The 9 Must-Have Costco Buys for Thanksgiving

updated May 11, 2022
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Thanksgiving prep is a marathon, not a sprint. There’s so much to consider, from the menu (and grocery list) to kitchen tools and table settings. Whether you’re shopping for a small and intimate holiday or a gala-sized event, grab your Costco card because the warehouse giant should be everyone’s first shopping stop.

Here are my top Costco picks to help you get ready for Thanksgiving Day.

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1. Neoflam Cutting Boards, $16.99 for three

Pick up this three-piece cutting board set and you can recruit family and friends to help you chop, peel, and slice. (YOU get a cutting board to work on! And YOU get a cutting board to work on!) The largest board is big enough to carve the roasted bird, and when it comes time for cleanup, that’s easy too because the boards are dishwasher-safe.

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2. Pyrex Deep Dish Baking Dishes, $17.99 for two

The Thanksgiving table is the most delicious parade of casseroles. This set of baking dishes comes in two common sizes — 9×13 and 7×11 — but are extra deep, making them just the right size for family favorites like mac and cheese and smashed potato casserole.

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3. Kirkland Signature Artisan Rolls, $5.99 for 12

Wondering if you need a bread basket on the Thanksgiving table? Unequivocally yes! These rolls are perfect for sopping up gravy on Thanksgiving day and for making the best turkey sandwiches on Black Friday.

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4. Rodelle Turkey Brine, $6.79 for 25 ounces

With so much on the Turkey Day to-do list, we give you full permission to take shortcuts where you can. This turkey brine is packed with holiday flavors like cranberries, vanilla, allspice, apples, garlic, orange, and herbs — all premixed right in a jar.

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5. Circulon Roaster and Rack, $29.99

This is the year to graduate beyond the disposable foil roaster. This set can hold up to a 24-pound turkey, and the nonstick rack keeps the crispy golden skin where it belongs. After the holiday, use the pan during meal prep to roast big batches of veggies.

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6. Taylor 3 Piece Thermometer and Timer Set, $22.99

Getting Thanksgiving dinner to the table takes precision and timing, and this set has everything you need. Keep a watchful eye on the turkey’s temp (without opening the oven door) with a probe thermometer, and use the instant-read thermometer to check the the status of your stuffing. The crown jewel of this set is the timer, complete with a mini whiteboard to track four alarms.

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7. Mikasa Stainless Steel Flatware, $29.99 for 20 pieces

They all said, “Register for 12 place settings. You’ll need it for the holidays.” If you ignored that advice (as I did!), pick up this 20-piece set of flatware at Costco. The sleek design fits with any style and will look infinitely better than setting your Thanksgiving table with disposable stuff.

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8. Libby’s 100% Pumpkin Purée, $6.99 for 3 (29-ounce) cans

We’re in the home stretch of pumpkin spice season, so it’s time to stock up! Use pumpkin purée in a classic pie or try these adorable minis! Bake a loaf of Better-than-Starbucks pumpkin bread or pumpkin French toast casserole for Thanksgiving morning. And even if you aren’t a baker, you can still make festive pumpkin desserts to finish the meal. If you want (read: need) another shortcut, Costco makes THE BEST pumpkin pie — it’s giant and it’s just $6!

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9. Lifetime Products Kids Folding Table and Stacking Chairs, $19.97 and $11.97 each

Don’t forget the littlest Thanksgiving guests. This pint-sized folding table and its stackable chairs are just right for toddlers to tweens. Cover the table with brown butcher paper and set out a crayons in a Mason jar for the kids to add their own holiday table decor.

Are you getting anything else from Costco for Thanksgiving? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!