Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012: Winfrey Releases Annual List After Two Year Hiatus

Oprah’s Favorite Things are back!

The famous talk show host posted 48 soon-to-be out of stock items on her website today. Oprah’s Favorite Things will also be published in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, and will be the focus of a two-hour prime time special on November 18 on OWN.

The website reads:

“Oprah picked and planned, tasted and touched, sniffed and snuggled her way through hundreds of items. Pick up O‘s December issue—on newsstands Nov 6—to learn how you can win them all!”

Entertainment Weekly reports that this is the first “Favorite Things” list that Oprah has released since she stepped down as the queen of daytime TV.

The list includes electronics, beauty supplies, clothes, jewelry and even electric scooters. The items range in price from about $10 for a Josh Grobin CD to $5000 for a Bose VideoWave TV. In 2010, the last year that Oprah compiled a Favorite Things list, she gave out cars and diamond watches to her audience. Oprah will be giving away some of her favorite things this year but you’ll have to pick up the December issue of O to figure out how to win.

Here’s a look at some of Oprah’s Favorite Things.

Microsoft Surface Tablet

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“The Surface, Microsoft’s first tablet, feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people! The full-size keyboard built right into the cover makes work easy, the very smart kickstand makes watching a movie or Skyping a friend a delight, the less than a pound-and-a-half weight makes a great alternative to a laptop, and the many other features make it fun for work and play. Now, that’s a wowser!” – Oprah

Jetson E-Bike

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“One charge of this sleek-looking electric bike’s “green” battery provides 40 miles of easy riding, but you can also pedal—which recharges the battery, gets you some exercise, and keeps you away from the gas pump.” – Oprah

Fancy Feat Pet Canister And Bowl

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“What do you get for the dog that reads Architectural Digest? This recycled-steel canister and stoneware bowl in a traditional toilet pattern.” – Oprah

Hotel Collection Bedding


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“I’m a sucker for freshly pressed white sheets and cozy down, and this 600-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheet set is sensational for anyone who loves to hang out in bed.” – Oprah



“Don’t you just love a good gadget? No need for an ice bucket when you pull the ‘corkcicle’ out of the freezer and insert it into any bottle of wine that needs to stay cool. Talk about chilling!” – Oprah

You can see the full list here.

Are you happy that Oprah’s Favorite Things List is back?