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It’s not an insignificant amount of work that goes into making Thanksgiving, well, the best.

And unless you’re the one who plans on spending their Thursday basting, mashing and otherwise preparing for that all-out food-for-all, then you better not be showing up empty-handed. Now, we’re not at all saying you need to spend a fortune. But in the spirit of the day, your hosts better damned well know that you appreciate them putting in the effort.

That’s where we come in. Having combed the Internet so you don’t have to, we’ve compiled some of the finest ways to praise your own pumpkin pie purveyors.

Give thanks, now.

For Sipping:
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Abraham Bowman Gingerbread Beer Finished Bourbon. No doubt they could use a stiff drink. And this one’s like winter in a tumbler.

For Boozy Inspiration:
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Winter Cocktails. Because Christmas is around the corner, and you sure aren’t making the eggnog.

For Presenting the Bird:
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Pidge Boards Large Hardwood Cutting Board. It took a full day to cook; help them carve the thing in style.

For a Gentlemanly Aroma:
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Valor Irish Tweed Scented Candle. Everyone loves a scented candle. Everyone.

For the Post-Turkey Nap:
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Faribault Trapper Throw. How about letting them get cozy, while you help with the dishes? That’d be nice.

For the Morning After:
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Stumptown Journeyman Coffee Set. The proper way to nurse a food hangover.

For Round Two:
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Caption: BLiS Bourbon Barrel Matured Pure Maple Syrup. Stuffing pancakes. Yup.

—S.P.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Stephen Praetorius