By now you should know that Oprah’s curation of holiday gifts is a highly anticipated event every year at the start of the holiday shopping season. Her recommendations make it easy for anyone shopping for gifts for friends and family, and the products are always top quality. That’s why Oprah’s Favorite Things list for the traveler 2017 should be a part of your shopping ammo if you have anyone on your list that loves to travel.
Oprah’s favorite things on Amazon range in price from under $25 to over $100, so there’s something for every budget. That’s how we’ll group them as we go over each of the items she has picked in 2017 for travelers.
Updated 2018: Oprah’s picks for 2018 have been announced and are now available! Check out our latest curated post of her favorites for travelers.
Oprahs’s Favorite Things Under $25
MYTAGALONGS Charger Case and Earbud Case
It’s important to be as organized as possible when you travel so that you’re not left with a mess of things in your suitcases where you can’t find the smaller things. The modern traveler has to now travel with multiple devices, adapters and chargers so the mess of cables and gadget accessories can end up in a knotted mess if they’re not carefully packed in one or two organizers. That’s where the MYTAGALONGS Charger Case and Earbud Case come in.
Available in several different colors and with clever cables and earbuds prints on the outside of each, these compact protective neoprene cases are perfect for keeping your tech cords, chargers and earbuds safe and neat in your bags. The charger case measures 7″ x 4.5″ x 1″ when closed and its flap secures to the front via two Velcro tabs. Inside the case are 5 compartments to hold cords, adapters and chargers. A large middle compartment can hold most cell phones. The earbuds case measures 4.5″ x 3.5″ x 0.5″ and closes by a u-shaped zipper. Inside is an elastic top mesh pocket on the left door to hold the earbuds, while the cords wrap around a cushioned arm that’s on the right door.
Corkcicle 12 oz Triple-Insulated Stemless Glass
For those going on a beach vacation or just planning to spend a lot of time by the pool, keeping their soft drink, cocktail, wine or beer cool while under the sun is important! The Corkcicle 12 oz Triple-Insulated Stemless Glass is designed to be spill proof while keeping any liquid cold enough to enjoy until the last drop is drained.
Available is variety of fun colors, this 12 oz glass is sized perfectly for wine or any cold drink and is made of triple layer insulated stainless steel to keep drinks cold for 9 hours. You can also use it to keep tea or coffee hot for 3 hours.
The sides are flat for a non-slip grip, the bottom features a non-slip silicone grip, and the lid that comes with it is spill-proof, so it’s great not only for poolside drinking but also for those rocking train rides.
Oprahs’s Favorite Things Under $50
Asobu Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a mug of cold brew coffee as a pick me up when you’re traveling. Whether on a train or out sightseeing the whole day, having good coffee can make a world of difference to your day. However, it’s not so easy to have a good cold brew coffee while on the move. That’s why, making it yourself in the hotel with your own favorite coffee and taking it to go is a good idea. That’s where the Asobu Coldbrew Portable Cold Brew Coffee Maker comes in.
The 40 oz Asobu is a coffee brewer on top and an insulated portable carafe below. You set the brewer on top of the carafe and fill the mesh with your favorite medium grind coffee. Pour water evenly over the grounds and let the mixture steep for 12 hours or more at room temperature. The brewed coffee fills the carafe below, and with the airtight and leak-proof lid it will stay cold for up to 24 hours. That’s because the vacuum insulated construction of the portable coffee maker does a great job at temperature regulation. When it’s time to drink, a quick release button pops the brewer out and you can sip your cold brew as is or add cold milk straight into the carafe.
CORROON Women’s Sungkay Puffy Kit
Packing organizers run the gammut from packing cubes for clothes to passport wallets, this CORROON Women’s Sungkay Puffy Kit can be a good addition for anyone needing a padded pouch for storing her sunglasses, jewelry, chargers or small cosmetics while on vacation. This lightweight, fun and functional kit is also washable and can hold quite a few pieces of jewelry or a bulky pair of sunglasses without looking bulky. Its dimensions are 7″ x 3″ x 2.5″. The zipper and swallow zipper pull detail in a contrast color adds to the fun aspect.
If you want a more elegant case for your travel jewelry, then take a look at these lovely jewelry rolls.
Talbots Ruffle-Edge Gloves
For any cold winter destination, a pair of warm gloves is a must to keep the hands warm. The fun and flirty Talbots Ruffle-Edge Gloves are especially chic in design and available in quite a few colors and even two stripe print options.
Part nylon and part lambswool knit is what makes these gloves so soft, supple and cozy. The ribbed double-ruffle cuffs are a nice design element as is the subtle metallic shimmer that runs through. They’re designed to slip on and off easily.
Orbit Card – Card Size Bluetooth Tracker
Know someone that’s always missplacing his phone or wallet? Perhaps someone who is an an avid selfie taker? Well the Orbit Card – Card Size Bluetooth Tracker serves multiple functions in an ultra-thin credit card-sized gadget that fits in a wallet and is especially useful for travel.
It is a rechargeable Bluetooth tracker that you can use to find your smartphone by just pressing the button. The phone should first have the free iOS or Android app installed. The signal will make your phone ring even if it’s in silent mode. If the card is in your wallet and you’ve misplaced that, then just use your smartphone to make the Orbit play a tune through its inbuilt speaker to lead you to it. If the Orbit is out of earshot, you can check its last known GPS coordinates on the web to find it. For taking selfies with your phone while traveling, you can position the phone anywhere and press the button on the Orbit to remotely click the picture, thus eliminating the need for a selfie stick.
Its battery lasts for up to 3 months and can be recharged using the included USB charger.
DAHLIA Shower Cap
Female travelers often don’t have time or the resources to keep their hair properly styled day after day while on the road. If you get a good blow dry, you want it to last for a few days and not let your hair get frizzy. That’s why it’s not only important to keep the hair dry when showering until the next hair wash, but to also keep the style from being ruined by the hot steam. The DAHLIA Shower Cap does this well and it is designed to look chic even in public, so you can go poolside and still protect your hair. It’s also good to use when applying or removing makeup and you don’t want any stray hair getting on your face.
This shower cap is stretchy and with waterproof lining but looks like a chic turban that you can get in one of three prints.
Stephanie Johnson Women’s Havana Folding Mirror
Women can ensure that their hair and makeup is always on point with the Stephanie Johnson Women’s Havana Folding Mirror. It’s no ordinary compact mirror that you can barely see into. It’s a touch larger than a standard postcard photo but is designed to be thin enough to slip into any handbag or carry on bag when folded up. It has an inbuilt stand so that you can set it down on a vanity or tray table and when you’re done touching up or applying makeup, just fold it back up and pack away.
Its dimensions are 4.25 x 0.75 x 6.5 inches and has a shimmery metallic scale design in bright colors.
Oprahs’s Favorite Things Under $100
Prepd Pack Lunchbox with Modular Food Storage Containers and Chopsticks Set
Lunchboxes aren’t only for the office. If you’re trying to eat healthy, that can be tough when you’re traveling, so it’s best to take your own homemade packed lunch to eat on the way to your destination. It is especially useful for those who regularly travel for work by train. The Prepd Pack Lunchbox Set that comes with Modular Food Storage Containers and Chopsticks reminds one of Japanese bento boxes with the vibe enhanced by the natural bamboo design and chopsticks.
It comes with three FDA-approved and BPA-free food-safe containers with leak-proof locking lids – one large and two small, a set of cutlery and a pair of chopsticks. These are all packed into a smart-looking case made of precision engineered polymer that snaps shut with magnetic buttons. If you want to insulate and keep foods hot or cold, you can buy the optional Prepd Insulation Sleeve. You can also buy additional containers to prep food for the week. There is another size in between the included large and small ones that’s also available.
The box comes with access to an app to help you prep meals that will fit into the containers. If you like the meal, you can save the recipe and nutritional information in the app to use again.
Oprahs’s Favorite Things Over $100
House Of Fluff Women’s Faux-fur Explorer Hat
If you know of someone who’ll be taking a winter wonderland vacation soon, then they’ll need to dress for it properly. Ski destinations are nice but very cold and windy, so keeping the hear and ears warm at all times is a must. The House Of Fluff Women’s Faux-fur Explorer Hat is a chic addition to any winter vacation wardrobe and it comes in white or black.
This made in America hat is made of 100% polyester blend faux fur that’s cruelty free.
The hat has pull down flaps that keep the ear warm when needed but can be turned up when not. It’s a chic way to stay toasty even when exploring in the severest weather conditions.
BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Oprah seems to love Beats earphones because she picked a model for her list last year as well. This year the model is BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones and they connect to your device via class 1 Bluetooth. The battery will give you up to 8 hours on the go before you need to plug it in to charge. If you don’t have a lot of time to charge it up fully, you can use the Fast Fuel option for just 5 minutes and you will get 2 hours of playback time. The RemoteTalk feature lets you take calls, control Siri and your music. The cable is very flexible so it’s comfortable to wear all day if it’s coming from a device in your pocket.
Along with the earphones you get a lightning to USB-A charging cable, 4 different sizes of eartips, removable secure-fit wingtips, a small carrying case, a guide and a warranty card.
These earphones are great not only for travel but also for working out since the correct sized eartips and wingtips will prevent them from falling out and keep them stable.
Tory Sport Women’s Banner Tear Away Track Pants
If you want to run errands around town in comfy clothes or just want to look cute at the gym, then normal track pants are not going to cut it. Neither is that good enough for travel. Yes, you should wear comfortable clothes on long flights, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be nice looking. Tory Burch has a performance active wear line for women that is super stylish and the Tory Sport Women’s Banner Tear Away Track Pants is just one of the great pieces in the line.
With 70% polyester and 30% cotton, this mid weight jersey is well made yet very soft and comfortable to wear for several hours at a time. Its high waist is elasticated and the pant legs are wide. The unique design on the side seams features snap buttons to allow you to undo as many as you want if it’s hot and button them up again when it’s cold. The Tory Sport knit tape detail on the seams reveals itself as you tear away more of the snaps. These track pants are available in white or navy. The two side pockets are zippered so you can use them to keep things like a wallet and phone safe.
Emi Jay Women’s Smooshshirt and Smooshpants
Sticking with the comfortable yet stylish travel clothes theme, this Emi Jay Women’s Smooshshirt is made in Los Angeles of beach wood derived Modal and recycled Polyester to create one of the softest fabrics that you’ll ever find. It is machine washable too.
The shirt is warm and cozy and will take you right from the airplane to a day out on the town with its styling. The cowl neck can be tightened with the ribbon drawstring, and the bishop sleeves and high-low hem are trendy elements that help take it from day to evening wear. There are 4 available sizes that go from small to X-large.
If you get the Smooshshirt, why not add the Emi Jay Women’s Smooshpant to the gift as well? Once again, comfort and style are priorities here, with a gusset piece sewn into the crotch area for extra stretch to add to the comfortable fabric. The leg cut is relaxed and tapered, the waistband is elasticated, and the side seam panels are slit at the bottom. There are two pockets on the front and one on the rear.
The Smooshpant is also available in 4 sizes, ranging from a waist of 29″ to 36″. The colors available are black and oatmeal.
SOREL Women’s Slimpack 1964 Snow Boot
If the loved one already has good travel clothes, maybe a good pair of boots like the SOREL Women’s Slimpack 1964 Snow Boot will be welcome. These stylish boots are waterproof and will take an explorer through the rainiest of destinations while keeping the feet warm and dry. They are also extremely comfortable for long walks.
The boot is constructed with waterproof full-grain leather on the top with waterproof seams and canvas lining. The footbed lies on top of a rubber midsole and is molded with EVA foam for arch support and covered with microfleece for extra comfort. The outsole is herringboned vulcanized rubber that’s insulated and waterproof and provides traction in wet or icy conditions. The entire platform is 1.5 inches in height, while the 1.75 inch heel is waterproof leather wrapped.
You can choose the boots from 4 different color combinations.
Neely & Chloe Women’s The Market Tote
Every stylish woman needs a good tote bag for travel. The Neely & Chloe Women’s The Market Tote is quite a chic one and comes in cinnamon, navy or olive. It is made of local USA sourced suede on the outside and the inside is made of cotton twill in a tan color to make it easier for you to see inside the bag when it’s dark.
The braided pebble leather shoulder straps run through the lip of the open top bag and a pair of grab handles are cut directly into the bag at the top. The bottom is flat to allow it to stand erect when it’s set down and 4 18 karat gold-plated feet on the bottom prevent the bag from getting dirty. The organization is simple inside. You have one zippered pocket on one wall and two drop pockets on the other wall.
Some of Oprah’s picks for gifts for holiday travel in 2016 are still available, but if her selections are not what you’re looking for, the take a look at some of our own favorite gifts for travelers, unique gifts especially for women, and some inexpensive stocking stuffers.