Oprah’s Favorite Things Include These Deliciously Giftable Finds from Black-Owned Businesses

updated Nov 6, 2020
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Drumroll please … the holiday season has officially begun! How do we know? Because Oprah (the undisputed Queen of Gifting) just released her highly anticipated list of Favorite Things for 2020 on Amazon. And as always, it’s EPIC! Possibly her best curation yet, the list is packed with tons of giftable items from Black-owned small businesses. With 72 options to choose from, there’s something thoughtful for every single person on your list, especially the foodies (buttery peach cobbler, anyone?). So go ahead and show your support for small businesses while discovering new brands and flavors. We rounded up a few of our favorite standouts, and you can browse the rest of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2020 here. Happy holidays, indeed.

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Built to withstand high temperatures and retain moisture, Ayesha Curry's Dutch oven is perfect for whipping up hearty dinners or serving a flavorful meal in a pot that's pretty enough to go straight from the kitchen to the dining room table. Bonus: With one click, you can add an Amazon coupon and score a $21 discount.

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Surprise the tea enthusiast on your list with this delightful gift box from Cup of Té. It's filled with six festive tins of caffeinated and decaffeinated organic teas. You'll help broaden your loved ones' tea horizons with interesting flavors like noms berry delight, zesty lemon ginger, peppermint devotion, cream of earl grey, cha cha Chai, and even an old standby, English breakfast.

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Besides the joy of supporting a business founded by young siblings (Zach and Zoe), the wildflower honey from Sweet Bee Farm, based in Hunterdon County, NJ, delivers its own brand of sweet happiness in a jar. Unlike most store-bought options, the dark amber honey is unfiltered and unpasteurized, resulting in a smooth, spreadable texture that's perfect on toast or even mixed into holiday desserts and cocktails.

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Handmade in Ghana by local craftsmen, this gorgeous concrete platter doubles as art for the kitchen. It's perfect for serving mouth-watering appetizers, displaying an enticing cheese plate, or even showcasing pretty condiment bottles on the countertop.

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Whether prepping eggs for breakfast, dry-rubbing meats, or cooking an elaborate stew, unusual spice blends are a fun way to pack in flavor and brighten up meals. This set of five freshly ground spices created by celebrity Chef Kenny Gilbert includes fried chicken seasoning, Moroccan spice, cinnamon coffee rub, raging cajun, and jerk spice. In a word, YUM!

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Anyone cook worth their (ahem) salt will be beyond thrilled to receive this beautiful set of salts from My Fabulous Food Luxury. The black lava salt takes its color from activated charcoal and is perfect for sprinkling over salads, eggs, and avocado toast. Infused with volcanic Hawaiian red clay, the Alaea sea salt makes a fantastic finishing touch for dishes like grilled vegetables, fish, meats, or even chocolate desserts. Another fun fact? Those gorgeous glass tins aren't just for looks; made from high-quality violet glass, they're designed to protect their contents from the harmful effects of light, keeping the salts fresher for longer.

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Who doesn't love receiving a ready-to-eat pie in their mailbox? Umm..no one! Made using fresh peaches, spices, and flaky pie dough, Detroit-based Lush Yummies Pie Co.'s peach cobblers are freshly made every single day using a super-secret family recipe. All that's left to do is heat a slice in the microwave and pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you're lucky, maybe they'll invite you over to share.

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What's the difference between good- and great-tasting meats? A killer barbecue sauce, of course! Pat's Rib Place BBQ Sauce is delicious, preservative free, and made from gluten-free ingredients. The two-pack set includes a jar of mild sauce and a more intense version made with brown sugar and molasses.