Oprah's Favorite Things

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  1. xodonniedarko macrumors 6502

    xodonniedarko

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    #1
    I don't know who watched this, but I thought it was amazing.
    So here they are, right off Oprah.com



    SAMSUNG PROGRESSIVE HD CAMCORDER SC-HMX10C


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    "My first favorite thing is state of the art and I carried it around with me all through Macon," Oprah says. The Samsung SC-HMX10C is so small it literally fits in the palm of your hand. This high definition digital camcorder records everything on a chip so you can download your video directly to your computer. With the flip of a switch, the camcorder becomes a camera that snaps picture-perfect digital photos. "It's fantastic," Oprah says. "It's so easy, even I can do it!"


    Approximate value: $799.99
    800-SAMSUNG; www.samsung.com
    Available at major retailers including Amazon.com, Circuit City, Sears, CompUSA


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    UGG® AUSTRALIA CLASSIC CROCHET TALL BOOT

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    "I bet every truly dedicated Oprah watcher knows what my feet cannot live without," Oprah says. This slouchy knit boot keeps feet comfy and cozy in three colors: black, sand and rum raisin. The UGG boot's famous sheepskin sock lining is like walking on a cloud.

    Approximate value: $120
    888-432-8530; www.uggaustralia.com
    Also available at Nordstrom stores www.nordstrom.com

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    TOYWATCH WATCHES

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    "My next favorite thing comes straight out of the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine," Oprah says. TOYWATCH watches come in a variety of styles and colors and have been seen on everyone from Madonna to Al Gore. The Crystal and Colored Crystal models made Oprah's list this year. "I loved mine so much, I wore it just about every day on my big road trip with Gayle," Oprah says.

    Approximate value: $150–$1500
    877-998-8600; www.toywatchusa.com
    Also available at Bloomingdales stores nationwide www.bloomingdales.com

    #4 PERFECT ENDINGS CUPCAKES FROM WILLIAMS-SONOMA

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    Sam Godfrey, the cake genius behind Oprah's 400-pound 50th birthday cake, is bringing his sweet treats to the masses for the first time. Perfect Endings Cupcakes can be shipped anywhere in the United States and come in three fabulous flavors: red velvet with white icing, chocolate with chocolate sprinkles and coconut.

    Approximate value: $59 (set of 9)
    800-541-2233; www.williams-sonoma.com

    #5 MELAMINE BOWLS, MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS FROM WILLIAMS-SONOMA
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    The Melamine Bowls, Measuring Cups and Spoons come in a rainbow of colors to brighten up your kitchen. They feature built-in, no-spill spouts for easy pouring and can be stacked to save space. Plus, no-slip rubber rings at the base keep your bowls in place.


    Approximate value: Bowls $32 (set of 3); Measuring Cups and Spoons Set $18 (cups $14, spoons $8)
    800-541-2233; www.williams-sonoma.com

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    THE ARTISAN® STAND MIXER FROM KITCHENAID HOME APPLIANCES

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    The Artisan Stand Mixer is a favorite appliance of cooking superstars like Paula Dean, Emeril Lagasse and Oprah's own Art Smith. The mixer comes in a variety of fun colors to match your kitchen.

    Approximate value: $349.99
    800-541-6390; www.kitchenaid.com


    #7 THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S PLANET EARTH DVD SET

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    The Discovery Channel's 11-part series Planet Earth is an awe-inspiring view of the spectacular world we live in. More than five years in the making, filmmakers shot footage in 200 locations in 60 countries around the globe. "I'm telling you, it is the most magnificent series you will ever lay your eyes on," Oprah says.


    Approximate value: $59.95
    800-725-4586; www.discoverystore.com


    #8 KAI BODY BUTTER and BODY BUFFER

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    "Bathing is an art form and nobody enjoys it more than I do," Oprah says. Kai customized their signature scent into a moisturizing body butter in a tub just for Oprah. "It's clean and fresh," she says. She also loves the Body Buffer by Kai, which combines an exfoliating loofah and cleansing soap all in one. Just wet and squeeze to release foaming bubbles that smell like an exotic garden.

    Approximate value: Body Buffer $28; Body Butter $55
    www.kaifragrance.com
    Also available at Embrace in Hinsdale, IL: 877-361-7223, www.embraceyourstyle.com; www.eluxury.com, 877-890-7171


    #9 CLARISONIC SKIN CARE SYSTEM

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    Developed by the people who created the Sonicare Toothbrush, the Clarisonic Skin Care System helps remove six times more makeup than soap and water alone. The bristles vibrate 300 times per second and massage your face to squeaky clean perfection. "It's a miracle massage for your face," Oprah says.

    Approximate value: $195/system
    888-5-CLARISonic (888-525-2747); www.clarisonic.com

    #10 CLAUS PORTO SOAPS FROM LAFCO NEW YORK

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    These all-natural, bath-sized shea butter bars distributed by Lafco New York are a labor of love. They have been created by the Claus Porto's family-run factory in Portugal for the past 117 years. The jumbo-sized soaps appeal to the senses with beautiful wrappers and 17 magnificent scents, from honeysuckle to grapefruit fig. "They make great hostess gifts," Oprah says.

    Approximate value: $42 (set of 3)
    800-362-3677; www.lafcony.com

    #11 THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH BY KEN FOLLETT

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    Oprah says her 60th Book Club selection, The Pillars of the Earth, is the book to give this holiday season.

    Author Ken Follett's epic tale, which is set in 12th century England, is about the quest to build the world's greatest Gothic cathedral, and the struggle between good and evil. "You will not be able to put it down," she says. "It's the perfect gift for under $25."

    To make these books extra special for the Macon audience, Oprah's team tracked down the author in Australia so he could autograph every copy!


    Approximate value: $24.95
    Available wherever books are sold or online at www.penguin.com

    #12 BREVILLE IKON PANINI PRESS FROM WILLIAMS-SONOMA

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    Every weekend for years, Oprah says she's made Stedman a special snack on the stovetop, which she calls "the love sandwich." She used to melt hot pepper cheese over smoked turkey and fresh basil in a skillet…but not anymore!

    Now she uses the Breville Ikon Panini Press—a kitchen gadget that turns ordinary sandwiches into yummy paninis. "It takes the 'love sandwich' to a whole new level," she says. This panini press doesn't just make a great sandwich—it also grills meats, fish and veggies.


    Approximate value: $99.95
    800-541-2233; www.williams-sonoma.com

    #13 HDTV REFRIGERATOR WITH WEATHER AND INFO CENTER FROM LG ELECTRONICS
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    Oprah's giving the most expensive gift in Oprah's Favorite Things history to her loyal viewers in Macon—LG HDTV Refrigerator LSC27991. It's a top-of-the-line, high-tech entertainment center with a LCD TV, DVD hookup, radio and slideshow option to display your favorite digital photos.

    With the press of a button, you can also access your five-day weather forecast and view more than 100 built-in recipes. LG has even volunteered to remove our lucky audience members' old fridges and either recycle them or give them to families in need. "LG has literally thought of everything!" Oprah says.

    Approximate value: $3,799

    #14 CIAO BELLA BLOOD ORANGE SORBETTO
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    Ciao Bella's Blood Orange Sorbetto is made from all natural ingredients including blood orange juice shipped straight from Sicily. "I love it because the flavor is just so refreshing," Oprah says.

    Approximate value: $4.99/pint at select grocery stores
    800-3-GELATO (800-343-5286); www.ciaobellagelato.com

    #15 RACHEL PALLY SWING TURTLENECK AND SAILOR
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    After a long day of taping The Oprah Show, the first thing Oprah says she does backstage is change into something comfortable. Now, she's sharing her new favorite thing to lounge around in!

    This outfit by L.A. designer Rachel Pally is made from stretchy fabric that's both lightweight and super soft. "It barely feels like you're wearing anything!" Oprah says. The turtleneck and pants are available in sizes 2 to 24 and come in four colors—purple, navy, teal and brown.


    Approximate value: Swing Turtleneck $141; Sailor Pants $194
    www.rachelpally.com
    Also available at Nordstrom stores www.nordstrom.com and www.shopbop.com

    #16 SCRABBLE PREMIER EDITION FROM HASBRO

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    When Stedman gave Oprah this gift one Valentine's Day, she says she loved it so much, she just had to share. This premier edition Scrabble board has a beautiful mahogany finish and conveniently spins on a lazy Susan. A golden raised grid keeps your tiles in place and a built-in drawer keeps everything organized. "Get ready for game night!" she says.


    Approximate value: $70
    888-836-7025; www.scrabble.com

    #17 UNITED ARTISTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY PRESTIGE COLLECT
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    MY FAVORITE

    In honor of the studio's 90th birthday, United Artist has created a gift for the ultimate movie buff. A whopping 90 DVDs of their best and most popular films have been compiled into one book. The set includes 8 Academy Award® winners like In the Heat of the Night, Annie Hall, Some Like It Hot, Rocky, West Side Story and Midnight Cowboy. Each DVD is packaged with liner notes about the movie and never-before-seen photos and original movie posters.


    Approximate value: $869.98
    www.unitedartists90.com
    Available in stores December 11. Pre-order at www.Amazon.com, www.BestBuy.com and www.Borders.com


    #18 SHAKLEE GET CLEAN™ STARTER KIT

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    Regular viewers, like those in Macon, may remember how much Oprah loves cleaning and spot removal—this gift gets things clean and helps the environment. The Get Clean™ Starter Kit by Shaklee is filled with eco-friendly, high performance concentrated cleaners, stain removers and cleaning supplies. "Get ready to go green!" Oprah says.

    Approximate value: $89.60
    800-670-6251; www.shaklee.com

    #19 O'S GUIDE TO LIFE

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    Each month, Oprah says she's just like a proud mama when the new issue of O, The Oprah Magazine hits the stands. O's Guide to Life is a compilation of more than 100 of her favorite O, The Oprah Magazine articles that help you live your best life. Topics include health, beauty, sex, love, money, family and making a difference in the world.

    Every audience member is going home with a copy that's been autographed by Oprah herself!


    Approximate value: $29.95
    Available wherever books are sold or online at www.oxmoorhouse.com

    #20 JOSH GROBAN'S NOEL CD

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    If you love classic Christmas carols like Oprah, this is the album for you! Josh Groban's Christmas CD Noel includes "The Christmas Song," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Ave Maria" and other all-time favorites. "It's the one Christmas CD every family should have," Oprah says.

    Available wherever music is sold and online at www.joshgroban.com


     
  2. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Baaah.

    I need to figure out a way to get onto one of these Favorite Things episodes.

    But I think its really cool she managed to get the people from Macon - those of you who didn't know, they have the highest percentage of Oprah watchers in the world, at something like 50% of Macon citizens watching Oprah every day. She then somehow managed to make the entire audience Macon residents.
     
  3. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And they were IN Macon, silly!

    This is not span, actually. I posted it inspiration from the 90 DVD set. And it was a great show -everyone in the audience went home with one of each!

    I thought they looked like good christmas ideas, or just... ideas for yourself!
     
  4. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Ohh.

    That would make a lot of sense, wouldn't it?

    Silly me.
     
  5. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    For a multi-billonaire, she has pretty normal taste. Those are things any Joe could buy. Somehow I don't think these are *really* her favorite things. Like Martha Stewart really uses that Kmart junk. :rolleyes:
     
  6. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Thats why she's billionaire, Oprah's tastes appeal to broad array of women. She's like pop music.
     
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  8. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you buy 60$ muffins, 800$ dvd sets, and 3500$ friges?

    :eek:

    and a lot of it IS average Joe stuff.
    That's why she's recommending it for REAL gifts!
    And she really does have one of those watches, she wore it on her cross-country road trip :]
     
  9. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    That stuff is not expensive. To you maybe.

    Oprah is a cow, which means you worship a cow.
     
  10. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    wow she has done much better in the past.

    get some apple products up in there!


    wasnt there a year where she had a car as a favorite thing and gave 50 away...
    that would be nice...
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Other than the Planet Earth DVD collection, I disagree with her list. I guess it was geared towards old women, so maybe my list would be completely wrong for her target market. Surely an iPhone should be up there on the list.

    Actually, I thought that her favourite thing was herself. She's on every cover of "O" magazine, a magazine that exists so that we can know more about what she thinks and how she feels. Oh, and did I mention you have to see her on every cover?



    HahahaHAHA! And she paid almost $350 for......that.
     
  12. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You wouldn't enjoy 90 of the best DVD's, a frige with a LCD tv, or some perdy soaps?

    And if I had my own magazine, I'd have myself on the cover, too.
     
  13. it5five macrumors 65816

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    The only things I'd like from that list is Planet Earth (which is on my giftmas list already) and the United Artists box set (but that is ridiculously expensive and not practical/I wouldn't ever have time to watch all of them).

    The fridge with the TV is cool, yes, but not at all practical/useful. I don't spend much time in my kitchen, and when I do, I'm usually busy cooking food. I wouldn't have the opportunity to watch TV, and I don't need a TV in every room.

    I guess the scrabble board is nice. I think I'd like that, too. Scrabble rules.
     
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Personally, I was disappointed she didn't pick an iPod/iPhone this year (although, she has many times in the past).
     
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    That's hot.
     
  16. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    I am blushing right now when I realized how many items on that list I have, have give, or were on my wish list...
    good list though.
     
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  18. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    /shrug
    maybe its me. but i really don't see much point in this. just because someone recommends a product doesn't mean anything. especially when its someone who hosts a show and is basically advertising stuff... wonder why.
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I agree. Plus, anyone who recommends a Josh Groban CD has seriously questionable taste. :)
     
  20. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    She gives it :)

    But I didn't know any of that existed until I watched it! It was just fun to watch. I really did like that fridge, though.

    I kind of forgot this board is ruled by the Male population, but I just wanted to see the response :)
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In their dreams, perhaps... ;)
     
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  23. avincent52 macrumors regular

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    Planet Earth is great, and what's not to love about a scrabble board.
    But the ToyWatch?
    A plastic knockoff of a Rolex?
    I seriously don't get it, but for some crazy reason all these celebs are wearing them. Who's their publicist?
    allen
     
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    These are so Bea Arthur…
     

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