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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.
Look, we embrace the way food culture has emerged as its own huge world. We'll be the first ones to jump on a cronut, we enjoy making ricotta from scratch, and the toast that accompanies it, we try to shop at the farmers' market for fresh local produce when we can, and we try to eat healthfully in general and not scarf read
To see and recognize that bold, golden arrow on the side of a sunglasses means you’re part of the Karen Walker club. Her bold specs have long ago become cult products, and the only thing that might inspire a bigger wave of fanaticism than the sunglasses themselves are the clever lookbooks she puts forth each season. read