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Gobble, Gobble Mad Libs and 30 other things you need for a perfect Thanksgiving

From cute decor to hostess gifts to stuff to keep the kiddos busy.
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Gobble, gobble! Turkey Day is right around the corner!

Whether you're throwing a feast for a crowd or using the day to sit back, relax and eat, these items will help everyone get in the Thanksgiving spirit. From adorable pumpkin coasters to creative coloring books for the kids' table, these are our turkey day must-haves (besides the actual turkey, of course).

Gifts for your Thanksgiving host

1. Lake Champlain Apple Cider Caramel Chocolates

We all know the fastest way to someone's heart is through their stomach. Let everyone know how much you appreciate them with these Lake Champlain Chocolates.

2. Nest Fragrances Classic Pumpkin Chai Candle

Imagine how amazing your host's house would smell with this candle burning throughout the evening. The Nest candle channels warm aromas with a blend of wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger and cinnamon.

3. Wine Charms and Wine Glass Markers

Make this special occasion even more memorable with these inspirational, corked wine charms. We love these because they are easy to use and lightweight — just stick one on your wine glass stem and that glass is yours for the rest of the night! We also found some holiday-themed charms if you'd rather give a gift they can use all December.

4. Extra Large Stone Age Slate Cheese Board With Soapstone Chalk

This board is perfect for serving cheeses and appetizers. The slate is easy to clean — plus, you can grab a piece of chalk and write what you are serving right on the board!

5. Cotton Thanksgiving Holiday Dish Towel Set

These festive dish towels are a great gift on their own. You can also wrap them around a bottle of wine or freshly baked cookies for an extra treat.

6. Scottish Whiskey Frame

Commemorate your Thanksgiving festivities with a photo in this Scottish Whiskey Frame.

7. Farmhouse Plaid Chenille Throw

Nothing says Thanksgiving like cozying up on the couch with the family and this farmhouse plaid chenille throw is the perfect blanket to do just that.

8. Personalized Cutting Board

Surprise your Thanksgiving host with a personalized cutting board. Available in three different sizes and nine different design options, you can customize this cutting board to fit them perfectly.

9. "Grateful Thankful Blessed" Kitchen Towel

Show your loved ones your appreciation with this Thanksgiving towel.

Stuff to keep the kids at the kids' table

1. Palksky Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props

Even if you don't have a photo booth, these props are great to scatter around the kids' table to keep them occupied. Throw in a few disposable cameras and you'll have plenty of fun looking back at all the photos they've taken!

2. "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!" by Lucille Colandro

This fun book is always a crowd-pleaser — start a tradition by reading it before dinner starts!

3. Gobble Gobble Mad Libs

The Mad Libs you loved growing up now come in a turkey-themed version! Put this at the kids' table and listen to them laugh all the way through their meal.

4. Thanksgiving Coloring Book for Kids

This Amazon bestseller contains kid-friendly illustrations of all things Thanksgiving. Cut out the pages and pass them around so everyone can get in on the fun!

5. Turkey on the Table Book and Activity Kit

Encourage the children and family members to fill the turkey feathers with words of thanks and read them aloud on thanksgiving.

6. Peanuts Thanksgiving Tumblers

Your little ones will love celebrating Turkey Day with these Peanuts Thanksgiving tumblers.

Affordable Thanksgiving decor

1. Thanksgiving Platter

While you probably don't want to get all new dinnerware just for Thanksgiving, adding a touch of holiday flair will delight your guests and pull the table setting together.

2. Fall Leaves Coasters

Add a festive touch to your coffee table (while preventing water rings!) with these decorative Thanksgiving coasters. They're great for Thanksgiving and all your autumn entertaining.

3. Grass Turkey

Could there be a cuter centerpiece than these grass turkeys? Place a few of them around the table with some fresh foliage or greenery and your table is done!

4. Evergreen Adorned Turkey Burlap Door Decor

This Amazon bestseller is a great way to greet your guests. It also doubles as a house-marker if you have anyone new coming to dinner this year.

5. Thanksgiving Turkey Lawn Decorations

If you want to take things a step further, these lawn turkeys will impress the whole neighborhood!

6. Thanksgiving Cupcake Toppers

We are all about the affordable decor and these, ahem, take the cake. But they're not just for cupcakes — you can stick these toppers in baked potatoes, rolls and even pie.

7. Auldhome Pumpkins Silhouette Farmhouse Decor Tray

With a lovely silhouette design, this decor tray is multifunctional: It can work as a candy tray for Halloween and hold candles for a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece.

8. Thankful Accent Pillow

Add some Thanksgiving spirit to your home with this charming accent pillow.

9. Galvanized Metal Pumpkins

These galvanized pumpkins are perfect decorative pieces for fall with their punched-metal pattern allowing candlelight to shine through.

Thanksgiving clothing

1. "Don't Put Me at the Kids Table" Thanksgiving T-Shirt

This comfortable cotton top is perfect for anyone who's been stuck at the kids' table for way too long.

2. Friendsgiving Party Funny Name Tags

Bring these as a hostess gift or give them out at your next Friendsgiving and you'll be the life of the party!

3. Thanksgiving Turkey Apron

Nothing gets us in the cooking mood like a festive apron. Throw this on while you're in the kitchen to protect your outfit from gravy and grease. (Most people on Amazon buy it with this fun headband!)

4. Novelty Holiday Crew Socks

Rock the holidays from head to toe with these novelty Thanksgiving socks.

5. Thanksgiving Mandala Long Sleeve Tee

Show off your holiday spirit with this long-sleeved Thanksgiving tee.

6. Turkey Tee for Toddlers

Make sure every member of the family is turkey-ready with this Lil Turkey tee, available in sizes ranging from newborn to toddler.

7. Plush Turkey Thanksgiving Hats

This hat takes the phrase "you are what you eat" to a whole new level.

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