Housewares and Tabletop Products Catch Oprah’s Eye

Oprah’s Favorite Things List suggests many food prep and serving items for holiday gift giving
November 14, 2017Allison Zisko

Oprah Favorite Things_Amazon_FULLNEW YORK—The big list is out—Oprah’s Favorite Things, that is—and several housewares and tabletop products are among the holiday gifting picks.

The complete list appears on and includes Oprah’s thoughts on each. The list is also featured in the December issue of Oprah magazine.

For whipping up meals or snacks, Oprah is promoting Fleischer and Wolf's Seville 10-piece cookware set; Cangshan’s six-piece knife and mountain block set; Breville’s The Perfect Press; the BakerStone Original Pizza Oven; Cuisinart’s Air-fryer toaster oven; Taylor’s Weighing Bowl and Scale; the Honey Can Do Herb Preserver; the Ninja Intelli-Sense (“Imagine a single appliance that transforms into four, with 12 Smart Programs that help you create everything from salad dressings and smoothies to chopped fruits and spiralized veggie pasta,” Oprah wrote on Amazon); and Gourmia’s Frozen Dessert Maker (“In goes the frozen fruit, out comes silky sorbet.”)

For making coffee—hot or cold—there’s the Asobu insulated portable brewer and Nespresso’s Creatista Plus. They can be served in Canvas Home’s Tinware Mugs (“We used one of these vintage-inspired glazed-stoneware mugs on our February cover, and it felt like it was custom-made for my hand.”) For more hard-core drinking, there’s LSA’s Vodka Serving Set and Corkcicle Stemless stainless steel cups.

Beatriz Ball trays_FULLBeatriz Ball melamine trays
For serving, there’s The Cheese Knife; the Ichendorf Tonda and Rings cruet set; Beatriz Ball Trays with Handles and Montes Dogget Trays. For taking lunch on the go, Prepd Pack Lunchbox is on the list.

“I’m thrilled and honored to have one of our products chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2017,” said Beatriz Ball, founder, and chief designer of the company that bears her name. "I feel that all of our artisan-made, easy care products are perfect for the way we live now, and all would be worthy of inclusion in this special list.”

And for sweet dreams after all that food, there are Yellow Leaf Hammocks (“This is a wonderful gift for somebody with two strong trees and the need to relax.”) and the Buffalo Check and Herringbone Stripe Throw.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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