Gifts for Ourselves from Oprah's Fa-vo-rite Thiiiiiiiiiiings List!

It's better to give and to receive this season after all!

Few people can afford to live like Oprah. But the rest of us can treat ourselves to a few of her indulgences from time to time. And now that the star’s out with her annual list of her “favorite things,” we admit we did a little browsing with ourselves in mind. After all, tis better to give and receive! Check out what we’re drooling over (and just generally amused by).

Truffles + Cheese = Yes Please

Pastoral Artistan Cheese, Bread & Wine 

Basically, truffles are the best thing in the world. Cheese is also the best thing in the world. Put them together and you have this set of truffled chevre, pecorino and robiola (starting at $69.99) that we're drooling over. Want. Now! 

Because the Diet Starts January 1 

Santa always gets the cookies, even though we do all the work (shhhhh). We're treating ourselves this year to this Sprinkles cookie dough ($12) after all the presents are wrapped! 

Because Our Cooking Is Totally a Work of Art

Ben Caldwell 

These servers ($175 and $225) are a huge splurge, but they're as much amazing art pieces as they are kitchen tools. They're made of hand-hammered copper, with naturally shed antler points for handles.  

Our Crumb-Filled Laptops Will Thank Us


We've gotten into a very bad habit of bringing our laptops and iPhones into the kitchen as a recipe reference, and then dribbling food all over them as we cook. (Bad, bad, bad!) So we love this alternative: the Qooq touch tablet ($399), loaded with 1,000 searchable recipes, photos and videos to help you along. 

More Juice, Please


If we had a dollar for every time our iPhone ran out of battery at the most inopportune time... well, then we could surely buy this: a colorful Mophie case ($80) that charges at the same time as it protects your phone. 

Jewels for our Head


Why should our necks, wrists, ears and fingers have all the fun of statement baubles this season? We love these attention-getting intricate headbands (from $42.72).  

We're Going Nude

Butter London 

Finally! This set of Butter London nail polishes totally gets that "nude" isn't the same color for every woman on the globe. The "High Tea Collection" ($65) includes eight shades.   

Making the Cut


It's just a fact that food tastes better when you're eating it with the finest utensils. These stainless-and-carbon steel knives ($475) have hot red handles that will add some glam to your steak and potatos.

Because Obvi We Want Our Fuzzy Buddy on a Pillow

Charles Fradin Home  

Sure, it's a splurge, but come on: How fun is this pillow emblazoned with a custom likeness of your pet? Send in a photo, and this company will illustrate it on a linen case to cover a down pillow ($395).  

A Pulled-Together Cozy Look


We don't want to feel constrained when we're running around all season. But we do want to look overly pulled together, and this color-blocked wool sweater ($225) seems cozy and effortlessly chic all at once.  

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.

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