Traditionally on Thanksgiving, we set a day aside to show gratitude for those we love and for all there is to appreciate in our lives. It is a celebration of divine goodness and grace. This year perhaps, what the world needs most is a whole season of expressing thanks and beauty.
As you visit friends and family during this time of Thanksgiving, bringing a token of your gratitude with you is not only a way to show your appreciation but to put grace and beauty into the world. Here are some of our favorite ideas for Thanksgiving gifts that will enchant the senses and show your thanks throughout the season, including some of our favorite thanksgiving chocolate gifts.
The gift of scent.
A beautiful candle always makes a lovely gift, especially one that is scented for the holiday season. We love candles made by our friends at Linnea.
Visiting a close friend? A new scent can set the stage for the upcoming new year. These fragranced lotions, potions, and perfumes by Buly 1803 are a personalized way to say thank you.
Bring a beautifully packaged room spray as a gift to set the stage for holiday celebrations and soirees.
Aesop makes gorgeous fragrances for the home.
Sounds of the season.
Does your host have a turntable? Bring a favorite record as a gift and fill their home with the sound of music.
Every get-together needs a great DJ. Create a playlist that can be played during your visit or after as a way of expressing your thanks.
It’s the small touches.
Pretty linens make a wonderful present for a host or hostess. Gift a set of fabric napkins or a special tablecloth to add a touch of beauty to the holiday table.
These from Matouk are real beauties.
A scarf is always a cozy gesture and gift. We love selecting a warm and beautifully colored wrap or scarf to bring as a host or hostess gift.
Something to see.
Books are a source of inspiration for so many of Katrina’s collections and chocolates. We love gifting all kinds of books as a way to show our appreciation for an invitation to a holiday gathering.
Present a favorite cookbook, coffee table, or picture book to add to your hosts’ library.
A matter of taste.
And of course, we think that chocolate should always be a part of the Thanksgiving holiday and season. Here are collections of the chocolate thank-you gifts that we’re bringing when we visit our own families and friends this year.
Soiree Smash Love 2.2 pound Chocolate Slab Crispy Peanut Butter
This is a slab that everyone will love and make excellent thanksgiving chocolate gifts! Our proprietary 45% cacao deep milk chocolate emanates aromas of roasted cacao and caramelized grass-fed milk, which pairs beautifully with our special superior sourced peanut butter. This delicious small batch, non-GMO natural peanut butter is crafted with passion and purpose for high-quality nut butters and sustainable practices. To accentuate both the chocolate and the peanut butter we have added Baja gold salt, an extremely high mineral content, to add complexity and wellness benefits to delight your palate and body.
Soiree Smash 2.2 pound Chocolate Slab Sourdough Pretzel and Toffee
This slab is just like the name says, a party! Our proprietary 62% cacao dark chocolate is the foundation of our chocolate truffles. We have sourced our most beloved pistachios from the village of Bronte in Sicily. These prized Bronte pistachios are known for their green gold hue, picked every other year from trees rich within the terroir of the volcanic earth they grow. We sprinkle tart Montmorency cherries, crisp pieces of sourdough pretzel and our grass-fed butter caramel toffee. We finish this medley with a touch of Baja Gold mineral-rich salt and our house-made fluffy, Madagascar Bourbon Island vanilla bean marshmallows.
Good Luck Cakes
We made these tea cakes to complement the ritual of tea service and bring good luck into the New Year, but they are so popular that we bring them out early in the holiday season so that they can be shared throughout as a symbol of good luck anytime! Decadent bite-size cakes featuring a richly moist lemon pound cake studded with fresh raspberries enrobed in white chocolate and artfully adorned with 23-karat gold leaf and Bulgarian rosebud tea. These good luck cakes are perfect as thank you chocolate gifts.
Our most lavish gift offers to assuage every chocolate desire, making this a one of our top thanksgiving chocolate gifts. The Ensemble du Chocolat is an elegant way to quench cravings and experience our very best. Our round keepsake gift box houses a lovely array of haut-chocolat to sample, nibble, snitch and share (or not). Lift the purple lid to reveal exotic truffles, fluffy marshmallows, rich peanut butter bonbons and a Bombalina. This gift was dreamed up with your soirées, and friends in mind - a picturesque presentation, perfectly suited for special occasions or as the centerpiece of your dessert table. Serves about 10-15 people.
Sending all of you our thanks for being a part of Vosges this year and for making Vosges a part of your gifts of gratitude.