Who better to make a holiday gift guide than Oprah Winfrey? The TV host has been meticulously compiling lists of her favorite items each holiday season for the past 20 years, helping countless readers solve the common gift-giving conundrum. This year's list, which is entirely available for purchase on Amazon, has "something for everyone," according to Winfrey. "Whether it's the holidays, birthdays or special occasions, this is the gift guide for the people you care about in your life."
True to form, we scanned her picks for the best home items, many of which fell under the "kitchen" category. Below, find Oprah's 11 favorite picks for the kitchen this year, plus why she's obsessed with each one:
"I heat up milk and then reach for my frother every morning, but it turns out you can do both with one machine: this beautifully designed espresso maker in brushed stainless steel. The frothing system makes it easy to do foam art, if you're so inclined."
"Unless we're talking about someone who never cooks, you can't go wrong giving a first-rate knife set. A hollow-handle design ensures that these beauties are ergonomically perfect."
"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. Miracles do happen!"
"Actually, that's a kit that turns your outdoor grill into a gourmet pizza oven. It's also perfetto for the foodie in your life."
"I used to have copper pots hanging in my kitchen, but the thought of the cleanup kept me from actually using them. These are lined in easy-to-wash stainless steel—dinner party, here we come!"
"Some hosts send you off with a goody bag. For years, I've loved to give a panini press. It's ideal for toasting all kinds of sandwiches—and delighting guests."
"Goodbye, cluttered cheese platter: Here are three knives in one. The sharp edge cuts cleanly through firm cheese, the pointy tip breaks an aged cheese into shards, and the entire blade spreads soft cheeses. I'd give this with a ripe wedge of something delicious."
"Cold brew is a new thing for me. Have you tried it yet? Real cold brew is steeped, like sun tea. This coffee brewer holds 40 ounces and stays cold for 24 hours."
"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."
"Herbs were not my friend. Oh, I could grow them, but they always went yucky in the fridge. Those days are over! This clever preserver keeps things miraculously fresh for up to two weeks. Just don't forget to present it with a bundle of flavorful greens."
"What a terrific lunch box—or 'modular food storage container,' depending who you ask! Portion control has never looked more appealing."
"I took the truffle and rosemary sea salt out of my bag at a restaurant, and the waiter asked, 'You travel with that?' I said, 'Do you have it here?' It wouldn't be Favorite Things without truffles!"
Next up: 24 gifts for women that you'll secretly want to keep for yourself.
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