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The Best Thanksgiving Decorations, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best expensive-looking Thanksgiving décor, the best turkey-roasting tools, and the best last-minute Thanksgiving essentials, here we’re zeroing in on the best Thanksgiving decorations on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity).

The Best Nostalgic Thanksgiving Decoration

Beistle Tissue Turkey Centerpiece

“I’m ‘old’ and I think I remember these when I was young—5o years or more ago. But they are still really neat, well made and well priced. I have given them as gifts to younger people and they too love them. They are an inexpensive way to create fun holiday decorations and they fold up so they don’t require the large storage space that a permanent, china for instance, decoration takes. They can be folded up and reused but I keep forgetting where i stored mine, so I just order new ones.”

The Best and Most Practical Thanksgiving Decoration

DII 100% Cotton, Oversized Basic Fall & Holiday 20x 20” Napkin

“These were the perfect addition to my Thanksgiving table setting! They are heavy duty, hold their color and a good size. I also love plaid and the colors. Can’t say enough good things about these.”

The Best Fall-Leaf Thanksgiving Decoration

Bassion 210 Pcs Assorted Mixed Fall Colored Artificial Maple Leaves

“These add a great touch to my home Thanksgiving set up. Three different leaf colors (check out the pictures some have posted). Nice intense Autumn colors. A nice thickness; not cheaply made. Yes, you do have to separate them but it is not difficult to do. Arrived nicely sealed.”

The Best Twinkle-Light Thanksgiving Decoration

Luditek Thanksgiving Decorations Lighted Fall Garland, String Lights 8.2 Feet 20 LED

“I Couldn’t wait to put these out for our Fall decor. They are so simple and add a big punch - I really didn’t need much else to create a beautiful look in my home. I put the strands across the top of our piano and down the stair railing and it’s very pretty.”

The Best Long-lasting No-Drip Thanksgiving Decoration

Highlow Dripless Taper Candles 12” Inch Tall Candle Set of 12 (Pumpkin Orange)

“I bought these in orange tapers. I bought them during the Halloween season but didn’t get to use them until this past Thanksgiving feast. I was worried that they would drip all over my table. But low and behold they did not. I’m so used to low quality candles that I make sure I use vinyl table covers so I can easily clean up, but these didn’t disappoint. Not a drop dripped, and they were lit till about a quarter left on their length. Definitely will buy them again.”

The Best-Smelling Thanksgiving Decoration

NEST Fragrances Classic Candle- Pumpkin Chai

“This candle smells heavenly! Some pumpkin spice products are too sweet or heavy on the spices, but this one is perfect - my friend took one whiff and said, ‘Please get me one of these for my birthday.’ The glass container is also beautiful.”

The Best Thanksgiving Decoration That’ll Also Protect Your Table

Benson Mills Gathering Engineered Jacquard Tablecloth For Harvest, Fall and Thanksgiving

“I just received this table cloth and was pleasantly surprised. The quality of the material is great and it looks expensive (like something you’d get at Saks or Bloomingdales). One reviewer said that it was orange, but it is not orange at all. It looks exactly as it does in the picture. You can use this for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any celebration but its also suitable for a nice dinner with friends at home. I’m getting this as a gift for my mother (who is extremely picky). She would never guess that I payed so little for this. I almost forgot… It is also reversible which was a huge PLUS! On the reversible side it is a matte marigold color with a satin ivory colored embroidery. I wish I could give this 10 STARS. A+++”

The Best Thanksgiving Decoration for All Ages

Evergreen Flag Thanksgiving Holiday Door Décor

“My 93 y/o mother-in-law resides in a nursing home. Each season and each holiday we look for something to hang on the door to her room. She gets many compliments on her ‘pretty’ door decorations. As a patient with dementia, she quickly recognizes ‘her door’ from the others even during her moments of worst confusion. The quality of this decoration means it can be used over and over. When not in use, we keep it stored under a plastic garment bag and it will last for years.”

The Best Thanksgiving Decoration You Can Use Year-round

Nearly Natural 4773 Olive Wreath, 20-Inch, Green

“I have gotten so many compliments on this wreath. It is clearly artificial but does have a natural look to it. I love the shape of the leaves, the variation in their arrangement, and the olives. It has held up well for months, with opening and closing the door multiple times per day. It is the perfect size for a front door, and I love the symbolism of peace as you enter a home.”

The Best Thanksgiving Decoration for Kids

Beistle Turkey Headband Party Accessory

“Got this for a niece and she loved it! It was a perfect gift for a cute little girl for a thanksgiving day.”

The Best Thanksgiving Decoration for Dogs

Blueberry Pet 8 Patterns Fall Halloween Thanksgiving Designer Dog Collar

“Great quality collar! This particular one with the leaf is a darker pink looking color, but still good for boy or girl. The leaf is attached well and I have no worries of it falling off. I will definitely look into their other seasonal collars.”

The Best Thanksgiving Decoration for a “Turkey Trot” Race

Forum Novelties Roasted Turkey Hat for Adults

“Absolutely perfect for a cold Turkey Trot race. We cut the lining so the hats would pull over our ears and I used a little elastic to help keep mine on. One runner had enough room to layer the hat over her skull cap too. Lots of laughs and compliments on the hats from other runners.”

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The Best Thanksgiving Décor, According to Amazon Reviews