A Last-Minute Thanksgiving Shopping List for When the Turkey's About to Hit the Fan

Turkey Day is sneaking up on us! If you've left planning to the 11th hour, here are the basics you can still get your hands on quickly.

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Last-minute planning is our forte, for better or for worse. Our list covers both big and small items you may have overlooked in your prep, and best of all, they're all available on Amazon Prime for two-day shipping (our favorite procrastination party trick!).

Hamilton Beach 7-Quart Slow Cooker
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$40.19

Freaking out because you've never cooked a turkey before? Slow-cooking your bird before browning it in your oven broiler will result in a deliciously flavorful main course that'll have everyone convinced that you're a seasoned pro! 

This user-favorite, 7-quart slow cooker from Hamilton Beach is a last-minute Thanksgiving product to buy now for your family festivities, and use for countless dinners to come.

More: Everything You Need to Host the Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

DII Cotton Buffalo Check Cloth Napkins (Set of Six)
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$14.99

Instead of getting novelty paper napkins this year, opt for this budget-friendly set of buffalo-check table linens. Not only do they add a cozy look to the table, but their dark colorway is adept at hiding stains — plus, you can throw them right into the wash afterwards.

Enther Bento Box Meal Prep Containers (20-Pack)
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$25.99
$16.99 (35% off)

Cooking for a crowd? Send your guests home with these handy to-go boxes, so you don't get stuck with a fridge overflowing with leftovers! We like that these BPA-free picks hold generous 28-ounce portions, while also being microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe. They're durable enough for multiple reuses, and they're leakproof too, so there won't be any spills in transit!

Trudeau Gravy or Fat Separator

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$10.81

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It's always the tiny stuff we tend to forget for big days like Thanksgiving. Sure, you could use a spoon to separate out the layer of fat on top of your gravy, a task that seems easy enough. But if you've ever tried to do that, you know it takes way more time than you think it will. This separator will do the trick for you quickly and efficiently, making life that much easier when you're down to last-minute preparations.

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Libbey 80-Ounce Clear Glass Pitcher

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$12.99

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Unless you want to be jumping up every 10 minutes to get your guests a drink, we suggest making sure you have plenty of pitchers on the table. This simple glass option is inexpensive, reusable, and holds a large amount, so you won't be refilling too often.

Just Artifacts Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holders (Set of 12)

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$19.50

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You don't need a ton of decor to make your table look special for the big night. Line these candle holders up along the center of your table, and place some gourds and pumpkins from the grocery store between them. You'll have a beautiful, sophisticated, simple tablescape in no time!

Benson Mills Heavyweight "Spillproof" Tablecloth

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$19.99

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This heavyweight tablecloth (which is neutral enough to be used year-round) keeps spills from soaking in, making it perfect for large gatherings. You can choose from a variety of colors and sizes. Remember, creating a beautiful table setting doesn't have to involve outrageous or expensive linens — keeping it simple with a neutral color and some candles will create an elegant backdrop for all your beautiful food.

More: 10 Fall-Inspired Table Cloths We Love

Circulon 17-Inch by 13-Inch Roaster with U-Rack

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$33.99

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Sometimes when planning, the things we miss are the most obvious. Unless you plan on deep-frying your turkey, you need to have a U-rack! This one by Circulon will hold even the most enormous turkeys, and its nonstick bottom ensures an easy cleanup.

Indigo True Company Extra Large Bamboo Cutting Board

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$19.99

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It's easy to overlook the importance of a good carving board, or to assume that normal cutting boards will do the trick. With all the juices that flow from cooked turkeys, you'll need to have a cutting board with deep grooves that'll catch all the drippings and keep them from flooding your countertop. This one has a groove all the way around the rim of the board to hold all those delicious extra juices.

More: 13 Wooden Carving Boards to Use This Thanksgiving

Cuisinart Curved Handle Turkey Lifters

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$20.77

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After you've cooked your beautiful turkey, you'll need a way to transfer it to the cutting board. Don't be that person who assumes two wooden serving utensils are the answer: You'll end up with a terrible mess on your hands. Use proper turkey lifters! These have curved handles to make the transfer easier on your hands and wrists.

Habor Digital Stainless Cooking Thermometer with Instant Read

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$7.99

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Checking the temperature of your turkey can be trickier than you think. Old-school thermometers can take a lot of time to give you a solid read, which means your oven door will be letting out heat and dropping in temperature. This can compromise crispy skin and leave you with a hellish kitchen to work in. Save yourself the trouble with a quick-read thermometer.

Jonas of Sweden Cork Trivets (Set of Three)

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$14.99

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They might not be the prettiest ones out there, but these trivets are definitely going to come in handy when you realize how many platters and serving dishes you need to set out on the table. This three-pack features a variety of sizes to fit your needs.