You know not to show up empty-handed, but what do you bring to your Thanksgiving day party?
A bottle of wine is (in my book) always great to receive but if you want to go a step further, make an impression and be more thoughtful, give a gift that keeps on giving. Something unique that your chef will use and keep in his or her kitchen year round.
So how much do you spend? It depends on three things: your budget, the particular occasion, and your relationship with the recipient. The average Thanksgiving day gift costs somewhere between $15 to $25. My advice is to spend or give what you feel comfortable with but remember this will ultimately determine if you get an invitation back next year.
I recommend Jessica Haas Designs Etsy shop items which makes a perfect gift for the holidays and cooks alike. Right now there is an free shipping offer on $15 or more orders (when you enter the promo code GIVETHANKS2013 at checkout.) The promotion ends November 27, 2013. It is just under 2 weeks until turkey day so get orders as soon as possible so they arrive to you in time.
My favorite gift suggestion is the New York State Seasonal Grocery List & Menu Planner Magnetic Notepads: https://www.etsy.com/listing/124166661/new-york-seasonal-grocery-menu-magnetic?ref=shop_home_feat. The price is right, the gift is thoughtful and will be very useful to your host/hostess.
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