Although making it onto Oprah Winfrey's annual favorite things list is the ultimate seal of approval, not all of us can afford the items that cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Thankfully, among the 49 of her favorite things listed this year, there are items below $50. Interested in getting a loved one a gift? Check out some of the more affordable picks from Oprah!
The "Oprah's Favorite Things" episodes featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show started back in 2002, when audience members were showered with goods and services. So popular the segments were, in fact, that the giftees were practically orgasmic when informed of the contents of their more-than-generous goodie bags.
Oprah's last show airs today, and since we've already taken a look back at some of her most memorable beauty moments, let's now take a gander at some of the beauty products she counted amongst her favorites over the years.
Of course, Oprah wouldn't let her last "Favorite Things" episode go out without a bang — she's not hosting just one show, but two! We got to see a number of the daytime host's favorite geeky things on Friday, but today, she concludes the gift-giving spectacle with a few more surprises. See the rest of Oprah's Favorite Things here!
If you haven't already heard the hysterical screams coming from a certain Chicago television studio, the two-part (and last-ever) episode of Oprah's Favorite Things 2010 aired last Friday and today. Between luxe items like a VW Beetle, Caribbean cruise, and diamonds, Oprah also gave away quite a few healthy living gifts — she needed something to balance out her favorite mac and cheese and croissants! Check out which fitness, healthy food, and wellness items Oprah is buying this year.
- Nike "Free Run+" Shoes ($85). Oprah has officially joined the barefoot running trend, and likes Nike Free Run+ shoes because they "strengthen the muscles in your feet, are the next best thing to being barefoot, and weigh next to nothing." Besides the great technology that went into these Nike kicks, we love them because they look good, too.
- Lululemon Relaxed Fit Pants ($98). Who doesn't love lululemon? From hiking to yoga, Oprah especially loves these pants because they make her look good! "I've got to tell you," Oprah said on the show, "anything that cuts your butt in half should be your favorite thing too!"
- A Course in Weight Loss by Marianne Williamson ($20). This book explains the connection between spirituality and weight loss, teaching readers to focus holistically on how they lose the weight and not how quickly they are doing it.
- Breville Panini Press ($100). Oprah loves her Breville panini press so much that it's a go-to gift that she gives to her friends. We love it because it's a healthy way to grill up a quick meal without the need for lots of oil or butter.
To find out what healthy gifts Oprah gave on her Favorite Things: Part 2 and see a video of the audience freaking out, read more
Yesterday, Sugar HQ gathered in front of the warmth of the TV to watch part one of Oprah's Favorite Things episode. Although Oprah gifted a ton of beauty, fitness, and health products, she also gave her audience a few tech treats to head into 2011 prepared. Find out what they are here, and check back on Monday for more. Yes, there's a part two!
Oprah surprised her guests on Friday's show with a What's Cool for Summer special. Similar to her spectacular favorite things show for the holidays, Oprah showcased all her favorite picks for summer, and yes, the crowd went wild. To see some of of her geeky must haves for the summer months, check out this slideshow!