Oprah’s Favorite Things Of 2022 List Features 7 Wellness-At-Home Items
Did you get the gifts you wanted? Sometimes the answer is yes. More often, it’s ‘yes, but,’ not all, or not the ones you wanted. So you set about getting your own gifts. If your goal is to take better care of yourself in the new year – a perennial top five new year’s resolution! – fulfilling your own wish list often means getting new gear or home goodies to improve sleep, calm or nutrition.
Oprah Winfrey, one of the world’s most popular gift list-makers, included seven wellness-enhancing products in her favorite things of 2022. Which ones will make their way to your mailbox?
1. Dearfoams Warm Up Bootie
Slippers may not seem like a wellness or self-care feature, but they can be. By placing them near your entry door, you can slip out of your muddy, snowy shoes into these warm, cozy slippers for your indoor enjoyment and keep your home’s floors cleaner. Leaving your street shoes off in your living space saves you time on maintenance, reduces the chance of scuffing your floors with pebbles or grit, and improves the hygiene of your home. (dearfoams.com)
2. House No. 23 Alaia Sherpa Throw
Throws are great for relaxing at home – indoors or out. These are soft and attractive, neutral enough to use in just about any room. They also work well in shared bedrooms, since two individuals are likely to have different comfort levels. One partner can add the throw to his or her side of the bed for extra warmth, not discomfiting the other. (houseno23.com)
3. Ray-Ban Stories
If you’ve been interested in exploring the metaverse, but those heavy headsets make you queasy, here’s a lightweight, more comfortable alternative. There are many ways that visiting the metaverse can enhance your life, especially if you’re homebound. It can facilitate telemedicine, tele-therapy, virtual travel and socializing. There will be many more applications added in the coming years. (rayban.com)
4. Brouk and Co Ace 3-in-1 Portable Wireless Fast Charging Pad
How many cables do you have snaking around your living room, kitchen and home office? Probably too many! A charging mat can be a way to reduce the digital clutter in your home, while keeping you ready to head out on your run, earbuds and phone charged. Clutter of all kinds creates stress, and it can be a trip hazard too. This looks like a good strategy for reducing the latest challenge to an orderly home. (broukandco.com)
5. Judy The Emergency Pack Bundle
Safety and security is an essential facet of wellness design and every home should have an emergency kit. This is especially true for those in hurricane, tornado, wildfire and earthquake zones, but emergencies can happen anywhere. Oprah’s pick is portable, so you can easy carry it if you have to evacuate. It includes essentials like first aid kit, water, lanterns and food. (judy.co).
6. PlantOGram Frantoio Olive Tree
“I am a firm believer in the power of nature,” Oprah says. So am I! Plants add comfort and calm to your home. The TV star says olive trees are universal symbols of friendship, and I’m not going to argue. These trees stand two to three feet tall. That seems manageable for most, especially since it can grow indoors or out. (I doubt it will survive this season’s brutally cold northern winter temps though.) If this plant isn’t for you, look for another that can enhance any room in your home. (plantogram.com)
7. Bloomhouse 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set
If one of your resolutions is to eat healthier in the new year, that likely means cooking more at home. And as with any endeavor, having the right tools makes the job more manageable. For meal prep, that means cookware that’s easy to use and clean afterward. This set can go from burner to oven and is nonstick, but also nontoxic. With safety risks associated with many nonstick coatings, that’s a crucial criterion. One of the best features about quality cookware is that you can use it for the rest of your life and hand it down to your kids. It’s an investment! (bloomhousecollection.com)