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Last Updated November 9, 2021

In the spirit of holiday gifting, Oprah has finally released her annual favorite things list. This year she features a load of products that are all under $50 and available on Amazon. The list includes everything from clothing to toys to sweet treats, so there is something for everyone! The best part about this year’s list is Oprah is celebrating small businesses owned by people of color and women. Find out 10 of Oprah’s favorite things in 2021 that don’t actually cost a fortune.

This budget-friendly holiday gift guide will be sure to leave your bank account and everyone on your list happy. To help you get started, download this Christmas Shopping Planner found in my FREE Resource Library to keep you organized so you don’t forget anything on your holiday shopping list.

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Amazing Gifts Under $50 on Amazon: Oprah’s Favorite Things List

Every gift on this list is under $50! But before we get started with Oprah’s picks, I want you to sign up for Amazon Prime (even if it’s just for the holiday season) so you can get free shipping.

You can sign up for a FREE 30 day trial of Amazon Prime HERE.

Of course, Amazon Prime members get additional benefits such as discounts on Audible, Amazon Music, Whole Foods, along with other benefits. So it may be worth keeping it after the holidays are over.

Okay, let’s dive into some of Oprah’s favorite things this year (and some of mine too) that you don’t have to be a billionaire to afford.

1. Philips One by Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush

One of the top picks on Oprah’s list this year is this Sonicare rechargeable toothbrush. This is a great gift for yourself and others. This toothbrush will change the way you brush your teeth. Take your brush-brushing skills to the next level by combining bristle micro-vibrations with regular brush strokes.

This toothbrush will provide a more thorough clean, remove 100% more plaque compared to using manual brushing alone. It has a two-minute timer to help you brush for the optimal brushing time. It also has a 30-second notifications timer that will let you know when to switch areas of your mouth.

This rechargeable toothbrush comes with a sleek travel case and USB charger. This is a great gift for people who like to travel.

2. Orijin Bees Fro Love Baby Bee Doll

This is a great toy for any child. As a young black girl, when I was growing up, it was hard to find dolls of color—from the tone of their skin to the different curl pattern hair. So I really love this Orijin Bees doll because it’s representative of black and brown girls.

With a variety of skin tones and curly hair textures, Baby Bee Dolls are able to provide representation and encourage self-love through pretend play. Any kid will love this gift! It’s a great addition to your child’s toy collection and can be passed down through generations since the doll is made to last.

3. Oprah’s The Life You Want™ Planner

Oprah has created this planner just for her audience! It’s packed with writing prompts, quotes, and advice from Oprah herself to help you set a vision for your life and intentions every week.

It comes undated so you can start or stop at any time. The weekly reflection pages are your space to look back on achievements and forward to new accomplishments. This is a great way for you to create realistic goals. This is a great gift for anyone who wants to achieve their dreams and stay organized.

4. Book of Honey by Savannah Bee

This book is the perfect gift for honey lovers or honey connoisseurs. It includes six delicious honey flavors so you can pair it with your favorite cup of tea or toast! The flavors included are 3oz bottles of honey in Tupelo, Lavender, Wildflower, Black Sage, Saw Palmetto, and Orange Blossom.

The Book of Honey describes each honey’s taste, what it pairs well with, and its origin. This is a great gift for foodies and honey lovers!

5. Little People, BIG DREAMS: Black Voices

This boxed gift set comes with three hardcover books from the internationally best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series. This set introduces children to the lives of. leaders and trailblazers who changed the world and made history: Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks!

In these remarkable true stories, children will learn how three people stood against injustice and fought for their dream of a better world. This set makes a wonderful gift for every child and is perfect to read together as a family.

6. Compendium Life Notes

Life Notes contains 20 themed notes, which give you 20 different ways to connect with your child on how to live a good life. These notes help you reflect on topics like family, falling in love, friendship, and bravery.

Each note has a topic, a moving quote, and ample room to jot down your thoughts so you can share them with the next generation. The kit makes a wonderful gift for a baby shower, new parent, or parent-to-be.

Share the notes with your child to celebrate a milestone birthday, graduation, or birth of a child. This gift will be treasured for years to come!

7. Beeswax Skin Tone Crayons

I love these crayons because they inspire diversity and help all children embrace their skin color. These natural crayons are perfect for the eco-conscious person in your life because they are non-toxic and hand-poured. Each set comes with 8 different colors. They’re made with sustainable beeswax, plant waxes, and natural earth pigments.

They come packed in an easy-to-use durable case that will protect the crayons. These beeswax crayons are inspired by a world where all children embrace their skin color, and others, with kindness, acceptance & unity.

8. Henry Mask Reusable 3-Layer Facemask

This three-layer reusable face mask has been designed by Henry and makes a great gift for anyone trying to stay healthy during the pandemic. It’s made from washable, reusable polypropylene, 3-layers for enhanced filtration and better structure. This durable fabric will last through several uses before replacing, saving you money in the long run!

The special origami design makes sure your mask doesn’t touch your mouth and won’t smear your lipstick. This mask sits comfortably on the bridge of your nose with no wire and has a soft elastic strap that secures the mask around your face without sacrificing comfort or breathability. There are several sleek designs and it comes in five fun colors.

9. Eastern Standard Provision Gourmet Liège Belgian Waffle Gift Box

These delicious Liège Belgian waffles are handmade with simple natural ingredients. It comes with 8 Liège-style Belgian Waffles, 1 jar of Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce, 1 jar of Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce, 1 pack of Strawberries & Cream Topper, and 1 pack of French Toast Sugar which are all packaged up in a festive box.

The waffles have a crispy outside that gives way to the chewy inside which is perfect for holding on to your toppings! You can put together your own little brunch spread or you can enjoy each flavor on its own.

This is such an adorable gift that anyone will love.

10. 32 Degrees Women’s Ultra-Light Down Alternative Water-Repellent Puffer Vest

This lightweight vest is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to stay warm this winter. This ultra-light puffer provides warmth without being bulky or heavy at all! The outer layer is made with 100% nylon so it will keep you dry and comfortable no matter what kind of weather you are faced with.

This vest also packs up small into an included pouch, making it a good idea to use for travel or to keep in your car for extra layers. It’s available in eight different color options so you can find the perfect one for yourself or someone else!

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Use Online Coupons And Cashback Websites

As you can see, you don’t have to give cheap gifts just because you’re on a budget.  Consider gifting one of Oprah’s favorite things. All the gifts on this list cost less than $50.

However, if you decide to purchase any of Oprah’s favorite things on Amazon, don’t forget to use cashback websites when shopping online! One easy way I would save money is by using online coupons and rebate sites.  Two great websites I use are Rakuten and Ibotta.

If you don’t have an account, sign up right now! It is literally FREE money. When you sign up right now and purchase something you will get a $30.00 bonus from Rakuten and $10 from Ibotta.

All you have to do is go to one of these websites, search the store you want to buy from online, and then click on that store.  You are redirected to that merchant’s website and you can shop as normal with your credit card, debit card or gift card.

You can use coupon codes and the store site functions exactly as if you had not come through the cashback website.  After you complete your order, you will get cashback to your Rakuten and Ibotta account.  There’s literally no reason why you should not be using these websites.

For example, I have gotten over $1,350 in cash back from Rakuten since I’ve been a member.  

Of course, you can earn A LOT MORE depending on how much you spend and the stores you like to shop at.  If you’re going to be shopping online anyway, you might as well get paid for it.  Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this FREE money!

Don’t Like Anything On This List?

If all fails and you don’t know what to buy that special someone, do what I do, and just give them a gift card.  The three websites I like to use to purchase discounted gift cards are:

These websites are great because you can save money by buying discounted gift cards.

How it works is people sell their unwanted gift cards to the marketplace, and you can then buy that gift card at a discount.  It’s a win/win for everyone!

You get a discounted gift card for some of your favorite brands, and the seller gets cash.  Also, you can sell any unwanted gift cards you get this holiday on one of these websites.

You can buy an electronic gift card that is almost instantly emailed to you, and then print it out. Or you can purchase a physical gift card that is mailed to you—shipping is free.

I’ve been able to save up to 30% on some of my favorite brands.

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The one downside is some of the physical gift cards do not have round values.

For example, they will have a gift card with a value of $55.33, which makes it awkward to give as a gift. What I do sometimes when this is the case, is I buy the gift card for myself and use it to buy my gift.

So, if I see a Banana Republic gift card for 20% off, but the value is not a round number (like $55.33), I would buy the gift card for myself and then go to Banana Republic (or to buy my gift. This way I save 20% on the gift I purchased!

I also use this method when I’m buying things I need for myself.

For example, I wanted to buy kitchen appliances for one of my properties from Home Depot.  I went to Cardpool and purchased a few Home Depot gift cards.  I ended up saving about 5% on my purchase  (which was about $50 since I was spending a lot).

Every little bit counts!

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If you want to get a head start with checking people off your gift list this holiday season, consider gifting one of these great gift ideas from Oprah’s Favorite Things. The selection features something for everyone – whether they are eco-conscious or want to stay healthy during the pandemic. This year’s list includes some of the best gifts you can buy for under $50 which means it won’t break your bank but still give an amazing present!

If you want to see the full list of Oprah’s picks for 2021 you can check it out HERE.

Again, don’t forget to sign up for a FREE 30 day trial of Amazon Prime HERE so you can get free shipping on all of your gifts.

Want more gift ideas that are under $50? Check out Oprah’s picks from last year.

Lastly, download your FREE Christmas Shopping Planner in my Resource Library to help you stay organized while shopping this Christmas season.

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