Boo Baskets Are Totally Over the Top, but Our Easy Ideas Are Hard to Resist (2024)

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You’re going to want to send this to your special someone, because they so deserve a boo basket A Pumpkin Pair for Their Fall Feet Scents That Are Delightfully Villainous A co*cktail & Mocktail Mix That Tastes Like Magic A Crystal Pumpkin They Can Display All Year A 40oz Tumbler, but Make It Spooky A Spice Blend No Self-Respecting Fall Lover Can Resist Socks They Can Wear with Booties, Boots, or Lounging A Set of Tiny Ghosts to Hold Tiny Arrangements A Makeup Bag They'll Use Every Day Magnets to Decorate Anything From the Fridge to the Car A Sugar Skull Couple Statue Set for Your Ghoulfriend (or Whoever) A Set of Vintage Mugs to Make Their Morning Coffee or Tea Extra Special A Catchall Dish That Doubles as Art A Scent to Bring on the Nostalgia A Bath Bomb Perfect for Good Witches A Set of 2 Glass Tumblers with Lids & Straws to Protect Their Cold (Witches) Brew A Phone Case with All the Fall Vibes An Oh-So-Chic Slouchy Beanie in Any Color They Could Want A Coed-Style Tee They Can Layer with Cardigans The Most Beautiful Lollipops They've Ever Seen (Probably) A Coffee Blend Made for the Season Essential Oils for Creating a Halloween Ambiance Shower Steamers to Make Their Whole Bathroom Smell Like Autumn Magnetic Notepads Because the Fridge Deserves to be Decked Out, Too A Shimmery Pumpkin-Hued Nail Color A Pair of Boo-hoo...Boho Chic Earrings A Stanley-Sipping, Belt Bag-Wearing Ghost Because A High-Protein Snack with a Twist A Fancy Caviar (Without the Fish) A Watch Band They Can Dress Up or Down FAQs

You’re going to want to send this to your special someone, because they so deserve a boo basket

Whether you’ve heard of them or not yet, boo baskets are the newest Halloween-y project that’s gone viral. How do we know? TikTok, obviously. TikTok creator @emmasemingson‘s video seems to be at the heart of the trend (though we can’t say for sure whether or not she’s the Boo Basket Originator, she definitely knows her stuff).

@emmasemingson

#greenscreen

♬ original sound – Emma Semingson

See? Apparently, friends, you are entitled to a basket chock full of fall and Halloween goodies and we didn’t even know it. A boo basket is basically a basket (surprise!) with all sorts of little gifts and treats to celebrate the season. Wives and girlfriends appear to make up the bulk of recipients, though, of course, you can make a boo basket for anyone in your life. In fact, there are some people who use the ‘pass it along’ method of ‘booing’ someone. They leave a basket for a friend or neighbor, and that’s their cue to make one for someone else. But, you can give them however you want!

And, sure, it may feel like they’re just another thing to worry about during an already busy season, but trust us. These are seriously adorable, and, as TikTok creator Hunter from the account @maya.and.hunter points out, if your wife sends you a video of something, go ahead and do that something.

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♬ Halloween ・ cute horror song – PeriTune

So, we highly recommend you send this list to your boyfriend, husband, or partner with a winky emoji, just as a little hint. If you’re looking for inspiration yourself, you’re definitely in the right place, too. Either way, we’ve got all sorts of great ideas for filling your fall/Halloween gift basket for your favorite people. Choose your basket and get to creating with our picks below!

A Pumpkin Pair for Their Fall Feet

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It's cooler outside—finally. And while we're loving it, our feet? Not so much. Keep them toasty with these slippers! Available in 3 colors and several sizes.

Pumpkin Slippers ($23.99)—Buy Here!

Scents That Are Delightfully Villainous

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Their Pura diffuser could use a little Disney villain magic. Each one of these scents is inspired by a different favorite Disney character that'll fill the house with Pura's signature smart scents. If they don't have a Pura diffuser yet, throw one in, too!

Pura Disney Villains Collection ($12.79/ea)—Buy Here!

A co*cktail & Mocktail Mix That Tastes Like Magic

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Made with a fruity blend of blackberry juice, blood orange juice and lemon juice, our haunting co*cktail mixer is highlighted with ginger and subtly sweetened with agave. Its bewitching purple hue and syrupy texture create a spellbinding beverage—mix with vodka or sparkling water!

Witches Brew Drink Mix ($22.95)—Buy Here!

A Crystal Pumpkin They Can Display All Year

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Pick from 16 real natural stones that fit their style! You really can't go wrong with any of them.

Natural Stone Pumpkin ($7.36)—Buy Here!

A 40oz Tumbler, but Make It Spooky

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'Obsessed' is probably an understatement when we talk about our feelings toward this adorable tumbler. It's available in multiple colors and you can even add a super cute tumbler topper!

Halloween 40oz Tumbler ($14.95+)—Buy Here!

A Spice Blend No Self-Respecting Fall Lover Can Resist

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Pumpkin Spice is the magic word that makes the leave change color (we think). Even if that's not totally true, this Pumpkin Spice blend from Spiceology can be used in so. many. ways. Coffee, baking, over oatmeal, just to smell...the possibilities are pretty much endless.

Pumpkin Spice ($14.95)—Buy Here!

Socks They Can Wear with Booties, Boots, or Lounging

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Combine autumn colors and sweet smileys for the perfect sock set.

Smiley Face Sock Set ($16.99)—Buy Here!

A Set of Tiny Ghosts to Hold Tiny Arrangements

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Who doesn't need an adorable ghost on their desk, bedside table, or windowsill? Available in a single or set of 2.

Tiny Ghost Vase ($18.50+)—Buy Here!

A Makeup Bag They'll Use Every Day

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It's made of canvas, so it's soft and durable. It's perfect for holding Halloween makeup and/or daily cosmetics.

Skeleton Cosmetic Bag ($11.99)—Buy Here!

Magnets to Decorate Anything From the Fridge to the Car

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These Hocus Pocus magnets are waterproof, so they can use them inside and out this season. Comes in a 12-pack.

Hocus Pocus Magnets ($14.99)—Buy Here!

A Sugar Skull Couple Statue Set for Your Ghoulfriend (or Whoever)

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How sweet is this romantic little statue set? Made from resin, they're designed to sit on the ledge of your choosing—bookcases, windows, you pick.

Sugar Skull Couple Statue Set ($16.14)—Buy Here!

A Set of Vintage Mugs to Make Their Morning Coffee or Tea Extra Special

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These gorgeous glass coffee and tea cups are available in several colors, too.

Vintage Mugs Set of 2 ($21.99)—Buy Here!

A Catchall Dish That Doubles as Art

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Pick the tarot card that most resonates, or grab them all for a full spread that's as pretty as it is functional!

Tarot Card Catchall Dish ($45.00)—Buy Here!

A Scent to Bring on the Nostalgia

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Red berries, cardamom, cedarwood, and moss make up this unisex scent that invokes feelings of an autumn day!

Maison Margiela REPLICA Autumn Vibes ($85.00)—Buy Here!

A Bath Bomb Perfect for Good Witches

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This fun, fizzy, dragonfruit bath bomb from Lush turns their bath into a swirling relaxing brew!

Magic Potion Bath Bomb ($8.50)—Buy Here!

A Set of 2 Glass Tumblers with Lids & Straws to Protect Their Cold (Witches) Brew

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Whether they're Halloween fans, fall fans, or both, this adorable tumbler set will help them keep their favorite drinks close.

Set of 2 Pink Pumpkin Glass Tumblers ($23.99)—Buy Here!

A Phone Case with All the Fall Vibes

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This case is like a fall filter for your whole phone. We're also loving the collage style!

Fall Collage Phone Case ($11.90)—Buy Here!

An Oh-So-Chic Slouchy Beanie in Any Color They Could Want

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With 30 colors to choose from, this on-trend slouchy beanie is available in 30 colors, so you can get one for everyone on your boo basket list.

Wool Slouchy Beanie ($13.99)—Buy Here!

A Coed-Style Tee They Can Layer with Cardigans

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Choose from black, white, army green, and cream in sizes XS-XXL.

Varsity Fall Ombre Short Sleeve Graphic Tee ($30.99)—Buy Here!

The Most Beautiful Lollipops They've Ever Seen (Probably)

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These are a serious showstopper. Each lollipop is individually wrapped and available in 8 flavors. They're almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Funky Fall Pattern Lollipops 6pc ($21.00)—Buy Here!

A Coffee Blend Made for the Season

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Spice, toasted nuts, and arabica coffee? That's the perfect fall blend.

Starbucks Ground Coffee, Fall Blend ($13.48)—Buy Here!

Essential Oils for Creating a Halloween Ambiance

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Move over lavender and tea tree. Diffuse pumpkin pie, marshmallow, caramel corn, and more! This is the set they'll use every year.

Halloween Essential Oil Set ($16.95)—Buy Here!

Shower Steamers to Make Their Whole Bathroom Smell Like Autumn

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With three different scents: Pumpkin Chai, Mountain Hike, and Sweater Weather, this 6-pack of shower steamers is like a weekly fall spa experience.

Fall Festival Shower Steamers ($13.59)—Buy Here!

Magnetic Notepads Because the Fridge Deserves to be Decked Out, Too

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This set of notepads are all adorable, so you can split them up between everyone on your Boo Basket list, or keep a few for yourself (we don't judge).

Halloween Magnetic Notepads 6-pk ($13.99)—Buy Here!

A Shimmery Pumpkin-Hued Nail Color

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This nail polish is aptly called Pumpkin Patch and we can't get over the shimmery Jack-o-lantern warm color.

ILNP Pumpkin Patch Nail Color ($10.00)—Buy Here!

A Pair of Boo-hoo...Boho Chic Earrings

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These beauties are handmade and lightweight, plus they're a more 'grown-up' version of the light-up pumpkin earrings we used to wear, right?

Beaded Pumpkin Earrings ($4.99)—Buy Here!

A Stanley-Sipping, Belt Bag-Wearing Ghost Because

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Is it weird we relate to this ghost on a spiritual level (pardon the pun)? Available in a sweatshirt or hoodie and several different colors!

BOO-JEE Sweatshirt ($18.32+)—Buy Here!

A High-Protein Snack with a Twist

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Whether they're already almond butter fans or not, they'll love this on crackers, bread, in recipes, apples, and more!

Cinnamon Almond Butter ($11.69)—Buy Here!

A Fancy Caviar (Without the Fish)

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Made with 100% pure avocado oil and a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice, this Pumpkin Spice Olive Oil Caviar is best with ice cream, coffee, pastries, and more.

Chosen Foods Pumpkin Spice Olive Oil Caviar ($19.99)—Buy Here!

A Watch Band They Can Dress Up or Down

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Black is the new black this spooky season, and the unique pattern and texture of this watch band goes with everything!

Black Metal Apple Watch Band ($19.99)—Buy Here!

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Boo Baskets Are Totally Over the Top, but Our Easy Ideas Are Hard to Resist (2024)

FAQs

What does a boo basket mean? ›

But you're definitely busy, mama, so we'll cut to the chase. What's a Boo Basket? Think of it like an Easter basket with a Halloween or fall theme—a collection of goodies to celebrate the delights of fall and our favorite time of year when kids are adorned in the most outrageously adorable costumes.

What is a good Boo basket? ›

This can include anything from blankets and candles to candy, cozy socks, plushies, and way more. You can make them for your partner, your parents, your siblings, your neighbors, your bestie, the kiddos in your life — pretty much anyone you might want to give a sweet, little gift to.

Where is the best place to make a boo basket? ›

Fill the basket with an assortment of Halloween treats for your recipients. Depending on how much mullah you want to spend, you can find premium items at World Market, basic items at Target dollar spot, or budget trinkets at dollar tree.

What is a boo basket for adults? ›

Boo Baskets don't just have to be for kids! Adults can have some treats of their own! Gather your favorite bottle, or a few mini ones, and mixers. Look up a festive drink recipe and pack up the ingredients. Pick up some spooky goblets and some snacks and you have a 'Boo'ze Basket adults will enjoy!

Who gives Boo baskets? ›

Wives and girlfriends appear to make up the bulk of recipients, though, of course, you can make a boo basket for anyone in your life. In fact, there are some people who use the 'pass it along' method of 'booing' someone. They leave a basket for a friend or neighbor, and that's their cue to make one for someone else.

When should you give Boo baskets? ›

Some moms have a tradition of gifting boo baskets the week before Halloween or during the first of October. That way, your little goblin has plenty of time to enjoy their spooky spoils. Other moms hand over their boo basket at random. It's a great way to perk up a sick or sad kid or turn around a bad day.

Is there a Christmas version of being booed? ›

Just as Halloween has “booing,” Christmas has “elfing.” And just like you do around the end of October, elfing involves stealthily leaving candy and treats on your neighbors' doorstep and then dashing away faster than Santa's sleigh.

What are the rules for the boo basket? ›

It's the same idea with Booing (aka Boo bag, Boo bucket, Boo basket, getting Booed or Boo'd). You fill a basket with treats and anonymously drop it off on a neighbor's porch with a “You've Been Booed” sign and note explaining the surprise and instructions on how to Boo two additional neighbors.

What is a boo basket from McDonald's? ›

You can get your hands on a Boo Bucket by ordering a Happy Meal at your local McDonald's. The Happy Meal options include; a hamburger or chicken nuggets with a side of fries or apple slices, and a drink of your choice.

What is the origin of the boo basket? ›

It's essentially a Halloween hamper filled with delights & treats for the spookiest night of the year. Back when it originated, it was just a fun way to give gifts to friends, neighbours and family. Once they'd been 'boo'd', as in, scared, they then passed on the tradition, making a boo basket for someone else.

How to make a mommy gift basket? ›

It's easy to make your very own gift basket to give to a new mom. Making sure that it's filled with useful tools and gifts is so important. Some of my favorite things to include are snacks, nursing essentials like a breastfeeding pillow, a baby carrier and small activities to help mom pass time during their recovery.

What is a boo bag Halloween? ›

A boo is an anonymous goodie bag that you leave on someone's front doorstep. It could be a neighbor, a friend, someone from church or anyone else you want to surprise with something sweet. But the point is to be discreet and encourage folks to pass on the “boo” to a new person.

What's in a spooky basket? ›

Fill spooky basket for kids with Halloween candy, Halloween toys and Halloween books, plus fun things like socks, bubbles and goodie-bag items and watch how excited they'll get.

When should you give your girlfriend a boo basket? ›

The timing for boo baskets is entirely subjective. It's not exactly logical to gift a bunch of Halloween treats on the day of Halloween. Beyond that, anything goes. Some moms have a tradition of gifting boo baskets the week before Halloween or during the first of October.

What is in a boo basket for wife? ›

What to put in a boo basket?
  • Basket. You'll need a large enough basket (or container) to hold all of your goodies. ...
  • Cozy item. It's not fall if it's not cozy! ...
  • Mug. Fall is all about the hot drinks and you can't have hot drinks without a mug. ...
  • Drinks. A drink mix for the mug. ...
  • Treats. ...
  • Plushie.
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