You know hosting Thanksgiving is a damn nightmare - but thank goodness you get to go to your friends house this year! Woo-hoo!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show your gratitude for your host by bringing along a little something special.

Just don't show up empty-handed...good god...yikes!

The best Thanksgiving gifts are...

... the ones that can be put to use immediately, like a charcuterie board (cutting board) with cheese knives, a nice wine, dessert, or a casserole with enough for everyone to enjoy.

So go ahead and impress your host with one of these best Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas on Turkey Day and have all the other guests talking about how plucking generous you are.


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Yes, let's start with the important stuff!

Choose a new bottle of vino or craft beer for your host or hostess to serve with dinner - or to enjoy after the guests are gone - with one of the following unique gift ideas.

1. Serendipity Thanksgiving Wine Glass Charms Glass Identifiers

These charms are the best way to identify your glass at Thanksgiving dinner. And they will add a touch of festive decoration to your table. But mostly, they're just a way to make sure you don't end up drinking from Grandma's glass...again. Your host will love these Thanksgiving gifts!

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2. Simply Charmed Thanksgiving Magnetic Wine Glass Charms Set

These charms are a classic gift and a unique way to add some fun to your Thanksgiving dinner. Not only are they a great way to mark your glass, but they also make a great hostess gift. Your guests will love being able to choose their own charm, and they'll never have to ask, "Which glass is mine?" Get your charm on!

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3. GIFTED LUGAR Funny Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Bag

This fun wine bag is the best way to gift a bottle to your hostess this Thanksgiving! The bag is made of burlap fabric and has a drawstring closure. It also comes with a gift tag. Add a unique touch to your hostess's Thanksgiving celebrations!

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4. Harper & Ivy Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Labels

These wine-label stickers are a perfect present for your favorite host! Just be sure to apply them at room temperature before chilling the bottles - they're waterproof, so no need to worry about that! Not only do they add a festive touch to your vino, but they also make it easy to identify your drink of choice.

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5. PrestigeHaus Thanksgiving Wine Stopper

These Gobble, Gobble Stoppers are the perfect classic gift for Thanksgiving! Not only do they look unique and eye-catching, but the old-money aesthetic looks about it will surely start a few conversations. And what better way to show your appreciation for your host, who is sparing you from eating cold turkey, than with a thoughtful gift like this? Each stopper is made by hand by the finest glass artisans, so you can be sure that you're getting a quality product. So why not give them a try?

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6. Pithitude Corks are for Quitters Flour Sack Cotton Dish Towel

This super cute absorbent and lint-free cotton cloth is a perfect Thanksgiving gift for any lover of fine vino! So go ahead and buy this hilarious dish towel and show the world that you're not afraid to be a quitter!

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Are you having Thanksgiving with your Nana this year?

7. Fimibuke Thanksgiving Present for Grandmother or New Grandma

This Thanksgiving, give your nana something to really be thankful for – a hilarious and sarcastic Nansaurus tumbler! With double-wall vacuum insulation, this tumbler will keep her cold wine nice and frosty, or piping hot coffee just the way she likes it. In addition, the double-walled design also means that her drink will stay sweat-free and anti-scald. So why wait? Give your nana the gift of laughter this Thanksgiving! Also available in Grandmasaurus and Mamasaurus!

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How about something for your host or hostess to wear? For the annual Thanksgiving football game perhaps?

8. ChalkTalkSPORTS Thanksgiving Goofy Turkey Knee-High Socks

These socks are sure to show off your passion for the game, and what's more, they're perfect for celebrations with relatives on Thanksgiving. They might make you the talk of the town at your Thanksgiving Day football game celebration!

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9. Tstars Thanksgiving Turkey Apron

Looking for the perfect Thanksgiving gift? Look no further than these adorable aprons that will keep them looking sharp while they cook. It even has a large pocket for storing a cell phone or kitchen accessories. Whether your host is cooking indoors or outdoors, or serving up their Thanksgiving feast, these aprons are sure to make them smile.

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Have you considered a Unique Cheese Board?

10. SMIRLY Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set

Suppose you're looking for something to wow your Thanksgiving hosts, then look no further than this set of charcuterie boards! This cheese platter (cutting board) comes with all the accessories needed to make a perfect cheese board - it comes with cheese knives plus a round fruit tray. It's an awesome way to show appreciation for everything they've done for you this holiday season. So why not give them the gift that keeps on giving? Shop now and be sure to get your order in before Thanksgiving!

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If you're familiar with our gift guides, you'd know we'd sprinkle some Gnomes in this review!

11. RECHIATO Thanksgiving Pilgrims Gnomes

These sweet holiday Gnomes are the best Thanksgiving gifts! They provide good luck, keep your treasures safe, and add a pop of color to your decor. But don't forget: these little guys are also experts in the kitchen! They can help your hosts cook up a delicious feast, and they even know how to carve the bird! (not really!) So be sure to gift your hosts these friendly gnomes. These collectible figurines by RECHIATO are a unique Thanksgiving gift and they'll make the day even more special.

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12. YuQi Thanksgiving Fall Gnomes

The Turkey gnomes are a bit goofy looking, but that's okay because they're perfect for making your Thanksgiving Day hosts laugh. The long necks with the wire inside make it easy to twist and get different shapes, which is great for adding some humor to the holiday. One of the gnomes has a pumpkin in his hand, and the other has the fruit of the harvest. They look harmonious and lovely, but don't be fooled - these guys are here to make you laugh. (Accents may vary slightly)

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Scented Candles are a perfect gift for your Thanksgiving host!

13. Village Candle Spiced Pumpkin Scented Candle

A Thanksgiving gift candle of Pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, and ginger - the holy trinity of Thanksgiving scents. This spiced pumpkin candle will have your host's hose smelling like a Norman Rockwell painting in no time!

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14. iLikePar 2 Pumpkin Shaped Scented Candles

These pumpkin-shaped scented candles are the perfect way to get into the spirit of the holidays! Not only do they smell delicious, but they also look incredibly festive. If you're looking for a way to make your Thanksgiving Day hosts happy, then this Thanksgiving gift candle set is the perfect way to do it! They're sure to bring a smile to everyone's face - even if they're not quite in the mood for Thanksgiving yet.

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For the Table

How about some Table Decor for Thanksgiving as hostess gifts?

15. yofit Thanksgiving Turkey Figurine, Set of 2

These Thanksgiving Gifts are suitable to use as dinner table figurines. They are well made, with exquisite workmanship. Perfectly designed for the Fall season, these little guys hold a corn cob and a wheat stalk, both crops of autumn. The table centerpieces are pretty durable and of high quality. They are brightly colored and look vivid and eye-catching. And their legs are made of solid metal, so they can be used year after year.

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Tis the season to go to the local grocery store and buy tons of ingredients to make favorite holiday family recipes!

Why do we only eat these recipes on Turkey Day and Christmas?

Like Aunt Mildred's sweet potato pie?

I don't get it. But, if you're bringing a dish, bring enough to share and gift your hostess the serving tray! They make great Thanksgiving gifts!

Leave the store-bought pumpkin pie at home...feed it to the cat.

16. Tatane Groye Ceramic Casserole Dish

This casserole dish is guaranteed to make your Thanksgiving Day hosts laugh this holiday. It's perfect for family gatherings and features a hilarious message that is sure to get a good reaction. So, add this Thanksgiving gift to your cart and prepare a Thanksgiving meal that will get some laughs this holiday season. Eat your heart out Williams Sonoma!

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17. Mud Pie Farmhouse Mashed Potato Bowl and Spoon Set

The time for Thanks and Giving is when we all come together to give thanks for all the good things we have in our lives each season.

Like mashed potatoes.

I'm so thankful for traditional foods like a mashed potato side dish! You can share that joy and whip up your favorite recipe to bring with you in this special bowl just for your host...sweet! Add a little olive oil and... thanks, mashed potatoes, and host, for making my Thanksgiving Holiday special!

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Nora Fleming

If your host will be cooking and serving up an elegant dinner and dessert on stylish platters for the whole Thanksgiving crew, then they may like the following combinations. Again, eat your heart out Williams Sonoma, West Elm, and Uncommon Goods!

The following are all Nora Fleming designs.

Start by selecting a base, then choose a mini to match the holiday, season, or mood, or occasion. You can pair a stoneware serving bowl or one made of Melamine with a variety of her festive Thanksgiving minis. Take a look!

18. Nora Fleming Stoneware Serving Bowl

Perfect-sized bowl for candies, pasta, small salads, snacks, and so much more!

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19. Nora Fleming Double Pumpkin

Collectible Figurines by Nora Fleming

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20. Nora Fleming Pilgrim Hat

Collectible Figurines by Nora Fleming

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21. Nora Fleming Turkey Mini

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22. Nora Fleming Acorn Mini

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Can't Make it?

And if sadly, you cannot make it to your hosts' dinner invite to eat with friends and loved ones but are so thankful for the invite, send them something! Gift baskets filled with Candy & Chocolate Gifts coming to your front door always make an excellent thoughtful present and make you look good.

Like this one: a chocolate and dried fruit gift basket

And you know by the next day they will be enjoying this and admiring you even more!

Heck, they may even polish it off by the end of the long weekend!

23. A Gift Inside Candy & Chocolate Gift Basket 

Gotta credit Amazon with ideal gifts! This gift basket is filled with two fresh-made caramel corns - traditional and chocolate drizzled, plus lots of crunchy chocolate covered and caramel treats - including handcrafted almond bark, all in a keepsake seagrass basket, tied with a gift ribbon.

Every inch of this basket is filled with extreme yummy-lish-isness!

Special Warm weather shipping in an insulated box with ice packs ensures perfect arrival.

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And That's It!

People who host a Thanksgiving dinner are in for a very long day.

A simple gesture, such as a hostess gift, is a great way to bring some joy to their big day and an awesome way to make them feel appreciated for all the hard work they did to make your day more special.

Happy shopping and have a great Gobble-Gobble!

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