The Real Cost of a Thanksgiving Dinner

By Ben Steverman and Yvette Romero - 2012-11-19T22:20:01Z

Photograph by Daniel Hurst/Getty Images

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Protect Yourself

Family, friends and giving thanks. It's all very heartwarming until the gravy splatters on your clothes or cooking oil fries a piece of your finger. So arm yourself with holiday-themed gear to guard against stealth attacks by unthankful holiday food.

$20: Turkey Apron, Williams-Sonoma

$14: 2 Oven Mitts and One Potholder (turkey theme), Crate & Barrel

Running Tally: $617