11 Thanksgiving Table Accessories You Can Buy at the Last Minute

Updated 11/21/19

Kelly Knox/Stocksy

It’s the Monday before the big day. The turkey is brined. The pie crusts are perfectly crimped. You’ve got your secret weapon—mom’s homemade stuffing—at the ready. Yet, when you look around, it’s clear that something is missing.

When hosting Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving), it’s easy to lose yourself in the food prep and forget about dressing the table. Festive décor sets the mood and makes the meal that much more memorable. But don’t think that means you have to break out the fine china or spend a fortune on florals. These affordable tablescape accessories (all $30 or less!) make it easy to pull together polished place settings that are perfect for the season.

Festive décor sets the mood and makes the meal that much more memorable. But don’t think that means you have to break out the fine china or spend a fortune on florals.

Bonus: They all qualify for Amazon Prime free two-day shipping—some even arrive on your doorstep the next day—so you won't have to make yet another trip to the store.

Plastic plates and cutlery
Stock Your Home Fancy Disposable Plates $25
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These are a step above paper plates, can handle the weight of a holiday smorgasbord and will cut clean-up time in half. This set includes dinner and pie plates, as well as silverware, for 25 people.

Cotton napkins
Ruvanti Cotton Dinner Napkins 12 Pack $19
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We love mixing practical plastic plates with cloth napkins for an unexpected, elevated touch.

Wooden napkin rings
Shalinindia Handmade Wood Napkin Ring Set $7
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These timeless napkin rings are a great way to incorporate a natural element.

Table runner
Sticky Toffee Cotton Woven Table Runner with Fringe $15
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This luxe table runner (available in four colors) is a steal. The classic pattern also makes it usable year-round, not just at Thanksgiving.

Faux garland
Supla Faux Eucalyptus Leaves Greenery Garland $30
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Make a statement by adding a few live branches or blooms to this nearly 6-foot garland.

Faux pumpkins
COTOSEY Artificial Pumpkins $11
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Tie some ribbon or twine to these mini pumpkins for festive place cards. Not feeling the bright green stem? They can easily be painted.

Place cards
Supla Place Cards with White Laurel Leaves $12
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These are perfect for practicing your hand-lettering skills, and with 100 cards included, there's more than a few extras in case you mess up.

Black candlesticks
IKEA FULLTALIG Candlestick $29
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Candles turn any meal into a special affair and Amazon has options for everyone—from these matte black IKEA candlestick holders to these antique glass votives.

Cake stand
Libbey Selene 6-in-1 Multiuse Glass Server, Punch Bowl, Chip and Dip Bowl, Cake Stand $19
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Why not make dessert the centerpiece? This cake stand can also be used as a punch bowl or a chip and dip platter.

Acorn salt and pepper shakers
Hallmark Acorn Salt and Pepper Shakers $15
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The monochrome color palette keeps these shakers from feeling too kitschy.

Gravy boat
Nucookery Large 14 Oz Gravy Boat With Ergonomic Handle $13
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Owning a gravy boat is a sure sign you've reached adulthood. With a classic shape, this one will never go out of style.

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