I am a member of the HalloweenForum (lisa48317 over there) and for the last couple years I've participated in the Secret Reaper (the H'ween version of Secret Santa) It's always a big hit with the members, so there are multiple Reapers that happen over the year. I just do the main 2.
When one signs up, they post a list of what they like and don't like and possible items they need or want for their display / haunt / whatever. There's supposed to be a $20 limit - new, used, hand-me-downs, whatever.
For my first victim, she was doing a haunted house and her theme was phobias. One of the rooms was creepy dolls so I was able to rummage thru the garage and pull out the baby dolls I'd started a few years ago and didn't finish because they didn't go with my display. I finished them up and shipped them off to their new home in Canada. She loved them !
The goodies for my second victim are sitting willy-nilly in a box, waiting to be packed up and mailed, so I don't have pics of anything in there yet. I had some things in mind that I already had, so I dug thru some totes as I pulled them to the front of the garage and put them in the box.
I was the victim of a Canadian, too!
This lady is clearly a phenomenal artist as well as making great choices in gift-giving.
Stickers & candy & fall washcloths.
Small foam headstones that I'm going to add plywood to the back of to bulk them up and repaint.
Spider candles & a huge freaking ghost that's gonna look cool in one of the big maples.
And the BEST GIFT EVAAAAAAAH!! She hand-painted this zombie nutcracker!
I totally adore it!
Spiderwebs, straws and a metal glitter house.
Chester approves of the window clings & doorbell.
My second Reaper I think went WAY over the $20 limit. I got 2 boxes from her and I honestly thought they had no bottoms. I kept pulling things out!
Box #1 - a bag of bones, 2 window clings, a chalkboard headstone, 2 solar powered JOL lights and a motion sensor rat & crow - I haven't played with those yet!
Box #2 - Day of the Dead cookies and candies.
Skull shot glasses that light up and the most awesome wine glass!
My kitten already attacked the monster, a stress ball skull, a ghost candle holder and vanilla ghost hand soap.
Mini chalkboard stones and ToT block. I was admiring that in the store - glad I didn't buy it!
Bat Wall Art, holiday transfers for my apothecary bottles and face tattoos!
Glow in the Dark nail polish, a purple bell spider and a Frankenstein / Bride bag.
Awesomely creepy orange lights and a nice strobe light!
I confess there's a few things that I'll pass on during another Reaper or something, but most of the stuff I will use and enjoy! It's a lot of fun, both the 'stalking' and deciding on the perfect items and also the receiving - since you don't know who drew your name until you get the package, and then it's only if they chose to reveal themselves!