13 Must-have Travel Gifts From Oprah's Favorite Things
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, my friends, it’s Oprah’s Favorite Things season once again.
Each year, the forever queen of television unveils her list of favorite products that you should be gifting to your loved ones. Though all of her picks are fantastic (a dog DNA test, an indoor grill, and all the cozy loungewear you'd ever need), Oprah clearly had travelers on her mind while making this list.
Below, check out the 13 products Queen O is loving this year that you should pick up for the traveler in your life (or just buy for yourself… we aren’t judging).
The Pillow Bar Jetsetter Mini Travel Neck Pillow
Finding the perfect neck pillow is like finding a needle in a haystack. Thankfully, Oprah did the work for us. The Pillow Bar travel pillow is made with satin cording to be ultra-soft on the user’s skin. It comes embroidered with "Bon Voyage" for added flair. The pillow is filled with hypo-allergenic polyester fiber fill and is super easy clean thanks to its removable, machine-washable coverParavel Travel Fold-Up Bag.
To buy: amazon.com, $49
Katana Safety Arc
Staying safe while traveling alone can be a difficult task, which is why you should always have the Katana Safety Arc by your side. The personal alarm attaches to a user’s phone. With the flick of a button, the user can trigger a piercing alarm that should scare off any would-be attackers. But, if not, the alarm will then bypass the user’s home screen and contact Katana 24/7 Response Center. There, it will contact both the authorities and up to seven pre-authorized people to let them know exactly where you are. (Note: Subscription required.)
To buy: amazon.com, $100
Paravel Travel Fold-up Bag
Available in bright red, yellow, and black, this clever duffel from luggage darling Paravel zips easily into a tiny pouch for packability, so it's out of the way until you need it post-souvenir shopping.
To buy: amazon.com, $60
Core 10 Women's Motion Tech Fleece Fitted Peplum Full-zip Hoodie Jacket
For adventure travelers, layering is a must. And the Motion Tech Fleece will help all hikers, bikers, runners, and on-the-go jet-setters stay warm and look cool. The jacket features a feminine peplum detail, hidden zipper pockets, and a funnel neck and hood. Its Motion Tech fleece fabric comes with plenty of stretch for easy layering, too.
To buy: amazon.com, $65
Ricoh Theta SC 360-degree Video and Still Camera
Capturing your travels is now a must thanks to social media. And you can easily document it all with the Theta 360-degree camera, which will take high-resolution, fully spherical images and video and auto-stitch them together for you so there’s literally no work involved.
To buy: amazon.com, $180
Athletic Propulsion Labs Slip-on Sneakers
If there’s one thing Oprah knows better than anyone, it’s how to keep your feet comfortable while traveling. This year, she chose APL's Techloom Bliss sneakers as they are ideal travel kicks. The shoe will make it easier than ever to get through security with its slip-on design, and supportive soles will keep everyone comfy no matter how many miles they put in during the day.
To buy: amazon.com, $200
Not only will this stainless steel vacuum-insulated water bottle keep your beverages at just-right drinking temps for 12 hours, it can also store your keys, credit card, and other small essentials in its removable base.
To buy: amazon.com, $39
Olli Ella Kid's Sized See-Ya Suitcase
Oprah didn’t forget about the littlest travelers this year, as she suggested everyone pick up an Olli Ella Kid’s See-Ya Suitcase. The classically designed, hard-sided suitcase is perfectly sized to fit everything a two- to six-year-old would need for their travels, and is adorable to boot.
To buy: amazon.com, $79
Glamourpuss NYC Knitted Faux-fur Mitten
Adorable gloves are also a must for travelers to have in their carry-ons. For cold weather getaways, grab a pair of Glamourpuss knitted faux-fur mittens, which provide cozy warmth and charm all in one. And, with an adjustable cuff, these gloves will fit just about everyone on your list.
To buy: amazon.com, $78
K. Carroll Accessories Harper Cross-body Bag
Cross-body bags are a must for all travelers as they offer both safety and convenience. And with the Harper cross-body bag, you can marry both the function of a magnetic closure and adjustable strap with the form of vegan leather and tassel detailing. Plus, it's available in 23 different colorways to suit any style.
To buy: amazon.com, $20
Clarisonic Mia Smart Sonic Cleansing Face Brush
Travel can wreak havoc on your skin, which is why it’s crucial to always bring the right products and skincare tech with you on the go. The Mia Smart Sonic Cleansing Brush is small enough to fit in your regular toiletry bag and will leave your skin glistening, even after long-haul flights. Best of all, the brush also comes with a makeup applicator, making it the ultimate two-in-one accessory.
To buy: amazon.com, $249
Eccolo World Traveler Journal
If you’re going to fly around the world, you may as well record all your memories. This year, Oprah suggested the Eccolo World Travel Journal, which comes in a plethora of colors and designs. This way, you can pick a personalized look for all the frequent fliers on your list.
To buy: amazon.com, $24