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Halloween Gift Ideas

Updated on December 24, 2012

 Halloween gifts? Do people really give presents for Halloween? Yep! It's especially popular with grandparents who want to give the grandkids more than just a handful of candy. Some couples also exchange little gifts for Halloween, especially those who are still dating and not yet married. Also, co-workers and girlfriends sometimes use any excuse to exchange presents to show their frienship. Right, ladies?

Okay, now that that's established, let's get to the good part - the gifts!

Little girls and teens like to wear jewelry, so how 'bout some Halloween jewelry? You can easily find necklaces, earrings, and bracelts with a Halloween motif, including ghosts, black cars, witches, and jack-o-lanterns.

Another idea for girls, and even for adventurous women, is a pair or two of Halloween socks. Fun and funky socks are "in" this fall, so a colorful pair of crew socks or knee socks would go great with a pair of jeans or a denim skirt.

Tee shirts and sweatshirts with a Halloween theme are also cute, and they're readily available at Walmart, Kmart, in boutiques, and online. Find one to match the socks and give them as a set!

Crafty folks might like one of those fancy pumpkin-carving kits. Make sure to get one complete with instructions and ideas. Select a large pumpkin to go with the kit, so the recipient can get started right away!

I think every woman I know likes scented candles. Choose one to go with the occasion, with the tantalizing aroma of pumpkin pie, apples, cinnamon, or any other "flavor" that says autumn.

Home décor items are also a great idea: ceramic pumpkins, scarecrow figurines, fall baskets, and such. If you choose pumpkins instead of jack-o-lanterns, your pal can continue to use them through Thanksgiving!

Halloween is all about candy and goodies, so why not give these as gifts? Gormet candies, candies in decorative Halloween tins, and homemade goodies are always in order.

To wash all the goodies down, how about a selection of gourmet teas, coffees, or cocoa? You could put an assortment together and place the items in a plastic or ceramic jack-o-lantern.

For movie buffs, choose a selection of scary movies for some great Halloween chills and thrills. Read my article about the best scary movies by clicking below.

If your friend likes to deck out her yard or front porch with Halloween décor, you can find some super clay pumpkins at lots of places. Stores like Michael's also have very realistic plastic pumpkins. I use several of these every year on my front porch, from September through November!

Fall flowers are another good gift. Mums come in sevral autumn colors, including yellows, bronze, rust, and golds. Get live plants - they can be planted in the yard and be enjoyed for years to come! You might instead choose a Halloween or autumn arrangement of cut flowers for inside use.

Kids would love getting their favorite costume as a Halloween gift. Most kids these days are very choosy about their Halloween attire. Find out which Halloween masks or costumes they've been eyeing, and give it to them in a Halloween-themed gift bag.

If you're concerned about your little trick-or-treaters safety, make them a gift bag. Fill a trick-or-treat bag with a flashlight, batteries, glow sticks, and reflective safety tape. You might want to add a little candy to give them a good start on their Halloween haul.

Books are also a good gift for kids, and one that parents will aprreciate, too. You can find plenty of Halloween and spooky themes online and in book stores.


Do you have some ideas now? If none of these suit you, browse a few catalogs for ideas, or search online. Your gift doesn't have to be expensive. After all, it's the thought that counts, right?

I use a lot of plastic pumpkins and mums to decorate.
I use a lot of plastic pumpkins and mums to decorate.

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