These 4 Halloween gifts from local shops will get you in the spooky spirit

Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch (1).jpg

Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch (1).jpg

You're Invited.JPG Plaid Rabbit.JPG <p><em>Pictured is the Halloween party banner from The Giftery</em></p>

With just less than three weeks until Halloween, it won't be long before you see carved pumpkins pop up on doorsteps around your neighborhood—that is, if you haven't already. But we all know there's much more to Halloween than pumpkins. It's also about finding the perfect Halloween decor to get in the spooky spirit before trick-or-treaters arrive. See our list below for some of the best shop items in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

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Halloween decorations

1. Why wait any longer to put out Halloween decorations? The Giftery has everything from party banners and decoration spiders to doormats with spooky phrases.

The Giftery, 73 White Bridge Road Suite 115

Price: $44.95

Pumpkins and mums galore

2. What’s Halloween without a pumpkin to show off on your doorstep? While picking out your perfect pumpkin, you can also check out the mums, corn stalks and hay bales available, or even play games like pumpkin bowling.

Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch, 97 White Bridge Road

Price: $45 for pumpkin stacks

Party invites

3. Is it your turn to host a small Halloween shindig with the neighbors? If you’re ready to send out a reminder, You’re Invited offers a 3-5 day turnaround on custom invitations. In a rush? Pick up a pack of holiday postcards to send out.

You’re Invited, 5133 Harding Pike

Price: $11.95

Halloween hat

4. While the weather in Tennessee is almost always unpredictable, you can almost always count on a chilly Halloween night. If your little one isn’t dressed head-to-toe in costume, try out this pumpkin beanie.

The Plaid Rabbit, 2164 Bandywood Drive

Price: $18


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