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November 11, 2015

Oprah's Favorite Things & A Giveaway

Oprah's Favorite Things 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, then you might know that last Wednesday morning I attended a special blogger breakfast at O Magazine to preview some of Oprah's Favorite Things. As O's creative director Adam Glassman unveiled the goodies, we were treated to our own version of Christmas as Oprah's elves came out to present us with select items. Yes that happened and it was pretty awesome! And we also got to try most of the food as well. Here are some of the hot items we saw along with Oprah's commentary on why she chose them. And I have a little giveaway for you all too at the end.

The list which is featured in the December issue of O Magazine hit newsstands yesterday and this year's is the biggest ever with a selection of 87 fun and versatile gifts in all price ranges for everyone on your holiday shopping list. And for the first time ever, Oprah Media Group has teamed up with Amazon to make it really easy to shop Oprah’s Favorite Things, as seen in at www.amazon.com/oprah. With a variety of shipping options, including free shipping on eligible orders and free Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, shoppers can find the perfect holiday gift and have items delivered directly to their doorstep in plenty of time for the holidays. 

Oprah's Favorite Things 2015

Chelsea Market Torres Black Truffle Chip Basket   ($52)
"I discovered these potato chips in Spain this summer. They’re dangerous—super crunchy with an intense black truffle taste. Bet you can’t eat just one...unless it’s one entire bag! Bring them to a holiday open house for a sure hit."
The light truffle flavor was delicious!

The Elvis Cake by Carousel Cakes  ($33.56)
"Now, I don’t go around saying this lightly...but this cake is stupid good. The Elvis is a vanilla cake filled with banana custard and topped with peanut butter buttercream and chocolate ganache. As the King himself sang, I can’t help falling in love."
We got to try this in cupcake form and it was a truly decadent treat.

A&B American Style Pepper Sauce Set  ($23.99)
"Feel the BurnStedman and I are a hot sauce family, and I can tell you these pepper sauces are for real! The fresh ingredients give them flavor that’s just as intense as the heat. Pass the catfish, please..."

The Bruffin Bundle  ($85)
"Behold the Cronut of 2015: the Bruffin! Brioche-like stuffed muffins worthy of breakfast, lunch, or dinner are themed by country—the British has bacon and sharp cheddar; the Italian has pepperoni, pesto, and Parmesan; the American has Buffalo chicken, blue cheese, and hot sauce. A world of yum!"
We got one to take home and the one I had with bacon and sharp cheddar made for such a satisfying breakfast!

Eli's Bread Challah Menorah  ($45)
"Adam’s always kvetching about the lack of cute Hanukkah treats, so he was thrilled to find this braided challah menorah. A bright addition to the Festival of Lights."
So fun and yummy!

Hip To Be Square Collection of Five Bottles of Square Vodka  ($35 for one / $175 for set)
"Square One vodka is made in the U.S.A. with organic rye and water originating in the Teton Mountains. A set of the five flavors—botanical, cucumber, original, basil, and bergamot—makes a chic gift. This is the vodka I use for cocktails at home."

Oprah's Favorite Things 2015
Moon and Lola Pet Ornaments  ($20)
"The problem with the dog lovers on your list: They’ve already got lots of cute framed photos of their furry friends. But do they have a mirrored gold ornament in the shape of their pet? Didn’t think so. I have a few people in mind who would love this."

Em John Jewelry Love Letter Keychain and Bag Charm  ($15)
"Keys will never disappear in the black hole of your bag with these poufy faux-fur key chains with the letter of your choice. They were designed by 18-year-old college student Emma Johnson, who also suggests using them as bag charms."

Frontgate Faux Fur Pet Jacket  ($39)
"What’s your dog begging for? Surely, a faux-fur jacket—tricked out with a jeweled button closure and a practical opening for a leash. (I would have put this on my dogs when I lived in Chicago.) Bonus: It’s machine washable (use a gentle cycle for maximum fluffiness)."

EMU Australia Little Creatures Kids Boots ($90)
"Kids will love these fun, fluffy Australian merino wool-lined boots decorated with cheeky animal appliques. I'm getting the brown bear for my little godniece Chai Bella."

Barbie Fashionistas ($7.94 each)
"She’s come a long way, baby: With 23 haircolors, 18 eye colors, 14 face shapes, and 8 skin tones, the new Fashionista Barbie collection lets all kinds of girls see themselves in their dolls. Multicultural Barbies—what a great idea!"
Ok I maybe kind of took the outfit off the doll I got and put it on Rena. Rena > Barbie for me.

Oprah's Favorite Things 2015

"Gloria Williams, a.k.a. the Foot Nanny, gives the world’s most indulgent pedicure. If you can’t make it for a session in California, this kit—a relaxing salt, a luxurious cream, and treatment socks you leave on for an hour after soaking and lotioning—is mighty nice also."
I can't wait to use this!

Letters To My... Keepsake Books  ($13.46)
"Put your heart in the write place with these books of 12 fold-and-mail-style letters that use clever prompts (“I knew you were the one for me when...” “What I love about us...”) to make composing meaningful missives a whole lot easier. My favorite is Letters to My Love. I’ve been telling people this for years: What a partner wants to know is how you really feel. This will make him or her swoon!"

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss Set  ($40)
"My eyebrow guru, Anastasia, launched a collection of lip glosses this year, and I love how bold and rich they are. Did I mention they stay on forever? I personally curated this set’s colors, all perfect basics that go from day to night."

Words with Boards Cutting Boards  ($95)
"For a yummy gift, I would load up these cutting boards (made of sustainably harvested American hardwoods) with an assortment of cheeses and salamis."

High Camp Vine and Bloom Box ($151)
"I love this assortment of gardenias, black calla lilies, and purple orchids because it’s fresh, beautiful, and sure to please even the finickiest recipient. You can arrange the blooms and vines in a vase, or float them in bowls for an exotic look."
These looked gorgeous and smelled amazing!

Vince Melange Sweatpants  ($195)
"What’s better than a pair of Vince sweatpants with a tapered leg and ankle zip that I can dress up or down? Three pairs—so I’m covered when the others are in the wash. I truly live in these pants."

Snow Tubes Polar Express ($149.95)
“I have a sledding hill at my Telluride house, and I’m going to stash some of these durable buffalo plaid snow tubes there for guests who like to go fast and look good doing it.”

Corkicle Canteens ($19.95)
"It may look like a regular water bottle, but when Adam told me this triple-insulated stainless steel vessel—which keeps drinks cold for up to 25 hours and hot for up to 12—is the perfect size to tote a carafe’s worth of rosé, I was sold!"
So sleek and practical!

O Magazine is giving readers a chance to win every item featured in the 2015 Favorite Things gift guide in their 12 Day Give-O-Way sweepstakes that runs from November 30th through December 11th. And there will be twelve lucky winners! To enter, just find the 12 holiday icons scattered throughout the pages of the December issue (there is one for each day of the sweepstakes) and log on to www.oprah.com/12days and type in that day’s special code (found on the icon).

Oprah's Favorite Things 2015, Oprah's Favorite Things Giveaway

Emi Jay Womens I Told My Therapist Night Shirt ($68) (Size S/M fits US size 4 -12)
"While you catch your zzz’s, these supersoft made-in-the-U.S.A. nightshirts (also available in plus size) toss off some zingers." 

LuMee Phone Case ($50) (Case is white and fits iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S)

"Who doesn't need a little extra light for Instagrams and selfies? These phone cases (for iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6) with front-facing LED lights cast a warm glow for a flattering photo every time."

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Photos: Courtesy O Magazine


  1. OMG how amazing would that have been. I have to know, did you all get to walk away with all her fave things like on her show? Did anyone get a car?! Ahhhh! ;o) I'd love to try those chips, I am such a sucker for chips. My utter weakness. And those dog outfits! Again, sucker. Shame my poochie doesn't like wearing them.


  2. Wow, a lot of Interesting things!!!!!
    So inspiring!!!
    xo Paola
    My Facebook

  3. Hello from Spain: great proposals. I love new Barbies fashionistas. Keep in touch

  4. I'm so buying this issue! I used to really love watching her do this on her show:)

    I would really like the Emi Jay shirt:D

  5. So glad you had fun at the blogger breakfast. Oprah is awesome. I watched her show in the past (sadly we didn't run for a long time over here). Awesome giveway. I love the night shirt :) Happy hump day Rowena :)


  6. How cool to be able to attend to this event and she does love to giveaway things awesome you following the same concept doll.

  7. How cool Rowena! Im sure u had lots of fun and it was awesome! The things I soon loved are the Elvis cake and the Barbie Fashionistas, wanna them! xo

  8. Ohhh, can't believe you attended one of Oprah Favourite Things giveaway! I actually love both t-shirt and iPhone case but if I'm made to choose then I'll go with the iPhone case. My dream gift would be skincare or makeup, I'm such a beauty product addict. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  9. Hah, this is so cool :-) Good luck, y'all!

  10. Wow so amazing! What wonderful items too :D


  11. love! i would love the lipglosses and the phone case!

  12. Sounds like you had a blast at the blogger breakfast. If I had a dog, that coat would be on her xmas wishlist, I am sure, lol. How adorable is that.

  13. Those black truffle basket of crisps sound perfect, + we love the Torres brand too. What a lovely time it must have been, I mean, it's hard not to love Oprah! It's great to see those diverse Barbies!
    Luxury Accessories

  14. I so love this!

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  15. awesome giveaway! thanks for letting me know. surely I did everything I could to win!

  16. I love the nightshirt. My dream holiday gift would be the YSL Holiday Collection.

    (Rosie A)

  17. I hope I win. I could use some new things.

  18. How exciting to attend this special event. Lucky you. Thanks for the giveaway. I love that night shirt.

  19. I love getting any sort of clothing, so I would totally choose the shirt!

  20. All of the gifts are amazing! :) I love the night shirt! :)

  21. This is such a fun and wonderful giveaway. I saw Oprah's Favorite Things on Amazon Saturday and I was loving every minute of it Rowena. But I absolutely love how you clearly mapped out the list on your blog. Love this girl.

    Kia / KTS

  22. So nice that you were able to attend this fab event. The two items you are giving away are lovely. Too bad I have an Android.


  23. I really like the nightshirt. My dream gift is an iMac.

  24. I like the nightshirt a lot. The Hip to Be Square collection looks pretty cool, too!

  25. It must had been a fun event:) Oprah has a good taste! I love that 'I told my therapist about you' tee:)


  26. Oh these all sound fun and some look quite tasty and that tee is too funny. What an exciting event to have attended. Very cool. The Hearst building is pretty cool huh.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  27. These items are amazing. I would love any of them but my favorite two I think are the lip gloss set and the snow tubes!

  28. A vacation would be a dream gift! Loving the night shirt :)

  29. i remember watching her favorite things shows...was always envious of the audience!

  30. Sounds like it was such an amazing experience...and I'm loving all these favorites! :)


  31. I think I've been living under a rock because I have never heard of a list or event like this, ha! It sounds extremely interesting, though, and I love the quote on the sweatshirt! Dream holiday gift would either be an extensive holiday trip outside of this country and/or lots of books!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  32. That breakfast and free treats sounds like a lot of fun!! I have to admit that I have mostly forgotten about Oprah since she went off regular TV and I don't pay for upgraded cable. It's good to see she still doing her thing. :) Some of the selections look very nice!

  33. Such a nice giveaway, Rowena! It was really interesting to read about Oprah's fav things and items. I had so much fun reading her feedback on each of them. I am interested in winning the night shirt, as I don't have an iPhone 6. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    P.S.: Check the dates, Rowena, the end date is 10th Nov. Kisses!


  34. I would love the truffle chips and Bruffins! Hmm I might be a little hungry now!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  35. My dream holiday gift would be going to see the Biltmore house all decorated. I really love the Emi Jay Night Shirt !

  36. What? She has a magazine? I had no idea!

    Corinne x

  37. What a fascinating blogger event to have attended - and I had no idea she had a magazine?! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    1. Me either! Oprah is such an admirable woman!! Wouldn't mind trying the Elvis Cake in my Sweatpants by Vice. ;) Thank you so much for your comments, dear Rowena! You're the best!!!

      xoxo Ira

  38. What an awesome blogger event! So jealous. My dream Christmas gift is a Louis Vuitton Carry All Bag--ha! I love the sleep shirt--so funny!

  39. Rowena, I would've been jumping up and down with excitement! You lucky girl :D I always look forward to her list every year. So awesome! OMG'd that Elvis cake and Anastasia lippies.

  40. So many nice goodies. The colourful water bottles are my favourites!


  41. my dream vacation is greece , hawaii , or some beautiful island like tahiti where there is a beautiful ocean
    i like the night shirt

  42. I would love to win the night shirt!

    My dream present would just be a nordstrom gift card so I could go on a mega shopping spree!

  43. I would love the Footnanny Foot Treatments Set and my daughter would love the barbie fashionistas

    Lynsey Buchanan

  44. How cool is that!!! The bread menorah is so cool. Great giveaway, goodluck to everyone.

  45. omgg this is so cool!! i'm screaming rn idk what to choose. Probably luxurious and red lipstick and also the food

  46. How much fun! I would like either the shirt or the phone case. I'm not picky :) thanks for the chance.

  47. My dream gift would be a 1977 Toyota Celica! I would also love to win the night shirt. Thank you so much for the chance.

  48. Oh my gosh I am SO jealous of your experience! How cool!! My dream holiday gifts are candles, fun make up, and nail polish. I'm pretty easy to please :). I'm OBSESSED with that shirt, but I would in no way turn down a cool light up phone case!! So fun for the chance to win any. Happiest of holidays :)

  49. My dream holiday gift would be to go on a tropical vacation with my husband & kids and I'd be happy with either one!

  50. My dream would be a 3 carat diamond. My favorite would be both.

  51. I'd be happy with any of Oprah's favorite things! Both!

  52. So very awesome! Fingers crossed :)

  53. I love the snow tubes polar express and the Vince Melange sweatpants!

  54. love the shirt!! its too cute :)

  55. A dream holiday gift would be a new laptop. I like the night shirt. So cute!
    Michelle Castagne porschepuppy1@gmail.com

  56. My dream holiday gift would be my whole family being content ;P
    I would prefer the nightshirt!

  57. My dream holiday gift would be a vacation to a tropical island somewhere! I would love the nightshirt,so cute :)

  58. I am really exited the most for the Emi Jay Night Shirt!

  59. What an amazing giveaway, thanks so much!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  60. My dream gift would be a trip to the Rocky Mountains. I really love the night shirt.

  61. My dream holiday gift would to do a 6 month tour of Europe! My dream!

    Jasmine P

  62. foot nanny foot treatment looks great, my dream holiday gift is a vacation to a warmer climate

  63. My dream holiday gift is a new rose gold iPhone and I am interested in winning the night shirt.

  64. My dream gift would be a holiday to the beach and I would love to win the Vince sweatpants or the foot nanny treatment

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