It’s November, which means it’s time for everyone to get a free car! Nope, that’s something else. It’s actually time for Oprah to release the annual list of her favourite things, a shopping guide filled with items that range from practical to practically only made for Oprah. It’s a pretty large net to cast.
For this year’s list, Oprah has cut down her faves to *only* 105 items, which is a lot for a letter to Santa, but not much when you’re Oprah, the human version of St. Nick. For Oprah Winfrey, Christmas comes every day.
As good as the products are, Oprah’s descriptions are even better, like the $100 panini press that she gives to guests in the place of goody bags. Or how about the time she bought a house because it had a hammock? It’s good to be Oprah.
Here are some of our favourite items from this year’s list of Oprah’s Favourite Things, separated into practical lists that will make your buying process a little easier this year.
THINGS THAT ACTUAL PEOPLE COULD BUY
Has anyone ever said, no thanks, I have too many pairs of cute pajamas? Not for $10 they haven’t.
Your loved one may not be stoked that you bought them a food scale for Christmas, but just remind them that Oprah looks great.
The Orbit Card looks like a regular credit card, but works as a tracking device connected to your phone if you lose your wallet. That’s pretty brilliant, unless you lose your phone and your wallet together.
Okay, a gadget that turns frozen fruit into sorbet for under a hundred bucks is pretty sweet.
It says a lot about a product when you feel cozy just looking at it.
Tinted reading glasses for $22?! That Oprah is a woman of the people.
THINGS THAT ONLY OPRAH COULD BUY
If you factored in how many lattes you buy each week and looked at the price of this machine, it’s actually not bad. But it’s also still $600 for an Espresso machine.
These things are $245 and they don’t even have arms?!
We appreciate a good tote as much as the next person, but Oprah lost us when she described the bag as handy when you’re at the ‘Farmers Market.’ If we’re dropping $300 on a tote it’s not to be used as a grocery bag.
We love dogs, but a line must be drawn at a $199 toy that plays fetch.
We know a product is going to be out of our league as soon as it’s described as something Reese Witherspoon told Oprah about.
We love candles, which is why we know spending $200 on four candles is a bad deal.
So much for sleeping in the oversized t-shirt you got for free at your last charity walk.
THINGS THAT WE CAN’T BELIEVE ARE ACTUAL PRODUCTS
This thing helps you start fires. You’re literally just burning money.
Lunch boxes are great, but for $69 it better come filled with food and wash itself out at the end of the day.
Celebrate Hanukkah or just enjoy a delicious meal from the famous Katz’s Diner without traveling to NYC? Well, that’s pretty freaking cool.
THINGS WE DIDN’T KNOW WE WANTED UNTIL NOW
I don’t even particularly like birds , but now I feel as though my yard is incomplete without these beautiful bird condos.
Admittedly, there’s only a small likelihood that the children in my life will put down their iPads long enough to fill out even a single letter in these cute booklets, but I would have loved this book when I was little and I’m going with that.
Anyone who wears lipstick knows that there are likely only two or three colours in this kit that will look good on one person, but also I don’t care and I want it.
Spending $300 on something that helps to decrease snoring sounds like a lot of money, unless you sleep next to someone who snores.
I don’t think I’ve ever actually made a pizza at home, but maybe that’s because I didn’t have a tiny portable pizza oven.
Ditto for the French fries. They’re (kinda) healthy this way!
Come on, you know they look comfy.
THINGS THAT HELP OPRAH BUY MORE THINGS
There’s a reason Oprah Winfrey is a mega, mega millionaire and it’s not just because she’s one of the greatest talk show hosts of all time. She also knows how to sell products. The president of the OWN Network has her own personal gift shop filled with Oprah items, including a book she wrote…which she also loves.
*All prices USD, because Oprah.