Set The Table! 20 Festive Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and whether you’re hosting a dinner at your home this year, having a Thanksgiving-themed movie marathon, or are just looking to spruce up your dining area with a bit of festive flair, we’ve rounded up a list of everything you need to get your dinner table ready for turkey day.

There are plenty of thoughtful ways to decorate your Thanksgiving table that either involve Thanksgiving-themed tableware or other items that just really fit in with the fall aesthetic. Some Thanksgiving table decor options include:

  • Turkey butter dish
  • Battery-operated candles
  • Pumpkin dish
  • Glass dessert dome
  • Pumpkin place-card holder

Regardless of what Thanksgiving looks like this year, you can be certain to have the most festive Thanksgiving table decor around with these 20 selects.


1. H&M Metal Candlestick

Set the mood with some flickering candlelight this Thanksgiving. And it doesn’t matter if the candle is real or fake because either way, the polished gold finish of this antler-shaped candlestick will glisten in the light and create an eye-catching centerpiece. There are three spots on the antler to plop a candlestick, and the bottom is padded so your tabletop will stay scratch-free.

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H&M Metal Candlestick



2. Maple Leaves Garland with String Lights

Add a touch of autumn glow to the table or minibar with these remote-controlled autumn maple leaves lights. They illuminate in eight different modes, from waves or steady, to flash or fade. Plus, there is no need to worry about running a cord to the nearest outlet because these are battery-operated, so this 6-foot strand of twinkle lights can go anywhere––drape them in a vase or lay the strand across the table for added light and texture.

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Maple Leaves Garland with String Lights



3. Burlap Table Runner

This burlap table runner comes in a neutral beige color, so it will easily blend with any other Thanksgiving table decor you might be displaying this year. This 9-foot table runner adds a rustic touch to any dining table or buffet table. And because it is so affordable, you won’t feel bad about throwing it out after it gets stained from all the great turkey day droppings.

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Burlap Table Runner



4. H&M Metal Salad Servers

Ditch the plastic salad utensils and go for something slightly more elevated. These metal salad servers with a gold finish add an understated touch of elegance to the Thanksgiving table. And, honestly, these bad boys could be utilized throughout the entire holiday season.

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H&M Metal Salad Servers



5. Thankful Place Card Setting

These wood-carved place settings are a unique way to spice up the Thanksgiving table this year. And if you want them to say something other than the preset “thankful” or “grateful,” they offer customizable options for really decent prices.

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Thankful Place Card Setting



6. H&M Large Glass Vase

There are a few different things you could do with this large glass vase, which is why it makes for the perfect Thanksgiving decoration. Of course, you could style it with some real (or artificial) flowers or even a few dried branches. Or a battery-operated candle on the inside would project a nice amber glow upon the Thanksgiving table. Not to mention, this vase comes in a dark drown shade that fits perfectly within the fall color palette.

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H&M Large Glass Vase



7. Assorted Mini Velvet Pumpkins

This set of velvet pumpkins provide an easy (and quite affordable) way to sprinkle some fall color and Thanksgiving decor around any space. Whether it’s the dining table, the minibar or the kitchen, scatter these along the tabletop or stack them in a vase for a festive flair.

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Assorted Mini Velvet Pumpkins



8. GlamfettiCo Friendsgiving Balloon Garland

If you go the Friendsgiving route, this balloon garland is the most Instagram worthy catch. Hang it above the buffet table to make it the background of your Friendsgiving pictures (or make it a part of your Zoom call set). Regardless of how you’re celebrating, this is a fun and festive addition.

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GlamfettiCo Friendsgiving Balloon Garland



9. Turkey Napkin Rings

Add an unexpected touch of Thanksgiving spirit to your guest’s napkins with these farmhouse style turkey napkin rings. They’re festive and fun, and they deserve an invite to your table setting.

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10. Acorn Table Scatters

Sprinkle your tabletop with these acorn table scatters to give your dining table an extra autumnal flavor.

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Factory Direct Acorn Table Toppers



11. Libbey Acacia Wood Glass Dome Cake Stand

Let’s face it, dessert is the best part of the Thanksgiving meal. That’s why the tasty treats deserve to sit centerstage in this elevated glass cloche, atop a handsome acacia wood base.

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Libbey Acacia Wood Glass Dome Cake Stand



12. Twos Co Turkey Butter Dish

Turkeys are the most important part of any Thanksgiving table and they’re symbolic of this special holiday too. Give your table butter a festive cover with this ceramic turkey dish.

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13. Vinkor Flameless Candles

Nothing creates a comforting warm atmosphere better than candles, so why not nab a few a set of these battery-operated candle pillars to set around your Thanksgiving table? The best part is that these can be used year-round, so it’s a solid (and quite reasonable) investment.

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Vinkor Flameless Candles



14. Villa Acacia Live Edge Wood Platter

A popular Thanksgiving theme is the golden harvest. Organic elements and decorations like natural wood and bark heighten the feeling of nature and warmth at your dining table while remaining versatile enough to use all year round.

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Villa Acacia Live Edge Wood Platter



15. Staub Ceramics Pumpkin Cocotte

If you’re looking for a place to store the gravy or just want a unique bread bowl, this ceramic pumpkin cocotte in a sleek matte black finish is a stylish and practical solution.

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Staub Ceramics Pumpkin Cocotte



16. MyGift Stemless Wine Glass (Set of 4)

Nothing pairs together better together than turkey and a nice glass of red wine. Toast to those whom you’re grateful for with these gold-tone hammered, special occasion wine glasses.

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MyGift Stemless Wine Glass



17. Thirstystone Coasters (Set of 4)

Sticking with the natural wood aesthetic that lends itself so nicely to the Thanksgiving season, these coasters with gray stone edges are the perfect home base for your beverage of choice.

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18. OurWarm Macrame Table Runner

Give your dining table a holiday-ready makeover with this trendy macrame table runner. The lace runner is perfect for any bohemian, rustic-styled table or dessert buffet.

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OurWarm Macrame Table Runner



19. Mercury Glass Pumpkin Light

A Thanksgiving dinner table isn’t complete without some festive decor to enhance your dining ambiance. Scatter a few of these light-up pumpkins around your Thanksgiving set-up to transform your table into a seasonally-appropriate pumpkin patch.

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Mercury Glass Pumpkin Light



20. Kate Aspen Pumpkin Place-Card Holders (Set of 12)

If you’re hosting a larger party this Thanksgiving (or as large as you can make it while still being safe), make your guests feel welcome and comfortable with these gold pumpkin place-card holders. Just add a hand-written name card to give your guests a personalized welcome. And even if your guest list is slim this year, these are also great to label the food dishes on the buffet table.

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Kate Aspen Pumpkin Place-Card Holder