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Oprah’s Favourite Things 2010

Oprah’s Favourite Things has become an institution, with goodies on her annual list selling out in hours. And with the audience receiving every single gift on the list you can’t get to be a guest on this particular episode for love or money! Her talkshow is only weeks from wrapping up – so has she saved the best for last?

If you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas, Oprah’s Favourite Things is a great source of inspiration (unlike Gwyneth Paltrow’s Christmas gift guide which is out of reach for most people!). Some of my favourite Favourite Things…

A Course in Weight Loss, by Marianne Williamson

After 25 years Oprah should know a few things about weight management, and this book connects weight loss with spirituality. “We all know that it’s a spiritual issue to help you get your mind, body and spirit aligned,” Oprah says. Sounds like a great read.

Andre Walker Hair Care Products

Oprah has had the same hairdresser from day one, and it may have taken him 25 years but Andre Walker has finally released his own line of hair products.


Baker’s Edge Brownie Pan

From weight loss to brownies (but who’s counting?). Anyone who loves brownies needs this pan! It allows everyone to get yummy chewy edges. It’s also brilliant for lasagne. As a foodie I’ve been eyeing these off for years so if it’s good enough for Oprah it’s enough to convince me to get on!

Breville Panini Press

“This is a staple at my house,” Oprah says. “I have personally bought 22 of these as gifts for other people.” Oprah uses the press to make Stedman her famous Love Sandwich (turkey, cheddar, basil and mayo on sourdough) but it’s also great for grilling meat, fish and veggies.

Lululemon Relaxed Fit Pants

So you’ve had your brownies and you’re on the couch reading a book on weight loss – you need to be comfy, and Oprah adores these all-purpose pants that also, miraculously, give the illusion of a smaller bottom. They’re made fro Lululemon’s signature Luon fabric which combines comfort with a flattering fit.


Long Sleeve Open Placket Cashmere Sweater and Cashmere Cable Throw by Ralph Lauren

For her 25th anniversary Ralph Lauren released a special edition of Oprah’s beloved cashmere sweater. He let Oprah choose the colour and also paired the sweater with a matching cashmere throw for the home. The definition of luxe. She chose a warm sandy gold (which she says reminds her of her cocker spaniel Sadie! How sweet!).


Lafco House and Home Collection Candle Set

I’ve always thought candles were the gift you gave someone when you were stuck for ideas, and then one day, just fell in love with candles! The SheSaid office is obsessed with Anthropologie’s candles but Oprah raves about Lafco’s 18 different scented candles. “This is the perfect amount of scent and the perfect amount of wick,” Oprah says. The scents range from Rosemary Eucalyptus to Chamomile Lavender, mmm…

The Beginning by the Black Eyed Peas

Who knew Oprah’s favourite group was the Black Eyed Peas? She loves their latest CD, The Beginning – and if their last albums are anything to go by this might be a good one for summer parties!

Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Cruise

If the audience was jumping out of their seats for candles, can you imagine the reaction when Oprah saved the best for last? “Cruising is one of my favourite things,” she said before announcing everyone was getting
a voyage around the Caribbean on the most luxurious of liners. Jealous, us? YES!

Even better next week Oprah announces another list of her favourite things! We’ll let you know what they are as soon as she surprises her audience!

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