From a $2,000 TV that turns into a painting to $50 blueberries, here are a few of Oprah's favorite things that are probably way over your budget.
Oprah Winfrey released her longest Favorite Things holiday gift list ever Thursday, packed with 102 of her favorite items for men, women, pets and kids. But what Oprah thinks is cool isn't necessarily affordable for most Americans.
While there are some freebies on the extensive list, buying every item without would set you back $13,000-$14,000.
The annual list for the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine features items ranging from free downloads of her podcast to a $2,000 55-inch television that can morph into a painting. The products were originally discovered by the magazine's editor, Gayle King, and creative director Adam Glassman, before Winfrey put her official stamp of approval on each item.
"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 said.
Here are TooFab's picks for 6 of the most outrageously expensive items on the list.
"Can you believe this is a television? Finally, a way to get rid of the black screen. The Frame transforms your TV into a work of art," said Winfrey. "You select the frame, the layout, and the painting or photograph, either from a large gallery of choices or your own album. Program it and prepare to be amazed."
While most people sleep in old t-shirts and boxers, O suggests lounging in these pricey threads.
"One of our editors wore this oxford cotton sleep shirt to the office with sandals and looked terrific," Oprah said of this item. "I'd relax in it at home or wear it as a cover-up. There might even be a few people who'd actually sleep in it."
"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," O explained.
$70 for a chicken pot pie?! Let Oprah explain:
"I found this chicken pie on Cape Cod years ago, and it's still the closest to homemade I've ever tasted," she said. "The hand-crimped crust is flaky, the filling is jam-packed with hand-pulled meat, and the people who make them are clearly doing so with love."
"I heat up milk and then reach for my frother every morning, but it turns out you can do both with one machine: this beautifully designed espresso maker in brushed stainless steel. The frothing system makes it easy to do foam art, if you're so inclined," Winfrey said.
Yes, $50 for fruit you could get from your local grocery store for a fraction of the cost.
"My new definition of everyday luxury: a five-pound box of organic wild blueberries frozen within 24 hours of harvest from Josh Pond Farm in Maine. Add them to yogurt, pancakes, or salads, or turn them into sorbet, because (1) wild blueberries are sky-high in antioxidants and (2) they're zero Weight Watchers points," Winfrey said.