2020 has been quite the year and if you are fortunate enough to be invited to a lovely Thanksgiving holiday celebration, go the extra mile and let your host know how much you appreciate them. After all, they survived this crazy year, and now they are putting together a holiday experience for you to enjoy. And while it is all about the food, perhaps your host would appreciate your tender touch if they had an exceptionally crazy year (and truly, who hasn’t!).
There are a lot of thoughtful and affordable gifts that show a little extra care and go beyond the classic bottle of wine or flowers. And if you’re going to be celebrating Thanksgiving via Zoom like most Americans this year, you can always send a gift and have them open it while you’re on the video together.
Here are five gift categories with offerings to provide thanks to those who are most special in your life.
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
You can never go wrong with the Barefoot Contessa! And while Thanksgiving dinner has already been served up, there are plenty of other comfort food recipes for your host to enjoy the rest of the year. This gift is incredibly appropriate for the foodie in your life and perhaps you can share a few of the recipes together later in the year.
Give Thanks Cutting Board
This beautifully carved cutting board is a great addition to any home for the entire year! As one chops and dices, they can remember to give thanks for all the many good things the year brings us. This gift also comes with complimentary gift wrap which makes it all the more special.
Hooray Dip Set
Dip, dip hooray! When you arrive at the door with your famous spinach and artichoke dip, you’ll already be a hit. When you bring this punny dish, you can have your hostess and guests smirking any time they use it! A convenient scoop rests on top which says, “I am party trained.” Your host won’t be able not to smile about it!
Functional and adorable, this spreader set will encourage us all to be a little kinder. The four spreaders each have a saying “Spread Hope,” “Spread Peace,” “Spread Love” and “Spread Joy.” They work great for cheese, butter, and more. Beautifully filigreed, these are also carefully packaged. Every time your host spreads, they will remember the most important things in life.
What Would You Do: Questions to Start Great Conversations
Thanksgiving dinner table topics can get heated some years (especially during an election year), but you can enjoy everyone’s company and still have a non-heated conversation with this set from TableTopics. It’s always fun to hear the creative answers and learn things you may not have known about your friends and family members!
Engraved Coaster Set
The elegant, wood coaster set is a gentle reminder to have gratitude, any time of year. Made from lightweight birchwood, this set is a perfect addition to any coffee table. And anytime a glass is hoisted, everyone can bask in the cheer of thanks.
Harvest Spice Scent Collection
Anyone can enjoy a holiday ambiance with layered notes of harvest spices. The set includes cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, and vanilla fragrances that simply make the holiday feel that much more special. A beautiful scent diffuser and potpourri brings magic to the memories of Thanksgiving togetherness.
Herbivore Botanical Bath Salts
Hosting Thanksgiving is straight-up exhausting. After all the laborious preparation and catering to guests, your recipient will be quite grateful to kick back and relax once everyone is gone. The Himalayan soaking salts are calming for both the body and mind. And will provide all the serenity needed after the exhaustion.
St. Jude Handwoven Throw
Your host will enjoy cozying up and kicking back this cold season with a handwoven, two-tone throw. The plush blanket is polyester and 50 percent of your purchase is donated to St. Jude’s Children’s research hospital. Your host can feel physically and emotionally good about the purchase of this product and they stay nice and snug.
Blown Glass Wine Stopper
If there is any wine left, your host will love using this incredibly gorgeous and sturdy wine stopper. It has a graduated silicone gasket and is “confetti” in color. There are no adhesives used, so it won’t get worn down. Made in the USA, it creates a snug seal.