Oprah’s Favorite Things – Most Recent, Current List & History

Oprah's favorite things 2023 list current year history

Get ready for a dazzling array of must-haves and delightful discoveries as Oprah Winfrey unveils her handpicked selection of this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things. As a beacon of taste and trendsetting, Oprah’s annual list has become a highly anticipated guide to the best in fashion, beauty, tech, and lifestyle.

Oprah likes to bring a curated collection of items that spark joy, inspire, and promise to elevate your everyday moments. From cozy essentials to cutting-edge gadgets, these are the treasures that have earned Oprah’s coveted seal of approval.

So, whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, treating yourself to a little luxury, or simply curious about what’s making waves in the world of Oprah, check out a sneak below of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2023 as well as a historic look at ALL items over the years! 🎁✨

Please check out Oprah’s website for the full favorite things list!

8 Highlights From Oprah’s Favorite Things 2023:

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Oprah's The Life You Want Book Lover's Journal







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Reverse Seam Marshmallow Crew Neck Lounge Set with Bracelet Sleeve









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Check out Oprah’s website for the full favorite things list!

Oprah’s Favorite Things History

Started in the 1990’s, “Oprah’s Favorite Things” was an annual segment that appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show from the 1990’s to 2008 which aired during Thanksgiving week and was inspired by the holiday song “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music.

Oprah Winfrey shared products with her audience that she felt were noteworthy or that would make a great gift. In addition, the audience members who were lucky enough to be present during the taping of that particular episode received the items from that year’s list….. for FREE. So, as you can guess, it was spectacular.

Since Oprah began her magazine,  O, The Oprah Magazine,   she has a list called “Oprah’s Favorite Things” or sometimes referred to as “The O List”

O, The Oprah Magazine, also known simply as O, is an American monthly magazine founded by talk show host Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Communications. In 2021, Winfrey and Hearst rebranded it as Oprah Daily.

Listed Items by Year from The Oprah Winfrey Show 2002-2010


The first “Oprah’s Favorite Things” show included items in one of four categories: food favorites; beauty and body care; books, music and home; and high-tech discoveries.

The items included on the list were:


The items featured in this episode included:

  • Frontgate’s Portable DVD Player
  • Ralph Lauren Black Label Cashmere Slim Fit Crewneck Sweater
  • Melted Chocolate Cake Batter
  • Greenberg Smoked Turkeys
  • Barefoot Dreams Robes, Adult throws
  • Cliff and Buster Macaroons
  • The Gingerbread Man by Philosophy
  • Pure Simplicity Pumpkin Purifying Mask
  • Davies Gates Allspice Cinnamon Powder Sugar Soak
  • O, The Oprah Magazine
  • MAC Cosmetic Carrying Case
  • Nike Dri-FIT Workout Outfit
  • FoodSaver Vac 800 by Tilia, Inc.
  • Cambio Jeans
  • BlackBerry Wireless E-mail Device
  • Frederic Fekkai Crème Luxeuse, Apple Cider Clean
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • UGG Classic Short Boots
  • Judith Ripka Two Necklace
  • Philip Stein Teslar Watch
  • Sony DCR-DVD200 Handycam
  • The Neiman Marcus Cookbook[4]


The audience for the 2004 episode consisted of teachers.

Items included on the list were:

  • Quilted Jacket and Cashmere Scarf by Burberry
  • Dell 30″ Wide-Screen LCD TV
  • Bourjois Lip Products
  • Eileen Fisher Waffle-Weave Merino Stretch Zip Cardigan and Pant
  • Maytag Neptune Top-Load Washer and Drying Center
  • Lollia Lifestyle Collection
  • Hand-Blown Crystal Champagne Glasses by Deborah Ehrlich
  • Dooney & Bourke Leather Duffle Bag
  • Miraval Resort and Spa – Life in Balance
  • Orbitz
  • Apple Bottom Jeans by Nelly
  • Museum Automatic Arte Watch by Movado
  • Gourmet Florida Key Lime Bundt Cake Archived 2011-08-06 at the Wayback Machine by We Take The Cake
  • VIETRI Water Garden Tea Service
  • SpecialTeas Fine Tea Gift Certificate
  • Williams Sonoma Home Bedding
  • The Magellan RoadMate 700
  • Dell Pocket DJ
  • OfficeMax Gift Certificate
  • Sony VAIO S260 Notebook computer
  • BeBe Winans’ A Christmas Prayer CD & Starbucks Gift Card[5]


In 2005, the audience for the taping of the Oprah’s Favorite Things episode consisted of volunteers from Hurricane Katrina.

The listed items were:

  • Philip Stein Teslar Diamond Watch
  • Burberry Coat
  • Burberry Purse
  • UGG Australia‘s Uptown Boot
  • Tin of CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn from Garrett Popcorn Shops
  • The Apple iPod
  • “The Oprah Sweater” by Ralph Lauren
  • Pure Color Cords
  • Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
  • BlackBerry 7105T from T-Mobile
  • Brownies from Moveable Feast Geneva
  • Nike Free 5.0 iD
  • Kashwere Shawl Collar Robe
  • Croissants from Williams-Sonoma
  • Hope in a Jar from Philosophy
  • “Grace” Basket from Philosophy
  • Oatmeal Cookie Dough from Fox & Obel Market
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show 20th Anniversary Collection DVD
  • Sony VAIO FJ Notebook[6]


In 2006, Oprah’s Favorite Things episode was a bit different in that the audience members each received a credit card valued at one thousand dollars. Each audience member also received a camcorder and was given instructions to use the money to do something kind for someone else while using the camcorder to videotape the good deed.


The Favorite Things show aired on November 20, 2007.


This year Oprah had an “Oprah’s Favorite Things for Summer” episode in May 2008.

The usual show aired November 26, 2008, one day before Thanksgiving; however, due to the nation’s economic difficulties (Winfrey said that she could not in good conscience give away lavish gifts in such a time of economic trouble), this year’s episode would be entitled “How to Have the Thriftiest Holiday Ever!”

Gift ideas, many of which were submitted by viewers, included:

  • Gratitude boxes, filled with notes of gratitude from various people
  • “Oprah’s Holiday Hits” compilation album (given away for free on the show Web site)
  • Treasure boxes filled with mementos
  • Hot chocolate cones
  • Regifts (a.k.a. “swap parties”), exchanging unwanted used items of your own for others’ used items you would be more likely to use
  • Gift baskets that include fruits and vegetables from your own garden
  • Time with a loved one
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, a book by David Wroblewski

There were also additional gift ideas listed in “The O List” in the December 2008 edition of O, The Oprah Magazine. The list consisted of items that cost under $100.


The Huffington Post broke a story in November 2009 that, for the first time in several years, there would be no Oprah’s Favorite Things episode. This turned out to be true; no reason was explicitly given for the cancellation, though the recession that had been taking place the year prior and that had served as the impetus for the low-budget Favorite Things that year was still ongoing at the time.[10] However, Oprah held a sweepstakes in December 2009 that gave away prizes from past Favorite Things collections. The sweepstakes winner was announced and posted on the Oprah website.[11]


Oprah Winfrey’s biggest Favorite Things show to date, entitled Ultimate Favorite Things, aired on Friday, November 19, 2010. A second edition aired the following Monday, November 22. It was the final Favorite Things in its original format.

The list of products given away in the “Ultimate Favorite Things” included:

The second day’s Favorite Things list included:




Oprah’s O Magazine – oprahdaily.com



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