Our hands-down favorite aspect of Thanksgiving? Well, aside from the turkey and abundance of pie, it's gathering our loved ones around our festive Thanksgiving table. After spending much of the day cooking, we want to indulge in our festive Thanksgiving meal and admire our table display — and we want it to be perfect. But how?
Considering you've already pulled out your favorite set of china, organized your seating arrangement, and planned the menu, there is only one thing left to do: to find a jaw-dropping centerpiece to pull it all together; and how do we do that?
Whether you love a table set with fresh flowers, a simple runner or garland, or even want to go maximalist with layers and varying heights of foliage, candles, flowers, pumpkins (for a more dramatic display), we have you covered.
We found nine Thanksgiving centerpieces to add to your Thanksgiving table decor. Oh, and the best part? Several of these Thanksgiving centerpieces can be mixed and matched together! Making any (or all) of these ideas the perfect finishing touch to complete the Thanksgiving feast you've worked so hard to create!
Dine by lantern light
Large lanterns immediately create an intimate effect. Place one every few feet of your table These 12-inch rustic designed lanterns have a flameless candle inside that run on a timer, so you don't have to remember to turn them off at the end of the night to save the battery. Each lantern requires 3AAA batteries, not included.
Buy: PetGirl Decorative Lanterns with Timer Flameless Candle Using Battery | $11.28 at Amazon
Treat your home to a floral delivery
Unlike fresh florals, a dried bouquet of flowers last longer and make quite a dramatic statement. Bring to the table an arrangement that's designed to transport you to fall in the gorgeous Catskills mountains with a dried bouquet made up of Craspedia, thistle, burgundy eucalyptus, mini pampas, and starflowers.
Buy: Catskills Arrangement | $95 at Urban Stems
Acknowledge fall turning into winter
This is a piece you'll want to leave on your table as the seasons change, but it also makes an elegant Thanksgiving centerpiece filled with fragrant noble fir, western red cedar, eucalyptus, and snow-dusted pinecones with white and orange faux pumpkins. It's hand-assembled by artisans on a century-old, family-run farm in the Pacific Northwest.
Buy: Greens & Gourds Thanksgiving Centerpiece | $74.95 at Williams Sonoma
For a more casual gathering
Thanksgiving gatherings are encouraged to be on a smaller scale this year, and if you don't want to go through all the pomp and circumstance for a small party, this table runner adorned with whimsical pumpkin illustration add a festive touch to a more casual celebration. Accentuate the look with votives for a cozy and bright atmosphere.
Buy: Hello Pumpkin Table Runner | $68 at Anthropologie
Decorate with a Thanksgiving classic
Place this friendly little turkey guy on your table until you're ready to serve the main course! He's also a great addition to a mantle, bookcase, or entryway table as a way to signify the season.
Buy: Celebrate Fall Together Turkey Table Decor | Was $34.99, now $17.49 at Kohl's
Or celebrate with a cornucopia
After the turkey, the cornucopia is one of the classic symbols of Thanksgiving, representing both abundance and nourishment, as a nod to the Pilgrims who were giving thanks for a successful harvest. Place this traditional cornucopia on the table filled with faux pumpkins, pinecones, and other foliage, which is a classic choice that can be reused fall after fall.
Buy: The Holiday Aisle Pumpkin Cornucopia Mixed Floral Arrangement | Was $40.99, now $34.99 at Wayfair
Go for a rustic farmhouse look
Arrange your own centerpiece with this rustic whitewashed wooden box that comes with various decor pieces that can be used inside the box and around your table, like assorted white Pumpkins, silk sunflower heads, artificial berry picks, silk Maple leaves, Oak Leaves, natural medium pine cones. We love it because you can easily use the box year-round and fill it with other seasonal decors.
Buy: Winlyn Bulk Assorted Artificial White Pumpkins Fall Centerpiece | $36.99 at Amazon
Weave through a garland
A fall-themed wreathe adds lush texture to your table. Add more height and interest by placing along with candles, pumpkins, and more. This beautiful 6.5-foot garland is handcrafted with fabric foliage and twigs, bringing the feeling of being outdoors right inside.
Buy: Lights4fun, Inc. 6.5ft Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Garland Decoration | $52.99 at Amazon
Sprinkle along golden votives
The best part of these elegant gold votives, sold in a set of 12 is their versatility. They can be used year-round for Christmas, New Year's, and even romantic dinners. Layer some around the table at each place setting or scattered around a garland or other larger centerpieces.
Buy: Volens Gold Votive Candle Holders, Set of 12 | $17.99 at Amazon