Here Are 50 Non-Candy Halloween Goodies That Trick or Treaters Will Love

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Every year on October 31st, kids put on their favorite or spookiest or funniest costumes and canvas the neighborhood in search of Halloween candy. And while candy is certainly a big part of the Halloween traditions, you never know if the trick-or-treaters at your door have allergies or sensitivities to certain treats. That's why non-candy Halloween treats and Halloween candy alternatives are great ideas to hand out to trick or treaters, or even to use in Halloween bags when you want to "boo" your neighbors or kids' friends.

So, if you're looking for alternatives to candy to give out this year, check out these 50 non-candy Halloween treats. These fun Halloween goodies will have kids howling with excitement and laughter, you won't feel haunted by a bad conscience, and the parents will thank you.

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50 Best Non-Candy Halloween Treats

1. Stamps

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Younger kids will love adding stamps to their hands and arms with these spooky, Halloween-themed stampers.

2. Stickers

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Kids put stickers on just about anything these days—from water bottles and laptops to school notebooks and the mirrors in their bedrooms.

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3. Bubbles

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Toddlers will especially appreciate the spooktastic treat of handheld bubbles. With little monsters on the top of each bottle, younger kids won't get bored while being pushed around the neighborhood in strollers. In fact, Halloween-themed bubbles is the perfect boredom-buster for young kids who get antsy when there's a lag in between houses.

4. Pumpkin Erasers

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Jack-o-Lantern mini erasers are classic Halloween bounty. We've all had a few of these at one point or time in our lives. Plus, with many parents leading distancing learning sessions from home this year, no household can have too many erasers.

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5. Play-Doh

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Because the only treasure better than candy (for whatever reason!) is Play-Doh.

6. Foam Masks

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These might not be the kind of face masks today's kids are used to—thanks, coronavirus—but hand out one to each trick-or-treater and you'll be gifting them hours of imaginative play at home. You know, where they don't need a mask that covers their nose and mouth!

7. Glow-in-the-Dark Bouncing Balls

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Because the only way to improve a toy is to make it glow-in-the-dark.

8. Halloween Rubber Duckies

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Rubber duckies might not seem to have any official affiliation with Halloween, but these floating quackers are mummified, popping out of jack-o-lanterns, and could even be mistaken for Count Dracula. Especially for your youngest trick-or-treaters, Halloween-themed rubber duckies are an awesome idea because they'll be used for bathtime for months (if not years) to come.

9. Jack-o-Lantern Slinkies

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These neon coil-springed toys will keep kids busy and they figure out how to get them walking down the stairs.

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10. Squishies

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Kids LOVE Squishies. Especially for children who maybe have allergies or sensory issues, Squishies are the perfect treat to give away at your door.

11. Glow-in-the-Dark Temporary Tattoos

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Anything goes on Halloween, right? Instead of giving away candy that results in kids getting hyped up on sugar later on in the evening, giving away temporary, glow-in-the-dark tattoos that can be simply washed away come bathtime is an extraordinary gift any parent will thank you for.

12. Halloween Sunglasses

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After all, the whole point of Halloween is dressing up. Right?

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13. Jack-o-Lantern Foam Putty

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Kids will enjoy building their own makeshift pumpkins out of this orange foam putty. It's also a great sensory activity and can even help hone children's motor and hand-eye coordination skills.

14. Spider Rings

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We've all left a Halloween party at one point or another with at least one of these rings before.

15. Glow Sticks

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Glow sticks are a fun treat to give away on Halloween, but when you think about it, they're also pretty practical, too. If families are going to be out in the dark, continuing their trick-or-treating, having a glow-in-the-dark stick to hold onto or to wrap around the stroller isn't the worst idea. It's the gift of visibility and safety!

16. Wizard's Academy Bookmarks

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Halloween-themed bookmarks may only be relevant one month out of the year, but these Wizard's Academy bookmarks are magical enough to be Halloween-themed but also timeless enough to work every other day of the year, too.

17. Vampire Fangs

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There's something about Halloween that makes kids obsess over wearing vampire fangs.

18. Neon Slime

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Slime is great—any child will tell you. But neon, glow-in-the-dark slime? A total game-changer.

19. Popcorn Balls

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The classic popcorn ball on Halloween is the next best thing to candy.

20. Stretchy Skeletons

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No, these stretchy skeletons won't stand the test of time but they'll stand the test of boredom.

21. LED Light-Up Pumpkin Key Chain

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Trick or treat, give me something good to... hang off my backpack.

22. Slap Bracelets

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Slap bracelets were an entertaining (and somewhat weird) trend of the 90s and early 2000s but even today's children can appreciate the inexplicable thrill that comes with slapping on a bracelet that instantly wraps around your wrist at the touch.

23. LED Glow Rings

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If their fingers glow at night while kids are out gallivanting across lawns and up and down driveways, parents never have to worry about losing sight of their little trick-or-treaters.

24. Eyeball Finger Puppets

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Because sometimes imaginative play requires eyeball finger puppets.

25. Bear Real Fruit Yo-Yos

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Want to give yummy treats but without the crazy amounts of added sugar? Bear Real Fruit Yo-Yos are gluten-free and vegan—so you don't have to worry at all when it comes to allergies or other dietary restrictions—and with a little sour kick, are just as satisfying as traditional sweets.

26. Light-Up Jelly Eyeball Rings

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Not a fan of the creepy spider rings? We're not sure eyeball rings are any less creepy, but at least these light up.

27. Brain Erasers

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These noggin pencil erasers aren't just relevant for Halloween; they also make the perfect addition to homeschooling distancing learning lessons.

28. Zipper Bracelets

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Each zipper bracelet comes with a tiny character charm that generally feels good to children with sensory issues. No discomfort or tightness with this bracelet!

29. Halloween Ghost Pencils

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With so many parents distance learning with their kids from home, no household can ever have too many pencils.

30. Yum Earth Gluten-Free Gummy Bears

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No gluten? No problem! The Yum Earth line of gummy bears is made with children who have allergies or other food restrictions in mind. So, you can give these individually-wrapped gummy bears out with a good, clean conscience.

31. Paintable Squishie Pumpkins

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It's not just a treat, it's a double treat! After all, this Squishie pumpkin is a DIY, meaning that kids can paint it and customize it however they want.

32. Light-Up Necklaces

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Light-up necklaces sure do come in handy once the sun sets on Halloween and parents have a harder time keeping an eye on their trick-or-treating kids.

33. Building Block Dolls

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Each package of building block dolls comes as an 8-pack, so with just a few packs, you should be able to give most of the kids in your neighborhood a fun little figurine to play with.

34. L.O.L. Surprise Mini Balls

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What do the kids really want? We have a feeling it's L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls. While it would be way too expensive to buy the real thing, these mini balls are the perfect goodie bag treat, as they come in 4-packs.

35. Coloring Books

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Sorry, ghosts and ghouls. Crayons not included.

36. Scooby-Doo Mash'ems

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Mash'ems are fun collectible cartoon versions of some kid-favorite characters. When oening each Mash'ems, you never know which character you're going to get, but within the Scooby-Doo line, you could open Daphne, Shaggy, Velma, Fred, or even Scooby-Doo himself.

37. Halloween Bingo Cards

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What's better than cavity-inducing candy? Family-friendly games!

38. Scratch Paper Art Kits

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Each scratch-off paper art kit comes in a spooky shape—cat, cauldron, spider web, ghost, witch. You name it!

39. Halloween Building Briks

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Each Halloween Building Briks bag comes with a LEGO-like figurine that's dismantled. It's up to each little trick-or-treater to put him back together again.

40. Num Noms Collectibles

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As far as we know, there's no signature Halloween Num Noms line, but kids definitely love collecting these little things. Not sure which Num Noms set to get? The dessert line seems like a safe bet; after all, the next best thing to candy is toy candy. Um... right?!

41. Skeleton Slingshots

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Parents may not love the idea of these crazy squishes flinging across the living room, but hey—it certainly beats ten pounds of sugar!

42. Kaleidoscope Prism Toy

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What do you see when you peek inside the kaleidoscope? Be careful—it might just be haunted!

43. Ghost Face Stress Balls

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Some kids love the idea of trick-or-treating, but may take issue with the loud noises, itchy costumes, and the darkness. For kids who have sensory issues or difficulty enduring trick-or-treating, these stress balls can serve as both a treat and a help in mitigating anxiety and stress.

44. Halloween Activity Books

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Word searches, crosswords, and puzzles—oh my!

45. Scratch Art Monsters

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There may (or may not be) any monsters under your bed, but there are definitely monsters in each child's goodie bag!

46. Pretzels

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Most kids love pretzels, so it goes without saying that a snack bag is a much healthier alternative to some of the other stuff people give out on Halloween.

47. Candy Corn DIY Magnet Kits

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Sure, it's a magnet but it's also a craft! Children will have to take it home and work on it to complete the craft themselves.

48. Halloween Window Clingers

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You can never have too many Halloween decorations. Plus, most kids love decorating their own rooms for the holidays, too! These are an easy-to-give treat because they simply cling to the window without leaving behind any residue or needing the help of any tools.

49. Mega Punch Balloons

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Apparently, it's a thing. A thing that can even help kids burn off some energy.

50. Wind-Up Toys

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Giddy up! These cute Halloween-themed wind-up toys actually waddle across a surface once they have enough juice. It's cute, it's creepy, and it's perfect for 10/31.

51. Insomnia Cookies Trick or Treat Pack

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Each Trick or Treat Pack from East Coast-favorite Insomnia Cookies comes with three mini cookies. You get 25 packs in total so you can keep your trick-or-treaters feeling cookie-happy all night!

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