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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Magazine Covers

Thanksgiving Magazine Covers Favorite Covers Holiday Food Cooking MagazinesCan’t wait for turkey? Prefer pecan pie instead? We’ll whet your appetite for the Thanksgiving feast by counting down our favorite November food magazine covers.

By now, most of you are either busy preparing the Thanksgiving meal or traveling to gather with family and friends around one (or maybe several). Even as you count your many blessings or treasure time spent with loved ones, the holiday feast typically takes center stage; after all, it’s generally what gathers us all together in the first place.

So as you cook and bake or fly the friendly skies to your holiday destination, we thought we’d help get you in the spirit—of the Thanksgiving feast anyway—with our six favorite November cooking magazine covers.

Southern Living: Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be complete without a pecan pie, but this creation takes it new a new level. Practically a work of art, this Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie is definitely worthy of the November cover and would be a welcome addition to any table.

EatingWell: Whole or jellied, cranberries usually play second fiddle to the turkey and dressing that are the focal point of the Thanksgiving spread, so it’s nice to see them get their due on this simple, yet elegant November/December cover.

Martha Stewart Living: Martha’s covers always have a flair for the artistic, and for the carved turkey on the November cover, it’s is all about the presentation. She suggests fanning out the cut pieces of meat, garnishing with fruits and herbs, and serving on a pretty platter.

Bon Appetit: Now this is a sight we like to see on Thanksgiving: the presentation of the centerpiece of the holiday meal. This November cover celebrates a holiday moment that’s bound to be repeated again and again in homes across the country, but it never gets old.

Taste of the South: Yes, the turkey is important, but let’s also give thanks for the delicious sides that will be served on plenty of Southern tables this year. Favorites like Green Bean Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, and Sweet Potato Casserole are just as beloved as the turkey—and this cover recognizes that.

Cooking With Paula Deen: The next best thing to turkey and all the trimmings has to be the dessert selection, and this cover features three drool-worthy options—Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie, Buttermilk Pie with Glazed Cranberries, and Chocolate Cream Pie with Peanut Butter Topping.

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For Kids

For younger readers of all ages, we’ve got a great selection of award-winning magazines about history, science, world culture, and more. Titles like Cobblestone, Muse, Faces, and Ladybug will excite children about learning and reading. Titles like YUM Food & Fun for Kids are designed to get kids in the kitchen.

For Cooks

For friends or family who love to get creative in the kitchen, we’ve got a title for every interest—from regional favorites like Taste of the South, Cooking With Paula Deen, and Louisiana Cookin’ to specialty magazines like Vegetarian Times to general interest publications like Every Day With Rachael Ray.

For Hobbyists

For those artistic types, we’ve got plenty of magazine deals packed with instruction and inspiration. Popular Photography is great for shutterbugs looking to improve their technique or get trusted advice on gear, while Crochet Today! contains patterns and tips for needle enthusiasts of all levels of experience.

For Outdoorsmen (and Women)

For hunters and fishers, some of the most popular outdoorsy magazines are available at even greater savings now. Field & Stream and Outdoor Life are authoritative sources for in-season hunting and fishing advice, survival tips, and buyer’s guide reviews on the best gear.

For Adventurers

If you’ve got thrill seekers on your list, we’ve got you covered. Road warriors would love Cycle World or Motorcyclist, while water lovers would appreciate gift subscriptions to Sail or Boating magazines. Hikers and bikers would find destination inspiration and tips in Outside magazine.

For Homeowners

From old home renovators to log home lovers, we’ve got magazine subscriptions that will suit them all. Old House Journal and Arts & Crafts Homes and The Revival provides renovation and decorating advice, while titles like Log Home Living and Country’s Best Cabins speak to cabin owners.

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For Cooks

Got a kitchen connoisseur on your list? Taste of Home or Simple & Delicious would be appreciated by anyone who loves reader-tested and reader-submitted recipes, while Saveur provides a more exotic take by exploring foods from around the world.

For Domestic Divas

Women looking for tips on everything from saving money to keeping their homes organized would find plenty of valuable tips on their varied interests in Good Housekeeping or Woman’s Day. Each magazine covers quick, nutritious recipes, money-management tips, and health and beauty advice.

For Fitness Buffs

Know a woman who pursues a fit lifestyle year ‘round or maybe is planning to get in shape for the new year? Subscriptions to Health or Shape magazines are packed with motivational stories, workout regimens, and even nutrition plans to keep them on track.

For Fashionistas

Keep the stylish ladies in your life in step with the latest trends with subscriptions to top fashion magazines, like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie Claire. Each prides itself on showcasing the most up-to-date styles along with advice on incorporating them into any wardrobe.

For Athletes

Sports enthusiasts who like to get in the game rather than just sit back and watch would love subscriptions to magazines like Golf Magazine or Tennis. Both share helpful tips on improving technique, equipment reviews, and other stories of interest to golfers and tennis players.

For the Outdoorsy Types

Got a hunter or fisher on your list? We’ve got the perfect magazine for each of them! Field & Stream or Outdoor Life are ideal for hunters and fishers. Each provides seasonal sporting advice, survival tips, and product buying guides.

For Crafters

Knitters, crocheters, and other crafters will get inspiration and instruction all year with titles like Creative Knitting, Crochet Today!, and Card Maker. Each issue contains step-by-step guides for crafters of all levels and experience to create projects on their own.

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Easy Thanksgiving Home DecorJust a week until the big day and your home could use a festive touch. Even if you don’t have much time, you’ll be thankful that these Thanksgiving decor ideas we pulled from Pinterest are so easy!

Feeling like Thanksgiving has already passed you by? You’re not alone. The pumpkins, scarecrows, and assorted fall décor seems to have been replaced just a little too soon with everything you can imagine (and more) for decking the halls for Christmas.

Before you give up or give in to the crush of red and green, these are some easy ways you can add a timely and festive touch to your home for Thanksgiving. You’ll find plenty in home magazines, but these we snagged from Pinterest are probably your best bet if you’re feeling pressed for time.

Flowers and Nuts: Fill clear vase with acorns, chestnuts, berries, or some other appropriate filler, then top with a fall-colored or seasonal flower. If you forgo the flower, add an elegant touch by adding burlap and tying a ribbon around it.

Thanksgiving Placemat: Save those fancy placemats for Christmas and opt for these simple coverings made of brown paper or a recycled bag. Before or after the meal, ask everyone around the table to fill out a few of the things they are thankful for and discuss over dinner.

Painted Acorns: Dressing up your home for Thanksgiving could be as simple as going for a walk around your year. You can even get the kids to help with this project, then use the finished product to display in clear vases or other pretty decorative dishes.

Cinnamon Candles: Tie cinnamon sticks around a candle to release a sweet-smelling scent that can take your home from Thanksgiving right into Christmas.

Thankful Tree: Prepare a “thankful tree” to display in your home, then ask guests to share their blessings and attach them to the branches of the tree. It functions as both festive décor and a conversation starter.

Turkey Apple Dip: Speaking of functional, who says your appetizers or treats can’t serve a dual purpose? We love the fun presentation of this chocolate fruit dip and sliced apples to look like a turkey!

Pilgrim Hats: If you prefer an even more chocolatey treat, try these cute Pilgrim Hats. Chocolate wafer cookies topped with a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Attach the two with frosting and add a decorative buckle.

Candles and Wine Glasses: Put the wine glasses you’re not using to good use. Turn them over, add a seasonal filler (like maybe those painted acorns), and top with a votive candle for an interesting tablescape.

Pumpkins: Placing pumpkins on the table adds an instant festive touch, but make them look even more elegant by displaying them on candlesticks, serving bowls, and small pedestal dishes.

Chalkboard: If you’ve already got a chalkboard, this one’s super easy. Get creative with artwork or seasonal quotes, menus, or a welcome for your guests.

Pine Cone Garland: This is another idea that can take your home from Thanksgiving into Christmas. Attach ribbon to pine cones and hang in front of a window or mantel for a new twist on garland.

See more about each of these ideas on our Pinterest board here.

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Through Nov. 28, get a subscription to each of these magazines (and plenty more) for just $1 or less per issue. There’s enough variety to find a gift anyone on your shopping list would enjoy all year!

For the Sports Fan

Keep your favorite sports fan up to date on all the big games in every sport with a subscription to Sports Illustrated, an authoritative resource for more on all the latest headlines. If your recipient prefers playing rather than watching, Golf Magazine is a great gift for golfers.

For the Crafter

Got a friend or family member who’s hooked on crafting? Crochet Today! delivers helpful crochet techniques and easy-to-follow patterns for yarn enthusiasts of all skill levels and experience.

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Give the gift of glam to your best fashion-forward gal with subscriptions to top fashion magazines, like InStyle, Marie Claire, and Harper’s Bazaar. For the up-and-coming fashionista, Seventeen magazine provides age-appropriate style inspired by the latest trends.

For the Health Nut

Whether you’ve recipient keeps a healthy regiment year ‘round or is looking to start the new year off right, magazine subscriptions to either Cooking Light or Health would help. Cooking Light is packed with nutritious—and delicious—recipes in every issue, and Health is full of healthy eating tips and fitness regimens.

For the Domestic Diva

From time-saving advice on removing stubborn stains and keeping the house in order to money-saving tips on style, beauty, and home décor, subscriptions to Good Housekeeping or Redbook magazines have got it all.

For the Road Warrior

Got someone on your list who loves the open road? For car enthusiasts, Car and Driver magazine offers helpful reviews on the latest models to fulfill a need for speed. Motorcyclist magazine provides the same information for anyone who enjoys their freedom on two wheels.

For the Outdoor Enthusiast

It’s no surprise hunters and fishers love the great outdoors. For them, Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazine subscriptions make great gifts for their hunting and fishing advice, equipment reviews, and other helpful tips. Outdoor Photographer is ideal for the nature-loving shutterbug.

For the Water Lover

Water enthusiasts can get their fill of their favorite pastime with subscriptions to either Sail or Boating magazines. Anyone who loves the coast—or at least daydreaming about it—would find plenty of inspiration in a Coastal Living magazine gift subscription.

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People, Time Magazines Show Two Perspectives of Royal Family

People Royal Christening Baby Magazine Cover Collage Prince William Prince GeorgePeople and Time magazines gave us two different portrayals of the royal family this week. In some cases, they may also reflect the clash of generational changes and the monarchy.

The royal christening of Prince George didn’t come with the fanfare of the royal wedding or even the anticipation of the royal birth, but the British royals did manage to snag two magazine covers during the week that offered different perspectives of the monarchy.

Most are perhaps aware of the special issue People magazine cover featuring doting parents William and Kate with baby George from his recent baptism. Perhaps fewer are aware of the Time magazine cover featuring Prince Charles, ironically with the headline “The Forgotten Prince.”

Royalty in America is roughly the equivalent of celebrity here. We’ll indulge in the pomp and circumstance of the monarchy as a guilty pleasure, but otherwise the majority of people likely aren’t as interested in the inner workings of palace life—if at all.

In that case, the People cover portraying a close-up of both Prince William and Kate beaming with pride over a smiling baby George is the most recent royal cover that best resonates with the reading public. It even calls to mind a 1982 People magazine cover featuring a baby Prince William and the beloved late Princess Diana on the occasion of his christening.

Inside People’s recent issue, there were plenty of images of the extended royal family, from Queen Elizabeth on down. It was a rare peek into the palace, but much of the buzz was about what Kate was wearing, what Pippa was wearing, what baby George was wearing.

Time Magazine Cover Prince Charles Royal FamilyThe Time magazine cover, on the other hand, featured a close-up of Prince Charles with an expression representative of the monarchy’s typical stoicism.

Essentially, the article tells us that Charles is somewhat reluctantly assuming more of a kingly role as the queen ages and prefers to limit her travel. It makes mention of some of his fatherly moments with his son, but it lacks the paternal warmth that was captured on People’s cover.

Instead of the doting father, Time did manage to portray Charles as a champion of charities and social causes—something most often associated with Diana. It may come as a surprise that Charles’ involvement in or creation of such organizations pre-dates his and Diana’s royal wedding.

Here, as in Britain, William and Kate are enjoying a wave of popularity, due in part to their youth, the fascination with their love story, the arrival of the new prince. Lost in that shuffle is Charles, who though next in succession to the throne, doesn’t get the attention the “new” royals are.

Comparing the magazines, there may be another more fundamental difference in the two portrayals. People’s cover image includes William, perhaps an indication that he will be an involved father. Diana was pictured alone with William on his christening cover; other family portraits printed in that magazine included Charles.

Whether that can be attributed to Diana’s influence, Kate’s background as a “commoner,” or just a changing approach to parenting that’s reached all the way to the palace, it may be another indication that these “new” royals are sending a message that they won’t be bound by tradition.