15 Gifts Your Thanksgiving Host Will Appreciate More Than Wine

My favorite kind of bottle to give (and, let's be honest, receive) at a party is wine. But there's one major caveat to this form of gifting: After you pop it open, it's either gone or stale by day three. So, while that's all great for a get-together any other day of the year, when the occasion is Thanksgiving — which involves those nearest and dearest to you — there’s good reason to up your game. How? With beauty presents, of course.

That's right, beauty products are the gifts that keep on giving. Not only do oils, soaps, and scents last a lot longer than a bottle of Bordeaux, they also pack a helluva lot more pampering — and better yet, won't produce a post-Thanksgiving hangover.

No matter if it's your mom, dad, grandma, brother, aunt, or uncle hosting the holiday this year — we've got you covered. Click through the slides ahead for 15 of the most indulgent presents that won't cost a penny more than the turkey itself. (In fact, you can snag each for less than $50.)

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Instead of bringing a bottle of bubbly, hand over its beauty equivalent: a Champagne-inspired shower gel with bursts of grapefruit that feels just as refreshing as the real thing.

Molton Brown Vintage 2016 with Elderflower Festive Bauble, $15, available at Molton Brown.
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Anyone who welcomes you into their home deserves a candle that evokes instant warmth. One whiff of this earthy, wood-centric scent makes you feel like you're sitting by a crackling fire at a comfy cabin in the mountains.

LAFCO Feu de Bois Ski House Mini Candle, $32, available at LAFCO.
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Not only does this gift set include three creamy, delicious-smelling soaps — there's tangy orange, soft rose, and fresh cucumber and grapefruit — it also comes with a gorgeous ceramic dish holder that would complement any guest bathroom.

Tocca Sapone Luxe Bar Soap & Dish Set, $20 each, available at Anthropologie.
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If you've ever cooked a Thanksgiving meal, you know how rough it can be on your hands. That's why there's no better way to show your appreciation to your host than by gifting this antioxidant-rich, grape-seed-oil-spiked trio of creams.

Caudalíe Hand & Nail Cream Trio, $20, available at Caudalíe.
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Close your eyes and imagine snuggling up with a soft, cashmere blanket on a crisp, winter night. This home diffuser is same feeling, but in fragrance form: Its blend of creamy amber, velvety suede, and soft woods is just as cozy.

Nest Cashmere Suede Reed Diffuser, $42, available at Sephora.
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Flowers are safe gifts, but bouquets don't last longer than a few days. This petal-infused oil, on the other hand, will smell fresh until the very last drop.

Posies & Co. Body & Hair Oil, $28, available at Anthropologie.
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These artisanal bath soaps are simple in concept, dreamy in scent, hydrating in formula, and ideal for anyone special in your life.

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Bath & Body Bath Bombs Gift Set, $22 for six, available at Art Naturals.
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Things getting hectic in your household? Bring the gift of Zen. This kit comes with three essential-oil blends: one with chamomile to induce relaxation; another with frankincense and petitgrain to de-stress; the last, a rosemary and grapefruit to energize.

Aromatherapy Associates Star Jewels Set, $48, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Crisp and fruity, this wine-inspired candle has everything you love about chardonnay (it’s even made from the stuff!) — minus the alcohol content.

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Maison Metallo Candle Blanc de Blancs, $18, available at Voluspa Spa.
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Perfect for your family members with a penchant for sweets. Inside, you'll find a fruity, apple-and-pear-scented lip balm, plus a shea butter-packed hand lotion with yummy basil and orange notes.

Le Couvent des Minimes Morning Cracker, $13, available at Le Couvent des Minimes.
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You know those people who offer to host a small, casual Thanksgiving dinner, only for you to arrive and discover what looks like a full-blown holiday movie scene? They jump the festivities gun every year, but no one minds — and that's why this over-the-top shower pack is just the gift they deserve.

Philosophy Magical Mint Hot Cocoa, $23, available at Philosophy.
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Need a gift that will suit an entire family of varying personalities? This miniature rollerball kit has a little something for everyone — from freshly laundered cotton and soft rose to spicy saffron and heady oud.

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Reserve Rollerball Layering Collection, $22, available at Sephora.
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Make no mistake: Hosting any kind of holiday dinner is stressful, but this lavender-and-sage-spiked aromatherapy collection — equipped with hand lotion, cleansing oil, and body cream — brings major calm.

Aveda A Moment of Stress Relief Gift Set, $21, available at Aveda.
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This chic soap set comes with four of the brand's best-selling scents: Lime Basil & Mandarin, English Pear & Freesia, Pomegranate Noir, and Red Rose. But the best part? It's housed in ready-made packaging that's so cute, you won't even have to wrap it.

Jo Malone Miniatures Soap Collection, $45, available at Jo Malone.
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Almost more delicious than your grandma's pecan pie.

It’s Skin Cookie & Body Ice Cream, $10, available at Sephora.
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