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If you’ve been struggling to come up with gift ideas this year, look no further: Oprah Winfrey, as always, has come to the rescue. As part of her annual tradition, she has released a comprehensive list of her Favorite Things of 2021, and this year’s edition includes gift ideas for foodies, techies, travelers and more.
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What began in 2002 as a giveaway on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is now practically a holiday tradition, with millions of fans waiting to see the products, services and experiences that make the list. The list has also been a cultural barometer of sorts, revealing the most popular trends from the past 12 months.
Here’s a sampling of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2021 to shop now.
Bose Sleepbuds II
Whether you want to drown out your partner’s snores or can’t fall asleep with the sound of white noise, the brand new Bose Sleepbuds are a soundproof way to get to sleep faster. The high-tech buds use innovative noise-masking technology that aren’t noise cancelling but rather use Bose engineered masking sounds combined with a noise-blocking design that are clinically proven to help users fall asleep faster. Plus, you can pair it with the connected app to play original music and meditative sounds, such as tonal environment and nature sounds, before bed.
Courant Essentials Catch Charging Tray
The days of tangled wires and lost charging cubes are over. With the Courant tray, it’s never been easier to charge all your devices at the same time so you’re always ready to take on the day. The tray uses a 3-coil wireless charging pad for everything from iPhones and AirPods to smart watches, with enough room to store keys and other essentials.
Oculus Quest 2
With all the talk about the Metaverse amid Facebook’s recent name change, it’s about time to get hold of the VR device that transports you to a whole online universe. The first of its kind, the Oculus features a blazing-fast processor and a high-resolution display for one-of-a-kind gaming and immersive entertainment experiences.
PhoneSoap Handheld UV Sanitizer Wand
If you learned anything from last year’s holiday shopping it’s that convenient and efficient sanitation devices can be some of the coolest and most applicable stocking stuffers. Everyone has someone in their life that still stocks up on as much Purell as Larry David does in his coffee shop on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” This year, gift that person PhoneSoap’s newest invention, the handheld sanitation wand, that disinfects high-touch surfaces in seconds and fits easily in a desk, drawer or purse.
Echo Show 10
Perfect for at-home chefs, multi-taskers and avid podcast listeners, the Echo Show 10 makes everything a lot easier. The newest edition boasts an impressive 10-inch screen that’s designed to move with you, meaning recipes, video calls and shows are always viewable no matter where you move around. Not only is it equipped with an Alexa for easy voice controlling but the 13MP camera also features auto-framing and motion to keep you front and center while on video calls with friends and family.
Aura Carver Smart Digital Picture Frame
There are dozens of digital photo frames on the market but Aura features unparalleled image quality with their largest display screen yet at 10 inches wide and with 1920 x 1200 resolution. In addition to digital quality, Oprah opts for the Carver, which she’s included on her Favorite Things list for the past three years, because of its sleek design and unique geometric shape, making it the perfect decor piece that doubles as a photo frame.
Truff Best-Seller Pack
There is no self-proclaimed foodie that won’t die over the acclaimed hot sauces from Truff, known for their signature truffle hot sauce, curated with ripe chili peppers, organic agave nectar, black truffle and savory spices. This three-pack, which consists of the brand’s top-selling sauces, also includes their White Truffle Hot Sauce and Black Winter Truffle Hot Sauce, all sourced from real truffles and infused with delicious olive oil.
‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’ Elena Favilli
A “New York Times” bestseller, and a #1 bestseller on Amazon, the “Rebel Girls” series is heralded as a must-read book and source of inspiration for kids and preteens alike. The third book in the series is packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories centered around incredible female figures from history such as Asma Khan, Madeleine Albright, Rihanna and more.
Phillips Pasta and Noodle Maker Plus
Making fresh flavorful pasta and noodles from home has never been easier with this Phillips machine, whether you’re a homemade pasta amateur or professional chef. It automatically mixes and kneads after your add the ingredients, such as egg, vegetable oil, herbs and flours, with four shaping discs so you have the freedom to make any shape or size such as fettucine, penne, lasagna or spaghetti.
Beast Blender and Hydration System
Whether you want a perfectly blended smoothie or clean, infused water, the Beast Blender is your friend. The high-tech system was meticulously designed to increase longevity and to reduce vibrations and noise. The blade boasts impressive monitoring skills, making consistent adjustments depending on what’s needed, while also checking for internal temperature. Plus, the blade cycles through a one-minute perfectly timed blend so one push of a button and your work is done.
Material Knife Trio and Stand
Any chef knows that a good knife set makes all the difference in the kitchen. This set consists of three Japanese stainless steel knives. At $195, this is a deal considering how razor sharp each knife’s edges are; each knife is heated at 300F before being cryogenically tempered at -250F for a harder, sharper and more durable knife at the molecular level.
GreenPan Cookware Pots and Pans Set ($50 Off)
If you’re looking to add more cookware essentials to your collection, than look no further than this comprehensive set currently more than $50 off. The set comes with a 2-quart saucepan, 6-quart stock pock with a straining lid, 8-inch and 11-inch frying pans and a 2.8-quart sauté pan, all made out of a hard anodized aluminum body and diamond-reinforced coating.
Oprah says Peepers are among some of her and Gayle King’s favorite reading glasses. In addition to prescription glasses, the stylish frames also come with lenses that block blue-light for those who spend a lot of time in front of the screen.
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