This early you need to let your children understand that they can’t go trick-or treating like they did the previous years. It’s for their own good. Make it up to them by still making Halloween fun. Aside from pandemic-safe activities, you could also get them gifts to help them forget about the pandemic and the things they’re missing out on because of it. Here are some Halloween gift ideas that your kids might love.
Brand New Toys
Perhaps the easiest way to keep your kid from having a tantrum because they can’t go out to trick or treat is to get them a new toy. Of course, as a responsible parent, you need to make them understand why they have to skip the popular tradition this year. That doesn’t mean, however, that you’re skipping Halloween altogether. You can still celebrate Halloween without having to go out. Plus, you can get your child a nice Halloween gift not only to celebrate the holiday but also to reward them for understanding the current situation.
The Playmobil Take Along Haunted House should keep the kids preoccupied long enough. The 70-piece set includes a scientist, monster and vampire figures along with accessories such as a coffin, skull, torch, broomstick, lantern, spider, and rats. The pieces can all be stored in the haunted house that doubles as a carrying case.
The Archie McPhee HandiMonster, meanwhile, is something for you or the older kids to play with this Halloween. To be more precise, it’s something you can use to prank or scare your kids. The set comes with five finger puppets making up the Cyclops’ head and four claws. If you’re looking for the most “eyeconic” Halloween gift ideas, this one takes the cake.
Rent A Toy
You can buy new toys or be more practical and rent them instead. There are companies such Toy Library that rent out toys for certain periods. This is a brilliant alternative for those who rather not spend their hard-earned money on toys that kids will eventually get tired of.
Renting a toy every month is cheaper than buying the same one off the shelf, which may eventually end up in storage or worse in the garbage dump. It also helps the environment since you are producing less plastic trash. Furthermore, the thought of playing with new toys every month is definitely something to look forward to so that builds a little excitement in your child. You can use this as a reward for doing good deeds.
Renting toys also helps in the continuous development of your child. Toy Library and similar businesses have toys that are appropriate for different ages. Let’s say you bought a developmental toy for your little one. In a year or so, that toy has served its purpose. Then you’ll have to buy a new toy that suits your child’s age and development needs. Renting toys helps your child’s development without spending that much.
Since you’re looking for Halloween gift ideas that would help your kid forget about trick or treating, why not rent the something like Hot Wheels Monster Jam Pirate Takedown play set. The ToyLibrary Exclusive Bonus Pack comes with cars, monster trucks, and a contraption that launches the vehicle into a pirate ship that turns into a huge scary pirate head. Watch the video above to see how to play with this toy set.
For the older kids, you can rent more complicated toys such as a LEGO set. The Legends Of Chima Sparratus’ Spider Stalker set consists of two scary-looking minifigs and a huge terrifying spider. The spider comes with movable parts that’ll make the kids’ playtime even more fun. And because the spider is kinda horrifying, they can play a trick on their big sister and scare her with it. Or they can make your life miserable and leave the LEGO parts on the floor. Any which way, they will have such a great time that they won’t mind not going out to trick or treat.
Younger children may not be too keen on the scary stuff. Instead of telling stories about ghosts and monsters, why not get them a book about other friendlier supernatural beings. Fairies, for one, are quite popular with little children.
Teelie Turner has a collection of books about fairies. The Halloween Adventures of the 5 Spooktacular Fairy Witches, in particular, should be in your list of Halloween gift ideas for your kids. The book contains five short stories featuring five different fairies, each with their own lovable qualities.
After a day of fun Halloween-themed activities, it would be nice to read this book to your child after tucking them in. Spending some quality time together should help your kid forget about missing trick-or-treat this year.
Some kids are not avid readers so books may not keep them from wishing they were about trick-or-treating. For kids who love to do things with their hands, activity books would be perfect Halloween presents.
The Paint by Sticker Kids Halloween Activity Book, for one, will keep the kids busy looking for the right pieces to create ten different sticker paintings including a green witch, a mummy, and a black cat. Once done, they can tear out the perforated pages. That way, you can frame and hang them or simply stick them on the refrigerator with a magnet.
Since you’re looking for Halloween gift ideas that will keep the children busy, activity kits should be perfect. Find one that they can play with for a lengthy amount of time without becoming boring.
The Cut & Assemble Haunted House: Easy-to-Make Paper Model lets you create a Victorian mansion by simply cutting and assembling the pieces. The haunted house should be easy to put together but that’s just half the fun.
Once you assemble the haunted mansion, you’ll be treated to a beautifully detailed exterior complete with a front porch, bay windows, and dormers. The interior, which is basically the opposite side, includes rooms, attic, and a lab in the basement. The kit includes playable characters, particularly vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, witches, and other creatures of the night.
What kid doesn’t like slime? Type “DIY slime” on the search bar and you’ll be bombarded with instruction video after instruction video. Certainly, an activity kit that involves slime is one of the best Halloween gift ideas you can think of that will get their minds off the fact they won’t be trick or treating.
The Green Kid Crafts Slime Lab Discovery Box is one such kit. It comes with everything you’ll need to make black chalkboard slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, and other kinds of slime. You’ll also get a 12-page S.T.E.A.M. magazine with games, puzzles comics, and other activities.
Your teenaged kids will probably heave a sigh of relief since they won’t be forced to accompany their younger siblings while trick or treating. That doesn’t mean they’re excused from the Halloween festivities at home, though.
To keep the Halloween spirit, get them interested in playing the Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Starter Set from Hasbro Gaming. This is perfect for fans of the popular Netflix series. If you’re familiar with Dungeons & Dragons, it’s similar to previous versions but with a Stranger Things twist. The roleplaying game comes in a red box similar to 1983 version of D&D game the characters were playing on the show. It includes six Polyhedral dice, five Stranger Things character sheets, an Adventure Book, a Rulebook, and two Demogorgon figures, one of which can be customized.
The quickest way for young kids to forget about trick or treating is to have fun with the whole family. Enter Disney Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Merry Mayhem Card Game. The “Fun and Frenzied” card game from the Wonder Forge Store is fast-paced game with the first to play all their card wins. The set includes 112 cards adorned with pictures from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays that both adult and children look forward to each year. However, with the end of the coronavirus pandemic seemingly so far away, we all need to adjust to the situation and celebrate such holidays and occasions in a safer manner.
Unfortunately, this means skipping the trick-or-treat tradition and staying at home. Fortunately, there are lots of other ways to have fun come Halloween without going out. One way is to get your children presents. Hopefully, the short list of Halloween gift ideas we have here would help. Please check out Gentleman Pirate Club for more tips on how to celebrate Halloween safely.