NEW YORK CITY — Whether you're spending Thanksgiving with family or heading to a Friendsgiving, don't show up empty-handed.
While a bottle of wine is always a nice gesture, here are ten creative ways to give thanks to your host this holiday:
Rather than a run-of-the-mill salt shaker, bring your host a show-stopping way to season a meal. This little kit comes with a chunk of Himalayan salt and a beechwood and stainless steel grater.
Pumpkin Spice Moonshine from Sugarlands Shine
Perfect for the host who enjoys slinging drinks, this moonshine is flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, ginger and pumpkin. Here’s a simple recipe for Pumpkin Spice Apple Ale, which contains the moonshine.
Fisherman Linen Tea Towel from Task
This linen tea towel is made in France and features vintage photography. It is made with sustainable materials and non-toxic inks, and there is a loop for easy hanging.
Boccia “7570” Bottle from Beam
Fill a stylish jug with a Thanksgiving cocktail. This bottle is made with a mouth-blown borosilicate glass.
Fin Whale Knife from Wolves Within
The Fin Whale Knife is handmade by Japanese artisans. Its design is based off of a pencil sharpening knife, but can be used as a cheese or kitchen knife.
Marble Cheese Boards from Wolves Within
A compliment to the knife, try this cheese board, which is made from marble and wood. It was handmade in India with a focus on fair trade and there are various sizes at different prices.
Button Coasters from Lockwood Shop
Price: $5 each
Simple and stylish coasters are always a welcomed gift. These button coasters are a heavy terra-cotta with a glaze finish and come in green, yellow, white and teal.
Five Flavor Bitters Bar Set from Hella Company
Give some mixology fun with a selection of five bitters from Hella Company. Flavors include smoked chili, citrus, aromatic, orange and ginger. Go to the Hella Company website for recipes.
Malle Trousseau Spice Grinder from ABC Home
This grinder, made by Scandinavian blacksmiths, cracks open the hidden flavors of dry spices. It is simple to use — just sprinkle some herbs in, close and twist.
Log Cabin Cedar Incense Burner from Paine’s
Bring the comforting smell of a campfire to a Thanksgiving dinner with Paine's log cabin burner. (Yes, the smoke streams out of the chimney) This set comes with 10 sticks of cedar incense.