What to Get for Thanksgiving - 7 No-Lose Ideas
Thanksgiving is primarily a family holiday, gathering household, friends, and neighbors around one table. There are no required gifts, but no one comes empty-handed. This article presents seven most popular Thanksgiving gift ideas.
Since 1621, Thanksgiving has been celebrated annually in Canada (2nd Monday in October) and in the United States (4th Thursday in November).
In America, this tradition was initiated by the first settlers, who thanked God for a bountiful harvest with a rich feast. This holiday got the status of the state holiday in 1789 after the decree of the first U.S. President George Washington.
The Canadians believe though that they’ve been having this holiday earlier. It is associated with the arrival in 1578 in Newfoundland Englishman Martin Frobisher and his thanks for the successful completion of a difficult journey.
Food for a holiday meal
In the olden days, guests could bring their own dishes for the holiday table. You could honor that tradition and come to the party with a pumpkin pie, a fruit basket, honey, or pecans. After all, these are the dishes, not to mention turkey, that were on the table during that very first feast in 1621.
INTERESTING FACT: Why the turkey? Because it was the most common bird in the American woods at that time. In addition, it could weigh up to 11 kilograms (24.25 lbs), so it was profitable to cook it.
The perfect Thanksgiving gift for friends can be themed cutlery or stylish wine glasses. And holiday wrap, a bottle of aged wine, and a set of high-quality chocolates are the perfect accompaniment.
You can also give other useful and beautiful items for the home, such as coasters or pie molds, especially with holiday symbols or thank-you notes.
Holiday garland or handmade items are sure to delight your loved ones and add color to the holiday. A wreath of autumn leaves, with corn cobs and pumpkins will serve as a symbol of well-being and prosperity. Hand-knotted pumpkins, ceramic figurines depicting colonists or Indians, and even earrings in the form of pumpkin pie - don't limit your imagination to anything!
Portrait of the host
Give the owners of the house their portrait in the guise of the first settlers. The originality and unexpectedness of such a gift will not leave your loved ones indifferent, so that the picture is unlikely to gather dust in the attic or closet later.