Halloween Shopping Ideas

September 18, 2013    |    By +
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I have a skeleton in my closet, but today, I’m letting it out: Halloween is my favorite holiday. As an editor at Gifts.com, I feel a wee bit guilty admitting this, since Halloween is such a dark, jagged holiday, compared with twinkly Christmas, pastel-clad Easter and passionate Valentine’s Day. Still, I love the sense of the macabre, the noble decay, that Halloween celebrates. So although it’s only September, I couldn’t resist pulling out a few of the fun Halloween products I’m seeing go by as we work on our seasonal picks. I hope you enjoy them, and that you savor the magic that is in the air during the time leading up to Halloween night.

I could go broke buying things from Pottery Barn, which has been coming on gangbusters this year with their Halloween offerings. I love their vintage-looking mercury glass pumpkin lights ($39.50), witches’ brew table runner ($69) and Crossbones Bar Towel ($15) set. They would all look great in a dining room with funeral-style draped mirrors and a stuffed raven, don’t you think?

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In my living room, I’d love to serve a cocktail in the Ralph Lauren Skull and Crossbones Drinking Set ($295). I’ll have to find a recipe for something with a deadly sounding name, like The Nightshade Nightcap.


And for the porch, I’d buy an old rocking chair, spray-paint it black and add a “Booo” jute pillow ($35.50).


I love this candy-gathering device, I mean, trick-or-treat bag. The pumpkin Lands End tote bag ($20) is round,  a fun take on the company’s famous canvas totes.


Visit Gifts.com for more Halloween Gift ideas, check out our blogs on Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and learn how to throw a monster bash. Happy Haunting!


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at Gifts.com. In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.