This year, there’s one simple way to tell those you care most about that you’re thinking of them this Halloween. “Spooky baskets” are the newest Twitter trend, and are the perfect way to tell your “boo” that you care about them this cuffing season. Personally, I’ve given one to and received one from my best friend, and we both were so excited that we probably embarrassed ourselves in our reactions.
These baskets, while a lot of the ones on Twitter feature rings from Pandora or James Avery charms, can actually be cheap and still mean a lot. A number of things can be put in a normal, cheaper spooky basket, from candy and snacks, to movies, socks, and candles. In the one I made, I made a list of my best friend’s favorite candy, and her all time favorite Halloween movie, and then from there I got creative on my own. I went to Target to gather my supplies, and started off in the dollar section right at the front. Luckily, I found the basket itself, a candle, and a few cute little Halloween trinkets. From there, I headed to the back where I could find her favorite movie (Monster House, $4) and her favorite candy (Kit Kat and Reese’s, 3 for $4). Along the way, I also saw that they had adorable cabin socks that were $3 and said Boo! on the bottom with little ghosts on the side, and I knew she had to have those, too. After compiling those things, I added a few things so she could pamper herself, including some cheap orange nail polish and a couple of face masks. Overall, I spent about $30 on mine, but the fact I even thought to get her one showed her I cared.
If someone shows you a picture of a spooky basket, do your best to make them one. They probably just want to see that you pay attention to what they want enough to make something personal for them.