Decorations Buying Guide

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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$47.99 $38.39

Stars shine bright announcing the arrival of Baby Jesus to Mary and Joseph. Guarded by a couple of cherubs, this endearing nativit...y scene is transformed into a candleholder by Saul Montesinos. He crafts the candleholder of ceramic and then proceeds to paint it with vibrant colors and expressive details. read more


The idea for our winebottle candleholders came from Lady and the Tramp. In one of the famous scenes, Lady and the Tramp share a ca...ndlelit dinner at Tony's. On the table you see a winebottle with a candle in it. We wanted to recreate the candle in a... read more

Turtle King Corp
$16.31 $16.27

This bling votive candle holder with pattern shiny on silver holds 1 votive at 5 inch long and 5 inch height, great for holiday se...ason read more

Turtle King Corp
$16.31 $16.27

This bling votive candle holder with pattern shiny on silver holds 1 votive at 5 inch long and 5 inch height, great for holiday se...ason read more


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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Etsy - Lexiana

Wedding Garland, Ribbon Garland, Party Decoration, Room Decor, Nursery Decoration, Lace Garland Also Available In Custom Colors Lu...xurious Ribbon Lace Garland Satin Ribbons in: Mint, Coral Ivory Accented beautifully by Ivory Lace Ribbons. Every ribbon is hand cut, sewn across the top then strung along a satin cord. Garland is available in a variety of widths and hangs about 12 long Ive also added extra length on either side for hanging. It would be beautiful strung along the head table, as a photo backdrop or even hung in a bedroom. Want this is another color? Simply message me with your request and I can set up a custom listing. Want this shipped internationally? Just let me know and I will set up a listing with international shipping. Current Processing Time is 714 Business Days custom color requests may require additional processing time read more


Use our Green Pothos Garland to add a touch of green to your event. Each plastic Green Pothos Garland measures 8 feet long x 7 1/2... inches wide when the leaves are fully expanded. Add this greenery to columns, tables, around windows and more! read more

Oriental Trading Company

This unique Net Party Garland will be a standout among your party decorations! Drape this party garland with netting design on a w...all, over a window or on a shelf for a pop of color. Choose the garland that matches your celebration and make party... read more


Dress up your party with Hot Pink Dots Paper Garland. Each Hot Pink Paper Garland strand measures 9 feet long and features solid c...olor circles. Attach the garland to the walls, front of tables, in doorways and more. 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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Etsy - timeinspace

This medium vintage rattan basket with handles makes for chic, boho storage. Pair next to your bedside table or coffee table and s...tow away books, blankets, or extra linens. Some wear as seen in the photos. Measurements: 12 L x 10 H x 8.25 W Shipping: Flat rate 3.99 in the US See more great finds in the shop read more

Gift Basket Village

Tell your special sister how dear she is with this thoughtful and beautiful gift basket full of keepsakes, luxurious spa products ...and delicious gourmet treats! This wonderful sister gift arrangement offers a very pretty painted basket filled with a... read more

Gift Basket Village

Gourmet gifts of distinction abound in this handsome arrangement filled with a host of our most sought after Village favorites, pe...rfect the most distinguished of gentlemen. Whatever the occasion this handcrafted gift basket will be a wonderful and... read more

Gift Basket Drop Shipping

Overflowing from this major league sized football gift basket is enough yummy goodness to get the pregame festivities started or k...eep the halftime party going. As they dig through this football basket they will find: Nutty Cocktail Mix Assorted Coffee... read more


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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Etsy - GerardFamilyWreaths

This 24x8 spring inspired wreath was created with a burlap jute deco mesh, contains twists and ruffles of robin egg blue and white..., and holds a variety of glitter burlap/white and blue swirl, quatrefoil and solid ribbons. Options include open choice, or Hand painted Marquee or Welcome This wreath is such an elegant touch for your door ready to last all spring and summer long! As my gift to you, you will receive a 10% thank you coupon for any item over 50! FIND ALL MY EASTER/SPRING/SUMMER WREATHS AND ITEMS HERE! DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT ALL MY WREATHS AND ITEMS read more

Etsy - Wreaths4everyreason

Easter is on its way and the Easter bunny needs direction to your door. This wreath is full of Easter cheer to help him find his w...ay. This Happy Easter wreath is made on a work wreath using a variety of deco mesh, basket weave mesh, burlap, deco flex tubing, a Happy Easter egg and coordinating ribbon in 6 different patterns. This Easter wreath will definitely make a beautiful impression on your door this season! purchase any item and Receive a 10% off coupon good towards your next purchase. Sending it as a gift? Just send me a message and I will include a card at no additional cost. Be sure to check out all my other listings at: Or Easter wreath, Easter burlap, burlap bunny, Easter egg wreath, happy Easter wreath,spring wreath, spring wreaths, double door wreaths, bunny mesh wreath easter wreaths, spring door decor read more

Etsy - GerardFamilyWreaths

Dive into Easter with this 24x8 wreath! This item was created with a deco mesh plaid pink and green base and contains twists of mesh pastels! The ribbons on this item contain multitudes of Easter freshness with mulit colored and egg inspired ribbons! Finally, you can find a variety of Styrofoam Easter Eggs surrounding the diving bunny in the center. Hop your way into the Easter Season with this full and fun wreath! NOTE This wreath base is 24x8. The legs make this wreath come out to 12 deep from feet to the back of the wreath frame As my gift to you, you will receive a 10% thank you coupon for any item over 50! FIND ALL MY EASTER/SPRING/SUMMER WREATHS AND ITEMS HERE! DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT ALL MY WREATHS AND ITEMS read more

Etsy - TheWreathGarden

Who wouldnt want to be certain that the Easter Bunny visited your home! This wreath even lights up with a battery pack attached hi...dden in the back! A fluffy pink and barely yellow bow highlights this wreath with colorful pastel flowers all around. This wreath will be a very sweet addition to your front door along with that candy that the Easter Bunny is certain to bring! This wreath will light the way! PLEASE NOTE: This particular wreath should be displayed on a covered door. Wreath shown measures approx. 25 in long and 6 deep and 24 wide read more


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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Pillow Perfect
$34.99 $24.29

Bring instant color and comfort into your living space with this decorative orange and geometric 16.5-inch throw pillow from Pillo...w Perfect. read more

Pillow Perfect
$18.42 $18.29

Treat your friends and family with holiday comfort and warmth. This embroidered red plaid 16.5-inch throw pillow invites warm, fri...endly conversation by the fireplace. read more


Bunny Embroidered Pillow: *Cotton and linen pillow *Features an embroidered design with fringed edges


Select a single initial to have it displayed in the center of this stylish throw pillow inside a yellow and pink circle. The pillo...w features diagonal stripes in several colors for a rainbow design. Occasion: New Home Recipient: Women Dimensions: 14... read more

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Better Homes and Gardens
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Cornucopia Thanksgiving House Flag . Measures 28"x40". This autumn house flag welcomes friends and family with style. This fall ho...use flag will slide easily onto any standard flag pole via a pocket at the top. Printed on durable 100% polyester, this fall house flag will last thru many seasons of vibrant display. Text correctly readable on one side of this decorative flag. New to our inventory and sure to be popular... better grab your autumn house flag today! read more

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Grateful mailbox cover is a cute and colorful way to accent your home for Thanksgiving and even all autumn long. This decorative m...ailbox cover shows a line of large pumpkins under the text 'Thankful' 'grateful' and 'Blessed' which gives it a... read more

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Decorate and personalize your home with holiday pillows that embody color and style. Add this stylish pillow to a sofa, bed, nook,... or anywhere else you want instant, unique style and soft comfort. The design is versatile enough to suit any room in the... read more

Christmas by Krebs
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This beautifully delicious Thanksgiving Christmas Turkey Dinner Ornament makes a great addition to your holiday d├ęcor - use it to ...decorate for both Thanksgiving and Christmas! read more

Reflective Art
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Bring a touch of the wilderness into your space with this Autumn Strut Reflective Art wall clock. Turkey design adds rustic charm.... Attached keyhole makes display simple. 16H x 16W x 1.5D Requires 1 aa battery (not included) Attached hanging hook Plastic/glass Model no. 29005 Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. Material: Glass/Plastic. read more

Marmont Hill
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Watch how your little one grows with this precious Marmont Hill Peanuts growth chart. Sweet pilgrim details 42H x 12W x 0.25D, MDF Vertical display Ready to hang Wipe clean Model no. MH-PGC-21-C-42 Size: Medium. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Infant. Material: Canvas/Mdf. read more

Cathy's Concepts
$99.99 $74.99

Make hosting this Thanksgiving a little more festive thanks to this Cathy's Concepts rustic turkey engraved serving tray. Engraved... turkey and "Gobble Gobble" graphics Two sturdy metal handles Perfect for serving appetizers, drinks or as autumn decor Construction & Care Fir wood Wipe clean 15.75-in. diameter Model no. HT16-2296-TU Size: One size. Color: Brown. read more

Metaverse Art
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Showcase your love for the outdoors with this charming Metaverse Art Open Season Turkey framed wall art. Rustic design 13.25"H x 1...3.25"W x 1.5"D Paper, wood, glass Vertical display Attached sawtooth hook Wipe clean Manufacturer's 30-day limited warrantyFor warranty information please click here Model no. 689860415669 Size: 12"X12". Color: Brown. Gender: Unisex. Material: Framed/Glass. read more

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