Halloween is a festive and fun holiday. Although it’s known for being a time for children, it can also be a lot of fun for adults as well. Whether you are going to a costume party, staying home to hand out candy or dressing up to accompany kids on a trick-or-treating quest, there’s a lot of fun to be had throughout Halloween. One way to make the holiday really special for the one you love is giving him or her a present. Gifts are especially nice when they’re unexpected, and nobody is going to be expecting a present on Halloween, as it’s not a tradition.
Make sure to keep the gift a secret until you go to reveal it on Halloween. If the recipient knows about it ahead of time, it takes away the surprise element that’s so special about a Halloween gift. Avoid even giving hints. If you are in doubt about what your someone special would want for a gift, try to find out by asking open-ended questions. You may even try to tell her that you have started an Amazon wish list and ask if she has one. If you do that, do it well in advance of the holiday, though. That question can be interpreted as a hint, if you have a really perceptive loved one. When all else fails, think of the hobbies of your loved one. That should reveal an easy and meaningful present.
One fun gift idea for anybody (except those who hate horror films) is a gift pack of classic scary movies. You can put together your own gift pack. Some instant classics and some popular horror films that have stood the test of time include “The House on Haunted Hill,” “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir,” “The Canterville Ghost,” “Zombieland,” “Practical Magic,” “Poltergeist,” “Scream” and “The Shining.” There are dozens of great ones. If you want to get a laugh, you may also slip in a couple of simply bad movies in with the horror movies, such as comedies that are supposed to be funny, yet are painfully unfunny.
Another fun gift idea is a costume of your loved one’s hero. If someone is older, one may be hesitant to go as a favorite celebrity or fictional hero. However, that’s likely a secret desire on some level. For instance, if your loved one is a big fan of “Anne of Green Gables,” give her a special Anne costume as a surprise, and also have a Gilbert one for yourself. Have a fun Halloween date planned, where going in costume is expected and appropriate. Not only will the experience be forever remembered as romantic, thoughtful and special, but your loved one will have the costume of her hero to keep as a keepsake forever.
Create a homemade card to go along with whatever gift you pick for a Halloween present. Use orange and black colors alongside the favorite colors of your someone special. Get creative. Put into words what you actually feel, and it will probably be the favorite part of your Halloween gift, no matter how grand it is.