Hosting Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family is a big job. These five items will help you prepare for the event.

1) Leftover Containers

You’re bound to wind up with a week’s worth of leftovers, even after everyone has gone back for seconds. This 42-piece set of food storage containers from Rubbermaid comes in a variety of sizes, and will help you store all the extra turkey and stuffing. They’re microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe, and BPA-free. At under $20, it’s also affordable enough to send guests home with leftovers without worrying about returned containers.

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container 42-Piece Set available from Amazon

2) A Quality Mixer

Make mashed potatoes without the elbow grease, and bake up a storm with the KitchenAid classic stand mixer. It comes with 15 attachments, so whipping up sweet and savory Thanksgiving dishes is a breeze.

KitchenAid Classic Series Stand Mixer available from Amazon

3) A Centerpiece-Worthy Pie Pan

It’s not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. This pretty ceramic pie dish from Emile Henry will make your pie stand out.

Emile Henry Made In France Classic Pie Dish available from Amazon

4) Cocktail Glasses

Treat your guests to an after-dinner cocktail as the evening winds down in these crystal glasses, priced at just over $20 for a set of six.

Lorren Home Trends Old Fashioned Glass Set available from Amazon

5) A Carving Set

Your hosting duties aren’t complete without carving the turkey. This carving knife set from A Cut Above Cutlery will help you get the most important job of the night done.

A Cut Above Cutlery Carving Knife Set available from Amazon

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