While we cannot claim to be one with the cult of Oprah, that sure didn't stop us from looking through every single item on her list of Favorite Things for this year -- all of the 50-plus odds, ends, and assorted thingies she honors with her endohhhhrsement.
Every holiday season since 1996, O has signed off on everything imaginable from cars and cheeses to ponchos and candles. For our 2012 shopping excursions, Oprah recommends peanut butter, luxury skincare products, and a mattress, among other goodies. Of course, not everything is worth hunting down (or even pushing through the enter-to-win process). That's why we've sifted through to unearth the gems and leave behind the losers.