It’s August, and you know what that means! Halloween merch is out! We’ll be putting together more in-depth guides to the various stores over the next week or so, but here is an overview of some of our favorite items. The glory days of high-end Halloween items seems to be over. While Pottery Barn and William Sonoma still have some items, this year (unless there is a second wave to be released) Pier 1 has the best selection. At the lower end of the price spectrum, Target has some great stuff, as usual, while Michaels and Joann Fabrics have a more modest selection.
There’s a lot of great stuff this year, but my most likely to buy item is this cake stand because it will complement similar items I have from Pottery Barn from past years.
A reduced selection compared to last year. Top of my list is the skull stand. I already have a Pottery Barn drink dispenser, so this will complete the set.
Not much this year, but this ghost mug is very cute. I can see myself sipping tea from this any time of the year.
This year, the collection is separated into three themed categories. Our goth souls love black and purple, so the “Dark Wonder” collection is my favorite. Of the collection, this pendent lamp is one of the pricier items, but it is also one of the most likely to get year-round use.
Michaels has also divided its Halloween offerings into themes, and it is probably no surprise that “Midnight Manor” is our favorite. This palmistry hand would be a great addition to our collection.
While they have a decent selection of decor items, the real reason you go to Joann’s is the fabric. Halloween is the time to stock up on spooky fabric for a year’s worth of crafting. I’m thinking this flannel with R2D2 in a ghost costume will make some excellent winter pajamas.
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