Save on Pinterest

The Best Halloween Gifts for Kids (That Aren’t Candy)

Take spooky season to the next level with these amazing Halloween gifts for kids. Trust us—they're better than candy!

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication.

Halloween Potion Sensory Kitvia merchant

Halloween Potion Sensory Kit

Your little one will love watching their very own potion fizz, foam and bubble with this Abracadabra sensory kit. It includes magical ingredients—like dragon scales and cat sparkles—plus a spell poem, potion recipe and more. It’s one of the best Halloween gifts for kids that’s both fun and educational.

Shop Now

Halloween Bat Candy Bucket Ecomm Via Anthropologie.comvia merchant

Halloween Basket

Borrow from the Easter Bunny and pack your kids an epic Halloween basket. Just start with a vessel, like this adorable bat bucket, then fill it to the brim with stickers, toys, decorations and other frightfully Halloween gifts for kids. Learn more about the Halloween basket trend.

Shop Now

Mummy Grogu Halloween Plush Ecomm Via Shopdisney.comvia merchant

Mummy Grogu Plush

Even baby Yoda dresses up for Halloween! This Grogu mummy plush will be your little one’s closest pal during spooky season. Measuring just under 10 inches high and with an under-$20 price tag, this Halloween gift for kids is as affordable as it is adorable. Adults will love the equally adorable Grogu candy dish. It’s one of our favorite Disney Halloween decorations!

Shop Now

Playpop Card Happy Halloween Ecomm Via Lovepop.comvia merchant

Happy Halloween Pop-Up Card

Little ones will delight at the spooky-cute characters tucked inside this pop-up Halloween card. This gift is a great way to spruce up a bedroom, desk or other area that needs some Halloween cheer.

Shop Now

Xo Marshmallowvia merchant

Halloween Crayons

For kids who love to color, you can’t go wrong with this affordable set of Halloween crayons. For less than $15, you’ll receive a set of five spooky crayon shapes in a variety of hues.

Shop Now

Long John Pajamas In Organic Cotton Ecomm Via Hannaandersson.comvia merchant

Matching Family Pajamas

Nope, they’re not just for Christmas. Matching Halloween family pajamas are perfect for those chilly October nights. Choose from patterns with dancing skeletons, bats, ghosts and more. Plus, the lasting quality of Hanna Andersson pj’s help your spooky outfits last for years to come. This is a great gift to stash underneath a Halloween tree!

Shop Now

Halloween Diy Activity Bracelet Kit Ecomm Via Etsy.comvia merchant

Halloween Bracelet-Making Kit

Older kids will spend hours crafting the perfect Halloween accessory, thanks to this bracelet-making craft kit. It comes with everything they’ll need—including stretch cord, beads and a storage case—to make five custom bracelets. What a fun activity for a Halloween party, too!

Shop Now

Fall Bowling Game Ecomm Via Orientaltrading.comvia merchant

Candy Corn Bowling Game

Score! This fun candy corn bowling game may be even sweeter than the real deal. It’s a family-friendly game that all ages will enjoy, plus you can play it indoors or out. What more can you want from Halloween gifts for kids?

Shop Now

Decorate Your Own Pumpkin Halloween Ceramic Kit Ecomm Via Etsy.comvia merchant

Ceramic Halloween Painting Kit

For a project that lasts a little longer than fresh pumpkin crafts, consider this ceramic painting kit. Small hands will have fun decorating their very own bat or pumpkin tea light holder with an array of colors. When finished, this craft casts a spooky glow ideal for family movie nights. And, you can even make cleanup festive with these Halloween Scrub Daddy sponges.

Shop Now

Hocus Pocus The Game Ecomm Via Shopdisney.comvia merchant

Hocus Pocus: The Game

Amok, amok, amok! The whole family will delight in the novelty of Hocus Pocus: The Game. Designed for ages 8 and up, the goal is to thwart the Sanderson sisters and stop them from completing their wicked potion. Nostalgic adults will appreciate this Halloween gift, too.

Shop Now

Novogratz 2 Piece Kids Halloween Throw And Pumpkin Plush Set Ecomm Via Homegoods.comvia merchant

Halloween Blanket Set

Little ones will adore snuggling up with this Halloween blanket and pillow set. The cheerful ghosts, monsters and other characters are sweet, not scary. And the smiling jack-o’-lantern pillow is a cozy friend for even the coolest autumn nights.

Shop Now

Hoot Howl Halloween Book Ecomm Via Amazon.comvia merchant

Interactive Halloween Book

One of our favorite Halloween gifts for kids on Amazon, this interactive book comes with 10 not-so-scary sounds. Young kids will love the spooky story and charming sounds, ranging from a hooting owl to a bubbling cauldron. Add even more ambiance to your little one’s room with this light-up Halloween tree.

Shop Now

Bubbling Cauldron Project Kit Ecomm Via Kiwico.comvia merchant

Bubbling Cauldron Chemistry Kit

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Kids 5 and up will get a kick out of this bubbling cauldron science kit. They’ll enjoy brewing up their very own potion, complete with a witch, pump mechanism and chemical reaction. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to follow along. Find more craft kits for kids.

Shop Now

Personalized Trick Or Treat Bagvia merchant

Personalized Trick or Treat Bag

Skip the pillowcase. This sturdy trick-or-treat bag holds a ton of candy. And, it’s personalized with your bag color, design and name of choice.

Shop Now

Peanuts Halloween Advent Calendar Ecomm Via Potterybarnkids.comvia merchant

Peanuts Halloween Advent Calendar

Nope, they’re not just for the Christmas season. Halloween Advent calendars, like this adorable Peanuts countdown, add interest and excitement as October 31 ticks closer. Each day includes a small pocket that’s the perfect size for holding stickers, temporary tattoos, small candies and other Halloween treats.

Shop Now

Xo Marshmallowvia merchant

Personalized Baby Hat

Even the littlest family member can join in on the fun with a personalized baby hat. Designed for infants celebrating their first Halloween, each hat comes emblazoned with their name and a pumpkin graphic.

Shop Now

Diy Halloween Haunted House Kit Ecomm Via Williams Sonoma.comvia merchant

DIY Halloween Haunted House

While a real haunted house may be a little too scary for younger kids, this DIY cookie version is super sweet. Each kit comes packed with everything you need to build a spooky house, including precut cookies, icing, decorative candies and sprinkles. Bonus: Once your haunted house is complete, it can double as Halloween kitchen decor.

Shop Now

Xo Marshmallowvia merchant

Peanuts Halloween Toy Assortment

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin? These Peanuts toys will help pass the time. This mega assortment includes pencils, stickers, toys, games and much more.

Shop Now

Pumpkin Suncatcher Kit Ecomm Via Etsy.comvia merchant

Pumpkin Suncatcher Kit

Capture the beauty of October’s glorious mornings with a fun suncatcher DIY. This Halloween craft kit has everything you need to create four pretty pumpkins.

Shop Now

Xo Marshmallowvia merchant

Halloween Coloring Pages

Another sweet option for trick-or-treaters, these Halloween-themed coloring pages feature a variety of fun designs. All you need to add are the crayons!

Shop Now

Want more fun product picks and money-saving deals from our shopping experts and Test Kitchen? Sign up for the Stuff We Love newsletter

Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.