Ten Best Halloween Gifts And Treats: Are You Mad For Monsters? A Fang Fiend?

Ten Best Halloween Gifts And Treats: Are You Mad For Monsters? A Fang Fiend?

It’s that most wonderful time of the year, full of creepy, crawly, scary ghoulish delights. Those crazy creatives on Melrose naturally embrace the Halloween season and offer plenty of ways to add to the fun. So, if you’re hosting a monster bash, hitting the streets for treats, or staying home with a Scream marathon and all the candy, we’ve got some suggestions for adding to your dark celebration.

ATOMIC CITY

Ward off the descendants of Vlad with a gorgeous, handmade gothic crucifix necklace from Atomic City. Not only is it a stunning statement piece, but it’ll keep your sweet neck safe from any bloodsucker that visits in the night.

ATOMIC CITY
7612 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.653.7533

COLD ROLLED ICE CREAM

If, for you, this holiday is all about the treats, then go big. And cold. Offering seasonal flavors and add-ins, Cold Rolled Ice Cream will have something so great for Halloween you’ll wonder what possessed them.

COLD ROLLED ICE CREAM
7266 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.452.0881
https://www.coldrolledicecream.com/

CVS

Be prepared for the onslaught of already sugar-fueled kids attacking your doorbell with a massive stash of the good stuff from CVS. They’ve got all the classic candies in perfect snack size. Don’t be the house that runs out by 6pm.

CVS
7500 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.782.4209
www.cvs.com/store-locator

GOLDEN APPLE COMICS

While handing out comic books would be like the most epic Halloween move ever, this is not the one to share. This is primo collection of creep from Golden Apple Comics: a 1967 issue of Creepy Magazine, full of vintage (the best!) supernatural scare and illustration.

GOLDEN APPLE COMICS
7018 Melrose Ave Los Angeles 90038
323.658.6047
https://goldenapplecomics.com/

HOUSE OF INTUITION

At the month’s end, the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. It’s the perfect time to honor your ancestors with this special ritual candle from House of Intuition. Celebrate their lives and your memories with this dressed, all-natural burner.

HOUSE OF INTUITION
7749 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
213.413.8300
https://houseofintuitionla.com/

JAPAN LA

Endorsing this plush fleece onesie for your decision to stay home and freak yourself out with horror movie night (or go ahead and play Monster Hunter until the sun comes up). This unisex airou kigurumi from Japan LA will keep you safe and warm, no matter what.

JAPAN LA
7320 ½ Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.5201
https://www.japanla.com/

LASER KITTEN

Costumes are hard. Pins are easy. These enamel beauts at Laser Kitten say quite a bit about your love of the season. Bondage ghost has a gemstone harness for fancy play, dancing pumpkin man is so happy autumn’s here, and if glitter blood is for all the glam kids.

LASER KITTEN
7600 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
https://laserkitten.com/

MAYA HOLLYWOOD

Every day can be Halloween with some frighteningly fanciful wall décor from Maya Hollywood. With dozens of colorful masks to choose from, you can scare up something unique to delight, inspire, or protect the energy in your home.

MAYA HOLLYWOOD
7360 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.655.2708
http://www.mayahollywood.com

MONSTER A GOGO

Great for everyday use, also doubling as an nth level candy bag, this official Goosebumps G splat purse from Monster a GoGo is definitely a treat for yourself. Glitter green, satin lining, shoulder strap – it’s a perfectly fashionable fright!

MONSTER A GOGO
7361 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.655.7337
https://store.kreepsville666.com/

NECROMANCE

Having a live bat hanging around the house probably isn’t a good possibility for most people, but a freeze dried one is a legit option. This common Indonesian bat is only 5 ½ inches long but is quite a collectible for any darkling taken by these legendary creatures of the night.

NECROMANCE
7220 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.8684

SPITFIRE GIRL

Get the masquerade party started (or close out the night) with a toast to the spirits in these gold skull shot glasses. Available at Spitfire Girl, this four-pack comes in a cool retro-looking gift box.

SPITFIRE GIRL
7401 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90046
323.424.7340
https://www.spitfiregirl.com/

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.