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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
$4

“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

From $11

“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

“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

“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

“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
$21

“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

“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