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    20 Items You Need To Throw An Unforgettable Thanksgiving

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    1. A set of glass mixing bowls, so you can bake up something sweet.


    If you don't already own mixing bowls, why are you hosting Thanksgiving!? At this point that's neither here nor there, just make sure you pick up this lovely glass set so you can get cooking! They are stackable as well as microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection exclusively on Walmart for $17.44.

    2. A table runner that is both affordable and perfect for gussying up your standard table for a holiday meal.


    Transform your boring table into something a bit by adding this chevron, knit table runner. It fits between four and eight people, so don't be shy if you need to buy an extra one for the kids' table. It's amazing what a simple table runner can do!

    Promising review: "This table runner is just what I wanted to spruce up my dining room for the beginning of fall weather. It actually reminds me of cozy socks and hot cocoa. The runner is a great size, and it seems to be made well. I've had it on the table for a few weeks already, and it still looks good as new." β€”AMarie2009

    Get it from Walmart for $14.99 (available in four colors).

    3. A handheld grater to painlessly shred cheese, chocolate, or whatever else your heart desires.


    I don't consider myself a seasoned chef by any means, but I admittedly make an AMAZING baked mac 'n' cheese. The hardest part of the recipe? Grating all the damn cheese! Halfway through the block of cheddar I'm suffering from discomfort and hand cramping. Don't let a crappy kitchen tool stand between you and your mac this Thanksgiving. This item features a soft-grip handle β€” it's simply grate. ;)

    Promising review: "I never really thought I'd need a grater in the kitchen, but I have been watching A LOT of Tasty recipe videos where grating veggies is actually a crucial step. Graters tend to take up SO much space, which is tough in a shared kitchen. This is the only space-saving grater I've found and it's just as effective as any other! The blades are very sharp and you get a very consistent result. It also rinses easily, so no need to worry about cutting yourself if you're used to having scrub graters to get them clean. I'm super pleased with this and highly recommend to anyone with limited kitchen space!" β€”xtinaag

    Get it from Tasty's collection for Walmart for $7.80 (available in four colors).

    4. A set of metal copper serving trays that will show your guests how classy you are.


    I think adding touches of copper into your home gives it an elegant, but modern, touch without much effort. This copper serving tray set comes with three different sized trays, perfect for making your guests feel like they're dining on the set of Downton Abbey.

    Get it from Walmart for $61.99.

    5. A 19-piece kitchen utensil and gadget set to make you smile while you're stressing out over how long to cook the turkey for.


    I dare you not to grin after glancing at that heart-eye emoji kitchen timer. This set is so colorful and fun! It would make for a nice starter kit for a new cook (no matter the age), but would also be the perfect way to upgrade any dingy, old utensils you have lying around the house. The kit comes with the timer, a 10 piece measuring spoon and cup set, two silicone spatulas, a whisk, two tongs, and a three-piece strainer set. This product certainly measures up. ;)

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection exclusively on Walmart for $19.88.

    6. A roaster oven to cook your turkey in and free up your conventional oven for other delicious baked goods.


    With over 1,200 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, it should come as no surprise that this kitchen gadget will make holiday cooking a breeze. It fits a 28-pound turkey, can hold 22 quarts, roasts, bakes and cooks. Another bonus? The rack can be easily lifted out to remove hot food and for cleaning. Fabulouuuuus!

    Promising review: "All that I expected and more. Bought this so I would have oven space for Thanksgiving. Tested it with a sirloin roast that came out perfectly. Cooked the turkey as directed in the booklet and it also came out perfectly. I did cook it longer than required and it was not dry. Juicy and falling off the bone the way we like it. If you get this product you will not be disappointed. Easy to clean, not bad-looking. All in all a great investment." β€”Terridiane

    Get it from Walmart for $34.99 (available in red and stainless steel).

    7. A three-tier cooling rack that creates spare counter space, so you can crank out as many cookies as possible!


    Do you have a cookie monster in your family? Tell them to stay OUT of the kitchen while your delightful treats are cooling on this three-tier rack. I love that this item is stackable, so multiple batches of cookies can be cooled at a time. Whether you're hosting a holiday or simply love baking, this product is a must-have.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection exclusively on Walmart for $8.87.

    8. A set of gold-plated wine glasses for a Thanksgiving toast your family will never forget.


    All that glitters is gold, right? This set of four wine glasses is simply fantastic and even your critical great aunt will agree. Made of shatter-resilient glass and adorned with a gold honeycomb pattern, they are sure to add a touch of glam to your celebration. Cheers, friends!

    Get it from Walmart for $31.99.

    9. A 7-quart Crock-Pot that may haunt your dreams if you watch This Is Us, but will change your life if you're feeding a ton of people.


    Never, and I mean NEVER, underestimate the power of a good Crock-Pot. This specific one is dishwasher-safe (yes!), has removable oval stoneware that doubles as a serving dish, and a convenient warm setting (perfect for keeping Thanksgiving sides ready-to-go). It makes enough food to feed nine people β€” it's a holiday meal necessity.

    Promising review: "My mom had one, I have one, and now my young adult daughter has one! Trusted companion through time. Lots of competition out there, but I swore and swear by Crock-Pot. After visiting 'brick and mortar' retailers, I convinced her she didn't need the 'digital' stuff. This product keeps it simple. The bonus was that it came with a cookbook β€” which is TERRIFIC! Who else could do it better? Thank you!" β€”kanek

    Get it from Walmart for $19.77.

    10. An 11-piece cookware set to replace your scratched and beat-up pots and pans.


    I don't know about you, but I do more cooking during the holiday season than the rest of the year. If you're the same, you should upgrade your pots and pans before the madness begins! This set comes in stylish colors that will brighten up any kitchen and includes a number of features that make it worth the purchase. The cookware has a nonstick diamond reinforced coating, heavy-gauge forged aluminum for optimum heat distribution, and silicone handles and knobs (just to name a few).

    Promising review: "I really like this set of cookware. I had some older pots and pans that had truly seen better days. I like to cook and bake so I really tend to put cookware through their paces. This stuff seems to work well. The food cooks well and evenly and the clean up is quick and easy. I'm glad I bought them. I'll probably get more of their products as need arises." β€”Ron70

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection exclusively on Walmart for $88 (available in four colors).

    11. A 12-piece dinnerware set that will convince your family members you're killing the adulthood game.


    These stoneware plates feature a delicate lace pattern around the edges and they make me want to squeal. The set includes dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls β€” so you'll be more than ready to host a charming Thanksgiving meal!

    Promising review: "LOVE my new plates/bowls! I was looking for something simple but kind of antique-y. These are perfect! We live in an old family house that was built in the early 1930s and they fit the house wonderfully!" β€”Aaro B

    Get it from Walmart for $39.92 (available in five colors).

    12. A springform and cheesecake pan set, because there should be a decadent dessert on the table at every holiday.


    You know that episode of Friends where Rachel and Chandler eat cheesecake straight off the floor? If put in the same situation, I wouldn't bat an eye β€” that cheesecake would be mine. Hence, my need (and yours) for this springform pan. Thanksgiving simply wouldn't be complete without a dessert like this!

    Promising review: "These easy-to-use springform pans are perfect to make your homemade cheesecake. The finish prevents sticking and makes baking easy. The latch is easy to use and the pan slides open with ease." β€”GetInTheKithcen

    Get two from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection exclusively on Walmart for $17.74.

    13. A bamboo charcuterie platter that will let you show off your cheese-plating *~skillz~*.


    Ugh. Just thinking about a fancy cheese plate makes my mouth water. Make your guests have that same reaction this Thanksgiving by putting together a spectacular arrangement of snacks on this charcuterie platter. It comes with a built-in wedge to hold the cheese knives and spreaders, along with seven pieces of cutlery and a ceramic dish.

    Get it from Walmart for $26.97.

    14. A casserole dish to give your table a pop of color while housing Mom's famous green bean casserole.


    Rachael Ray knows her way around both a kitchen and kitchen accessories. This fun covered casserole dish comes in exciting colors and will encourage you to whip up a classic side dish. Sounds like a winner to me!

    Get it from Walmart for $34.99 (available in orange and red).

    15. An electric potato peeler to help you transform spuds into mashed potatoes at record speed.


    If you're anything like me, you know that mashed potatoes are the ultimate side dish. Whether you're team lumpy potatoes or team creamy potatoes, the one thing we can all agree on is that peeling said vegetable can be a real pain. So, let me introduce you to the Starfrit Rotato Express Electric Peeler. It peels both veggies and fruits (not JUST potatoes but...priorities). It is said to peel a potato in 10 seconds flat! I don't know about you, but I definitely need to try it out.

    Promising review: "My wife is suffering from arthritis, but her famous mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving and Christmas are a must. I bought this peeler to help take care of the 80 lbs of potatoes which needed peeling. My grandson and I did this task in about 40 minutes. This peeler was so efficient, little to no waste, and super easy to clean up. My wife has recommended this to about five friends so far, and all five are planning on buying it. A MUST to save those hands and fingers." β€”Helperhusband

    Get it from Walmart for $17.59.

    16. A non-stick loaf pan, in case you feel compelled to whip up cornbread from scratch for your Thanksgiving dinner.


    One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the carbs. In my family there is usually an array of options to choose from: biscuits, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and of course cornbread. Bring the carbs to your family table without making a mess by using this fabulous non-stick loaf pan.

    Promising review: "Can't believe how awesome these bread loaf pans are! I never write reviews for product but I just had to comment on this purchase. I will not use another pan to make my chocolate chip zucchini bread ever again! The silicone handles were so helpful and nothing sticks to the pan! It's a miracle. Highly recommend this product!" β€”afm55

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection exclusively on Walmart for $13.74.

    17. A KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-quart stand mixer that will truly take your holiday baking to the next level.


    If I had to guess, I would say the KitchenAid stand mixer is the number one most asked-for item on a wedding registry. This is the big-ticket item β€” and a standout one that screams "ADULT!" While it does cost a pretty penny, it is so worth it. With over 18,500 five-star reviews on Walmart, this item pretty much speaks for itself. It comes in so many colors you can decorate your whole kitchen around it β€” and don't get me started on the features! It has 10 optimized speeds that can take any on recipe you throw at it, a tilt-head design for easy cleaning, and comes with four attachments.

    Promising review: "Honestly I hear so many people say, 'I won't have room' but this SAVES room for me! I have a tiny kitchen and this sees more use than my hand mixer, so it can be left put away. This item mixes batter and then some! The speed at which it whips cream or egg whites and creams butter and sugar is fantastic. Cookie dough? Bread? Done! I love it so much, and it can do so many things with such a relatively small footprint. Easy to clean, and it looks snazzy as well." β€”KacieH

    Get it from Walmart for $278.99+ (available in 37 colors).

    18. A coffee maker, because your in-laws will be pissed if you don't offer them a cup with dessert.


    If you're doing this whole Thanksgiving-thing, you might as well do it the right way. After dessert comes the offering of coffee, so you better be prepared! This coffee makes 12 cups, so you can serve all who come to your table.

    Promising review: "Most other coffee makers I've had over the years would slop and slosh everywhere when I pour the water or the coffee, but not this one! A simple coffee maker that does what it's supposed to do....make coffee! Very happy and would purchase again." β€”gypsyjanet

    Get it from Walmart for $17.88.

    19. A 24-piece set of Pyrex storage containers that will ensure you'll have more than enough ways to save leftovers.


    Last Black Friday my husband and I went in on a set of Pyrex storage containers and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. I was so tired of rummaging through takeout containers we had repurposed in order to find one that appropriately fit our leftovers. It was impossible to find a lid that paired with a container β€” and it was exhausting. These glass containers solved that issue immediately. The set comes with a containers of all shapes and sizes and are both freezer- and microwave-safe.

    Get it from Walmart for $28.94.

    20. And a stunning floral pie plate, because would it even be Thanksgiving without pie?


    Whether you're a die-hard pumpkin pie fan or you'd sell your soul for a slice of apple, diving into a homemade pie is a VERY important part of Thanksgiving. Put your best pie forward this year by baking it in a prestigious dish like this one.

    Get it from Walmart for $12.72.

    Now all you have to do Thanksgiving day is unbutton your pants and get ready to feast.

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