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Spooky Gift Guide!

It’s that time of year again, there’s a chilly nip in the air and the evenings are suddenly drawing in much earlier than they were. Jumpers and woolly socks are unearthed like long lost friends from forgotten drawers and the treetops are beginning to turn beautiful hues of burnt orange.


The dark half of the year is upon us and it’s time for all things spooky to emerge and reclaim their place in the world.


Now, you should well know that things are always a little eerie here at Hannah Kate Makes but the joy I find in all things strange is embraced by so many more people at this time of year. Whether you share my fascination with the dark, or just love the autumn, this blog has you covered with gifts to suit all tastes from bizarre to spoopy.


What’s that? People don’t give gifts for Halloween?


Pah!


Let’s have not have that negativity here. Besides, a present to yourself is also a gift.


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First up, it’s me! I couldn’t really write a blog about gifts for the spooky season without shouting about my own wares!


My signature illustration Jack O’Lantern is the star at this time of the year, and you’ll find him in both sticker and pin badge form.


If you can’t decide how you’d like to take him home, check out my bundle offers and treat yourself to both!



Mari Lwyd will always be a firm favourite with lovers of skulls and folklore, while my latest Vintage Carnival characters will bring a splash of colour for those who aren’t a fan of purple, green and orange!


Hannah Kate Makes on Etsy.



Black and Tortie


By the magical fingers of the superbly talented paper artist, Lindsay, Black and Tortie gives unwanted books new life and other lost things are transformed into beautiful creations.


Her Autumn and Halloween Collection is wonderful with a host of stunning paper mushrooms to choose from, and a fab Hamlet Yorik Skull covered in quotes from the play.


I adore this set of paper pumpkins as a nod to Autumn in your home décor, with the colours bringing the perfect amount of warmth to a display.

If you’re after something less subtle and more on the sinister side, how could you resist these creepy crepe paper Eyeball Lilies?


Add them to a regular arrangement of flowers for a sneaky seasonal surprise or use them in a bunch as a statement centrepiece!


Black and Tortie on Folksy.




Marco Looks


Marc creates magical mood lifting art to brighten our day, as well as being a fabulous animation tutor, podcaster and graphic designer.


His Halloween collection is adorably spoopy and a perfect antidote to the super-scary décor out there.


Whether you’re after cute pumpkins, sweet ghosts or even a fan of creepy crawlies you will find something to love here.


You can find all of Marc’s Halloween designs as vinyl stickers and sticker sheets as well as art prints and mouse mats!


Why not cosy up with a hot chocolate and enjoy Boo’s encouragement from your coaster!


Marco Looks website.





Minifi’s Oddities


Fiona is a Nottinghamshire based artist and illustrator creating fabulous work in Lino pints. Her work encompasses my favourite things - myths, folklore and the macabre – all wrapped up in a terrific sense of humour!


Check out her miniature glass art for some gorgeous home decorations as well as finding her designs on a host of stickers, T-shirts and notebooks.


I love this chunky hand-painted Boo necklace for this time of year (or any time if I’m being honest) and it comes in a dazzling range of colourways to choose from.


My absolute favourite print from MiniFi’s Oddities has to be her Plague Doctor, seen here in badge form. It makes me giggle every time I see it.


MiniFi's Oddities website.


Shine On


The wonderful Victoria comes from a long line of crafty women and is the founder of Shine On, dainty jewellery that brings a little bit of extra sparkle to the world.


Shine On is the home of the Tiny Shinies!


You’ll find beautiful minimalist and nature inspired necklaces and earrings, handmade in sterling silver and copper, covering creatures from birds to octopus to dinosaurs!


From her Halloween range I love these tiny Witches Hat earrings. They’re a sweet and classy way to add a little of the spooky season to your outfit.


Why not compliment them with a deliciously dainty Ghost necklace? There are two styles to choose from and both are super cute!


Shine On website.



Tilly & Primrose


The Tilly & Primrose signature of colourful felt and laser cut wood creations are unmistakeable. They’re made by Holly and are a great way to add finishing touches to your home or event.


Her Autumn and Halloween collection is full of gorgeous warm orange and green hues, adorable pumpkins and leaves and fun spooky designs.


I love the versatility of these Gothic Windows, they can be propped on shelves, stuck in windows or even decorated with coloured papers! They’re perfect for Halloween or as a fun addition to a room all year round.


We all know how much I love a pumpkin, and these are super cute, with a cheeky smiley face and each with their own personality. They look fab popped on a shelf, filling a basket or used as part of a Halloween table centrepiece.


If pumpkins aren’t your thing (really?!) then you should also check out her ghosts and eyeballs!


Tilly & Primrose on Etsy.



I hope you enjoy perusing these quirky collections as you get into the mood for spooky season!


I’ll just be over here calculating how many pumpkins I can add to the studio…



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