15 Gifts to Give Your Thanksgiving Hostess
You did it: You somehow convinced your sister-in-law to host Thanksgiving and now all you have to do is bring your famous pumpkin pie, offer to help while she politely turns you down and enjoy a stress-free 4 p.m. dinner. (Did someone say #blessed?) Just be sure not to show up empty-handed. We know that you would never, but to make your holiday shopping even easier, we rounded up the best Thanksgiving hostess gifts to bring this year.
Pay It Forward Platter
The idea of this platter is sweet and simple: Fill it up with goodies and encourage your recipient to pass it along to the next hostess.
Cocktail Recipe Book
Did Hemingway create the Bloody Mary, as legend suggests? Or was it an ornery Parisian bartender? Let your hostess find out while mixing up a few Blushing Pink Adobes.
Books with Style ($20)
Rest your pies (and eyes) on something festive.
World Market ($10)
Glazed Stoneware Container
Listen, she’s got enough cheese boards. Instead, get her a fancy canister to store sugar, salt or whatever her vice may be.
Le Creuset ($40)
Few things liven up a party quite like Polaroids.
Wine Glass Markers
So no one will ever lose their glass again. (Let’s hope.)
Vino Marker ($7)
“Sorry we didn’t bring any pie. But we did bring games!”
Nostalgia Edition ($28)
Who could gawk at a professionally arranged bouquet?
Twig Salad Servers
Because everyone needs a festive set of serveware.
Themed Dish Towels
To jazz up the most trafficked spot in her kitchen (the oven).
Metallic Cake Stand
Bring your pie on this pretty tray and leave it for future birthday celebrations.
Get her a set of alternating heights to give her kitchen a warm, sweet-smelling glow.
When in doubt, wine.
Resealable Padded Wine Bags
...And then something to carry it in. These bags allow you to safely transport your Cab and are zip-locked so you can use them again and again.
Homemade Coffee Cake
She’s been slaving away in the kitchen for a full day (or even longer), so treat her to a deliciously stress-free breakfast on Black Friday.
Boston Coffee Cake ($43)