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It’s November, the most “it’s already this month??” month of all. One minute you were in a heated debate about candy corn. And now it’s suddenly time to book tickets home, prep for the potluck you’re hosting, and fine-tune your gift lists. Buckle up.
We’ve got you covered. Here are a few recs to help you get ahead of the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you’re staying or going.
Why it’s smart: Put down the flimsy gift bag that your vino might fall through. This carrier is made of industrial weight canvas that will keep your bottle cozy, with a leather strap that makes it easy to carry. Plus, you can bring a cheaper bottle because your presentation is on point. We won’t tell.
Why it’s smart: These plastic containers can be adjusted from 16 to 32 ounces to fit as much as you have. And they’re airtight, keeping food fresh, longer. So you can actually enjoy your party’s leftovers.
Why it’s smart: The end of a pie is sad. But this dish is so pretty, it softens the blow. Also serves as a last ditch reminder to get out the ice cream before it’s too late.
Why it’s smart: This after-dinner activity pairs quotes from famous funny people with questions for the group to answer. Runs the game-ut (sorry) from funny anecdotes to secrets secrets are so fun. Best played with full glasses.
Why it’s smart: If you can’t make it home for Thanksgiving, bring home to you. Or at least to your coffee table. Burns bright, smells like whatever you love to hate about your home state.
Why it’s smart: The opposite of the “throw everything in” method. These packing cubes will keep your bag organized, stop your clothes from wrinkling, and (drumroll) let you fit more stuff.
Why it’s smart: This bag is made with stretchy fabric, so it can be shoved in overhead compartments and will hold its shape. Plus, it has pockets on pockets to store chargers, toothbrushes, and anything else you came *this* close to forgetting.
Why it’s smart: The KAM sneaker from Kenneth Cole will help you stay ~fly~ on the go. These low-tops have a molded foot bed and enhanced ankle cushioning to keep your feet feeling first-class. Hiii, holiday gift for your closet.
Why it’s smart: Like Q tips, but from the future. Snap the tip of these cotton swabs to release liquid make-up remover that will help you de-smudge. Great for shaping winged eyeliner on planes, trains and automobiles (passenger side only).
Why it’s smart: This luxe sweater is made of soft fabric with cotton yarns. Translation: it’s breathable, so it’s good for sitting by the fireplace or chatting in the kitchen. Mom will be thankful for (all of) you this year.
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PPS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.
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