15 Affordable Thanksgiving Decor Pieces Under $40

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A stylish Thanksgiving table with a white fireplace in the background decorated for fall.

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Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and if you’re anything like us, you are already getting a head start on your decorating. Besides the amazing food, time with friends and family, and reflecting on what you are grateful for, Thanksgiving is a fun opportunity to go all out when it comes to stylish fall decor, especially if you are hosting your very own dinner.

That being said, unless you plan on buying all your decor from a dollar store (no judgment here, there’s a time and a place for that too!) it can add up and get expensive quickly. If you’re looking for some stylish yet affordable Thanksgiving decor, look no further. Here are 15 affordable decor pieces for Thanksgiving that won’t break the bank.

Williams Sonoma Sculptural Pumpkin Gravy Boat

A white ceramic gravy boat shaped like a pumpkin.

Williams Sonoma

Give your fancy, heirloom gravy boat a break this Thanksgiving and tag in this gorgeous sculptural pumpkin gravy boat. At just $29.95, you won’t feel too guilty that it is only brought out for Thanksgiving every year.

Coolmade Fall Grain Harvest Gold Wheat Ears Circle autumn Silk Unlit Wreath, 22"

An autumn wreath on a white background.

Walmart

Stylish, realistic-looking faux wreaths are notoriously hard to come by so we’re seriously loving this $35 autumn-themed wreath from Walmart. Featuring faux wheat ears, berries, and colorful leaves this wreath will add a festive touch to your front door without breaking the bank.

Pottery Barn Gold Turkey Place Card Holders - Set of 4

Four small gold turkey-shaped name card holders for the table on a white table.

Pottery Barn

What better way to celebrate turkey day than with these adorable gold turkey place card holders? We love the miniature size, intricate details, and stylish antique-gold coloring—win, win, win!

Yofit 12 pcs Artificial Pumpkin Decoration

A collection of faux pumpkins and gourds on a white background.

Amazon

Let’s face it, we all love the famous brand-name faux pumpkins and gourds, but at $20-$40 a piece they aren’t exactly budget-friendly. This set of 12 artificial pumpkins from Amazon is a great alternative if you are looking for some lifelike gourds for your Thanksgiving decorating. Plus, the entire set will only cost you $17.99!

H&M 3-Pack Cutlery, Gold-Colored/Polished

A set of 3 gold utnesils on a table with a set of plates beside it.

H&M

Adding gold-colored cutlery to your table setting is a super easy way to add some serious style to your meal. A nice set can cost you hundreds, but if you aren’t quite ready to make such a hefty investment then this set from H&M is a great alternative. At about $13 for a pack of 3 utensils, your wallet will thank you.

Crate & Barrel White Fern and Rust Palm Dried Bouquet 26"

A dried bouqet in a glass vase on a white background.

Crate & Barrel

A bouquet is a timeless addition to any dinner table, and a dried bouquet is a nice fall-themed alternative to traditional fresh flowers. One benefit to dried bouquets is that as long as they are stored properly they can be reused year after year. So while a quality fresh bouquet can cost you upwards of $50, this dried option is more like an investment into your fall decor collection that you can enjoy for years to come.

Alpha Living Home Harvest Fall Leaf Napkin Rings Assorted - Set of 12

A set of 12 gold leaf-shaped napkin rings on a white background.

Amazon

Adding some fall-themed napkin rings to your table is an easy way to add a festive touch without going overboard this Thanksgiving. The intricate details and antique-gold color of these fall leaf rings will definitely have your guests thinking you paid more than you did for the set.

INFEI Plain Striped Cotton Linen Blended Dinner Cloth Napkins - Set of 12

A striped fabric napkin on a white plate and a gingham table cloth.

Amazon

Upgrading your dinner napkins from disposable to reusable isn’t just eco-friendly, it’ll instantly make the meal feel more sophisticated too. These cotton and linen blend napkins from Amazon are super stylish and won’t break the bank.

Hanzim Flameless Flickering Battery Operated Candles

Hanzim Flameless Flickering Candles

Amazon

Candles add a certain je ne sais quoi to a table setting, especially during the holidays. However, with a bustling table full of reaching hands they can quickly pose a fire hazard. Enter flameless candles. While they can get pretty pricey, this set of 9 flickering flameless pillar candles will only run you $25.99 on Amazon. Plus they are remote-operated for added convenience.

World Market Ceramic Pumpkin Scented Candle

Pumpkin shaped scented candle

World Market

Just because you have flameless candles on your table, doesn’t mean you need to avoid real candles everywhere else. These pumpkin-shaped scented candles are the perfect fall-themed option, plus you could reuse the containers as DIY decorations for next year’s Thanksgiving.

Nuptio Taper Candle Holders

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Nuptio Taper Candle Holders

Courtesy of Amazon

Should you decide to be a bit daring and use real candles on the table, tapered candles and candlesticks are definitely the way to go to keep flames high above the food. This pair of brass gold-colored vintage-style candlesticks is seriously stylish.

H&M Stoneware Plate

A beige stoneware plate on a plain background.

H&M

You can’t really go wrong with stoneware dishes, but it can usually be pricey to buy a full set of them. These stoneware plates from H&M are just $12.99 each and are sold individually, which means you can buy only as many as you need.

Cy Sisters Round Placemats Set of 6

A round rattan placemat on a table setting with white plates and a striped white napkin.

Amazon

Everyone needs a set of rattan placements. They are so versatile and can be used for a variety of different occasions and decor styles. Plus, they're sturdy and easy to clean. We love this affordable set of six round rattan placements from Amazon.

Winlyn 5.9' Long Faux Eucalyptus Leaves Greenery Garland

A faux eucalyptus wreath on a white background.

Amazon

Garlands aren’t just for Christmas, they make excellent decorations for Thanksgiving too. Rather than a traditional evergreen garland, try a eucalyptus garland for a light and modern feel. At just $22.99 this top-rated faux eucalyptus garland from Amazon is a total steal and is perfect for tablescapes, mantels, or stair banisters.

H&M Beverage Glass

An amber glass drinking cup.

H&M

These amber beverage glasses are the perfect addition to a moody Thanksgiving tablescape or Thanksgiving-themed bar cart. Not only that, but they can totally be re-used for multiple different occasions, rotated into your daily glassware cupboard, or used to decorate your open shelving. 

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