What Gifts Do People Give On Halloween?

For most folks out there, the gift-giving season starts way before Christmas time. It starts with Halloween.

While most people think of candy and costumes when they think of Halloween, some others, such as yourself, like to treat their loved ones with a gift or two to commemorate the holiday.

But, as it often happens, your desire to buy a present doesn’t necessarily mean you have a present in mind.

So, this is what most people get their loved ones for Halloween.

1. Candy

Of course, we had to start this thing off with candy – the staple of Halloween. Not only is every home decorated with bowls full of candy, but people also hand them out to trick-or-treaters.

This year, you can buy your loved ones their favourite type of candy and put it in a nice bowl or jar. You can even get creative and make a cute Halloween-themed arrangement or even make some candy all on your own.

2. Costumes

If you want to bless someone with a cool costume, make sure you do it at least a few days before the scary night. After all, you wouldn’t want your loved one to go trick-or-treating in something they’re not comfortable with, now would you? Or even worse, give them a costume they love so much they have to ditch the one they’ve already prepared.

Either way, there are many online stores that sell costumes for adults and children, so finding the perfect one shouldn’t be too difficult. Just make sure you know the person’s size, as some costumes can run small or large.

3. Decorations

Just as candy and costumes, decorations are also a big part of Halloween. Many people love to deck out their homes in spooky decorations to get into the holiday spirit. So, if you know someone who’s into that sort of thing, get them a few new pieces for their collection. You can find all sorts of scary decorations in stores or online.

4. Books

While one might not think of a book as an ideal Halloween gift, hear us out. There are many great books out there that are perfect for the holiday season. For example, Stephen King’s “The Shining,” Anne Rice’s “Interview with the Vampire” or even Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

These are just a few examples, of course, but you get the idea. If you know someone who loves to read, getting them a book that fits the Halloween theme is a great way to show you care.

5. Movies

First things first – no “Halloween”. It’s cheesy. But if you’re looking for a great Halloween movie to bless someone with, try “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Coraline,” “The Addams Family” or “The Witches.” On VHS, of course. It’s all about the vibe. Everyone streams their movies online either way. But one way or another, these are all great choices that are sure to get anyone into the spooky spirit.

6. Games

For those that prefer to spend the scary holiday inside, a nice board game is always a great gift idea. There are many great horror-themed games out there, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one that fits your loved one’s taste.

Some of our personal favourites include “Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate,” “Arkham Horror: The Card Game” and “Mansions of Madness.” But, as we said, there are many great choices out there, so take your pick.

7. Clothing

If you were to take mammothgiftideas advice for Halloween gifts, you’d buy your loved one’s pumpkin-themed socks and t-shirts (and a load of other things) with funny sayings on them. But, if you’re not into that sort of thing, you can always get them a spooky sweater or scarf.

There are many stores that sell spooky-themed clothing, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something your loved one will like. Just make sure you know their size and style preferences before you buy!

8. Jewelry

Jewelry’s always a good present, no matter the occasion. But if you’re looking for something a little more unique, try to find a piece with a Halloween theme. For example, you can find necklaces with bats, spiders or even pumpkins.

Of course, not everyone is into jewelry, so this might not be the best idea for everyone. But if you do know someone that likes to wear rings, bracelets and necklaces – you know what to get them.

9. Toys

Halloween is also a great time to give your loved ones a new toy – especially if they’re into collecting something specific, such as action figures or plushies.

You can find all sorts of pumpkin or horror-themed toys in stores or online. Just make sure you know what the person you’re buying for likes before you make your purchase!

10. Masks

When we were kids, we loved getting masks for Halloween. And, to be honest, not much has changed. Masks are still a great gift for anyone that loves to dress up or get into character.

You can find masks of all sorts of creatures, from bats and cats to ghosts and zombies. Or even Ninja Turtles. It’s all fair game!

11. Wigs

Not sure about you, but there are a few of us here who always wanted to be somebody else for Halloween. And, while we can’t always make that happen, wigs and makeup are the next best thing.

Wigs are a great way to change up your look – even if just for one night. And, if you’re feeling extra festive, you can always get a wig and a mask to really commit to your costume!

12. Tattoo Sleeves

While we’re on the subject of transforming into someone else – let’s talk about tattoo sleeves. These are a great way to add a bit of flair to your costume – without having to commit to anything permanent.

So, whether you want to help your buddy cover their arms in spiders or you want them to have some skeleton hands – tattoo sleeves are the way to go.

13. Bakery Treats

If you have a friend with a sweet tooth, there’s no better gift than some Halloween-themed baked goods. You can find all sorts of recipes online – from spider web cupcakes to graveyard cakes.

Or, if you’re feeling extra creative, you can always bake something all by yourself! Just make sure you know what you’re doing before you start, or you might end up with a disaster on your hands.


We had to end at thirteen, wouldn’t you agree? It’s such a spooky number. But, in all seriousness, we hope this list has given you some great ideas for what gifts to give your loved ones this Halloween.

Have fun!

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