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Etsy’s Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving Hosting Essentials

From the doorstep to the dinner table, here’s everything shoppers need to set the scene.

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Shoppers are busy planning their festive feasts: on Etsy, searches for Thanksgiving items start as early as July and peak in November – so now’s the perfect time to get decorating.

Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends (or both!), Etsy’s here with our favorite Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving essentials, along with a few handy hosting tips. And to top it off – all of these picks are eligible to ship free


Looking to impress this year? Etsy sellers are crafting sophisticated handmade finds to help bring any space together. And this year, shoppers are going all out – in the last three months, searches on Etsy for Thanksgiving decor have increased 98%, dinnerware has increased 49%, and gourds have increased 24% (compared to the same time the previous year). For those hosting a big, family-style gathering, here are a few of our favorite on-trend tablescape and holiday decor must-haves: 

Personalized Pie Pan, Handcrafted Bread Board, Thanksgiving Turkey Napkin Rings, Block Printed Pumpkin Table Runner, Black and White Stoneware Dinnerware Set, White Handmade Baking Dish, Acorn Place Cards, Gourd Wreath


Shoppers hosting their squad’s annual feast are looking to Etsy for fun, festive, and personalized Friendsgiving decor to make an insta-worthy soiree.  In fact, in the last three months, searches on Etsy for custom glasses have increased 13%, entertaining items have increased 10%, and party decor items are up 2% (compared to the same time the previous year). To get the look, think: Friendsgiving banners, custom wine glasses (that easily double as place cards and favors), and hand-printed table runners – which shoppers can easily re-purpose for their next holiday shindig.

Custom Wine Glass, Printable Friendsgiving Invitation, Friendsgiving BannerFriendsgiving Cocktail Napkins, Mixology Dice Tumbler, Thankful Welcome MatHappy Friendsgiving Wine Bag, Friendsgiving Party Favor

Looking for more inspo?

For the first-time host: Don’t fret, Etsy put together an hourly guide for the big day, so that everything runs without a hitch. 

For the crafty entertainers: Check out these easy hosting DIYs that add an extra touch of personalization to any space.

For more hosting essentials: Head on over to our Editors’ Picks page for more Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving entertaining essentials, and check out Etsy’s latest holiday trend guide for decorating inspo. Happy holiday hosting!

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Dayna Isom

Dayna Isom Johnson is Etsy’s resident trend expert. Always on the hunt for the latest and greatest products, Dayna keeps her finger firmly on the pulse of the hottest market trends, up-and-coming Etsy designers, and sellers with exciting stories.