21 items for a perfect Thanksgiving, from host gifts to kids' table games

From cute decor to hostess gifts to stuff to keep the kiddos busy.
by Mish Coffey / / Source: TODAY

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

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 funny name tags to creative coloring books for the kids' table, these are your turkey day must-haves (besides the actual turkey, of course).

Gifts for your Thanksgiving host:

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

Set of 3 Thanksgiving Bottle Tags, $9, Nordstrom

Thanksgiving wine bottle tags

Make gift-giving incredibly easy with these bottle tags! They aren't just for wine (though we do love this pinot trio from Mouth); tie them on a growler of your favorite pumpkin beer or around a handle of apple cider.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Kit, $59, Mouth

Thanksgiving Leftovers kit

Help your host make the most of their Thanksgiving leftovers with this kit that includes pickles, mustard, gourmet potato chips and more!

Pumpkin Chai Scented Candle, $40, Nordstrom

Pumpkin Chai candle

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

Inspirational Wine Charm Set, $7 for 9 charms, Amazon

Wine Charms

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.

Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board, $35, Mouth

Slate Cheese Board

This board, a Mouth best-seller, 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!

Be Thankful Set of 2 Dish Towels, $15, Nordstrom

Be Thankful napkins

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.

Stuff to Keep the Kids at the Kids' Table:

Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props, $10, Amazon

Even if you don't have a photo booth, these props are great to scatter around the kids' table to keep them occupied. Plus, it will be fun to look back later at all the photos they've taken!

Thanksgiving Kids' Color Placemats, $30, Amazon

Placemats for thanksgiving

These placemats come with crayons and stickers for ultimate kids' table fun.

LEGO Seasonal Set Thanksgiving Feast, $32, Amazon

This Lego set (for kids ages 6 and up) comes with everything they need to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Let them practice team-building and collaboration skills as they put this together on the big day.

"There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!" $6, Amazon

Thanksgiving Kids Book cover

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

Gobble Gobble Mad Libs, $5, Amazon

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

Thanksgiving Coloring Book, $10, Amazon

Thanksgiving coloring book

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

Actually Affordable Thanksgiving Decor:

Turkey Dish, $36, Nordstrom

While you probably don't want to get all new dinnerware just for Thanksgiving, adding a touch of holiday flare will mesmerize your guests and pull the table setting together. This metallic turkey serving dish is perfect for turkey carvings, stuffing or vegetables.

Beaded Pumpkin Coasters, $10 for 4, Sur la Table

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

Grass Table Turkey, $5, Sur la Table

Is there any 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!

Evergreen Adorned Turkey Burlap Door Decor, $20, Amazon

Thanksgiving door decor

This Amazon best-seller 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.

Turkey Lawn Decorations, $35, Amazon

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

"Don't Put Me at the Kids Table" Thanksgiving T-Shirt, $14, Amazon

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

"Keep Calm And Turkey On" Thanksgiving Cupcake Picks Toppers, $7, Jet

We are all about the affordable decor and these, eh-hem, take the cake. Not just for cupcakes, you can stick these toppers in baked potatoes, rolls and even pie.

Friendsgiving Party Funny Name Tags, $11, Amazon

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

Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Apron, $30, Amazon

Turkey Apron

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

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter