On Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, the popular Favorite Things edition of Oprah’s show was broadcast.
AC asked CPs to publish short informational reviews of the items on Oprah’s list. They’ll be added as they’re published, so be sure to check in throughout the day.
“A Gratitude Box is a homemade gift that comes from the heart of the giver. It is designed to show the recipient the love, respect and gratitude the giver feels for him or her.” Read more.
“Oprah Winfrey has been showcasing her favorite gifts and gift ideas each holiday season on her popular television show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. One of Oprah’s favorite gifts of all is also one which will cost very little to give, the Gratitude Box.” Read more.
Holiday Hits 2008
“I have to say I was surprised when I came across Holiday hits 2008 on Oprah’s favorite holiday gifts 2008. I was happily surprised to find that it wasn’t a CD to buy, but a CD to download for free directly from the website.” Read more.
“In celebration of the season, Oprah announced on Wednesday’s Favorite Things for 2008 show that she would be offering the Holiday Hits 2008 music compilation on her website.” Read more.
Hot Chocolate Cones
“A hot chocolate cone is simply a clear disposable cake-decorating bag filled with everything you need to enjoy a tasty cup of hot chocolate. Clever and practical, this gift is more likely to be used than re-gifted.” Read more.
“Following in the thrifty tradition of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2008, enjoy these swap party ideas for homemade breads, crafters, scrapbookers, books and toys, and even a re-gifting swap party (please don’t tell my in-laws).” Read more.
“A hot trend during an economic downturn, Oprah even featured Swap Parties on her Oprah’s Favorite Things show. A Swap Party isn’t so much a gift, as a way to get items for yourself and your family that you need.” Read more .
12 Dates of Christmas
“Based on the concept presented in Oprah’s Favorite Holiday Gifts 2008: 12 Dates of Christmas, here are five thrift date night ideas for the holidays.” Read more.
Garden Gift Baskets
“For the past several years, my daughter and I have given gift baskets for many occasions and a Garden Gift Basket can be an appreciated bit of spring during the cold winter season!” Read more.
“Remember all the hard work you put into growing your crop and carefully preserving it this past summer? Well, Oprah does, too.” Read more.
Christina Ferrare’s Holiday Menu
“Christina Ferrare’s Holiday menu, presented as part of Oprah’s thriftiest holiday ever, adds a delicious twist to Thanksgiving.” Read more.
“Pack rats and sentimental types rejoiced when Oprah showcased a unique Christmas present made up of childhood keepsakes called the Treasure Box.” Read more.
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
“David Wroblewski’s novel of a mute boy from a dog training family is no surprise addition to her list of holiday gifts; a powerful Shakespearean story brought to the American plains.” Read more.