We all knew Oprah would go out with a bang for her final round of "Oprah's Favorite Things." C'mon it's Oprah! The TV host aired her infamous episode today, which she called her "Ultimate Favorite Things" and she certainly had her audience jumping in excitement (and crying too!) over all the items they were going to be theirs. Most of us were sitting at home, green with envy. If you're wondering where you can get some of Oprah's coveted items, we've got that info below. We've also added cheaper finds for each, for the budget-conscious out there. Hey if you're not getting the items for free, you'd probably think twice about spending more than half of her picks. Before we get into some of her favorite things from today's show, here's a reminder to tune into the Oprah Show on Monday as well for part two of "Oprah's Favorite Things." AOL Shopping will have coverage too, so if you miss the show, just come back here.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Baker's Edge Baking Pan
($34.50). Did you know Oprah is an edge lover? This unique pan creates two delicious, chewy edges on every individual serving. The patented sidewalls circulate heat evenly throughout the pan and produce better brownies.
Affordable Alternative: Chewy Brownie Pan
($14.98). This pan looks slightly different, but it also adds two chewy edges to brownie and for more than half the price of the Baker's Edge pan. This pan may even make for faster cleaning.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Breville Panini Press from Williams-Sonoma
($99.95). Make gourmet sandwiches just like that! This is one of Oprah's favorite gifts to give.
Affordable Alternative: Breville Panini Duo
($59.95). Oprah's pick is the newer panini maker and as so, it's got more cooking surface. It can make up to four sandwiches
at a time. If you don't mind having this older model which cooks two sandwiches instead, you can keep $40 in your wallet.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Elfa Customizable Closet System from the Container Store
(up to $1,000 value). Oprah said "One of the most exciting dates she's ever been on was when Stedman took her to the Container Store." The Elfa System beats clutter with closet solutions.
Affordable Alternative: Rubbermaid Custom Closet Kits
(from $88): With less than $100, you too can get organized! These kits come with rods, expandable, adjustable shelves and all the hardware you need for easy installation.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Sony BRAVIA 52" LX900 HDTV with 3D
($3,600). Oprah said, "This is one of the highest-rated 3D TV on the market right now." This slim LCD television displays a full HD 1080p picture. It's also got a built-in Wi-Fi and a 3D sync transmitter. 3D active glasses are also included.
Affordable Alternative: Panasonic TC-P58VT25 58" 3D VIERA HDTV
(currently on sale for $2,599). $1000 less than the Sony TV, this Panasonic Plasma TV also delivers a 1080p picture quality. It's also received 5 stars from customers on Amazon.com.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Judith Ripka Eclipse Earrings
($525). Judith Ripka is one of Oprah's favorite jewelers. These are sterling silver earrings with two prong-set faceted canary crystal stones and pave white sapphires.
Affordable Alternative: Double Round Checkerboard Canary CZ Drop Earrings
($69). Sure, these are cubic zirconia, but they've got a similar look and are pretty! It's a good choice for those of us who can't drop big bucks on jewels or just refuse to.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Kyocera Ceramic Cutlery Set by Ming Knives
($66.95). Oprah swears by these knives. Ceramic retains its original sharpness for more than 10 times longer than steel knives. This set include a 3-inch ceramic paring knife and a 5.5 ceramic Santoku knife.
Affordable Alternative: YoshiBlade Knife
($19.99). For only $20, why not try this As Seen on TV knife first? It has the Santoko design, which is ideal for precision cutting and thin slicing. It also claims to not rust or peel. As an added bonus, it comes with a ceramic peeler for free.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Ralph Lauren Long Sleeve Open Placket Cashmere Sweater
($498). This is a limited-edition sweater. Oprah chose the soft, gold color because she says "it reminds her of a golden sandy beach and her cocker spaniel Sadie." This comes with a custom label that says "Ralph Lauren for Oprah."
Affordable Alternative: JCrew Cambridge Cable Shawl-Collar Cardigan
($88). For a lot less money, grab this super soft cashmere blend that's also has the collar detail.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Lafco House and Home Collection Candles
($55). What makes these candles different? The scents of these candles are made for a particular room in the room. In fact, the candles are named after the room. There's the Lafco Living Room Candle (which has scents of Euphoric gardenia), the Lafco Kitchen Candle (with fruity notes) and the
Lafco Powder Room Candle (with fragrances of a peony in full bloom) for example.
Affordable Alternative: Yankee Candle Large Jar Candles
($25). I'm a huge fan of Yankee Candle. The candles are strong and can fill up a room. You'll have to choose your own scent (vs. having advised scents for each room), but you'll also spend $30 less.
Oprah also chose these items on her list this year: Tory Burch Flannel Tote
($250), Nike "Free Run+" Shoes
(from $70), Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera
($609), Baker's Edge Lasagna Pan
(from $40) and Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix
($5). For a complete list of today's favorite items, go to Oprah.com
. Don't forget to come back to AOL Shopping for our coverage of Part 2 of the show.
This afternoon (11/22), Oprah did Part 2 of her "Favorite Things" episode. Of course, the products were as fantastic as the first. Here's a look at some of the items from Part 2.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Sophia Satchel by Coach
($398). Oprah called this the "it" bag of the season. It's got a vintage shape, high shine and gorgeous details. This Coach bag comes in 3 different colors: crimson, camel and cobalt.
Affordable Alternative: Ted Baker 'Ted Letter' Patent Shopper
($195). Arm candy for less! This high-gloss tote features a front flap pocket, side zips and a structured silhouette.
Oprah's Favorite Thing: Sophie Jewelry Box from Pottery Barn
($179). Choose from two sizes. The large is designed after a haute couture handbag and the small after an evening clutch.
Oprah calls it "gorgeous!"
Affordable Alternative: Stacking Jewelry Box from RedEnvelope
($39.95). This is also a unique way to store your accessories. It uses flat trays to show each of your pieces.
Also on Oprah's Part 2 show were these items: Philosophy Hope in a Jar
(from $38), Prepara Herb Savor
(from $18), Apple iPad
(from $499), Josh Groban 'Illuminations'
($19), Miraclebody Jeans by Miraclesuit
(from $98). For a complete list of Oprah's favorites, go to Oprah.com
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