• Anne-Marie Earl

Oprah Loves Harry Barker, L'OBJET and More

Oprah Winfrey just released her 2017 "Favorite Things" list, and some of GDA's favorite gift vendors made the cut.

oprah favorite things 2017

Oprah Winfrey released her 2017 “Favorite Things” holiday gift list, which is the longest it has ever been. Comprised of 102 items, the Gifts and Dec team could not wait to sort through and see if we had the same tastes as Oprah. Turns out? We do!

In addition to warm socks and decadent chocolates, Oprah is loving scented bath salts by L’OBJET, treats for your furry friends by Harry Barker, stylish trays from Beatriz Ball, stemless insulated cups by Corckcicle and cross-body bags by Vera Bradley, who was just awarded Supplier of the Century Award at the Retailer Excellence Awards in August. Oprah also included Gratitude Jars, which Anne-Marie Earl spotted while judging Best New Product for NY NOW.

"Being on her list is an honor! It also validates 'Pet Products' as a must-have for Gift and Home,” said Carol Perkins, founder of Harry Barker

CORKCICLE Co-Founder Stephen Brunner was also thrilled to be included on Oprah's list. “We couldn't be more excited that Oprah found our products worthy of her Favorite Things list," he said. "Her endorsement and the visibility that Amazon brings to our products, coupled with the timing of the holiday season, provide an incredible opportunity for a brand like ours.”

A few of Oprah’s picks had us intrigued and wanting to know more, including:

  • Birdhouses by Home Bazaar Inc.
  • Asobu insulated portable brewer
  • Sabatino Truffle Salt
  • Letters to Me, When I Grow Up by Chronicle Books
  • Prep’d Pack Lunchbox
  • Rock Scissor Paper Pint-Sized Cuties Baby Bodysuit
  • Scented candles by Joya\

We want to congratulate each of the vendors who made the cut. The gift industry is full of passionate players, and we wish you all continued success.

Anne Marie EarlAnne-Marie Earl | Managing Editor

Anne-Marie covers news and trends related to the home, tabletop, bath & body and gourmet categories of the gift industry and serves as managing editor for both print and digital publications.

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