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19 Expensive-Looking Thanksgiving Décor Items You Can Buy on Amazon

Thanksgiving, a time to eat our feelings and fight with cousins from Wisconsin, is upon us. And if you’re hosting people, you’re going to need some things. And maybe some things that aren’t from Party City. Here, the napkins, salad plates, and marbled table runners that will make your Citarella-bought stuffing a little more presentable. (And for some more ideas for tackling Thanksgiving prep, click here.)

For Setting the Mood

Nest Fragrances Hearth Scented Candle
$16 at Amazon

This Nest Hearth candle will instantly cozy up the place. The Cut’s Ashley Weatherford described it as smelling “like there’s a fire quietly burning in the fireplace across the room.”

Menu Candle Holder
$64 at Amazon

An un-fusty candleholder. (These beeswax candles will give the room a light honey scent.)

Unfortunately this is sold out, but here is another candleholder from Menu with a copper accent and here is a similarly designed wall tealight holder.

Paine’s Fir Balsam Incense
$9 at Amazon

Or go the cabin–in–New England route with these incense sticks made by an 85-year-old company from Maine.

For Setting the Table

Preserved 2-Tone Red Protea Flowers
$20 at Amazon

These dried Protea flowers are a more interesting (and prettier) alternative to your standard berry branch. (Here’s a nice vase to put them in.)

LA Linen Checkered Gingham Napkins
From $30 for a set of ten at Amazon

A pack of ten gingham cotton napkins will gussy up the table. (For cocktail hour, might we suggest Tonne Goodman’s favorite cocktail napkins.)

Umbra Pulse Napkin Holder
$11 at Amazon

And pop them in a napkin holder.

Gold Marbled Table Runner Paper
$29 at Amazon

Don’t worry about getting gravy on this elegant marbled paper table runner.

Wedgwood 5 Piece Polished Place Setting
$125 at Amazon

Polished gold flatware: always a nice touch.

Spode Blue Room Georgian Plates, Set of 6
$120 at Amazon

These salad plates are a little mumsy — but in the best way.

Crow Canyon Home Enamelware Dinner Plate
$6 at Amazon

Go the slightly more 1970s-revival route for dinner plates.

Riedel O Wine Tumbler, Set of 4
$38 at Amazon

Can’t go wrong with some stemless Riedels.

For Serving the Grub

Laredo Import Serving Platter
$33 at Amazon

The turkey will look great on this minimalist black-rimmed oval serving platter.

Ginko Leaf Flour Sack Tea Towel
$16 at Amazon

A ginkgo-leaf-adorned tea towel for (chicly) making sure you don’t burn your hands when bringing out the mashed potatoes.

Le Creuset Stoneware 12-Ounce Gravy Boat
$32 at Amazon

A gravy boat makes a good “starter Le Creuset” piece; this one comes in the most pleasing shade of palm.

S/N Brass Trivet
$75 at Amazon

Up your trivet game. (A fancy trivet also makes a nice hostess gift.)

Unfortunately this is sold out, but here is another nice modern trivet.

Dansk Server Set
$20 at Amazon

Some very handsome serving tongs indeed.

For Dessert

Mosser Glass Cake Stand
$80 at Amazon

The apple pie will look like a million bucks on this milk-glass pie stand.

The Pioneer Woman Glass Sundae Cups, Set of 4
$27 at Amazon

Ice cream tastes better in old-timey sundae cups.

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19 Expensive-Looking Thanksgiving Décor Items on Amazon