Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It’s a special time when family and friends get together to enjoy good company, delicious food, and share the things they have been thankful for over the previous twelve months. Some families and friendship groups choose to exchange gifts with their loved ones to remind them that they are thinking of them and thankful to have them in their life. In this article, we look at five thanksgiving gift ideas that are sure to be appreciated this year.
A Fruit Basket
One gift that you can never go wrong with is a fruit basket. It’s a thoughtful and healthy gift and is an especially good choice to give to the host of your Thanksgiving dinner. Go traditional with apples, oranges, grapes and pears, or be a bit more exotic and include mangos, watermelon and a coconut – the choice is yours.
Ireland has a strong history with its warm and soft knitwear, and this can make one of the most perfect gift ideas for Thanksgiving; especially if you have a family member who lives in a cold state or country who is of Irish heritage. Whether you choose a sweater, a cardigan, or an accessory like a hat or a scarf, there are plenty of options to choose from in just as many colours and patterns.
If you’re unable to be with your loved ones this year, one of the best Thanksgiving gifts you can send is a flower arrangement. An arrangement that overflows with tulips, sunflowers, orchids and lilies will make a great addition to any Thanksgiving table and show your loved ones just how thankful you are to have them in your life. There are many companies that will deliver flowers on both Thanksgiving Day or the day before if you book early enough.
A Scented Candle
Most homeowners love lighting a scented candle, especially in the autumn and winter months when the nights are long. Choose a strong Thanksgiving themed scent like cinnamon, pumpkin pie, cranberry or sweet potato. Even when Thanksgiving Day is nothing but a pleasant memory, your loved one will be able to smell the candle and relive the memories.
If there is one gift that is universally loved, it’s got to be chocolate. It’s something that most of us love to receive, no matter what form it’s sent in. Treat your loved one to a delightful chocolate bouquet or just purchase a selection of their favourite bars – whatever you go for here, it’s sure to be a delicious treat that they will truly appreciate.
When it comes to Thanksgiving gifts, you really don’t have to spend a lot. It’s more important to consider the meaning behind the gifts, and purchase (or make) something that will show your friend or family member just how much you appreciate them. The above are just a few of the options available to you.