Best Thanksgiving decorations – 11 buys to shop now for effortless entertaining

These Thanksgiving decoration buys are high on style – and low on stress

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When it comes to Thanksgiving, it's safest to stick with what works: Grandma's go-to recipes (passed down from one generation to the next), favorite festive table decor, or even something as simple (but reliable) as assigned seating.  

These traditions are what make the holidays sacred and keep them running like a well-oiled machine. And, this method rings true when shopping for Thanksgiving decorations. They are the backdrop to the holiday, setting the scene and creating a warm and inviting environment. 

A necessity year-after-year, Thanksgiving decorating ideas need to be timeless – essentials like classic Thanksgiving centerpieces, the best candles or faux-leaf wreaths will always get the job done – and will become yearly staples. Here, we showcase the best buys.

The H&G Edit: Timeless Thanksgiving Decorations

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From festive finds to timeless tablecloths, these Thanksgiving decorations will make creating a table setting for the holidays a seamless, stylish process.

1. Bed Threads Rust Tablecloth

Start by setting the scene with a timeless tablecloth. This one evokes the colors of the season but its classic linen look is versatile enough for year round use.

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Rust Tablecloth starting at $100, at Bed Threads

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this rust-tone tablecloth is perfectly on-trend with the Thanksgiving theme and the Autumn season. Available in three different sizes – small, medium, and large – it's exceptional when placed on any (and every) tabletop. 

2. Bernardaud Soleil Salad Plate

Elevate your plates by choosing a set with a touch of gold for something special. These are perfect for the holiday season without feeling themed – no cornucopia motifs here.

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Bernardaud Soleil Salad Plate for $92, at Bloomingdales

Paying tribute to 19th-century rich, French porcelain, this opulent salad plate showcases a motif created by renowned painter Pierre-Louis Dagoty enhanced by a delicate gold rim.

3. Vera Wang Jardin Beverage Set

Treat yourself to tea and serve it in this delicate set from Vera Wang. Metallic florals are a classy nod to fall.

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Vera Wang Jardin Beverage Set for $305, at Burke Decor

Comprised of one of a teapot, creamer, and covered sugar bowl, this botanically illustrated beverage set features shimmering gold and bronze floral accents on a clean white backdrop. Stylish and stunning, it's the perfect post-dinner selection. 

4. National Tree Company Maple Leaves Candleholder Centerpiece

Add an autumn-accented centerpiece to your tablescape for a subtle reminder of the harvest. 

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National Tree Company 24 in. Maple Leaves Candleholder Centerpiece for $69.99, at Home Depot

Elevate tablescapes with the help of this Autumn centerpiece with assorted maple leaves in fall colors accentuated with pomegranate fruit sprouting from a wooden box. With trimmings including berry clusters and pinecones, the wooden box — with distressed — finishing includes three metal plates with glass to showcase some of the best home fragrances

5. Anthropologie Bronzed Turkey Plate

Serve guests in style with a show stopping turkey platter. This bronze lidded option is pretty and practical, keeping your turkey warm and moist between servings.

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Bronzed Turkey Plate for $228, at Anthropologie

Stylishly serve guests the prized bird by placing this bronzed platter at the center of this table; it's the perfect perch to pass around the table.

6. Mackenzie-Childs Walk in the Woods Centerpiece

Accessorize appropriately with a stunning dried floral arrangement. They last much longer than fresh bouquets and can be used each fall.

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Walk in the Woods for $288, at Mackenzie-Childs

Scatter this abundance of autumn accents sporadically around your mantel with this wood-inspired arrangement. Showcasing berries, seed pods, and natural-fiber mushrooms, it's the festive find your home needs.  

7. Worthington Wreath

Decorate doors or mantels to welcome Thanksgiving guests.

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Worthington Wreath l Was $89.50, Now $71.60, at Grandin Road

This wreath features faux gourds and pumpkins, pinecones, and a gathering of other natural elements that bring rich contrast in color and texture to a mantel or front door. 

8. Thanksgiving Personalized 'Thankful for' Placemat

Personalize placemats for a less cluttered approach to place setting.

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Thanksgiving Personalized 'Thankful for' Placemat (Set of 4) starting at $32.50, at Etsy

Seat settings are excellent when organizing large-scale family events, and when children are in the mix, it's impossible to keep those clean and tidy; that's where these placemats come into play. Personalize each placemat with the intended guest's name to keep your table linens clean and seamlessly seat everyone; it's a win-win. 

9. Baccarat Chateau Baccarat 4-Piece Dégustation Glass Set

Upgrade glassware with a set that has options for red, white, sparkling and a tumbler for water or wine.

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Baccarat Chateau Baccarat 4-Piece Dégustation Glass Set for $250, at Saks Fifth Avenue

Enhance your overall tasting experience with this assorted set of four gorgeous glasses. With a variety of rounded and bowed shapes, each glass highlights soft horizontal swirling without oxidization on the inner surface and preserves the harmony of aromas. 

10. Staub Cast Iron 3.5-qt Pumpkin Cocotte

Choose a cocotte to perfectly present your casseroles from oven to table.

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Staub Cast Iron 3.5-qt Pumpkin Cocotte for $440.99, at Amazon 

Go from the best-cast iron cookware and take this cocotte from kitchen to table; its unparalleled ability to retain heat makes this piece a fantastic choice for slow-cooking the season's signature soups, stews, pot roasts, and braises. 

11. 17 Stories Wine Rack Table

Invest in a bar cart to make serving and displaying drinks easier.

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17 Stories Wine Rack Table for $253.99, at Wayfair

Consider all of your entertaining duties handled with the help of this rustic bar cart; not only does it add an industrial-chic look to any room, but it can seamlessly store wine, glasses, and collectibles on a whim. 

Brittany Romano
Shopping Contributor

Brittany Romano wrote for Homes & Gardens as a U.S. Shopping Editor. A graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor.