Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2017 has 102 wonderful items and many are just right for Valentine’s Day. Our expert gift guru picked out some special items we just love to get you started on the road to making your sweetheart swoon on February 14!
For the past 20 years, Oprah has offered up her Favorite Things — innovative, unique gifts to give on holidays, birthdays and special occasions to the people you care about. Her new list for 2017 has 102 wonderful items in categories like Beauty Crush, Foodie, Techie and more. Many of these gifts are just right for Valentine’s Day and our expert gift guru picked out some special items we just love to get you started on the road to making your sweetheart swoon on February 14!
Treats for your Sweetheart
Chocolate is a traditional gift on Valentine’s Day so this year, let’s take it a step further with chocolate made by world-class chef Thomas Keller partnered with olive oil producer Armando Manni. The two craftsmen have made a collectionwith dark chocolate, milk chocolate, two bars with a dark-milk chocolate blends all in a gorgeous box.
Caroline’s Cakes are as beautiful as they are delicious. The logical choice would be the 7-layer chocolate cake but branch out with the also 7-layer Coconut Cloud or the traditional Red Velvet with the perfect Valentine’s Day colors. The cakes are shipped in a cooler with dry ice to anywhere in the country and each serves up to 20 people. You can also freeze and refreeze them for up to 6 months.
Your Valentine’s Day breakfast (made after sleeping in, of course) should certainly include these Model Bakery English Muffins, which Oprah brought to the set of her new move, A Wrinkle in Time. These hand griddle muffins come in original and spelt varieties. Spread on some Rare Hawaiian Honey sourced from a remote forest with a kicky lemon infused version.
Chill Out Together, Pampering Included
A roaring fire, strawberries, Champagne and some low light and ambiance from scented candles are part of your romantic Valentine’s Day evening. Oprah loves these scented candles by Joya made to recreate the ambiance in chef Thomas Keller’s iconic restaurants like French Laundry and Per Se. The soy wax candles are handmade in a process much like that used in Brooklyn parfumerie, Joya.
Give your sweetheart the gift of a luxurious bubble bath with Lollia by Margo Elena bubbles scented with white tea and honeysuckle. After that, snuggle up in a Buffalo Check herringbone stripe cashmere throw, take in some Amazon Prime romance movies and chill.
Speaking of chilling, while a bit of the bubbly is great for both of those activities, we like Oprah’s pick, the LSA Vodka Serving Set comes with an ice bucket for chilling your favorite bottle of spirits, 12 elegant shot (or sipping glasses) and a wooden paddle for holding it all. Makes great wedding gift, too!
Thoughtful gifts for her
Intertwined bracelets from Janis Savit combine silver and gold with both gunmetal and yellow gold plating. The rolling bracelets are flexible and durable, too. She’ll also love this Vera Bradley bag which combines the compactness of a wallet with the portability of a cross-body bag. These cubic zirconia pear drop earrings go from day wear to evening soiree in a snap and come in seven different colors including blush pink, violet and champagne.
And for him
This BakerStone Pizza Oven is a great gift for the newly married and for any home cook, but guys do tend to like their pizza, especially when they can make it on a grill! This kit turns your grill into a pizza oven, but it can be use to make bread and roast fish, meat and veggies. He’ll really appreciate these Pudus Lumberjack Slipper Sox for lazing around the house. The unisex sox come in all sorts of styles and designs.