Second most popular holiday in the US after Christmas, Thanksgiving Day is annually celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It was first observed in 1621 when Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered together for a three-day feast to celebrate a successful harvest. Sporadic days of Thanksgiving followed and only in 1863 Abraham Lincoln declared it a national holiday to be annually observed on the last Thursday in November.
Thanksgiving means many things to different people but for most Americans it’s the day to express gratitude to the loved ones for their support and give thanks to God for all His blessings and mercies. The holiday is also associated with the festive meal featuring roast turkey, parades, football, spending time with family and friends, and exchanging Thanksgiving Day gifts.
Thanksgiving Gift Basket Ideas
Traditional foods play an important role in Thanksgiving celebration. It’s hard to imagine the holiday without roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, cornbread, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce which make the centerpiece of the festive table in each family. The preparations of the dishes for Thanksgiving start well in advance before the holiday and usually the entire family is involved in the process. But you can significantly ease the life of your family and friends by giving them a Thanksgiving gift basket filled with traditional holiday gourmet foods. Various side dishes, sauces, fruit, cheese, snacks, wine, champagne or any other treats of your choice are all beautifully packed in a keepsake hamper to satisfy your recipients and their guests.
Send a gourmet gift basket for Thanksgiving to your dear ones in another city or country, colleagues, friends next door, or bring it along to the Thanksgiving dinner and be sure the hosts will be grateful for your thoughtful and kind gesture.
Sweet Gifts for Thanksgiving
There are so many dishes to be prepared for Thanksgiving that sometimes there’s no time left to think about the dessert. Take care of your relatives and friends by giving them a sweet Thanksgiving Day gift that is sure to satisfy their cravings. Choose between a classic pumpkin pie, cheesecake, chocolate, cookies, fruit basket or any other sweet treat that will finish the dinner off in a perfect way. A sweet gift is also a great idea for the kids in the family who will appreciate your choice like no one else!
Thanksgiving Day Flowers
Not less important on a festive table than traditional foods is a Thanksgiving Day flower arrangement. It not only captures the true spirit of the holiday but also makes a beautiful centerpiece for the dining table. Fresh fall bouquets usually come in appealing warm colors like yellow, orange, red and are perfect for setting up the holiday mood and adding some cheer to any home before arriving of the guests.
If you can’t make it home for the holiday or attend a dinner with friends, show your love by sending delightful Thanksgiving gifts and flowers to the ones you care for. Make sure that your dear ones know they are in your thoughts this Thanksgiving!