How many times have you asked yourself, what do I get for the mystical being that has everything? Some days you may question why you bother to be friends with monsters who merely growl at your attempts to get them the perfect gift.
For supernatural gift-giving ideas for witches, zombies, and werewolves check out the first part of this series. If you’re wracking your brain to find a gift for a cryptid, ghost, or banshee, you can stop torturing yourself. Here are some presents you can get for that special supernatural someone in your life.
Light a Fire for your Cryptid Friends
Are your Bigfoot and Swamp Monster mates constantly complaining about how hard it is to meet someone? Well, there’s a map for that. Tinder sounds like a great idea, unless you live in the woods. In such living conditions, a 25ʺ ⨉ 19ʺ screenprinted map on archival paper is a much better way to find the Cryptid of your dreams. Hog Island Press offers a Cryptozoological map of Monsters in America for $25. Bessie and Champ can make a plan to meet in the middle of the St. Lawrence Seaway. North Carolina’s Knobby may think there’s no one out there, but a journey down to Florida to meet a Skunk Ape could be a life-changing experience. Bonus—even numbers of guests at your next dinner party!
Share Some Spooky Stories
Victorians were obsessed with ghosts, and who could blame them? Spirits love nothing more than to hang around and share secrets of the past and future. A favorite of Victorian apparitions were Margaret and Kate Fox, the spiritualists known as the Fox Sisters. Any ghosts you know would love to read an account of the birth of spiritualism. For $9.50 the Hydesville Ghost Pack includes a reprint of the book A Report on the Mysterious Noises Heard in the House of Mr. John D. Fox, which collects the accounts of neighbors of the Fox Family following the ghostly events of March 31, 1848. This pack also includes a color postcard of the Fox cottage, parchment bookmark, and other fun assorted items. The pack comes pre-wrapped in paper and string, ready for gift-giving. The Hydesville Ghost Pack will give any spirit hours of distraction.
Soothing the Sore Throat of a Banshee
Banshees aren’t the easiest of friends to have. All that wailing makes it hard to sustain a conversation. And no one wants to attend a party with a harbinger of death. But when you befriend a banshee, it’s for life, however short that life may be. There’s nothing like a gift to momentarily lift the veil of a banshee’s constant sadness. The UK shop Hoxton Street Monster Supplies makes a present specifically for banshees—Banshee Balls. These powerful sweets, only £4, will soothe and restore a banshee’s throat after excessive screeching, keening, and howling. If you’re spending time in the Irish fairy realm, be sure to bring Banshee Balls in order to enjoy some peace and quiet on a Sunday afternoon. Another favorite gift for banshees is Salt Made from Tears of Sorrow. This delectable gift, made from tears of abject sorrow and collected at moments of complete misery, is available for only £7.50. Who better than a banshee can truly appreciate sorrow-infused salt?
This is the 2nd part in our series Gifts for the Supernatural Creature in Your Life. For more tips on monster gift-giving check out the Part 1 in the series. What gifts have you given to the supernatural monsters you care about the most? Tell us in the comments.