Halloween/Autumn gift ideas?

I was hoping to make a bunch of something to hand out to various friends and family members. Like a bag or box with candy or other treats/crafts. I just don't know what I could put in these bags/boxes or how to decorate them. I'd like to keep the cost generally cheep (perhaps under $20).

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3 replies since 25th September 2012 • Last reply 25th September 2012

Cheap set of tea cups & those pumpkin scented candlea from dollar stores & make tea cup candles? Tongue frst thing that poppef in my mind. Ill try to brainstorm more since im trying to find ideas myself

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Once for halloween i made origami boxes out of computer paper & filled them with candy & spider rings, & gave them to my friends. ...i'm really cheap, so i drew on them with markers, & made it all for free. lol But my friends freaked out & loved them!! One of my guy friends actually kept it 5 yrs later; suprised it held up. lol
I decorated the boxes with pumpkins, bats, skeletons, spiders (you can draw it on, or cut shapes out of construction paper, or print images off internet). Or for fall you can decorate them with leaves, acorns, trees, pumpkins, etc. You can write their names on the bags in pretty writing, or Happy Halloween, etc. too.
Inside you can put candy, handmade earrings like these maybe: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/rib-cage-earrings ...theres lots halloween projects on here. Or you can make magnets with pictures of you & your friends, using this tut: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/tim-burton-magnets . You can also find really great halloween items at $1 store...for $1. lol And include a nice cute note or card inside.
Im also going to be posting pumpkin earrings soon, made from feathers. I made a lot of them for around $8. Good luck!

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My family likes to give out alcohol as a present, lol. Maybe make Kahlua or coffee liqueur? ...but it can get expensive if you use good vodka as the base Tongue

Hand-milled soaps are easy to make, so if you find a soap you like the fragrance of, you can buy a couple bars, grate them up, add a little hot water, mix, and put them in molds that have a neat shape. I'm going to make some small skull and pumpkin shaped soaps for my friends since the dollar store usually has cool ice molds around this time.

Scour the dollar store! There are going to be TONS of fall & Halloween-themed items for sale there right now!

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