What’s on the list? Oprah picks her ‘favorite things’ for 2015
Oprah Winfrey, perhaps the country’s leading tastemaker, has some suggestions for your holiday shopping.
The former TV host and media tycoon has issued her annual “favorite things” list, containing 87 items of clothing, fashion accessories, kitchen gadgets, edible treats and other goodies.
“It’s the holidays, and you’re stumped for what to give some of your favorite people,” she says in a video on partner Amazon.com, which has a page devoted to selling the items. “Look at my list of favorite things, and you’re sure to find something special for a favorite friend, a favorite family member or yourself.”
The items will be featured in the December issue of O, Oprah’s magazine, which hits newsstands next week. Given that she could afford to clean out Rodeo Drive, her hand-picked gift ideas are relatively affordable, with many under $50.
Here’s a sampling of some of the more noteworthy ones:
Deep dish cherry pie / $60
This pie from Sweet Lady Jane boasts a latticework top crust over a sweet-tart cherry filing. The bakery will ship it frozen, packed in dry ice, to you.
Sonic snow tube / $109 to $150
These heavy-duty rubber tubes, sold by L.L. Bean, are made for careening down snowy hills in style.
Family jammies / $13 to $40
Matching pajamas for the whole clan! These organic cotton PJs come in baby, toddler, kid and adult sizes and a range of patterns and colors — perfect for holiday photos.
Typhoon Vision electronic scales / $65
These retro kitchen scales let you measure dry and wet ingredients at a glance and don’t look hideous on your counter.
NYC Weekender bag / $155
This faux-leather bag from DeuxLux is roomy enough to fit everything you need for a two-day getaway. It’s available in five colors.
Skandia Talvi knife block set / $150
Every cook needs a good set of knives. This 13-piece collection features steel blades, white resin handles and a whitewashed rubberwood storage block.
T-Fal OptiGrill smart electric grill / $180
This nonstick, countertop gadget has a built-in sensor to adapt cooking time to the thickness of any meat.
Fujifilm Instax Share smartphone printer / $350
Even in the smartphone era, people still love a Polaroid. This battery-powered device lets you print photos via Wi-Fi from Apple and Android phones and tablets.
Teavana Oprah chai tea sets / $90
Oprah partnered with Teavana to help create this tea set, which includes a teapot, mug and two types of herbal chai teas.
Play:5 wireless boom box / $499
This wireless speaker uses sensors to analyze a room’s acoustics and adjust the sound accordingly. Tunes can be streamed from any computer or mobile device.
Pappas Seafood Co. signature crab cakes / $135
Oprah raves about these Baltimore crab cakes, which she claims “have more fresh, sweet lump crabmeat than I’ve ever seen in a cake.” The blend of ingredients comes from a 45-year-old family recipe.
Nespresso VertuoLine Evoluo espresso maker / $199
Nespresso’s latest machine can produce regular large-cup coffee and authentic espresso at the touch of a button. Oprah says she uses it in her office.
Ultimate nail polish wardrobe / $150
This set from Butter London contains 24 different hues and reminds Oprah “of one of my all-time favorite things: the box of 64 Crayolas I had in third grade.”