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Halloween Gifts

While it's not the most important gift giving holiday, that's no excuse to skip the occasion all together. When it comes to deciding on gifts, stick with the theme of the holiday. Items that help in the celebrations will definitely be appreciated. Think scary ghosts and spooky witches and you should have no problem picking out a gift for whatever frightening activities you have planned this holiday. Take a look through this guide to get the ball rolling.

For the Kids

From the costumes  to the endless flow of candy , kids can't get enough of Halloween! Although gift giving isn't a traditional to Halloween, that doesn't mean kids will turn down the opportunity to get something spooky or silly or both! These gifts should be just for fun, so don't worry about being practical or spending a ton of money. For fun activities to do with friends and family check out our guide to Halloween crafts!

Gift Suggestions

Although the perfect costume is a must, they don't really fall into the gift giving category. However, there a ton of other fun items to choose from that will get any kid even more excited for Halloween. Here are a few suggestions:

Trick-or-Treat Bag 

Kids need to hold all that candy some how. These go with almost every costume and can be used year after year. 

Scary Backpack of Fun 

Filled with silly gags and spooky tricks, this handy bag is great for scaring and having fun with friends and family.

Ooey Gooey Gift Set 

Slimy, creepy and gross, this gift set is great for some Halloween fun!

Nightmare Before Christmas popcorn balls 

Scary movies like this one are great for slumber parties and definitely get you in the Halloween spirit!

Glow Sticks 

Fun for kids and safe for trick or treating. Being well-lit in the dark will help cars see them better as well as provide light for walking around. 

For Groups

Need party favours or have a classroom of students expecting gifts? There are plenty of Halloween gift ideas that are great for those buying for two or more kids. These thrifty ideas are easy on the wallet and perfect for large groups. Of course candy is always a good option, but here are some other suggestions:


Sleepover Necessities

Sleepovers are a great way to end a night of trick or treating. From swapping candy and telling ghost stories to getting scared by a terrifying movie, there are so many ways to ensure a spooky night. Need some help making yours extra scary? Take a look at these frightening activities perfect for scaring your friends. 

Ouija Board 

Want to communicate with ghosts? Speak to the dead with the help of a ouija board.

Candy Floss Maker 

After walking miles for all that candy, you deserve a tasty night time snack!

Resident Evil Video Game 

Have fun scaring yourself with this terrifying game. (Be sure to check the rating to make sure its age appropriate.)

A Book of Ghost Stories 

Take turns telling frightening tales and have fun scaring your friends. 

Harry Potter DVD 

Just like Halloween, Harry Potter is filled with wizards and ghouls. Its the perfect complement to this spooky holiday. 


For Party Hosts

If you're attending a Halloween party, it's always polite to bring something for the host. You never want to show up empty-handed. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. 

  • If you know friends attending the same party, you could all pitch in for a nicer gift.
  • If you would rather not spend too much money, you could offer to cook something or bake a yummy dessert to help the hostess out.
  • Food and beverages are always appreciated. You may want to ask the host what he or she would prefer you bring.  
  • Make it Halloween-themed. Chances are, the host would love some extra spooky decorations for the holiday.
  • Don't go overboard and think about what they already have. Go for smaller items versus bigger items such as a huge light up skeleton. 

Quick Picks

Gourmet Caramel Apples 

Candle Globe 

Gargoyle 

Brain Mould 

Wicked Mug 



Scary Decorations

Whether you're hosting a party or just want to get your home Halloween ready, there are a ton of decorations to choose from. From door wreaths to ghosts for your trees, there are so many ways to scare trick or treaters or party guests. Here are some ideas to get you started, but there's really no limit when it comes to Halloween. Just be creative and have fun. 

Creeping Hand 

Jack o' Lantern Candle 

Severed Head 

Hanging Bat 

Spider Confetti 

Halloween Tombstone 

Black Light Bulb and Fixture 

Grim Reaper 

Skull Bowl 

Floating Ghost 


Entertainment

When it comes to scaring friends and family this Halloween, there's no better way than to have some frightening entertainment. Movies and spooky books are great for both kids and adults. Whether you're having a slumber party or just want to get into the Halloween spirit, scary movies and books will definitely help sent the mood. Here are a few suggestions.

Spooky Movies 

 
Scary Movie 4 
Psycho 
The Exorcist 
The Shining 
Frankenstein 
House of 1,000 Corpses 
Shadow of the Vampire 
The Ring 2 
Dracula 
Saw 2 
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 
The Birds  

Frightening Tales 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
A Halloween Reader: Poems, Stories, And Plays From Halloweens Past 
The Pit and the Pendulum 
The Raven 
Poe 
Great Ghost Stories by John Grafton 
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 
The Three Imposters and Other Stories: The Best Weird Tales of Arthur Machen, Volume 1 
The Halloween Tree 
The Turn of the Screw 
The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle