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I’ve had several people recommend a book to me called The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman. It’s a book that looks at the various ways in which people give and receive love. It gets into a lot of psychology and interpersonal communication theories, but in a nutshell it assumes that people tend to give or receive affection via physical touch, loving words, acts of kindness or service, quality time, or gifts. I am definitely a gift-giver when it comes to expressing my feelings—I will work for weeks to handcraft something for someone I care about. When my lovely wife and I were courting, I put hundreds of sticky notes all over her apartment with love messages so that she would constantly find them for months and months afterwords. Even when we ship products out of our Etsy shop, I tend to add layers of Spanish moss to the packing material, as well as little lagniappe touches to the shipment to make it feel magical for the person who opens the box. None of this is to brag, but simply to frame the point that giving gifts is a major part of my connection to others.

Giving gifts has been an important aspect of human relationships for a very lnog time. The Ancient Roman patronage system essentially operated on a large-scale gifting economy. In North America, giving gifts with a magical bent appears time and again. A number of superstitions and rituals surround the acts of gifting and receiving gifts. Possibly one of the gifts most beset by magical rules is the knife:

  • One must not give a friend a knife or other sharp instrument, as it “cuts love.” (Price 34).
  • “Giving a knife as a gift is bad luck as it cuts the friendship” (Hines 12).
  • A present of knives will break the friendship between you (the giver) and the recipient of the gift. (Hines 13)
  • No hillman would think of giving a steel blade to a friend such a gift is sure to sever their friendship (Randolph 58).

The ‘hillman’described in the last point would have been obliged to pay for a knife if he received it as a gift, in order to abate any potential tragedies:

Whenever a knife changes hands, it must be paid for, even if the sum is merely nominal. I have seen a salesman, a graduate of the University of Missouri, present his son with a valuable hunting knife but he never let it out of his hand till the boy had given him a penny (Randolph 58).

This is a sentiment I’ve seen echoed through other traditions as well, including some Wiccan circles and their beliefs about gifting athames. I have also seen contrary points, insisting that Wiccan ritual blades must never be purchased, but only gifted.

Knives, however, are only scratching the surface of the myriad taboos, beliefs, and customs surrounding giving and receiving. In the following paragraphs, I hope to lay out some of these traditions (though certainly not all of them… The concept of Christmas and birthday gifts is well outside the scope of a single survey article, for example, and the topic is much larger than a 2,000 word synopsis could handle). What I hope that you will see is the sheer humanity of this process. People seem to develop an entire language around gifting (see the Victorians and their flowers, for example), and understanding that language, especially within a magical context, expands the conversation on American folk magic immensely.

Since we’ve started in the domestic realm with knives, let’s continue in that vein. In the Ozarks, even very small gifts can have great significance:

A button received as a gift is always lucky, no matter what the color. Years ago, many an Ozark girl collectedbuttons from her friends and strung them together into a sort of necklace called a charm string. A charm string not only brought good fortune to the owner but also served as a sort of memory book for women who could not read one button recalled a beloved aunt, another a friend’s wedding, still another a dance or a quilting party or an apple-peelin’ or some other pleasant occasion. (Randolph 61)

These little tokens often represent a greater whole. In the example Randolph cites the ‘memory book’ aspect of the charm pushes it out of the realm of luck and into a broader realm of personal narrative. It tells the story of where the girl has been. The luck may then be a cumulative blessing from all those around her, an assembly of good wishes designed to attract further goodness into her life. Similarly, some fairly small gifts can act as predictors or insurance of future blessings, as in these two examples from Louisiana:

  • A midwife should plant a flower for a baby at its birth.
  • It is good luck for visitors to place a silver coin in a baby’s hand (Roberts 150).

Here we see blessings which ensure growth and health (the flower) and insurance against poverty (the coin) passed onto a baby, with the hopes that the child will grow and prosper in the future.

Of course, there are just as many taboos on gifting as there are joyous customs. As we saw with knives, some of those can be firmly established and nigh universal at times. Let’s look at another domestic commonplace with strong taboos:

  • Never borrow salt or you will have bad luck (Hines 12).
  • Never return salt that has been borrowed (Roberts 178)

Why salt? In my family, we frequently gave salt as a component of a new house blessing for people we knew, which as I understood it derived from Polish traditions (after investigating this a bit, I’m reasonably sure this was adopted from a similar Jewish custom picked up by my family in the area on the border between Lithuania and Poland). We give a jar of salt with some bread and a penny in it, ‘So that the family may never be hungry (bread), never be poor (penny), and their lives may never lack flavor (salt).” The salt, then, can be seen as the experience and cumulative personality of the family, its seasoning or flavor which makes it distinct. Borrowing someone else’s flavor would, in essence, give them power over you, especially when the salt is returned carrying traces of your own eau de familie. It could also be that by taking one family’s wisdom and experience, then returning it, you set off a disruptive cycle whereby your two families will be struggling to rebalance power for a long time, which definitely sounds like bad luck. A similar Louisiana superstition says ‘Don’t give spades, etc., to your neighbors; you will have a fuss if you do (Roberts 174). In that case, the tool is symbolic of a person’s work and labor, and to lend it out cheaply doesn’t bode well for anyone (and makes me think of Homer Simpson borrowing essentially every tool in Ned Flanders’ garage…a very bad neighbor).

The issue of when a gift is given can also impact its significance and magical qualities. While I will avoid holidays and the like here, there are plenty of other occasions when gift-giving is an expectation, such as at baby showers:

  • At a baby shower, the giver of the seventh gift to be unwrapped will be the next to have a baby (Hines 14).

In this example, the gift-giver receives the magical benefit of a prediction. I suppose that if you are not in the market to start a family, this superstition could seem more like a taboo than a blessing. Another key occasion for giving gifts is after a new family moves into a new home. I mentioned my family’s custom for making a house-blessing from my Polish roots, but it turns out that the general concept of the house-warming may come from the other side of my family tree in the British Isles. The hint of magic behind this tradition comes from the original house-warming present, which actually served to warm a new home:

“As poet John Greenleaf Whittier noted…’The Irish who settled here about the year 1720, they brought indeed with them, among other strange matters, potatoes and fairies.’…The Scots [who were also early settlers in America, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic region and parts of Appalachia]…believed in ‘brownies,’ a more subdued version of the leprechaun. Brownies lived in the kitchen fireplace, and the belief was that the owners of the house had a responsibility to always keep these fairy-creatures warm by keeping a constant fire in the hearth. The Yankees noted that Scots-Americans, when moving from one house to another, would always remove burning embers from the old house to the new, to provide a warm home for the brownies that would move in right along with the family. This was how the tradition of ‘house-warmings’ started” (Cahill 32).

I tend to think this is a bit of fancy on Cahill’s part, and that the giving of gifts to new homeowners is something much older and less literal than a brownie’s ‘house-warming,’ but I would be completely unsurprised to find that the actual practice of moving hearth coals to entice fairy-beings to move houses exists in the Old World or the New.

Marriage also features a number of gift-giving customs, some with superstitious components. For example, in Kansas groups of Russian-German emigrants pin money to the bridal skirt as a way of blessing the bride and groom with prosperity. Additionally, a fun game is made of the best man’s gift, and the “custom of some young buck’s stealing the shoe of the bride. The best man had to redeem the shoe with cash, which went into the household fund” (Tallman 227-8). The best man might contribute some or all of the money, with the remainder raised by good-natured begging of the wedding guests.

A number of tales from Appalachia and New England, including stories from Hubert Davis’ The Silver Bullet and other collections of supernatural American folklore, indicate that magical gifts have particular rules when it comes to witches. For example, a witch might offer a very low price for some livestock or sundries she fancies from a local homestead. If she is refused the gift—which is all such a lowballed agreement could be seen as—she curses whatever it is she wanted, rendering it useless to the family that has it. Often she will curse a cow so it won’t produce milk, or she might even curse an entire herd of pigs or sheep rather than just the one she wanted. On the flip-side, a witch should never be given a present of anything from the household, or she could use it to harm those who dwell within. One story features a housewife who loans the local witch-woman a cup of sugar in a neighborly—if cautious—manner, only to find her butter won’t come when she churns it afterwords. She summons a local witch-doctor who takes a piece of hot silver and drops it in the churn, then spills cream on the fire and whips a pan of the scalded dairy until they hear shrieks from the direction of the witch-woman’s home. She, of course, suffers great pains and bears the marks of a whipping and burning the next day, and everyone knows just what’s what. Oh, and the butter is fine after that, too, of course.

Not all witches or magical practitioners are conniving and dangerous when it comes time to share the wealth, though. For example, many witch-doctors and conjurers in the Southern Mountains will not take direct payment for their work, but only offers of gifts made in-kind, such as foodstuffs, clothing, or other necessities. Vance Randloph noted that one witch woman in the Ozarks did not ask a fee for her work, but would accept such donations: “This woman makes no charge for her services, but if somebody offers her a present, such as a new dress or a side of bacon, she seldom refuses the gift” (Randolph 126).

Lest you think all these magical gifting traditions are limited to the realm of humanity, here’s a bit of lore from John George Hohman’s Long Lost Friend to show otherwise:

A GOOD METHOD OF DESTROYING RATS AND MICE.

Every time you bring grain into your barn, you must, in putting down the three first sheaves, repeat the following words: “Rats and mice, these three sheaves I give to you, in order that you may not destroy any of my wheat.” The name of the kind of grain must also be mentioned. (Hohman 70).

Here we see the old idea of “one for the rabbit, one for the crow, one to rot, and one to sow” extended from nursery rhyme to magical practice. Giving the animals a bit of the household bounty seems to be a way to stave off any thievery on their part, at least in this example.

Finally, I can’t help but offer up a humorous story from Maryland which shows animals getting in on the gift-giving action:

It seems that Mrs. Morison’s uncle and her father went fishing one time and as always they carried their [moonshine] jug along. They came to this water moccasin who was just about ready to swallow a frog. So Mrs. Morison’s father took a forked stick and clamped it down over the snake’s head and took it [the frog] away ‘cause they wanted to use it for bait.

Well, that snake looked so darn downhearted that they gave him a drink of moonshine, and off he went. So they went on with their fishing and about an hour later one of them felt a tug on his leg. He looked down and there was that snake back with another frog. All I can say is, that must have been awful good moonshine” (Carey 31).

I’m not sure if the ‘magic’ in that tale is so much in the moonshine or the moccasin, but I couldn’t resist sharing it with you.

I’m sure there are many other magical giving traditions I’m missing here, so if you have any you want to share, please do!

Thanks for reading,

-Cory

Sources

  1. Cahill, Robert Ellis. Olde New England’s Strange Superstitions (1990).
  2. Carey, George G. Maryland Folklore (Tidewater Pub.: 1989).
  3. Davis, Hubert J. The Silver Bullet, & Other American Witch Stories (Jonathan David Pub.: 1975).
  4. Hines, Donald M. “Superstitions from Oregon,” Western Folklore, Jan. 1965.
  5. Hohman, John George. The Long-Lost Friend (Llewellyn, 2012).
  6. Price, Sadie. “Kentucky Folklore,” Journal of American Folklore, Jan-Mar 1901.
  7. Randolph, Vance. Ozark Magic & Folklore (Dover: 1964).
  8. Roberts, Hilda. “Louisiana Superstitions,” Journal of American Folklore, Apr-Jun 1927.
  9. Tallman, Marjorie. Dictionary of American Folklore (Philosophical Library, NYC: 1959).

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The gift-giving season is every season when you live the Pagan Life and you need to be ready with the best pagan gifts! I mean, who wouldn’t love a new hot summer read for Litha or a nice new wall calendar for Yule. And we haven’t even mentioned birthdays, anniversaries, and all the muggle gift-giving occasions! Regardless of the occasion, you will find some great pagan gift ideas below.

Check out these great ideas for the best pagan gifts that your besties and sweeties might like. And don’t forget about yourself!

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This beautifully illustrated Llewellyn’s Witches’ Calendar, packed full of useful information, is one of my “must-have” best pagan gifts. I get a new one every year and make sure it’s where I can easily read it every morning. From the Amazon description: “Each month features beautiful, original art by award-winning illustrator Jennifer Hewitson as well as an inspiring article and spell or ritual.” This also makes a great pagan housewarming gift.

The Witches' Almanac - best pagan gifts

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Okay, can I just talk about how delightfully exquisite this New Age Imports Round Tree of Life Altar Table is? It’s small, just right to sit on your altar. Hand constructed from wood and then hand-painted, with carved Tree of Life on the tabletop. Measures 6 inches in diameter and 4 1/4 inches tall. This is just perfect to elevate your candle, incense burner, or cauldron above the rest of your altar. One of many great gift ideas for witches in this list.

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The 120 sheets of recycled cotton are great to write on and really add to the overall old-world feel of the book. These make great Wiccan housewarming gifts.

From the Amazon description: “Seven chakras medieval stone embossed handmade genuine leather journal book of shadows notebook is very beautifully embossed and hand made 120 leaves (240 pages counting both the sides) notebook features a brown leather binding, with embossed designs on both front and back. The concept is found particularly in the tantric traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. They are conceived as an energy focal point, bodily functions or psychic node in the subtle body. The notebook has three antiqued brass swing clasp to keep your secrets from prying eyes. Handcrafted journals contain acid-free, handmade, archival Quality, linen – cotton parchment paper by a family-owned company that has been in the handmade paper making business for almost 150 years. This book is great for keeping by the bedside to jot down dreams, or for use as a diary or journal. The book is approximately 22 inches tall, 14 inches wide, and 1.5 inches thick, and the pages are unlined. This brand new journal makes an ideal gift for that special someone or simply to keep for yourself.”

 

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One of my very favorite magazines is Kindred Spirit, one of the best pagan gifts that keeps on giving year-round. A one year Kindred Spirit – Kindle Edition subscription is the perfect gift for your favorite Pagan. Inside you will find articles on spiritual development, therapies, meditation, relationships, ancient civilizations, activities near you, and oh so much more!

For those of you who prefer, Kindred Spirit comes in a print version too! Sometimes it is just nicer to have that printed magazine in your hand rather than a Kindle, and for those kinds of people, the print magazine will not disappoint!

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Whether your friend really, really loves Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is obsessed with WitchTok, or is legit a practicing witch, they’ll love a present that fits their actual interests. Say goodbye to socks, lip gloss, and candles, and hello to crystals, tarot cards, and, um, candles. (They’re important for spellwork, okay? Ever heard of candle magick???)

You want your witchy friend on your good side. After all, you never know when you’ll want to ask them for a little help casting a love spell or a money spell. Show that you support their occult interests, even if you don’t totally understand why they carry around so many crystals. (Yes, they’re pretty, but they’re heavy too!)

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Whether your friend really, really loves Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is obsessed with WitchTok, or is legit a practicing witch, they’ll love a present that fits their actual interests. Say goodbye to socks, lip gloss, and candles…and hello to crystals, tarot cards, and, um, candles. (They’re important for spellwork, okay? Ever heard of candle magick???)

You want your witchy friend on your good side. After all, you never know when you’ll want to ask them for a little help casting a love spell or money spell. Show that you support their occult interests, even if you don’t totally understand why they carry around so many crystals. (Yes, they’re pretty, but they’re heavy too!)

There are many different witchcraft traditions out there, so it’s a good idea to begin by asking your friend a bit more about their practice. They might still be exploring their options and figuring it out—and that’s totally okay! But if you know they follow a particular practice, don’t buy them sh*t they can’t use. Same goes for their interests—maybe they’re just not comfy with anything involving fire, so a candle magick kit is Not For Them.

Also, some spiritual traditions are closed practices, meaning they require an invitation or initiation to join and aren’t for just anyone to dabble in. Be respectful of these traditions—and if you’re not sure, take some time to read up on the practice’s history.

Odds are that your witchy friend already has a favorite tarot deck or owns a few crystals, but you can never have too many of either! So if you’re looking for present ideas for your witchiest friend, we’ve got some ideas.

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1

A Witch Kit

Baby Witch Starter Kit

$35 AT ETSY

If your friend is new to witchcraft, this kit will get them started with the necessities, like marigold, spell candles, and moon water.

2

A Tarot Deck

The Cosmo Tarot: The Ultimate Deck and Guidebook

$19 AT AMAZON

Whether your friend is a tarot beginner looking for their first deck or a pro who’s adding to their extensive collection, the new Cosmo tarot deck belongs in their hands!

$23 AT ETSY

Level up your friend’s crystal/tarot card/herb storage with a cute box.

4

A Visual Book

Witchcraft: The Library of Esoterica

$36 AT AMAZON

This beautifully visual book goes deep into the history of witchcraft throughout various cultures and eras.

5

A Guidebook

Inner Witch: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Craft

$16 AT AMAZON

Gabriela Herstik’s witchcraft guide is perfect for any baby witch. (That’s a term for a beginner witch who’s just starting to develop their craft.)

6

A Goddess Necklace

Hecate Necklace

$205 AT AWEINSPIRED.COM

Give your friend a symbol of witchcraft to wear every day—this necklace features an image of Hecate, the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the night, and the Moon.

7

A Ritual Bath Soak

Beauty Ritual Bath

$42 AT HAUSOFHOODOO.COM

This ritual bath soak takes self-care to a whole new, magical level. Use it in a ritual bath to bring in health, good luck, love, or prosperity.

8

A Birthdate Candle

The Birthday Candle

$38 AT BIRTHDATE.CO

Go deep into the mysticism of your friend’s birthday with a candle that provides tons of info about their special day. 

9

A Palmistry Kit

Tiny Palmistry: Read Your Future!

$13 AT AMAZON

Help your pal learn a new skill with this tiny palmistry kit, which contains a model of a hand, a clear quartz crystal, and a guidebook.

10

A Crystal Set

Crystals for Gemini

$20 AT CHAKRAZULUCRYSTALS.COM

Sure, your friend already has a few crystals, but do they have a set of crystals specifically chosen for them based on their zodiac sign???

11

Spell Candles

Multicolor 5" Spell Candles

$4 AT ETSY

Replenish your witch’s supply of ritual candles by getting her a few in every color—or just her favorites. ICYDK, different colored candles have different purposes, like red for passion or green for money.

12

A Spellbook

Protection Spells: Clear Negative Energy, Banish Unhealthy Influences, and Embrace Your Power

$10 AT AMAZON

Teach your friend a new spell or two with a spellbook that’s great for beginners or pros. Try starting with protection spells to keep the bad vibes away.

13

Moon Phase Pin

Moon Witch Lunar Phases Enamel Pin

$13 AT ETSY

Many witches work with the phases of the Moon, so help your friend show her love for this luminous entity.

14

Amethyst Earrings

Crystal Earrings

$20 AT ETSY

Amethyst is a powerful protection stone, and what better way for your friend to carry it around than as part of a pair of cute earrings? 

$22 AT ALYSIAMAZZELLA.COM

Chimes are tiny candles that are intended to be burned in one sitting—set an intention each time you light one, and let it burn all the way down.

16

An Accessory Bag

Ye Olde Bag of Witchy Shit Accessory Bag

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Whatever they’re storing in here—crystals, dried flowers, affirmations, a lock of their enemy’s hair?—witches need somewhere to put their witchy shit. 

17

A Pendulum

Copper Spiral Pendulum

$9 AT ETSY

Some witches use pendulums as a divining tool—certain patterns indicate “no,” “yes,” or “maybe.” Give one to your most indecisive witchy friend (maybe a Libra?).

18

A Tarot Journal

Modern Witch Tarot Journal

$18 AT AMAZON

If your friend is into tarot, a tarot journal will help them keep track of tarot readings, different spreads, and card meanings.

19

A Halloween Advent Calendar

Halloween Advent Countdown Calendar

$28 AT ETSY

Whether your friend celebrates Halloween or Samhain or both, help them making counting down the days even more fun.

20

A Witch Ball

Light-Up Herb Fairy Orb, Witch Ball

$16 AT ETSY

Did you know Christmas ornaments may have originated as a witchy tradition? Hang a witch ball filled with herbs and crystals in an eastern window to keep away evil.

21

A Magic Keychain

Money Bag Orgone Keychain

$35 AT ETSY

This cute lil keychain contains wealth-attracting crystals citrine, pyrite, and green aventurine to bring your friend some cash—the gift that keeps on giving!

22

An Herbalism Book

Plant Witchery: Discover the Sacred Language, Wisdom, and Magic of 200 Plants

$10 AT AMAZON

If you’re working with plants and herbs, this book by Juliet Diaz will help guide you. It contains info on the medicinal and magickal properties of different plants and herbs, instructions for rituals and spells, and guidance on working with plants by the Moon phases and seasons.

23

A Moon Lamp

Sliding Control Moon Lamp

$20 AT AMAZON

Look…witches love the Moon, I don’t know what else to tell you.

24

A Bath Ritual Kit

The Venus Kit

$55 AT HERITAGE-APOTHECARY.COM

This kit contains all the materials for a spiritual bath, including mineral salts to purify and soften the skin, hibiscus flowers to call in love, a rose quartz for healing, and a Venus candle to celebrate your bod.

25

A Mystical Clock

The Major Arcana and the Wheel of the Zodiac Wall Clock

$22 AT SOCIETY6

Who needs time when you have the zodiac and the tarot? This mystical clock combines all three.

26

Perfume

Good Witch Perfume

$8 AT ETSY

What do witches smell like? According to Olivine Atelier, the answer is ylang-ylang, vanilla, tangerine, clove, and jasmine.

27

An Incense Sampler

Incense Stick Sample Pack

$22 AT ETSY

Many different spiritual traditions involve the burning of incense or herbs. This sampler pack contains 15 different scents so your witch friend can try them all before choosing a favorite.

28

An Incense Holder

Brown Wooden Incense Holder
29

An Agate Point

Agate Polished Points

$45 AT ETSY

These agate crystal points get rid of negative vibes—and also look cool. It’s traditionally used for rebalancing and harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit; enhancing concentration and perception; and eliminating negativity. Yes, please!

30

Body Butter

Blood and Milk Body Butter

$8 AT WITCHBABYSOAP.COM

This body butter combines coconut (ruled by the Moon) and blood orange (ruled by the Sun), creating a witchy and sweet-smelling mix. Use it for “an energetic tune-up for your aura.”

31

A Spell Jar

Handcrafted Self-Love Spell Jar

$18 AT ETSY

This pretty spell jar contains herbs and crystals associated with self-love, including rose quartz, rose buds, and chamomile. 

32

Moon Decals

Moon Phases Vinyl Decals

$4 AT ETSY

These colorful moon decals are perfect for your witch friend’s laptop, car windshield, favorite water bottle, or window.

33

A Mortar and Pestle Set

Green Marble Mortar and Pestle Kit

$33 AT ETSY

If your witch friend works with herbs or salts, get her a pretty mortar and pestle kit so she can make her potions and tinctures in style.

34

A Cutting Board

Herb Cutting Board

$27 AT ETSY

Help your friend keep their magickal herbs separate from their cooking herbs with a cute cutting board that also contains notes on different plants’ properties.

35

A Spellbook

Wellness Witch: Healing Potions, Soothing Spells, and Empowering Rituals for Magical Self-Care

$12 AT AMAZON

This book teaches self-care potions, spells, and rituals, all designed for self-care.

36

A Magickal Candle

House Blessing Magic Candle
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So you have a special Witch in your life, and their birthday (or Yule!) is coming up. While altar tools, tarot decks, etc, are wonderful gifts to give, some practising witches feel that these are the kind of things a person should pick out for themselves, since they are highly personal items. Books are another fantastic gift idea, but many Wiccans already have a large magickal library, so you need to make sure that they don’t already own a copy of it!

So what to do when you want to give someone a gift honouring their magical lifestyle? Well, we’ve scoured the web to find some truly unique Wiccan and pagan gifts that you might not otherwise have thought of.

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Wiccan Gift Ideas for Under $25

1. Pentagram Pocket Charm

pentagram pocket stone wiccan gift

This pentacle pocket charm from World of Witchery is made of pewter, and is intended to be held during meditation as a focal charm. It can also be used as a mini pentacle altar tile for a travel altar, and can be enchanted and turned into a talisman or amulet!

Cost: $3.99

2. Tree of Life Coasters

tree of life coasters - wiccan gift

These tree of life coasters come as a set of six from Buddha Groove. They are handmade from natural cork, and will provide a beautiful, natural feel to any coffee or dinner table.

Cost: $24

3. Calming Crystal Sethealing crystal set- gift for wiccan

This crystal set from Buddha Groove contains three crystals to inspire inner peace and calm, as well as a card with affirmations and information about the crystals.  There are also other crystals sets to choose from, with subjects such as health and luck. The crystals come in a small fabric bag, and the whole kit is contained in a cute little box.

Cost: $18

4. Divination Tea

divination tea - gift for witches

This divination tea from Mystical Moon Store is magically blended with herbs that help you connect with your Higher Self for mediumship, channeling, tarot and psychic reading sessions. They come with an affirmation that is meant to be chanted three times before ingesting the tea (but putting the teabag under your pillow is also efficient).

Cost $12

5. Triple Moon Charcoal Tongs

gifts for witches - triple moon tongs

These triple moon charcoal tongs from Sivana Spirit make a great gift for the Witch who uses charcoal to burn incense! They are used to hold the charcoal briquette while lighting it – a truly practical Witchy gift!

Cost $6.95

6. Pentacle Card Holder

wiccan gift - pentagram card holder

This pentacle card stand from All Wicca is made from pewter, and is a versatile gift – your Wiccan friend can bring some magick into their mundane life by using it to hold business cards, letters, or various notes. It can also be used on an altar, to hold affirmations or spells written on index cards, or individual tarot cards when used in spells.

Cost: $20

7. Mandala Oil Diffuser Locket

witch gift - diffuser locket

This locket from The Hippie Diva is a wonderful gift for any Witch who works with aromatherapy and essential oils. Inside the locket is a felt disc which you can drop essential oils on, in order to carry the scent around with you all day long – a great way to raise your vibration and carry magick with you into everyday life, especially if the oils are specially consecrated before use.

Cost $14.99

8. Wiccan Tote Bagwiccan tote gift

This tote bag is designed by Epic Designs, and the message of this encapsulates all of what Wicca is about – wear this tote bag and be an ambassador for the peaceful and loving practices that Wiccans promote! The strap colours of the bag can be customised.

Cost $11.15

9. Celtic Placemat /Altar Cloth

witch placemat present

This placemat from Selene Designs is made from 100% woven cotton, and can also be used as an altar mat – it would look especially good featured on an altar decorated for an autumnal sabbat! If you would prefer to give them as placemats, then buy a set of two or four instead.

Cost: $13.70 per mat

10. Pentagram Candle Holders

pentagram taper candle holder set

This pair of pentagram candle holders from World of Witchery make a beautiful gift for the Wiccan who wants to add a touch of rustic beauty to their home. They are made from resin with a wood-grain finish, and they look equally beautiful on an altar as they do anywhere else in the home!

Cost $24.99

11. Pentacle Wine Charms

wine charms gift for a witch

These pentacle wine charms designed by Chrome Dreaming are perfect for the Witchy friend who likes to throw a dinner party. The wine charms are on a white background as a default, but can be customised, so you can choose a different background colour for each charm if you wish – very handy to keep track of whose drink is whose during parties!

Cost: $15.80 for a set of 4

Wiccan Gift Ideas for Under $50

12. Tree of Life Chalice

tree of life chalice wiccan gift

This resin-cast chalice from World of Witchery is beautifully designed with a tree of life and Celtic patterns, and can be used as a ritual chalice as well as decor. The stainless steel cup inside is removable for easy cleaning.

Cost $34.99

13. Orgonite Pyramid

An orgonite pyramid balances stagnant energy, and is also used as an amplifier for crystal healing.  It can be used in magick and rituals to raise vibration and as a focal point for intention. Orgonise Yourself sells handmade orgonite pyramids with many different types of crystals, as well as healing orgonite pendants.

Cost: From $25

14. Handmade Zodiac Journals

wiccan gift - zodiac notebook

Why not get your Wiccan friend a journal for their astrological sign from Soothi? The journals are handmade with leather and quality paper, and can be used for spells and rituals, or random musings!

Cost: $38

15. Seven Chakras Healing Stone Box

spiritual gift - chakra stone set

This healing chakra stone set from Buddha Groove makes a wonderful gift for the Witch who loves crystal healing. The stones can be used one by one in meditation, or can be placed on the chakras to heal and balance them. The wood-cut gift box is stunning, and can be used to store the stones, or can be used separately as beautiful wall art!

Cost $42

16. Pentagram Letter Holder

pentagram letter holder - gifts for witches

This beautiful wooden pentacle letter holder from World of Witchery is a gift nearly any Witch could use – either for mundane purposes, or to hold spell and ritual papers on the altar.

Cost $39.99

17. Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan salt lamps are a fantastic addition to any spiritual person’s home, as they purify energy and raise vibration, but this sphere-shaped salt lamp from So Well is a extra witchy, since it looks like a crystal ball (technically, it could be used for scrying too).

Cost $47.95

18. Gilded Agate Coasters
wiccan gift - agate coasters

These gilded coasters from Buddha Groove are made from natural agate, which has a strengthening and stabilising energy. Glasses of water placed on the coasters will be infused with this energy, and the added bonus is that they look stunning and unique!

Cost $48 for set of four

19. Witch Phone Case

wiccan gift - witch phone case

This cute witchy phone case (for all types of phones) can be found at  Design by Humans, and the background colour can be customised. If you like the design, you can also order it as a shirt or an art print!

Cost $35

20. Kitchen Witch Apron

kitchen witch pagan gift

This is the perfect gift for anyone who identifies as a Kitchen Witch, but even witches who simply love cooking will appreciate this gift. The apron is designed by CackleTees, and can be customised for a white, yellow or khaki fabric.

Cost $27.80

21. Book of Shadows Stand

BOS stand - pagan gift

This beautiful hand carved book stand from All Wicca is accented with leaves and scrolls. It’s perfect for holding a Book of Shadows or other spell book open while at the altar, and is foldable, so can be stored away when not in use.

Cost $30

22. Tree of Life Water Bottle

water bottle gift for wiccans

This tree of life travel bottle designed by Aethelwulf is one of the most practical gifts on this list – who couldn’t use an extra water bottle? It’s lightweight, made from aluminium and you can choose between black, red, blue, white and grey as the main colour.

Cost $48

23. Wooden Pentacle Phone Case

wood phone case for wiccan

Here’s another phone case, this time designed by CD Symbols. This time, it’s a more rustic look, with a pentagram printed on a real wood phone case. You can customise it with text of your choosing at the bottom, and choose between a few different wood types.

Cost $42.20

Wiccan Gift Ideas for Over $50

24. Crystal Tealight Holders

crystal candleholder - gift for wiccan

These beautiful tea-light candle holders from Buddha Groove are made from naturally occurring crystal clusters, and make the perfect gift for a Witch! You can choose from amethyst, which is a calming and protective stone, or citrine which inspires confidence and success.

Cost: $56 per unit

25. Selenite Lamp

witch gift - selenite lamp

This beautiful selenite lamp from Buddha Groove gives off a wonderful glow, and has healing properties on top of that – selenite is a balancing and calming crystal, and is said to purify your surroundings.

Cost $78.

26. Herbal Academy Course

pagan gift - herbal class

For something a little different, why not get your Wiccan friend a herbalism course from The Herbal Academy? The Academy has a wide range of courses to choose from – from courses for absolute beginners who just want to learn the basics, to advanced herbal courses aimed at people who want to become professional herbal practitioners.

Cost: From $65

27. Seven Chakra Candle Aromatherapy Set

witch gift - chakra pillar candles

This seven-chakra candle set from All Wicca contains a different blend of essential oils to correspond with each chakra. Candles can be lit when meditating on balancing the particular chakra that the candle corresponds with.

Cost $98

28. Crystal Bookends

crystal bookends - gift for witch friend

These amethyst cluster bookends Buddha Groove. are a wonderful gift for the Wiccan book lover – and many of us tend to be just that! These book ends are stunning, yet practical – who wouldn’t want to display these beauties on their bookshelf?

Cost $136

29. Mini Lunar Calendar Talisman

wiccan gift - moon pendant ka gold

This stunning handcrafted talisman from Ka Gold is also a mini lunar calendar which lets you track the movements of the moon in its phases and zodiac signs. The talisman is designed according to sacred knowledge based on Kabbalah, sacred geometry and ancient Egyptian wisdom, and is designed to attract love, sensuality, beauty, art and empathy.

Cost $314

30. Triple Goddess Bronze Statue

gift for witch - triple goddess

This beautiful bronze statue from All Wicca depicts the triple Goddess – the Maiden, Mother and Crone. Many Witches would keep this on their altar to symbolise the Goddess, but it can also be placed in any part of the house as decor, bringing magickal Goddess energies into everyday life.

Cost $212

 Gift Wrapping Wiccan Gifts

When it comes to gift wrapping, head over to Zazzle, which has a wide selection of Wiccan birthday cards as well as Wiccan wrapping paper.

We hope you’ve been inspired to find the perfect present for the special Witch in your life!

Blessed be.

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Looking for authentic spell supplies? Check out World of Witchery for a treasure trove of magickal goods!  And for a comprehensive introduction on how to become a Witch, check out The Essence of Magick by our resident Wiccan, Amaris Silver Moon.

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