Monday, 15 October 2018  • Holidays,

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary, but it does need sweet treats. Every year on October 31st, you can look out of your window to see little kids dressed as goblins and princesses, going to door to door carrying their bags to collect their candy. Whether you’re going trick-or-treating, partying the night away in your costume, or staying in, make sure to stock up on candy for both you and your neighbors.

The History of Trick-or-Treating
While there are many theories on how Halloween and the tradition of trick-or-treating came to be, many agree that Halloween once looked very different than it does today. In 19th century Europe it is believed that people would go door-to-door in costumes for the holiday, much like we see today. However, rather than shouting “trick-or-treat” when their neighbors answered the door, the people in costume would recite verses in exchange for food. However, if they were denied or made to feel unwelcome they would warn of misfortune among the household.

Though Halloween’s roots run deep into Europe’s history, the holiday and its tradition of “trick-or-treating” did not enter North America until the late 1920’s. Even though the American traditions of the holiday maintain many of the same practices as we see today, the traditions were still a little different. During this time adults didn’t load up on packaged chocolate at the local Costco, but instead, they would give the kids different types of treats from homemade cookies to small toys. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that candy manufacturers began to promote their goods for the holiday.

What if we returned to the 1920’s way of celebrating the holiday with baked goods and fruit, while also finding a way to blend it with the 2018 celebration full of every kind of candy a child can dream of? Our baskets might provide the perfect mix for your celebrations this year! If you can’t be with your family this year, taking the little ones trick-or-treating, send them a gift basket to let them you know you wish you could join them. We have gift baskets in all price ranges, with all of the best goodies. We’re getting back to the 1920’s way of doing Halloween, offering a little bit of everything - even some wine for Mom and her friends!

Our Baskets

Send a Little Love
If you can’t be there to see the little ones go trick-or-treating or attend the annual costume party this year, a basket is the perfect way to be a little closer to the ones you love over the holidays. We know that the decision process can be a little daunting with so many great options to choose from, and that is why we make the rest of the process so easy on you. Simply choose your basket, and let us handle the rest.

Halloween Gift Baskets