{Fabulous Things of 2011} The results are in… Now, vote to win them!

Last month, we revealed our favorite things of 2011, then asked FOFs to fill out a survey about the fabulous things they discovered in 2011, from foodie finds and beauty products to to exercise routines and tech gadgets. Over a thousand women responded, and we’ve got their top four picks in each category. Now it’s a run-off: the number 1 winner in each group is up to you.

Plus, ENTER TO WIN a gift bundle containing 3 of the nominees by voting and then leaving a comment, below!


  • No. 5 by Chanel (36%, 260 Votes)
  • Amazing Grace by Philsophy (32%, 229 Votes)
  • Beautiful by Estee Lauder (18%, 132 Votes)
  • Angel by Thierry Mugler (14%, 102 Votes)

Total Voters: 723

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Beauty Product Discovery:

  • Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System (36%, 268 Votes)
  • Olay Regenerist (33%, 246 Votes)
  • Bare Minerals Products (21%, 158 Votes)
  • Brazilian Peel (9%, 63 Votes)

Total Voters: 735

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Tech Gadget:

  • iPad (50%, 391 Votes)
  • iPhone (29%, 222 Votes)
  • Kindle Fire (14%, 111 Votes)
  • Nook (7%, 51 Votes)

Total Voters: 775

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Blog or website:

  • FabOver50 (42%, 320 Votes)
  • Facebook (24%, 183 Votes)
  • Amazon (21%, 159 Votes)
  • Pinterest (12%, 94 Votes)

Total Voters: 756

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Place to shop for clothing and accessories:

  • Nordstrom (36%, 268 Votes)
  • Macy's (31%, 234 Votes)
  • Kohl's (19%, 145 Votes)
  • Coldwater Creek (14%, 107 Votes)

Total Voters: 754

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  • THe Help (53%, 391 Votes)
  • Bridesmaids (18%, 136 Votes)
  • Midnight in Paris (18%, 135 Votes)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (11%, 78 Votes)

Total Voters: 740

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  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett (52%, 370 Votes)
  • The Bible (20%, 140 Votes)
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey (15%, 106 Votes)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (13%, 95 Votes)

Total Voters: 711

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Foodie Find:

  • Popchips (64%, 1,071 Votes)
  • Greek yogurt (24%, 407 Votes)
  • French macarons (7%, 118 Votes)
  • Gluten-free foods (4%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,663

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Product or service that improved your health:

  • Vitamins (30%, 216 Votes)
  • Massage (30%, 215 Votes)
  • Yoga (28%, 204 Votes)
  • Weight Watchers (13%, 94 Votes)

Total Voters: 728

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ENTER TO WIN a gift bundle containing 3 of the nominees by leaving a comment, below!

Contest and voting close on February 10, 2012 at midnight E.S.T. One FOF will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.)

  • Mary Radloff

    I just found this sight and I live it. Will be back

  • Marsha depace

    Never out of date, Chanel.

  • Dindy904

    Hi, look forward to your site every day ! I have had fun with it, and have also learned a lot !


    Sincerely dmh

  • norman block

    pop chips are my favorite , healthy, food snack.. all the flavors, are wonderful.. i especially, enjoy, chedder, and the original, pop, chips,… my, daughter, whitney leipzig,is the eastern, regional, manager, of pop chips, covering areas, from maine to ,florida.. she is a very, hard, worker, and is like a jewel, when doing her , job,,, norman block…(whitney’s, father.. thanks for reading…

  • mandrada

    I love Chanel, need the Ipad and …if only I win, I will take anyone of them.

  • T Katz

    So many of my favorites list…which to pick!

  • Jody W.

    Gotta love Popchips. Can’t wait to try the new sweet potato variety!

  • Michelle Washburn

    Love the giveaway and answering the polls was awesome!

  • Helen Block

    Love my Popchips – they are the best !!

  • Mary Beth Schriver

    Yum…all natural sweet potato Pop Chips…great snack and good for you!

  • Mary Beth Schriver

    Love Pop Chips…best snack ever!

  • bill norris

    pop chips rock, i hope they win

  • Rebecca

    This is a great contest and glad to see I wasn’t too late!

  • Elaine Grimshaw

    With so many great products on the market you really can be fabulous over 50 and look 30!!!

  • lisa

    I really could use the ipad & perfume.

  • ripley64

    Would luv to win! 🙂

  • ebmw1975

    I so want Chanel 5 that smells amazing on everyone I’ve smelt it on myself included! Also have gotten hooked on Greek yogurt Yum! Great list an choices!


    So many choices. Love to win any or all of them

  • makinalist

    Such a varied list of choices! I had trouble making up my mind on some of them. Chanel No.5 would be nice to win, don’t you think?


    All of these are on my list of wants.


    These are all lovely. Would be honored to win.


    Thanks for allowing our opinions.

  • Teri Ash

    Never even heard of the Clarisonic Mia system but it was in the lead when I voted. Maybe I should check it out?

  • rose burns

    I love the way Beautiful smells-on anyone!

  • Linda Formicola

    Brazilian Peel, gotta try it!!! I voted!

  • Linda Formicola

    Love Brazilian Peel !!! Voted!

  • Nan

    Every day I think about how fortunate we are to have these life enhancing things available to us.

  • DarcyO

    All are awesome. Especially difficult to pick one in the book category. I would love to win any of these. Thanks for the chance.

  • Lisa Moreschi

    Love all of these products and one of the best websites!! Hope I win!!!

  • anita

    Just another example of social media leading me to a well-spring oasis of delightful daily tidbits. I’m soon to be especially partial to the Fab Over Fifty movement…and no time like the present to get a good view 🙂 *sending hope into the universe for a lucky spin on the wheel*

  • Stephanie Nuss

    This was neat!

  • LC Cooper

    What a great blog – glad I found you!


    I would love to win any & all of these!!

  • merrylady

    I’d love to win any of the items I just voted on! Fabulous stuff improving FOF’s lives!

  • bootswon

    Oh, I, would love to a winner! Thank you connie danielson


    Thanks for the opportunity to cast my votes

  • Phoenix

    Thanks for the opportunity to vote, & possibly win some of these great products!

  • karen

    An i pad please. Although i’d take some Chanel #5

  • Laurie

    I love seeing the favorite things of other FOF women. I had an easy time with my selections with only one exception: the favorite place to shop for women’s clothing and accessories. I’ve been shopping at Nordstrom for most of my life, but lately I’ve been wishing they had a special department for us (FIF women!) Why not? We deserve it! Wouldn’t you love to have a Nordstrom dept that was just for us?


    I feel like I am voting for the Oscars. All winners!!

  • Kat

    I use several of these products already, some I’ve never heard of and am sorry I missed the cut off! happy New Year!!!!

  • Trisha

    Ah, to smell wonderful, eat great food and read. What else?

  • L Sorensen-Jolink

    Another interesting survey at FOF! Looking forward to more in 2012.

  • Sharon

    Interesting to see the percentages, looks like we all learned alot from faboverfifty this year!! Thanks for a great blog and fabulous opportunities

  • aldingerc

    They are all great (those I have actually tried).

  • Marynell

    All of these were good choices.

  • Alyssa

    Is it silly that I’d want the French macarons and iPad?


    These are all fabulous.

  • Laura Barclay

    A fabulous quiz for the Fab Over 50! Interesting to see all the results! Thank you for publishing!

  • kathypt1

    I can always go to your site and find something that I enjoy reading up on. Thank you for providing the right topics. I could really use a massage!

  • LoriJ

    Thankyou for such a wonderful site. I would love to win any of these great products.


    Love them all. So many choices & would love to win!!

  • Isabella

    Great to see some old standbys still on the list, e.g., Chanel No. 5, Olay Regenerist.. And I, too, hope I win an Ipad!

  • csmithshain

    Use a few of these products already. It would be great to win any of them.

  • Amy Rouse

    Such fun to read all the results and see where my choices stacked up!!!

  • Nancy Webster

    I was surprised by some of the finalists. Some of these I had never even heard of ! I hope I win an ipad 🙂


    My favorite is Amazing Grace but would love any of these.

  • Modgirl

    Fragrance: Angel smells divine, though I’ve been wearing Diorissimo for more than 30 years — it’s hard to change!

  • Kim Meadows

    Great products. Great prizes. Great innovations. Great competitions. 2011. A great year.


    Would love to be chosen to win!!!

  • Moira

    I have just found this site. Looks like I will be spending some time here! Working on being FOF.

  • Deborah431

    I absolutely love this web site! I visit often and try many of the things. All have been wonderful. Keep it up girls!!

  • Helen.Ho88

    All these products look fab! Would love to try them!

  • wendy mcguinn

    This is absolutely the best site for picking up my self esteem. There is so information and inspiring ideas and stories. Thank you so much for being there when I need someone who understands the trials and tribulations of being FOF.


    Soo many choices but love them all.

  • Mary

    Great products Great site!

  • Carol Hansen

    Love, love all the products. Thank-you so much for the excellent promotion. Keep up the great work.

  • omajanie

    Chanel # 5 is always a winner! Could I win yoga lessons?

  • susan1953

    I love this site for so many reasons. Would also love to win just about any one of these products.

  • Judy H.

    The voting was tough…I seemed to go from one end of the continuum to the other. I know I would be thrilled with any of the goodies. Great giveaway!

  • Judy Detty

    can not wait to win . Would like some products to help my 70 year old body thanks

  • kalee123

    It’s very difficut to select any 1 product, they’re all so wonderful.

  • BrownSugar24K

    Thank you for your insight on the FOF site! I am pretty much a Olay, technology and perfume junkie; but I would be grateful for any item that I was given. Thanks for keeping me informed FOF!

  • Carolyn

    I am always interested in trying new products.

  • Linda

    Love this site–you keep me from being too outrageous in my fashion choices, while at the same time validating my brave fashion choices!

  • Debbie

    Thank you, FOF, for this wonderful blog geared to women who ARE fabulous, smart and over 50! Hooray for us! I would love to win – who wouldn’t??

  • Cindy Henderson

    That was hard…I wanted to chose 2 on some of the items. I was please to see classic is still popular. Our choices show we are intelligent, heath conscious women. And even the items that were not my first choice were FABulous!

  • Mary K.

    I would love to win all the products but esp the IPad. It seems like such a handy gadget to have!

  • cindy

    Loved all these great choices……

  • Carolyn Humphrey

    I voted for the different products based on which of them would be my favorite choice from each category to try. I have actually not had the opportunity to use these great-sounding things others voted as their favorites from the past year. I would LOVE to join their numbers and make some of their favorites my own! Thanks!


    Too many choices but I would like any one of these.

  • TybeeHouseCat

    All of these products are wonderful. I was surprised at some of the results of these groups. Thanks for being involved in the lives of so many women

  • Trisha

    Been wearing Chanel#5 for years and years. I tend to hoard it, but this year I will use it more- before it evaporates. No headaches, not cloying like some of the newer fragrances, a true classic.

  • Gwen

    It’s great to see we all have so much in common! Love all the top items!

  • ouida

    it was hard to pick just one from each catagory because they are all great products. i would love to win any or all of them.


    I love all of these amazing products. Love to win

  • Corinne

    Winning any of these products would be a wonderful treat!

  • mollyann

    what a great surprise to win any of these great products!

  • Jacqueline Moshref

    So life affirming to know that, regardless of our age, many of these “favorites” have a universal age appeal!

  • Cathey

    Love Weight Watchers!! I have lost 27 pounds and feel great!! Would love to win!!

  • Mary

    I’d love to get the Clarisonic. 🙂

  • Deb

    Coco by Chanel is my favorite perfume

  • Suzanne Johnson Harris

    What wonderful products to choose from! Almost as wonderful as FOF itself!!!

  • ltalpers

    Love FoF’s website. It was soooo fun to vote on products I actually use. I’m tired of Best of polls where every product is out of the average person’s price range. Way to go FoF!

  • hisforever

    Would love to win. really need a make over at age almost 70 yrs

  • OcalaRose

    If Chanel is included I go for the win, I also use a lot
    of vitamins and like Olay products. I guess I start from
    the inside, to my skin and then finish with fragrance.

  • inMO

    Interesting that some of the 2011 nominees are in fact timeless products or practices, such as Chanel No. 5 and yoga.

  • gmlehman

    I guess I’m a definite FOF I picked all but one of the top choices! Thanks for the Fabulous Things of 2011!

  • gaguac

    Chobani fat free plain Greek yogurt was my favorite find in 2011.

  • gaguac

    Chobani Greek yogurt was my favorite find in 2011

  • KeelyMacKenzie

    How can I even begin to thank you … Had it not been for me finding your blog (through Robin Sheldon’s blog – President and Founder of Soft Surroundings), I never would have read Wheat Bellies! I have now been wheat-free for two weeks and the changes are *profound*! I may have taken the long-way round to get here but I’m now an avid reader! No matter the outcome; I have already won!

  • AJB

    Am familiar with many of these products and would love to win.

  • Fab55

    OMG…I am so in need of the Clarisonic…I would even share the other two prizes with other gals who have similar desperate needs for other products!!!
    LOL. But am I really kidding?

  • Sue Ann Metzner

    I’d be grateful for any one, let alone three, of these products.

  • dscandone

    Great products – anyone would be lovely to win.

  • cathsfifty

    I love this site. YOu brighten my day with your information and help me feel young at every page turn! Thank you

  • cindy d

    I would love just about any of these products. They are all great.

  • Arlene

    Interesting survey and being in the top 4 even the losers are winners all.

  • kathyire50

    I have tried most of these products, what surprised me the most was my need for a multi-vitamin. I had severe leg cramps and after reading an article it states I might be lacking in minerals. I take a multi-vitamin with minerals daily and no more leg cramps. All of these products are great products, winning them would be super !!!

  • Smyley1

    New to this site and love it!!

  • FabulousMimi

    love all the nominees and currently use or have used most of them….love, love, love the choices 🙂

  • mamamoiselle

    Here’s hoping for an ipad

  • tracey byram

    I enjoyed voting because these really were some of my favorite things.


    An amazing array of products. Love to win any of them.

  • Carrie S Womer

    All of the above would be great to try. I would love any of them. I think Fab over 50 has done a great job selecting the products that we chose from.

  • Wanda

    Love all the products!

  • Elyse

    Definitely a fine group of fabulous things!

  • debbie coleman

    All of the items in “my favorite things” are awesome. I would appreciate winning the hand held laser to get red of many years of disciplining my kids and yelling at my husband …lol not really yelling just loudly suggesting to pick up their clothes, take out the trash and shut the door…lol

  • Pookie2012

    I love this site and would love to win any or all of the products.

  • Cynthia Chambers

    I love all of the wonderful choices! I hope I win!

  • dearprudence55

    I am enjoying being a member of Fab Over Fifty so much. I would love to win any of these products! They are all wonderful and it was some were very tough to select a favorite!

  • binaifer

    great products for the year!

  • CeciliaLark

    Without FOF, I never would have discovered Macarons. How divinely addictive!

  • Judy Detty

    I am almost 70 years old thanks for having things that will help me also

  • Mary k

    I love all of the winners and would love to win them!

  • Pamela

    Would love to win the products listed, they are all fab.. Keep informing us of these great products.. and future products that improve all of daily lifestyle faboverfifty !!

  • Rebecca

    Would love a prize bundle! Great products!

  • Patricia

    Loved the survey…and the results! Thanks for fabulous blog and the excellent content. All the best to everyone in the new year!

  • sherry57

    It was interesting to see how my favorites rated compared with others. It seems like we all have good taste! I would love to win any of them. I wish everybody the best and Happy New Year to all of you fabulous people.

  • judith

    Love all the products! Like the challenge of contests. Fabover50 gave me both- thanks.

  • Judy

    Glad I found your website!

  • lili



    Choosing is so difficult. Love them all.

  • Shirlee P.

    They are all wonderful. I would feel lucky to win any one on the list.

  • etangel18

    All of the Products are FAB!!!! Just like Fab Over Fifty!
    Good Luck to All!

  • Shirlee P.

    All of the products are wonderful. It would be exciting to win any one of

  • victoria

    Great runners-up…even better WINNERS!

  • RarnChild

    I picked few of the highest vote getters – but I would be thrilled to win any of them!

  • Julia Wilson

    A friend told me about Fab Over Fifty and I have thoroughly enjoyed it! How great to have such an intelligent, relevant site just for us, with the plus of having great product recommendations and giveaways. Thanks!

    • Shelley

      Thanks for your kind words about the FabOverFifty website. Please tell all of your friends and family members about us.


  • tdark27

    Wonderful selection! It was hard to vote for just one in each category.

  • jenni104

    Some really great products were picked, would be so wonderful to win them! What a great late Christmas or early Valentines gift for the self that would be!!

  • Sherry

    I would love to win any of those products!

  • fuziepanda

    I would Love to win any of the products……
    Good Luck to All!

  • Cindy

    Would love to win any of these wonderful looking products, especially the Clarisonic Mia – have only read good things about this.

  • Jane S

    What an interesting selection. Any of them would be great!

  • Kat S

    I would be happy if I won anything. LOL.

  • Catherine

    The Hunger Games Trilogy was a fabulous read, even though it is classified as youth lit, it embodies challenges and provokes much thought as its plot unfolds. I liked most of the choices given chanel 5 is the icon of fragrance. I would love to win, PICK ME!

  • Sherree ROTHSTEIN

    This was fun. It gave me some ideas of products to try!


    Wow!! So difficuklt to choose. Love to win anyone of these.

  • deb m

    Good products!

  • pmack

    Would love to win any of the products

  • Mary

    Fifty five is just a little more than a week away and…I’m ready! Great website. It feels a little like a pixel party!

  • Jeanne T

    My massage therapist retired this year. It’s the end of the world!

  • Dianne Perez

    What great items. Winning any one would be great.

  • Sharon S

    love fab over 50, would love to win any of the products

  • Lynn_S

    Would love to win any of the great products!

  • soulfood529

    Looks like all of the products are great would be excited to win any of them good luck all!

  • Dianne

    Can anyone not love,adore The Help

  • sccoed09

    Four of my top picks are at the top right now and I would love to win any of them or for that matter any of the top 9 products contained in the voting, thanks, and love the site and the contest you run!!

  • melody

    These products are great!

  • mprimo1

    I used my grand daughter’s IPad and played Angry Birds for hours! Lots of fun!

  • Ann

    French macaroons??!!!

  • TexasDuchess

    I’ll be waiting by my phone and computer for notification that I’ve won!

  • Tina Ketchie Stearns

    Fun little survey and I loved the immediate results! thanks! Can’t wait to see Go Free Pants spotlighted on your website! Thanks for having them on your shop page! Tina, Go Free Pants founder/inventor

  • Hazel

    2011 Gave us some wonderful products for health, for beauty, and of course technology. My favorite the ipad. Fore years I have wanted to have a device that would be portable and useful. Winning an ipad would suit me just fine.

  • quilligan

    There were a couple of catagories I had a hard time choosing in.

  • Karen C.

    It was very hard to choose just one in each category, i.e; Tina Fey and the Bible and greek yogurt and french macarons. Each serves a different purpose:-) and I Love them all!

  • Angela

    Was surprised that Chico’s wasn’t on the list. Agree that iPad is the greatest – so far.

  • Andrea Munce

    Can’t imagine getting through a day without one of these nominees.

  • Maria

    All of the products look great would be happy to win any of them.

  • bison61

    all great products-I’d love to win

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  • christinedimauro

    I love knowing what other fabulous women feel are great products! I have worn Chanel No. 5 for the past 20 years so I guess it is my signature scent.

  • LindyBelle

    I enjoyed participating in the voting although my selections were not always in the top 2. I would dearly love to win any of these products.

  • debtanner

    I feel like a winner…


    It was hard to vote as I liked almost everything

  • Dee S

    I love everything! Thanks for the opportunity!


    So difficult to choose. Would love to win any & all of these.

  • Susan

    It would be such fun to try some of these products. I will keep my fingers crossed that I will be one of the lucky ones selected. Thanks for the chance. . .win or lose, it is exciting to have the chance and think “what if?”!

  • bigsis1960

    I’d be happy to win any of these products!

  • redheart

    i love all these things but fab over 50 is the most fabulous!!!

  • Christine Baumgartner

    Each of these items are a Fabulous Find!
    And I think I would be very very lucky to win 3 of them!

  • Marie Casale

    Have my fingers crossed that this year we might win something! 🙂

  • Kai W.

    You sure have the right items in each categories right. It is difficult to decide which one but decided I did and voted.

  • Baflour

    I loved the movie “The Help” and would love to read the original book (since most movies leave out a lot of scenes from the original manuscript). I like Estee Lauder because their scents are generally light. Although Chanel has been around for a while, the scent is a little heavy for me. I am mostly “tech illiterate” but I would love to try the Kindle Fire. It does not seem as intimidating as some of the other tech gadgets.

  • Linda Owens

    These are great products!!

  • Shari

    I have tried some of these products, but would love to try more. Always game for something new! Thanks.

  • Jeanie

    It is interesting to see that so many peers are intested in the same things that I am. I don’t normally enter promotions, but this year I am giving it a try. I love Eternal Grace!! I felt guilty buying it for myself before Christmas but it is worth it when I put it on!

    • Jeanie

      I meant Amazing Grace!!

  • Elaine Sojak

    I enjoyed voting on the wonderful selection of products.

  • Jane Michelletti

    Hope I win! Love these kinds of contests.

  • Brenda Rainey

    the older I get the more I realize I am worth being nice to myself. Some good pampering includes a massage and a good book.

  • Judy Burgi

    I loved voting! I wasn’t surprised that the “Help” received the most votes in Movie and Books. However, I was surprised that W.W. wasn’t higher up in the voting system. I’ve had great success with W.W.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • laurengjones

    Some of these were surprising to me and others I felt were spot on! Of course I would be willing to try them all!!

  • Susan A

    Thank ypu for the contest, really want to try out the products, glta!

  • Maria Holzman

    I would love to win a prize of F.O.F.s favorite things. There are some really great products that I have never tried and would love to! Thank You

  • nancy homapour

    I love the variety of ideas and subjects covered in this website. Thank you, really thank you !

  • Mina

    I read the Help in record time and was sad that it ended…could have kept reading, reading & reading…getting ready to watch the movie this weekend!

  • It is always fun to be given the opportunity to weigh in on trends, products, finds and more. I try to keep up with what is going on in the world despite my age..ha, ha..and my two 30-something daughters help lots with that. It would be so much fun to win any of the products, etc. in the promotion, and I would rave about them, sing the praises of Fab Over Fifty and be an excellent PR source if I should win!

  • mortonsheila10

    I would love 2 win ..and try all of the products

  • Mamavalveeta03

    Greek yogurt has changed my family’s eating habits for the better! Instead of ice cream for dessert, we all eat Greek yogurt and fresh fruit!

  • Karen Bradsell

    iPad junkie!!!

  • Kathy

    Had a hard time picking with some of these choices.

  • Pat pelland

    Love Nordstrom but realistically Macy’s is where I shop as it’s so much more affordable. Nordstrom for spluges!

  • nette

    it’s amazing how I have become a “classic” person in regards to my taste. good selections

  • Doloras Richardson

    My son and daughter-in-law have an i-phone and compared to my dial-up and i-phone is fantastic. I would love an i-phone for all my needs.

  • Corinne Amundsen

    I love all the products here!

  • andrea panullo

    I want to win so I can try all these products!

  • Erica

    This is the first time I have entered any promotion. I loved The Help and also Hunger Games.

  • memaw911

    What a great prize package and would love to win

  • Huguette E.

    Great choices! Many favorites! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • MaryBeth Burandt

    Lots of nice stuff, I would love to win a bundle. I never won a bundle before,but if I were to win a bundle, this is the bundle I would like to win, thanx a bundle

  • LT11

    Christmas can come late to anyone. Bring on the Favs!


    These are so lovely. Would love to win!!

  • DLori27

    These are all such amazing products and whoever wins this giveaway will be one lucky and very blessed person. I can’t think of any product that I wouldn’t love to have from the choices that we voted on. Every one of them is fabulous. This is an extremely generous giveaway as are all the giveaways by Faboverfifty.com and they seem to somehow manage to continue to get better and better with each new contest. However, I don’t know how you can top this one.

    Thank you for the opportunity to not only possibly win some of these amazing prizes but for also allowing us to participate in nominating and voting on the products we loved most this year. This contest was a lot of fun and I hope you do more of this type in the future.

    Good Luck To All!!!!!

    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  • louise coffey

    Great products would love to win the bundle

  • louise coffey

    It would be hard to choose like them all. It would be great to win the bundle.

  • Canary

    Thanks to using Oil of Olay for years, discovered I find great sales using my e-mail for Coldwater Creek, having facial massages when I get my hair done, and by not eating gluten not only do I look better but my migraines are better. I now feel confident enough to take a picture of myself on my new iPad and post it on Facebook . To top that finally found a site that speaks 50+.



  • omiobabbinocaro

    It was interesting to see the voting results. While we are all “seasoned” women, it shows that we don’t necessarily think alike…Would that we could make product designers, etc, view us for the sense and uniqueness we have.

  • drsusan32

    The favorite things from 2011 were so interesting. Some of my favorites even made it to the choices! FOF always keeps things interesting. I never win anything, but it is fun to keep on trying.

  • Judy Hall

    Quite a basket load of favorite things…I’d love to win. I can see myself eating a French Macaroon, lightly spritzed with Chanel No. 5, while playing with my iPad.

  • Linda

    My husband bought an iPad for “me” for my birthday and he’s taken over it’s use to the point that he takes “my” gift on his business trips. I’m planning to buy him a makeup kit I’ve been wanting for Valentine’s Day. Perhaps I could win an iPad for him so I can use mine?

  • Ellen

    Oh, the bk I won kept me rapt but I would love to have some self indulgent
    Goodie. any movie,cosmetic to help make me feel gorgeous, health products to make my insides great.Heavens, my birthday is this month. on a norm my birthdays pass as any other day in the week.

  • krava

    If I could afford it I would get a massage every week. I do try to get one monthly as I feel it does my body a great deal of good. Beautiful by Estee Lauder is my all time favorite perfume. And, I really could use an iPad to keep up with everyone else. Just can’t afford the price.
    Thank you for considering my entry.

  • Susan

    What a wonderful bundle. Looks great!

  • Jewel Hopson

    By far the most interesting, fun and rewarding discovery of 2011 was Fab Over Fifty. I love the articles, the contests and connecting with sassy women of my generation. I don’t remember how I found this site, but I’m so glad I did.

  • Sandra Inberg

    Would love to win the bundle. But good luck to everyone, I pray that you will win the bundle. God Bless.

  • gmc

    Lots of great things on the list!

  • Kim Swann

    How come I never win??? 🙂

  • MAS

    I finally got an iPhone, but wish I had the extra cash for an iPad too. Had to smile as my picks were often the least liked by others, but I feel that makes me unique 🙂

  • Jane NC

    Very interesting choices- some I didn’t feel like I could vote well because I don’t know about them- if I win then I could make an educated vote! 🙂

  • ACeeKayWa

    People here on FOF know how to pick ’em! I want to try, read, experience every one the items.

  • Maureen O’Neal

    I LOVED The Help, haven’t read the other books, or tried the all the scents(esp. Chanel 5,TOO POOR!), so I’d LOVE to win any of those things!!!

  • Dori Williams

    It was enlightening to see what products other people like – thanks!

  • Dori Williams

    I will be buying some of the products that made it in the final four – I didn’t know that some of them were so wonderful!

  • Christine Norman

    I would love to win an Ipad for my husband, but just winning any of these wonderful items would be great.

  • Wanda myers

    I love gracy and I didn’t get to read Help or see it and I have it IPad 2 and I love it

  • babysteps74

    Wow! Some great choices and tough decisions in the voting-had to pick between some of my top favs sometimes! I will definitely have to try some of the favorites of the other FOFs that I haven’t considered before. If you haven’t read the “Hunger Games” trilogy, by Suzanne Collins, you are in for a treat!(and it’s so easy on Kindle)

  • Cheri

    So many great new products out there!

  • Pat

    Would love to win. Please. Please. Please….

  • Sarah Baldwin

    Thank you, Fab Over Fifty, for continuing to introduce us to the best of the best!

  • DeeDee

    The Help was a very good movie and I just purchased the book yesterday. I enjoy reading and life . I hope I win something!

  • Juls

    Some great products were highlighted here!

  • Katie5

    I would absoultely love to win a gift bundle containing three of the the nominees; a book would be nice to read at bedtime, and my skin could use some tlc, and one can never get enough vitamins.

  • LucyB

    Tough choices–2011 sure was a good year for products, movies, and books!

  • eddyrobey

    It was fun to see what other FOFs enjoyed, and how often we agreed.

  • Michelle

    These truly are best of 2011. I love that I actually know and enjoy some of them. Would love to have a few more goodies! Thank you Fab over Fifty for sharing this list of Fabulous Things.

  • Irishstar

    I picked my favorites,but it was,in some cases, a difficult choice. But, a sure choice as favorite is Amazing Grace by Philosophy!

  • ter

    Some of my picks actually made it….yay! Lol I love my Clarisonic & FabOver50!

  • Tina

    Wonderful but hard choices! Anything in the bundle will be great!

  • Colleen Bayone

    I had a hard time choosing, so that means that I love them all!!!
    So, understandably, I would love to win any one, or three, as the case may be…
    Thanks so much FOF!!

  • Diane

    I would to try all the products that I haven’t used yet! What a fun prize!

  • couponmom5

    Fab bundle, would love to win it! Good luck everyone!

  • Cynthia

    I received the IPad as a CHristmas gift from my sons,and absolutely love it.IT is the most best gift I have received as a item I can truly use as well as it being useful and resourceful to me.

  • Fashionable 60s

    The three things I need to feel good in 2012 are the following: do yoga, eating more yoghurt and have an i-Pad to keep in touch with the world out there.

  • Chef Karen

    For such a lousy economy, there were some terrific finds!

  • sandy9787

    I would love to win the bundle! Fingers crossed!

  • baweatherford

    I loved reading The Help, and just finished the Hunger Games series…couldn’t put it down. It’s always interesting to see what others liked or disliked.

  • baweatherford

    loved reading what other women liked best…

  • Dianne Williams

    Guess I’m just not very trendy–several items listed that I haven’t tried yet. But now I’m very curious to do so.

  • Darlene

    The Help, Hunger Games, Greek yogurt, Kohl’s, Coldwater Creek, Regenerist– so many of my favorites made for tough voting! I am glad to see so many of my favorite things/must haves made the list!

  • Becky

    The top 10 are all great choices by great women!

  • Ayelet yaniv

    It is nice to see what happened around me

  • nailteck

    they picked a few of my favorites, glad we think alike!

  • mimi

    I was surprised by how many of the things I mentioned on the survey actually showed up on this list! I guess we are all on the same page. 🙂

  • Maria Comfort

    It seems that the classics are usually still favorites!

  • mpar1985

    Great Fab Finders. I learned a thing or two.

  • Nancy

    The Help just cannot be beat. That being said.you all must read Dianne Keatons book….Love love love it. Such a fun read and soooo relateable in many ways and fun facts plus she really is FABULOUS.

  • Carol

    Great minds think alike … Im amazed that we have so much in common .. I love this site … Fabulous ..

  • joyce

    a few of my favorites are here,but I would like to try a few others!!!

  • Moundsbar

    I will try some of these picks. The books feel the most interesting.

  • sherry stewart

    I was surprised at some of the finalists and am anxious to try some of them. One of my votes was for yoga. I love yoga! It has so many health benefits.

  • Suzy Zawadzke

    I would be ecstatic to win any of these products!

  • tgreenstreet

    Lots of fabulous winners-would be great to win any of them!

  • bedford1tom1

    Fab gifts, I hope to win some of these prizes

  • Beth

    Lots of tough choices; I hope I win! Love this site, thanks!

  • laneyd

    I realized after voting on the top 2011 Favorite Things, how many of them I’ve heard about but never tried. I did, however, order a Kindle Fire for my 82 year old Mother who told me she had graduated from the basic Kindle and was ready for the “new , fancy one!” Which means, I’ll have to learn the ins and outs of the new technology. Mom is a fearless techno warrior as long as I can tell her how to turn it on and make it go! I, on the other hand, find that massages have done the best for me in 2011 and I look forward to them in 2012.

  • Suzanne M.

    Best of FOF 2011 ~ what could be better than trying some of these winners out?!!

  • lynne

    Life is better all the way around when I use all of these

  • melmorgan4

    I have tried several of the top picks, and enjoyed reading The Help. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win some of the favorites.

  • Judi Bixler

    It’s nice to have some Favs. I’ve enjoyed the taste and texture of the Greek yogurt.

  • Linda

    I love everything on this list! Wow!

  • hugochou

    Gosh most of the fabulous finds for 2011, I
    would have never known about if it hadn’t
    been for this web site FabOverFifty. So glad
    I happened to find this web site. It always
    helps me to see what over FabOverFifty members
    think about products and services. Like reading
    the articles. Gives me another objective view
    to other subject matters.

  • Jo

    What a nice list of products, I’d love any one of them

  • Suzy

    Its fun to see what women of our age think are the best things, in most cases, I agree.

  • 1955nurse

    I love it… most of my “picks” made it into the finals! And glad to see FOF is leading in votes, too — have really enjoyed this website, it’s nice to read content aimed @ my age and where I am in life written positively! Thanks for the chance….

  • biloxigal58

    I loved seeing the final results of how many people voted for the different products. So many of them were my favorites as well.

  • swhite

    I like all of these products, but Chanel always makes me feel sexy when I wear it. Let’s face it none of us would say no to feeling sexy! Send them all over and I will be more than happy to slather, spritz, read, watch and share with my friends. In other words just in case that would be a yes.

  • Linda Waller

    All the things I voted for are things that I use all the time or things that have had a positive effect on my life and the life of those I love.

    I don’t know what I feel like if I didn’t have Oil of Olay to depend on. One of my favorite books this year was The Help. What would Christmas be like without having Amazon to buy toys for the Grandkids? Of course, I also need it for my Kindle. My husband & I both owe thanks to Weight Watchers. This is a good place to mention greek yogurt…great taste & low in calories but good nutrition.

  • Lisa G

    Count me in! Ladies of a “certain age” always have good taste in everything!

  • Kim Cage

    I’ts interesting to see the top picks. All seem like great products and I would be happy to win any of them. My sister-in-law sent me the book “The Help” for my birthday.
    What a great read!

  • Soledad

    I would love to win anything here. I have been either unemployed or underemployed for the last four years; currently unemployed. What a pick-me-up this would be!! Pick me, pick me. 🙂

  • Tina Renee

    I’m addicted to both Philosophy Amazing Grace and Clarisonic!

  • annetterae

    I loved both the movie and the book “The Help”. We’ve come along way. I would love to win the prize package, so I can try some of the things I can’t afford.

  • kathryn

    Fun to see how many of my choices were shared by others. Nice to find a site where there’s a community whose values I share.

  • Christa

    2011 has been a very good year for FOF ladies

  • Myrla

    I enjoyed the movie and the book The Help…and of course, The Bible. I enjoyed Bridesmaids as well, even though it was a little over the top! lol! I’d love to try the Clarisonic…an I-phone wouldn’t be bad either–my 20 something children have it, but I don’t!

  • campton

    Would love all those beauty products! Can use all the help I can get! 🙂

  • amy

    I loved seeing what the top picks were.

  • Torri Cable

    My sis loves Chanel #5, I love The Help, my Kindle is a favorite new toy (toys are not just for boys!) and mineral makeup is wonderful. Aren’t we lucky to live in this age of new technology, self improvement items, and FOF to keep us updated on it all? Off to buy Greek yogurt but no wheat products- thanks for the info on ‘Wheat Belly’ FOF- you may have just saved my health. Happy 2012!

  • gail

    The Help best story in a long time

  • sandram

    alot of great products. The Help is a great book for all.

  • sam aka sheila sabatino

    i also absolutely love The Help–in 1962, i spent the summer with relatives in Charleston–i was 17 years old, and the scene down there left me with such a sad and disgusted feeling that has stayed with me today–on the fun side or maybe not–i used to love perfumes until i became highly asthmatic–please don’t put any scents in my package !!! i don’t like to beg, but PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! I want to win some of these incredible products–thanks for the opportunity—sam

  • hofken

    I’ll have to try some of the “finalists”

    [email protected]

  • JeanW

    I haven’t tried some of the top picks and some of my top votes didn’t make it, but it’s nice to see what other people are choosing. I sure wouldn’t mind winning the top picks to give them a try.

  • Teresag

    I love Chanel. I read 25 books last year and saw The Help, what a great movie. I have been using Regenerist for the past couple of years and absolutely love the whole line. As for Greek Yogurt less calories and great taste.
    Teresa Gordon

  • Kristin Gilbert

    I would love any of these products. They are are A-1!

  • Gaye

    I’ve read some good books last year but The Help was surely the best read in quite some time.

  • kirscr

    They are all such quality products, the decisions were difficult to make, but what luxury to choose from! Glad to see the results posted immediately, that was fun.

  • Ali Moss

    I think I just found out I march to a different drummer.

  • musicmn11

    Loves them all!!!!!!!

  • Kathy

    Fun survey!

  • Debra Simning-Chapman

    This was great, and some of my choices were with the general vote and some were not.

  • Marina

    It was hard to vote for several of the categories, because I liked All of the choices!!!!!!!!!

  • Leslie Petersen

    Loved voting! So fun to see whats new and groovy! I am addicted to Greek yogurt…..it’s almost like dessert! Been longing for an IPAD! WOW! These are all on my list now! Thank you for the chance to get some of these winners! 😉

  • Lisa

    This survey was great. I don’t like to take the time, usually, for surveys (or voting) but yours was short, easy and relates to my lifestyle. Thanks!

  • Colleen Garlick

    FOF has wonderful articles and tips. Thank you for all the information.

  • jd321

    would love to win, thanks!

  • Cassi97

    I was surprised by some of the votes, but it made for a fun experience!

  • lorraine

    I’d love to try an iPad, a new perfume, a better way to clean my face, and a hot stone massage. That’s the way to start a new year!

  • MGG

    I am so glad I found FoF!!!!!

  • Sandra Zumbrun

    I had a great time voting for the Fabulous Things of 2011. The FOF’s members picked some great items to vote for in your survey. I would love to win a gift bundle of three from any of these items from FOF!

  • Marcia Smith

    Great to know that the iPad made the list…..I would love to have one.

  • ptorpey

    love the choices…you have smart readers.

  • annebmclean

    I was shocked at how many things I liked that other people did as well!

  • Rosiey60

    Fun reading the results of the survey and to see which products were the top favorites. Keep up the great work!

  • JAN

    Whoa….just loved seeing the results, lets me know I am on track with the rest of you!

  • cboza

    It’s good to see that, for the most part, votes were fairly well spread out. To me, that means that FOF women are a wonderfully eclectic bunch!

  • dixie m ferguson

    all were great and tried all. Too great to chose the overall best

  • dmnyes

    I truely enjoy actually seeing just how many people prefer one product or service over another, not just the opinion of the few.

  • Junko

    Thanks Fab Over Fifty! Quiz was fun and agree with others who said it was great to see the results as we voted. Excellent way to keep us (your readers) engaged and involved! Thanks always for the generosity of your give-away’s * we all LOVE those!

  • Gail

    I enjoyed all of these products. love this chance to participate in all of the giveaways and hope to get the chance to test some of the products. Love being a young “70”

  • Hotforfifty

    I would love to win any one of these gifts! Great selections from all categories.

  • Cecilia G

    would love to win especially the amazing grace. My favorite

  • I’m always trying new fragrances, BUT, I always come back to Chanel for special occasions and always have a large bottle of cologne on hand and a small bottle of parfum sitting right next to it. “The Help”? Give me a break! “Midnight in Paris” is a far better movie, as is the last of the Harry Potter’s…”The Help” appeals to those who need feel good to assuage their unconscious guilt. And vitamins help the inner body…all other surface stuff is commentary.

  • Dove L

    Argh so many great choices! Multiple favs in each section, especially the foodie group! Kept hearing the voice of my trainer in my ear and went with the gluten free. LOL.

  • becky

    Interesting to see where my votes vs. results.

  • Cindy

    Thanks for giving us ideas and tips on subjects and items we would not normally know about in our little part of the world.

  • carrie obrien

    Great outcome with the choice! Love the prizes!

  • Laraine Larkin

    its been a great year for all of these wonderful products!

  • patricia

    The best part is seeing what everybody else’s favorites are!

  • BlueBear

    I guess I’ve tried every new perfume that came down the pike the last 40 years but I always come back to Chanel No. 5. Classic always wins out! That’s why I love we FOF ladies. We have staying power!

  • ruta

    Great idea!!! Loved the instant gratification of knowing how others voted!

  • starsmom

    I’m looking forward to seeing the best of the best!! This has been fun!!

  • Stephanie V.

    Fun voting quiz – with the majority on some categories and not with others

  • Nola

    FabOverFifty, you’ve done it again. What a Fab group of products!
    The lucky winner can be toned, have radiant skin, smell great, while working away on her ipad.
    I hope it’s me!

  • LHowe

    not knowing what some of these ‘finds’ are, I’d better get busy and get nosy(er)…

  • Cyndi Marler

    Nice to see the over 50 crowd is up-to-the-minute with products and services. Who said “OLD!”

  • km756

    I would LOVE to win these!!

  • Sara Busch Morgan

    Very interesting to see the different opinions espeially because I do not live in USA. And yes, you can be over sixty and still have fun!

  • 56at55

    I never liked yogurt until the Greek version was introduced in the U.S.

  • SUE

    It looks like all my top picks made it to the finals!

  • MK

    Chanel will always remind me of my mother and make me smile.


    I love all the products you have here. Thank You All

  • Mararida

    What a wonderful list of quality products!

  • Sandi Pruett

    Love the reviews, fashions, & the latest everything.
    Thanks for keeping us over fiifty……nifty!

  • Joyce Marie Anderson

    Best of the best!!

  • Rosemary M

    the voting was fun! I also got to read the winners which was really interesting.

  • Barbara Day

    I’m really enjoying participating in all you post. It is great to be a part of like-minded woman of a certain age!

  • Sharon

    Would love to have some of these items. Thanks

  • Debbie Chaney

    Those were some might tough decisions, but a bundle containing any of the choices would be awesome…I especially love Beautiful by Estee Lauder!

  • javierl22

    Favorite things from 2011 as a birthday present for me!!!

  • Donna Watson

    So many good choices, it was difficult to pick one for each!

  • Lea Chisum

    Great choices! Love your website!

  • Jo Anne

    Lots of good choices….hard to make some decisions!

  • ktpotat

    Thanks for all the great info in 2011 ,I can’t wait for 2012

  • Cynthia

    Great products – and some ideas I haven’t tried! FYI – for those of you with dark circles, Amazing Cosmetics concealer rocks!

  • Deb

    What a great list of products!

  • bclaxton

    Most the items are really winners. IT was tough to choose in most categories.

  • Diane

    An interesting group of ladies voted for their best choices in 2011. I agree with most. Some new items were brought forth that I was not even aware of. Thanks!~

  • Heather Rudy

    Great items. Good way to start off 2012 with some pampering and a good book/movie. Thanks to all who voted!

  • sblewis

    Could definitely use a massage and an iPad.

  • tapa42

    Love to win these products.

  • Ellen Falkenberry

    What a bunch of great items!

  • Karen Fraser

    so glad to find this blog!

  • gatormomx2

    Which three great products will be awarded? SO many good choices for prizes! Any one of the category winners would be a super win.

  • TJ Moore

    Agreed…all items super great! I was supprised to see good old gal Chanel No. 5 on the list. The scent seemed to change to me about 15 years or more ago and I never wore it again. Anyone know about a change in their formula? All the Best!

    • Melinda Singer

      I haven’t noticed a change in the formula and I’ve been using Chanel No.5 since 1980. But then again maybe you are more sensitive to a subtle change than me? Chanel No.5 is my basic go to fragrance, I love it, although I do mix up my scents just for fun or mood.

  • Kathleen I

    Lots of great products. It was hard to choose a favorite!

  • Robin

    It is comforting to know how we continue to advance in our knowledge of science concerning beauty, health, and anti-aging. Us baby-boomers will be able to stay in the workforce much longer, feeling fit, healthy and beautiful–inside and out!

  • colleen gilgenbach

    I didn’t know about French Macaroons. They look yummy.
    I hope they are one of the things I will win. Or maybe I don’t want to try them if they taste as good as they look

  • Patricia

    These are all great products! No losers in the bunch!
    I phone would really be nice!

  • cathywithac

    What fun! I have new things to check out.


  • Nancy

    Love them all!

  • Anna Lapping

    Well, I didn’t pick all the right ones, but I would love to win the package.

  • Debra

    Hard to vote so I decided to vote the item I use the most. Love FOF!

  • Betty Retzlaff

    Found some great products I didn’t know about.

  • Mary Leonard

    My favorite thing is the FOF website! You guys are great and I learn something new everytime I read it.

  • Sonja

    Hard to pick just one in each category! 🙂

  • D

    Kindle and Nook don’t come close to the i products. I read The Help in 2010 and didn’t want to ruin the book by seeing the movie. I don’t know Pinterest so I have to check it out.
    Tina Fey is hilarious!

  • vclark500

    It’s hard to pick. It was a great year for stuff.

  • Robin

    Nice to see a lot of my choices are here! Would be fun to win some of them!

  • Suzy Reschke

    I think all those products are great, I have the Mia and love it. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to vote!

  • Moonchime

    They are all great choices. We FOF ladies sure know what is happening in the world.

  • Gina

    I love all the products above but voted for my favorite.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Kathi Elster

    I love everything on the list. I love that the list is so current and happening, I feel younger when I am being current in the way I think and do things. So, I would enjoy everything that made the list.

  • dorothy b

    Any and all of these are great choices. Would love to have anything. Thanks for opportunity.

  • Pat Pelland

    If any ladies live in the Los Angeles area you must try the relaxation massage on Burke Williams. I go to the Santa Monica location. The environment in general in very relaxing w/ a quiet room, ladies jacuzzi, ladies sauna, ladies steam room, full lockers and amenities. I don’t work there, I just wish I lived there! Great contest, sometimes hard to make a pick in each catagory!

  • Tina Frazier

    Injust love FOF and would love to win the bundle!!

  • Sheryl

    Would love to get any of these as prizes! All great items.

  • Melinda Singer

    oops again, I need more coffee, compilied

  • svlockwood

    Thanks for the opportunity. I only had challenges in a couple of categories.

  • Melinda Singer

    For those of you complaining about the choices did you read how the choices were complied? “Last month, we revealed our favorite things of 2011, then asked FOFs to fill out a survey about the fabulous things they discovered in 2011, from foodie finds and beauty products to to exercise routines and tech gadgets. Over a thousand women responded, and we’ve got their top four picks in each category. Now it’s a run-off: the number 1 winner in each group is up to you.”

  • Karen JS

    It’s fun to see how others opinions compare with mine, we are an eclectic group!

  • Kimberly Hunt

    Thank you for sharing the results. I have such an eclectic taste in books, it was hard to pick a favorite. I plan on indulging on the Foodie Finds. Good luck everyone!

  • doglady

    There were so many great items it was hard to vote.

  • maggie

    Sure could use an iphone.

  • Karen

    Great choices, great voting and it sure would be great if I won.

  • Coll6233

    All great items really!

  • Lottie McKnight

    I have used Olay Regenerist, which was purchased by my 30 year old daughter. It is my favorite.

  • Nycole

    great products!

  • linda

    What a wonderful prize package, so hope to win this! Thanks FOF.

  • bvolker

    I would love a massage, it is cold and windy and I need a winter break!

  • Cindy

    Great idea to have favorite things for FY 2011.

  • Tammy

    Would love tow in a gift basket. Loved the movie and the book, the Help.

  • Sheila Chaffins

    Please pick me! I would love to win these!

  • Lolo

    Great way to begin 2012! Angel perfume is daughter’s favorite and now that she lives 8 hours away I spray it around my house when I miss her.

  • Linda

    What a great way to reflect on some great products and services enjoyed in 2011! Thanks for doing this. Winning would be a wonderful way to welcome 2012 and share these new items with my girlfriends.

  • Gelene Ellsworth

    Your contests are always so interesting, not to mention fun! Happy to say many of my votes were #1, except it makes me sad that the Bible wasn’t #1 for everyone. We need it badly. I did love “The Help”, though.

  • Cindy Fox

    Great way to kick off 2012!

  • Ellen Herbert

    What a great way to start the year! Would love to win a gift basket – thanks!

  • Joann B

    I love when surveys are fun! Great prizes.

  • katie

    I don’t have an IPhone or IPad so those would top my list. I love Chanel perfume so that would rank third. I’ve read all the books (yes, even The Bible) and seen all the movies and while I enjoyed them all I don’t need to own them (except The Bible which I have already). The Brazilian Facial Peel would be fourth because I have never tried any peels and who knows- it might get rid of some of my uneven skin tones and fine wrinkle lines. My last choice would be gluten free foods because I have been diagnosed with severe gluten intolerance and have discovered lots of creative ways to eat carbohydrates-wheat free but always use some more suggestions.

  • Audrey

    Thanks FOF! Great Contest! Great Fun!

  • Ro

    Talk about not fitting in…I love “Angel” and Popchips. So happy that 3 of the items in the last question we so close and I use vitamins, yoga and when I can afford massage

  • suri40

    All wonderful products. I would LOVE to win!!!

  • Mollie

    It’s a nice way to try the products…..would like to win!



    From my vote I am totally faboverfirty.

  • joyzkim

    I love Philosophy Amazing Grace, Bare Minerals and Greek Yogurt….not surprised they were in the running!!!

  • Suzan Getch

    thanks for keeping us FOF’s healthy and beautiful

  • DawnMarie Helin

    I love the recap of such an amazing year; the site has grown nicely, the offerings, topics and particiaption. congratulations, FOF!!!

  • glorious

    It would be a wonderful way to start “2012” by winning! I feel as though I am long forgotten when it comes to winning anything hehe!

  • Lydia Proenza

    I just love this site!!! I would love to win this one!

  • Margaret Wheat

    Great Choices on the “Best Of List”. Many of my favorite things.

  • travelgirl

    What a great prize basket to offer. All of the items were great choices. I would so love to win this prize – especially the iPad. I asked my “Santa” for one, but apparently he did not get that message. *smile*

  • Susan

    Its amazing what great finds that are out there. Enjoy!

  • tracicooley

    I love the FOP website!

  • amy mayer

    These are great nominees! Some of the voting was hard because many had such great and unique qualities depending on situation….I loved this voting opportunity.

  • linda

    who ever wins grads to you enjoy I know I would if i did win any at all
    Thank you FAB OVER FIFTY for the best prize you web site Ill enjoy the infor you provide for years

    How about date my sister or Brother ?

  • kmria9

    Gross and stereoypical choices, really.

    • Melinda Singer

      As my mom use to say “some took a grumpy pill today”.

      • Melinda Singer

        oops should have been “someone”, got distracted by the silliness

  • Jill57

    Awesome, surprisingly I voted with the majority. Any of these items would be a great gift!

  • Ingemar Hulthage

    All terrific choices! Greek yogurt reminds me of the yogurt I grew up with prior to companies feeling they needed to sweeten up yogurt to make it attractive to consumers.

  • Lisa Clayton

    The proliferation of gluten free food choices is a blessing! My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease six years ago and there was very little labeling and few choices. Every month there is something new to try! bravo!

  • shebren

    FOF always offers insite to the rest of the world outside my comfort zone. I think that I only agreed with the majority on one item above. I am a winner, but extra help as a free prize is a bonus!

  • Mary G

    Not so much NEW here, but fun anyway.

  • bluegoose41

    i wanna win!!

  • Camilla Wilson

    Thanks for all of your great prizes!

  • Bonnie gaye

    THE HELP was so emotional and so inspiring. I am grateful for the book and for the tremendous performances in the film

  • laclay

    Love Greek yogurt. Good luck everyone!

  • MARY

    Surprised at some of the things as they’re hardly new.
    Glad to see a few of the my nominees.

  • barb wicklund

    Fun survey!

  • Julie Hahn

    Surprised at some of the results. It was fun seeing the winners and order of preference! I’d love a chance to have/try some of the winners!

  • Catherine

    Some great products but for 2012 let’s vote NEW products: Greek yogurt? Massage? Macaroons? Chanel No 5? Then the books and movies are recent. No logic!

  • emom

    What a slate of winners for a fab over fifty mom, woman, professional, and consumer!

  • htwollin

    Massage is really great, but I found after I broke and dislocated my shoulder that yoga helped with the healing process a lot more.

  • AeRahn Shupp

    Good way to try new things without paying for fortune. Thanks for the opportunity, Fab Over Fifty!

  • Mara Kaplan

    How fun it would be to start 2012 by winning a gift basket of the best of 2011.

  • Maria U.

    Great prizes. I would love to win.



  • Phyllis

    So many good choices, so I would enjoy any of them!

  • paula

    Midnight in Paris was great

  • susan hofmann

    Wonderful nominees – winning any of these would be a pleasure.

  • deborahf2

    Winning this would be like receiving a very big bundle of joy!

  • Phyllis

    Would LOVE to win 1,2,3 or more of these!

  • Debbie W

    It was hard to choose as they are all great products/services. Would love any of them!

  • Melinda Singer

    Really wonderful to see so many of my favorites! Must be some really great like minds here as the majority of my favorites were favorites of other FOFs in each catagory!

  • Tina Ashton

    I’ve been lusting for a Clarisonic Mia so here’s keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I win!

  • Beverly Young

    I would really love to win an iphone

  • Anne-Marie

    Thanks for helping us discover these great products!

  • Karen

    I enjoy your website- such a variety of topics!

  • Sharon

    Lots of favorites to choose from

  • Donna

    Great products and services that cover the gamut. Helps body, health and mind.

  • Mary E

    I am a yoga teacher and I’ve seen the results of yoga in my participants and they always tell me how much it is helping them in so many areas healthwise.
    Winning a bundle of any of these products would be so awesome!!

  • Barbara Ann

    Coming off a year without luxuries in the budget I would be elated to win any of these Fabulous finds!

  • Deborah

    It appears the classic items are the winners. Some things never go out of style, Chanel, a good book, and healthy food.
    Any of the above are worth my vote!

  • Lisa M

    I’ve heard great things about the Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System. Mine should arrive any day now!

  • Betty Herbert

    What a wonderful selection of gifts. Hard choices to be sure. Wouldn’t it be great to win!

  • Jojorrt

    Someone is going to win a nice assortment of goodies 🙂



  • JayneRae

    Would appreciate winning any of these great items!

  • vasslt

    Great gift bundle!

  • fzoltanetz

    Love your site and the info that’s available. By the way, would love to win also.

  • Roxee910

    Really is amazing that so many of these things were not available even 10 years ago. Goes to prove that time really does fly and change is good!

  • Catherine

    This is like Christmas in January!

  • Annmarie W.

    These were wonderful choices…and in a few cases, it was very difficult to vote for just one!

  • Lisa

    Anxious to try the ones I haven’t this year! Love the info and encouragement for being FOF!

  • BonnieJean

    Wonderful treats!

  • Jane

    A great year with terrific surprises and discoveries. Thanks for being there with so much new and valuable information!


    This is an amazing array of gifts that would be great to win. Thanks!!

  • Colleen

    What fun goodies!

  • Bette Butcher

    Really nice selections. Great way to start the New Year!

  • Karen Collins

    I think all of the nominees are great and would love to have any of them…

  • kdivasilver

    It’s fun to see the “nominees.” Any of these would be great to enjoy!

  • skipheart

    So many goodies!!!!!

  • sattalia

    I would love to win this bundle

  • Elena Ionita

    This is great! 🙂

  • JMeidel

    Wow so many choices…Would love to win of course. It would save some money too! Olay Regenerist is not cheap and I love it!

  • WstngTme2

    Lots of wonderful choices!

  • louise coffey

    Would love to win, all are great.

  • maciberkeley

    Hard to choose, all great choices!

  • Glenyse

    What a great selection of items to vote on….I love FOF!!!!

    • FOF Editor

      We love you too!

  • Frugal Table

    Love your blog!

    • FOF Editor

      Thanks! Yours is great too–just checked it out–those strawberry preserves look phenomenal!

  • wizardewu

    Any of these would be nice to have.

  • Jody

    Would love to save a bundle by winning these bundles!

  • aj

    I want some Chanel and a massage after reading about them!!

  • VJ

    Can’t wait to see who wins this!

  • Carmen

    Would love to win the gift bundle!

  • hoppupp

    Tough choice. Lots of options!

  • sydney85

    Wow! what a great bundle of goodies.