea seep in. Grab it as a gift for your friend who’s under-moisturized and over-booked — she can take the stick on the go for the hydration she knows she needs.
Oprah’s 2023 Favorite Things: Wellness
We’re big sleep mask lovers at Allure, and the Astura Eye Pillow is no exception. The flax seed and lavender-weighted mask has thousands of glowing Amazon reviews and even better celebrity endorsements (cough, Oprah and Venus Williams, cough). It’s 100% silk, heavy to perfection, and light-blocking. The brand recommends sticking the fully adjustable mask in the fridge for extra-cooling relief.
We can’t stop wagging our tails at the Pride and Groom Tool Kit. An excellent gift for any dog parent (yourself included), this kit is the perfect tide-over between grooming appointments. Or, if you prefer to do all of your grooming at home, the products featured form a great foundation for an upgraded cleansing routine. The kit features a waterless, no-rinse shampoo, a moisturizing balm, a grooming brush, and a convenient bag for storage.
For that upcoming beachy getaway to shelter from the cold, the Hairbrella Waterproof Sun Hat has a secret power you just might be interested in. Unlike its peers, this sun hat is lined with satin (cue the angelic choir). The unique design helps keep the hat head at bay and protects whatever style you wear while fending off UV rays.
Oprah’s 2023 Favorite Things: Cozy
Cozy up to this final stretch of Oprah faves, starting with the House No.23 Alaia Sherpa Robe. After putting it on, you’ll feel engulfed in a cloud of dreamy-soft faux sherpa, shelled in 100% Turkish luxe cotton gauze. Its mid-length cut makes for a stylish and warm winter companion, ready to wear through a Netflix holiday movie marathon. Everyone is invited. Someone might even get a robe. But wait, what goes underneath a robe? Well, it can range from absolutely nothing at all to this divine Softies Solid Marshmallow Reverse Seam Lounge Set.
Harlem Candle Co. makes some amazing-smelling, hand-poured candles. In the Purple Love scent, you get a parade of elemi, apple, clove, rose, and sandalwood. Light both wicks at once for an even burn, slip into the tub, picture a purple sky at sunset, and call it a night.
How could we possibly resist including another one of Oprah’s PJ picks? The star herself has (get this) 12 pairs of these Stripe and Stare jammies. If that isn’t a testament to their comfiness, we don’t know what is. Gift them to your sister who works from home because if it’s a top and a bottom, it’s technically getting dressed for the day. Right?
Last but not least, the Lollia Elegance Bubble Bath. Oprah loves it and says she’s had the stuff for decades. “I chose a Lollia bubble bath — my absolute favorite — two decades ago, and I still have the original bottle by my tub,” she writes of her pick. Plus, you can also indulge in matching bath salts.