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55 Best Thanksgiving Buys at Costco

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Even though your local Costco may have festive winter wonderland displays ready for the gifting holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah, there are also amazing food and beverage buys ahead of Thanksgiving. If you're cooking the entire meal yourself or just contributing classic side dishes to a group effort, the deals here — from booze to food to treats and beyond — can be your recipe for success on this year's turkey day. Note that Costco does require a membership to purchase items in-store, and prices across the U.S. can vary due to availability, state liquor laws, and freight costs.

The in-store prices listed here reflect our in-person audit done at Costco in Boise, Idaho, on Oct. 22. All non-liquor products are available in-store and at all U.S. locations unless otherwise noted

Cello Cracker Cut Tray
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Cello Cracker Cut Tray

Price: $9.99
A staple for all holiday parties and gatherings, this two-pound tray covers a lot of cheesy bases, including havarti, gouda, swiss, and cheddar.

DiLusso Charcuterie Tray
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DiLusso Charcuterie Tray

Price: $14.99
With this 3-pound assortment of meats and cheeses, the work is almost all done for you — and at a bargain price. Serve with crackers, fresh, sliced French bread, and a sparkling dry wine.

Sunfresh Gold Potatoes
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Sunfresh Gold Potatoes

Price: $6.99 per 15-pound bag
This crop of Idaho gold potatoes make for a perfect mashed potato dish — or whatever potato recipe you decide to cook up for your holiday meals.

Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter
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Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter

Price: $11.49 for four 8-ounce bars
Quality butter is a holiday staple, but know this is slightly salted, so if you need unsalted butter for baking or for your Keto-friendly coffee, you can order it from Costco online.

Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock
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Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock

Price: $10.79 per 6-count
A pantry staple during the holidays, Costco offers up six 32-ounce containers of its chicken stock for a fair price. It'll let you stretch the recipes in 30 Cheap and Easy Soup Recipes to Stretch Your Food Budget even further.

Nature's Pride Organic Sweet Potatoes
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Nature's Pride Organic Sweet Potatoes

Price: $12.99 per 10-pound bag

Swap out the pumpkin for sweet potato to make a memorable pie, like the one you'll find in our 22 Classic Pie Recipes.

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Conventional Whole Turkey

Price: To be determined
The roasted turkey is a classic Thanksgiving meal centerpiece, and Costco's array of whole turkeys are fresh and may already be available in-store at all U.S. locations. Prices are to be determined at each location, and many will also offer organic whole fresh turkeys. Once you have your turkey in hand, check out 16 Creative Ways to Cook Your Turkey This Thanksgiving for roasting ideas.

Butterball Boneless Turkey Breast
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Butterball Boneless Turkey Breast

Price: $13.99
For the folks who hate carving a turkey and only want the white meat, there's this 4.75-pound Butterball turkey breast. It's also perfect for a couple or smaller group who want to eat a leaner cut of turkey.

Tyson Six-Pack Cornish Hens
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Green Giant Organic Riced Cauliflower
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Green Giant Organic Riced Cauliflower

Price: $7.99 per 3-pound bag
Not everyone can partake in a mashed potato or rice dish. Costco sells this crowd-sized bag of riced cauliflower so you can make something that won't derail a dieter. It can even be used to make a pizza crust or low-carb fried rice with leftover vegetables.

Kirkland Pumpkin Pie
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Kirkland Pumpkin Pie

Price: $5.99 per pie
Already made and ready to serve, this huge, deep-dish pumpkin pie will feed a crowd. It just needs some whipped cream or ice cream, and you have dessert handled with very little effort.

Kirkland Pumpkin Rolls
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Kirkland Pumpkin Rolls

Price: $12.99 per 3-pack
People wait for this seasonal spice and cream cheese frosting rolled cake like eggnog hawks wait for Christmas. Sold three to a pack, this Costco classic is perfect during the holidays, especially when served with fresh coffee or a glass of Kirkland's Irish Cream liqueur.

Related: 12 Reasons Why Shoppers Are Addicted to Costco

Franz Pumpkin Spice Old-Fashioned Doughnuts
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Franz Pumpkin Spice Old-Fashioned Doughnuts

Price: $5.99 per dozen
Packaged in a plastic clamshell, these doughnuts have the hallmark flavor of the season — pumpkin spice — in a crispy old-fashioned styled donut that's perfect for dunking. Availability varies, as it is a seasonal limited production.

Libby's Canned Pumpkin
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Libby's Canned Pumpkin

Price: $7.59 per 3-count
A must-have for the Thanksgiving season, you can use this to make pies, soups, cocktails, muffins, pancakes, and bread loaves. Need inspiration? Check out our Beyond Pie: 16 Ways to Cook or Bake With Pumpkin.

C&H Pure Cane Sugar
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C&H Pure Cane Sugar

Price: $5.69
For baking and everyday table usage, this 10-pound bag should get you through the holidays and perhaps beyond.

Kirkland Signature Organic Vanilla Beans
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Kirkland Signature Organic Vanilla Beans

Price: $15.99 per 5-count
Use these for creme brulee and other desserts that demand intense pure vanilla flavor. You can even reuse vanilla beans, to get even more of your money's worth.

Organic Fuji Apples
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Kirkland Almond Butter
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Kirkland Almond Butter

Price: $7.99
This large tub (27 ounces) of almond butter is a lightly salted version that needs refrigeration once opened. Perfect for holiday baking, eating in sandwiches, or adding to protein smoothies, it is considered a Costco staple and available online as well. Made in a peanut-free facility, it's also kosher and gluten-free.

Golden Star Mandarin Orange Cups
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Golden Star Mandarin Orange Cups

Price: $7.99
The package of 20 4-ounce cups of Satsuma Mandarin oranges in light syrup can be used for making holiday salads like the ambrosia fruit salad found at Cheapism's 30 Cheap and Easy Recipes From Canned Foods.

Trident Wild Alaska Smoked Sockeye Salmon
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Trident Wild Alaska Smoked Sockeye Salmon

Price: $19.99 for 20 ounces
A box of this shelf-stable smoked salmon is a great gift to send in the mail or bring to a party. At this price, it's an affordable luxury made to serve with crackers or sliced French bread with thinly sliced red onions, fresh capers, and whipped cream cheese on the side.

Vacaville Fruit Company Oval Dried Fruit Gift Tray
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Vacaville Fruit Company Oval Dried Fruit Gift Tray

Price: $19.99
A festive 36-ounce tray of premium dried fruits makes a perfect dessert alternative or something to serve alongside a charcuterie or cheese board. There's a slightly larger in-store version for $34.99, a 40-ounce version with assorted nuts and fruits, and a handful of other Vacaville fruit and nut gift baskets sold at Costco online.

Liberty Orchard Aplets & Cotlets
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Liberty Orchard Aplets & Cotlets

Price: $13.99 for three 13-ounce packages
Thank a couple of intrepid Armenian immigrants who went west, settled in Washington state, and invented these delicious apple and walnut confections inspired by a Middle Eastern recipe. Sold in the Pacific Northwest as the "Confection of the Fairies," the cotlet version, with apricots subbing in for apples, came a few years later.

Madi Panettone Italian Cake
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Madi Panettone Italian Cake

Price: $5.99
Holiday season is when boxes of this Italian cake start showing up in stores, and while these can be eaten for dessert, another delicious holiday breakfast recipe uses the sliced panettone as a bread swap in French toast.

Godiva Goldmark Assorted Chocolate Creations Box
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Godiva Goldmark Assorted Chocolate Creations Box

Price: $14.99
This box of chocolates makes a perfect hostess gift, or you can ship some to family. You can also order the four-pack Godiva Holiday Variety Assorted Chocolates online for $74.99 if you need to cover more than one gift.

Lindt Assorted Chocolates Bear & Friends
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Lindt Assorted Chocolates Bear & Friends

Price: $13.49
Perfect for a candy bowl, these colorful chocolate figures can also be incorporated in a DIY gift basket to send to family or friends.

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Kirkland Signature Chocolate Crepes
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Kirkland Signature Chocolate Crepes

Price: $8.99
These flaky French-made biscuits dipped in Belgian chocolate come in a 19-ounce box. They're perfect for unexpected company, but they're shelf-stable, too, and therefore perfect to send as gifts this time of year. Like other Costco products, there is a larger version available online — get six 20-ounce boxes in red and blue for $59.99.

Harry & David Gourmet Farmhouse Baskets
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Harry & David Gourmet Farmhouse Baskets

Price: $29.99
These shrink-wrapped baskets have an assortment of sweet and savory options like Moose Munch popcorn, dipping pretzels, and party snack mix.

Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates
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Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates

Price: $9.79
The 21-ounce package of gold-wrapped chocolates is perfect for gifting a hostess, sending to family and friends during the holidays, or enjoying yourself. Online is a bit pricier, so try and get your crisp chocolate-hazelnut fix in-store. You'll save significantly.

Kirkland Signature Walker's Shortbread Tin
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Kirkland Signature Walker's Shortbread Tin

Price: $19.99
What says "holidays" more than a whopping 74.1 ounces of Scottish butter cookies in a classic tartan plaid tin?

Kirkland Signature Belgian Cookie Tin
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Kirkland Signature Belgian Cookie Tin

Price: $12.99
Another lovely tin of delicate buttery cookies made the European way — this one with high-quality Belgian chocolate and ingredients. It's a great hostess gift to bring to a Thanksgiving meal (or horde for yourself).

Starbucks Holiday Travel Mug
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Starbucks Holiday Travel Mug

Price: $23.99
This double-wall, 10-ounce travel mug includes single-serve coffee and cocoa sachets as well as Walker's shortbread butter cookies. Or get a four-count version of this product for $69.99 online to give as gifts.

San Francisco Bay Coffee - French Roast (Whole Bean)
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San Francisco Bay Coffee - French Roast (Whole Bean)

Price: $10.99 per 2-pound bag
This whole-bean, French roast, 100% Arabica coffee has notes of chocolate and cinnamon with a smoky finish.

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Starbucks Holiday Blend K-Cup Pods
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Starbucks Holiday Blend K-Cup Pods

Price: $29.99 per 72-count box
This big red holiday-themed box brings the usual cost-per-cup price down significantly. Made for the Keurig-style coffee maker, this Arabica coffee has a medium-roast flavor profile with sweet maple and holiday herbs notes to make the ideal beverage this time of year.

Folgers Classic Roast Ground Coffee
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Folgers Classic Roast Ground Coffee

Price: $9.59
This more than 3-pound package of Folgers is a lighter, classic roast that appeals to coffee drinkers who prefer a classic cup of Joe. Makes up to 400 cups and is kosher, too.

Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Cocoa
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Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Cocoa

Price: $5.99
Includes 50 individual servings of cocoa. Garnish with whipped cream or add some Kirkland Irish Cream for a bit more holiday cheer. This brand also took some top honors in our Hot Cocoa Taste Test.

Martinelli's Sparkling Cider
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Martinelli's Sparkling Cider

Price: $8.99
Bubbles without the alcohol and a holiday table staple to have on hand, this four-pack of 25.4-ounce bottles can be used simply for drinking, or for making any of Martinelli's easy-to-follow cocktail and mocktail recipes.

Perrier Sparkling Water
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Perrier Sparkling Water

Price: $17.99 per 24-count pack
Sparkling water is a must-have at all the holiday gatherings as both a non-alcoholic beverage and as a mixer. Costco's got you, selling a 24-count pack of .5 liter bottles for less than $20.

Related: We Tried 9 Water Flavorings and These Are the Best

Hefty Elegantware Disposable Dinner and Appetizer Plates
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Hefty Elegantware Disposable Dinner and Appetizer Plates

Price: $6.99 per 50-pack
Big gatherings can go a lot smoother with fast cleanup solutions, and these classy disposables are recyclable. Hurry, though — this price is unlikely to last past November.

Solo Plastic Heavyweight Spoons, Forks, and Knives
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Solo Plastic Heavyweight Flatware

Price: $10.79 each
Feeding a lot of folks over the holidays? These sturdy forks, knives, and spoons are sold separately in 500-count boxes.

Kirkland Signature Irish Country Cream
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Kirkland Signature Irish Country Cream

Price: $9.89 per bottle
Irish cream is a holiday staple. At 13.9% ABV, Costco's is one of the lower alcohol content Irish creams on the market. It has sweet cookie and vanilla notes and is often described as a tiramisu- and caramel-flavored concoction that can substitute as a spiced eggnog.

Related: 20 Cold Weather Cocktails

Angry Orchard Hard Cider Variety Pack
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Angry Orchard Hard Cider Variety Pack

Price: $25.99 per case
This multipack is filled with a variety of hard ciders, including crisp apple, apple ginger, traditional dry, and an exclusive seasonal cider. Angry Orchard Hard Cider is a gluten-free alcoholic beverage made on a 60-acre orchard in Walden, New York.

Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano
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Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano

Price: $12.99
A dry red wine from Italy's Abruzzo region, this red will pair well with a holiday meal. Cellartracker.com gives it a 90-point rating. Serve with game, stews, osso bucco, roasts, or — of course — a turkey dinner.

14 Hands Hot To Trot Red Blend
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14 Hands Hot To Trot Red Blend

Price: $6.89
A fruitier red blend of merlot and syrah, this also includes cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, zinfandel, cabernet franc, petit verdot, mourvedre, and grenache grapes. It's made in Washington state's Columbia Valley and can be served with a cheese plate or a savory vegetarian entree like grilled portobello mushrooms.

Apothic Red Wine
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Apothic Red Wine

Price: $8.39 per bottle
Popular pour Apothic Red is made by California wine exporter E.J. Gallo. This fruitier blend of zinfandel, syrah, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon makes it an all-star red as well as a good base for glögg or Swedish mulled wine. Common review notes include that it has a jammy, full-bodied style.

Related: How to Spot a Good, Cheap Bottle of Wine

Joel Gott 815 Cabernet
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Joel Gott 815 Cabernet

Price: $13.79 per bottle
This is a full-bodied dinner wine that's a deep, ruby-red cabernet with sophisticated toasty, spicy. and fruity notes that reviewers rave about. Serve with the main course.

Related: 50 Great-Tasting Red Wines Under $20

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet
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Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet

Price: $7.99 per bottle
Another popular brand, this dry, structured Washington-made red has an average rating of around 88 points and pairs well with beef or game. It is predominantly cabernet sauvignon with merlot.

Kirkland Signature Winter Craft Beer Variety
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Quilter's Irish Death
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Quilter's Irish Death

Price: $3.99
This craft 22-ounce bottle was created by Iron Horse Brewery's creator and renowned brewer, Jim Quilter, passed away in 2009. Irish Death is made in limited small batches and has a cult following.

Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen
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Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen

Price: $25.99 per case
This imported holiday craft beer from Germany has a rich malt flavor, dark toffee notes, and fruitiness with a perfect hop balance. Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen is rated 86 points by BeerConnoisseur.com and is a full-bodied amber beer created for the original Oktoberfest over 200 years ago.

Kalea Brewer's Advent Calendar
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Kalea Brewer's Advent Calendar

Price: $59.99 per case
This advent calendar holds 16.9-ounce cans of hard-to-find German beer from privately owned breweries all over the country. Kalea promotes beers from craft breweries that are not available in regular supermarkets. Inside are varieties like Pilsener, Helles lager, pale ale, dark Weizen, German stout, and bock.

Vandori Prosecco
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Vandori Prosecco

Price: $42.99 for a 3-liter bottle

This is a bargain buy for a well-reviewed, Italian sparkling wine — especially if you are expecting a full house. It's double the volume of a magnum, and it will pour around 24 glasses. It's described as a toasty, light sparkling wine perfect for savory appetizers, charcuterie and cheese boards, and serving after a meal with desserts.

Related: Best Cheap Champagnes and Sparkling Wines Under $20

La Crema Chardonnay
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La Crema Chardonnay

Price: $13.39
This crisp white wine has its fans, and it's an apt turkey accompaniment. Sonoma Coast-made La Crema averages a 90-point rating and is actually perfect to serve with just about every course except dessert. Light and toasty, with butterscotch and citrus notes, you can afford to stock up at this price. Serving a crowd? Costco sells this same wine in a 3-liter bottle for $68.99 — that one can also fill about two dozen glasses.

Columbia Crest H3 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Columbia Crest H3 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Price: $10.99 per bottle
This is a solid 90-point red wine perfect for gifting and serving with an appetizer or main course. It has bold top notes of stone fruits and berries and subtler notes of spice, vanilla, and what expert wine reviewers describe as a soft tannin cocoa finish. Serve with any Italian entrees, cheese boards, savory pot roasts, or stews.

Kirkland Signature Non-Vintage Brut Champagne
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Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut

Price: $19.99 per bottle
For champagne lovers on a budget, this is a highly regarded and well-reviewed Champagne. And at this price, you can stock up. It's a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot meunier grapes made into a light, toasty sparkling wine. The grapes, which are from Grand Cru village of Verzenay in France's Champagne region, allows this to be called Champagne.

Moet Dom Perignon Vintage 2008
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Moet Dom Perignon Vintage 2008

Price: $149.99 per bottle
This is for that extra special celebration that demands the best. Described as a "Champagne miracle," this hard-to-find vintage is sold at Costco for less than the usual average retail cost. Serve with a cold seafood tower or dessert course.