The holidays are officially here! Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2021 just dropped — and it’s better than ever before — especially if you’re looking for some mouthwatering food gifts or chic cookware. Every single item is available on Amazon, and this year’s list puts a special focus on one-of-a-kind picks from Black-owned brands, women-owned brands, and small businesses — including her favorite Footnanny cream she raved about on IG — so we’re about to do some damage to our credit cards.
Thanks to Oprah, your holiday shopping list is about to be a one-and-done deal. To this day, we’re still shopping her previous picks — like those cult-favorite Spanx perfect for lounging and working at home — so these gifts are ones that’ll never go out of style. So while some may have a higher price tag, you really can’t put a price on something Oprah can’t live without — right?
Check out the top food gifts from Oprah’s list — like the best English muffins you’ll ever eat and a gourmet hot sauce set that’s named after precious gemstones — and the gorgeous cookware and kitchen items that’ll impress your foodie on your holiday list this year. And while you’re at it, make sure to treat yourself to a few things too!
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Elbee Home 8-Piece Nonstick Aluminized Steel Baking Set
There are a lot of pricey items on Oprah’s list, so we were shocked when we saw how affordable this 8-piece nonstick baking set is. It includes a roasting pan, cookie sheet, cake pans, muffin tins, and a baking pan, and it’s a perfect gift for recent grads, new bakers, or those who need a refresh of their current baking gear.
Yedi Total Package Bread Maker
Bread makers are back, baby. And these days, they make all kinds of breads, from gluten-free or whole wheat to a classic white sandwich loaf, from a big two pounder to a more modest one pound, with a light crust or dark – this bread machine makes it easy to customize your perfect loaf. Nothing is cozier than the smell of a fresh loaf of bread baking on a cold winter day.
The Model Bakery English Muffins & Preserve Set
If baking at home sounds like a nightmare rather than a joy, then this set of gourmet English muffins and strawberry jam from the famous Model Bakery will be even more appreciated. These muffins have a crispy, buttery exterior and a tender, chewy interior that’s just begging to be slathered in jam, and they’re better than anything most of us could hope to make at home.
Wonderffle Stuffed Waffle Iron
We can’t be the only ones who bought a $10 mini waffle iron thanks to TikTok and soon found ourselves obsessed with waffle everything. If this sounds like you or someone you know, it’s time to upgrade to Oprah’s pick: a stovetop waffle iron that lets you make stuffed waffles full of your favorite ingredients. She recommends ham and cheese for savory, or cinnamon apples for sweet. You’re only limited by your imagination.
UBAH HOT Hot Sauce
We’re always looking for new hot sauces to add to our collection, and Oprah’s UBAH HOT Hot Sauce collection pick is right on the money. The set comes in a gift box, and features three flavors: Ruby, a mild red Fresno chili sauce; Emerald, a green, medium-spicy serrano chile sauce; and Tanzanite, a fiery yellow habanero sauce.
Tonya’s Pecan Crisp Cookies
These crispy, lacy, nutty, buttery cookies taste like pecan pie. They make a great gift, if you can bear to give them away instead of keeping them for yourself!
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A version of this article was originally published in November 2020.