Thanksgiving is a time to be with loved ones, show off your cooking skills, and kickoff the holiday season in style However, if you’re in charge of this year’s Thanksgiving celebration, balancing the planning and hosting for this holiday meal can be a challenge. Thankfully, we’ve got all the essentials you need to save time and boost your entertaining skills just in time for turkey day.

Turkey Timer

The turkey is the staple of any Thanksgiving meal, but cooking this dish is no easy task! Instead of worrying about cooking times and constantly checking when it’s ready, let Kikkerland’s turkey timer do the work while you spend time with friends and family. Simply place the timer in your turkey when it goes in the oven, and when its legs pop up, it’s at the perfectly cooked internal temperature. This timer can be used up to 300 times in temperatures as high as 450 degrees, great for future holidays and gatherings.

Kurt’s Apple Pie Wine

If you’re looking for all the flavors of your favorite Thanksgiving desserts without the hassle of baking, look no further than Kurt’s Apple Pie Wine Crafted by Moonlight Meadery, this apple cider-based drink is the perfect wine to top off any holiday meal. Bring a bottle out during dessert to share the notes of bourbon vanilla and cinnamon spice. Your guests will have one more thing to be grateful for this year!

Harvest Watercolor Dinnerware Collection

Thanksgiving dinner is more than just about the food, and this water color-inspired collection from World Market is perfect for elevating your Thanksgiving experience. The rustic yet elegant collection features all the Thanksgiving essentials, including plates, platters, gravy boats and more. Full of autumn spirit, this set is complete with charming scalloped rims and festive floral designs. Plus, once you clear your plate, you will see the lovable, exclusive illustrated characters, Mr. and Mrs. Turkey.

SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker

Nothing gets people in the holiday spirit like classic winter tunes. Anker’s SoundCore Bluetooth speaker is sure to last throughout your Thanksgiving celebration with a 24-hour playtime. It’s compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices, so your guests can take turns playing their favorite holiday songs. Plus, if the weather’s nice enough for outdoor festivities, SoundCore’s weatherproof design has you covered for any location.

Ivory Pumpkin Candle

Who says decorations can only serve one purpose? If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, make the most out of your holiday adornments with Crate & Barrel’s pumpkin candles. Besides being a symbol of fall, these pumpkin candles also add an elegant touch with a smooth, white finish. Available in small and large sizes, these candles will light up your Thanksgiving table with an autumnal glow.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and preparations for this fun-filled holiday are already beginning. These items will help you kickoff the holiday season so you can spend more time eating, catching up with loved ones, and getting ready for Black Friday!

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? Tell us in the comments!