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Can’t Stop Eating Halloween Candy? 14 Inedible Treats to Give to Trick-Or-Treaters This Year

Skip the sweets this year. Gift fun instead.


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If you find yourself eating mini Twix bars around the clock in the days leading up to Halloween, you’re not alone. And you may want to consider picking up some trick-or-treat swag that won’t tempt you or the kiddos. We’ve rounded up a bunch of affordable inedible treat ideas. Best part? No need to stress about food allergies.

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Glow and Slap Bracelets
Price: $9.88/100 glow bracelets, $19.99/50 slap bracelets
They’re cute, fun and easy to find! Plus, a little neon pop of color will keep them visible while they trick-or-treat.

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Bubbles
Price: $3.48/box of 24
Bubbles are a classic, and never go out of style.

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Coloring and Activity Pages
Price: $0.35/each
Hand out mini coloring books or print activity pages. Roll up the pages and tie black and orange ribbons around them.

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Stickers
Price: $6.99/75-100 stickers
Grab a variety to accommodate age ranges, like Disney, emoji and glow in the dark stickers. Put a few in mini treat bags and you’re good to go.

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Party Noise Makers
Price: $10/pack of 48
C’mon, how funny would it be to hear these down the street?

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Crayons and Markers
Price: $4.99/96 crayons, $2.79/10 markers
Grab three or four from the box, wrap them in black and orange ribbon and drop a bundle in each bag.

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Fidget Spinners
Price: $9.98/dozen
These little devices are a great distraction or plaything for each kid (and they also help some kids focus!).

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Bouncy Balls
Price: $0.29/each
These suckers can bounce on and on forever, and they come in fun colors and designs.

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Temporary Tattoos
Price: $9.99/30 sheets
Hand out funky designs and encourage a little (washable) creativity.

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Pencil Top Erasers
Price: $9.99/pack of 50
There are so many to choose from—animals, candy, butterflies and more.

 

Extra special treats for about $1 each and up (they make great party favors, too!)

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LED Rings and Footballs
Price: $11.99-18.99/dozen
The kids can stay aglow as the evening gets darker. These lil’ gems might also be the perfect enhancement for their costumes.

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Gift ’Ems
Price: $2.31/pack of 3
These mini gift boxes open up to uncover dolls from different countries—a fun way to teach kids about cultures all over the world.

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Small Smooshers​
Price: $1/each
These soft, squishy toys—shaped as donuts, macaroons and more—double as a keychain. Kids can accessorize their backpacks, too.

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The Grossery Gang
Price: $32.99/pack of 30
Pop one of these figures of stinky food items with funny faces in the kids’ bags.

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