Thanksgiving Gifts for the Host

November 18, 2011    |    By +
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While most holidays involve a gathering a friends and family, no other holiday celebrates the art of entertaining and home cooking more than Thanksgiving. From the small intimate gatherings, to the large scale family reunions, this holiday is all about showing our thanks to the bounty of the season and the people who take the time to whip up a 5 star meal.  What I love about Thanksgiving even more than the meal itself, is the preparation and kitchen full of chatter even before the table is set.

I’ll actually be attending multiple Thanksgiving gatherings this year, and hosting one of my own, so I know how much work the host and hostess do to prepare for the big day. Whether you’re staying home with friends, or traveling to visit loved ones, here are a few thoughtful gifts to bring with you along with your appetite!

Brooklyn Slate Cheeseboard – $30 -  Perfect for serving appetizers or cheese, this rustic slate board is non-porous so it’s easy to clean, and each one is hand-cut and unique.

Recipe Rock – $8.95 – Both practical and affordable, this handy gadget will serve any home chef well with displaying recipes and keeping them spill-free.

Owl Measuring Cups – $19 – This cute bakeware set is sure to cheer up any kitchen and comes in a variety of colors.

Pop-up Turkey Timer – $14.95 – Keep the kitchen stress-free with this hilarious timer that pops out its legs when the bird is done.

Mario Batali Selection Wine Sampler – $32.99 – Ditch the big bottle of booze for this international wine sampler hand-picked by celebrity chef extraordinaire Mario Batali.

Mulling Spice & Apple Cider – $27.50 – Speaking of wine, Fall is the best time for mulled wine, add these spices to any red wine for a great holiday punch.



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