5 Halloween Gifts that Won’t Disappoint

For Halloween, I love to give my younger nieces and nephews little gifts to celebrate the holiday.  Since they will be getting slews of candy on Halloween, I look for trinkets and toys with a Halloween theme or a gift their family can enjoy together like a puzzle, game or craft.  Here are five of my top Halloween gift choices for this year:


Halloween Haunted Gingerbread House Kit


Halloween Haunted House Kit

This Gingerbread Haunted House Kit from Williams-Sonoma makes a perfect family Halloween gift.  Kids will have fun making their own Halloween Haunted House out of gingerbread cookie pieces and it can serve as a Halloween decoration or table centerpiece as well. Send your gift a few weeks before Halloween to ensure time to make the kit before the holiday!  (Williams-Sonoma, Halloween Haunted House Kit, $25.95)


Scary Bingo

Halloween Bingo Game

Everyone loves Bingo! The whole family will have fun playing this Halloween-themed game of Bingo or kids can host a Halloween party for their friends including this iconic party game. (Amazon, Scary Bingo, $19.95)

Halloween Misfortune Cookies

halloween fortune cookies


From Hearthsong, these Spooktacular Misfortune Cookies will get kids laughing when they find a fractured fate inside the tasty fortune-filled cookie. Each fortune is printed with two kinds of ink: one can be viewed with a separately sold back light. The beguiling mix of 13 sizeable misfortune cookies come in a combination of pumpkin and grape flavors. (Hearthsong, Spooktacular Misfortune Cookies, $16.98)


Frightfully Fun Halloween Playset

Halloween playsetPerfect for the younger set, ages 3 and up, this delightful, Frightfully Fun Playset from Hearthsong comes in a plush pumpkin tote and includes all kinds of Halloween-themed critters: two bats (with Velcro for hanging inside the pumpkin), two spiders, a web (with Velcro for hanging outside the pumpkin), ghost finger puppet, witch, tombstone and baby pumpkin!  Offering endless hours of pretend play, this handcrafted, Fair Trade gift is sure to be welcomed by children ages 3 to 5.  (Hearthsong, Frightfully Fun Halloween Playset, $39.98)


Howl – Glow Thinking Putty

For older children and hard-to-please ‘tweens, Crazy Aaron’s “Howl” Thinking Putty has you covered!  This shimmering, silvery hued putty shines like the light of the moon with the Glow Charger and lunar phases accessory (included) and indulges the old folklore that humans can be transformed into werewolves on the night of a full moon!

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