Spooky stuff that doesn't fit neatly under any other single topic, including reviews of shops that sell a variety of spooky things.
York Ghosts are souvenirs, made and sold by the York Ghost Merchants in the historic city of York, UK. Since opening their doors in 2019 their popularity has grown - largely through the power of social media - making York Ghosts desirable collectables. This is a guide to some of the terminology around the ghosts for new collectors.
Many small spooky businesses are based outside of the UK or Europe, especially as Halloween is celebrated more obviously in the USA. Delivery can take a while and import costs to the UK can be expensive, but there are some really lovely items to be had. Here I'll list businesses I have bought from.Spooky Small Businesses (UK, Europe) Updated on July 12, 2021
There are a lot of very small spooky businesses selling unique items to decorate yourself or your home. Most are run by one or two people, and they are advertised primarily by recommendations on social media. Here I'll list ones I have bought from.Spooky Box Club Posted on March 30, 2020
Spooky Box Club is a UK based company which supplies mystery boxes on a subscription or single purchase basis. The contents are gothic, witchy, or otherwise spookily-themed, and the topic changes each month. Items from the boxes can be purchased seperately from their website, but they are much more expensive.October 31st Posted on March 30, 2020
October 31st is a year-round Halloween online shop based in the UK. It imports a lot of its stock from the USA. I have made several orders from there as their wide range includes hard-to-find decor items, homewares and a brilliant selection of spooky accessories.