Thanksgiving Survival Guide
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Oh, Thanksgiving. So many emotions bubble to the surface each year when you come around. On the one hand, you give us an excuse to indulge in our gluttonous tendencies to an extreme that would result in death and/or social expulsion were we to practice them on a regular basis. On the other hand, you also mean that we’ll be spending a lot of time in close quarters with relatives we may not be crazy about (let’s be honest, we’ve all got an uncle who’s at least a little bit racist).

So we’ve got your Thanksgiving Survival Guide – a list of what to wear, watch, drink, and do to in order to make it through the holiday in one (sane) piece.

  • DSPTCH Travel Pack

DSPTCH Travel Pack

Chances are you'll be going somewhere this Thanksgiving. Whether you're flying cross-country or just driving a few hours, the DSPTCH Travel Pack should accompany you on your journey. Go ahead and trade in your duffel, suitcase, messenger bag, and backpack - this piece has you covered with its 30L of storage, easy-to-access front pockets, padded laptop pocket, and a separate compartment for your dirty clothes.

Flint and Tinder 365 Pant

Just because you'll be stuffing your face doesn't mean that you need to throw on your rattiest pair of sweats. The 365 Pant from Flint and Tinder is comfortable and durable enough to wear everyday of the year. But their stretch Lycra-enforced cotton material make them perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.


The term "no man's land" takes on a new meaning in the seven episode Netflix Western Godless, which comes out November 22nd. The town of La Belle, New Mexico is left husbandless and fatherless after a mining accident kills almost all the men in the town. When outlaw Roy Goode arrives in town, trouble follows, and the women of La Belle have to defend themselves as they get caught in the crossfire. The perfect post-turkey binge.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

If you need to get out of the house over the holiday weekend, and you're in the mood for a dark (and we do mean dark) comedy, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is just the thing for you. The man behind In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths tells the story of a grieving mother, played by Frances McDormand, on a mission to force her local police department to investigate the murder of her daughter. Also starring Woody Harrelson, Peter Dinklage, Caleb Landry Jones, and Sam Rockwell, this film is sure to make you laugh. A lot.

Turkey Pairing Guide

Whether you're looking for a beer, wine, or whiskey to pair with your turkey, the good folks over at The Spruce have got you covered with their guide to what to drink this Thanksgiving.

Closca Bottle

The innovative Closca Bottle promises to change the way you carry, drink, and locate water each and every day. But it's Thanksgiving, so fill that bottle up with your drink of choice and don't let anyone make you feel bad about your alcohol consumption.

Fujifilm Instax SP-3

Don't lie, when you see someone at a party whip out a Polaroid camera, you're all over it. With the Fujifilm Instax SP-3, you can take your instant photo game to a new level with high-speed 13-second printing, remarkably clear image resolution, and an intuitive app that allows you to print your favorite images on the go, in seconds. Capture the funniest, sweetest, and most embarrassing moments this holiday. Keep the latter in case you need to blackmail a relative someday.

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

At some point over the holiday, you'll probably need to just shut. everything. out. Enter the Marshall Monitor Wireless Headphones. With polished vintage style, lightweight comfort, and 30+ hours of battery life, these headphones are the perfect way to get some alone time, even if you're surrounded by screaming kids and drunk relatives.