Shopping for Halloween lovers is surprisingly easy and a lot of fun when you know what to look for. But, sometimes under the pressure and stress of the holidays, the ideas get lost under the endless rows of candy canes and the mountains of sugary glittery goodness. Here are a few suggestions for perfectly dark and gothic gifts, that won’t break the bank and totally ensures your favorite Halloweenophile will have a scary Christmas at all. Remember to shop small business when you can!
Price $10 and up
By giving the gift of a Halloween or scary print, not only are you buying an awesome gift, but you’re also supporting the arts and helping local and living artists thrive. That’s a brilliant gift for us all.
Funko Horror Pops! – Horror Icons
Price: $10 and up
Every major horror movie icon has been made into a Funko Pop, including Halloween favorites such as Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice. It’s fun to build up a collection over time and owning a completed set of particularly themed Pops is strangely satisfying.
Price: $15 and up
What’s the fascination with the Ouija board? Is it real or just a game? Does the board really contact spirits of the dead? Only one way to get the answers, own your board. Buyers beware.
Price: $15 and up
The 15th century card game was upgraded to divination tools around the late 18th century, when occult practitioners used the 78-card deck to peer into the past, examine the present and predict the future. Tarot’s usefulness is up to the card holder/believer, but the artistic beauty of some decks can be enjoyed by everyone.
With hundreds of decks to choose from, it’s easy to choose a theme or deck that appeals to the personal preference of the receiver. You can also head over to Aeclectic Tarot for a review of decks and learn the facts and secrets of tarot.
Handbook for the Recently Deceased Journal
Help your Halloween lover celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beetlejuice with this hard cover journal based on the movie.
Complete Collection of Edgar Allan Poe works
Yes, Poe’s work can be found online. But, there’s something very special about having a leatherbound omnibus of all of Poe’s fiction and poems, at your fingertips, for cold, dark nights. Grab a cup of tea and settle in for a spooky read.
Gothic Christmas Stocking
Express the darker side of Christmas with a one-of-kind gothic or Halloween/alternative themed Christmas Stocking. Check back later in this month, when I post some great stocking stuffers to put inside it.
Price: $35 and up
Keep the beehive hairdo dry and protect delicate skin from the sun’s harmful rays with a beautiful gothic or Halloween themed umbrella or parasol.
Rue Morgue Print Subscription
Price: $49.95 for 6 issues/ $79.95 for 12 issues
A monthly gift of the world’s leading horror magazine will keep your Halloween lover satisfied with the latest movie, TV, book, and horror culture and entertainment news, all year along.
Universal Classic Monsters (1931-1959) Blu-ray Box Set
Price: $79.99 and up
Halloween lovers, movie fans and collectors will love waking up and finding this ultimate horror movie collection under the tree. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, any time of year.