Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Oprah Shopping List: Gifts Under $100

Recently, Oprah came out with her list of great gifts for under $100. There are some great ideas on the list below and 10 Links a Day would like to thank Oprah and her team for pulling together this amazing list. Check them out...

Today's 10 Links a Day: Oprah's Gift List under $100.

  1. Sterling Characters
    A deluxe alternative to turning down page corners. Fancy tasseled bookmarks from Christofle, a hallowed name in silver, are incised with floral and animal prints. Give with a favorite novel.
    $56 each at Christofle

  2. The Effortless Shirt
    Shirts that need ironing don't get out much. Wrinkle-free versions—updated with menswear prints, slimmer fit, a bit of stretch—are always ready to wear. Ideal for the business traveler.
    $90 each; Brooks Brothers

  3. 2 Robes in 1
    Everyday robes can be boring and, frankly, dowdy. Not these. Made of plushy microfleece, they're light, warm, lusciously colored—not the usual wimpy pastels—and fully reversible.
    Cruz, $68; Natori

  4. Always Handy
    Because we're always losing one, a woman can never have too many gloves. These leather and calf hair shorties (in solids or patterns) give coats new life.
    $69 to $79 each; Club Monaco for stores

  5. Pop-Top Chic
    This glamorous purse looks like chain mail, but it's really made of recycled pull tabs (minus the sharp edges). Crocheted in Brazilian craft cooperatives, they help to reduce waste and create jobs.
    Escama Studio, $92, Charles Nolan; 888-996-6526

  6. Sun Salute
    The Credo Mobile Solio uses solar energy to power wireless devices (eight to 10 hours in the sun for a full recharge). One percent of all sales goes to progressive nonprofit organizations.
    $99.95; Credo Mobile

  7. The New Rose Bowl
    Cutting-edge Italian design for an old-fashioned price! Everyone needs something pretty to showcase apples, pears, or vegetables; this stenciled metal rose-motif design lets the color of the produce peep through.
    $69; Alessi

  8. Cool Jewels
    Chains entwined with pearls are the new big thing in jewelry. This gloriously chunky mixed-media bracelet also has a retro-looking monogrammed charm.
    $90; Maximal Art

  9. Cachet and Carry
    It's tricky giving someone a handbag, but these are exceptionally snazzy; strapped and buckled patent leather in elegant colors—and what a perfect size.
    $99 each with code OPRAH; London Fog

  10. Pet Watch
    Humans who stress about leaving animal companions alone will love the Panasonic BL-C1 network camera, which lets them observe their pets from a computer or mobile phone via a free permanent Web address.
    $99.95; Panasonic

  11. No Frills Cell
    Large buttons, more legible onscreen displays, and one-touch call keys make the Pantech Breeze a brilliant choice for those who weren't born in the wireless age.
    $80 with two-year AT&T contract; ATT Wireless

  12. Just Plain E-Mail
    Some people are thrilled by bells and whistles. Others can do without fussy setups and yet another technology to master. The Peek delivers e-mail, and that's all, folks.
    $99.95, plus $19.95 per month for service; GetPeek.com

  13. As Time Goes By
    This refined kitchen calendar consists of individual cards, each with a seasonal motif printed on thick, creamy paper. It's a tasteful way to keep track of the year.
    $54; Charles Fradin Home

  14. Salad Days
    Balsamic vinegar goes from basic to beautiful with this four-bottle set from Tondo. Each slender bottle is spiked with one of four infusions: fig, citrus, lemon, or pomegranate.
    $55; Baldor

  15. An Appetite for Glamour
    The most design-savvy person you know will adore this chic anodized-aluminum tray stamped with an image from the natural world.
    Eduardo Garza for Formentero, $95 each; Formentero

  16. Beyond Boheme
    Puccini's music can break hearts and stun with its sheer drama. Mark the composer's 150th birthday with a gift of the complete operas, a 20-CD set of stellar performances (by Leontyne Price, Pl├ícido Domingo…) from Sony BMG Masterworks.
    $99; Amazon.com

  17. Brownie Points
    If you've had brownie-studded Ben and Jerry's ice cream, you've tasted Greyston Bakery's fudge treats. Now the bakery, which provides jobs to the disadvantaged, is selling its decadent Do-Goodie brownies at retail and giving 100 percent of proceeds to charity.
    $71 for 24; Greyston Bakery

  18. Ethical Chic
    Often handmade crafts have a folksy Birkenstock vibe. Not this stylish tote, a fair-trade collaboration between designer Patti Carpenter and Guatemalan artisans: In striped gray cotton, it's got a cool, urban chic.
    Carpenter + Company, $85; MXYPLYZYK

2 comments:

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MystaE said...

Promotional products, like promotional mugs, are also a good idea for saving. Now the only question that remains is whether there's a list like this for corporate gifts.

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