Every holiday season, Oprah Winfrey revealed Oprah's Favorite Things on her show. It was a delicious fete of holiday glitz, Oprah glam and audience gasps as the crowd received a heap of free presents.
I love to give gifts that pamper and indulge-and make a person feel really special, says the media queen.
Although Oprah's show is over, Oprah's Favorite Things lives on.
The talkshow icon reveals her list for Holiday 2011 in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Here is the list of the 12 hallowed items that made the cut this year.
1. Masala Chai and Yedi Houseware Tea Cup and Tea Pot
2. Chicken Pie from CentervillePies.com
3. Marigot Collection Cotton Pajamas and Matching Robe
4. Staub Mini-Cocottes
5. Edward Bess Make-Up Palette
6. Fragonard Oversize Soaps
7. Christmas Pet Ornaments from WaggingTailPortraits.com
8. Aerolatte Milk Frother
9. Brut Gold Champagne, Armand de Brignac (Jay-Z's favorite champagne)
10. Noel by Josh Groban
11. Carrière Frères Candles
12. Woven Tote from LanceWovens.com
Click here to see photos of the items as well as purchasing information.
The 2011 list also includes things loved by Oprah's inner circle, including Gayle King, Dr. Oz, Suze Orman and others, reports People Style Watch.
King's cheery delicious gifts include seven-layer caramel cake ($46) and a python-print wheeled carry-on bag ($108), writes People.
I love to give and get monogrammed gifts, King told People. It instantly makes it 'personal.' Personal means it was bought or made with you and mind.
When it comes to Christmas shopping, King believes the early-bird gets the worm.
Shop early, suggests King. I so admire the people that are done with all their shopping by mid-December! That's normally when I'm getting started.
Dr. Oz's picks are feel-good presents like fuzzy slippers ($45) and lemon- and chili-infused olive oils ($30).
Other contributions include Martha Beck's gifts with soul featuring silver- and gold-dipped necklaces ($49); Suze Orman's gifts to share, like handmade caramels ($12); Cat Cora's fun, active gifts such as animal-themed helmets ($20) and an at-home sound system ($240); and organizational designer Peter Walsh's handy, whimsical gifts, including assorted Aussie licorice ($27) and a watch turned iPod Nano holder ($32), according to People.
This year, 12 lucky winners will take home all 12 items Oprah picked as part of her 12-Day Holiday Give-O-Way sweepstakes.
But Oprah, who is herself the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving, is not only sharing the joy with those 12 winners. She is giving us all some holiday cheer. Many of the gift items featured in O come with exclusive discounts for magazine readers. All you have to do is enter a code when shopping online.
Some deals include creative director Adam Glassman's picks of the Deux Lux Felix weekender bag (originally $137, down to $109 with discount) and a variety of 10 dips and spreads from SpreadtheRestaurant.com (originally $124, down to $67 with discount), writes People, as well as discounts on some of Oprah's personal picks.
Dr. Oz shared with People some tips for making this holiday season not only merry, but also healthy.
The holidays are a stressful time, and if you don't make a concerted effort to manage these stressors, it will undoubtedly overwhelm you, he told People.
I recommend finding ways to pre-empt this problem. Try incorporating yoga or meditation into your daily routine as early as November.
He also has advice for stepping away from the materialistic gifts and thinking about the metaphysical gifts life has given you. Make a daily gratitude list, giving you the perspective to maintain a healthy outlook.