But for something like hosting Thanksgiving—a time-intensive feat that only the bravest of the brave would dare to take on—a bottle of wine or candle feels a little impersonal. Will your host like it? Probably (I mean, I've never met a bottle of wine I didn't like). But does it scream, "Thank you for dedicating days of cooking prep/house work/decorating and stressing yourself out by hosting a holiday feast?" Meh. Not so much.
Leave the bottle of wine or candle home this year and say, "Thank you" with a gift any Thanksgiving host will surely appreciate. From dinner accessories they can put to use day of, to wellness treats they'll definitely appreciate when dinner is over, these are the best gifts for Thanksgiving hosts to show your gratitude this year.
Most thoughtful gifts for hard-working Thanksgiving hosts
Every good chef should have a decadent EVOO in their pantry, like this batch from Manni. Each batch is cold-pressed from Tuscan olives grown in volcanic soil, while the gorgeous bottle doubles as kitchen decor.
All that holiday prep can be stressful. That’s why this aromatherapy gift from Saje is the perfect way to say thank you for any hardworking host.
These pretty cheeseboards elevate any charcuterie. That way, the next time your host entertains, they can do it in style. There’s two sizes: a smaller board for $40, or a larger board for $60.
This hand-woven, hand-dyed half-apron is a no-brainer for friends who spends holidays (and every other day) in the kitchen. It provides coverage from the waist down while the deep pockets make for convenient storage. Available in grey and white or blue and black colorways.
After a long day of repeatedly washing their hands, your host is going to need some luxurious hand cream. Try 54 Thrones African Beauty Butter—it’s salve-like, and offers the deepest and longest-lasting hydration for dry hands. Oh, and the scent is heavenly.
None one will be salty about receiving this gift (see what I did there?). It features four seasonally-themed salt seasonings, plus a jar of classic sea salt which goes good with just about anything.
This stunning piece of stoneware makes an effortless gift. The wintery pattern and red-and-white combo is perfect for the holidays, something your host will surely use over and over again.
Sleek and shiny, these cheese knives are holiday-party ready. For $20, they’re an affordable way to instantly elevate any cheese board.
New from Momofuku Chef David Chang and food writer Priya Krishna, this cookbook celebrates the fastest, easiest, and most imperfect ways of cooking (which, after hosting Thanksgiving, your host might appreciate).
Maybe your host wears makeup. Maybe they don’t. But if they do, they’ll want to melt away the day’s worth of foundation and mascara they applied right after the last guest leaves, and this hardworking formula will do the trick. Just massage into skin, watch makeup dissolve, and cleanse per usual. Your host will love this.
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