Oprah's Favorite (Affordable!) Gifts
Hope in a jar, five of Oprah's favorite books, and the best turkey you'll ever taste.
O, The Oprah Magazine |
October 29, 2010
"I don't know what I love more, my bathtub or my bed," says Oprah. "I do know this collection of six different bath oils gives me permission to kick back and relax. The scent I use most? It's a tie between White Jasmine & Mint and Grapefruit."
$65 for 250 mL | jomalone.com
"Every time I massage in a dab of this moisturizer, I feel like I'm giving my face a drink of water. It exfoliates, it hydrates, it keeps hope alive."
$15 to $100, depending on size
"I win the record for most cupcakes given in a single year. If you're sick I send them, if you're well I send them. If you lose a job I send them, if you get a new job I send them. If you have a baby—if you want a baby—whatever's going on, the cupcakes are coming!" - Oprah
Starting at $55 for 9 cupcakes
These are five of my favorite books: Stillness Speaks and A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle; To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee; The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison; and my latest book club pick, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski. I recommend any or all as great Christmas gifts, and I hope you're as inspired and moved by them as I am.
$9 to $14 each | Amazon.com
Ingenious online software lets you use your own photos to create customized Visa gift cards.
$10 to $250, plus $5.95 for each card | giftcardlab.com
"This is an online publishing center that allows you to upload your photos and write captions for each; you can preserve your memories and record your legacy in one beautiful book."
Starting at $35 | heritagemakers.com
"This gorgeous turkey is made in an old-fashioned brick smokehouse with a dry rub of fresh, earthy spices and pure hickory wood. Sam Greenberg uses the same technique his grandfather taught his father 70 years ago, and he ships it fully cooked and ready to serve. This is hands-down the best turkey I've ever tasted; it's mmm-mmm smokin'!"
Starting at $30.80 for 6 pounds | gobblegobble.com
"Felix Doolittle makes my all-time favorite stationary! These personalized cards are perfect when you want to drop someone a quick (but incredibly cute) note, and they can be made in your choice of nearly 200 designs."
$125 for 25 personalized cards plus envelopes | felixdoolittle.com
"After experimenting with this little panini maker, you'll be ready to head to Milan and get a job at any trattoria. I've ordered dozens for friends—Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got one as a housewarming present."
$119.95 | williams-sonoma.com
"The only jams I have in my house are Sarabeth's. I love every flavor she makes, but the orange-apricot marmalade is the one I reach for first."' '—Oprah
$35 | Sarabeth.com
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