Hosting Thanksgiving is not an easy feat. People look forward to their Thanksgiving feast all year long, and expectations can run high. Cooking the perfect turkey is hard enough, but add appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and drinks, and you officially have a Herculean task on your hands. As a guest, it's important to show your hostess how much you truly appreciate everything they've done, and these 20 hostess gifts under $25 are an excellent way to do that, especially on Thanksgiving. Whatever you do, don't show up empty-handed.
If there is one thing I'm good at, it's showing appreciation to people who are willing and able to cook the Thanksgiving meal. A little background: after my dad passed away when I was in high school, my family's Thanksgivings became... pitiful, to say the least. My mom, brother, and I are all culinarily-challenged, and one year we mismanaged our time so poorly that our turkey wasn't ready until midnight. It was a disaster. When my brother brought home a new girlfriend studying to become a chef and I began dating a man much more talented in the kitchen than I, Thanksgiving took a turn for the better. Years later, my brother and I are both married to our Thanksgiving saviors, and since we clearly can't handle the cooking on our own, we've become experts in the thanking department. This year, these are my top choices for saying, "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
1. Monogram Candle
2. Metallic Dots Stemless Wine
3. 14" x 9" Oval Marble & Wood Serving Board
4. A&G Vintage Cube Bath Bomb Collection
5. Eres Measuring Spoons
6. Ferrero Rocher Diamond Gift Box- 48ct
7. White Marble Square Coasters In Gold Holder Set Of 4
8. Buffalo Check Apron Red
9. Branch & Twig Pie Server
10. Russel + Hazel In Due Time Gold Notepad Set
11. Cards Against Humanity
Have a laugh after Thanksgiving dinner with a game of Cards Against Humanity. Coined "a party game for horrible people," this game is best with unfiltered people with a crude sense of humor. In other words, maybe save it for Friendsgiving, rather than dinner with the extended family.
12. Better Homes & Gardens Sentimental Collection Appetizer Plates
Six plates for $20 is not too shabby, and these "Thankful," "Gather," and "Blessed" appetizer plates are perfect for Thanksgiving get-togethers. The only thing that can make this gift better? Helping your hostess wash dishes afterwards, too.
13. Fall Hostess Gift Set
This adorable fall-themed gift set is a super thoughtful way to thank your hostess for their hospitality. Grab the 8 oz. candle and 8 oz. sugar scrub for $22, or throw in the box (complete with a customized thank you note for your hostess) for $26. Select your scent from the 18 delicious options available.
14. Wood And Metal Hairpin Votive Candleholder
15. Personalized Tea Towels
16. Woven Grass Vase
17. Custom Cork Trivet
18. Conversion Spoon Rest
19. White Marble And Wood Cheese Board And Knife Set
Nothing says professional hostess like whipping out your own cheeseboard and matching knife. This cheeseboard and knife set from World Market is made from white marble and natural wood with gold detailing, and any cheese-loving hostess will love it.