Registry Ideas: 8 Picks for Thanksgiving

Even if you don’t host the holiday this year, now’s the time to stock up on Thanksgiving kitchen essentials.
  1. An Oven Mitt

    Don’t overlook the smaller items. You’ll want to have at least two oven mitts on your registry. They’re better than pot holders when grabbing large pans -- especially helpful when you’re fixing lots of side dishes!

    OXO silicone oven mitt, $15,

  2. A Roasting Pan

    If you’ve registered for a cookware set, you won’t get a roaster. Try this large stainless-steel one that’ll come in handy whether you’re serving turkey, ham or beef this Thanksgiving.

    All-Clad stainless-steel everyday roaster, $160,

  3. A Pretty Pie Dish

    Take this pretty ruffled pie dish straight from oven to table.

    Emile Henry Auberge pie dish, $44,

  4. A Modern Candleholder

    Modernize your Thanksgiving dinner table with a set of these candlesticks from the MoMA Store.

    Distortion candlestick, $24,

  5. A (Good) Cutting Board

    Beyond chopping, wood cutting boards can be good for serving appetizers too. Use one of these as a cheese board while the turkey is roasting.

    John Boos cutting board, from $13,

  6. A Soup Tureen

    Don’t forget to add a few serving pieces to your registry. They’ll be useful to have for any occasion and make great shower gifts. If you plan on making soup for Thanksgiving, serve it in a classic tureen like this one.

    Apilco Lion’s Head tureen, $139,

  7. A Table Runner

    If you registered for basic white plates, update your table with seasonal table runners and napkins.

    Amber runner, 14" x 90", $50,

  8. A Pewter Platter

    A serving platter is a registry must-have. Look for one that’s big enough to hold a large turkey (at least a 15-pound bird) and pretty enough to be on display the rest of the year.

    Juliska platter (large), $92,