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17 Budget-Friendly Spooky Basket Ideas for Your Girlfriend

If you’re looking for some spooky basket ideas for your girlfriend. No worries! You’ll find everything you need in order to make the ultimate haunted basket for your girlfriend in this article.

More importantly, all of these ideas are budget-friendly! So, take a look and see which spooky ideas you enjoy the most!

Spooky Basket Ideas for Your Girlfriend: Sweets and Treats

#1. Box Full of Candy


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If you’re looking for simple spooky basket ideas for your girlfriend, you can’t get any simpler than this!

All you have to do is buy a woven basket and a ton of small candy. If you’re on a tight budget, you should consider buying in bulk. You can even order some delightful Halloween treat bags online if you would like to make the basket look more appealing.

#2. Spooky Gummies


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When Halloween comes around, so do all the fun spider, ghost, and pumpkin-shaped gummies! Obviously, you should get as many different packs as you can, and dump them into the basket. Also, make sure to throw in a few fake spiders as well, just to keep up with the theme.

#3. Halloween Cookies

If your girlfriend isn’t a fan of gummies or candy, then perhaps some delicious cookies would be a better option. You can find plenty of pre-made ones, or, if you really want to surprise her, check out these spooky cookie recipes.

Fang Cookies


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For this recipe, you will need:

• Chocolate chip cookie dough (one tube)
• A can of vanilla frosting
• Food coloring (preferably red)
• One pack of mini marshmallows
• A few slivered almonds


• Preheat your oven to 350°.

• Add parchment paper to a baking sheet.

• Roll the cookie dough into balls (make them as small or large as you like)

• Place the cookie dough onto the baking sheets.

• Bake the cookies for approximately 12 minutes (or until they are golden)

• Allow them to cool down. Afterward, cut each cookie in half.

• Mix a few drops of food coloring into the vanilla frosting.

• Add a thin layer of the frosting to each cookie half

• Divide the cookie halves into two groups. For example, if you have 10 halves, divide them into two groups of 5.

• Put the mini marshmallows on the round part of one group of your cookies. The other group will remain without marshmallows.

• Put the marshmallow-less halves onto the halves with marshmallows.

• For the final touch, add the slivered almonds to create fangs.

Three-eyed Monster Cookies


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For this recipe, you will need:

• Vanilla cake mix (one box)

• Melted butter (6 tbsp)

• 2 eggs

• Powdered sugar (1/3 cup)

• Pure vanilla extract (1 tsp)

• Food coloring in a variety of colors

• Granulated sugar (1/2 cup)

• Candy eyeballs


• Preheat your oven to 350°.

• Add parchment paper to a baking sheet.

• Add the cake mix, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and stir until all the ingredients are combined.

• Divide the dough into however many food dyes you have, and place each part into a bowl.

• Add the food coloring to the dough, mixing one color for each bowl.

• Shape the dough into tablespoon-sized balls.

• Roll the ball-shaped dough into the granulated sugar.

• Arrange the dough onto the baking sheet.

• Bake approximately 10 – 12 minutes (or until the tops crack)

• While the cookies are warm, add three candy eyeballs to each piece.

#4. Box Full of Her Favorite Snacks


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Your girlfriend may not have a sweet tooth, so why not get her some snacks instead? There are tons of great snacks you can add to her Halloween basket, such as Doritos, Cheetos, Pringles, etc.

If you want to stick to a color theme, try to buy snacks with orange packaging. Alternatively, you can opt to buy her all her favorite snacks, which is probably the better option. That way you will show her you know what she likes.

Spooky Basket Ideas for Your Girlfriend: Things to Keep Her Warm

#5. Spooky Blankets


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Girls love blankets, so getting her a Halloween-themed one is bound to earn you some relationship points!

And lucky for you, there seems to be an endless variety of stunning Halloween blankets to choose from online! But of course, if you’d like to get her something that she can use all through the chilly season, you can go for an Autumn-themed blanket instead. Either way, she’ll love the thought!

#6. Fuzzy Socks


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Have you ever met a girl that doesn’t love wearing fuzzy socks as soon as summer is over? Probably not. So, obviously, adding a few pairs of spooky fuzzy socks to your girlfriend’s Halloween basket is not an option, it’s a must!

Again, you don’t have to get her only Halloween-themed socks. Instead, you can also add a few pairs of Autumn-themed socks as well.

#7. Spooky Beanie


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If your girlfriend likes Halloween but prefers understated clothing items, then adding a spooky beanie to her basket is a great idea. This way she’ll be joining in on the festivities, but she won’t stand out too much.

Even better, you can get a matching beanie for yourself as well!

Spooky Basket Ideas for Your Girlfriend: Miscellaneous Items

#8. Candles


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Candles are always a great gift idea, regardless of the holiday. However, if your girlfriend is really into candles, then you should consider getting some special ones.

In fact, you can fill the basket with small, fall-inspired ones, and add that special candle right in the middle.

#9. Halloween Plushies


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Toys aren’t just for kids. Although teddy bears are a classic choice, it’s best if you choose a cute pumpkin or ghost or bat plushie for this occasion. Best of all, you can find plenty of adorable plushies online.

#10. Mini Velvet Pumpkins


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If your girlfriend loves Autumn decor, then you just have to get her some mini velvet pumpkins! These beautiful decorations come in all sorts of colors and can look amazing in your home all year round!

#11. Basket Full of Fun


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If you’re both into games, then you’ve got it made! Get your girlfriend some spooky board games for Halloween, and you can spend the entire night playing them together.

What’s more, you can even throw in a few prizes to make things a bit more interesting. For example, candy is always a great idea for a prize, as are snacks. On the other hand, you can add in some homemade coupons if you’d like to get creative. You can write down “one free massage” or “one free breakfast in bed”. Basically, anything that seems like a fun prize.

#12. Make-up and Self Care


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Does your girlfriend love to collect make-up? If so, then buying her a Fall-inspired shadow palette is a great idea! Alternatively, if she isn’t a fan of orange and brown tones, it would be better to go with some colors she does enjoy. You can even create a theme-based basket.

If, for example, she likes the color purple, you can add some purple lipstick, a palette with different shades of purple, and some purple nail polish (you get the idea).

As for self-care, it’s always best to play it safe. Pick out some things you know she will like. Your basket could contain:

• Face masks

• Body lotion

• Bath bombs

• Bubble baths

• Bath salts

Also, if you’re planning on purchasing her makeup, you should also consider throwing in some make-up brushes as well.

#13. Scary Movies


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If your girlfriend is a scary movie buff, then obviously, you will need to fill her Halloween basket with some classics!

Here are a few great suggestions for you to start with:

• Halloween

• Friday the 13th

• Carrie

• The Thing

• The Shining

• Pet Sematary

• The Exorcist

If you want to make the basket even better, throw in a poster of her favorite horror movie, and throw in some microwave popcorn. Now you can enjoy a spooky movie night together!

#14. Horror Novels


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Your girlfriend may prefer to read horror books rather than watch horror movies. So, if that’s the case, check out this list of horror novels to get an idea of what to look for.

Spooky Basket Ideas for Your Girlfriend: Handmade Items

#15. Handmade Jewelry


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Obviously, you can opt to buy your girlfriend some jewelry for Halloween, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, wouldn’t it be better to make her something yourself?

For example, you can make some cute spiderweb earrings. You will need:

• One pair of hoop earrings

• Some non-stretch nylon bead string

• Black rhinestones (self-adhesive)

• Glass and bead adhesive

• A needle

• Some black thread


• Start by double-knotting the end of some bead string to one part of the hoop earrings.

• Wrap the string around the edge of the earring wire to create the web. Pull the string through itself and continue wrapping the string around the wire until you’ve completed the first layer.

• Add a needle to your thread and push it through the first layer.

• Make sure to wrap the thread twice around the needle, then pull it through.

• Keep threading downward through the line of knots in order to create several layers.

• When you get to the middle, tie off the center and make sure to cut off any excess thread.

• Then, cut 4 pieces of black thread to create dangly spider legs.

• Add the self-adhesive rhinestone to your spider legs and secure with glue if needed.

• Place the finished spider onto your web earrings and add a drop of glue to the back in order to secure the rhinestone.

#16. Photo Collage


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The great thing about photo collages is that anyone can make them. This is a low-effort present, however, it’s one that she’s bound to adore.

You can also add a special Halloween-themed frame if you like. There are plenty of nice ones available online, but you can also thrift one and repaint it if you’re on a tight budget.

As for the pictures, it’s completely up to you. But, wouldn’t it be adorable if you made a collage of all your couple’s Halloween costumes over the years?

Or, you can just add some cute pictures of the both of you if you prefer. Either way, she’ll really appreciate the thought!

Spooky Basket Ideas for Your Girlfriend: Bonus Idea

#17. Basket Full of Everything!


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If you love all the spooky basket ideas for your girlfriend listed in this article, and you’re having a difficult time deciding which one to go with, why not do them all?

Get a big basket (or box if you prefer) and fill it with all the things you think she’ll love. Add some sweets, snacks, candles, clothing and blankets, movies, books, handmade items, toys, basically anything that comes to mind. The fuller the basket the better!

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