The silliest items on Oprah's iconic Favorite Things 2017 list


The true marker of the impending holiday season is not the removal of Halloween decorations or the scent of $6 holiday candles wafting in the air.  It is, in fact, the annual drop of Oprah's iconic Favorite Things list, a compendium of stuff you should buy yourself and your loved ones in pursuit of a better, chicer lifestyle. This year, Oprah has us considering expensive jars and small mansions for the neighborhood birds.  Here are a few other things we suddenly can't imagine our futures without: 1. A $69 chicken pie Image: amazonOprah says this pie is "the closest to homemade" she's ever tasted. She could easily make this pie for a sixth of the price, but we'll let that slide. 2. A beautiful luxury home for birds you don't own Image: amazonThese very beautiful little bird houses cost between $91 and $201, and will ensure that the local wildlife have a place to come home to after long days of seed eating. 3. Four fancy chocolate bars for $50 Image: amazonAre your Hershey bars made with pure olive oil? No? You'll need these, then. 4. A $45 "Gratitude" jar Image: amazonThis jar – which includes cards on which you write what you're grateful for – is the fancy, not-free version of giving your loved ones a recycled sauce jar and a stack of Post-It notes.  5. A DNA kit Image: amazonKnow thyself with this $99 salvia collection kit from 23andMe. 6. Five pounds of blueberries Image: amazonJust a big box of blueberries! Flash frozen! From Maine! Under $50! 7. A frozen desert maker Image: amazonThis $50 appliance is a perfect follow-up present for the person you're saddling with five pounds of berries. 8. A whole smoked turkey Image: amazonThe perfect gift for the holiday host who can't cook, these birds arrive ready to eat. Thanks, Oprah! WATCH: This VR headset has 6 times more pixels than Oculus Every editorial product is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our journalism.