“Alexa, Let’s Shop Oprah’s Favorite Things.”

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It’s that time of the year when Oprah blesses us with her annual list of favorite things that features 102 products from a variety of categories.

“Whether it’s the holidays, birthdays or special occasions, this is the gift guide for the people you care about in your life.”

The Oprah Magazine and Amazon have been working together over the past years to promote the media mogul’s curated holiday gift guide but for the first time, the shopping experience will now be available on all your Alexa-enabled devices.

Shoppers can now have Oprah guide them through every item on her “Favorite Things.” To begin, just say, “Alexa, let’s shop Oprah’s Favorite Things,” and Oprah herself (well, her voice) will give you product recommendations and a little background on why she picked that specific item this year.

So let me share with you my top picks from each product category:

Beauty Crush:  Julep Beauty It’s Whipped Lip Mousse Limited Edition Lip Vault

Oprah said this reminded her of the 64 count Crayola Box she received when she was a kid.  This Julep lip vault set includes 25 super-pigmented weightless matte lip mousse that delivers up to 12 hours of long-lasting color.  I know that it’s $250 but you don’t have to keep every shade, you can also give some of the shades away as gifts to your friends or as stocking stuffers.

Traveler:  MYTAGALONGS Charger and Earbud Case

No more tangled earbud and charging cords!  These cases from MYTAGALONGS aren’t just very practical and useful but are very cute as well.

The Earbud Case ($10)  is made with an inner tab to wrap cord around and mesh pocket for quick storage, while the Charger Case ($14) has 5 inner compartments, includes a large compartment in the middle that can hold your cords, chargers, travel adaptors, earbud cases and even your smartphone.

Techie:  Echo Show

Of course there has to be an Alexa-enabled device on the list.  The Echo Show is the first Alexa-powered speaker to get a 7” touchscreen – perfect to make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App on their smartphones (the other one is the Echo Connect that’s already available for Pre-Order on the site).

Host: ‘The Good Hurt Fuego’ Hot Sauce Sampler Set 

Here is a collection of 7 Spicy Hot Sauces from all over the world, ranging from mild to blazing hot. Shaped like a bundle of dynamite, the sampler set ($34.99) makes for a perfect gift or kitchen décor.


Chill Seeker: Pudus Lumberjack Slipper Socks 

Get cozy and comfy with this pair of slipper socks made with the softest, fluffiest and most comfortable lining to wrap your precious feet in warmth and comfort – all day, all night.


Foodie:  Katz’s 3 Course Dinner for 4 

How about a 3 course dinner for 4 delivered straight to your dining room table?



Trendsetter:  Lark & Ro Off the Shoulder Sweater 

How cute is this off-shoulder sweater made with 100% cashmere?  By the way, Lark & Ro is one of Amazon’s private label fashion brands.



Chef:  BakerStone Original Pizza Oven Box Kit

This pizza oven box is designed to convert most burners and grills into a real wood burning pizza oven.  Now you can simply place this on a grill and bake your very own gourmet pizza in 2-4 minutes!


Electic:  23andMe DNA Test Ancestry Personal Genetic Service 

Ever wondered where your ancestors are from?  This kit gives you a detailed breakdown of your global ancestry and allows you to connect with people who share the same DNA as you.


Tykes and Tales:  Letters to Me, When I Grow Up 

This keepsake lets your kids share stories, draw or write about what they now and what they imagine about their future, and keep them in this paper time capsule for them to cherish and look back on when they grow older.


To see the complete list, visit amazon.com/oprahsfavoritethings.