This year has changed everything for us. Most of us aren’t going into the office to work, lots of our kids are going to Zoom school, we’re spending less time with loved ones, and it’s made celebrating the holidays feel, well, just weird. Although we may not be able to get together physically, that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge in adorable Thanksgiving decor and have our homes reflect a spirit of gratitude and family. The warm hues, pumpkins placed here and there, and other seasonal signifiers can help lift our mood and remind us that what we live through right now is only temporary. Gratitude always lives on.
Still, you really don’t have to spend a lot to get your home Thanksgiving ready. We are counting our pennies now more than ever, and no one wants to spend carelessly just to feel better. With a little bit of imagination, these frugal buys can make all the difference. We searched high and low for you to find the cutest, most stylish Thanksgiving decor out there — all for under $10! Here’s to celebrating the season responsibly, and most importantly, with joy.
Dollar Tree always has cute holiday decorations that you can stock up on, since everything’s just one dollar. They also offer crafts and decor that you can easily DIY into items that look like they cost way more. For Thanksgiving, you will see plenty of worded signs, cute scarecrows, pumpkins, and more.
Available at dollartree.com, $1
Happy Fall Y’all Mug
If you want some of Target’s always-on-point holiday decor for a steal, then you have to head over to their dollar spot section. You should also keep an eye out for affordable seasonal goods at great prices elsewhere in the store. This “happy fall y’all” mug, decorated with autumn leaves in a cinnamon hue, is only 5! It’s the perfect holiday vessel for some hot tea, seasonal-flavored coffee, or some coquito.
Available at target.com, $5
Thanksgiving Flour Sack Towels
It’s fun to switch out some everyday decor for seasonal options. This pretty Thanksgiving-themed flour sack towel by Shower Them With Gifts is a perfect example. It’s functional, inexpensive, and adds a fun fall touch to the kitchen. The best seller comes in other autumn-worthy designs that you can mix and match.
Available at etsy.com, $5.99
Hey Pumpkin Buffalo Check Doormat
Another way to let everyone know you’re still in the holiday spirit is by placing a pretty doormat in your home’s entryway. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. This adorable mat, emblazoned with the words, “hey pumpkin,” is less than $8 and features that bold signifier of October and November–warm orange.
Available at kirklands.com, $7.49
Thanksgiving is all about pumpkin-spiced food, and plenty of pumpkin decor. Walmart always has seasonal decor in stock, like these cute and stylish velvet pumpkins. The large blush-colored ones pictured in this fall decor photo retail for $8.98, meaning you can stock up on several to place around your abode for Thanksgiving strategically.
Available at walmart.com, $8.98
Berry And Burlap Pillar Candle Ring
Fall also brings to mind delicious-smelling candles, and the cozy feeling candlelight can give off during the end of the year. You can add a touch of fall to any of your candles with this berry and burlap pillar candle ring from World Market.
Available at worldmarket.com, $6.99
Whether you’re hanging it on your door, or elsewhere in your house, a fun sign can instantly make it feel like fall in your home. This one from Hobby Lobby features sunny sunflowers, acorn, and autumn leaves, along with the words “hello fall.”
Available in store, hobbylobby.com, $2.50
Every season, we want our surroundings to smell like the time of year we are celebrating. In fall, these are cozy scents of cinnamon, vanilla, warm fires, pumpkin, spices, and more. Candles deliver delicious smells, cozy lighting, and a touch of decor in any room they are featured in. We are loving the candles from luminaire candle co., especially they’re fall-perfect autumn harvest one.
Available at etsy.com, $8 (for 8 oz. candle)
There’s a decorative pillow for everything, especially the holidays. Toss a couple of them on your couch for Thanksgiving, along with a toasty throw, and you’re set. At Walmart, we found this sunny, yet totally fall “so very thankful” pillow.
Available at walmart.com, $9.97
Just like the right pillows dress up your couch for the holidays, so do festive tablecloths for your table. There are several solid and print/pattern options for November at Michaels, including this one festooned with fall leaves. It’s a great option if your dinnerware is neutral and you need some fall-hued decor.
Available at michaels.com, $5.39
Fall Scrap Banner, Etsy
The great thing about seasonal decor is that you can save your fabulous finds to reuse year after year. In addition to specific items for Thanksgiving that feature symbols like turkeys, you’ll want more neutral items that you can instantly pull out when it becomes autumn in September. Like this fun fall banner from A. Lacey Creation, on Etsy. You get the warm, seasonal hues, the cozy plaid, and an inexpensive decor piece that will instantly dress up your abode.
Available at etsy.com, $7
Whether or not you’re having a Thanksgiving get together this year, you still need a vessel for your snacks, right? Why not get in the festive spirit with a cute pumpkin tray?! It’ll hold everything, from some movie night pretzels and chips to fancy sides, to your keys and household knickknacks.
Available at michaels.com, $7.19