It’s Oprah Winfrey’s birthday, and if you’re at a loss as to what to get her, look no further than her 2015 “favorite things” list, where she’s already picked out the stuff she likes. How convenient! Here are 13 items that will make Oprah’s big day extra special.
Endorsed by the queen of selfies, Kim Kardashian, and approved by DT’s mobile team, the LuMee smartphone case adorns the front of your phone with an array of bright LED lights that add a glow to your selfies. You can also adjust their intensity to reach that perfect balance between too dark and overexposed.
The case has ample room for tablet, smartphone, and all the accompanying accessories including chargers and headphones. A removable strap turns it into a “chic” (Oprah’s word, not ours) purse (never mind that Nordstrom classifies it as a men’s product). “It’s the perfect combo of pretty and practical,” she says.
“Even an amateur can get flawless results with this nonstick, dishwasher-safe device, which has a built-in sensor to adapt cooking time to the thickness of any meat,” Oprah says. We couldn’t agree more: The OptiGrill earned our Editors’ Choice award, and we praised it for its easy cleanup. And before you question if she really does cook, she does, says her BF, Stedman Graham.
Fujifilm Instax Share (SP-1)
The Instax Share printer pairs analog instant film photography with modern digital smartphones. Using Fujifilm’s Instax instant film, you can make Polaroid-like prints of photos from your phone’s camera roll. The companion app is available on iOS and Android, and from our experience, it’s a fun (albeit pricey) way to get those photos off your phone or tablet.
You can get her an automatic breadmaker.
Apple Rose Gold iPhone 6S and 38mm Watch
You know who loves Apple’s latest color? Hint: Oprah. She says rose gold is a color she loves to wear. Interestingly, despite her massive bank account, she prefers the cheaper Sport version of the Apple Watch to the 18-karat gold variant. She’s just like us, y’all!
Have you ever tasted fresh pasta? OMG, you’ll never eat that stuff out of a box again. But who has time to mix and knead the dough? The Avance from Philips, that’s who.
The Amazon Echo was our 2015 Home Product of the Year. It’s more than a Bluetooth speaker: With Alexa (Siri’s cousin from the Pacific Northwest), you can control the lights in your home, hear the current weather, or stream tunes from your Amazon Music playlists. With an open software development kit, expect to see more third-party support in the near future. Oprah’s verdict: “love it!”
If you’re a fan of the single-serve coffee concept but want something more refined than a Keurig K-cup, consider the ones from Nespresso, which are capable of serving large-sized coffees and teeny cups of espresso. Oprah uses it to serve coffee in her office, although we doubt she’s the one doing the actual serving.