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11 Gifts from Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things’ on Amazon You Need to Register for STAT

11 Gifts from Oprah’s ‘Favorite Things’ on Amazon You Need to Register for STAT
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No one does gift-giving better than Oprah (no last name needed). So we were beyond excited when she announced her 2019 picks for her much-anticipated, annual Favorite Things list. Of course, some items are indulgences us mere mortals may not buy for ourselves, like an iced coffee machine that costs more than our yearly Starbucks tab. The good news is this is a perfect gift to add to your wedding registry, since friends and family can pitch in and buy it as a group. Ditto Oprah’s pick of an upscale electric griddle that offers so many cooking options beyond pancakes (although, we are kinda craving flapjacks right about now).

 

 

Read on to discover our top suggestions for awesome additions to your wedding registry. Already married? Then consider gifting your significant other with an Oprah-curated item to enhance your newlywed nest. From a comfy pair of PJs perfect for Netflix and chilling in front of the fireplace all holiday season long to an at-home cocktail creation kit that takes the guesswork out of mixology, there’s a gift for everyone on this roundup. All courtesy of Oprah, to whom we bow down for sharing her Favorite Things again this year.

 

 

What to Register For

 

Tips:

Registering has gone way beyond dishes and towels. Because so many couples marry later and have already accumulated these home staples, now, registering is about collecting the stuff you crave. Of course, newer, less dingy towels are never a bad thing. But it’s OK to think about your wedding registry as an opportunity to ask for items you might not buy for yourself. Enter Oprah. Some of her Fav Things picks are over-the-top, in the best way possible. Yes, you need a margarita machine. Meanwhile, not every item on your registry has to be a big deal. Oprah also included everyday products you may not have in excess, like spices for cooking and baking, as well as a cozy throw blanket. Your friends and family will love purchasing things they know you and your new spouse can put to good use. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for self-care staples. Weddings are stressful, and a good bath or workout sesh (with new Beats headphones!) will go a long way in readying you to walk down the aisle.

 

 

Considerations for Your Wedding Registry

 

Budget:

Don’t forget to stock your registry with gifts at all price points to accommodate all budgets. You needn’t shy away from higher-priced items, because remember, your bridal party or a group of friends and family can always go in on a group gift.

 

 

Style:

Consider registering for gifts that aren’t too trendy, because you want to love your decor in years to come. That said, you obviously want to live in the smartest home possible, so review Oprah’s options for tech gifts that can make your day-to-day easier.

 

 

Other Factors:

Remember that creating your wedding registry is the fun part of wedding planning!

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Gift for the Home

G.I.L.I. by Jill Martin Oversized Hamptons Throw

Price:$45.00

Snuggle up to your sweetie in this super-soft, Loftmink fabric throw that comes in a variety of prints, from animal to camo and plaid. Designed by Jill Martin of TODAY show fame, this oversized blanket is a newlywed nest must-have to keep the romance going and inspire a cozy living space alike.

Specifications:
60 x 70 inches
Reversible
Machine washable

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I just purchased one of these for myself, and I love it so much that I am buying more of them and giving them as Christmas gifts.

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Best Stock-the-Bar Gift

Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine

Price:$350.00

Skip mixing and pouring and create craft cocktails (like an old fashioned or a whiskey sour!) with the push of a button using pre-mixed, mixologist-created, recyclable capsules. Sure, this set is pricey, but you won't have to spend money to stock your bar with syrups and mixers from the day you receive the machine. A self-cleaning cycle makes clean-up as easy as, well, downing a cocktail. Plus, how pretty and fancy would the Bartesian look on your at-home bar?

Specifications:
Dishwasher safe parts
Alcohol sold separately
5 premium glass bottles included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Full disclosure, I own a bar. Keeping all the mixers on hand, and fresh, to make this variety of drinks is a tall order. We often are out of one mixer ingredient due to product having expired. The convenience of having this at home with all the flavors premixed is hard to beat. The drinks are surprisingly tasty and well-balanced cocktails.

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Top Splurge Gift

De'Longhi Dinamica Automatic Iced Coffee, Tea & Espresso Machine

Price:$900.00

Meet the luxe, splurge-worthy coffee machine that promises to deliver delicious iced coffee and tea that is never watered down. The secret is a brewing process that takes place at a lower temperature, and pre-infusing and infusing the coffee over ice. A built-in, adjustable steel burr grinder, and strength and size controls allow you to customize your coffee just to your liking. Official barista certification not included!

Specifications:
Dishwasher safe parts
9.3 x 16.9 x 13.7 inches
24.9 lbs

What Reviewers Are Saying:
First off, I will say that I’m not a coffee snob by any means, but after trying the coffee this machine makes, I feel like I have tasted coffee for the first time. It is truly incredible.

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Best Stock-the-Kitchen Gift

Spicewalla Kitchen Essentials Spices and Seasonings Set

Price:$95.00

Every new kitchen needs a collection of go-to spices to set cooks up for success. This highly-rated 18-piece set created and curated by Spicewalla includes a variety of cooking and baking staples, from garlic, to cumin, to oregano, cinnamon, herbs de Provence and fennel. Your marital pantry is off to a great start!

Specifications:
18 pieces

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Spicewalla is the real deal! The product quality is enough to Marie Kondo your entire spice drawer and make a change to something that tastes amazing!

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Best Foodie Gift

Wolf Gourmet Precision Electric Griddle

Price:$550.00

Oprah recommends this electric griddle to keep things hot and tasty in your kitchen. Wolf’s professional-grade, cast aluminum cooking surface offers endless possibilities when you add the vented, stainless steel lid. Steam fish or veggies for dinner, following a pancake breakfast. Grill chicken, pork chops, or pizza. And clean-up is a snap due to the non-stick surface and drip tray. Happy eating!

Specifications:
17 x 17.6 x 8 inches
21 lbs
204 sq. inch cooking surface

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I'm using it for foods I never dreamed about cooking on a griddle. I've made pizza on it, biscuits, fish, chicken, hamburgers, roasted veggies and fruits. Tomatoes are divine! And, of course, pancakes, french toast and crepes. The lid is important!

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Honeymoon Must-Have Gift

The Everything Travel Blanket

Price:$99.00

Be sure to tote this versatile, faux-cashmere travel staple on your honeymoon and all future travels. Just a few suggested uses include snuggling up to your new spouse, using the blanket as pillow to nod off on the plane, and spreading out on the blanket for a picnic or outdoor concert. Users say the fabric is super soft, and the weight of the oversized blanket, which is available in multiple hues from crimson to gray, makes it ideal for travel or just cozying up.

Specifications:
82 x 36 inches
Polyester/rayon/spandex
Machine washable

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The faux cashmere is very soft. It is a lot thinner than I expected but it is a travel blanket so light is important.

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Best His and Hers Gift

Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones

Price:$250.00

The gift of these top-rated, Bluetooth-enabled, completely wireless, sweat-resistant headphones will help you stick to your pre-wedding workout routine. Then, once you are sharing space with your spouse, you might need to block out the sounds from a work call, or sobbing from a particularly intense episode of Grey’s Anatomy. And you may not want to hear this (see what we did there?), but the fit of the ear hooks is completely customizable, so you could share. Or, register for a “his” and “hers” set.

Specifications:
9 hours listening time
Charging case and cord included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The battery life, and sound quality are absolutely perfect.

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Best Self-Care Gift

Murphy & Daughters Bath Salt

Price:$88.00

Register for the gift of self-care, and you won’t regret it. Because planning a wedding is stressful! Soak or scrub using a luxe blend of Australian salts in scents like cucumber, green tea, and grapefruit. Or opt for a romantic bath with your partner. Either way, the mineral-rich, sustainably-sourced, botanical formula will leave you feeling relaxed inside and out.

Specifications:
Shipping weight 3 lbs

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I'm a huge fan. I love, love, love these bath salts. My skin positively glows after I use the salts. Geranium, green tea and lime are my all time faves. The packaging is gorgeous too. This makes for a lovely gift. I am a happy customer.

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Best Gift for Her

Softies Women's Ultra Soft Marshmallow Hooded Lounger

Price:$99.00

Another Oprah-approved way to relax is in this ultra-soft, long lounger that features a kangaroo pocket, and a hood. Slip into the wearable cloud post-bath salt soak. A few episodes of The Masked Singer later, and you’ll be ready to take on the wedding reception seating chart with your MIL. Maybe.

Specifications:
Sizes small/medium - 2X/3X
Polyester/nylon
Machine washable
Tea length

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The fleece lounger is pretty much the most comfortable piece of winter clothing I have ever worn. My mom sent me one for my birthday, and I immediately bought another one.

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Best Gift for Pet Parents

Link AKC Smart Dog Collar with GPS Tracker & Activity Monitor

Price:$129.00

Don’t forget to register for the furry members of your new family. With the app-enabled Link AKC Smart Dog Collar, you get more than an attractive, durable leash hook. The activity monitor allows you to train your pet, and help him set fitness goals so he’s healthier longer. The GPS tracker will help you locate your beloved dog in the event he follows his nose a bit too far. When you buy the service plan required, you’ll also get access to a 24/7 vet and poison control. Because doesn’t your four-legged pal deserve the best care technology can provide?

Specifications:
XS - XL
iOS and Android compatible

What Reviewers Are Saying:
When my dog escaped one day, this was literally a life saver. Normally he heads to a big, nearby field, but this time he crossed the road and went in a completely different direction. Using the GPS view in lost dog mode, we were able to go right to him. I honestly believe he might have been gone for good if not for Link.

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Best Wine Lovers Gift

RBT Electric Corkscrew

Price:$100.00

Opening wine should be easy, not frustrating. Oprah recommends this electric corkscrew, which removes a cork on contact. Hosting an engagement party or bridal shower? The RBT can remove over 30 corks on a single charge. The best part is that the design includes a rubber anti-rotation bottle coaster that catches drips, and a built-in foil cutter. Now all you have to do is drink!

Specifications:
Metal
10.2 x 4 x 4 inches
14.4 ounces

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I’ve had this wine opener for 2 years and I love it.