Gruesome Gift Guides for Halloween


Halloween is a great time of year for all ages and Trick or Treating can be a wonderful experience if you live in a community that embraces the tradition.  We thought it would be an idea to put together a few ideas for those trick or treaters this year, that are both what you would expect and a few you might not! 


Although the usual treats that are handed out during Halloween festivities would be chocolate, Playmobil have some spooktacular alternatives for Trick or Treaters or even Pass the Parcel at a Halloween party

Playmobil Knights features a colour changing ghost complete with jingling keys a creepy candlestick and even a ball and chain.  If you pop a battery in this little fellow, he will light up! 

They also have a special set out, just in time for Halloween that features a dastardly devil and an amazing angel, who comes complete with a cloud on which to sit! 

These are available from from Playmobil’s website!

Trick or Treat?

When the little monsters, ghouls and fairies come knocking this Halloween, you want to make sure you have some suitable treats to satisfy their appetites, we don’t want anything untoward happening now, do we? 

So, what better than to ply the tricksters with with delicious, but suitably gruesome chocolate? 

Cadbury have some amazing treats out this year, along with their fabulous Treatsize Bags which contain all of your favourite Cadbury bars such as Crunchie, Twirl, Buttons, Fudge, Flake and more.  They are available either as mixed bags or ones that contain one type of chocolate bar.

However, Cadbury have two chocolates out this Halloween…

H12 CAD Crunchy SpidersCadbury Crunchy Spider

This delicious spooky spider will have recipients squealing with delight as they unwrap the vampire spiders foil wrapping to uncover yummy Cadbury chocolate covered ghoulish green crisp rice balls.  They even come in pink and black so even the princesses ill be made up with these!

Cadbury Scream Egg

Even though Easter is long behind us, Cadbury have brought back the Cream Egg in this spine chilling green goo filled egg!  

Ghost Vodka

image024Halloween is not just about the kids of course, grown ups like some ghoulish fun on All Hallows Eve.  Ghost Vodka is not only perfectly named for such an occasion, it has one of the best themed bottles we have seen for a while.  The front of the jet black glass bottle is adorned with a fabulously frightening skull! 

British made, Ghost Vodka is unusually fruity due to the fact that instead of using potatoes or wheat, the Ghost Vodka team use British Sugar Beet instead!  Smooth with hits of spice and notes of leather, caramel, fennel and vanilla, it is an unusual but devilishly delicious offering that will have you coming back for more! 

 Perfect served on the rocks, neat or even as part of a minimalist cocktail, this vodka can be enjoyed however you would like and the best part?  It is distilled in Cambridge at an old salt depot that is reportedly haunted!

Available from 31Dover for £29.95

More Serious?

OCCULT_MinijacketIf you take Halloween more seriously, then we have found the perfect book for you, The Occult by Colin Wilson.  

This is a book that was originally published in 1979, The Occult has been republished by Watkins just two years after the death of the author.  The new edition has a foreward by Wilson’s bibliographer Colin Stanley.

The Occult is seen as one of the definitive books on the subject of the history of magic, the supernatural and paranormal.  It explores the discoveries made in the 20th Century without dumbing them down, but leaving them completely understandable for any layman who picks up the book.

Wilson looks at everything with reason, a skill little seen by people who investigate the subject, especially back in the 1970s.  He takes an comprehensive and objective look at the mystery behind the world of magic, which even today is seen as refreshing and enlightened.

It was an immediate classic when first published and a go to book for anyone who wants to learn more about the subject.  Its republication will only strengthen Colin Wilson’s legacy.

Available from Watkins Publishing for £16.99 (Paperback)

More Tricking and Treating with Haribo

Whether you want to hand out individual sweeties or mini packs, Haribo have got you covered.

Their Horror Mix is full of Halloween fun as you dive in and pick out something spooky to tickle your taste buds.  Or maybe you would prefer some murderous (not really) Minions that have gone completely batty ad turned into vampires?  No, well then the perfect way to deliver your treats this year is definitely going to be their Halloween Trick or Treat mini bags.

Tasty treats for everyone, because you know kids and grown ups love them so, the happy world of Haribo! 

About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.


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