Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, but there's no rule that says you can't give a little something extra as well. Arrive at Thanksgiving dinner with a thoughtful hostess gift, send your kid to school with a present for his or her teacher, or set the Thanksgiving table with favors for each guest. These ideas are guaranteed to be received with gratitude.
Provide a pretty plate for next year's pie.
Table linens, like this stylish ink-striped set, are just the finishing touch the Thanksgiving table needs.
Help the hostess protect her ensemble, while still looking super cute.
These punny utensils say everything you'll be thinking at the Thanksgiving table.
Thank the hostess for having you over to her home with this book by the ultimate homebody herself, Joanna Gaines.
This crisp New Zealand wine contains notes of pineapple, a symbol of welcome that's fitting for the occasion. Plus, it pairs beautifully with turkey.
Better yet, slip the bottle into this cheery tote your host can re-use.
Gift cards are consistently the number one thing teachers actually want. After all, many educators end up spending their own money on classroom supplies. In the spirit of the season, thank them with a card you can print at home.
Arrange a bouquets out of grocery store blooms, or order this bouquet, aptly named "Cranberry Delight."
Teachers can change up this board with inspiring quotes for the classroom.
Help him or her get organized for the year ahead with this sleek planner.
In general, stick to store-bought food gifts for teachers. He or she will feel very appreciated with this sweet treat.
Teach will totes love (and get tons of use out of) this bag.
Perfect for: Teachers
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If your child's teacher is never without a coffee in hand, keep him or her well-stocked with beans.
Line this set of three up along the center of the dinner table for a first course of cheese and charcuterie. Then send one piece home with each family in attendance.
Mini copper cookware would look cute as can be at every place setting (you could even use them to hold salt or single blooms). Plus, your guests can take them home to hang on the tree for the next holiday.
Succulents are even cuter in small ceramic pots shaped like pumpkins.
Incorporate festive miniature candles into the and let guests take them home at the end of the night.
These gold leaves can double as napkin rings during dinner and bottle openers once they're taken home.
Or, give friends and family a perfect place to jot down their blessings.
Itty bitty bottles of jam (this one's a blend of pears, tart cranberries, and sweet raspberries) serve to extend the sweetness of the season a little longer. Tie twine around each one, and add a name tag to make them place cards.