Brut Gold Champagne. Carrière Frères Candles. Edward Bess Make-Up… These are just a few of Oprah’s new ‘Favorite Things.’ Although Oprah’s show is over, “Oprah’s Favorite Things” lives on. She reveals her list for Holiday 2011 in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
“I love to give gifts that pamper and indulge-and make a person feel really special,” says the media queen.
Here is the list of Oprah’s 12 ‘Favorite Things’ for 2011:
1. Masala Chai and Yedi Houseware Tea Cup and Tea Pot
2. Chicken Pie from CentervillePies.com
3. Marigot Collection Cotton Pajamas and Matching Robe
4. Staub Mini-Cocottes
5. Edward Bess Make-Up Palette
6. Fragonard Oversize Soaps
7. Christmas Pet Ornaments from WaggingTailPortraits.com
8. Aerolatte Milk Frother
9. Brut Gold Champagne, Armand de Brignac (Jay-Z’s favorite champagne)
10. “Noel” by Josh Groban
11. Carrière Frères Candles
The 2011 list also includes things loved by Oprah’s inner circle, including Gayle King, Dr. Oz, Suze Orman and others.
King’s “cheery delicious gifts” include seven-layer caramel cake ($46) and a python-print wheeled carry-on bag ($108). “I love to give and get monogrammed gifts,” King said. “It instantly makes it ‘personal.’ Personal means it was bought or made with you in mind.”
Dr. Oz’s picks are “feel-good presents” like fuzzy slippers ($45) and lemon- and chili-infused olive oils ($30).
Other contributions include Martha Beck’s “gifts with soul” featuring silver- and gold-dipped necklaces ($49); Suze Orman’s “gifts to share,” like handmade caramels ($12); Cat Cora’s “fun, active gifts” such as animal-themed helmets ($20) and an at-home sound system ($240); and organizational designer Peter Walsh’s “handy, whimsical gifts,” including assorted Aussie licorice ($27) and a watch turned iPod Nano holder ($32), according to People.
This year, 12 lucky winners will take home all 12 items Oprah picked as part of her “12-Day Holiday Give-O-Way” sweepstakes.
But Oprah, who is herself the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving, is not only sharing the joy with those 12 winners. She is giving us all some holiday cheer. Many of the gift items featured in O come with exclusive discounts for magazine readers. All you have to do is enter a code when shopping online.
Some deals include creative director Adam Glassman’s picks of the Deux Lux “Felix” weekender bag (originally $137, down to $109 with discount) and a variety of 10 dips and spreads from SpreadtheRestaurant.com (originally $124, down to $67 with discount), as well as discounts on some of Oprah’s personal picks.