With Thanksgiving celebrations comes a plethora of quality time spent with loved ones. From Friendsgivings to family gatherings at home, the start of the holiday season is filled with family, friends, and plenty of food.
While we all appreciate home-made turkey and pumpkin pie, decorum often dictates that we express our appreciation with a small token of gratitude—a Thanksgiving gift typically given to the host, our family members, and others we are particularly grateful for on this holiday.
Gift-giving can prove a tricky task. What, for example, to bring when meeting your S.O.'s parents for the first time? Or your own mom, who seems to have just about everything she needs? What about your best friend, who also happens to be hosting a Friendsgiving this year? While you can never go wrong with beautiful serving-ware or a luxe candle, we have 25 gift ideas for each person in your life that are sure to express just how thankful you are this Thanksgiving.
For the Host or Hostess
It is said that you should never arrive at a dinner party empty-handed, and no time is this truer than on Thanksgiving. If you hope to stand out from the mass of bouquets sure to come, consider a small, thoughtful houseware or self-care item that the host can use during and after their hosting duties.
When you hosted your own Friendsgiving, maybe your mom provided you with tips on everything from how to cook your turkey to the beautiful dessert dishes to serve pumpkin pie on. Now, what to get the woman who has everything in return? We recommend a small, home-focused good that is both practical and sophisticated.
Your Best Friend
The holiday season is a wonderful time to show your BFF just how grateful you are to have them in your life. While this doesn't have to mean gifting a vintage Chanel bag (unless my friends are reading this!), delicious treats and skincare products are sure to warm up any cold winter day.
Perhaps the most difficult buy is a gift for your in-laws. You could still be establishing a relationship with your S.O.'s parent, or maybe the holidays are the first time you'll meet. We get it. You want something personal but not overly intimate. Professional but not cold. A coffee table book that speaks to their interests or a gift crate full of festive goodies toes the line perfectly.
Sometimes an S.O. just needs a little bit of extra love. Maybe this means making them breakfast in bed or gifting a sweet little something on Thanksgiving just to show you're thinking of them. Whether it's a sweater to keep them warm through the holidays or the wireless headphones they've been wanting, it really is the thought that counts.