According to Shipt, This Is the Grocery Item You’ve Most Likely Left Off Your Thanksgiving Shopping List

published Nov 23, 2021
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Thanksgiving is just a few days away and if it feels like it got here way too quickly, you’re not alone. Though there are plenty of people who have had their Thanksgiving grocery lists taken care of for over a week, there are even more of us (myself included) who will be taking days leading up to the feast to do a bit of last-minute shopping.

Regardless if you’re an early shopper or one that likes to procrastinate, a new survey from same-day delivery company Shipt has revealed that there are a specific set of items that people tend to forget to purchase when preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. And, the list of top 10 items might be just what you need to cross-reference before you head out to the store before Thursday.

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According to the survey, which is based on the word of 2,100 Americans as well as proprietary Shipt data, the most commonly forgotten grocery item for Thanksgiving happens to be cranberries. Taking the top spot with 33 percent of people regularly forgetting them, cranberries only outranked fragrant spices (such as thyme) by 3 percent. Napkins, beverages (how surprising!), and pumpkin spices all joined the aforementioned to round out the top five, while pie crust, potatoes, plates, table and season-specific decor, and candles finalize the list.

In addition to the list of top 10 most-forgotten Thanksgiving items, the report also revealed the last-minute items that everyone rushes to pick up and yes, butter is absolutely included. Sweet rolls and pie crust both sit comfortably on the list, too, as does cream cheese and fried onions. Who knew?!

Feel like these are the items that you forget every year, too? Well, if you use the Shipt app, you can check out the “Thanksgiving Essentials” portion to access the most forgotten list to double check yours before this year’s big feast. And, if you happen to be missing something, don’t run out to pick it up yourself; just order it through Shipt and have it right at your door the same day. Now that’s something to be thankful for.