Oprah’s Favourite Things 2018 – Find them at London Drugs

Santa Claus might be known as the ultimate gift-giving expert, but Oprah’s holiday gifting prowess may be giving him a run for his money! After all, Oprah has been celebrating the joy of giving and curating the absolute best lists of holiday gifts for an incredible 23 years now. Every year Oprah unveils her most coveted products, which often become some of the hottest gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season.

Oprah’s Favourite Things 2018 list has just been released, and it’s longer and better than ever!

Oprah's Favourite Things 2018 at London Drugs

If you’re looking to score some of these must-have items for someone on your holiday shopping list (or even for yourself), we have good news: you can find some of these Oprah-approved gift ideas at your local London Drugs, or online at www.londondrugs.com, and we can ship anywhere in Canada. Plus, we always offer our price match guarantee, so you’ll not only get your hands on the most popular products of the season, but you’ll get them at the best price.

Check out all six of Oprah’s Favourite Things that you can find at London Drugs


Oprah's Favourite Things 2018 at London Drugs - Pudus Socks

For the second year in a row, PUDUS’ socks have earned one of the highly sought-after spots on Oprah’s list of holiday must-haves. This Canadian brand is family-run and even designs their acclaimed socks in beautiful British Columbia! Oprah isn’t the only one who’s loving PUDUS either; they’ve been worn by A-list celebrities, and featured on Rachael Ray, The View, and Entertainment Tonight.

You can find PUDUS socks at London Drugs in a variety of colours and patterns, including the quintessential Canadian ‘Lumberjack Red’. Just slip on a pair, and enjoy their warm, cozy goodness!

Oprah says: “Super-cushy Pudus slipper socks were a real crowd-pleaser when we wore them at my house last Christmas.”


iPhone XR

Oprah's Favourite Things 2018 at London Drugs

If this wasn’t already one of the most hotly anticipated tech items of 2018, it certainly is now that it has the blessing of the one-and-only Oprah Winfrey. Made entirely of glass, the iPhone XR has the most advanced LCD display on the market, and even has dual SIM technology to support two numbers.

Oprah says: “I’ve marveled at every iteration of the iPhone – but Apple has really outdone itself with the new XR.”


Apple AirPods

Oprah's Favourite Things 2018 at London Drugs

When someone says they really need to unplug, this is what they mean, right? These Apple AirPods are the must-have tech accessory for anyone who is Apple-obsessed and looking to ditch old-school cords – whether it’s to pair with their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch. The wireless headphones automatically turn on and connect to your device as soon as you put them in your ears, and will even pause audio when you take them out. Everything from volume adjustments to making a call can be done simply by double-tapping the AirPods to activate Siri. Now that’s effortless!

Oprah says: “To live your best life is to live a cord free life. And I should know: my AirPods, which can recharge in a pocket-sized kit, are in either my ears or my purse at all times.”


Ricoh Theta SC

Oprah's Favourite Things 2018 at London Drugs

This tiny device will turn life’s epic moments into an immersive experience! The Ricoh Theta SC is a 360° camera, capable of capturing up to five minutes of full HD 360° video as well as high-resolution photos. The high-precision stitching technology delivers stunning results with minimal noise: even when shooting night scenes. To make sharing those epic photos and videos a breeze, the Ricoh Theta SC is compatible with iOS and Android devices. Just download the dedicated Theta+ App to create and share little planet images, or use the Theta+V to edit, add filters and background music to your videos. Then simply share them to your favourite social networks!

Oprah says: “Get ready, shutterbugs. This 360-degree camera easily captures sweeping images and videos taken in stadiums, gymnasiums, or any other vast space.”


Samsung QLED TV

Oprah's Favourite Things 2018 at London Drugs

We’ve heard of smart TVs, but the Samsung QLED 4K Smart TV takes it to the next level with innovative tech and refined elegance and style. Groundbreaking Quantum dot technology provides consistently bright, true-to-life colours that will last with no burn-in over time. When you’re not watching TV, you can use the QLED as an information hub by displaying news, weather and more, or display a picture of your wall décor to create the illusion of a transparent screen. This ‘Ambient Mode’ background setting feature can vary depending on the environment where the TV is installed, including wall designs, patterns, and colours, blending seamlessly with the room’s surroundings.

Oprah says: “When this ultra-high-def smart TV is on, its picture is eye-poppingly pristine. When it’s off and in ambient mode, it makes like a chameleon and gorgeously disappears into the colour or pattern of the wall behind it.”


Apple Watch Series 4

Oprah's Favourite Things 2018 at London Drugs

The new Apple Watch Series 4 is said to be part guardian, part guru. This compact piece of tech can track your heart rate, has fall detection and Emergency SOS, and New Breathe watch faces: all designed to improve your health every day, while being powerful enough to help protect it. You’ll also be able to use Siri in new ways, listen to your favourite podcasts, and take phone calls and messages – even when you’re away from your phone. If you want to get your hands on one, the Series 4 is now available for pre-order at London Drugs!

Oprah says: “I’d only ever take off my Apple Watch to replace it with a new one, which is my plan with the latest model.”


Feeling inspired to get a start on your holiday shopping? Don’t forget, we can help make the experience even better with our price match guarantee! London Drugs will match any Canadian competitor’s advertised price on identical products for up to 30 days from the date of purchase.


Happy gift giving!

2017 Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Still shopping? No sweat! We’ve collected all our 2017 Gift Guides into one convenient list.

Starting back in November, we created gift guides to help you surprise and delight every type of person on your list. In case you missed them, or need a refresher, you’ll find each gift guide below.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Cook

Christmas is a time of epic food and meals shared with friends and family. Tis the season for those who love to cook! This guide is for those who love spending time in the kitchen.

Top tip: If you’re not sure they’ll use the latest gadget, a tried and true kitchen basic is always appreciated.

[Shop the full Home Cook Gift Guide]


Holiday Gift Guide for Technology Buffs

Got a few gadget-obsessed people on your list? This guide is for them. Smart tech, wearable tech, and fashionable tech—yes, you can get it all!

Top tip: Great gadgets make life easier, not harder. Include batteries when necessary!\

[Shop the full Techie Gift Guide]


Holiday Gift Guide for Kids (and Parents)

Is there anything kids love more than tearing into a wrapped present? Maybe the surprise item inside! This guide is for the kids in your life, with gift ideas that parents will love too.

Top tip: Board games and lego are classic toys for a reason! And they’re great fun for the whole family.

[Shop the full Kids Gift Guide]


Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers

A guide for those who love to do it themselves—“it” being anything and everything! These folks can be among the hardest to shop for, since they prefer experiences over things.

Top tip: For DIYers, it’s all about tools!

[Shop the full DIYer Gift Guide]


Holiday Gift Guide for Music Lovers

This one’s for those who have perfected the soundtrack of their lives. Help them enjoy the music they love even more with a great gift.

Top tip: Headphones are essential for a modern music lover on the go.

[Shop the full Music Lovers Gift Guide]


For more gift-giving advice for the music lover on your list, speak to an LD Expert today. To make a purchase, visit London Drugs in-store and online. And find more gift ideas from the London Drugs Christmas Experts.

London Drugs wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids (and Parents)

We’ve got just over a month until Christmas. Time to get your shopping sorted!

Starting with last week’s Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Cook, we’re posting gift guides every week until Christmas. Each will be aimed at different groups and include gift ideas from stocking stuffers to show stoppers.


This week, our guide has gift suggestions for all the kids in your life that parents won’t mind playing with either! Whether you’re a parent yourself, or you’re buying presents for other kids and parents in your life, London Drugs has plenty of ideas and options.

Board Games are Big Again

Board games have gotten incredibly popular over the last few years. Board game cafes and bars in Calgary and Vancouver can attest to their popularity! Board games are tried and true, and (actually) fun for the whole family. They make great gifts, but choosing between the hundreds of games available can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help!

Modern board games range from serious strategy games like Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan to classics with a twist like NHL-OPOLY. Strategy games tend to be better for older kids, but Dixit is good for kids three and up while still being super fun. Pandemic is a cooperative game, teaching valuable lessons about collaboration while players work together to save the world. Kids and parents alike will appreciate learning new games.

Gift Guide for Kids - Monopoly Deal

Or, you can give the parents in your life some classics from their childhood to share with their own kids, like Twister or Battleship. Monopoly Deal is a great new version of an old classic that is quick to play and won’t cause any family feuds!

Tech Toys

While board games are great, video games are really the modern classic. This year’s ultimate gift is the Nintendo Switch, especially bundled with Super Mario Odyssey. The Switch can be a home gaming system, or a portable device kids can continue playing on for those long car rides.

Gift Guide for Kids - Super Mario Odyssey

Image via Nintendo.com

If the kid on your list is into computers, teach them the basics of programming with this cool programmable robot.

Gift Guide for Kids - WowWee programmable robot

Image via WowWee.com

iPads are incredibly versatile techie gifts, good for young and older kids alike. They’ve got YouTube and Netflix for watching kids shows, tons of easy-to-learn games, and they make it easier to connect with family through FaceTime. There’s nothing better for grandparents, aunts, and uncles than a video chat with excited kids on Christmas morning!

Kid Crafts

For families wanting less screen time, crafty gifts are endlessly fun. Scientifically minded kids will be into these Cool Science Experiments, ranging from invisible ink to lava lamps to hoverboards.

Those who love to draw will appreciate a fresh set of pencil crayons. Pair them with a sketchbook to make a complete drawing kit.

Colouring books are always fun and relaxing. Give them a colouring book with their favourite movie characters (be it Minions or Spider-Man) or opt for beautiful shapes or animals and let the recipient tell their own stories with colour.


As frustrating as stepping on those tiny pieces can be, Lego is a classic toy for a reason. Get fancy sets for older kids, like this Star Wars Resistance X-Wing, or go back to basics with a  classic creativity set. You can make anything with Lego.Gift Guide for Kids - Star Wars X-wing lego

Personalized Presents

Personalized presents are great for kids—they love seeing pictures of themselves and their family! The PhotoLab can put your family photos on just about anything, but some particularly good gifts are personalized mugs, ornaments, and puzzles.


For more gift-giving advice for the kids (and parents) on your list, speak to an LD Expert today. To make a purchase, visit London Drugs in-store and online.

We’ll be back soon with a top gift guide for techies. See you then!

See all of our 2017 Holiday Gift Guides here:

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Techies

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the DIYer

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Music Lovers

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Cook