• Darlene Carenza

5 Gifts under $50 to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner

This Thanksgiving, give thanks to your dinner hosts (Moms and Dads included 😉) with these five thoughtful gift items (all under $50) that also give back to others in need. It’s a total win-win that will get everyone in the giving spirit.

1) Made Terra

Made Terra bamboo woven baskets

We’re loving these bamboo woven baskets that can be used as serving trays and double as home décor when displayed on a shelf or the wall. They are from Made Terraand are handcrafted by skilled artisans in Vietnamese local Villages.

With every purchase you make, you are helping to make a difference by contributing to global fair trade, supporting artisan communities, and preserving the indigenous crafts and cultures.

You can mix and match colors and sizes. The small baskets start at $18 each, and the large ones are $29.95.

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2) Tea Drops

Imagine Tory Burch, Michelle Obama and Chrissy Teigen sitting around the Thanksgiving table together, waiting for dessert. Now imagine what they’d be drinking. If you guessed Tea Drops, you may be right (considering they are all fans of this innovative, female-founded brand).

Tea Drops are individually wrapped, fun-shaped little “bath bombs” of tea that you just drop in your cup of hot water, stir, and enjoy. They come in a variety of flavors to try such as Blueberry Acai White, Rose Earl Grey, and Matcha Green Tea – and even fall flavors such as Apple Pie and Pumpkin Spice.

Tea Drops sampler box

The sampler boxes make for the perfect gift because the presentation is gorgeous.

Plus, with every order, Tea Drops donates an entire year of clean water to someone in need through their partnership with the Thirst Project, so you’ll be giving back to others in need.

💡 Winni Tip … Treat yourself (or a loved one) to their monthly tea subscription box and get 16 drops a month for just $25 including free shipping.

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3) Turkey on the Table

Give thanks and start a new tradition with this Turkey on the Table book and activity kit. It’s perfect for guests of all ages because everyone gets to write what they are thankful for on the feathers and display them (or take turns reading them out loud).

This is also a great gift to bring to school for classroom Thanksgiving parties!

More than 1,000,000 meals have been donated by Turkey on the Table through their partnership with Feeding America.

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4) Copper Cow Coffee

Copper Cow Coffee

This Thanksgiving, there’s no need to stand at the espresso machine making one foamy latte at a time or flip a coin to see who’s making the Starbucks run. Make this year’s post-Thanksgiving dinner coffee hour a tasting experience with these clever compostable pour-over filters from Copper Cow Coffee.

If you’ve ever tried traditional Vietnamese coffee, you know that it is full of rich undertones combined with sweet & creamy deliciousness. Founder and Vietnamese American Debbie Wei Mullin wanted to bring this traditional coffee to the U.S., but with a sustainable (and convenient) twist. Each kit comes with sweetened condensed dairy and dairy-free creamer packets that mimic the traditional coffee experience in Vietnam.

Plus, Copper Cow Coffee only works with Vietnamese farmers who use chemical- and pesticide-free growing practices from soil to roast, so you can feel good about every single sip.

We love the Salted Caramel, Vanilla and Churro Latte – so be sure to get enough for the whole family to try (in case your host is feeling generous). 😉

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5) 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

1,000 Places to See Before You Die coffee table book

Your Thanksgiving host will love this stunning coffee table book, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die” by Patricia Shultz. Not only will it keep guests busy while they are waiting for dinner, but it may also inspire everyone to start planning their next trip.

The New York Times Book Review called it “the comfort food of books” and said, “this book will sweep you off your feet.”

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