10 Great Holiday Gifts for Thanksgiving

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Mr. & Mrs. Snowman Shakers

“Kissing” Salt & Pepper Shakers are a great gift for just under $10.

Ever since I’ve been spending Thanksgiving with my husband’s family we’ve given each other small, token gifts before we take to the dinner table. It started as my in-laws bringing us host gifts, and grew into a gift exchange. Since Thanksgiving Day is when we also setup the tree and decorate for December, these presents are holiday-themed, such as a Christmas ornament, napkin holder, lawn flag or kitchen decor.

Retro enthusiast that I am, I often try to find classic themed trinkets or other Christmas decor – things that can be put to use immediately.

Here are my top 10 picks for this year’s host/hostess or “just because” gifts to give at Thanksgiving. They each cost $15 or less, which makes them easy on the budget, too!

ABC CuttersABC Gingerbread Men Cookie Cutters – These cute cutters make it look like you’ve already bitten into the stash before you delivered classic gingerbread men. They’re a great novelty gift. Price: $7.99

Christmas Bulb Car Magnets – These retro-style bulbs are sure to put the recipient, and drivers he encounters, into the holiday spirit! Each set includes 10 magnets. Price: $12.99

Retro Santa Dish TowelRetro Santa Dish Towel – This kitschy candy cane designed towel is soft and absorbent. It’s bright, cheery pattern means it will look great on display in the kitchen, but is sturdy enough to be put to use. Price: $10.99

Gingerbread Man Santa Hat MagnetGingerbread Man Magnet – I love bringing the holiday spirit everywhere – right down to the fridge. This adorable little guy is made of plastic, so he’s sure to last for years. Price: $3.99

Merry Christmas Box of Retro Candy – The holidays are the perfect time to feed their sweet tooth. Chock full of nostalgic candy, this decorative box contains more than a full pound of goodies. Price: $14.99

Tin of Retro Holiday StickersChristmas Stickers Tin – More than 100 stickers of retro Santa, snowmen and messages make this collectible tin great for advance giving. The recipient can use the stickers on envelopes, gift packages and in scrapbooks. The classic designs are simply adorable. Price: $13.49

Mr. & Mrs. Snowman Salt & Pepper Shakers – I love these unique shakers, which can also be used for decor. They’re magnetic at the mouths so they’re actually kissing. Price: $9.99

Santa Diner Coffee Mug

This classic “keeps it hot” diner mug features an exclusive Santa design.

Coca-Cola Santa Resin Ornament – This vintage style tree decoration is a rendition of a piece by Haddon Sundblom, who painted the classic Coke Santa for more than 30 years. Sale Price: $7.99

Dress Your Own Snowman Kit – If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area where December = lots of snow, this kit is lots of fun. It includes a knit cap, a pipe, a carrot nose, eyes, buttons and mouth pieces. Sale Price: $11.99

Santa Claus Diner Mug – Give the gift of hot coffee or cocoa. This classic diner mug features a retro Santa illustration. Give a set of two for a couple. Sale Price: $5.99

Does your family exchange any traditional gifts during Thanksgiving? Share your traditions below.




Last updated: Nov 07, 2012
Filed under: Retro Party & Event Ideas, Retro Planet Products Tagged with: Christmas, Thanksgiving