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You’ve narrowly escaped your needy younger cousins and your uncle’s famous overcooked turkey — in other words, you’ve found an alternative destination for Thanksgiving. Kudos to you for veering off your path of tradition, but beware: A Thanksgiving at your friend's place comes with a whole new set of rules. That means you might not get to unbutton your jeans after your third course or finish a whole bottle of wine yourself just because Gramps gave you the go-ahead.
To get you in the door on good terms, whomever your host may be, we’ve found a variety of gifts to make you the most gracious guest yet. Whether you’re headed to a significant other’s home for the holiday or braving it at your novice chef friend’s impromptu dinner, with a gift like one of these in hand, your day is sure to go better than expected.