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5 Fun Halloween Gifts

Halloween doesn't have to be all candy and costumes. Halloween Gifts are a popular way of showing your friends and family how much you appreciate them.

Everyone enjoys a gift when they aren't expecting it. And unless your birthday is on Halloween, you'll be happy to receive a fun Halloween gift, especially since Christmas will still be 2 months away!

But what makes a good Halloween gift? Well here are some ideas for you to consider when looking for a special Halloween Gift.


5 Halloween Gift Ideas

1. Festive Halloween Paper Lanterns

A stylish decoration is always a nice gift. People always like to decorate for the holidays, but often hold back on picking up more items than they think they will need and certainly don't update decor often enough. So help out your friends who have the same decorations for the 90's (yes, that is 20 years ago now!) and give them an update with fun Halloween Lanterns. You can also consider giving Fall Pumpkin Lanterns, Fall Paper Fans, or Halloween Fans.

BONUS TIP: These Fan and Lanterns are not expensive! Give your friends a couple different packs to help give your gift some variety!


2. Wild Animal Costumes for Babies

Do your friends and family have a little bundle of joy who is celebrating their first Halloween? Babies and toddlers are always being put in costumes all year round, so don't worry if you feel your costume won't get worn for Halloween 2011. There's always every other day of the year for babies to play dress up and take some fun photos. From lions and monkeys to elephants and bunnies, you can choose the animal costume you think the parents will like best or just the one that looks the cutest.

BONUS TIP: If your baby has an brother or sister who is around the same age, try picking up multiple costumes so they can pose together. A lion and tiger would pair nicely.


3. Pumpkin Luminarie Bags

Another fun gift that can also be a great decoration are Luminarie Bags. Luminarie bags are especially popular with Fall Holidays since the sun sets early and there is ample time for the bags to shine in the night. Luminarie bags enjoy a position of being decorations which are often seen as 'fancy' or 'classy' even though they are just paper bags with candles in them. So give the gift of class and fanciness when you give your friends and family each a 50 pack of Halloween Luminaries. Choose from the 4 designs: Pumpkin Luminaries, Spider Luminaries, Ghost Luminaries, and Skull & Cross Bones Luminaries.

BONUS TIP: Give the gift of safety as well and provide your friends and family with safe LED tea lights to use in their luminaries. They won't burn the bags and are safe to handle.


4. Halloween Treats

Adults don't usually get to indulge in candy as much as kids do around Halloween, but that doesn't mean that they don't still want it! Treat your friends and family to some nicer quality candy than what you would find in big box stores. Special items like Alien Glow Pops and Mini Gumball Machines make great Halloween Treats that adults will enjoy and appreciate. Best of all, they won't have to go door to door to get them.

BONUS TIP: Give your sweet treat to your friends and family at a moment when kids are not present. Children always want candy, so give the adults a fighting chance to hide this delicious gift from the young ones.


5. Fun Halloween Pet Costumes

Dogs and Cats like to play dress up too! Or at least we like to think they do. Let your friends and family dress up their pet this Halloween with fun dog and cat pet costumes. There are a lot of types to choose from, so let your imagination run wild. Be sure to consider the size of the dog or cat when you purchase a costume. A big costume will still fit a smaller dog, but a smaller costume will never fit a bigger one.

BONUS TIP: Be sure to get a gift receipt. Costume sizes are often a guessing game, even for people, so be sure to save a receipt in case you were wrong about the size of the pet you were purchasing for.

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