Best Thanksgiving gifts for 2023
From autumn cupcakes and s'mores hampers to autumnal homewares and favourite American tipples, we've chosen the best Thanksgiving gifts for 2023
Are you attending a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration this year? We've rounded up the best Thanksgiving gifts for foodies, ranging from gifts under £10 to decadent hampers. Most famously celebrated in America where it falls on the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving this year falls on Thursday, 23 November 2023.
What do you traditionally give as a gift at Thanksgiving?
Happily, there are no strict rules on Thanksgiving gifts. Edible gifts are are a popular choice – we've included a range of Thanksgiving food gifts in our top picks such as biscuits, decadent chocolate hampers and cupcakes. If attending a dinner party or someone else is hosting Thanksgiving, gifts for the host such as wine or a side dish are also commonly brought. If you're not seeing someone on Thanksgiving itself, we've included some pretty seasonal homewares that they can enjoy all autumn and winter, or add to a Thanksgiving tablescape, such as wine glasses, a pie dish for the all-important pumpkin pie or candles.
Best Thanksgiving gifts for 2023
Lola's Cupcakes autumn cupcake box
- Available from Lola's Cupcakes (£21.30 for 6)
The ideal gift to take to a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving feast, these pretty cupcakes are inspired by the flavours of autumn. There’s a seasonal spiced pumpkin cupcake topped with candied pecans, a fruity plum and mascarpone cake or a decadent millionaire cupcake for sweet tooths – with caramel sponge, chocolate icing, shortbread crumbs and chocolate drizzle.
Lola's Cupcakes (£21.30 for 6)
Bean & Bemble Thanksgiving tea towel
- Available from Not on the High Street (£15)
This cheery tea towel will add a pop of colour to kitchen celebrations – covered with bold Thanksgiving motifs from turkey and pumpkins to seasonal cocktails, it's sure to inspire some Thanksgiving cooking.
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Not on the High Street (£15)
Biscuiteers Thanksgiving biscuit tin
- Available from Biscuiteers (£38)
This tin of Thanksgiving-themed biscuits is the perfect hostess gift. Crack open after dinner and share the gingerbread biscuits in a variety of intricately decorated designs, from pumpkin pie and turkey to colourful autumn leaves.
ProCook porcelain pie dish
- Available from ProCook (£17)
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving menu staple, and a sturdy pie dish is key to making a good one. This porcelain option from ProCook is a great affordable option under £20 and is a generous 5cm deep, making a hearty pie. It also comes with a pie bird to let steam out when making covered pies. Check out our full review of the best pie dishes for more choices.
Fortnum & Mason The Thank You Hamper
- Available from Fortnum & Mason (£85)
For a thoroughly British spin on a Thanksgiving gift, this ‘Thank You’ hamper is packed with treats to show your appreciation to a loved one. Three pretty tins of biscuits leave the lucky recipient spoilt for choice on where to start – choose from pistachio and clotted cream, lemon curd or salted caramel biscuits. Strawberry jam, tea bags and decadent champagne chocolate truffles complete the special wicker hamper.
Fortnum & Mason (£85)
Cartwright & Butler pumpkin-spiced shortbread
- Available from Cartwright & Butler (£5.50)
It's not just lattes that get the pumpkin treatment at this time of year. Buttery shortbread is infused with sweet pumpkin and cinnamon for these spiced shortbread biscuits – a great wallet-friendly gift or addition to a Thanksgiving hamper.
Cartwright & Butler (£5.50)
Imp & Maker s’mores and fudge fondue gift set
- Available from IMP & MAKER (£58)
A Thanksgiving gift kids will love and a whole family can share, this American-inspired s'mores and fudge fondue gift set has plenty of sweet treats to enjoy. There's marshmallows, a toasting fork, chocolate buttons and shortbread to build your own s'mores over a celebratory Thanksgiving weekend, plus hot chocolate for cosy evenings in, fudge and silky toffee sauce.
IMP & MAKER (£58)
Kindred Fires Thanksgiving candle
- Available from Not on the High Street (£18)
With a pretty autumn foliage-inspired label, this candle makes a great personalised gift. Take your pick of scents (go for 'spiced orchard' or 'festive spice' for maximum seasonality) and then add a personalised message to the front.
Not on the High Street (£18)
Cocoba pumpkin spice stirrer
- Available from Whole Foods Market (£3.29, in-store)
Give hot chocolate a seasonal twist with this sweet stirrer. Proving it's not just lattes that can get the pumpkin spice treatment, this spoon melts into a rich, pumpkin-spiced hot chocolate that a sweet tooth will love.
Whole Foods Market (£3.29, in-store)
Talking Tables forest saucer crackers
- Available from John Lewis (£5)
Who says crackers have to be just for Christmas? Decorate a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving tablescape with these sweet mini crackers. The plastic-free crackers each contain a joke and conversation starter to get the chat flowing round the table.
John Lewis (£5)
Wild Turkey 101 Kentucky straight bourbon
- Available from Amazon (£25)
Looking for an all-American tipple to enjoy on Thanksgiving? This wallet-friendly bourbon whisky has buttery chocolate, gingerbread, tobacco leaf and toffee flavours and makes a brilliant old-fashioned cocktail. Check out our full best bourbon review for more of our favourite bottle picks.
Anthropologie Dabinette stemless wine glasses
- Available from Anthropologie (£48)
For the prettiest of Thanksgiving tables, gift these delicately etched stemless wine glasses. The colourful botanical pattern is made for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner party.
Lakeland electric popcorn maker with bowl
A fun gift to enjoy on Thanksgiving itself but also cosy movie nights all winter long beyond the big day itself. This Lakeland machine earned a five-star rating in our recent best popcorn makers test: it's easy to assemble and use, comes with a one-year guarantee and can produce a batch of fresh popcorn in just 90 seconds.
Steenbergs pumpkin pie spice blend
- Available from Whole Foods Market (£2.79, in-store)
A gift for the keen baker that they're sure to use for Thanksgiving, the festive season and beyond. Blended in Yorkshire, this fragrant spice blend is perfect for making a homemade pumpkin pie but can also be used for sprinkling over sweet potatoes or adding to other bakes for a seasonal twist, such as banana bread.
Whole Foods Market (£2.79, in-store)