- Fiza Pirani The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Oprah Winfrey has released her 2017 favorite things just in time for those early bird shoppers and it’s her longest inventory ever, complete with a gratitude jar, genetics test and pizza oven.
According to the magazine’s creative director Adam Glassman, he and editor-at-large Gayle King spent the year scouting items for the favorites list and made sure to include something for everyone — men, women, pets and kids. Winfrey made the final decisions.
“What Oprah always challenges us to do is to find some new brands, some indie brands, mom-and-pop kind of brands. We always have a fabulous mix of tried and true, and big people, but we also like to infiltrate new brands and also brands made in the USA,” Glassman told the Associated Press.
This year’s gift guide also features a variety of price points, including a $2,000, 55-inch Samsung “The Frame” TV that literally “transforms your TV into a work of art” and a $199 double hammock.
But you’ll also find $8 earbud cases, free downloads of her Super Soul Conversations podcast and more affordable gifts.
The 102 items on Oprah’s list are currently at Amazon.com/Oprah and on their company websites. Some items are already sold out on Amazon, but check back again for restocks.
“I’m grateful somebody came up with the Gratitude Glass Jar. It includes 365 cards so your family can take turns jotting down notes about things they truly appreciate. At the end of the year, everyone can gather for a celebration of whatever is on those cards.” — Oprah Winfrey
“The Echo has come a long way, baby! Alexa now shows and tells with its new built-in screen. Check out videos, Amazon content, home security cameras, photos, shopping lists, and more. If you buy one for you and one for a friend, you save $100 and get more opportunities to connect.” — Oprah Winfrey
“This bike is a monochromatic masterpiece, a work of art that truly moves you—its two gears shift automatically. It's light and made to last, with a basket built into the frame. You can choose from eight shades, but I can't wait to ride my brand-new white one around Santa Barbara.” — Oprah Winfrey
Purchase this item at martonecycling.com.
“The 12 letters bound into this keepsake book prompt kids to tell their stories, make lists, draw pictures, and fantasize about who they'll become. A lovely gift for them, and maybe one day for their children.” — Oprah Winfrey
Purchase at chroniclebooks.com.
“It's no secret that this country is deeply divided. But here's one thing we can all agree on: Every woman needs a good shower cap! These turban-style numbers have quick-dry fabric and a waterproof lining.” — Oprah Winfrey
Purchase at louvellewear.com.
"The gingham biscuit tin is made of recycled metal, and the toy of recycled yarn. But suppose for a moment that your dog doesn't care about that. How's this: The box is filled with country bacon treats, and the rope toy is a blast." — Oprah Winfrey
Purchase at harrybarker.com.
“Rescue your favorite scatterbrains with this Bluetooth tracker card that's stashed in a wallet. When he misplaces his wallet, the free Orbit app will help him find it. And if she loses her phone, she can just press the button on the card and follow the ring.” — Oprah Winfrey
Purchase at findorbit.com.
“Actually, that's a kit that turns your outdoor grill into a gourmet pizza oven. It's also perfetto for the foodie in your life.” — Oprah Winfrey
Purchase at shop-usa.bakerstonebox.com.
“Spoiler alert, Beyoncé: Your present's been selected. These seven hot sauces range from mild to uh-oh, so naturally they're designed to look like sticks of dynamite.” —Oprah Winfrey
Purchase at thoughtfully.com.
“People spend the best years of their lives either trying to untangle their charger cords or track down missing earbuds. Here's a well-priced way to give the gift of sanity (and organization).” — Oprah Winfrey
Purchase at mytagalongs.com.
“We all want to be able to picture where we came from, so why not give a friend a genetic test that provides some answers? The good news: You're probably not related to Attila the Hun. The bad news: You're probably not part of George Clooney's family, either.” — Oprah Winfrey
Purchase at 23AndMe.com.