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Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon of November 2021

Halloween is behind us and the falling snow of the Christmas season is still over a month away, which means we’re in that glorious short window of late fall. And what makes this micro-season so special, you may be wondering? The answer is one word: Thanksgiving. The holiday that’s all about eating, drinking, and making merry (and watching football) is right around the corner, so for this month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon, we’re taking a Turkey Day-based (baste?) approach to help you make the most of it.

So, what makes for a good Thanksgiving? First and foremost, you need good food, which is why we’ve compiled some great cookware and kitchen gear to make your feast a memorable one. Next, you’ll need good company. Amazon doesn’t sell family and friends (not yet, anyway), so we can’t help you in that department, but we can help you keep your guests entertained with a few football-related items. So start prepping for the biggest Thursday of the year now with our November Amazon guide below.

‘Thanksgiving: How to Cook It Well’

The task of cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a massive undertaking, and things can go south quickly if you don’t have a good plan in place. That’s where this cookbook comes in. Authored by former New York Times food critic Sam Sifton, the book guides you through every step of putting together a classic American Thanksgiving meal.

Purchase: $14

Libbey Cut Cocktails Passage Rocks Glasses

Knocking back a whiskey or two is always welcome on Thanksgiving, but you don’t want to be serving tipples out of your stained coffee mugs. You’ll need some rocks glasses, and good ones, like this set of four gorgeous art deco-inspired cut glassware old fashioned glasses from Libbey.

Purchase: $42

MEATER Smart Meat Thermometer

One device that your kitchen absolutely cannot go without when cooking a turkey is a meat thermometer, otherwise, you run the risk of serving either a raw or dry bird. And when it comes to meat thermometers, there’s no beating MEATER thanks to its slick design and smart connectivity that lets you monitor its temperature from your phone.

Purchase: $70

Wilson “The Duke” Official NFL Game Football

Heading to the backyard for a friendly game of football is a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition for many families, but it’s pretty tough to do if you don’t have a good pigskin lying around. So why not up your game (literally) with the same ball the pros use in the NFL? It’ll definitely help you work off all those sweet potatoes.

Purchase: $120

Birkenstock Boston Soft Footbed Clog

Thanksgiving is not a time for formality. While we certainly think you should try and look put together — a sweater is always welcome — comfort is the real name of the game. And no one can accuse these suede clogs from Birkenstock of being anything but comfy thanks to their signature cushioned soft footbed.

Purchase: $140+

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet

One thing you definitely don’t want to be doing while cooking Thanksgiving dinner is running between the kitchen and the living room to check on the games — that’s a recipe for disaster. Instead, you can stream the action right in your kitchen on Amazon’s latest version of its sharp and fast ten-inch tablet.

Purchase: $150

Sturdy Brothers The Charles Waxed Canvas Apron

Remember how we said you should try and look nice on Thanksgiving? Well, one requisite of that is to not get your clothes all stained with turkey grease and gravy. And the way to prevent that is by wearing an apron, preferably a rugged and durable one like this waxed canvas and leather offering from Sturdy Brothers.

Purchase: $162

Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Sauteuse Oven

Man cannot live on turkey alone, and you’re going to need to prepare a few sides to go with your prized poultry. The best friend of side dishes is the Dutch oven, and nobody makes them better than luxe cookware brand Le Creuset, whose signature enameled cast iron ovens are safe for the stovetop, oven, and even dishwasher.

Purchase: $180

Wüsthof Classic IKON Carving Set

The biggest moment on Thanksgiving, regardless of what happens in the Cowboys game, is the carving of the turkey. The honor of carving the bird typically goes to the host, and it’s a big responsibility — one which you don’t want to screw up. And with this heirloom-quality, German-made, two-piece carving set from Wüsthof, you won’t.

Purchase: $300

Traeger Grills Pro Series 780 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker

While cooking your turkey in the oven is the safe route — and deep-frying it is the insanely dangerous one — we’re partial to a nice smoked turkey. The smoking process imparts some great flavor into the sometimes-finicky bird, and Traeger’s WiFi and Alexa-enabled wood pellet-fired grill and smoker makes it a lot easier to do than you think.

Purchase: $1,000

Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon of October 2021

If your Thanksgiving get-together puts you in the mood for more hangouts with family and friends, then be sure to check out last month’s guide to the best gear on Amazon that’s all about good times around a campfire.