This isn't a gift guide per se, though as much as it is a collection of items I would love to dress up my thanksgiving table with, several would also make great hostess gifts! So lets just check that gift guide off the list.
As much as I try keep my gift guides on the affordable side, every so often something ridiculous gets in, and such is the case with the hand nut cracker. Not only is it $200, but it's a device that no one even uses anymore. I just thought it was so delightful and cheeky, and with the logic that no one is cracking nuts anymore I feel safe that I'm probably not disappointing anyone. (Isn't is so depressing when you look at a gift guide and find that the one item you love is the most expensive of the bunch?)
On the other hand I think the slate cheeseboard you can get in the shape of any state for a mere $20 would be a fantastic gift.
Slate State Cheese Board, $20 at Uncommon Goods
Pumpkin Votive Holders, $40 at Pier 1 Imports
Silver Plaid Cocktail Mixing Glass, $6 at Target
Rifle Paper Co. Floral Coasters, $16 at Shopbop
Gift Boutique Liberty Cheese Set, $36 at Shopbop
Jonathan Adler Hand Nutcracker, $198 at Shopbop
Squirrel Nut Bowl, $35 at Pier 1 Imports
Copper Fig, $2 at Target
Silver Plaid Cocktail Glasses, $12 at Target