It's that time of year again!! Oprah recently released her annual Favorite Things List!
Even if you're not obsessed with Oprah as I am, you'll definitely find use for this list. With Christmas being right around the corner, you can find inspiration on what to purchase for your loved ones (and yourself).
I've gone through all 72 items and have picked out 20 of my favorites (and possible gifts ideas for me- wink, wink):
Hello! They're GOLD!!
"These Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless headphones and the matching Beats Pill (a.k.a. speaker) in glossy gold make me want to get my dance on. And we're the first magazine to have them! Both items are Bluetooth enabled and shockingly lightweight- and will sound as good as they look for years to come." - Oprah
I want, no NEED this book!
"What I know for sure is that I'll never stop asking myself, What do I know for sure? This compilation, collected and updated from the column I've been writing for this magazine since 2000, is packed with my very personal answers." - Oprah
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I love anything that has inspirational words or sayings!
"How inspirational are these magnetic boards, inscribed with phrases like surprise and delight? So inspirational that OWN president Sheri Salata and I use these very words when we're dreaming up new programming for the network."- Oprah
How cool is this all in one laptop/tablet?
"You can hold, hang, stand and tilt this tablet developed by Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher. But the real star power? It includes a projector, so you can convert your living room wall into an instant home theater." - Oprah
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Such a thoughtful and creative gift! Love it! Search under "Photo Gifts" on their website to view more shape options.
"Picture this: You can upload 30 photos, then have them printed in a heart-shaped collage and framed. It's the ultimate personal, distinctive gift for your loved ones (or yourself!)." - Oprah
"This set has everything you need for teatime: a teamaker, two glasses (I lobbied hard to get the extra-large size exactly right!), and Teavana Oprah Chai tea. Well, almost everything- splash of almond milk not included." - Oprah
I recently discovered this brand- which means, I'm in trouble! I want everything!
"Yes, you can wear white after Labor Day, especially if it's in the form of this elegant leather double-wrap-strap watch with a gold-polished stainless steel face, by designer extraordinaire Tory Burch. The secret? The shade is creamy, not arctic, which makes it less stark and more, well, timeless." - Oprah
A movie about food and produced by Oprah? Umm, yes please!
"I co-produced The Hundred-Foot Journey, so I might be biased, but I love this cross-cultural film about two rival restaurants (one Indian, one French) located across the street from each other in the French countryside. Hello, food porn! Not to mention a deliciously tart performance by Helen Mirren." - Oprah
Not only are these boots super cute but they are perfect for someone short like me!
"These may look like the shearling boots everyone and her mother has grown to love, but a hidden, 3½-inch inner wedge gives you a little extra something something." - Oprah 10) GoPro Hero
This would be perfect to take on my travels!
"This camera may be tiny (it fits in the palm of your hand) and light (less than four ounces), but it can withstand water, sand, snow and dirt and be mounted practically anywhere for POV action shots and high-quality videos."- Oprah
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I love the whole concept behind this!
"Here's a boxful of gathered truths printed on beautiful handmade paper. I like to read as many as I can while I'm waiting five minutes for my chai to steep. If you get only one of my Favorite Things this year, I'd want this to be it." - Oprah
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I am a huge fan of these guided meditations. You can read my previous blog post for tips on how to get started and more information about meditation.
"I'm thrilled that so many of you have meditated with us using our 21-Day Meditation Experiences. Now Deepak Chopra and I have a new Transformation Trilogy for you. Available for download or on CDs, our audio meditations help you manifest your best life with peace and joy." - Oprah
Sleek, slim and perfect selfies? Sold!
"This sleek, pocket-size camera is not only extra slim, but it also features a flip-up LCD screen that makes taking the perfect selfie easier than ever. Bonus for social-media junkies: You can send pics to a phone or a tablet (not to mention Flickr and Dropbox)." - Oprah
Although I'd like to think that I still look 22, sadly I'm not. Time to start taking better care of my skin.
"I use this face potion-infused with crushed pearls- and get absolutely luminous results. A primer, highlighter and anti-aging cream in one, the velvety multitasker (by one of my favorite cosmetics makers, Edward Bess) will get you glowing."- Oprah
From what I've heard, this is hands down the best brow kit out there! Must. Have. It!
"When it comes to brows, I believe in between-appointment upkeep. This kit, by my brow guru Anastasia, includes a brush, wax, powder and five klutz-proof stencils and is guaranteed to keep you groomed." - Oprah
The Vitamix is like the Rolls Royce of blenders! Nothing compares to it. I love that they just came out with a smaller version.
"All the power of the original Vitamix blender (790-watt motor, stainless steel blades) in a size perfect for small batches of smoothies, soups and spreads. It comes with two processing containers, including a new 20-ounce size that converts to a travel cup- great for whipping up my favorite green juice to go."- Oprah
This is a dream gift for an Oprah lover like me!
"Here's a present that lasts all year: the O Circle of Friends Gift membership. Your giftee will receive a one-year subscription to O, a behind-the-scenes weekly e-newsletter from our editors, hundreds of great deals through the Circle of Friends discount site and a wow-worthy keepsake box of luxury beauty goodies." - Oprah
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How adorable are these little guys? I'll have 20 please!
"I love these mini bagel bites filled with different cream cheeses from a little shop in New York City's West Village. The best combo? A pretzel bagel filled with mustard and sharp Cheddar cream cheese." - Oprah
Say what?? They had me at 15 pound loaf!!
"Now this is what I call a statement piece: a 15-pound loaf of tasty rustic, thick-crusted sourdough bread that's an astounding two feet in diameter. Put it out for your holiday party and toast the leftovers the morning after. And after. And after." - Oprah
If I could, I would eat pasta every single day! With this membership, I can!!
"What could be better than being in the pasta-of-the-month club? Each month, Brooklyn-based Sfoglini will send a bag of its organic, traditionally cut pasta (such as rigatoni) and a bag of seasonal, locally sourced pasta (like beet fusilli), along with a recipe and pairing suggestions." - Oprah
I couldn't think of a better way to end this list, than with food!!
Click here if you'd like to view all the items from Oprah's Favorite Things 2014 List.
Hope you found some great gift ideas for your family and friends this year. If you're in the giving mood, then feel free to send any of these fabulous items my way! :)