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Top Kitchen Tools Celebrity Chefs Can’t Live Without

If you have a chef on your holiday shopping list, they already have drawers and cabinets full of kitchen tools. Unless they provide you with a detailed list of exactly what they want this year (who does that?), you’re probably searching for just the perfect gift.

Without a clue, what do you get for the person who has everything? Watch any cooking channel on cable TV or the internet, and you will see a variety of kitchen tools highlighted by celebrity chefs. Informercials play at 4:00 a.m., professing the greatest thing since Betty White (she came before sliced bread, you know). They make it look so easy.

The truth of the matter is that not all kitchen “helpers” actually help a chef in the kitchen. Since you can’t try out everything on the market, we did that for you on several new and some older kitchen tools.

Gadgets, Gizmos, and All the Best Kitchen Tools

Gadgets and gizmos are useless to the person that doesn’t need them. If your chef can slice and dice with a knife faster than a manual food chopper, you can leave that off your shopping list. Although these tappy choppers can be very efficient for a novice, they may slow down a more experienced cook.

How do you know which gadgets and gizmos might be great and which ones will flop? You could always ask them for a list, but that may be a futile gesture as they say, “Surprise me.”

Watch them when they are not in the kitchen. Take a walk in the kitchen section of a department store. See where they stop to gaze longingly. What items are making them drool? Do they want an Instant Pot? Did that new French Press grab their attention?

What cooking shows do they watch? The celebrity chefs always have a favorite tool they use on almost every show. That new set of spoonulas might make them smile with joy.

The best gadget may not even be for cooking. With no sous chef running behind them to clean up, every chef needs products to make cleaning up easier. You may want to consider stocking stuffers to make clean up easier:

As you can see, kitchen gadgets aren’t always related to food prep. Check with your chef. If they aren’t helpful in providing you a gift list, watch them for a bit. They will reveal their “perfect gift” to you.

Pots, Pans, and All the Basics

Pots and pans are available in sets or as individual pieces. The price difference is going to be a big point. Sets are designed to create a larger ticket-item and provide the convenience of easy selection. For most day-to-day kitchen enthusiasts, they are a great solution.

Unfortunately, for more advanced cooks, standard sets are often lacking in versatility. Some people like T-Fal cookware sets, some people prefer OrGreenic cookware. While these contain a classic selection of popular sizes and configurations, many advanced chefs are dissatisfied with sets.

The best way to find out is to ask your cook if they have a preferred manufacturer. Otherwise, you may be filling up their cabinet with items they will never use. Some of the more popular brands include Calphalon, Cuisinart, All-Clad, and Paderno.

While each brand has its sales pitch, they range from inexpensive to requiring a second mortgage. Some are stainless steel, and others have non-stick ceramic surfaces. Hammered Copper is yet another choice.

Because of the differences, we recommend asking your chef a few basic questions:

  1. Do you have a favorite finish (stainless, non-stick, copper, cast iron)?
  2. What sizes and styles of pots and/or pans do you want?
  3. Is there a particular brand that you prefer?
  4. Would a gift card be better so you can choose your own?
  5. If a gift card, do you have a preferred store or online outlet?

Once you get your chef talking, making your gift list should become more manageable.

Chefs and Their Favorite Kitchen Tools

For essential tools, culinary schools recommend starting with three knives: the paring knife for small jobs, a chef’s knife for chopping, and a bread knife for sawing. Although many chefs will have 10 or more knives in their sets, you can accomplish all kitchen tasks with the 3 essential knives.

Other non-negotiable items, according to most chefs, include:

  • Cutting boards
  • Non-stick pans in a variety of sizes
  • Cast iron pans and Dutch ovens
  • Stainless steel pots and pans in various sizes
  • A blender and an immersion blender
  • Food processor
  • Wooden cooking utensils
  • Wire whisks (or silicone whisks)
  • Silicone spatulas
  • Vegetable peeler

Honorable mention goes to the Salad Spinner, Instant Pot (pressure cooker), digital thermometer, and a Microplane (very fine grater). While you can live without many of these items in the kitchen, having them does make the job of meal preparation much more effortless.

When it comes to working chefs, simple items reign, as the three items Chef Katie Button cannot do without, are all manual. She likes the KORIN Japanese Can Opener (Ganji Kankiri) to open any shape can. Her other go-to items are Joyce Chen Scissors and the Atlas Pepper Mill.

If you ask TV chef Rachel Ray, she will always say that the one must-have item in her kitchen is a large cutting board. The bigger, the better. Italian chef Giada De Laurentiis swears by her wooden spoons. Several chefs require a good mortar and pestle in their kitchen.

Stocking up your chef’s kitchen doesn’t mean grabbing the biggest, most expensive gadget on the shelf. Depending on their needs, it might just mean a stocking full of handy little items that make the overall chore of meal preparation easier.

Back to the Future or Already Gone

When it comes to electric gadgets and gizmos, there is a vast array that promises everything to the moon and back. So the question becomes, should you strap yourself into the DeLorean with Biff’s millions and go to the future in search of a nitrogen bath for instantly freezing your ice cream?

In most cases, the answer will be no. Your favorite home chef probably has much simpler desires. Unless your home has a commercial-grade kitchen with almost unlimited storage and prep area, you probably want to pare your list down to items that will fit in drawers or cabinets when not in use.

Although futuristic gadgets make good viewing on timed kitchen shows, they aren’t always practical around the home. A shortcut gadget that is used once a year is nothing more than a dust collector. To assist with kitchen cleaning duties, avoid things that won’t receive frequent use.

Sticking to everyday items will also allow you to gift more than one huge, expensive item. You can stuff a stocking and also make your chef open 52 gifts from under the tree while you laugh at their frustration.

Breaking Down the Kitchen Tools

Because there are so many products out there, we couldn’t possibly review or list them all. We looked at a wide array of products in price ranges from five dollars and up. Professional and celebrity chefs have recommended the products as their go-to kitchen items. While some serve a specific purpose, others are universal and have a variety of different applications.

We split our choices into four primary groups:

  • Slicers, dicers, and choppers
  • Garnishing tools for a decorative touch
  • Slow cookers, crock pots, and Dutch ovens
  • Instant Pots, air fryers, and other speed cookers

We’ve already covered the importance of knives, pots, and pans. Since those are often a more personal choice, we left them out of our final discussion of handy kitchen tools.

Dicing, slicing, and keeping your fingers

Knives, peeling gadgets, slicers, and dicers are among the kitchen’s most dangerous tools. Their first hazard is that they are, of necessity, very sharp. Secondly, they are often used in a manner they weren’t designed for. Who hasn’t tried to speed peel 15 potatoes using their mandolin slicer?

If your cook is a shortcut taker, investing in a chain mail glove to help with slicing and dicing chores might be a wise choice. They may never use it, but your conscience will be clear as you sit in the emergency room with them awaiting stitches. Additionally, it will offer you a lifetime of “I told you so” argument-winning one-liners.

The more straightforward way, though, is to invest in safer tools for your chef. Rather than that old plane-style mandoline slicer, get them one with a safety guide, adjustable cutting depths, blade storage, and versatility. Many mandoline slicers offer slice, dice, and shred features, making it one of the most used items in the cabinet.

If electric is your chef’s go-to rather than using manual kitchen tools, consider an excellent all-purpose food processor. Many have features that perform the same tasks as mandoline slicers and are much quicker with a skilled user. They are heavier on the clean-up task list, though, so remember this warning if you do the dishes.

The largest of the kitchen problems is often not how sharp a tool is, but how dull. If your chef prefers to do the chopping, slicing, and dicing with a knife, consider a knife sharpening kit or tool. Available in electric or manual models, these will keep your chef’s knives sharp and accurate all year.

Oooooo — Fancy art or just a carrot?

Lavish food creations can decorate a festive table or frustrate a perfectionist chef. While it does take some time, patience, and lots of carrots, a garnishing tool kit might be the right item for your kitchen artist.

For the simple embellishments, a small stocking-stuffer set of utensils. Kits are available from small, to mid-grade, to will they ever use all those things. For the more advanced artist, a multi-tool all-purpose kit with everything to make a beautiful table display.

If your artist wants to try their hand at ice sculpture carving, standard tools are usually available in the hardware department rather than kitchenware. But you can protect their hands with some super grippy insulated gloves.

Whether your kitchen artist does pumpkins, watermelons, carrots, or cucumbers, having the right tools for their passion is a big plus. Use care in selecting tools and make sure they come with adequate directions or add a book to the package. Exploring techniques and cool little slices that magically turn into a rose is a fantastic way to display food.

Dump it in and walk away

We’re not going to delve deeply into this category. Most chefs already have an idea of what they want here, including a favorite brand or style. Crockpots and Dutch ovens are easy to use. If you want something to dump an entire meal into and walk away, then a crockpot is the way to go.

Dutch ovens are a little trickier but are suitable for use on the stovetop, in the oven, or even on an open fire. That allows for more versatility than a crockpot (which requires electricity). Dutch ovens are traditionally cast iron, but some are heavy-duty ceramics. They can be an excellent addition to a kitchen.

Does it really cook that fast?

This is another category where a cook normally has a specific brand in mind. If they gave you a make and model number on their list, stick to that. The features can vary from one to another, and this category is not one to scrimp and save a few dollars for the cheaper version.

Yes, Instant Pots and air fryers really do cook food that quickly. The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, meaning that trapped steam’s stored energy aids in the cooking process. The air fryer uses forced air to circulate through the cooking area. Both methods significantly speed cooking times.

Wrapping It Up with a Purty Bow

After researching, exploring professional chefs’ favorites, and checking all the kitchen gadgets out there, we arrived at one startling conclusion. Most professional chefs do have a go-to gadget or utensil. The surprising part was that many of them swear by the items that fall in lower price ranges.

Our parting bit of advice to gift shoppers looking to enhance a chef’s collection of tools is to keep it simple. Look at the types of foods your cook prepares and get tools and equipment that will make their tasks easier. If a potato peeler is needed, a fancy air fryer won’t help complete the task.

If you enjoyed this discussion about kitchen gadgets, drop us a line in the comments. What is your kitchen go-to?

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18 Best Gifts for Grandkids That You Can Afford on a Budget

Perhaps this year than ever before, grandparents face a tight budget when it comes to buying gifts for grandkids. When there is little money to spend, it can make you feel as if you are cheating your grandkids, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

There is an excellent range of gift options on the market that don’t cost an arm and a leg and will tickle your grandchildren no matter their ages.

How to Shop on a Budget

If this year is bringing about the struggle with how to cut back on Christmas gifts for grandkids and them not noticing, it can help to follow advice from Today, which is to put the focus on giving and not receiving.

When you look at finding gifts for grandkids in this way, it can help you to avoid focusing on the amount you spend. It makes it much easier to focus on the quality or value of the gift, which can make you feel better and erase any sense of disappointment you may feel for not being able to spend a bunch of money.

U.S. News and World Report suggests thinking more about what your grandkids need and want to help direct you towards a single gift that will make them happy. When you choose a gift that you tailor to your grandchild’s individual personality, it will be sure to win their approval.

Gifts by Age Group

One of the hardest things about choosing gifts is figuring out what will work for that child based on his or her age. This is why it is a good idea to shop based on the age group in which your grandchildren fit. Doing this helps to ensure that you choose usable gifts.

If you try to buy a gift suited for a five-year-old for your two-year-old grandchild, it can spell disaster. Not only will it probably be something he or she can’t understand, but it may also pose a safety hazard.

While you may not know exactly what age group matches which toy, we’ve tried to help you out by offering popular gift choices for six different age groups.

Gifts for Grandkids Ages 2 and under

It is likely if you need gifts for grandkids when you have a lot of grandkids that you will have at least one who is under the age of two. This is a tough age, as you need to be aware of limitations and safety.

Fisher Price Chatter Telephone

The Fisher Price Chatter Telephone is a classic toy that has always been a winner for young children. It features a retro phone styling with noises, moving parts, and wheels that allow a child to pull it along.

The toy is great for boosting imagination and encouraging children to get up and move.

Green Toys Dump Truck

The Green Toys Dump Truck has a unique design made from environmentally friendly materials. It is a safe option with no BPA. The bright red and yellow coloring is stimulating.

The moving parts make playing with the truck fun and exciting for the little ones. It is also incredibly durable and easy to clean, which will make parents happy.

WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Puppet

Bringing you one of the biggest hit songs to come about in ages for very young fans, the Baby Shark puppet is sure to bring plenty of smiles. It also encourages parents to play with their children.

The puppet will sing the beloved “Baby Shark” song by Pinkfong when its mouth moves, speeding up or down with the speed of movement.

Gifts for Grandkids Ages 3 to 5

Children in this age group are often exploring and learning about the world around them. You can find many budget gifts for grandkids of this age that helps feed their zest for life.

Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio

Play-Doh is a welcome toy for three to five-year-olds because it has so many of the features they love. It’s squishy. It lets them use their imaginations, and it allows them to be creative.

The Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio encompasses this generation’s love of technology, bringing everything together for fantastic fun. Kids can create something with their Play-Doh and then bring it to life in the studio using their smart device.

Don’t Step in It

Being silly and having fun is what the Don’t Step in It game is all about. Kids will love the crazy fake poop they have to dodge while blindfolded. It is sure to bring hours of squeals and laughs. It is even a game that a child can play alone or adults can join in on.

Battat Dalmatian Vet Kit

Kids love to pretend they are doing adult things, and what better way to help them to explore and discover what they love than giving them the chance to pretend play being a vet.

Children who love dogs will get a kick out of this realistic vet kit that includes a dog, carrying cage, and various medical and grooming tools.

Gifts for Grandkids Ages 6 to 8

Once your grandkids reach the ages six to eight, you can begin to introduce a wider range of toys. There are fewer restrictions as they are learning at an exceptional rate and starting to show their diverse interests, which can give you insight into what they may enjoy.

Spirograph

If you have a budding artist, look no further than the classic Spirograph. Anyone can make beautiful art pieces with this toy.

The interlocking gears and wheels allow for various setups that let your grandchild create whatever his or her heart desires. It comes in a collector’s tin that makes it simple to keep the parts organized.

Hasbro Operation

Another classic, Hasbro Operation, is a blast for kids to play. Even adults may have a good time reliving their own childhood fun by playing.

Trying to get the small “body parts” out without setting off the buzzer is very nostalgic and, at the same time, something that will tickle the new generation.

Discovery Mindblown Gem Mining Kit

For the little scientist in your life, the Discovery Mindblown Gem Mining Kit is the perfect choice.

The kit includes all the tools your grandkid needs to mine away at the included block to uncover gems and natural stones that he or she can then study and identify. It is a controlled way for a child to explore and learn about geology.

Gifts for Grandkids Ages 9 to 10

As your grandkids become older in age, it is much easier to find gifts that match their interests. Those in this age group are often incredibly social, so choosing gifts that they can share usually works out well.

Hasbro Connect 4

The class Connect 4 game is a nice way to stimulate young minds while encouraging playful competition. It is reasonably simple to play, trying to get four discs of your color, either red or black, in a row.

However, it takes a lot of skill to win the game, especially if you play with a measurable adversary. Connect 4 is ideal for hours of fun for people of all ages.

Go Glam Nail Salon

Who doesn’t love a little pampering? The Go Glam Nail Salon lets your grandchild explore his or her creative side through various nail patterns and colors.

The special Go Glam nail polish is non-toxic and easy to remove. The included pattern pods only work on this nail polish, so there should be little mess. Kids can create manicures and pedicures for up to 125 nails.

Watch Ya’ Mouth Family Edition

Nothing is as goofy as a game of Watch Ya’ Mouth. Based on a viral video craze, this game uses dental cheek retractors to create a silly situation.

The goal is to try to get others to guess what you are saying with the retractor in your mouth. It may seem easy, but it is sure to result in hilarious misunderstandings that make this game a blast to play.

Gifts for Grandkids Age 11 to 13

As you start to look for gifts for older grandkids, it can become rather tricky to stick to your budget. We’ve managed to find a few for ages 11 to 13 that should bring smiles to their faces without costing you too much money.

Kanoodle

Kanoodle is an interesting game of strategy and deep thinking. By using puzzle pieces, your grandchild will try to recreate different patterns. It is a single-player game that comes with its own carrying case.

The game helps a child to improve problem-solving, strategic, and critical thinking skills. The game comes with a playing book and instructions.

Rory’s Story Cubes

If you have a future author in your family, then Rory’s Story Cubes will be a hit. The concept is simple. You roll the 9-faced dice, which will give you different ideas that you will then use to tell a story. The dice act as prompts, but the story is all up to the players.

These cubes are a great way to encourage a budding writer, and they work as a family game that you can take anywhere to play anytime.

BONAOK Karaoke Microphone

When you have a grandkid that loves to sing and put on shows, the BONAOK Karaoke Microphone is a winning gift idea. It features flashing lights and a 3-layer filter to produce an amazing performance.

The microphone is wireless and connects to Android or Apple systems. It has extraordinary sound and can also serve as a speaker or light system.

Gifts for Grandkids 14 and older

When you have older grandkids in their teens, it can be a real struggle to find something they will enjoy. You may even scour the ends of the internet to find gifts for young adult grandkids who have everything. Well, you can relax because we’ve found a few options that should work for any teen.

Exploding Kittens Card Game

Morbid hilarity is the only way to explain the Exploding Kittens Card Game. The concept here is like a game of Russian roulette where players draw cards in hopes of not getting an exploding kitten that will end their life in the game.

While you may not understand why this is funny, your grandkids will have a blast (no pun intended) playing. The game encourages the use of strategy to be the last player to avoid the exploding kittens.

Rainbow Socks Sushi Socks Box

Funny enough, teens seem to love socks for gifts, especially when they have a theme, like the Rainbow Socks Sushi Socks. The box comes looking just like a plate of sushi. It is incredibly cute and perfect for both boys and girls.

The socks are 80% cotton and come to fit a range of sizes. When out of the box, they are colorful socks reminiscent of traditional sushi designs without being too on the money.

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

It’s hard to get away from technology when shopping for a teen, but many options are way too expensive for a grandparent on a budget. However, the Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook won’t make you faint when you see the price.

It is also a highly usable gift that your grandchild should get a lot of use out of. It comes with 36 reusable pages. Your grandchild can upload the pages to a cloud service to save what they wrote before wiping clean with just water.

Time to Hit the Store

Now that you have some wonderful gift ideas, it’s time to start shopping. Remember, if you want to skip the crowds and buy online, you need to ensure you shop in time to allow for shipping.

Even if you do go to the store in person, you want to shop early because the gifts on our list are quite popular this year and could sell out fast.

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Top 20 Halloween Yard Decoration Ideas for Your Home

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year.  I mean, what’s not to love about epic pet getups, adorable kid costumes, dressing up, putting really cool makeup on, and going to scary themed house parties? Let’s not forget all of the awesome Halloween yard decoration ideas on display.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already been checking out all of your neighbors’ Halloween decorations.

Heck, you may even be looking to steal a couple of Halloween yard decorating ideas for your own house, or at least get some inspiration. After all, you don’t want your home to be the only one not getting in on the fun.

Top 20 Halloween Yard Decoration Ideas

Do you have a hard time choosing Halloween yard decorations for your yard? With so many choices nowadays, we get it.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out the list of our top Halloween yard ideas below.

1. Cacoon corpse

If you’re looking to make trick or treaters jump out of their skin, this cacoon corpse will do the trick! That’s because this 6-foot mesh wrapped corpse does more than just hang around. As soon as noise is detected, it lets out a terrible cry, and its eyes begin to glow! It will catch everyone off guard.

Your little candy consumers will wish they had asked for a treat only!

2. Trick or treat banner

Not all Halloween yard decoration ideas are scary. In fact, we picked this trick or treat banner because it’s so full of friendly Halloween spunk. It’s a great addition to any porch or doorway if you want a less scary experience for the kiddos.

3. Hanging talking witch

Halloween is the perfect night for witches to cast their spells. So, what better way to add fright to this festive night than to have a witch hanging around?

Not just any witch, though.

This 6-foot hanging witch is full of animated fright. Plus, it’s lightweight and easy to store until next year. If you’d like to add this to your spooky Halloween yard decoration ideas, you can purchase one here.

4. Giant spider and web

Tiny, harmless spiders are enough to make almost anyone run in the opposite direction. Just imagine the reactions you’ll get with this eight-legged furry creature hanging around.

I think it’s safe to assume that greeting trick or treaters with this giant spider and web is sure to gain some serious Halloween points.

5. Nightcrawler

If you want to have one of the scariest houses on the block, then this item is a must-have! This animated nightcrawler is sure to scare any passerby with its glowing red eyes and terrifying growl. You can get this super scary animated nightcrawler here.

6. Hanging skeleton ghost 

Not all cool Halloween yard decoration ideas need to be over the top. This Halloween hanging skeleton ghost is a perfect example! Not only does it light up and make creepy screams when it senses noise, but it’s also lightweight and easy to hang.

If you’re looking for a scary Halloween decoration without all the fuss, this is an excellent addition to your Halloween yard decoration ideas.

7. Inflatable ghost with a pumpkin

Halloween yard decoration ideas don’t have to be frightening to get your neighbors’ attention. This light-up inflatable ghost and pumpkin duo is sure to be a hit with the neighborhood kids. Plus, its friendly wave and warm smiles are perfect for greeting the trick or treaters.

If you love this Halloween inflatable as much as I do, you can grab one here.

8. Creepy animated  clown

Do you want to turn your yard into a totally terrifying experience? Then check out this creepy animated clown. Not only does this scary clown talk, but it also has a rotating head, moving arms, and sinister red eyes that flash.

9. Tombstones

With these tombstones in your yard, visitors will be shaking in their boots. After all, Halloween is the perfect night for ghosts and goblins to come out and play. Why would they go anywhere other than your decked out cemetery?

Purchase a set of six foam tombstones here.

10. 3D Nun door sticker

Imagine walking up to a door in the middle of the night with a giant zombie nun staring at you! That’s precisely why this 3D nun door sticker made our list. It’s absolutely terrifying.

Between the piercing eyes, sharp teeth, and the ready to take a bite out of your soul look, I’d say this is a must-have for a frightful welcome.

11. Fun yard set

Decorating for any holiday can be time-consuming. Luckily, you can place these colorful signs in your yard in just a matter of seconds. Plus, the pumpkins and ghosts are so cute, it’ll put a smile on any kid’s face. Did I mention they are perfect to use in family photos?

If you want to greet your little guests with these not so spooky signs, grab a set here.

12. Skeletons

Are you going for a scary themed yard this year Halloween? Then this skull and skeleton arm yard decor would be a perfect fit, especially if it’s paired with some tombstones. Unlike some other skeleton sets, this skull has a moveable mandible, allowing it to be propped open or shut.

Make no bones about it-this a perfect addition to any scary themed yard. Grab your it here.

13. Halloween icicle lights

Icicle lights aren’t just for Christmas anymore! These bright orange lights are perfect for drawing visitors to your home on Halloween. In fact, trick or treaters will probably flock to your place. So, make sure you stock up on candy.

14. Inflatable Witch’s Leg Cooler

Trick or treaters will get a kick out of this totally witchin’ inflatable cooler. Between the witch’s legs standing upright and the appearance of slime running off the rim, it just screams Halloween. So whether you plan on serving up juice boxes to the kiddos, or fermented beverages to the adults, this is a great way to keep your brew cool.

15. Monster garage

If you’re looking for ways to utilize your entire home for Halloween, this Monster garage decor may be what you need. The big scary eyes and sharp teeth will give your garage a terrifying makeover. This Halloween yard decor idea is sure to get your house noticed.

16. Grim Reaper

This 8 foot Grim Reaper inflatable is hard to miss, even on the darkest of nights, thanks to its glowing body and red eyes. If you’re going for a scary theme, then this item would fit right into your plans.  After all, having a collector of souls on display will bring an element of terror to any Halloween yard display.

17. Skeletons and coffin cooler

Want to throw an epic Halloween shindig? Well, that’s going to require cold beverages, and what better way to display them then in this awesome cooler. Plus, it’s perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Once your guests get a load of this thing, they’ll be dying to know where you got it.

18. Spooky light show

Going for a creepy Halloween display? Well, this ghost light show will do the trick. The moving ghosts add an extra special effect that will have your home standing out from the rest.

If you’re looking to light up your house with the help of several floating banshees, you can grab your strobe light here.

19. Exorcist doorway drape

This Exorcist door drape is perfect for creating a frightening experience for Halloween visitors. Not only can you use this as a creepy doorway drape inside your home, but you can also use it for your front door. The lifelike illustration of Raegan will have your trick or treaters shivering with fear.

20. Lighted inflatable gutter witch

While witches can be scary, this fun gutter hanging decor is far from frightening. Its colors shine bright while lit up in the evening, drawing lots of attention to your home on Halloween. If you don’t mind this guest just hanging around, grab one here.

There’s More Than Halloween Yard Decoration Ideas

Yards aren’t the only places you can dress up on Halloween. Whether you’re throwing a party or just love adding holiday touches around the home, adding spooky elements can be loads of fun. As a bonus, we’ve added five Halloween decoration ideas to help inspire your indoor decor.

1. Halloween Pillows

These super cute D-Fantix Halloween pillow covers are a perfect addition to any spooky home. If you’re looking to add some subtle decor in your home, this is a great idea. Simply place over your existing couch pillows or stuff with fluff before putting on your couch, chair, or even bed for a touch of Halloween.

2. Halloween Shower Curtain

If you love all things horror, then this shower curtain is right up your ally. Plus, who would expect a bathroom to be decked out for Halloween? It’s perfect if you plan to scare the daylights out of your unexpecting guests.

If you’re interested in this blood-curdling shower curtain, grab it here.

3. 3D Scary Picture Frames

Are you throwing a Halloween party? Adding these scary changing face portraits to your decor is a great way to turn your home into a haunted house. Sure, they look like ordinary portraits, but just a subtle change in your position and the angle reveals a terrifying dark side hidden in their innocent faces.

4. Balloon Arch Garland

Balloon garlands are a fun way to way to decorate any event, especially Halloween parties. What makes this balloon arch stand out to is it’s really cool Halloween twist. Creepy spiders, floating eyeballs, and spider webs-it’s enough to make your skin crawl.

Do you love this balloon garland arch? Get yours here.

5. Jack-o-lanterns

Jack-o-lanterns are a Halloween staple, but leaving their candle burning for too long inside of your home is dangerous.  Luckily, these adorable light-up foam pumpkin jack-o-lanterns are safer and just as festive. There’s no need to worry about leaving these battery-operated jack-o-lanterns glowing all night.

Our Top Halloween Yard Decoration Ideas

Compiling this list of top Halloween yard decoration ideas wasn’t the easiest of tasks, but it sure was fun. There are just so many Halloween items out there, from cute and colorful to absolutely terrifying. Hopefully, our list of top Halloween yard decoration ideas will help with your decision.

Also, don’t forget, you can always find cool DIY Halloween yard decorations if that’s more up your alley.

Is Halloween one of your favorite holidays to celebrate? Share your favorite Halloween yard decoration ideas with us in the comment section below!