A Macabre Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Spooky Mother's Day celebration (Photo credit: Monstera from Pexels)
Spooky Mother’s Day celebration (Photo credit: Monstera from Pexels)

When Mother’s Day rolls around, I see a ton of gift ideas, but sadly, none that resonate with moms who have darker tastes. Well, I decided to set things right and create a gift guide filled with recommendations suited for the macabre parent. Here, you’ll find ghastly items meant to pamper and electrify the Morticia Addams in your life. To all the mommies that are into Halloween, horror, witchcraft, goth and gothic, this is for you.

Note: This list is not exhaustive but will at least give you a good start and serve as a source of sinister inspiration. The article features no affiliate links. I’m simply supplying the URLs to support these small businesses.

Vampy & Witchy Bath Bombs

The Conjure Halloween bath bomb from Hex-Bomb (Photo credit: Hex-Bomb)
The Conjure Halloween bath bomb from Hex-Bomb (Photo credit: Hex-Bomb)

What mother wouldn’t want to immerse in a warm, enchanting bath after a long day with the children? Bath bombs are a delightful way to enhance the experience, and there are many options vamps and witches will love. Drop them in and watch as they infuse the water, dissolving into pixie dust. Some have spiritual properties and others are in the shape of classic horror characters. There’s even a Bathory Blood Bath Bomb! Take a look at the selection below.

The Fizzing Witch


Sick Soaps

Vampire Bath Bomb Search on Etsy

Witch Baby Soap

The Witches Bath

Glamour Ghoul Beauty

Usually, mummies don’t get enough time to beautify, and if the person you’re shopping for is a beauty fiend, why not contribute to their dark cosmetics collection? From finding the perfect shade of black lipstick to eyeshadow palettes that contain colors of the night sky, the following brands feature goodies that speak to the femme fatale.

Alchemy Mythosis: Vampyre & Occult Cosmetics

Black Moon Cosmetics

Glam Goth Beauty

Motetz Dam

Notoriously Morbid

Pretty Zombie Cosmetics

Rituel de Fille

Gothic Jewelry

Vamp Jenn modeling a neckpiece by Steeling Pompeii (Photo credit: Krisjan Klenow)
Vamp Jenn modeling a neckpiece by Steeling Pompeii (Photo credit: Krisjan Klenow)

Nothing adds that oh-so spellbinding touch like the perfect accessory. Jewels, gems, charms and trinkets can help a mom channel her inner-goddess, and I know for myself, a statement piece never fails to empower me. Most vendors I’m including handmake their products, offering exquisite, one-of-a-kind creations not replicated anywhere else.

Acid Queen Jewelry

Art with Latex

Elemental Magic Crafts

Le Queen Noire

Miyu Decay Jewelry

Mode Brutale

Mysticum Luna

Star Strung

Steeling Pompeii

Haunting Candles

Photo by Ksenia Yakovleva on Unsplash
Photo credit: Ksenia Yakovleva on Unsplash

There’s no denying that candles emanate a mysterious and supernatural vibe. They’re perfect to light when one’s meditating, bathing or spellcasting. I’ve come across glorious selections that are inspired by Victorian gothic literature, horror films, magick and so much more. Some are specifically candle companies, while others are shops that carry a macabre selection year-round.

Astral Holiday

Burke & Hare Co.

The Glass Coffin

Memento Mori Los Angeles

Tamed Wild

Werther & Gray

Spooky Loungewear

Pink Bat Fluffy Robe by Em and Sprout (Photo credit: Em and Sprout)
Pink Bat Fluffy Robe by Em and Sprout (Photo credit: Em and Sprout)

If the ghoulish mother in your life loves lounging in pjs all day, then help her do it in full spooky style. A set of cozy, kooky pajamas will relax and put a smile on any morbid mom’s face. Now, pickings can be slim when it’s not Halloween season. However, I managed to find some shops you can order from.  And if all else fails, do a “Halloween pajamas” search on Esty.

Creepy Co.

Em & Sprout


Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Cheshire Mac n' Cheese dish & Beetle's Juice cocktails I made from The Nightmare Before Dinner cookbook
Cheshire Mac n’ Cheese dish & Beetle’s Juice cocktails I made from The Nightmare Before Dinner cookbook

Is the mother you know a wizard in the kitchen? Well, swap out that chef’s hat for a witchy one because it’s time to get the cauldron boiling and bubbling. Have a look at these gift suggestions that will make cooking simply magical.

Goth Cookware on Zazzle

Halloween Cookware on Etsy

Miss Havisham’s Curiosities

The Necronomnomnom: Recipes and Rites from the Lore of H.P. Lovecraft

The Nightmare Before Dinner Beetle House Cookbook by Zach Neil

Witchcraft Cocktails by Julia Halina Hadas

The Witchn’ Kitchen

9 thoughts on “A Macabre Mother’s Day Gift Guide

  1. Great list, Jenn! Especially for those sorceresses deep undercover in the Vanilla world who wish secretly for anything other than bouquets, Chanel and Godiva. Well, maybe that last one, not so unappreciated, but you get the idea.

    So many great ideas, as much a scintillating thrill to shop as to receive. Pity there’s only one opportunity to indulge.

    Or maybe there’s more, with birthdays, Christmas and even Halloween. Quadruple the macabre!

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