Oprah Winfrey's talk show may be no more, but she's still hooking viewers up with her annual list of "Favorite Things!"
The December issue of O Magazine features an array of favorite gifts, handpicked by Oprah and several of her high profile pals like Peter Walsh, Martha Beck, Dr. Oz, Suze Orman and, of course, her BFF, Gayle King . Seems Oprah still wants to spread some holiday cheer-- sans the talk show format!
A couple of the gifts are repeats-Centerville Chicken Pot Pies were featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in the past- but many are brand spankin' new. All that's missing is Oprah's elves doling these puppies out to her studio audience!
Check out the complete list of Oprah's 2011 Favorite Things-- and a few of her posse's top picks, too!
Oprah's 2011 Favorite Things
Oprah doesn't disappoint with year's list. She covers all the bases: snuggly PJs, cool cookware, earthy candles -- even a glass of bubbly! Here's what's on Oprah's gift giving list this year:
Margot Collection cotton pajamas with coordinating cable knit cashmere robe (marigotcollection.com)
Brut Gold Champagne, Amand de Brignac
Josh Groban- Noel CD
Centerville Chicken Pot Pie (centervillepies.com)
Aerolatte Stainless Steel frother (kitchencapers.com)
Staub Cast iron mini coquettes (www.cooking.com)
Berry Chic and Back to Basics makeup palettes (edwardbess.com)
Carriere Freres Paris botanical candles (earthsaversonline.com)
Hand painted pet ornaments (waggingtailportraits.com)
Fragonard bath soaps (fragonard.com)
Architect canvas and leather tote (lancewovens.com)
A few of Oprah's Friends' Favorite Things:
Oprah's TV and magazine pals like to get in on the gifting action as well. Check out these picks:
Oprah's bestie, Gayle King, gifts a 7-Layer Christmas Caramel cake-complete with polka dot butter cream frosting (carolinescakes.com)! To help burn it off, she doles out pairs of funky Asics Gel-Noosa Tri 6 sneakers (zappos.com)
And the ever-so-sensible Dr. Oz likes the Eatsmart retro kitchen scale (amazon.com) and warm and fuzzy Homie slippers (each slipper purchase provides one person in need with a year's worth of clean drinking water) (freewaters.com).
O's beauty editor Val Monroe gives "gifts that delight the senses." That explains the Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur shower gel (editionsparfums.com) and the Frankly My Dear I Don't Give a Cran cranberry orange bread (breadwinnerbreads.com).
Financial guru Suze Orman keeps our financial health in check with gifts on the reasonably-priced end. She likes handmade French style caramels (ebongarcon.com) and boxes of sun-kissed pears (froghollow.com).
Pro chef Cat Cora picked out adorable bug-themed Radgon and Ruggin skateboard/scooter helmets (www.raskullz.com), while O creative director Adam Glassman went with a sparkly Felix Weekender sequined canvas duffel (www.deuxlux.com).
And the Oprah staff agrees on a slew of foodie gifts that include Velvet Chocolatier cupcakes (www.thevelvetchocolatier.com), Casa Dragones tequila and a dark chocolate truffle wreath box (debrand.com).
As a tie in to her "Favorite Things," Oprah's 12 Day Give-O-Way kicks off on November 28. Twelve O Magazine readers will win "Favorite Things" chosen by Oprah and her gift-pickin' posse.
Meanwhile, Oprah's website is also conducting a 2011 Holiday Favorites Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is chock full of Oprah's ultimate "Favorite Things" like Ugg boots, Apple's iPad 2, a cashmere bathrobe and a really cool Panini press.
The December issue of O Magazine is on newsstands now.
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- Martha Beck