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Australians may not celebrate Thanksgiving on 25 Nov like the folks from the United States of America do but it may just be the perfect excuse and reason to get together with your family and loved ones during this trying period. We may already have our own National Day of Thanks on the last Saturday of May but you can never have too many holidays in a year right?
The History Of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is an annual holiday national holiday in North America that involves religious observances and a traditional meal with family and loved ones. The origins of this holiday started with a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621, and is celebrated in the USA on the fourth Thursday of November (25 Nov 2021). A similar holiday is also held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October. Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal will include a turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries and a pumpkin pie.
Here are some inspiration on how you can enjoy the day here in Down Under. If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving. you can take note of the shopping list below to get your home ready for the holidays.
Kitchenware For The Perfect Festive Meal
Whip up a delicious festive meal with kitchenware from Cutlery and More
Choose from a wide selection of cook ware like stainless steel sauce pans, Dutch ovens and roasting pans. There is even a Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron 20 Piece Flame Cookware Set that has everything you need to make an impressive holiday meal. Let's not forget the wine opener too for all the wine that you will be having with the meal!
Spices and Dry Ingredients
Be sure to stock up on the necessary dry ingredients and spices that you will need for your festive meal in advance so you don't have to panic buy at the last minute.
Some of the essential dry ingredients and spices that you will require are grated nutmeg, cinnamon stick, cloves, vanilla bean, ginger and pumpkin spice. You will be surprised how difficult it may be to try to get these stuff at our local supermarkets sometimes.
More Packages Meals & Side Dishes that you can prepared easily for an authentic and traditional holiday feast.
Making Your Home Festive & Cosy
There is no better way to get into the mood of Thanksgiving or Christmas other than decorating your home. You will be surprised how a little home decor can change the way you feel about this holiday.
Consider low key touches like a vase of bright leaves or berries and a holiday wreath placed on a wall. Wayfair has a bunch of Thanksgiving home decor available at their website ranging from Thanksgiving Wreaths and Garlands, to centrepieces and outdoor decorations.
You can also shop for all things Christmas!
What To Wear
Besides taking care of your tummy and your house, let's not forget about your fashion needs as well. Some classic recommendations on what to wear for Thansgiving dinner are a ribbed crew sweater, oversized sweatshirt, a comfy top, a cosy cardigan or even a romper if you are visiting. The key here is all about comfort without sacrificing on the style factor!
We have not forgetten about all the gentlemen out there as well. Check out these comfortable and stylish loungewear from Aeropostale for your consideration. Remember, us guys need to look good as well during festive gatherings!
For more fall selection and sweater weather collection, click on the links below.
Music To Your Ears
It is crucial to have a good sound system or speaker in the home during the year-end holidays because it is a time for family gatherings and relaxation so you would want to have a good playlist in the background rather than awkward silence.
You can check out our previous article on how to take your audio experience to the next level with Bose on how to level up your audio equipment this holiday season.
Besides Bose, you may also wish to consider the new Sony 7.1.2ch Dolby Atmos® Soundbar which is dropping on 1 November. This new soundbar from Sony has a wider sweet spot that allows everyone to have the best seat in the house and boasts of a sound field optimisation that calibrates to your environment for easy setup. All that is left to do is to create your special playlist for the holidays.
Check out other home technology below to improve your stay-home experience this holiday!
Keeping Your Guests Entertained At Home
What better way to entertain and have fun with your loved ones than with the latest and trending games from Xbox! Gather your family members and have a mini tournament with Fifa 22! Basketball fans can make use of this opportunity to bond over a game of NBA 2K22.
Not a sports fan, why not try out global hit anime Demon Slayer, Lego Marvel Heroes 2 or Mortal Kombat 11. Be prepared for hours of endless fun and banter with Xbox's wide range of console games that cater to all ages!
Don't forget to check out these indoor games that provide ultimate fun for the entire family:
The Floor is Lava - Interactive game for kids and adults
Beat That! - The Bonkers Battle of Wacky Challenges
Do You Really Know Your Family? - A Fun Family Game Filled with Conversation Starters and Challenges
BRAIN GAMES TEAM3 Green Board Game - A Thrilling Party Game