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Oprah's 2017 'Favorite Things' Include Really Pricey Tequila

More than 100 items show up on this year's holiday list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2017 6:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Oprah Winfrey is back with her longest holiday gift list ever at 102 of her favorite things. Ranging in price from free (downloads of her SuperSoul Conversations podcast) to $2,000 (for a 55-inch TV that morphs into a painting), Winfrey's annual list will be featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, including discount codes to plug into Amazon or the websites of the companies themselves, the AP reports. Winfrey's elves (the magazine's editor-at-large, Gayle King, and Creative Director Adam Glassman) spend much of the year scouting items for the list, with Oprah herself making the final decision on what to include for everyone—men, women, pets, and kids—in apparel, tech, home goods, beauty, food, and other offerings. Items on the list are available at Amazon.com/Oprah. A look at a few of Oprah's favorite things for 2017:

  • Gratitude glass jar ($45): These handblown jars on a pedestal base have wooden lids and come with 365 bronze-foil adorned cards for families to log the things they truly appreciate.
  • Louvelle shower turban ($40): Made of quick-dry fabric with a waterproof lining, these turban-style shower caps come in fun patterns and colors to make that blowout last. There's also an adjustable knot for just the right fit.

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  • Emi Jay smoosh shirt and pants (shirts $136, pants $132): If she could, Oprah would live in these ultra-soft but slightly structured sweatpants and shirts that come in light pink, gray, and black, with an adjustable tie at the loose turtleneck.
  • Honey-Can-Do herb preserver ($20): Oprah grows a lot of her own herbs but often has the same problem as the rest of us: They quickly go yucky. Add a little water at the bottom of this glass jar, seal, and keep herbs fresh for up to two weeks.
  • Smart Nora snore solution ($299): Give the gift of a snoring solution that doesn't involve mouthguards, nose strips, or straps. It does involve a little Bluetooth-enabled, egg-shaped device that sits on a nightstand and is triggered by the snore. It then gently and slowly pumps up an inflatable pillow insert tucked into a pillowcase to shift the culprit's sleeping position and lessen the noise.
  • EMU Australia Mayberry sheepskin slippers ($60): With a sturdy lug sole, these fuzzy slides come in bright pink, blue, and orange. Oprah was a bit skeptical at first, Glassman says: "She said, really? I think my, like, Aunt Estelle used to wear those." They're not unlike furry footwear found on runways and in the streets of New York and Paris, he notes.
  • 5 pounds of fresh blueberries ($50): Wild blueberries are frozen and shipped in a cardboard box within 24 hours of harvest from Josh Pond Farm in Whiting, Maine. A little secret: The farm is owned by TV exec Lorne Michaels, Glassman says.

  • Katz's Deli dinner for four ($125): The famed New York City deli will ship matzo ball soup, pastrami, corned beef, mustard, rye bread, knishes, pickles, and chocolate or cinnamon babka to your chosen people. "I grew up going to Katz's. My parents grew up on the Lower East Side," Glassman says. "Nobody makes pastrami better."
  • Model Bakery English muffins ($35): Due to Oprah's obsession with these muffins, they're back for a second year, Glassman says. She even travels with them and brought a batch to the set of A Wrinkle in Time in New Zealand for cast and crew to enjoy. The artisanal darlings from this small Napa bakery come in a set with six original and six spelt.
  • Casa Dragones Joven sipping tequila ($285): Oprah likes her tequila. This bottle for sipping is made by a woman-owned, small-batch distillery in Mexico and is her go-to. It's a blend of silver and extra-aged tequila. Oprah is also offering a tequila blanco at $75 for mixing into cocktails.
  • Yellow Leaf hammocks ($199): Oprah once bought a house because it had a hammock hanging in the yard, Glassman says. These classic doubles are made in Thailand by artisan weavers. "When she stopped doing the daily talk show, everyone was like, 'What are you gonna do,' and she goes, 'I'm just gonna be [lying] in my hammock reading a book,'" he adds. "That lasted about two days."
  • The Echo Show ($230): Alexa has gone video. There's a built-in screen to show content of all kinds, even your own security cameras. Ask her to pull up photos and shopping lists.
(Read more Oprah Winfrey stories.)

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