5 Gifts For Your Thanksgiving Host

If you're spending Thanksgiving with friends this year, you probably know better than to show up empty-handed. But beyond the customary bottle of wine or special-order pumpkin pie, why not bring your host something more long-lasting to express your appreciation for being liberated from the stress of planning and cooking this year (it'll only help your chances of clinching an invite to next year's meal). Here are five functional, design-forward gifts to consider, including two great accompaniments to go along with that wine.

Instagram delivers immediate gratification, but the Lomography Store's La Sardina Camera ($109), decked out with a cork exterior, delivers dreamy, one of a kind photos you can hold. Bring a pack of film so you can go ahead and document the day's festivities.[/caption]
West Elm'sDip-Dye table runner makes a hip addition to any dining scheme ($29, available in three colors).[/caption]
Forgo the standard-issue wine bags and bring your bottles in these reusable canvas wine totes. You can personalize them to your host's city or favorite wine region. ($14 each at Maptote).[/caption]
We've gushed about the Corkcicle wine chiller before. Awesome as it is to look at, it may be one of the most useful tools your hosts could have on hand during the holidays. ($25 online).[/caption]
An expert entertainer will appreciate these mix 'n' match Kaleido Trays as much for their cool colors and shapes as their organizing capabilities ($17-$84 at A+R Store).[/caption]