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From celebrating the arrival of autumn to heralding our national day of thanks, Thanksgiving decorations can be versatile additions to all sorts of spaces in the home. Get into the spirit of the season with our guide to the types of decorations to add to your mantel, side tables, doorways, and more.

Types of Decorations

Types of Decorations

Many Thanksgiving decorations can be used at the start of fall through November. What works best for you depends partly on your decorating style and partly on how well items integrate with what you already have. Even the most restrained Thanksgiving home decorator will find something to treasure in all the types of seasonal decorations on the market. Those include sculptural elements; candleholders and candelabra; garlands; vases and baskets; wreaths; flowers; and pillows and throws. Here's what you need to know to get started on your Thanksgiving decorations collection.

Sculptural Elements

Classic Thanksgiving decorations include items such as ceramic turkeys and pumpkins, as well as other sculptural pieces that work well as focal points in various spots, from side tables to mantels.

Candleholders and Candelabra

More elaborate candelabra can be used as centerpieces on a table, while single candleholders may work well integrated with other elements such as vases and flowers.

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Claire Burke

"It's starting to look a lot like Christmas, so shouldn't it smell like it? The fragrance of a Christmas tree brings anticipation ...and excitement! This luminous Claire Burke Fresh Royal Fir glass Filled Candle fills the room with its impactful fragrance... read more

Claire Burke

"This luminous candle fills the room with its impactful fragrance and classic beauty. What is the holiday season without Christmas... Memories? A favorite of customers for decades, Christmas Memories has become a holiday tradition itself and remains a... read more

The Bradford Exchange

Thomas Kinkade Musical Tabletop Centerpiece Crystal Candle: Making Spirits Bright - There's no sight more inviting than the soft g...low of candlelight at Christmas and no artist like the Painter of Light? to capture such charm - a festival of lights... read more

Yankee Candle Company

Dress up your jar candles! Perfect when giving a candle as a gift or to decorate when your candle is not lit. (Not for use on a li...t candle) About This Accessory: Enhance the look of any jar candle with a hand-painted jar topper. Designed to fit our... read more

Garlands

Garlands often present unique but easy ways to add Thanksgiving decoration to a home. Drape one on a mantel, around a door frame, or over an entry.

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Treetopia

The 10-foot Tuxedo Black Artificial Christmas Garland with clear lights is a sophisticated and sleek addition for your home.

Treetopia

The 10-foot Pretty in Pink unlit artificial Christmas garland will give your room some powdery pink style! Its soft pink branches ...are sure to delight! read more

Vickerman
$94.99
at Target

Since 1940, Vickerman Company has been known for their quality seasonal decorations including traditional and realistic artificial... Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands. This Camdon Fir Garland features a medium green PVC One year limited manufacturer... read more

Balsam Hill

Balsam Hill® Gramercy Park Garland echoes the breathtaking beauty lying within the walls of New York's most exclusive garden park.... This Christmas creation begins with a base of lush, verdant foliage that evokes the freshness of the park’s landscaped gardens. An ornate arrangement of dainty sprays, decorative ornaments, glitter-edged pinecones, patterned ribbons, and lovely poinsettia accents is then added to create rich visual texture and dimension. Pre-lit with battery-operated LED lights, this garland exudes an aura of grandeur that prompts guests to take pause and admire their surroundings. Accent this piece with items from our Gramercy Park Ornament Set to complete the enchanting look of your indoor holiday display. Reviewed by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, our foliage craftsmanship has earned us the Good Housekeeping Seal. A Balsam Hill® exclusive. read more

Vases and Baskets

Thanksgiving-specific decorations may include vases and baskets that are patterned or colored to be used accents on holiday tables or in other spots such as entryways.

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FTD
$49.99
at FTD

Silky smooth California Merlot makes the perfect match for parmesan peppercorn cheese, delicious water crackers and Ghirardelli ch...ocolate in this classic gift. Wine Gift Basket includes: Parducci Small Lot Blend Merlot: Complex aromas of sweet black... read more

FTD
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FTD
$29.99
at FTD

The Perfect Pear Gift Basket offers your special recipient the irresistibly sweet taste of fresh hand-picked D'Anjou pears to crea...te a gourmet treat unlike any other.GOOD basket includes 3 red D'Anjou pears and 6 D'Anjou pears arriving in an attractive... read more

FTD
FTD
FTD
$69.99
at FTD

Curl up by the fire with a pair of wines from one of Washington's founding wineries. This Collector's Series Merlot and Chardonnay... accompany gourmet treats to make your season bright. Wine Gift includes: Waterbrook Collector's Series Merlot: black... read more

FTD
FTD
FTD
$54.99
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The With Sympathy Fruit & Gourmet Gift Basket is the perfect way to connect with the bereaved and offer your deepest condolences f...or their loss. An attractive natural woven gift basket arrives brimming with the following gourmet assortment, including:... read more

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Wreaths

Whether made from real or artificial materials, wreaths are often found on doors, but they can also be used above fireplaces or as accents on walls in rooms such as kitchens and dining spaces. Smaller wreaths are sometimes placed flat as centerpieces.

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Hayneedle
$49.98 $99.99
at Hayneedle

Unique eye-catching bright white PVCFull-bodied wreath measures 36-inches diameter440 tips offer plenty of decorating space100 lig...hts give this wreath a warm glowPerfect for your wall or doorIf one light goes out the rest stay lit when bulb remains in circuit . Dramatic and exquisite, the 36 in. Winter Park Pre-Lit Wreath is an excellent choice for your holiday decorating this year. With 440 tips, this wreath offers plenty of room to hang your favorite decorations and the striking white foliage makes a stunning backdrop for any color. It's pre-lit with 100 lights so it's ready to hang whenever you are. Cord Length on wreath is 28 inches long. Care instructions: While in use, be sure to keep this product out of direct sunlight to avoid discoloration. When in storage, keep this product covered as dust build-up may also cause an undesirable discoloration. Follow these directions for years of enjoyable use.About Finley HomeFinley Home was created to ensure that your needs, wants, and desires regarding home furnishings and décor are met with ease. Offering a well-appointed mix of both current and classic designs, all with functional style at exceptionally affordable prices, Finley Home's unique pieces and collections are ideal for keeping pace with today's ever-evolving lifestyles. Simple silhouettes, understated elegance, and versatility define the Finley Home brand and make it one you'll return to for years to come. Loose and broken needles will never again be the bane of your Christmas season, thanks to this wreath. The all-white design offers a nice twist on a traditional green wreath, and the PVC material is designed to withstand frequent use outdoors. The 440 tips offer a slightly realistic look that creates a fuller and richer appearance. This tree even comes prelit with 100 bulbs that reflect off its white branches, giving it a warmer look for the holidays. Use the wreath on your front door, porch, fence, or anywhere else you need to decorate. read more

Vickerman
$92.99
at Target

Since 1940, Vickerman Company has been known for their quality seasonal decorations including traditional and realistic artificial... Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands. This Camdon Fir Wreath features a medium green PVC with 150 clear lights and a... read more

Hayneedle
$39.98 $59.99
at Hayneedle

Nicely sized at 24-inches diameterYour choice of electrical cord or battery operated functionality300 tips for a full bodyPre-lit ...with 50 clear lightsLush green pine foliageA wonderful accent for any door or wallIf one light goes out the rest stay lit when bulb remains in circuit. The Classic 24-inch Pre-Lit Wreath will warm your home just in time for the holidays. This wreath is perfect for hanging above the fireplace mantle or for adorning an empty wall. Lush pine foliage is densely packed with 300 tips and strung with 50 clear lights to bring cheerful, ambient light that staves off the winter darkness. Simply leave this wreath undecorated, or trim with your favorite ornaments for a personalized display. For your convenience we also offer the choice of electrical cord or battery operated functionality. Cord Length on wreath is 28 inches long. Place your order today to enjoy lively green and welcoming light in your home this holiday season. About Finley HomeFinley Home was created to ensure that your needs, wants, and desires regarding home furnishings and décor are met with ease. Offering a well-appointed mix of both current and classic designs, all with functional style at exceptionally affordable prices, Finley Home's unique pieces and collections are ideal for keeping pace with today's ever-evolving lifestyles. Simple silhouettes, understated elegance, and versatility define the Finley Home brand and make it one you'll return to for years to come. Welcome every guest to your home with this pre-lit Christmas wreath which lets you spend less time worrying about decorating. The 50 clear lights scattered across the wreath adds a warm glow to the piece that tell others you are ready for the holiday season and it features 300 branch tips that give it a realistic look. You never need to worry about the lights abruptly stopping either because it will stay lit even if one of the lights goes out. read more

Flowers

Flowers -- another Thanksgiving decoration that can be real or faux -- are often found in colors that complement the traditional hues of the autumn season. Flowers may be used as accents or focal points as well.

Pillows and Throws

In a space such as a family room, pillows and throws in seasonal hues of reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and browns can provide a fresh update.

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PersonalizationMall.com

It's the little things that keep romance going strong - like never forgetting to kiss each other goodnight!This elegant pillow cre...atively displays your first names in an elegant classic font, while Always Kiss Me Goodnight, or any message you choose is gracefully scripted across the center.Makes a charming Sweetest Day, Valentine's Day, wedding or anniversary gift! read more

PersonalizationMall.com

Celebrate your love with sweet sayings on our Love Quotes Personalized Throw Pillow. Choose one of 4 color options, plum, cranberr...y, charcoal or chocolate for the quote on your pillow. Then choose from 8 love quote designs to be printed along with your first names or your last name. Purchase multiple pillows with different quotes for an adorable display on your bed or sofa. Makes a great engagement, wedding, or Valentine's gift! read more

Personalization Mall

Celebrate your love with sweet sayings on our Love Quotes Personalized Throw Pillow. Choose one of 4 color options, plum, cranberr...y, charcoal or chocolate for the quote on your pillow. Then choose from 8 love quote designs to be printed along with your first names or your last name. Purchase multiple pillows with different quotes for an adorable display on your bed or sofa. Makes a great engagement, wedding, or Valentine's gift! read more

MWW
$31.25
at Amazon

From the mountains of North Carolina, manual WW weaves, sews, prints, and develops not just the fabrics, textiles, and beautiful p...roducts you'd expect from a Heritage company, they bring you the freshest designs for your home. Although Thomas Lemuel Oates started manual Woodworkers & Weavers in 1932, the story goes back further. The roots of the company can be found in Oates' entrepreneurial spirit. He and his brother used to farm the Mountain areas of Bat cave in Western North Carolina. They would also help their mother find materials for her crafts. The sons began to make wooden whistles, buckets and bird-houses. They would sell their wares along with her crafts to the people from Charlotte that came through in their horse-drawn buggies on the way to the mountains. Later, Thomas worked at the Ashville postcard company. When the depression hit, he lost his job, but it inspired him to go into business and sell crafts, like cornhusk dolls and woven pieces, that were produced by the local women. He had learned about the Wholesale business while working at Ashville. He built a waterwheel to generate electricity at a mill, began making product and opened shop. Over the years, he expanded the company. His son, Lemuel Oates, who would next manage the company, says he worked in the business from a young age. He explains the products were made from cotton scraps left over from making socks. Half-inch circles would be looped together to form a variety of products. Lemuel Oates went to college and then settled in Richmond. In December 1973, he returned to Bat cave and took over the company. In 2007 his son Travis and his daughter, Molly Oates Sherrill, took over the business. read more

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Product Features

Product Features

No matter which type of Thanksgiving decoration you invest in, there are common product features that will influence how and when you use those accents. Those include colors and patterns; materials; and versatility. Before you make any purchase, think through items you already have and how those pieces will work with new items. Then, as you add to your Thanksgiving decorations from year to year, you'll establish a coherent decorating scheme that you and your family and friends will appreciate from year to year.

Colors and Patterns

Color and pattern are of paramount importance when selecting items for your Thanksgiving decorations. Choose a repeating motif or a dominant color that provides cohesion and a focal point.

Material

A variety of material types are used to create Thanksgiving decorations. For example, flowers may be real or artificial; sculptural items may be metal or glass.

Versatility

Some Thanksgiving decorations are appropriate only for the holiday dinner, but others may be transitional enough to accent general areas in the home.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Fewer purchase considerations may influence your selection of Thanksgiving decorations, but they're still important to review, particularly for items you wish to preserve and perhaps pass along to other family members or friends. Those include cost, care, and storage. Here's your guide to what to consider before buying Thanksgiving decorations.

Cost

Smaller Thanksgiving decorations may cost just a few dollars, while others may be more expensive. Consider cost, but think through alternatives, such as adding to a collection over several years.

Care

Make sure you understand the care requirements of different types of Thanksgiving decorations in order to preserve them for as long as possible. That includes dusting and safe use in appliances such as ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers.

Storage

Most Thanksgiving decorations will probably not take a lot of storage space, but some may require careful packaging to protect materials or coloring.

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CC Home Furnishings

Protect and dress up any table with this beautiful tablecloth that will be used for years to come This tablecloth is perfect for T...hanksgiving and the autumn or winter season bringing a bit of holiday warmth to your kitchen or dining room Features a... read more

Garnet Red, Purple Passion & Light Olive Harvest Plaid Decorative Thanksgiving Table Cloth 84" x 60"
CC Home Furnishings

Protect and dress up any table with this beautiful tablecloth that will be used for years to come This tablecloth, perfect for Tha...nksgiving and the autumn season, brings a bit of fall ambiance with a pop of color to your kitchen or dining room decor... read more

Autumn Swirl Leaves & Feathers Decorative Square Thanksgiving Table Cloth 52" x 52"
Melrose
$96.99 $121.99
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Add style and charm to enjoy the classic shades of fall with our life-like olive green wild hop flowers and green leaves spray Dim...ensions: 33"L Material(s): polyester Pack includes 6 of the item shown read more

Pack of 6 Decorative Fall Harvest Olive Green Wild Hops Flower Sprays 33"
Melrose

Add style to your home with these beautiful artificial green, mustard and rust mixed foliage floral arrangement Perfect for weddin...gs or fall home decor (container not included) Dimensions: 32"L Material(s): polyester Pack includes 2 of the item shown read more

Pack of 2 Decorative Fall Harvest Artificial Mixed Foliage Bouquet 32"
Melrose

Add style to your home with these beautiful artificial red, mustard and orange mixed foliage floral arrangement Perfect for weddin...gs or fall home decor (container not included) Dimensions: 32"L Material(s): polyester Pack includes 2 of the item shown read more

Pack of 2 Decorative Artificial Fall Harvest Mixed Foliage Bouquet 32"
Party Central

The leaves are changing colors the days are getting shorter and the nights are growing cooler, autumn will be arriving soon! It's ...time to get ready for your next fall harvest party by decorating with these mini apple cutout party decorations Perfect... read more

Club Pack of 240 Red Miniature Apple Cutout Autumn Harvest Party Decorations 4"
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Decorate your this autumn with the Fall Harvest Hanging Mobile Hang this mobile in any room of your home to celebrate autumn Dimen...sions: 12" Material(s): card stock You get 12 packs of 1, for a total of 12 pieces read more

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Take your party fall decorating one step further with these Halloween paper party garland Vibrant orange, black and white petite s...ize skulls are perfect for Halloween, autumn, Thanksgiving or other occasions Perfect to hang from a ceiling or doorway to... read more

Club Pack of 12 Orange, Black and White Halloween Skull Decorative Party Garland 12'
Party Central

Halloween 3-dimensional jack-o-lanterns with spider can be used as table centerpieces Perfect for Halloween, fall/autumn, Thanksgi...ving or other occasions Quick and easy assembly required Recommended for indoor use only Dimensions: 9"W Material(s):... read more

Club Pack of 12 Jolly Jack-O-Lantern Centerpiece Halloween Decorations 9"
Party Central

A festive and fun addition to your tabletop party decor Featuring pumpkin surrounded by orange and yellow tissue pop-over accents,... makes this a perfect centerpiece Dimensions: 10" Materials: cardboard/tissue Included 12 packs of 1 for a total of 12 pieces read more

Club Pack of 12 Fall Harvest Pop-Over Tissue Centerpiece Party Decorations 10"

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