With Halloween in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start talking turkey. Thanksgiving preparation can add a lot to the to-do and grocery shopping lists, but our experts are here to help you set the mood and the table.


For the first-timer.

It all starts with the bird. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey. Once you buy your bird, you’ll need something to roast it in. Why not keep it simple with this Macy’s non-stick roaster & rack set for $11? It will hold up to a 20-pound turkey, and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

There’s a whole lot of chopping going on.

If you want to make the cut, you’ll need the right tools. We recommend this 15-Piece Cutlery Set that was created just for Macy’s

You’ll need some sides.

…And of course, you’ll need something to bake them in. Like this 15-Piece Oven Basics Tempered Glass Bakeware Set which drops 70% at Macy’s. The set comes complete with a 2-quart baking dish, mixing bowl, pie dish, measuring cup, and much more. Best of all you can throw it in the oven, bring it to the table, and load it in the dishwasher without batting an eye.

For the bird that’s been there, done that.

It might be a good time to invest in this premium Viking 15-Piece 3-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware Set. It’s on sale at Wayfair for 47% off the retail price. 


Revamp the holiday table this year.

Are you tired of chipped and cracked plates? I know I was. Then I found Fiesta ceramic dinnerware. It’s also my go-to because it’s dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. Plus it comes with a five-year warranty against chipping. 

Slice your budget.

Not everything needs to be replaced. It might just be time to sharpen those knives. 30,000 reviewers can’t be wrong about this 3-stage knife sharpener. It straightens damaged blades, restores the proper shape, and polishes, all in one handy tool. It even comes with a cut-resistant glove.

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the leftovers.

If I had a penny for every piece of tupperware that was never returned to me…but I don’t, so I’ve resorted to finding the cheapest solution. Here’s a 50-Pack of Extra-Thick Reusable Food Storage Containers with Lids for $19. Bonus: They are microwave and dishwasher safe.