Thanksgiving 2020 will arguably look and feel different than the years that have passed given the many challenges we have collectively faced this year. Yet, another challenge is to look at the bright side and be thankful for the blessings we still have despite all—our families, a home where we can rest and safely self-isolate, a job that allows us to work remotely, and many others we may have taken for granted. This season, let’s celebrate with a grateful heart and discover new ways to honor the holidays. This quarantine Thanksgiving guide 2020 features five tips on how to make the season worthwhile even while isolating from others. For more information on how to safely celebrate the holidays if you decide to invite guests over, head over to the CDC to find out ways you can safely enjoy Thanksgiving activities while minimizing the risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19. In the meantime, check out this quarantine Thanksgiving guide 2020 with five ways on how to safely celebrate with your family. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for more tips and shopping deals!
Cook with the family.
Spending time in the kitchen with loved ones, especially your children, will teach them good values about food and what goes into their little bodies. This Thanksgiving, preparing a small, albeit delicious feast for a smaller crowd will make things more interesting for everyone. For starters, you’ll be able to save up on time, money, and effort if you’re celebrating with those who live in your household alone. A smaller feast also means you get to spend more time doing fun things with the family such as play games or watch a holiday movie. (Read more: What to Cook for a Smaller Thanksgiving Dinner This Year)
Functional and Stylish Kitchen and Entertaining Essentials for Thanksgiving
- Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker with TenderCrisp Technology, an amazing multi-tasker that lets you pressure cook and air fry so you can effortlessly prepare delicious meals. It uses a TenderCrisp Technology that lets you cook ingredients easily and a Crisping Lid for perfectly golden brown “fried” offerings. Also includes a 6.5-quart ceramic-coated nonstick cookinging pot and 4-quart Cook & Crisp ceramic-coated non-stick basket that can hold up to 5-lb chicken or 2 lbs of french fries. Get 20% off for a limited time at Bloomingdale’s. 2. Nambé Yaro Salad Bowl Set, which is made of acacia wood that is durable and beautiful, with a finely patterned grain of varying shades. It features a more narrow bottom to ensure a better toss. Shop at Bloomingdale’s. 3. Le Creuset 3.5 Qt. Cast Iron Sauteuse, which makes stews, casseroles and one-pot meals cook wonderfully in its enameled cast-iron construction. It features a wide base for better browning of meats before slow braising or roasting. Get up to 40% off for a limited time at Bloomingdale’s. 4. Nambé Swoop Cheese Board & Knife, featuring acadia wood and stainless steel for a modern and ultra-svelte look and feel on your tablescape. Shop at Bloomingdale’s. 5. OXO Lidded 1.6-Quart Glass Loaf Pan, which is perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers because it offers a 1.6 qt space capacity and durability thanks to its borosilicate glass. This container is microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe. Get 20% off for a limited time at Bloomingdale’s.
Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
While you may not be heading out into the streets to see the much awaited annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, the show must go on! In fact, the parade will be made more interesting this year with its addition of some Broadway performances. According to The New York Times, the parade will look different this year as it will only travel just one block down 34th Street, a much shorter route than its regular 2.5-mile procession, but will now feature performances from the casts of “Jagged Little Pill,” “Hamilton,” “Mean Girls,” and “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.” Notably, these shows have been shut down earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will showcase some performances to look forward to once we can finally go to the theater once again.
Decorate your home for the holiday season.
One of the simplest ways to get into the Thanksgiving holiday season is to spruce up your home with some decor. Check out some whimsical picks for Thanksgiving home decor here.
1. Thanksgiving Thankful, Grateful, Blessed Triple Sign, measures 18″ x 8″ and is made of medium density fiberboard, featuring three headlines with a turkey cutout, acorn cutout, and pumpkin cutout. This sign has an overall customer rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. 2. Palmhill Fall Wreath, a handcrafted wreath made with realistic chrysanthemum, pumpkins, faux maple leaves, hydrangea and rattan hoop, and featuring vibrant Fall colors and a lifelike appearance. This wreath has an overall customer rating of 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. 3. Lulu Home Thanksgiving Turkey Decor, designed in a roly-poly appearance and made with quality fabric material that is soft, sturdy, and long-lasting. This decor has an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon. 4. Yankee Candle Elevation Collection with Platform Lid Ginger Pumpkin Scented Candle, featuring scents of nutmeg and ginger with sweet notes of pumpkin in caramel in a decor candle container with soft corners and an updated silhouette. Its brushed metal lid fits nicely under the candle to create a stylish pedestal. This candle has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. 5. Uniwish Thankful Burlap Banner, made of natural burlap measuring 5 x 7 inches each, which easily folds for storage for use next year. These buntings have an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Bond with the kids over some Thanksgiving crafts.
Whether you have art supplies at home or would like to scour the internet for amazing craft ideas to make with kids this Thanksgiving season, we’ve got some suggestions for you. From turkey crafts to Thanksgiving trees, you and your family can easily create fun Thanksgiving crafts you can show off virtually to family members who are far away. You can also ask your kids to write down on their crafts what they are thankful for this year. It is a good practice that will help teach them about gratitude, even in the face of the most challenging moments. It’s a little lesson that we must keep in mind especially with the troubles we’ve been facing as a nation lately. (Read more: 10 Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Keep Them Busy Indoors)
Make a Black Friday wishlist for things you want to receive this Christmas.
It’s never too early to make a wishlist for Christmas. In fact, it’s advisable to come up with a gift list as early as now so you can ensure your gifts will fit into a budget. With Black Friday coming up, a lot of stores are already offering deals and discounts, some of which you can find in the list of tech, gadgets, and appliances below.
1. Insignia 32-inch Smart HD TV Fire TV Edition, featuring 720p picture quality with deep blacks and rich colors. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with a limited time discount of 17% on Amazon. 2. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, a high performance wireless Bluetooth headphones in satin silver, featuring the Apple W1 chip and Class 1 wireless Bluetooth connectivity and up to 40 hours of battery life. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with a very limited time discount of 40% off on Amazon. 3. Arlo Video Doorbell, with detailed video in HD with DR, clear two-way audio, and notifications and alerts. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with a limited time 13% discount on Amazon. 4. OXO Brew French Press with GroundsLifter, which helps eliminate mess while brewing with a fine mesh filter to keep grounds contained and a borosilicate glass carafe and stainless steel exterior for durability. Rated 4.6 out of 5, with a limited time 20% discount on Amazon. 5. Eufy by Anker RoboVac G30 Robot Vacuum, with Smart Dynamic Navigation 2.0 for purposeful cleaning and an ultra-strong 2000Pa suction power for better clean. Rated 4.5 out of 5, with a limited time 25% discount on Amazon.
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