Gift Guide: The Best of Oprah's Favorite Things List, Including Beauty Picks!



It's that time of year again and I couldn't be more excited! The Holidays are my favorite holiday and I'm kicking off gift guides with holiday must-haves from Oprah's Favorite Things. I was invited to an exclusive breakfast two weeks ago to get a first look at her choices this season. Here are my favorites that made her list.


"My eyebrow guru, Anastasia, launched a collection of lip glosses this year, and I love how bold and rich they are. Did I mention they stay on forever? I personally curated this set's colors, all perfect basics that go from day to night." — Oprah


"With notes of grapefruit (my favorite) and bergamot, this set's shower gel and body lotion (which contain vitamins C and E and skin-softening shea butter) smell absolutely delicious." — Oprah

"You know why I love this set of nail polishes I handpicked? It reminds me of one of my all-time favorite things: the box of 64 Crayolas I had in third grade. The pigments are superrich, and the lacquer is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. Color me wowed!" — Oprah

"Andre Walker was my mane man for 30 years—and now his secret weapons are available for $20! It's a three-step shampoo, conditioner and styling system in mini sizes for dry, textured, curly, natural or relaxed hair. I carry mine whenever I travel." —Oprah

"Gloria Williams, a.k.a. the Foot Nanny, gives the world's most indulgent pedicure. If you can't make it for a session in California, this kit—a relaxing salt, a luxurious cream and treatment socks you leave on for an hour after soaking and lotioning—is mighty nice also." —Oprah


"I collect makeup brushes, and I think this fancy set, hand-assembled by artisans in Japan, is a great present for the woman who has everything. The six luxurious, precise brushes (designed for highlighting, contouring, powdering and concealing) come in a bento box-inspired wooden case." —Oprah
"Could somebody please give me this for Christmas? I've always loved LAFCO's paraben- and sulfate-free products, and the fresh-smelling Freesia & Waterlily collection—which has a body cream, a hand cream, a candle, a liquid wash and a bar soap—is my current crush." — Oprah

"Works as a cleansing tool, looks like a party: This face brush, a collaboration between Clarisonic and the Keith Haring Foundation (which supports children's education and AIDS-related organizations), buzzes with the late, great artist's signature dancing figures and comes with a limited edition travel bag." — Oprah



"Who doesn't need a little extra light for Instagrams and selfies? These phone cases (for iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6) with front-facing LED lights cast a warm glow for a flattering photo every time." — Oprah




"It may look like a regular water bottle, but when Adam told me this triple-insulated stainless steel vessel—which keeps drinks cold for up to 25 hours and hot for up to 12—is the perfect size to tote a carafe's worth of rosé, I was sold!" — Oprah

"My favorite fitness tracker! It looks great, automatically monitors everything from sleep patterns to heart rate to workouts, and gives you personalized advice based on your exercise and diet goals. It also has a new feature called Duels that lets you challenge friends (talking to you, Gayle King...)." — Oprah

"No matter how high-tech we become, people still love an old-school instant pic. This ingenious battery-powered device lets you print photos via Wi-Fi from Apple and Android phones and tablets—and pretty much guarantees you'll be the hit of the party." — Oprah


"She's come a long way, baby: With 23 haircolors, 18 eye colors, 14 face shapes and 8 skin tones, the new Fashionista Barbie collection lets all kinds of girls see themselves in their dolls. Multicultural Barbies—what a great idea!" — Oprah
Coming Up Rosy, $349 to $749

"I love to wear rose gold, so I'm excited that the latest iPhone and the Apple Watch Sport now come in the lovely shade. The blush Sport is way more affordable than the 18kt-rose gold Edition version, and the iPhone has cool new features like Live Photos, which captures the moments before and after a shot, so you get motion as well as a pic. And I love the larger 6s Plus size." — Oprah




"I love this assortment of gardenias, black calla lilies and purple orchids because it's fresh, beautiful and sure to please even the finickiest recipient. You can arrange the blooms and vines in a vase, or float them in bowls for an exotic look." — Oprah

Magazine will be running a 12 Day Give-O-Way sweepstakes from November 30th through December 11th, awarding twelve lucky readers with the ultimate holiday wish: every item featured in the 2015 Favorite Things gift guide. To enter, find the 12 holiday icons scattered throughout the pages of the December issue (there is one for each day of the sweepstakes) and log on to www.oprah.com/12days and type in that day’s special code (found on the icon). Good luck!

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