In 2003, Oprah Winfrey surprised everyone in her audience with a 15 GB iPod. In 2004, she gave everyone a Pontiac G6 (yep, everyone got a brand-new car). In 2005, everyone got a Burberry coat and purse, a pair of UGGs and a Blackberry. She’s a generous woman, and you probably remember sitting in front of your television at some point, seething in jealousy because you weren’t in the studio audience on a random calendar day that was chosen to be Oprah’s Favourite Things day.
But those days are over. Her daytime talk show is done, and so are those moments when audience members were asked to “look under their seats” because “you’re getting a Breville panini press, and you’re getting a Breville panini press, and you’re getting a Breville panini press.” No more Breville panini presses for anyone. Well, unless you buy ’em yourself. In 2015, Oprah is continuing her favourite things, but the format has changed. She has partnered with Amazon, and instead of giving people free stuff, she’s making suggestions. So, you can spend your money on these things, and Oprah basically guarantees recipients will love ’em. But will they really? The picks are so underwhelming. Take a look.
Oprah’s favourite things is here and it’s wildly disappointing
PoofsSo, Oprah suggests giving your friends and family a poof attached to an initial keychain.
$20 at AmazonAmazon
ChipsThis is a basket containing six 125 gram bags of potato chips. Think about that and then look at the price.
$69 at AmazonAmazon
$90 at AmazonAmazon
Chocolate ReligionIt's chocolate, for $159. Chocolate in the shape of religious artifacts. For $159.
$159 at AmazonAmazon
PieIf the chocolate is too steep, here's a $72 pie.
$72 at AmazonAmazon
AntlersYou will maybe get one photo out of these.
$17 at AmazonAmazon
PlatesWhat's better than animals on plates? Apparently animals wearing green onion headdresses.
$66 at AmazonAmazon
Fur Coat for DogsYour dog wants to feel glamorous, too. This is already sold out and awaiting restock, for your information. Think about that.
$52 at AmazonAmazon
SweaterDoes a person really love Sundays so much that they're worth $130 to advertise how much they love Sundays?
$130 at AmazonAmazon
SweatpantsEveryone loves sweatpants, but wow. That's a very pricey pair of pants you'll just get chip crumbs all over.
$260 at AmazonAmazon