Any Thanksgiving dinner guest would agree: Only the really brave – and really stupid – will show up empty-handed on Turkey Day. Of course, we’re not saying you should have a hostess gift this Thanksgiving. But hey, if you want to grab the biggest slice of the cake, have plenty of seconds left, or get an invite to dinner next year, it’s probably a good idea.
Fortunately, we have done most of the hard work for you! Here you will find Thanksgiving gifts that work perfectly for almost all ages, relationships, and styles. Whether you’re actually looking for a hostess gift or you’re looking for a best friend gift instead, chances are you’ll find something on our list that appeals to you (and them!). Plus, some of these gifts even serve as Thanksgiving table decorations – a lovely vintage-inspired cake pan is the perfect gift for bakers and will elevate the look of your Thanksgiving dessert buffet. Meanwhile, a ceramic pumpkin filled with fall greenery can serve as a Thanksgiving centerpiece and gift.3
There are many opportunities to decorate your home with cute fall ornaments, from harvest-inspired accents on the mantelpiece to a pretty fall wreath hanging on your front door. It’s a great way to welcome a warm new time of the year. Bring the same seasonal style to your next family gathering with DIY centerpieces for your tables. Or use them as beautiful Thanksgiving centerpieces! The good thing is that you can be as ornate or as simple as you like, and it will still be beautiful.
If you enjoy spending a lot of time working on your DIY magic on charming fall leaf crafts, you can spend an afternoon painting pumpkins, arranging fall flowers, or spray-painting in autumn-inspired metallic colors. Or if you’re pressed for time, some of these centerpieces can be made in just a few minutes. It takes virtually no effort to fill a cloche with autumnal touches or to create a tabletop view dripping with oranges, pinecones, and greenery. The one thing all these fall centerpieces have in common is that they’re budget-friendly—no need to break the budget while sprucing up your table.