While trends come and go, my revere for Oprah remains eternal. Despite "The Oprah Winfrey Show" wrapping more than a decade ago, Oprah was, is, and will continue to be my no.1 celebrity draft pick.
Therefore, it should surprise no one (least of all my mother, who watched me cry alongside thousands of Edmontonians when Oprah visited in 2013) that I live for Oprah's annual Favourite Things list.
In its 2022 edition, fellow Oprah fans can find more than 100 gift ideas, including those in the wellness, tech, and food categories. The only problem? Many of Oprah's top picks aren't available in Canada.
Therefore, I took it as my personal responsibility to narrow down her list to the 11 best options you can buy in Canada. With gifts starting at less than $100, scroll below to shop my 11 top choices from Oprah's 2022 Favourite Things list.
Oprah’s Favourite Things: Best picks under $100 available in Canada
Add the decadent flavour of truffle to every dish with the Truff Starter Pack. The three-piece kit includes the brand's Original Hot Sauce, Black Truffle Oil, and Black Truffle Salt.
What Oprah says: “I dare you to find a better hot sauce. Truff’s black truffle hot sauce is one of the most-used condiments in my house—it’s been on my list many times! This set includes my go-to, along with black truffle oil and truffle salt. Yum!”
Transform your daily latte habit into a good-for-you routine with this fan-favourite kit from Clevr Blends. The latte blends are formulated with adaptogens and mushrooms to support stress, energy and mood.
What Oprah says: “This woman-led wellness brand is beloved by my neighbour Meghan—and I’m a big fan, too! The set comes with an energizing chai blend and a nighttime blend that tastes like hot cocoa. There’s even a frother included, so you feel like you’re getting a coffee shop latte at home.”
Keep your wine perfectly chilled with this ice-free, mess-free wine chiller. The detachable and re-freezable cradle actively chills the wine in your glass, allowing you to enjoy a crisp glass of vino by the fire (or the pool, for those who are so lucky). Click here to shop the Oprah-approved gift in a stemless version.
What Oprah says: “Picture this: You pour yourself a nice glass of chilled wine. But pretty soon, it’s warm. This crafty little device solves that problem. Keep the cradle in the freezer until you pour your wine into a stemless glass, which you place in the cradle to keep your wine crisp from first sip to last.”
A food lover's dream come true, this 100 per cent organic artisan gift set includes Ancient Grain Busiate Pasta, Original Pasta Sauce, Sea Salt and Herb Blend, and Dried Basil.
What Oprah says: “Just outside of Corleone, Sicily, is Bona Furtuna, an organic farm that promotes sustainable farming and heritage food. This beautiful set includes busiate pasta, marinara sauce and herbs—so you’re essentially giving the gift of a hearty Italian dinner.”
Compressive, squat-proof, and ultra high-rise, these compressive leggings come in five colours and sizes XXS to 6XL.
What Oprah says: “The husband-and-wife team behind Girlfriend Collective (Gayle, a huge fan, told me about them) is making activewear more inclusive with this design that comes in sizes XS to 6XL. The pieces are sweat-wicking, high-compression, and high-waisted, and 79 per cent of the fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles.”
This ultra-lightweight, compact backpack is the perfect carry-on for travelling, trips to the gym, hiking, and more. The bag is made from water-resistant nylon and folds flat into a barely-there pouch.
What Oprah says: “Made from 15 upcycled plastic water bottles fashioned into lightweight, water-resistant nylon, its party trick is that it can fold up into a zippable pouch you can stow away in your luggage, so you have an extra bag.”
Oprah’s Favourite Things: Best picks under $300 available in Canada
These ultra-cozy boots were basically made with Canadian winters in mind. The slippers are crafted from premium Australian sheepskin and feature comfortable memory foam cushioning.
What Oprah says: “These boots may look like slippers, but you can wear them out in the world. They’re made of a teddy-bear fabric on the outside and warm, moisture-wicking sheepskin on the inside for a comfy, cozy fit.”
The perfect gift for frequent fliers, fashion lovers, and those tight on storage space, this mini wrinkle-removal product is designed to press, steam and refresh your clothes with ease.
What Oprah says: “This gadget quickly presses both sides of a shirt, dress, or pair of pants and reaches its highest temperature in three minutes. You can also use it to steam or refresh clothes. And with people travelling again, it’s ideal to throw into your suitcase.”
Compact but powerful, this handheld percussive massager relieves sore, tight, and cramped muscles. The mini massager features an ergonomic grip, 150 minutes of battery life and is backed by near-perfect reviews.
What Oprah says: “Give the gift of a tension-relieving massage anytime, anywhere with the new Theragun Mini, which is even more compact and lighter than the original mini."
This luxurious towel bundle has everything you need to transform your bathroom into an at-home spa. The bundle includes two waffle bath sheets, two waffle bath towels, two waffle hand towels, and four waffle washcloths.
What Oprah says: “I take bathing very seriously—and having a great towel to wrap yourself in afterward is key. This set comes with a waffle texture on one side that looks good hanging in your bathroom, while the other side is terry cloth that’s soft and absorbent.”
Oprah’s Favourite Things: Best picks under $1,000 available in Canada
This next-generation projector is equipped with a premium 360-degree speaker, a 5-watt woofer, and HDR10 compatibility. Integrated Samsung TV Plus and apps let you watch live TV or choose from favourites like Netflix, Disney+, and more.
What Oprah says: “Point this smart projector onto any wall to turn it into a big screen. You can use your favorite streaming apps from it, and it’s got powerful speakers, just like a movie theatre.”