With autumn in full swing and Halloween just around the corner, take a look at three of our favourite Halloween shopping ideas for 2019!
Decorate your home in a classy way with these gorgeous Halloween plaques by Wooden Topz Gifts. Made with acrylic these would look fantastic with a tea light behind them for a spooky glow. They are 23cm x 23cm and come with a wooden block to make them freestanding.
These beautiful plaques can be personalised. Each plaque features the words “Halloween at the….” where you can add your family name. On selected designs, you can also add individual family members names!
To personalise with the names of several family members choose from skeletons, ghosts or black cats! These are amazing value at £14.95 each.
For a personalised family name plaque you can select from the following designs; Graveyard, Spiders Web or Bats. These cost £14.95 each.
Personalised freestanding Pumpkins are also available, made of 18mm thick MDF and an absolutely bargain at £5.
I was lucky enough to receive a personalised family plaque with three black cats on – one for Mummy, Daddy and Jamie. The cats are cute with a small one symbolising Jamie. The plaque is transparent except for the cat design and the detailing around the edges of cobwebs and bones. As someone who doesn’t like the garish décor mostly found at Halloween this is a lovely seasonal piece to display which won’t terrify the children! It is also a lovely keepsake which can be displayed year after year! Also, as it is made of acryclic if small hands do manage to pull it from where you display it, it won’t shatter like glass would.
Wooden Topz is a Yorkshire based business owned by Sarah. She handmakes all her items from her home studio and is lucky enough to work around her two young children. Sarah creates beautiful hand made gifts. You can check out Wooden Topz website and place orders here;
Spooky Halloween wear from Me and The Bea
Do you love dressing up your children in seasonal clothing? Instead of bulk made items from the High Street would you like your child to wear handmade clothes with gorgeous Halloween designs from a family business?
If yes, then home-based business, Me and the Bea, has created some beautiful Halloween inspired children’s clothing to make your child stand out from the crowd this Halloween.
Charlotte, the owner of Me and the Bea, creates handmade, beautiful clothes for girls aged 0 – 7 years from gorgeously soft, luxurious fabrics. Whilst Me and the Bea predominantly design clothes for girls, the jumpers can also be made for boys.
I absolutely adore this gorgeous little pinafore dress with a matching bow! I have a little boy myself, who I doubt would appreciate it being put in a dress, but I can just imagine how beautiful this will look on little girls with a warm roll neck jumper and some cute tights. Most amazing of all, Charlotte wants to create your vision so if you have an idea in mind then let her know and she will do her best to source the material to create that for you.
If a pinafore dress isn’t for you then why not opt for a jumper and legs with witchy designs on? The jumper is warm and snug and the leggings leave your child comfortable to play Witches and Wizards! The possibilities are endless for design with Me and the Bea and everything costs under £25.00.
For more of Me and the Bea’s designs check out the Facebook page;
Spooky reading in front of the fire with Rockhopper Books!
Rockhopper Books have a wide selection of Halloween books to get you in the spooky mood! The fantastic That’s Not My… series has a fantastic new Bat edition with sensory pages for your young ones to explore – babies and toddlers alike will love these books. If your children are a little older, let them enjoy Halloween themed sticker books or Magic Painting books! Or have some cuddly family time curled up in front of the fire reading a spooky story book!
Based near Dartford, Rockhopper Books can deliver orders locally or take orders online via the website.
Oliver Moon & Nipperbat Nightmare
Hooray! Magic School has finished for the Halloween holidays – and even better, Oliver has been chosen to look after Nippy the nipperbat, the class pet. But with Oliver’s naughty baby sister lending a hand, it soon turns into a nipperbat nightmare!
Magic Painting Halloween – £5.99
Spooktacular scenes burst into vibrant colour as you brush water over the black and white illustrations in this magical book! Sixteen detailed pictures include a haunted house, a family trick-or-treating, witches around a cauldron and lots more. With a handy fold-out back cover to prevent colours running through to the page beneath.
Witches & Wizards Sticker Book – £6.99
A spooky sticker book full of hilarious scenes of magic and mayhem. Children can use over 500 stickers to decorate a gingerbread cottage, send young witches and wizards to charm school, bewitch the town of Mandrake Grove on Halloween and stock the shelves of Master Mistletoe’s magic store with gruesome potion ingredients, plus lots more.
That’s Not My Bat – £6.99
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of That’s not my… with this delightfully spooky Halloween addition to the series, complete with purple holographic page edges and adorable bats with hairy ears, fluffy tummies and shiny eyes. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
For more information or to order go to; https://org.usbornebooksathome.co.uk/rockhopperbooks or email [email protected]
Tracey is a mum of 1 & passionate about supporting small businesses and growing families in North Kent & Bexley and throughout the UK.