Halloween led the way, and now Thanksgiving, celebrated on 23 November 2023, follows swiftly in its wake. So let’s celebrate the harvest and count every one of our blessings before sitting down to a delicious feast and celebration.
From food prep to beauty tips, drinks and more, we’ve got it covered the American way with suggestions for Thanksgiving 2023.
Weber Traveler Gas Barbecue
Perfect for those who love the great outdoors and easy to transport, the Weber Traveler is the ultimate in portable barbecues, ideal for those who like to venture out and about despite the weather, whether for hiking, camping, picnicking or trips to the beach. Sturdy, compact and easy to set up or store, the Traveler portable gas barbecue will whip up a Thanksgiving meal with a difference whilst on the road and away from home.
From – Weber UK
Price | £490
KitchenAid Agave Stand Mixer
Nothing looks smarter on any kitchen countertop than a KitchenAid mixer to ensure your home banquets are mixed to perfection. Available in a range of colours since 1955 to fuel culinary creativity, the new Agave hue is exclusively available in the KitchenAid Artisan 4.7L Stand Mixer, a heady mix of blue and green tones with a matte finish makes quite the style statement. The mixer comes with a stainless-steel bowl, dough hook, whisk and paddle.
From – KitchenAid UK
Price | £499
KitchenAid Glazed Stoneware
Let your delicious spread stand out this Thanksgiving by arranging it on the brand’s new Glazed Stoneware range. Perfect for those passionate about cooking, the range is ideal for taking straight from the oven or countertop to the table as its high quality ensures even heat distribution. It can also be used to store leftovers with bamboo lids and is scratch-resistant and dishwasher-safe. It even stores compactly in a nested format to take up less space in your kitchen cupboards. What could be better? Well, it’s available in three colours: Empire Red, classic Almond Cream and a gorgeous Pistachio.
From – Harts of Stur
Price | from £25 for a Small Baker
Looking Good, Feeling Good
DKNY for men
For everything from T-shirts, hoodies and gilets to briefs, swimming trunks and an iconic scent, look and smell the part at Thanksgiving Dinner by wearing and owning the DKNY brand for men. A New York-based fashion house for men and women founded by Donna Karan in 1984, the brand stands for everything New York: music, dreams, art, fashion, style and more, so you couldn’t be kitted out in anything that shouts the good ole red, white and blue more than DKNY.
From – Amazon UK
Price | varies
BYROE, the New-York based skincare brand
Recently launched in the UK, the BYROE New York-based skincare brand harnesses the power of cutting-edge science and natural, salad-inspired ingredients to make cruelty-free skincare products that deliver real results, adding that certain glow denoting healthy skin. A woman-led company, their products have been created after extensive market research and offer an alternative point of difference to the high-end luxury brands. It’s affordable, results-driven, packed full of antioxidants and formulated for all skin types.
From – BYROE.com
Price | from £50 for Byroe Peony Tea Glow Oil 30 ml
To look good from the inside out, our friends at Vital Proteins have just come up with a delicious new flavour in their Beauty Collagen range — scintillating Strawberry and Lemon. Beauty Collagen is unique as it now includes 120mg of Hyaluronic Acid to help achieve beautiful skin, along with strong hair and nails. The collagen powder can be consumed with any liquid, but this new fresh flavour particularly lends itself to smoothies and iced drinks.
From – Vital Proteins
Price | £36.54
Thanksgiving 2023 Drinks & Food
Thanksgiving with Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is bringing Thanksgiving traditions to the UK so that everyone can get involved in the festivities. The leading natural and organic retailer is encouraging everyone to get in the spirit of the holiday by spending giving thanks to family and friends over some seriously good food. Its 2023 Thanksgiving Gift Guide offers a breadth of delicious, innovative and high-quality products. From giant toasting marshmallows and Yakso crispy onions to tinned pumpkin made from 100% pure pumpkin, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this holiday.
From — Whole Foods Market
Price | Items from £1.49 to £249.99
ZENB Plant-Based Products
Elevate your holiday dishes with gluten-free, healthy products. With its award-winning range, ZENB offers delicious, plant-based foods without sacrificing taste and texture. The pasta is made from yellow peas; however, ZENB offers a range of equally tantalising pasta sauces, Agile bowls, vegetable mash and crackers. In addition to simple, whole ingredients, the brand aspires to reduce food waste, while products utilise as much of the whole plant as possible. ZENB is the official gluten-free food partner of FC Barcelona in the UK and helps maintain healthy bones and blood pressure, while reducing fatigue.
From — ZENB
Price | Items from £10 to £27
Winewizard Smart 3-in-1 Wine Aerator
Endorsed by experts including Masters of Wine, award-winning sommeliers and Michelin-starred restaurants, Winewizard uses patented new technology which, for the first time ever, successfully replicates the aging and decanting process of wine in just two seconds, creating a demonstrably better-tasting wine almost instantly.
Perfect for any drinking occasion, Winewizard enhances the nuanced flavours and complexities, resulting in a finer, better-balanced wine, with a significantly improved taste and nose, at a fraction of the cost of enjoying an aged wine. Winewizard’s technology also neutralises sulphites, a renowned cause of headache inducing hangovers. Winewizard will work on up to 80 bottles of wine or around 500 glasses in a single refill. Bundle packages and refill packs also available.
From — Vinalchemy
Price | £49.95
Zerowater 12 Cup, 2.8l Ready-Read Jug
Ensure your family has access to pure, filtered water with this 12 Cup Ready-Read Water Filtration Jug. It features a built-in TDS meter that provides instant water quality readings. The 5-stage filtration system removes dissolved solids from tap water, giving you the purest and tastiest water. Stay hydrated and healthy during the festive season.
From — Zero Water
Price | £44.99
Aged for up to six years in port wine barrels made from French oak, every bottle of ANGEL’S ENVY delivers an elegant bourbon with a clean, sweet finish. With subtle strains of vanilla, offset by a toasted nuttiness and bitter chocolate, encompassing raisins and maple syrup, this award-winning whiskey is ideal for a post-Christmas dinner tipple or in a Manhattan. Soft and, appropriately enough, heavenly on the palette, its traces of port will have you enjoying the toasty warmth of the festive season in no time.
Available from The Whisky Exchange
Price | £56.25
Maestro Dobel Tequila
This luxurious tequila is blended using reposado, anejo and extra anejo 100% agave tequilas. The blend is then subject to a proprietary filtering process that removes the colour and makes the liquid incredibly smooth.
Mexico’s fastest growing tequila brand is available from premium hotels and bars in London, such as the Corbin & King Group, The Lanesborough and Nobu, as well as online drink specialist websites including Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange and Drinks Direct.
From — Maestro Dobel
Price | RRP £52.00
Glenmorangie A Tale of Tokyo
Glenmorangie A Tale of Tokyo, is a Highland single malt Scotch whisky that combines bright, bold flavours with soft sweetness — presenting a delicious sensory contrast. This whisky was born out of a combination of Glenmorangie part-aged in Mizunara oak with whisky that spent time in both sherry and bourbon casks, for a unique limited-edition.
This whisky fuses notes of pepper with bitter cherries and mouth-watering orange zest with incense and sweet oak. Collaborating with the celebrated Japanese artist, Yamaguchi Akira, the whisky is brought to life in visual form on the box and bottle. A Tale of Tokyo will be available to purchase exclusively in-store and online at Selfridges, as well as Glenmorangie’s website.
From — Glenmorangie
Price | £76.00
Eight Reserve by 818
Following the successful arrival of 818 Tequila in the UK this past March — selling out at Selfridges within minutes and causing a social media sensation — the arrival of Eight Reserve marks a brand expansion to both new and pre-existing consumers and is set to be one of the smoothest premium tequilas on the market. Eight Reserve is an award-winning blend of Añejo and Extra Añejo tequila aged up to eight years, creating a unique level of complexity, softness and depth.
Key tasting notes are cooked agave, vanilla, cinnamon, dried berries and praline, with aromas of clove, toasted nuts, honey and orange peel on the nose with spiced accents. Eight Reserve is formed from a blend of one, three and eight-year añejos, creating an unparalleled depth and flavour.
Eight Reserve will be available to order from Nov. 10 at Master of Malt, Whisky World, Drink with Sasha and Whiskey Exchange. Eight Reserve will also be available to purchase from Zapp, Harrods and Selfridges and in top bars and restaurants including Bagatelle, Bacchanalia, Inca, Geode and B London.
From — Whisky World
Price | £275 for the 750ml bottle
Mirror Margarita Platinum Collection
Level up your holiday gifts or host this party season with the ‘Platinum Collection’ from Mirror Margarita, offering an elevated drinking experience for lovers of agave spirits, margaritas and cocktails to enjoy throughout festivities. The collection includes the Mezcal Mirror Margarita, made with The Lost Explorer Mezcal and the Mandarin & Sea Salt Mirror Margarita, made with El Rayo Tequila. The Bottles contain five cocktail serves — just add ice.
The Mezcal Mirror Margarita is a smoky twist to the original with cane syrup, lime leaf, eucalyptus and a finish with a touch of salt. The Mandarin and Sea Salt Mirror Margarita is a refreshing cocktail with flavours of sweet mandarin at the first sip, balanced with zesty lemon and lime, boasting a hint of salinity to finish. Available on the Mirror Margarita website, Dalston and Brixton Hacha Bars, and Sainsbury’s.
From — Mirror Margarita
Price | Ranges from £26 to £33
The Cocktail Society
The Cocktail Society’s party pouch and bottles are ready-to-serve cocktails — perfect for busy hosts that want to serve their guests bar-quality cocktails this holiday season. Each pouch contains 10-12 servings, with the cost of one drink starting at £2.75. Each pouch is handcrafted by experienced bartenders in Oxfordshire with premium ingredients.
Cocktails including The Oak Aged Sloe Negroni, Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and Tommy’s Margarita have all achieved Great taste Awards. The Spiced Tommy’s Margarita won a Master award from The Spirits Business this year, and was named ‘best in class’ out of all of the other master winners.
Other cocktails include the Classic Negroni, Coconut & Kaffir Leaf Daiquiri, Hibiscus & Elderflower Martini, Passion Fruit Martini, and a Smoked Old Fashioned.
From — The Cocktail Society
Price | Ranges from £33 to £37
Beefeater Crown Jewel Gin
Beefeater Crown Jewel is an elevated version of Beefeater’s iconic London Dry Gin, inspired by the iconic crown jewels and with a heightened 50% ABV. It’s a mix of citrus notes from the grapefruit peel, classic juniper, warm spices and a hint of liquorice. A touch of Cool Britannia to help Thanksgiving 2023 deliver.
From — Drink Supermarket
Price | £60
Anonymous Bourbon Whiskey
What is more American Deep South than bourbon whiskey? This release is blended from a selection of barrels and delivers plenty of that traditional US sweet, oaky signature. It is a very small batch of high-end bourbon bottled exclusively for Virgin Wines, expertly blended from a collection of casks and hails from one of the US’ top distilleries. However, their condition is that the producer remains anonymous. The result? A wonderfully well-balanced bourbon that is layered with sweet and savoury spice.
From – Virgin Wines
Price | £31.99
Chivas Regal is a masterfully crafted blended Scotch whisky that has been finished in casks that previously held Grande Champagne Cognac. Rich sultana and warming cinnamon notes give a velvety and refined flavour.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
For vodka lovers, Tito’s Handmade Vodka works perfectly as the American tipple for Thanksgiving. As the leading producer of handcrafted vodka in the United States, Tito’s Handmade Vodka exemplifies the American spirit of ingenuity, craftsmanship and dedication to excellence. Distilled in Austin, Texas using traditional pot stills and the finest corn sourced from local American farmers it goes through a meticulous six-time distillation process to achieve a smooth and clean flavour profile that has won the hearts of vodka enthusiasts worldwide.
From – Master of Malt
Price | £30.24
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey
One of the Fastest-Growing Super Premium Whiskies in the US and the Official Bourbon of the Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA of America, Elijah Craig is now available in the UK. Bearing the name of the Reverend Elijah Craig who established his distillery in 1789 in modern-day Georgetown, Kentucky, the brewer is credited with being the first distiller to age his whiskeys in charred oak barrels. The clear, unaged corn liquor transformed into a bold amber liquid with a distinctively smooth flavour that makes Bourbon what it is today, leading to Elijah Craig earning his place in history as the “Father of Bourbon”.
From – Master of Malt
Price | £43.95
Evan Williams Black Label
Another premium bourbon which is worth bringing out of the cupboard for Thanksgiving is an award-winning smooth, easy-to-drink whiskey named after Evan Williams, who in 1783, opened Kentucky’s first commercial distillery along the banks of the Ohio River. A little more affordable, today Evan Williams is the second largest selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey in the world, distilled just a few streets away from the site where Evan himself built his distillery.
From – The Whisky Exchange
Price | £26.25
House of Rum
House of Rum is a new brand that takes a pure, stripped-back approach to production. The boutique Rum bottler specialises in exclusive, single-vintage, single-cask strength Rums that highlight the regions they’re created from. With a collection of nine Rums, the first three are derived from casks from Barbados, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad. The Rums are bottled in their purest forms without any additives, sugar, caramel or flavours. Each cask — which yields no more than 300 bottles — is handpicked by House of Rum founder, David Howarth, making this an exceptionally rare Rum for passionate spirit lovers.
From — House of Rum
Price | £210 to £449
1000 Stories Barrel Aged Zinfandel
Think Lamb or Rib Eye Steak — the 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel is rich and deep and will elevate any meal. Small batch production and aged in traditional American and French Oak, then finished in charred barrels that once housed fine Kentucky bourbon. This wine has tonnes of character.
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Bonny Doon Vineyard Cigare Blanc from California’s Central Coast is a classy white wine which is delicate and refreshing. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Clairette Blanche giving aromas of peach and juicy pear. It is a great pairing if you’re going eat Turkey, seafood and more delicate fish.
J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
For those who prefer the velvety smooth, full-bodied flavours of a fine Pinot Noir, let J Vineyards throw a little Californian sunshine your way. J Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a perfectly balanced wine, winning accolades from any knowledgeable oenophile. It will go perfectly with any Thanksgiving feast or indeed, equally well on its own for a glass or two of an evening — a Thanksgiving gift from the Russian River Valley area, towards the north of California in Sonoma County.
From – Waitrose
Price | £25.99
Gypsy Lee Rose White Zinfandel 2022
What to serve to complement that Thanksgiving feast? Well, a couple of suggestions from Virgin Wines should fit the bill. To start with, a Californian White Zinfandel from 2022, a wine that should be seen as what it is — frivolous, fun and a little sexy. Grapes are left a little longer on the vine to enrich sugars, and skin contact is minimal yielding a magnificent, salmon-pink-coloured rosé. Sleek aromas and a wonderful presentation of delicate strawberry and redcurrant fruits in a rather racy burlesque package that is sure to thrill and titillate.
From – Virgin Wines
Price | £9.99
Thanksgiving 2023 for the little ones
LeapFrog Magic Adventures™ Globe
Perfect for kiddies aged between 5 and 10 years, Leap Frog’s Magic Adventures Globe sparks the imagination, allowing young explorers to travel the world and see everything in it. Using the stylus, children can tap on the 10″ interactive learning globe and experience new places, languages, cultures, animals, geography, habitats and more through more than five hours of high-quality BBC videos. They can also play three interactive games called Around the World, Quiz Show.
From – Amazon UK
Price | £59.99
Vtech Kidizoom Studio
Again, for kiddies aged between 5 and 12 years, the KidiZoom Studio by Vtech allows every child to be the star in their video universe. Complete with a green screen to create special effects, this high-definition video camera kit comes with everything they need to create the show of their dreams. They can set up the included tripod to film their very own unboxing videos or use the flip-up lens and handle to capture the perfect on-the-move selfie video to share with the family, wherever they are in the world.
From – Smyths
Price | £49.99
Thanksgiving with a night of games
This Thanksgiving, come together with friends and loved ones for a night of old world,1920s elegance — transporting you to a night of board games, Champagne or a classic cocktail and snacks served in the Gatsby room of The Beaumont, the stylish art-deco hotel in London’s Mayfair.
You’re invited to gather every evening with friends or family at tables of two to six people. A selection of games including backgammon, chess, draughts, cribbage, scrabble, Rummikub and cards, is available for both guests during their stay, and locals. Games can be requested from room service or The Gatsby Room, where they will be available nightly. Dedicated games nights will take place on the first Tuesday of every month.
The team at The Beaumont are on hand to recommend the best cocktail to accompany the games, with a Manhattan suggested to accompany a game of backgammon, a Mint Julep as the ideal pairing for a game of scrabble and a French 75 adding sparkle to the strategic game of draughts.
For reservations and further details, please contact: email@example.com
All imagery courtesy of the brands featured. Leading image courtesy of Unsplash.