Add another layer of evil to the festivities this year with these fun and scary Halloween gift ideas for all the big kids out there.
Halloween is huge, especially in the States, which is great because it's really fun time of the year.
As it's a time where we all get to dress up, turn pumpkins from innocuous looking vegetables into things that look pure evil, drink punch, and send the kids out to terrify the neighbours.
We also get free licence to scare the living daylights out of our friends and family, which while sounding a bit mean, is actually very satisfying and enjoyable!
So when October 31st rolls around each year, you need to have your wits about you.
As the streets are filled with witches, zombies and vampires, all intent on making you jump out of your skin.
And while gifts are not commonly given among adults at Halloween, they can make a nice surprise for a loved one (or a nasty surprise, depending on how devilish you're feeling).
So we thought we'd make a list of fun and scary Halloween gifts that will inspire you to brighten (or darken) someone's day this year.
And we've come up with the following 10 Halloween gift ideas that will do the trick.
1. A Cauldron Style Coffee Mug
If you have a friend that is into the goth style, then this first gift on the list is perfect for them.
As it's a matt black coffee mug shaped like a witches cauldron.
Now there are a few of these out there, but this one by Rogue and Wolf is our favourite because it's designed so well.
And not only does it look great, it also holds a decent amount (400ml) and keeps your coffee or tea warm for longer.
So if you need a Halloween gift idea for a coffee lover, this mug will work just fine.
2. Pumpkin Spiced Hot Drinks
So now you've got the mug, you need something to put in it.
And there's nothing better at Halloween time than a pumpkin spiced tea or latte.
As these have the taste, smells and flavours that evoke the fall.
Because you'll find them everywhere you go at this time of year, from Starbucks to Dunkin Donuts.
So a good Halloween gift idea is to get a friend some pumpkin spiced teas and coffees that they can make themselves at home.
The ones above from Twinings and these from the San Diego Coffee Company should fit the bill nicely.
3. Skull-Shaped Glasses
When you become an adult, Halloween moves away from trick and treating and towards parties and drinking.
Plenty of drinking in fact!
Which means Halloween parties can be great fun to go to.
With guests dressed up as vampires and ghosts while getting drunk on lethal punch and dancing to creepy tunes.
So why not add an extra touch of Halloween to the drinking fun this year with these skull-shaped shot glasses?
They look the part and can really help to get the party going.
Which makes them a great gift for any friend that loves to throw Halloween parties.
4. A Ouija Board
Ouija boards can be really unsettling, and carry with them a mystical terror for those of us who believe in the paranormal or supernatural.
As it's said that the dead may be able to communicate to the living through the letters on the board.
However for the vast majority of us they can be fun to use with friends at Halloween time.
And they make a great addition to any Halloween party or gathering.
So if you have a friend or loved one who believes in ghosts, spirits and the afterlife, a Ouija board can make a great gift for Halloween.
5. A Selection Of Classic Horror DVDs
Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without a few scary movies to watch.
And for me there are no better ones than the classic horror movies from the 70s and 80s.
As despite their lack of CGI, special effects, and modern film-making gloss, they have an edge and creepiness about them that make them absolutely terrifying.
So a great gift idea for Halloween is to put together a selection of the very best classic horror movies (such as the ones above) to give to a friend or loved one.
This will work best for people who remember being scared out of their wits by these films when they were kids.
But it can also be a nice gift to introduce the younger generation to some classic and creepy films too.
6. Halloween Themed Bath Bombs
Bath bombs make great gifts at any time of the year.
But at Halloween you can really go to town and get someone a Halloween themed bath bomb, such as one shaped like a skull or a pumpkin.
And these bombs will even give off aromas that complement the fall season, with hints of sweet melon, lavender and rose.
So they are perfect to give to anyone who loves to pamper themselves.
7. A Voodoo Doll
Do you have a friend that is constantly bitching about their boss, husband, wife, or coworkers?
Well we have the perfect Halloween gift idea for them.
Which is to give them their own voodoo doll.
This way they can take out all their frustrations on the doll, rather than bending your ear about it.
Which makes this a pretty good Halloween gift for you too!
8. A Coffin-Shaped Box Of Chocolates
Gifting someone a box of chocolates is usually a pretty uninspired choice.
But there are exceptions to this rule, and one of these is this box of chocolates from LA Burdick.
As these chocolates come in an awesome coffin-shaped box that is both creepy and decorative at the same time.
And the chocolates themselves are Halloween themed, being shaped like ghosts and vampires.
Which makes this the perfect Halloween gift for any friends with a sweet tooth.
9. An Adult Colouring Book
It's not just the kids who love to colour stuff in.
In fact, a growing number of adults also enjoy getting their coloured pencils out and bringing the blank canvas to life.
Because colouring in focuses the mind, which makes it an extremely relaxing and rewarding activity.
Not to mention getting your creative juices flowing.
So a gift of an adult colouring book at Halloween, such as the one above by Alisa Calder, can make a lovely present for a loved one.
Especially if they enjoy arts and craft activities.
10. A Skeleton Cooking Apron
Why not have a bit of fun in the kitchen this Halloween by getting someone a skeleton cooking apron.
The kids will love it, and it will bring a bit of levity to meal times, helping to keep the mood of Halloween alive.
These aprons can also be fun to wear at barbecues, or when hosting dinner parties to lighten the mood.
And this one from DII is a good quality one, so whoever you give it to will get plenty of actual use out of it.
Halloween is a time where we can have some fun with our friends and family.
So why not extend that fun by getting them a gift as well?
These can be fun gifts or scary gifts, depending on how naughty you're feeling.
But they'll definitely be appreciated by anyone that loves Halloween and this time of the year.
So we hope our list has given you a few ideas on what to get the big kids in your life this witching season.
And if you're going to a Halloween party this year, don't forget to buy a gift for your host or hostess too.
As this will make them feel appreciated and reward them for all their hard work.