Oprah‘s list of “favorite things” is here! And thank goodness gas prices have hit rock bottom and stock markets are sky high because if you wanted to buy all the stuff on this list, it’ll cost you $13,054.
So what’s on the list this year, you ask? Oprah’s book, What I Know For Sure ($25). A ginger beauty and wellness collection ($265). A copper tray and mug set ($365). Dog beds (up to $710).
Taken individually, there are plenty of things to indulge in that don’t cost a ton. But taken together, the list is essentially a sketch of what Oprah wants you to imagine her life is like. She writes letters with fancy ballpoint pens. (Damn your email!) She has tea parties. She cozies up with a good book and puts on foot cream and drinks nice tea. Meanwhile, you’re sitting on the couch in holey pajamas and chipped polish drinking a magnum of cheap pinot grigio and watching Sleepy Hollow. (That doesn’t sound too bad actually.)
The list, like Oprah herself, is an aspirational construct that draws in loyal fans and pushes product.