Halloween: A ghostly festival

Witches will fly all over the skies, green ghosts will howl and black cats will yowl because it’s time for Halloween eve. Straddling in between the fall and winter, life and death, plenty and paucity, Halloween is usually a time of superstition and celebration.

The concept is thought to have originated during the ancient Samhain Celtic festival, where people used to light bonfires while in weird costumes in order to ward off the roaming ghosts. During the 8th century, Pope Gregory III started incorporating the tradition of Samhain and honoring all martyrs and saints on November 1, which came to be known as All Saints’ Day.

The previous evening was remembered as All Hallows’ Eve and the next as Halloween. Over the years, Halloween evolved in to a more secular and community based event. In most of the countries around the world, as day grow shorter and nights start getting colder, people begin to usher in the winter with costumes, gatherings and sweet treats.



With the onset of fall season, the gift giving season begins. Halloween kicks off gift giving with candies, sweets etc. Soon, arrives Thanksgiving, Chrismtas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, bringing in even more opportunities to show your loved ones how much you care about them. Gifts can brighten someone’s day, and the attention and care you take in putting together a gift makes their mood even more special. The fall, being that that time of the year wherein folks are more than inspired to give, following are some gift ideas from Amazon.com to help you bring a grin on people’s faces.


Hauntingly Delicious: Gourmet Halloween Gift: As ghouls, goblins and little witches troll around asking for treats, take the opportunity to trick them with Halloween gift baskets instead. The Hauntingly Delicious: Gourmet Halloween Gift basket not only satiates children, but adults are likely to enjoy these delectable treats as well.

The spooky gift box comes with variety of chocolates, cookies and candies filled to the brim. Special gourmet selections include Peeps Pumpkins, Happy Halloween Sugar cookie, Halloween Funfetti Popcorn, Orange Hot chocolate, Too Good Gourmet Candy Corn inside a Pumpkin Gift Box and Lindt Milk Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern truffles.


Set of 6 Embellished Burlap Halloween Treat bags: If you want to pamper the ladies in your house this Halloween, then these bags will just serve your purpose. Each of the bags feature cute embroidered characters and fun elements have been added on the handles as well. The incredible detailing make these gifts presentable in a simple and yet elegant manner.

You can even use them for decoration purposes, to add more cuteness and flair to your house.

Set of 6 Embellished Burlap Halloween Treat bags

8” LumiStick Brand Glowsticks Glow Stick Bracelets in Mixed Colors: This is probably the best deal of glowsticks that you will find anywhere. 1 tube of hundred lumistick brand light luminescent bracelets and a mix of 5 colors in each of the tubes make for a great variety. The glowstick bracelets will last for all night and glow super bright for the initial 8-10 hours.

The bright and pure colors, when gifted to your loved ones will definitely bright up their Halloween mood. The package also comes with a hundred connectors that can be used to hook the ends together for making necklaces and bracelets.


Child’s Halloween Magician Role Play Dress up Costume set: Encourage role playing, creativity and imagination in your child by gifting him with this magical magician costume set on this Halloween that is sure to flabbergast guest. The set includes a black felt top hat, one pair of white gloves, a black washable


polyester cape and a 12” magic wand. This costume set is ideal for children aged 3-6 and they sure will be thrilled to adorn it on Halloween or themed parties.

Halloween mask Glowing Fun! Party Lovers Creepy Party Luminous Plyfilm Eye Mask: These fun and scary eye masks available in a variety of shimmering colors are the perfect gifts for friends on Halloween eve. Every pack comes with 8 eye masks of assorted colors which constitute great Halloween costume additions. The eye masks glow for up to 24 hours and is just the thing for night activities and carnivals to grace the Halloween occasion.

Women’s laser cut metal venetian pretty masquerade: This silver mache mask is the perfect gift that you can gift your wife on any Halloween. This mask is shaped by make use of laser cutting technology for maximum comfort and efficient shape. It makes a great costume accessory for masquerade themed events and parties.

Also it comes with gorgeous clear rhinestones embedded upon the entire mask. Made of thin metal frame, the mask is strikingly beautiful and anyone who receives it will definitely find it sexy about being in one. The Halloween costume can be focused around this mask and everything will look fantastic on.


Halloween by J. Del POunceo for Women Gift Set: Be it for your mother, wife or a friend, this product from Amazon will absolutely set their mood this Halloween.  A beautiful scented product that is not really overpowering but is fresh and fruity and garner in a lot of compliments. Anyone will fall in love with this perfume almost instantly. The smell is wonderful and stays for a long time and definitely the gift to win over your woman’s heart.

Halloween by J. Del POunceo for Women Gift Set

Halloween: The Complete Collection: What better can you gift your friends and relatives than this set of good scare since its Halloween. The collection includes ten Halloween movies that have been gathered together for the first time ever in blu-ray. The transfers are just great and audio is also perfect. Any Halloween fan will love to spend the evening enjoying a movie marathon.

Also there are a number of never before seen bonus features that include interviews with the cast and crew, behind the scene documentaries, commentaries and much more. The set also comes with Blue ray version of Halloween and Network TV version of Halloween as well as Halloween 2. Hence the name that justifies it all- Halloween: The complete collection.

HAlloween complete collection