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    If any of you are waiting with bated breath for Oprah to release her Favorite Things list for 2018 (I know I am), here are some of *our* favorite things from across the years of Oprah's favorite things to tide you over:


    1. A Bialetti pasta pot with a strainer built *right into* the lid — and a twist & lock feature so you never lose a single noodle.

    This has over 1,000 reviews, so it's Amazon Reviewer–approved AND Oprah-approved.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in seven colors).

    Promising review: "This is without a doubt the best pasta pot I have ever used. I am Italian, and have been cooking pasta now for over 50 years. Never have I used a pot that was so light, easy to use, incredibly easy to clean up, but most importantly, cooks my pasta perfectly. Yes, when I make thin pasta all I do is tip a little water out at first, then pull back to reset the pasta, and then I can drain it all without losing any pasta. I love this pot, I have been using it now for at least four years. I've recently decided to use it to make popcorn!!! This pot is the bomb, there's nothing I can cook in it that doesn't come out perfectly!!!" —Etyimine

    2. CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara, because it's been a fan-favorite for yeeaaarrss for a reason (it was one of Oprah's favorite things in 2008!) — we're talking 10 times the volume with a single swipe.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.88+ (available in two colors).

    3. Ridiculously cozy slipper socks with a thick sherpa fleece lining to keep your tootsies toasty and rubber soles so you don't go skidding on shiny floors.

    Get them from Amazon for $10.39+.

    Promising review: "My wife's feet are always cold. She has worn alpaca slippers to bed for years. Then I saw these Pudus and decided to try them. They are superior to anything we've ever found. They are snug and the warmest socks/slippers ever. The rubbery stuff on the bottom serves as a non-slip surface without being solid like a shoe sole. They are simply perfect for lounging and sleeping." —Richard Mann

    4. A bottle of Butter London nail polish to deliver gorgeous, chip-resistant color and long-lasting shine *without* DBP or formaldehyde — but *with* calcium and vitamins A, C, and E to protect your nails.

    Get them from Amazon for $15 each (available in 31 shades).

    Promising review: I debated a long time before buying this polish. I love it! I can't tell you how different this polish is. First, the bottle is different. Classy, pretty, and rectangular. The color is gorgeous. One coat of color coats with no streaking. I wear this with a top coat and it lasts weeks with no chipping. This nail lacquer makes my nails and hands look pretty; a simple thing, maybe, but I don't bite my nails or cuticles anymore — it would mess up my nails. I also bought Tea With the Queen, a beautiful neutral shade. I have paid more for Deborah Lippmann polish and there is no comparison. Butter is better!" —Tin Ear

    5. A foldable nine-compartment tote that'll make you finally stop ~wine-ing~ about carrying an assortment of your favorite bottles from the liquor store.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    Promising review: "SOOOO great for shopping and bottle transport — even for jars, etc. from the grocery store. The other one of these I've had for at least 8 years of regular use!!!" —Mermama

    6. A tin of Garrett's Popcorn (Chicago mix, obv), because the liiiines around the block to get hands on these kernels don't lie.

    Personally, my fave mix would be butter and caramel — we'll call that the Maitland mix.

    Choose your size and flavor at Garrett's Popcorn.

    7. A teeny tiny Bluetooth speaker in the shape of an adorable animal that'll release a surprising amount of sound from its tiny body.

    You can also pair them together for even *more* impressive, room-filling sound.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 each (available in 18 animals).

    Promising review: "This speaker is my new favorite thing. It is so small ... fits in your first. Yet the sound is EXCELLENT... far better in terms of both volume and quality than my Samsung phone. This speaker easily rivals the quality and output of a regular sized speaker. And the little animal case is just so cute. Super easy and fast to charge, also. Great value. I'm going to buy another!" —Mama Hen

    8. An Amazon Echo Show that'll combine everything amazing about Alexa with a screen, so you can watch news clips, any video on Amazon, see the weather report, make to-do lists, monitor any security or baby cameras, and so so so much more.

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99.

    Promising review: "Just bought our second one — we love these things! I use it several times every day: First, to play the top news stories while I get coffee. Then to play a song or two while I have breakfast. During the day I use it to 'drop in' for a video chat (the quality is a lot better than FaceTime video) with my kids who are home during the summer. At dinner time we use it as a hands-free timer in the kitchen while cooking. We ask it for quick facts, to tell jokes, or to play a music video or movie from my Amazon library or Amazon Prime channel. I sometimes ask it to do quick math calculations. It's also a great digital photo frame. And we haven't even started exploring the smart home options yet!" —Gun_Will_Travel

    9. A pair of Spanx active compression pants with moisture-wicking fabric and a comfortable high waist, but *no* center seam (aka no ~riding up~ in the front).

    Get them from Amazon for $55.60+ (available in sizes XS–3X and two colors).

    Promising review: "FINALLY I found workout gear I can wear! I don't know who decided that low-rise exercise clothing was a good idea but I would like to punch them in the face repeatedly. I don't want my asscrack showing when I do yoga poses. I don't want my pants falling down when I go running. Low-rise exercise clothing is a scourge on humanity and must be destroyed. These workout pants are made of a light light fabric and are loose at the bottom (as in, they don't strangle your calf/knee area). They have a loose band at the top (they are tight all the way up to the final half inch where there is some give — this keeps you from having dig marks on your waist. And most importantly they are HIGH RISE." —Saba Ngiri

    10. Basically any of the Galaxy pastries available at Williams Sonoma — Oprah especially loves the chocolate lava cake (left) and croissants (right).,

    Everything comes frozen, so you can heat 'em up for bakery-fresh taste whenever you want. You can even heat up the lava cakes in the microwave! And for the laminated pastries (aka anything with croissant-style dough), you just need to let 'em rise overnight, and then bake at home for FLAKY PERFECTION. Reader, I am so hungry right now.

    Check out all the available pastries at Williams Sonoma.

    Promising review: "Friends sent us the classic croissants (Jean-Yves Charon) as a holiday gift. We were surprised at how they ballooned in size, first overnight, then even more in the oven. Delicious. Fresh and hot, better-tasting than our local bakery, and we can always keep them on hand in the freezer. When Williams Sonoma has a sale, they are cheaper than our local bakery too. Be sure always to brush with beaten egg before baking; it gives you a beautiful dark crisp crust, like Paris. We've ordered more!" —Patsy67

    11. A pair of Nike Air Presto sneakers for a truly comfortable (and stylish) look so you can strut your stuff without tiring out your feet.

    Get them from Nike for $120 (available in sizes 5–12 and seven colors; you can also design your own). They're also available on Nordstrom in three colors.

    Promising review: "Every time I think Nike cannot make a shoe more comfortable, they do! These are so comfy I had to get another pair. Like walking on clouds! You wont be disappointed, plus all colors are dope." —Adnama N.

    12. A triple-insulated stemless tumbler to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for far longer; plus, they have spill-proof lids and non-slip silicone bottoms so you stay wine stain-free (even after you've already had two glasses).

    Get them from Amazon for $24.95 each (available in nine colors).

    Promising review: "How I use my Corkcicle wine cup: I use it for coffee in the morning & it keeps the whole cupful hot for a couple of hours! I sip slowly, so this saves me from having to nuke my mug over and over. In the afternoon I use it for tea. Same wonderful warmth & no nuking! In the evening I drink my ice cold cocktail in it. Then I fill with water and place on my nightstand for middle of the night sips. No spills! I hardly use any other cups, mugs, tumblers now that I have this!" —Read by Candlelight

    13. An anti-stress coloring book and neon colored pencil set filled with 75 unique designs to focus your brain and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. I'd imagine running your own Oprah-level empire gets stressful!

    Get the coloring book plus the neon colored pencils from Amazon for $21.69 (you can also get just the coloring book for $9.99).

    Orrr try the Modern Meditation coloring book for focus & creativity from the same creator for $7.66.

    14. A neoprene case that'll make tangled earbuds a relic of the past, because you've got to get those tunes pumping ASAP.

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "Such a simple product that saves me so much hassle of constantly digging through my work bag to find my headphones and then spending another five minutes untangling them. Stocking stuffers for everyone this year!" —Tawnya Scott

    15. Kenneth Jay Lane cubic zirconia earrings in a rhodium-plated brass setting so you can add a touch of vintage glam to every outfit.

    You should know some of the colors are at a maje discount.

    Get them from Amazon for $25.07+ (original price is $89).

    16. A Breville panini press that'll create deliciously brown, crispy outsides and gooey, non-crushed insides for the ultimate sandwich every time. Or the ultimate wrap, quesadilla, croissandwich, or anything else that floats your boat.

    It's compact so it won't take up a ton of counter space, and the nonstick aluminum will ensure all the cheese ends up on your sandwich, NOT burnt on the plates.

    Get it from Amazon for $73.96.

    Promising review: "This is probably the most used kitchen gadget in our house right now. I bought this six months ago and it sat in the box for several months. I even thought 'Why did I buy this? We will never use it.' Boy was I wrong. I took it out of the box one night when I was home alone and made myself a panini from a recipe from a local sandwich shop. My 17-year-old son came in while I was eating it and took a bite. He doesn't cook but immediately asked how to make it. Then one day when he was making one my daughter tried his and she asked him how to make them. It's so easy to use and wipes clean in a cinch. I love how it stores vertically too. My kids use this thing daily now, and I have to stop them from making paninis in order to get them to eat what I cook for supper. Great price too!" —Christine A. Vaal

    17. Peeper's sunglasses for a retro look people will think you spent a lot of money on. They're available in polarized regular sunglasses AND reader sunglasses so you can enjoy a novel in the sun!

    Get them from Amazon for $22 (available in strengths 1x–3x and five colors; non-reader sunglasses available here).

    Promising review: "I purchased four out of the five colors, LOVE LOVE LOVE. These are extremely well made glasses, very stylish. Sun readers that are stylish are very hard to find. I have been looking for a long time, so when I saw these in Oprah's favorite things, I ordered them right away." —Sandra S.

    18. A Ninja kitchen system with a smart base and four different attachments including a classic crushing pitcher for frozen drinks, a 24-ounce single-serve blender cup, a food processing bowl, and a spiralizer.

    All of your blending, spiralizing, pureeing, and chopping needs = taken care of. Get ready to make smoothies, margs, dough, ice cream, snow cones, salsas, dips and sauces, veggie noodles, and anything you've ever dreamed of.

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99.

    Promising review: "I FREAKING LOVE THIS THING! I have to admit that I really only bought it for the spiralizer. I had one that was manual and what a mess. Juice all over the counter, blades to clean, take the thing apart. Well, not with this. No mess, no fuss!!! Then I started using it for smoothies. This sucker is a beast!!!!!! Love it! Worth the money I paid for it." —Jennifer Estrada

    19. A cheeky drink marker set that'll help you stand out from all the other neighborhood wine nights.

    It comes with a wine bottle stopper (we've all been that little guy dunking his head in the bottle, right?) plus six glass markers that hug the stem close (also me).

    Get the set from Amazon for $9.95.

    Promising review: "A friend had these at a wine festival back in the summer, so when I ran across them on Amazon I did not hesitate to snag myself a set! They are a very fun and cute way to distinguish everyone's wineglass, and the bottle stopper always gets a smile from friends and guests." —Bryan Kestner

    20. A 23andMe DNA testing service so you can get the ultimate peek into your family history. Just provide a saliva sample using the kit and send it back for results in 6-8 weeks.

    You can find out if your DNA comes from Neanderthals, find relatives around the world, and see how much of your family history is actually true.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.

    Promising review: "Excellent, and processing didn't take nearly as long as stated. I really did the test to find out some health information, but be aware you may find out some disturbing information. I expected to find some cousins and I actually found two half-brothers! My suspicions about being adopted were confirmed. Unfortunately the brothers would not respond to my messages, but a second cousin did respond. Through her information, I was able to find my biological father. Unfortunately he died about 5 years ago. I haven't confronted my mother yet. She is 83 and I really didn't want to upset her. Through, I found out I also have a half-sister. My story is probably not typical, but it does happen. I've spent 60 years thinking I was an only child." —Amram80

    21. A Philips Sonicare Diamondclean toothbrush for your best checkup at the dentist ever. It has four modes, three intensities, and three different brush heads so you can customize your cleaning to your dental needs. And it has sensors to show you on your smartphone where you missed so you can improve your brushing habits.

    Get it from Amazon for $178.90 (available in three colors).

    22. A 22k gold–dipped necklace to help you show off your zodiac sign in the prettiest way possible.

    Shop the collection from Sequin NYC for $42+ (available in all 12 signs; each sign is also available in five necklace styles and a bracelet style).

    23. A Prepara herb preserver so you're never kept from having more flavorful food just because the basil went limp too quickly.

    If you don't have an herb and veggie garden like Oprah, store-bought is fine.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    24. A KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer that'll be a seriously investment-worthy piece you can hand down to your kids — really, these machines last for-e-ver.

    Get it from Amazon for $249.99+ (available in 48 colors).

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this stand mixer. It is by far the best investment that I have ever purchased for my kitchen. My hobby is baking, and with this mixer everything that I mix up is so much fun and easy to do. I've made many cakes for friends and family, and I always make my own buttercream icing. This product makes it turn out so creamy AND I no longer have to wear myself out using the hand mixer anymore. All I have to do is put my ingredients in and let it do all the work for me. I could give hundreds of reasons why I am so happy that I have this amazing mixer and all the wonderful recipes that I can make with it. I absolutely recommend this product to anyone who enjoys baking. I'm just an amazon fan who likes to let others know what I think about all the things that I purchase to help anyone who may be reading reviews for products they are curious about. If you're thinking about buying one of these stand mixers GO For It!" —Angellesa

    25. A set of seven gourmet hot sauces you can keep in your bag for on-the-go flavor emergencies. The bottles range from mild ones like garlic herb to a crazy hot ghost pepper sauce that'll make anyone sweat.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    Promising review: "I gave this as a Christmas gift to my college age son who happens to love hot sauce. When he opened this on Christmas day, he was extremely pleased. The presentation alone is definitely impressive. He has since tried the hot sauces, and says they are all actually good. So glad it's not just a pretty face!" —Periwinkle Boo

    26. A fan-favorite makeup brush with domed hairs and an angled handle for an airbrushed-looking application and minimal product absorption.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    Promising review: "Seriously obsessed with this brush. Very sturdy handle, great packaging and flawless application. I am a MUA and this is my go to brush now. Love it!" —Lucy T.

    27. A Julep whipped lip mousse vault for anyone whose lipstick collection can NEVER be complete. Even after adding these 25 gorgeous super-pigmented matte colors.

    Get it from Amazon for $249.

    28. A truly classic pair of short Ugg boots — I don't care what you think about the aesthetics of these bbs, they are toasty warm and when it's 13° in January, your toes will be so happy you bought them.

    On Nordstrom *alone* they have almost 6,000 reviews! Plus, this *new and improved* version comes pre-treated to repel water and stains (looking at you, snow and salt).

    Get them from Nordstrom for $159.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and nine colors) or Amazon for $83.72+ (available in sizes 5–12 and 21 colors).

    Promising review: "I wear my Classic Ugg boots all the time in the cold winters of Ohio. They are super comfy and always keep my feet warm. I love that they come pretreated now!" —Suzanne

    29. An all-edge baking pan and a box of Ghiradelli Double Chocolate brownie mix for the chewy-chrunchiest dessert you've ever dreamed of.

    It's also great for anyone who loves the edge of lasagna, ziti, or mac and cheese, too!

    Get them from Amazon: the pan for $35.95 and the brownie mix for $1.79.

    Promising review (for the pan): "I first ran across this pan in a YouTube video Elton Brown had posted about useless kitchen gadgets. While pretty much everything else he demonstrated was in fact useless, he was simply wrong about this pan. The only criticism he could offer was something about how you shouldn't have specialty items in your kitchen. I suppose that's valid if you live in a small apartment, not so much for a normal suburban house. I personally love edge brownies, and intrigued I found the pan here and ordered one. It's cast aluminum, American made, and does exactly what Baker's Edge says it will do. I've had it almost two years now, and I'd buy another in a heartbeat." —B. Sims

    30. A Kindle Paperwhite with a glare-free screen so you feel like you're reading an *actual* book — without having to have to schlep around a heavy 1,000-page volume (looking at you, A Song of Ice and Fire).

    I *also* love my Paperwhite — and it's great for downloading books from Oprah's book club, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99+ (available in black and white).

    Promising review: "I am in love with my Paperwhite! I have always been a big fan of collecting paper books and have always dreamed of owning a massive library of books but as someone with limited funds and who travels and moves a lot, carrying a library from town to town and state to state starts making your husband angry! So, from here forward I will be buying my books from Amazon and getting them in a digital version and I couldn't be happier about it. My last Kindle didn't have the backlight so I had to have a small lamp by the side of my bed which my hubby wasn't the biggest fan of either. Now, this has a gentle light in it that makes reading totally comfortable in all light settings. You can make it very dim or bright and that battery lasts forever!" —Stephanie N Hughes

    31. A machine washable, super-cuddly Jellycat stuffed animal any child will love more than they love you, sorry.

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (check out all the available Jellycat animals options here).

    Promising review: "Jellycats are my son's all time favorite stuffed animals. They are extremely soft and hold up well. I wash and dry them inside a pillowcase in cold water on a delicate setting, and they are as good as new! This lion is adorable and the perfect size for a toddler to sleep with." —Holly Wiese

    32. Philosophy's Hope in a Jar, a much-beloved moisturizer formulated with lactic acid to (gently) exfoliate and remove dead skin cells while adding tons of hydration and radiance.

    When it was one of O's favorite things, Philosphy released it in limited-edition packaging. My only criticism? That batch should have been called 'Hope-rah in a Jar."

    Get it from Sephora or Ulta for $39.

    Promising review: "I had purchased a small jar to try it out because of all of the great reviews, I was a little hesitant given the price but figured it was worth a try. I now can't use any other moisturizer but Hope in a Jar. It's incredibly light and silky, not too heavy and a little goes a very long way." —Kzoc

    33. A Philips Air Fryer for perfectly crispy fries, wings and more with little or *no* oil. How does it work? Rapidly circulating hot air cooks food evenly (and adds crunch). Or it could be magic, idk.

    It has a preset button to memorize settings for your most-cooked foods and the drawer and food basket are both dishwasher safe for super easy clean-up.

    Get it from Amazon for $299.95.

    Promising review: "A grease fire did $90,000 worth of damage to our house. Someone recommended one of these after our loss. It is amazing. Even if I hadn't banned cooking in grease in our house I would still have this over a deep fryer. We use it for, chicken, fries, pizza rolls, frozen burritos, and more. Cooks faster and tastes better than a deep fryer or oven." —Jeff

    34. An extra-large NARS kabuki brush to evenly buff loose powders onto your face *and* neck and décolletage for a flawless finish (and no weird line at your jaw where your foundation ends).

    Get it from Nordstrom or Saks for $70.

    Promising review: "Worth every dollar. Best brush ever. No shedding, and I've had it three years. Evenly distributes my powder. Luxurious soft bristles." —Pompeii

    35. A frozen dessert maker that'll transform any frozen fruit into a delicious ice cream-like treat in just a few minutes.

    It comes with a recipe book to inspire your sweet tooth. Plus, all the parts are removable, making it super easy to clean.

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    Promising review: "Was in the market for a frozen fruit dessert maker, after seeing and tasting some banana frozen dessert made by a friend. After looking around, I came across this one and am really quite pleased. It's quieter and easier to clean than my friend's machine (which I think is probably more well known), and I've used it twice this week already." —Andrew Lim

    36. A 10-piece Le Creuset "Oprah set" so you can set up your whole kitchen with just one purchase. There's a reason so many people love these super durable pots, pans, and Dutch ovens.

    And it's almost 20% off! It comes with a 10 1/4" skillet, 5 1/2-quart Dutch oven, stockpot, saucepan, frying pan, spatula *and* spatula spoon.

    Get it from Le Creuset for $750 (originally $915; available in two colors).

    37. A Dyson Supersonic hair dryer that'll be absolutely worth the splurge — it's super lightweight, but the powerful motor will cut your drying time way down while protecting your hair and keeping it incredibly shiny.

    It comes with three magnetic attachments (two nozzles and one diffuser) that attach and remove with ease, plus a non-slip mat so it won't go tumbling off your smooth bathroom counter.

    This hair dryer also won its price category in our BuzzFeed Reviews test! Check out the full Dyson hair dryer review for all the info!

    Get it from Nordstrom or Sephora for $399 (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "I waited a while before I wrote my review for this dryer since I wanted to make sure that I was as happy with my purchase a few months later as I was when I first purchased it. I’ve had it for about eight months now and I absolutely love it as much as I did the first time I used it. I have long, thick, processed hair and not only does it dry my hair really fast but it leaves it soft and manageable. Not an easy task for my hair. I have also noticed less breakage since starting to use it. I recently visited a friend and used her hair dryer and I was able to tell the difference right away. It’s absolutely worth the price! Think of it as an investment in healthy hair!" —MsYessy

    38. A year-long notepad with a quote for each day to inspire you as you jot down everything on your daily to-do list. Maybe now you'll get as much done as Oprah.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "Great pad of paper for someone who likes to make lists. each page tears off easily. Especially enjoy reading a new quote each time I use another piece of paper. I bought this for myself but it would be such a nice gift for a friend too." —Colleen F.

    39. Tom Ford matte lipsticks for velvety, smooth, and highly-pigmented color and a long-lasting and *comfortable* finish.

    I looooove these lipsticks too, and if I had Oprah-level money I would legit buy every color.

    Get them from Sephora or Nordstrom for $55 each (available in 20 colors).

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best brand for matte lipstick! The best formula! The best pigmentation! Even higher end brands can't compare!!! This worth every penny. Even if the price is higher i would still buy it without a second thoughts." —Duyen Pham

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