Shopping Oprah’s Favorite Things? These Alternatives are Better & More Affordable (Save Over $600!)

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Shop gifts from Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023, but better. 

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We’ve vetted these popular gifts to save you money! 🎁

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023 is filled with poorly rated & expensive gift ideas. We found six on-trend, affordable & higher-rated alternatives.

If you’ve ever browsed Oprah’s Favorite Things list you know that nearly all of the items tend to be pretty pricey. Sadly, the majority of them aren’t very highly rated either. We love Oprah, but it’s a wonder why so many consumers anticipate her overrated annual gift list because it certainly leaves a lot to be desired.

…Like, that time I bought her $120 jewelry set that broke the first time I wore it… 😳

You all deserve better gifts that are just as trendy, more affordable, and highly-rated! Check out the amazing alternatives we found for 2023:

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1. This electric tea kettle is over $150 less and performs the same.

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Stock photo of a white electric tea kettle from oprah’s favorite things 2023

 

Our more affordable electric kettle is nearly identical to the almost $200 counterpart and can boil water in just three minutes. It’s also virtually noiseless, so it’s ideal for those early-morning pour-overs or cups of tea. The only difference we noticed between the two is that the bougie buy will hold a temperature for an hour and the ECORELAX electric kettle will auto-off when water reaches the required temperature.

White electric tea kettle on wood cutting board in kitchen

“I absolutely love this teapot! I use it for coffee, tea, and hummingbird food. It is so fast, 3-5 minutes to heat, and it really beats using my gas stove, which takes forever to heat up water. I love that I can leave it on the counter and it matches my white kitchen. Love it!”  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


2. This loungeware is over $200 less than the Spanx set Oprah’s Favorite List 2023 featured. 

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With a $200+ savings, many people don’t need much more convincing than that. Our Hip team has ordered quite a few different clothing pieces from the company, ANRABESS on Amazon, so we know this set is worth it! Plus, the Spanx set has an underwhelming amount of poor reviews so it’s easy to justify our alternative. You’ll get the same wide-leg and quarter-zip style on both pieces so you’re not compromising on style either.

Here’s another sweatsuit set option that’s under $50 and made by the same company!

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“This set is very soft. Fits true to size. I am 5’8 and it hits the top of the floor in pant length. This is a great lookalike for the Spanx version which is well over 200 bucks for the set. The fabric is great quality and will not hold lint.” – Leslie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


3. Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023 list has a Corksicle, but what she doesn’t know is that Simple Modern is what’s trending.

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Not to be a name-brand snob, but doesn’t Oprah know that Simple Modern is what’s trending? 💁🏼‍♀️ Opting for our more affordable pick is a no-brainer because even with the Corksicle tumbler sale, it is still more expensive. We also love the sleeker, more modern look of the Simple Modern tumblers, the gorgeous matte finishes, and it comes with a coffee lid too!

If you’re still not convinced, this Simple Modern tumbler also has over 21,000 five-star reviews and Corksicle has a measly 42. Sold? Yeah, so are we. 🤩

matte sage and matte white with gray leopard simple modern tumblers on kitchen countertop

“I couldn’t make up my mind on what color to get so I bought two! I love that they come with an alternate lid and 2 straws. This is my 2nd and 3rd Simple modern water bottle. My first one, I have been using for years. We stop drinking water from a glass at home and we just drink out of these water bottles now. It keeps my water cold all day and I always keep it beside my desk while working. I love mine so much I got one for my daughter too.”  – Angel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


4. Grab a jewelry case for over $80 less before your next holiday trip.

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A jewelry case is essential for any feminine traveler and we love the design of this one! Our pick from Amazon is nearly identical right down to the compartments and mirror. However, we love our pick even more because of the luxurious velvet material (with 5 color options) and it’s under $10.

Close-up of blue velvet jewelry, travel, case on the kitchen counter, filled with jewelry pieces

Although Oprah’s pick comes with a few gold or silver jewelry pieces, it’s difficult for me to trust any jewelry on her list after trying an expensive bracelet set from her list in 2022 that was an epic fail.

So, if you’re planning to gift our more affordable travel jewelry case, and want to add a few similar pieces, I found a pair of gold hoop earrings for under $12 and a pair of pearl drop earrings for under $13 putting your gift total to just under $35 including the travel case. Even better, you could opt for this highly-rated 42-piece set of earrings for just $18.99 and create multiple gifts on a budget!

Here’s another travel jewelry case option under $6 that comes in 5 colors including white!


5. We think our more affordable boot pick looks higher-end than the $265 pair Oprah picked.

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The matching matte sole on our Chelsea lug boot pick makes them so chic and in our opinion, 10 steps above Oprah’s pick. 😍 We even think they have more timeless lines and they’re made of 100% leather so you aren’t compromising on quality either.

“Out of the box, I took these boots with me on a trip out of town. This was a gamble because I had earlier sustained an injury on my foot and comfort was paramount since we would be walking around the Inner Harbor. These boots are comfortable and stylish, and I can’t say enough good things about them. I LOVE them. If you are on the fence, make the decision and go for it!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Still on the fence? Consider these under $30 cream boots with brown soles at Target before they sell out or these $99 TOMS boots that look super similar too.


Here’s one item on Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023 list we actually DO recommend and Collin already owns it!

Collin jackets

Well, there’s one thing Oprah’s Favorite Things list got right in 2023 and it’s the stylish quilted jacket from 32 Degrees. 🤩 It’s budget-friendly and our Hip CEO, Collin, can’t get over the great quality too! 👏🏻

However, Oprah still missed the mark since they’re directing consumers directly to Amazon, where this jacket is priced significantly more! 😱 Luckily, we’re big fans of 32 Degrees and almost always have a hot promo code when you buy directly through their site using our link. Win, win!

Consider this exclusive Hip deal you can score on this jacket at 32 Degrees right now…

Woman standing in green kitchen, wearing green quilted jacket from oprah’s favorite things 2023


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