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Thanksgiving Gifts to Brighten the Holiday for Your Loved Ones

2020 continues to bring us its surprises and challenges. Who would have thought that people would be planning virtual Thanksgiving dinners? Alas, here we are. But that doesn’t mean that your Thanksgiving table should be any less stylish! So before the holiday this year, send your friends and family members these Thanksgiving gifts to brighten up their dining room. And maybe treat yourself!

Set the scene for the holiday

The turkey is the star of Thanksgiving, but it needs some decorative elements to fill out the table! So surround the side dishes withForge Co. Soy Candles and let their scents fill the house. Based in Upstate NY, Forge Co. creates their candles in small batches, using all natural soy wax and fragrance oils. The only downfall is choosing which scent to burn first! Will you go with Autumn Leaves, Harvest Pumpkin, or Oaked Apple Cider?

A snack to start the feast

Whether you’re able to visit family locally, or you’re looking for something to send to those who live far away, chocolates are always a great choice.Maxwell’s Chocolates 12-piece Sampler Box is filled with milk and dark chocolate goodness, created nearby in Hamilton, New York. The family-run operation has been at the heart of the village for nearly twenty years. While the owners have changed, the passion for creating confections remains the same. Just make sure you don’t fill up on too much chocolate while preparing dinner!

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without pie

After cooking all day, you don’t have time to find a new pie recipe on Pinterest. And it’s not Thanksgiving without pie. No worries! Pie Provisions has you covered - and you don’t have to go all the way to Georgia to enjoy their creations.

It all starts with a good pie crust. Just add butter and water toPie Provisions Pie Crust Mix and you’ll have a flaky, buttery crust in no time. Once your crust is ready, choose between theBourbon Pecan Pie Filling or theGinger Peach Pie Filling. Pour it in the dish and bake. Voila! You got yourself a tasty pie.

Black Friday breakfast

Just like Thanksgiving, Black Friday is going to look a little different this year too. With so many stores offering online deals all month long, there’s no need to get up before dawn to get those sales. So take you time. Enjoy breakfast, and spend some more time with your loved ones - even if it means having coffee over Zoom. 

OurBreakfast Gift Set has everything you need for a home cooked breakfast with local flavor. You choose the first two items - either organic maple syrup or rye barrel-aged syrup, and tea drops or Peaks Coffee. Then we fill in the rest with pancake mix, honey, a dish cloth and kitchen towel. Breakfast in a basket!

And if you’re still in the mood for some pie on Friday morning, check outPie Provisions Peach Pie Jam. It’s the best thing to take your toast to the next level.

Buy some Thanksgiving gifts for yourself too - because why not?

It’s been a long, tough year. And it’s not over yet. So it’s time to make a pact to cheer up this holiday season as much as possible. So send some chocolates to your parents in Florida. Your best friend could use some pie fixings. But then treat yourself to a breakfast basket - and get someone else to do the cooking. You deserve a break!

By Danielle Benjamin, Local Adventurer & Blogger
A lifelong resident of Upstate New York, Danielle explores all there is to do both locally and internationally. You can read about her adventures at Wanderlust on a Budget."