Found in Boston: 8 Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Give thanks for dinner with a locally sourced gift.

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Arriving at dinner with a bottle of wine is always appropriate, but creative ways to thank a host or hostess are especially appreciated. Since holiday calendars get busy, plan ahead and visit Boston-area shops for inspiration.

The New England cheese assortment from Formaggio Kitchen includes five pieces of cheese and locally-made jam and crackers. At Olives and Grace, find natural candles and serving boards made in Jamaica Plain. For beautifully wrapped soaps, visit Follain, and for animal tea towels with a dash of humor, go to Hudson.

With Thanksgiving marking the official start of the season, arriving with a holiday wreath is an extra festive way to show your thanks.