Halloween isn't just for kids. With spooky adult parties on the rise, it's a good idea to have a Halloween-friendly host or hostess gift ready to present. With everything from adorable kitchen supplies to hauntingly good smelling candles, this guide will help you be the best guest you can be this fall holiday season.
Trick-or-treating is the usual activity for many who celebrate Halloween. But if you're looking to attend a more adult party, especially if it will be a boozy one, it'll behoove you to pick up one of these gifts before heading over. Whether they be a witch, vampire, or werewolf, your host is sure to be delighted with these devilish gifts.
Hob Nob's limited edition Wicked Chardonnay and Wicked Red Blend are two wines that will stand out at the party. Decorated with Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) imagery, it's perfect for a Halloween theme. (grocery stores nationwide)
Candles add to a creepy atmosphere, especially if you choose one of these Yankee Candles from their Halloween collection. With scents like Witches Brew, Forbidden Apple, and Candy Corn & Buttercream, you're sure to find one your host love. Their various sizes make it easy to grab a gift for any budget. (varies, yankeecandle.com)
If your host is a baking fiend, these Halloween themed items from Tovolo will definitely be appreciated. Be sure to scrape the batter bowl with a black cat or Frankenstein spatula, make emptying small jars easy with mini spatulas, and don't forget to use a baking mat so your cookies don't stick. (varies, tovolo.com)
Forget boring travel cups. This ombre skull glass will let your host travel in (spooky) style. ($10, papersource.com)
Help with the party itself by bringing along a stack of holographic Halloween themed paper plates. As durable as they are stylish, they're sure to hold up to a second helping (or even third). ($9, papersource.com)
If your host is a kitchen whiz, you can guarantee to surprise and delight them with the unique Monster's Cookbook. Touted as "Recipes for the Living, Dead and Undead", they're sure to find recipes they've never heard of before. Chunky Organ Marmalade, anyone? ($15, amazon.com)
This skull head gift is a double feature. It's a creepy bottle stopper and also acts as a shot glass for convenient measuring. ($56, amazon.com)
No matter what treats they're baking or tricks they're planning, your host will look in season and be ready for kitchen messes with this glow-in-the-dark apron. ($20, bedbathandbeyond.com)
These are a few finds to scare the thanks out of any gracious hosts, but when in doubt, we know one gift that everyone will love – candy, candy, candy.