Her Product Inspired 'Oprah's Favorite Things,' But A Business Mistake Cost Her Everything

Karen Neuburger opens up about the mistake that cost her millions.

In 1996, Oprah fell in love with a pair of pajamas.

She wore them frequently around her own house during the day, she gave them away to countless friends as gifts and she couldn't stop raving about the soft comfort of this unique sleepwear. Other people simply had to know about these PJs, Oprah thought, and soon enough, "Oprah's Favorite Things" was born.

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One pair of pajamas inspired "Oprah's Favorite Things," which has been going strong for nearly 25 years. The person behind the PJs, however, didn't have a storybook ending.
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One pair of pajamas inspired "Oprah's Favorite Things," which has been going strong now for nearly 25 years. The woman behind those PJs, however, didn't have her own storybook ending.

Karen Neuburger, a former fashion industry executive, created the very first set of PJs for herself after the birth of her second child. Friends became fans, then Oprah became one, and the pajamas' popularity took off. By 2004, Karen's business -- KN Karen Neuburger -- was reportedly worth $100 million.

You'd think that selling all those pajamas would have turned Karen into a millionaire herself, but as she revealed to "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" recently, that wasn't the case.

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Karen was floating on air when her business began to take off. But when a big order came in, she needed help and signed documents without understanding what she was really giving up.
Courtesy of Karen Neuburger

Things began to go downhill after Karen received a particularly large order that she knew she'd have trouble filling herself.

"I got a big order -- a single order -- for about $400,000. That was way over my capacity," she says. "I went to a friend who I had worked for, and he had everything I needed. He had a big warehouse, he had a big business at the time. So, he was willing to make a deal."

That deal, however, ended up being Karen's professional unraveling.

"He became my partner, but he was adamant that he have controlling stocks," she continues. "In other words, he owned more of the company than I owned."

“I started off badly, and it did nothing but get worse.”

Desperate to fulfill her order at the time, Karen agreed… despite not having a clear understanding of what she was signing. 

"What I didn't pay enough attention to is anything that had to do with legal matters -- boards, the stocks and shareholders -- I didn't understand any of that," she now admits.

Rather than reviewing the documents with her own lawyer, Karen made the million-dollar mistake of using the other's side's lawyer instead.

"I did not bring my lawyer. I used his lawyer," she says of her business partner. "He made his corporate lawyer available to me for documents. So, I started off badly, and it did nothing but get worse."

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Not only did Karen lose the company she started out of her own kitchen, but she also lost the rights to use her own name in business ever again.

In 2009, Karen lost KN Karen Neuburger to her business partner after a two-year legal battle. She no longer retains any ownership over the company or the use of her name in business. Effectively, Karen Neuburger cannot use her own name in business ever again.

"I can call myself Karen Neuburger, but for a business? I cannot use it for business," she says.

In 2011, Karen's business partner sold KN Karen Neuburger to an Israeli company called Delta Galil. Although Karen has worked as a consultant for Delta Galil in the past and retains a positive relationship with the company, she received no money when a pair of KN pajamas are sold.

In the video below, Karen speaks out about her grief over losing the rights to her name and opens up about the latest business venture she is a part of. Though she tells Oprah that she is happy now, Karen adds that some of the grief of her experience hasn't gone away.

"This is hard for me, still," Karen admits. "This was my baby, and it was good."

"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated that Delta Galil is an Iranian company. It is an Israeli company.

Oprah's Favorite Things
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Cushy Dog Beds(02 of 87)
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Puppy Love
"These cushy dog beds, made with hypoallergenic fiberfill, have washable covers printed with custom portraits. Small dogs, like my Sadie, Sunny, and Lauren, prefer beds with bolster sides; large ones, like my Luke and Layla, are partial to flat." -- Oprah

Originally $445 to $710, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Golden Beats By Dr. Dre Set(03 of 87)
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Going For The Gold
"These Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless headphones and the matching Beats Pill (a.k.a. speaker) in glossy gold make me want to get my dance on. And we're the first magazine to have them! Both items are Bluetooth enabled and shockingly lightweight -- and will sound as good as they look for years to come." -- Oprah

$700 NeimanMarcus.com
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Big O Key Rings And Card Cases(04 of 87)
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Grab And Go
"I would like this O Key Ring and Ossential card cases even if they were called something else. The ring slips over your wrist and connects to a scratch-resistant leather case that holds your credit cards and money. Perfect for running errands without lugging around a big bag." -- Oprah

Big O Key Ring, $55 O-Venture.com
Ossential and Big Ossential Card Cases, $65 and $75 each O-Venture.com
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What I Know for Sure By Oprah Winfrey(05 of 87)
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Moments Of Truth
"What I know for sure is that I'll never stop asking myself, What do I know for sure? This compilation, collected and updated from the column I've been writing for this magazine since 2000, is packed with my very personal answers." -- Oprah

$25 Us.Macmillan.com
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Ginger Beauty And Wellness Collection(06 of 87)
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Triple Play
"When it comes to gifts, three is the perfect number -- generous without being overwhelming. Which is why I love this set, featuring pink Fijian ginger three luxurious ways: as a powdered tea, a body scrub and a bath soak." -- Oprah

Originally $265, now 10 percent off with code OPRAH
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Deluxe Vine And Bloom Box(07 of 87)
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Bloom Box
"It's gardenia heaven in a beyond-elegant box: two dozen flowers and two dozen vines, grown in Hawaii and California. Arrange the petals in water-filled bowls for a dramatic look, and place the vines in a vase for a scent that lasts long after the blooms have gone." -- Oprah

Originally $189, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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French Bistro Coffee Mug(08 of 87)
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A Cup Above
"I've gone through many, many mugs, and I've finally found the One. This green earthenware cup is large enough to hold just the right amount of tea, but still fits comfortably in my hands." -- Oprah

Originally $120 for set of four, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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No Matchy-Matchy Initial Stud Earrings(09 of 87)
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Letter Perfect
"These initial stud earrings make a perfect present for the teen on your list. In fact, all the girls at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy are getting them for their birthday. Buy individual letters in white or yellow gold, with or without diamonds, and jump on the nonmatching trend." -- Oprah

Originally $80 per earring without diamonds, $150 with diamonds, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Sheepy Fleece Robe(10 of 87)
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Wrap Star
"You all know I love a good robe, and this supersoft, super-affordable, super-cuddly one is great for opening presents on Christmas morning. It comes in 17 colors, including the brights shown here." -- Oprah

Originally $84 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Copper Tray And Mug Set(11 of 87)
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Good Libations
"Not like I need an excuse to enjoy a Moscow mule, but this tray and six-mug set, handmade in Mexico with hammered recycled copper, makes cocktail hour extra special." — Oprah

Originally $365, now 10 percent off with code OPRAH
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Classic Plain Travel Collection(12 of 87)
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Flight of Fancy
"This handmade Italian leather wallet lined in silk and suede is a sanity saver. It's got a separate passport cover, compartments for foreign currency, and two leather luggage tags -- all in a vividly colored 5½-by-9-inch package, so it'll never get lost in your purse." -- Oprah

Originally $289, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Petal Lane "Be Bright" And "Surprise And Delight" Magnet Boards(13 of 87)
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How inspirational are these magnetic boards, inscribed with phrases like surprise and delight? So inspirational that OWN president Sheri Salata and I use these very words when we're dreaming up new programming for the network.

Originally $65 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Yoga Tablet 2 Pro(14 of 87)
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Screen Gem
"You can hold, hang, stand and tilt this tablet developed by Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher. But the real star power? It includes a projector, so you can convert your living room wall into an instant home theater." -- Oprah

Originally starting at $500, now 10 percent off and a free case with code OPRAH
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Butter Trio(15 of 87)
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Butter Me Up
"What could be better than the gift of non-ashy skin? This Comfort Zone body butter was on The O List earlier this year, but I thought it would make a lovely present with Lumene's Arctic Spa Body Butter and Lather's Bamboo Lemongrass Body Crème, which I also tried and loved." -- Oprah

Originally $93, or sold individually, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
Lumene's Arctic Spa Body Butter, $15 DooBop.com
Bamboo Lemongrass Body Crème, $22DooBop.com
Comfort Zone Body Butter, $56DooBop.com
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Ballpoint Pens(16 of 87)
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Do the Write Thing
"Handwritten notes may be going the way of the dodo bird, but I still treasure receiving them. Rage against the email (or at least rebel a little) with these refillable black ink ballpoint pens, sheathed in sophisticated color-block enamel." -- Oprah

$36 each KateSpade.com
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Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art(17 of 87)
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Photo Op
"Picture this: You can upload 30 photos, then have them printed in a heart-shaped collage and framed. It's the ultimate personal, distinctive gift for your loved ones (or yourself!)." -- Oprah

Starting at $42 with frame Minted.com
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Foot Cream And Sock Gift Set(18 of 87)
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Heal Your Heels
"Gloria L. Williams (a.k.a. the Footnanny) used to work at the Harpo spa in Chicago, and her foot cream is fantastic. I think it penetrates best if you slather it on and wear socks so the satiny concoction can soften your skin overnight. She created this cream-and-sock set for you." -- Oprah

Originally $144, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Nate Berkus at Target Dessert Plate Set(19 of 87)
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The Plate Show
"Desserts get more decadent when you serve them on these gold-rimmed plates designed by my friend Nate Berkus. At $20 for a set of four, it's a whole lot of style per dollar." -- Oprah

$20 Target.com
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Vineyard Cuff Links(20 of 87)
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On The Cuff
"As a frequent white-shirt wearer, I like anything that jazzes up a button-down. And these elegant cuff links, customizable in 32 colors, two fonts, and a gold or silver monogram and bezel, do the trick." -- Oprah

$68 MoonAndLola.com
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Eyewear Case(21 of 87)
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Outta Sight
"I have lots of eyewear, so I'm counting on these lacquered cases to keep me organized. They come in eight cool colors, and the cushy interior is designed to hold up to eight pairs of glasses." -- Oprah

Originally $250, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Lurin Long Pajama Set(22 of 87)
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Lounge Act
"Y'all know I love my pajamas -- and this relaxed, menswear-inspired set is truly like a second skin. Made of extra-soft jersey, it's the perfect thing for hanging around the house." -- Oprah

Originally $155, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Tea Ritual Set(23 of 87)
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The Big Steep
"This set has everything you need for teatime: a teamaker, two glasses (I lobbied hard to get the extra-large size exactly right!), and Teavana Oprah Chai tea. Well, almost everything -- splash of almond milk not included." -- Oprah

Originally $90, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH. For each purchase, $4 will be donated to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.
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Ultimate Welcome Home Basket(24 of 87)
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I've Got You, Babe
"Jimmy Kimmel, cover your ears; everyone else, listen up! I found the perfect baby gift: this basket of 100 percent organic cotton baby gear, in three stripey color palettes. I'm getting one for guess who's new daughter." -- Oprah

Originally $125, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Edward Bess Black Sea Precious Pearl Perfector(25 of 87)
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Dream Cream
"I use this face potion -- infused with crushed pearls -- and get absolutely luminous results. A primer, highlighter and anti-aging cream in one, the velvety multitasker (by one of my favorite cosmetics makers, Edward Bess) will get you glowing." -- Oprah

$78 BergdorfGoodman.com
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Complete Holiday Candle Collection(26 of 87)
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Wax On
"I have Lafco candles all over my house, and I can't wait to try these in wintry scents like Tree and Berry. Poured into handblown glass, the candles burn for 90 hours -- long enough to flicker though the holidays." -- Oprah

Originally $240 for set of four, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; also sold individually, $60.
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Morelle & Co. Pullout Jewelry Box(27 of 87)
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The One's A Keeper
"It's easy to compartmentalize with this elegant yet roomy leather jewelry box that features three drawers, two pull-out chambers for necklaces and earrings, a ring organizer and a travel case. Throw in a mirror and sumptuous suede lining and this may be the only bauble box you or your giftee will ever need." -- Oprah

$135 OneKingsLane.com
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Astrological Star Map Necklaces(28 of 87)
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Star Studded
"These 22-kt-gold-plated necklaces, featuring zodiac constellations punctuated with sparkly crystals, make a great, glittery gift even when Mercury is in retrograde." -- Oprah

Originally $48 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH
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Baking Dishes(29 of 87)
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What's Cookin'?
"I love anything by Le Creuset, and this enameled cast-iron French oven and the stoneware dishes (in my favorite shade of green) are no exception." -- Oprah

5½-quart round French oven, $280, 12-by-9-inch rectangular baking dish, $65, and 14-inch au gratin dish, $60
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Aluminum 7-Speed Bicycle(30 of 87)
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Off the Chain
"If you can't get to a SoulCycle class (my favorite workout!), this comfy, easy-to-handle, seven-speed bike, available in two stylish colors, is a great way to stay in shape while keeping your carbon footprint under control."-- Oprah

Electra Loft 7D Ladies' bike, $550
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Warby Parker Eyeglasses And Sunglasses(31 of 87)
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Frame Changers
"If you haven't guessed from my Instagram, I'm crazy about Warby Parker; I use the glasses as much as shoes to change my look. Not only are they well priced (eyeglasses with single-vision prescription lenses are $95), but for each frame sold, a pair is given to someone in need. I've bought 26 so far." -- Oprah

$95 to $395 each WarbyParker.com
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(32 of 87)
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Carmona Canapé and Dessert Plates(33 of 87)
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"The only thing more chic than a white bone-china plate is a white bone-china plate with a fabulous shape. Event planner Tammy Carmona designed these." -- Oprah(Wave Pointed Canapé, Originally $30 for 4, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; CarmonaNY.com)(New Leaf Dessert Plates, Originally $52 for 4, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; CarmonaNY.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Oprah & Deepak’s Meditation Master Trilogy(34 of 87)
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"You'll be profoundly changed by this meditation experience that I created with my friend Deepak Chopra. Whether you're a first-time meditator or have been doing it for years, this master trilogy -- available via CD or download -- will help light a path to your most abundant destiny." -- Oprah($100; Oprah.com/meditation) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle(35 of 87)
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"I couldn't get by without my tea; I keep this electric kettle in my office so I can brew the perfect cup anytime. It boils up in a flash and—because different teas require different degrees of heat -- it has six temperature settings." -- Oprah($100; Cuisinart.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Washi Tins And Chai Oolong Tea(36 of 87)
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"One thing Stedman and I have without fail is our morning chai, and my favorite is Teavana's Maharaja Chai Oolong -- an intoxicating blend with notes of cinnamon, ginger, clove, and cardamom. Mmm -- it's so delicious, I often drink it for dessert." -- Oprah(Washi Tins, $11 each; Teavana.com)(Chai Oolong Tea, $13 per 2 ounces; Teavana.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
T-fal ActiFry(37 of 87)
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"Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that I went gaga over this gadget, which lets you fry four servings of potatoes using only a tablespoon of oil. A truly low-fat French fry! Heaven has arrived." -- Oprah($250; BedBathandBeyond.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Kindle Paperwhite(38 of 87)
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"Take this reader to the beach! A higher-contrast screen cuts glare outdoors, while a built-in light reduces eyestrain indoors. An orange leather cover makes it feel like a treasured volume."—Oprah(Kindle Paperwhite, $119 Amazon.comCover, Originally $40, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH and purchase of KindleAmazon.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Bigarade Shower Gel And Body Milk(39 of 87)
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"I don't do perfume, but I do bodywashes and creams, and Frédéric Malle's luscious blend of bitter orange, rose, and cedar is amazing. I love the way it smells -- so clean, so fresh, just the right amount of fragrance without being overpowering." -- Oprah(Shower Gel, $75 and Body Milk, $95; FredericMalle.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Beats Studio Headphones(40 of 87)
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"It's no secret that Beats are my favorite headphones, and the latest version is the best yet: Besides the usual crisp sound and comfy ear cups, this lightest-ever model has new noise-canceling technology and can be charged via USB port." -- Oprah($300; BeatsbyDre.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Enrico Products Spiral Salad Bowl And Servers(41 of 87)
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"Hand-carved out of reclaimed mango wood, this sizable bowl is perfect for dinner party salads and fruit bowl duty alike. Available in six colors, it's a festive gift for a Christmas open house." -- Oprah(Enrico Products Spiral Salad Bowl, $54; Amazon.com)(Enrico Products Spiral Servers, $22; Amazon.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Qooq Touch Kitchen Tablet(42 of 87)
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"I'm a refrigerator chef -- I cook whatever I have on hand. That's why I think the Qooq touch tablet is fantastic: It's loaded with 1,000 recipes searchable by ingredient, with videos that show exactly how that cream sauce is supposed to look." -- Oprah($399; Qooq.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Custom Illustrated Pillow(43 of 87)
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"Send in a photo of your pet, and this company will create a hand-drawn illustration of her, print it on a Belgian linen case and use it to cover a goose down pillow." -- Oprah(Originally $395, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; CharlesFradinHome.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Andre Walker Styling Products(44 of 87)
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"Andre Walker has saved me from more bad-hair days than I can count. Since I won't share him, here's the next best thing: His Gold System, which includes moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, styling gelée that defines kinky hair and styling crème for when you want to go straight." -- Oprah(Originally $18 to $22 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; AndreWalkerHair.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Caddylicious Stationery Set(45 of 87)
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"E-mails are incredibly convenient, but they'll never replace the real thing. This set of cards, envelopes, mailing labels, and notepad, all in a sleek Lucite caddy, gives new meaning to literary style." -- Oprah(Originally $300, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; DabneyLee.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Pickwick and Weller T Shirts(46 of 87)
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“Codesigned by Ashton Kutcher, these T-shirts are supersoft, long, and luxurious—but without the luxury price tag. I have them in every color.” -- Oprah(Originally $136 for 4, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; PickwickWeller.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Jonathan Adler Jewelry Box(47 of 87)
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“Here's one storage item you won't want to stash away: This velvet-lined jewelry box by design guru Jonathan Adler has a glossy orange marbled exterior and gold foil details, making it as stylish as the baubles you'll put inside.” – Oprah(Toulouse jewelry box, $295; JonathanAdler.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Samsung Galaxy Watch(48 of 87)
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“At last, a polite way to check calls, texts, and e-mails when you're in a meeting. This Samsung Galaxy Gear watch will discreetly notify you of incoming messages as long as it's within a five-foot radius of your Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. And everyone will think you're just looking at the time.” -- Oprah(Watch, $300; Samsung.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
SeeHome Desk Magnifier(49 of 87)
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“These reading glasses come in 12 stylish frame colors and are chained to a weighted base, so you can keep them on a desk or kitchen counter in, well, plain sight.” -- Oprah(SEE-Home Desk Magnifier, originally $49 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; Ameico.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Baby Love(50 of 87)
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“Here's what the well-dressed baby is wearing this season. Presented in a woven basket, these hand-embroidered organic cotton bibs slip right over the head, with no hard snaps or scratchy Velcro.” -- Oprah(Set of 3 bibs, originally $79, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH; BurtsBeesBaby.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Steak Knives Set(51 of 87)
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“The way utensils feel is important to me, and these well-designed, cherry-red-handled, stainless-and-carbon steel knives are like magic. Handmade in Italy, each knife is created by a single artisan, whose initials appear on the blade.” -- Oprah(Coltellerie Berti for Match Convivio Nuovo steak knives, $475 for a set of 6; Didriks.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Sweater Mugs(52 of 87)
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"Snuggle up to your hot chocolate with these big dishwasher-safe porcelain mugs, jazzed up in the same design as my favorite sweater."—Oprah(Classic Coffee & Tea by Yedi, originally $50 for a set of 6, now 20 percent off with code OPRAHStore.YediHouseware.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Purse Mirrors(53 of 87)
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"Checking for spinach between your teeth just got a lot more elegant, thanks to these gold-plated-and-enamel compacts that you can personalize with up to three initials and five colors. The ultimate stocking stuffer."—Oprah(Personalized enamel purse mirror, originally starting at $30 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH RedEnvelope.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Serving Utensils(54 of 87)
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"Part utensils, part works of art, these hand-hammered copper servers with (naturally shed) antler-point handles can dish out food beautifully, or decorate a wall."—Oprah(Ben & Lael Tomato Server, $225 BenCaldwellCopper.comSmall Gingko Leaf Flat server, $175 BenCaldwellCopper.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Rado True Thinline Jubilé Watch(55 of 87)
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"I like a watch that's easy to wear and easy to read. This one, on my wrist year-round, is only 5mm thick and clearly marked with rose gold lines and mini-diamonds, and the simple white band works with everything."—Oprah(Rado True Thinline Jubilé, $2,700 RadoShop.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses(56 of 87)
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"I prefer my tequila chased with salt and lime, and these shot glasses—carved from high-quality Himalayan salt—are perfect, no extra salt necessary."—Oprah(Originally $45 for a set of 6, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH TheSpiceLab.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Nest Fragrances Holiday Candle(57 of 87)
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"Pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and amber combine for an extra-long-lasting (350 hours!) 77-ounce candle that, as Gayle put it, 'smells just like Christmas.'"—Oprah($225 NeimanMarcus.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Champagne Glasses(58 of 87)
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"Champagne gets even more festive when sipped from these dishwasher-safe flutes, handcrafted in Naples—but available at a very domestic price."—Oprah(Optical Red champagne glasses, originally $20 each, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH Vietri.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Strike Up the Band(59 of 87)
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"Ever since I put on a headband for our big September Afro cover, I've been inspired to wear more. But not the plain schoolgirl ones—the more glittery, the better. These are like jewelry for your hair."—Oprah(Deepa Gurnani Plum headband, $100, and gold, $90212-221-1007) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Maple Leaf at Home Lazy Susan(60 of 87)
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"I'm all about sharing, and this monogrammable maple board is ideally suited for serving cheese and other apps at your next party."—Oprah(Originally $195, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH CulinaryConnectionGifts.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
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Jetson E-Bike(62 of 87)
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"One charge of this sleek-looking electric bike's 'green' battery provides 40 miles of easy riding, but you can also pedal -- which recharges the battery, gets you some exercise, and keeps you away from the gas pump."(Jetson E-Bike, originally $1,800, now $1,440 with code OPRAH; jetsonbike.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Ralph Lauren Sweaters(63 of 87)
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"I have these supersoft cotton cable sweaters in every color, and I wear them all year round."($198 each; ralphlauren.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Julep Nail Polish(64 of 87)
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"This limited edition white lacquer box includes 12 gorgeous, toxin-free nail polishes. I picked the colors myself -- there's one for your every mood."(Originally $168, now $84 with code OPRAH; julep.com/oprah) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Tory Burch Tote(65 of 87)
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"I was strolling down Madison Avenue, minding my own business, when this metallic pebbled leather bag started calling to me from the Tory Burch store. Guess it was meant to be." (Michelle tote, $395; toryburch.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Bougainvillea Bangles(66 of 87)
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"These beautiful bangles take me right back to my trip to India."(Bougainvillea, originally $39 each, now $31 with code OPRAH; bougainvilleaboutique.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
R. Nichols Candles(67 of 87)
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"Illustrator R. Nichols says his mission is 'to create joy -- if only in small ways.' Mission accomplished. How charming are his candles? Scented like a Christmas tree, a crackling fire, and seven other cozy fragrances, they put everyone in the holiday spirit."(R. Nichols, originally $45 each, now $36 with code OPRAH; r-nichols.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Macy's Hotel Collection Bedding(68 of 87)
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"I'm a sucker for freshly pressed white sheets and cozy down, and this 600-thread-count Egyptian-cotton sheet set is sensational for anyone who loves to hang out in bed."(Hotel Collection bedding, from $80 to $360; down-filled items, $220 to $700; macys.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Tempurpedic Tempur-Cloud Supreme Mattress(69 of 87)
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"Talk about favorite things! This Tempur-Cloud Supreme mattress conforms to the body like it was custom-made especially for you. I now have one in every bedroom. I sleep on it, my guests sleep on it, and then we all spend breakfast raving about it. This is like giving the gift of cloud nine." (Queen mattress, $2,699; tempurpedic.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Michael Kors High-Tops(70 of 87)
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"Heels are not my friend. So imagine my delight when I came across these ultracomfortable, metallic high-tops while shopping at Michael Kors's flagship store in Manhattan."(Glam Studded High Tops, $195;michaelkors.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Tom Ford Lipstick(71 of 87)
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"Because I have never met a Tom Ford lipstick I didn't want to take home, I've handpicked these four colors -- Deep Mink, Casablanca, Sable Smoke, and Scarlet Rouge -- to create a universally flattering palette; or you can choose from 18 shades to customize your own." (Tom Ford Beauty, $192; neimanmarcus.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Microsoft's 'Surface' Tablet(72 of 87)
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"The Surface, Microsoft's first tablet, feels like a Mercedes-Benz to me, people! The full-size keyboard built right into the cover makes work easy, the very smart kickstand makes watching a movie or Skyping a friend a delight, the less than a pound-and-a-half weight makes a great alternative to a laptop, and the many other features make it fun for work and play. Now, that's a wowser!"(Microsoft, from $499; microsoftstore.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Josh Groban's 'Noël'(73 of 87)
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"It's just not the holidays until Josh Groban sings 'Ave Maria.' Because I've yet to find anything better, this CD makes my Favorite Things list yet again!"("Noël," $10; store.joshgroban.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Earbuds(74 of 87)
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"These Dr. Dre-designed earbuds -- made exclusively for O readers in my favorite, apple green -- are extra comfortable for anybody trying to log some treadmill time."(Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats, $150; beatsbydre.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Curtis Stone Kitchen Solutions Oilcan(75 of 87)
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"So there I was, telling Curtis Stone how chic this stainless steel oilcan is, not realizing that it's from his very own line! The elongated spout helps control the amount you pour so salads don't get soggy." (Curtis Stone Kitchen Solutions, originally $60, now $48 with code OPRAH; curtisstone.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Edward Bess Perfume(76 of 87)
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"I'm not a perfume wearer, but makeup maker extraordinaire Edward Bess made a believer out of me. He blended the essence of Hawaiian gardenia with accents of vanilla musk and Italian bergamot just for me. Now he's doing it for you."(Originally $125, now $100 with code OPRAH; edwardbess.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Back Home Pajama Set(77 of 87)
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"I could live in these pajamas! The satiny pima cotton feels like you're wearing nothing, and when was the last time you saw genuine mother-of-pearl buttons?"(Back Home pajama set, $160; p-jamas.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Swing Design Tray And Boxes(78 of 87)
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"I think it was Paul Simon who said, 'Preserve your memories; the're all that's left you.' This set of boxes is wonderful for the friend who can never manage to keep her keepsakes -- from old love letters to fading ticket stubs to seashells from a Sunday at the beach -- all in one safe place. (Swing Design tray and boxes, originally $70 to $120, now $56 to $96 with code OPRAH; neimanmarcus.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Earth Balance Coconut & Peanut Spread(79 of 87)
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"I am passionate about this coconut and peanut spread. Vegan, gluten-free, beyond delicious -- it's virtuous and sinful all at the same time."(Earth Balance gift pack, $15; earthbalancenatural.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Pipcorn Popcorn(80 of 87)
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"Pipcorn is a hulless variety of popcorn, which means it's crunchy yet tender. It's also naturally grown, popped in small batches using extra-virgin olive oil, and extremely tasty. Brother-sister team Jeff and Jen Martin took me up on my suggestion to add flavors like lemon truffle along with their signature rosemary, resulting in one of my very favorite things."(Pipcorn Holiday Crate, $88 for set of four flavors;pipsnacks.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Carousel Cakes Blue Velvet Cake(81 of 87)
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"Gayle fell hard for this blue velvet cake with cream cheese icing and sugar snowflakes. Just add coffee, milk, or a flute of Champagne."(Originally $42, now $34 with code OPRAH; carouselcakes.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Sallie's Greatest Jams(82 of 87)
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"I love a good scone with jam, but thanks to savory herbs, these spreads are wonderful in a panini, with goat cheese, even as a glaze on ham or Cornish hens. The peach, pepper, and ginger is my favorite." (Trio Jam Pack, originally $36, now $29 with code OPRAH;salliesgreatest.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Dark Secret Chocolate(83 of 87)
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"I challenged O's creative director, Adam Glassman, to find me a bite-size, 100-calorie piece of dark chocolate made with 67 percent cocoa, and he did it, with 10 calories to spare! It's a gift for every day of the week." (Originally $68, now $54 for 30-day box with code OPRAH; darksecretchocolate.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Cypress Grove Goat Cheese(84 of 87)
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"Creamy goat cheese with Italian black truffles might be the best combo since Diana Ross & the Supremes."(Truffle Tremor, originally $19 for 12 ounces, now $15.50 with code OPRAH;cypressgrovechevre.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Urbani Truffle Butter(85 of 87)
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"How do I love truffle butter? Let me count the ways. On a baked potato, on grilled steak, on a sourdough baguette. The truffle salt turns scrambled eggs, popcorn, even plain old cottage cheese into a major thrill." (Originally $21 to $39, now $17 to $31 with code OPRAH; urbani.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
Dyson Pedestal Fan(86 of 87)
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"Safe, adjustable, easy to clean, and remote-controlled, the Pedestal Fan was on at the Jenners' place when I interviewed the Kardashians, and it was love at first breeze." ($450; dyson.com) (credit: Gregor Halenda)
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