When Oprah Winfrey reveals her favourite things of the year ahead of the festive season, the world sits up and listens.
“I'm pleased to report we survived to touch, try on, sniff, fall in love with, and narrow down a vast array of goodies until we were left with what I believe are the perfect presents of 2019,” Oprah said of her carefully curated edit on her magazine’s website.
Split up into nine gifting categories, some of Oprah’s favourites for 2019 include Lady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories Holiday Gift Set, the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker x Samsonite The Carried Away Convertible and Apple’s Watch Series 5.
And in the “Foodie Finds” category, Oprah and her team have included Saudi brand Bateel’s Olive Green Wood Small Gift Box with Gourmet Plain Dates.
Started nearly 30 years ago in Riyadh, Bateel launched in Dubai in 2007 and opened its first store in the USA in 2017, and if Bateel isn’t already a household name in America, it will be now.
Oprah’s appreciation for the culinary delights from the region didn’t end there.
She also shared that on Christmas Day she loves to eat one of the Middle East’s favourite breakfast exports, shakshuka eggs, which she described as “like huevos rancheros with a Tunisian passport”.
We don’t know about you but we’re feeling quite peckish all of a sudden.
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