It’s Meghan Markle’s first Thanksgiving back home in the U.S. this year, since she settled back in Los Angeles with Prince Harry and baby Archie – and while the family might not miss the chilly weather as they enjoy their Turkey Day feast in the mild California climate, we’re betting they’ll be missing tastes and treats from back in Britain – and maybe even including some in their Thanksgiving celebration.
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So that’s why we’ve come up with a list of thoughtful Thanksgiving gift ideas that Meghan Markle (and just about anyone hosting Thanksgiving this year!), would love from Harvey Nichols – also known affectionately as “Harvey Nicks” – the perfect place to start for all things British. You can find a whole variety of chic British-loved gifts for delivery Stateside – so even if you’re not attending Thanksgiving dinner in person, you can also send along a thoughtful gift instead – and there’s even a section dedicated to fall fashion to wear for the celebration.
Meghan Markle, seen during a 2018 Thanksgiving eve visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen, inspired our pick of hostess gifts
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Our edit of Meghan-worthy Thanksgiving hostess gifts range from scented candles and British fashion brands or environmentally-friendly presents such as sustainable tea, to traditional treats and even a stunning but sophisticated piece of jewellery in case you are looking for a more personal present to say thank you on the day.
Best Thanksgiving hostess gift ideas
Made by one of Britain’s oldest chocolate makers Charbonnel et Walker – a favourite of Princess Diana – these truffles are inspired by a 17th-century recipe belonging to the Second Earl of Sandwich. Plus, we love that pretty striped box!
Charbonnel et Walker Milk and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Truffles, $51, Harvey Nichols
If you're based on the West Coast like Meghan, take inspiration from Harvey Nichols' West Coast fashion edit of what to wear this Thanksgiving. We're eyeing up this beyond cute Stella McCartney tee to gift to ourselves - we are the hostess with the mostess, after all!
Stella McCartney tee, $285, Harvey Nichols
East Coasters, there's a Thanksgiving style edit for you too, packed with snuggly separates and gorgeous accessories - like this simple but stunning Acne scarf. It'll take your host (or you, if you can't bear to part with it) right through the holiday season in style. How cool is this pink?
Acne Scarf, $180, Harvey Nichols
Based in Sussex, England, Five Dollar Shake creates handmade 3D greeting cards like this one embellished with glitter and tiny sequins. Perfect to send the family members you're thankful for.
Five Dollar Shake ‘Thank You’ card, $5.99, Harvey Nichols
In three flavours – traditional, ginger and amaretto – these sweet mince pies, a UK holiday tradition, are freshly baked in small batches so order them in the run-up to Thanksgiving.
12 Mini Mince Pies Selection, $11, Harvey Nichols
Meghan adores elephants – she even narrated Disney's documentary about the beautiful animals this year. Williamson Tea is serving up this pack of sustainable English Breakfast teabags that come in a collectable container featuring a Kenyan elephant and her baby – the tea is harvested at a farm in the Kenyan highlands – in the snow.
Williamson Tea Snow Globe English Breakfast Teabags, $13, Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols’ exclusive apron is minimalist, fair trade and sustainably sourced and made from organic cotton – we're sure Meghan would love it.
‘Keep It Clean’ Apron, $15, Harvey Nichols
This ground coffee from Grind, which has its roastery and barista training lab based in Shoreditch, London, has notes of chocolate, cream and hazelnut, perfect to serve after a Thanksgiving feast. It’s also made from certified organic coffee beans sourced from sustainable farms – so it’s a win-win!
Grind House Blend Ground Coffee, $15, Harvey Nichols
Best gift bag ever! You can make a carry-all part of your gift by presenting your Thanksgiving dishes or gifts to the host in this fashionable, reusable Harvey Nichols tote.
Harvey Nichols Posh Nosh Foodmarket Bag, $15, Harvey Nichols
For the glammest of hostesses, we recommend ditching the traditional Thanksgiving gifts and make her holiday with this Charlotte Tilbury beauty set. Meghan swears by Charlotte Tilbury (she's a big fan of the lipstick) so you won't go wrong with the gift of good skin, trust us.
Charlotte Tilbury The Queen of Glow Set, $185, Harvey Nichols
Thanksgiving is the season for seasoning! And any foodie host will appreciate this gourmet Guérande salt flecked with truffles...
Grey salt with truffle gift set, $22, Harvey Nichols
Channel retro candy shop vibes with a big jar filled with raspberry and cream sweets by Stockley’s in Lancashire, England – a Harvey Nichols exclusive.
Raspberry Ripple Sweeties Jar, $28, Harvey Nichols
Looking for a more personal gift to say thanks? Missoma is one of Meghan's go-to British jewelry brands, and this pair of mini studs are cute, chic and sure to bring your hostess cheer.
Missoma Stud Earrings, $79, Harvey Nichols
This luxurious scented candle will bring the ultimate holiday ambience to any home with notes of spruce, orange and gingerbread.
Tiziana Terenzi Spicy Snow Candle, $83, Harvey Nichols
Chef Monica Galetti of chic London restaurant Mere uses this vibrant green Spanish olive oil for everything from cooking to simply dipping freshly baked bread in it to appreciate its notes of tomatillo, artichoke and fig – it’s that delicious!
First Day of Harvest Gold Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Chef Monica Galetti, $105, Harvey Nichols
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