11 Spook-tactular gifts for Halloween - no tricks only treats!
Halloween, it’s the time of year that I honestly don’t get the chance to enjoy anywhere near as much as I’d like to these days. As a kid growing up on a new housing estate the community feel around seasonal holidays was always amazing. Houses dressed to impress with generous neighbours who always told you to grab a handful of sweets instead of just one. Nowadays I haven’t so much as had 1 trick or treater the last 5 or so years, which when you spent your childhood living several doors away from an American family who always made the most of this holiday, it feels like it somehow falls a little flat.
So in between now and having kids of my own, I’m feeding my need for a little spookiness with some bloody good treats for you all (every pun intended)! I’m going to have your eyeballs popping out with all the goodies I’ve got on show for you in the ‘Spook-tacular’ Halloween Gift Guide!
With that being said, let’s get stuck into the meat of this post – with maybe a few bones thrown in the mix as well.
1) Happy Halloween Art Print by Elsie from Adorn My Wall
This detailed pumpkin printable makes perfect, affordable Halloween decor. It features pumpkins and brightly coloured Halloween candies on a chalkboard background.
It comes with print files in 3 different sizes: 7x5, 8x10 and 11x14 inches, you will receive both pdf and jpeg, high quality 300 dpi files. This means you can choose the size you would like to print and display it. Why not print all 3 sizes! Adorn My Wall also offer a resize service should you require a different size.
A really great thing about purchasing an instant download print file is that you receive it straight away, there's no waiting for mail and no shipping costs!
This print is also available with a white background (image 2) and there is a matching 'trick or treat' print available (image 3).
Price - £4.10 / $5.34
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Elsie from Adorn My Wall has kindly offered a 10% discount to all Happy Life readers on instant download purchases made between Sept 27th – Oct 31st 2017 - use code HAPPYLIFE10 at checkout.
2) 1st Halloween Decoration by Alex from Old Flour House
A lovely bat shaped Halloween decoration, embossed with your choice of name and the words 1ST HALLOWEEN.
You can choose between an ivory or black ribbon.
It measures approximately 8cm by 5cm (3 by 2 inches) and the ribbon length is approximately 10cm (4 inches).
Price - £4.50 / $5.82 (plus postage)
3) Candy Corn Hair Bow by Christina from Fairy Patch Boutique
This sweet candy corn bow is made with quality 1.5” grosgrain ribbon - all bows are hand sewn by Christina. The center is orange lace- a style that is unique to many of the bows in her shop.
This hair bow measures approximately 4 inches long from tail to tail. This bow is attached to a double-prong 1.75” alligator clip that is partially lined with premium ribbon. The ends of the ribbon are heat sealed to prevent fraying.
No-slip grip is available upon request.
This festive bow makes a great accessory to any costume and is perfect for everyday wear throughout the Halloween season!
Processing time is 3-5 business days.
Price - £7.17 / $9.00 (plus postage)
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get 10% off with coupon HALLOWEEN17 in Christina's shop between 27th Sept - 31st Oct 2017.
4) Ultimate Halloween Bundle by Amy from The Happy Life Balance Co. (yeah, that’s me!)
Get the whole family in the Halloween spirit with this spooktacular Halloween bundle. Packed full of digital backgrounds, an exclusive art print, colouring pages, and activity book, you're definitely not going to get bored this holiday!
All the items in this bundle are printables, meaning you can print them instantly at home or take the files to you local print shop where they'll be able to print them for you!
Included in the bundle:
5 Colouring Pages (A4 + US Letter)
10 Page Kids Activity Book (A4 + US Letter)
Desktop Wallpaper (1920x1080 + 1920x1200)
Phone Background (Lock Screen + Home Screen)
1 EXCLUSIVE Art Print (8" x 10")
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get 10% off all Halloween products. Use Code: HALLOWEEN between 27th Sept - 31st Oct 2017
5) Cat Pin Badge by Caroline from Elf Creative
I like black cats I cannot lie! A humorous black cat enamel pin badge to add to your jacket, beanie and pin collection. Perfect for cat lovers who also love a good pun! The aesthetic of the black, copper and galaxy theme details makes it perfect for any fashion combo.
This loveable cat flair is made with hard enamel. The lapel pin is 30mm in size with a copper finish and black rubber clutch fixing. Pun reads 'I like black cats I cannot lie' and is surrounded by star details.
This badge was designed with love by Caroline Denton at Elf Creative, located in the heart of Bristol. The process between the design, production and finish of these badges took eight weeks. For those finishing touches, your black cat comes attached to a backing card made with paper sourced from sustainable forests.
Price - £7.00 / $9.05 (plus postage)
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Any purchase made between 27th Sept - 31st Oct 2017 will receive a 'trick or treat' posted with their order! How fun is that?!
6) Halloween Foliage by Kelly from Kelly Jane Creative
A classy clip art collection of orange, black and purple foliage.
Perfect for Fall and Halloween projects, invitations, craft & DIY projects, paper products, party decorations, printable, greetings cards, posters, stationery, scrapbooking, stickers, t-shirts, baby clothes, web designs and much more.
Included in the set:
108 PNG files of leaves, twigs, and vines
12 PNG foliage arrangements: wreaths, frames, corners and borders
2 EPS Vector files
Price - £3.83 / $4.95
OFFER: Save $5 off an order of $20 use code SAVE5
7) Custom Halloween Portrait by Amber from Selador Design
Commemorate the fleeting childhood of your little ones with a custom illustration! Aside from Christmas morning, Halloween is perhaps the time when a child is most a child. Personality is elevated, imagination swells, and confidence bursts as your youngster dresses as his or her favorite character - a princess, superhero, monster, fire-fighter, someone he or she has always wanted to be - and gets to be out in your neighborhood for this one night.
Allow Amber to capture the unique personality of your child on this much-anticipated evening of candy-collecting and dress-up. Simply send photos of your child(ren) in their Halloween attire to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will talk through the details of your illustration. Once Amber has collected everything she needs in order to begin illustrating, she will create a sketch for you to approve before she adds ink and color. The process from email to shipping can take about two to three weeks (sometimes less) depending on how many orders she is currently fulfilling. Amber looks forward to creating a one-of-a-kind illustration just for you!
All portraits are drawn on acid free paper with ink and Prismacolor pencils. Portrait size options include 6x8", 8.5x11", and 11x14".
Price - On request
8) Halloween Felt Cookie Set by Megan + Pat from Circa 86
Encouraging children to use their imaginations is so important for their learning and growing. Perfect for preschool aged children, these Felt Cookie Sets come complete with everything to give your child endless imagination play. They can spend time rolling the dough, cutting out the shapes, baking and frosting the cookies and of course, serving them to any willing "eaters"!
The Jack O Lantern Themed Felt Cookie Set includes:
1 rolling pin
1 cookie cutter
1 piece of felt "dough"
6 cut felt cookies
6 frosting pieces
Packaged in a reusable clear vinyl pouch, complete with handle and snap closure.
Jack O Lantern sets are ready to ship, any custom sets or large orders require one week minimum to fulfill.
Price - £23.20 / $30.00 (plus postage)
9) Halloween Pin Back Button Set by Cassidy from Cassidy Noga
This set includes four 1.25” pinback buttons, hand-designed and hand-pressed.
The colours used are teal, white, and black, in support of the Teal Pumpkin Project, which aims to include everyone in trick-or-treat festivities while raising awareness of food allergies.
Each button has a metal backing and a thin piece of clear mylar covering the design. They take only a handful of minutes to make and will ship out rapidly.
Other allergies or intolerances can be substituted for the “gluten free” design at no extra charge. This set is perfect for trick-or-treaters to wear proudly, hand out at school exchanges, or even give out in place (or along with) candy treats!
Price - £4.78 / $6.00 (plus postage)
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 10% off order of $10 or more from 18th Sept - 31st Oct 2017 when you use code - HALLOWEEN
10) 3D Haunted House Halloween Shadowbox Paper Cut by Lindsey from Sea Salt and Samphire
Original, hand cut, mini Halloween paper cut in a three-layer shadowbox style. The paper cut is made from 160gsm hammered paper in various colours using a surgical scalpel.
The chimney smoke is cut from vellum and the moon is cut from glittered white card. The backing is a dark teal colour. The ghost and the larger bat appear to float in the middle of the frame.
The scene is framed in a quality, handmade, real tulip wood frame. The frame has been stained with ebony wood stain.
Total frame size is approximately 11cm x 11cm x 3.5cm
The aperture of the scene itself is approximately 4cm x 4cm.
The art work comes accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and will be posted in a special, protective, foam-lined box.
Offer Price - £20.00 (plus postage) UK ONLY
11) Sugar Skull Embroidered A5 Notepad and Pen Set by Nora from Leah Rose Designs
This sugar skull notepad and pen set can be personalised with an embroidered name or initials (up to 12 characters) in a colour of your choice.
The cover is lined in purple cotton and comes with the notebook and pen. It fits all standard A5 notebooks, bullet journals and diaries so it can be reused once the notebook is finished.
Measures approximately 24 cms. by 17 cms. when closed and 24 cms. by 34 cms. when opened
Made to order so please allow about seven to ten working days for me to make it.
Price - £24.00 / $31.03 (plus postage)
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Nora from Leah Rose Designs is offering a fantastic deal of FREE personalisation to all readers who mention 'The Happy Life Balance blog' when ordering! (Normally an additional £2.50)
Wow, that was a whole lot to take in, it almost feels like the morning after Halloween when you've indulged in way too much sweetness! Be sure to head back up the list and have a little rummage around all the fabulous sellers shops - they've got buckets of more treats just waiting for you to find!
Have a spook-tacular Halloween!