The Thanksgiving Menu usually is what it is – turkey, stuffing, fresh green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pecan pie. In our family, it’s been the same for as long as I can remember. So, if your family is anything like mine, you’re not going to break with tradition when it comes to the food – but you can add some ooompf! to the entertaining side of things, particularly if you’re the hostess. Here are some of my recommended items on Taigan to make a special Thanksgiving Day even more so,

No. 1

Swan Feather Earrings dipped in Gold by Leslie Fendig at Sabot | $185

First things first – let’s start with the hostess. If you feel special, your guests will feel the same. Wear something unexpected that makes you feel beautiful – I love these hand-made feather earrings.

No. 2

Santa Maria Novella Almond Soap by Absolution | $17

A special bar of soap in a guest powder bathroom because you’ve thought of everything.

No. 3

Dark Chocolate Pecans by Schermer Pecans | $33

Speaking of satisfying your guests, a pretty pewter bowl of these dark chocolate pecans are the perfect sweet & salty nibbles before the big meal.

No. 4

Tortoise Glasses by William-Wayne & Co. | $18.75

Great colors make these stylish & versatile drinking glasses just right for Thanksgiving.

No. 5

Cutting Board by And George | $34

From cheese board to table centerpiece, this affordable rustic piece is perfectly festive.

No. 6

A Taste of France 4-Bottle Sampler by Wine For All Special Selection| $99

Wine, the Holidays, it’s just a necessity.

No. 7

In the Spirit of Aspen by Absolution | $45

Culture, natural beauty, good food, skiing. Pop this book about Aspen, Colorado on your coffee table and you’re sure to get the conversation going about planning that long-awaited Ski Trip!

No. 8

Soapstone Shot Glasses (4) by Sparq | $40

Warm these up over the fire for a before or after dinner aperitif.

No. 9

Croquet Set by Nine Holes Anywhere | $750

After the turkey, grab your aperitif and a mallet, and head to the backyard for a game of croquet!

No. 10

Red Canvas Traveling Bag by 100% Capri | $890

All of the above are assuming you’re spending the Thanksgiving Holiday at home entertaining family & friends. But suppose you’re not – suppose you want to take advantage of the time off of work and head out of town for a mini-vacation. It’s a fantastic time of year to travel, low crowds, low prices. And here’s a great piece of luggage to get you there in style.

Happy Thanksgiving month,

-Lila

 

PS. In case you missed it, check out my last post on early bird shopping for the bookworms.. My mind is certainly gearing up for the holidays now!

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