Pumpkin with sweets halloween boo basket ideas
Pumpkin with sweets halloween boo basket ideas

Spooky Boo Basket Ideas For Halloween

Struggling for boo basket ideas this Halloween? We’ve got you.

Halloween is a time for spooking and giving — trick or treating, haunted houses, ghoulish pumpkins, that kind of thing. 

And as we see traditions pop up for various festivities and holidays, Halloween is no different. Similar to a stocking at Christmas, or a hamper full of chocolate goodies at Easter, Halloween welcomes the trend of gifting a boo basket to your friend, partner, children (anyone, really). 

It’s a great way to get into the spooky spirit of the holiday, and a sure fire way to earn some extra brownie points with your recipient. But, what is a boo basket exactly? We’ll explain below.

P.S. If you’re shopping for someone else, don’t forget to treat yourself, too! Buy yourself one of these Halloween advent calendars or expand your wardrobe with these trending fall pieces.

What is a Boo Basket?

A boo basket is a fun way to gift little treats to your loved ones. 

It can be a basket, a bag, a bucket — anything you want that works well holding goodies. Then the basket is typically filled with Halloween-themed treats and gifts, or whatever theme you want (a fall-themed basket is also a popular option). 

Goodies can include anything you choose or think the recipient will like.

Some of the most common boo basket ideas include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Chocolate and candy
  • Scented candles
  • Cozy items like blankets, slippers or PJs
  • Plushies
  • Films
  • Books
  • Spa products like bath bombs

But really, you can fill your boo basket with anything, the world is your oyster — just have fun with it!

If you’re really struggling for boo basket ideas, we’re here to help you out. 

Boo Basket Ideas — what to put in a Boo Basket

From pumpkin blankets to spicy candles to mugs adorned with fall leaves, anything can be added to your boo basket. 

Here are our top boo basket ideas.


The first sign of fall is often the sudden chill in the air, which calls for warm and toasty slippers. 

Gift your boo basket pal a pair of fuzzy slippers to ensure maximum comfort over the spooky season — they’ll love the thoughtfulness and practicality behind the gift.

We love these Jack-o-Lantern clog slippers from Kohl’s — $24.32

Boo basket ideas - house slippers jack-o-lantern

Kohl’s student discount.


Nothing says fall quite like a candle.

A scented candle in a boo basket is a must, no matter what the theme is. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, opting for this pumpkin pecan waffles candle from Bath & Body Works for $14.95 is a winner. Combining the Halloween scent of pumpkin with a nutty pecan fragrance that is reminiscent of fall will no doubt win over your boo basket babe.

Bath & Body works pumpkin pecan waffles candle - boo basket ideas


Who doesn’t love stickers?

There are a plethora of fall-themed and Halloween-themed stickers to choose from for your spooky boo basket idea. Great for personalizing and decorating anything like laptops, windows, or your refrigerator.

A small gift that makes an awesome addition to a spooky boo basket. We love these from Redbubble.

Fall doodles stickers — $3.81

Fall doodles stickers Redbubble boo basket ideas

Pumpkin Spice stickers — $2.69

Pumpkin spice sticker redbubble boo basket ideas

Get 15% student discount at Redbubble.


A practical gift will always go down well with your giftee.

Keeping in-line with spooky boo basket ideas, themed coasters are a fab addition to your basket. We adore this beaded spiderweb coaster set from Urban Outfitters — $24.00 for a set of four.

Urban outfitters spiderweb beaded coaster set boo basket ideas

Extra savings at Urban Outfitters.


The darker evenings mean cuddling up in blankets and plushies.

Choose a plushie that your giftee will love (like their favorite animal) or buy something that suits your theme.

If you’re looking for Halloween boo basket ideas, these plushies will be perfect.

Jellycat Cauldron Cuties — Lil’ Tulips, $35.00

Jellycat cauldron cuties

Jellycat Bashful Bat — Jellycat, $16.00

Jellycat bashful bat


The fall season is all about warming up with a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea.

Mugs are a practical gift that are hard to get wrong, making it one of the better boo basket ideas. Come on, who doesn’t love a mug?

We love these from Anthropologie — spooky and seasonal.

Floral Pumpkin Mug — $12.80

Anthropologie floral pumpkin mugs

Pumpkin-shaped mug — $11.20

Pumpkin shaped mugs anthropolgie boo basket ideas

Francesca Kaye Halloween Magic Mug — $12.80

Anthropolgoie halloween cat mug boo basket ideas

Anthropologie offers.


If your boo basket recipient has a vinyl record player and loves music, treat them to a spooky-themed record. This is also perfect for those who love Disney soundtracks and classic Disney movies like Halloweentown. Also great if you know they’ll be hosting a party for Halloween, too.

Halloweentown original soundtrack LP — Urban Outfitters, $27.98

Halloweentown LP record vinyl urbanoutfitters boo basket ideas

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Incense and holder

Halloween and fall are prime seasons to burn a stick of incense and bask in the earthy aromas and vibes.

Need boo basket ideas for practicing witches? Use incense for conjuring spirits and magic. Choose their favorite scents or opt for ones that signify fall, like cinnamon and burning wood.

These are our faves from Amazon.

Ceramic pumpkin incense holder — $17.99

Amazon pumpkin shaped incense holder boo basket ideas

Spooky skeleton hand and arm incense stick holder — $19.95

Skeleton arm incense holder amazon

Assorted incense gift pack — $14.99

Assorted incense giftpack from amazon boo basket ideas

Use Amazon student discount for extra savings.