Mama’s Favorite Things (Oprah Who?)

(Note: After watching the show today, Oprah opted not to do a Favorite Things Show. Instead, she did stuff about a Having a Thrifty Holiday. She said “Favorites” weren’t appropriate to do this year because there are so many people out of work. I get it. I really do. But I’m sticking with my list anyway.)

Today is Oprah’s Favorite Things show. I’ve gotta admit, I love this particular show as much as the next fan. Who doesn’t love to see what Oprah will have on her list? But I believe that there is enough room in the world for more than one Favorite Things list, so here’s mine. Before you go Christmas shopping this weekend, check these out.
1. The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary DVD(a “this is my all-time favorite” gift)

As a T.V. junkie, I have many favorite shows, but this one is my all-time favorite. They just came out with this DVD set with all of seasons. Hint to the Golfer: I sure hope this is in my stocking this year.

2. Nick + Nora PJ’s: Red Reindogs(a “must have for Christmas Eve” gift)

I’ve had a new pair of PJ’s to wear on Christmas Eve my ENTIRE life. This year will be no different, except now I have to buy my own. I’ll be wearing these year and my boys have the same. (I bought them all at Target.) Yes, we will be matching this year on Christmas morning, except for the Golfer who is being very much of a Scrooge about the whole thing.

3. Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste(an “I care about your dental health” gift)

My mom always put vitamins in my stocking as my “I care about you” gift. The Golfer always had a toothbrush in his. I think I’ll go with my favorite new toothpaste: Tom’s of Maine. It’s all natural and works just as well (if not better) than the usual stuff.

4. Peet’s Coffee: Holiday Blend(“something to keep you warm inside” gift)

I’m not a big Starbucks fan. I’ll go there because it’s convenient, but there coffee is a little too strong for me. I like Peet’s. The Holiday Blend is especially tasty.

5. MAD MEN on DVD(a “for my fellow TV junkies” gift)


Season One is now on DVD. If you haven’t seen the show, you have no idea what you’re missing. It is so good for so many reasons. Jon Hamm is a gift that every woman should be given.

6. M&M’s Premiums: Mint Chocolate(an “I think your sweet” gift)

Do you like Junior Mints? Girl Scout Thin Mints? Then you will totally love these new M&M’s. Beware: the bag is small and you will be tempted to eat the whole thing.


7. Dove Soap: Classic White
(an “I care about your cleanliness” gift)

There’s something about the smell of this classic beauty bar–I love it. And what woman doesn’t love their Campaign for Real Beauty? I’ll buy anything from a company who celebrates the way women really look.

8. OPI Royal Rajah Ruby nail color(an “It’ll make you pretty” gift)

This is such a good fall/winter nail color. It’s a dark ruby that goes with anything. A perfect stocking stuffer.

9. Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Products in Basil(an “it’ll make your house look and smell good” gift)
You’re gonna love how this makes your whole kitchen smell. I love all of the different smells that Mrs. Meyer’s makes, but the Basil fragrance is my new favorite. And knowing that it is safe and earth-friendly makes it even better.

10. Our New President(an “I care about the future of our country” gift)

This gift came early this year. And thank goodness it did.

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