Gifts for Halloween

Whether quietly celebrating, partying, ‘trick or treating’ or seeking ghostly happenings, now is a good time to think about gifts for halloween!

gifts for halloweenThere are suggestions that many centuries ago New Years Day was actually celebrated on November 1st. Celtic tradition stipulated that the night before, October 31st, was the celebration of Samhain and this was the evening when we could expect visits from ghostly beings – some of them eager to cause mischief and strife!

Interestingly, the word Halloween has its source from the term Hallowed Evening (or Holy Evening). Considered a great time for celebrations and sharing spooky stories, Halloween traditions include carving faces in pumpkins and apple bobbing in bowls of water. It can also be a great time to buy gifts for the special people in your life.

Below are some great gift ideas to think about.

Gifts to help stay warm this Halloween

Choose from a range of gloves, hats, neck gaiters, scarves or socks all of which will help keep everyone warm and cosy when out and about in the colder weather whilst ‘trick or treating’.

Some fantastic examples follow:

gifts to help stay warm

Image: Left – Arran Scarf, Middle – Sherpa Hat, Right – Dexshell beanie

An Arran Heavy knit scarf will make a great gift and keep your loved ones warm. It is double thickness and measures 25cm x 170 cm. Available in a multi-coloured.

A classic Sherpa trapper hat with a snap close finishing and a faux fur trim, in yellow. They’ll love it!

Try a Dexshell beanie hat for those chilly nights. It is waterproof, windproof and breathable and comes in one size.

ear_warmersKeeping ears warm can always be a problem! No longer though, as wrap around ear muffs are just the job. Great when windy! Available in black or charcoal.

With ‘cosy’ being the theme, a neck warmer will be a great gift. These knitted items are available in various colours and designs. Fantastic for Halloween outdoors!

Look after the circulation! Silk liner gloves are sure to keep hands warm. In an adults ‘one size’, they are available in black.

Out and about on spooky Halloween walks? Stay warm with a fantastic zippo chrome finish hand-warmer. A highly polished item complete with a handy bag to keep it in.

Don’t get caught out! Use an easy pour stainless steel Highlander flask for you and yours. A gift to delight! 1 litre capacity with handle grips. Ghost hunting is thirsty work!

Gifts for Halloween that are ‘a bit different’!


Image: Left – Highlander Lake Binoculars, Middle – Dutch Oven, Right – Cigar and Flask with Leather Case

A truly lovely gift is the Highlander pocket lake binoculars. These are lightweight with rubber coated lenses, 8×21. Field of view is 131 metres with 8 x magnification.

It’s worth a mention, at this point, that research also shows how historically November 1st was a date known as All Saints Day. This was a day set aside each year to pay tribute to various saints. The evening before became known as All Hallow’s Eve and this term subsequently was coined Halloween.

Well, make up your own mind exactly where the word Halloween originates from but here are a few more ideas for gifts for Halloween lovers everywhere:

dutch oven venison stew recipeEven on a colder evening, why not light up the back garden and cook up some grub? A 4.25 litre Dutch oven over a “camping type” open fire is just great for cooking outdoors. A great gift for those who go camping too! This oven is made from cast iron and is pre-seasoned to prevent rusting and is available in Black. Have a ghostly camping night!

Keeping everything together in one of our Caledonia tweed bags. This fashionable bag is crafted with beautiful multi-check green tweed with a magnetic buckle front for secure closure.

An alternative very useful bag is the webbing haversack. It comes complete with an adjustable shoulder strap and looks good too! It measures 26.5 x 20 x 10cm and is available in Beige, Blue or Black. An inexpensive but really useful gift!

Why not treat them this Halloween?

Treat the one you love with a cigar and flask leather case which comes with a removable flask. It can easily fit in the inside pocket of a good sized jacket, and the 100% leather casing is coloured tan.

goodyear checkered slippersAfter all the fun and excitement of Halloween, what can be better upon returning home than a really comfy pair of slippers. The Goodyear checked slipper won’t disappoint and is available in  sizes 6-14.

Talking of keeping feet warm, you could always consider the Adventure walking sock. This long knee length sock is a comfy fit and is available in green sizes 7-11.

A welcomed gift when out on ghost tours will be a head torch. With a powerful beam up to 32 meters and an adjustable head strap, its ideal for checking out those spooky noises behind you!

Take a break! With one of our flip stick seats its easy to stop and rest. These are lightweight but sturdy walking sticks that easily transfer to seats on stable tripods. In Black, their height with the seat up is 87.6cm. Handy for fending off spectres too!cow_mug

And finally…end the night in style with a lovely soothing and warming hot chocolate in one of our beautifully handmade quality mugs. Dog, cow or horse handle designs available.

Well, we hope the above might give you some useful ideas for gift for halloween. These are just some ideas you might want to consider for Halloween, while putting a smile on the face of that special person in your life! Please click on this link to see all of our many other gifts too!

Enjoy, don’t get too spooked and keeping think about gifts for halloween!

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