It’s October! costume planning is under way, bold hints of the holiday are apparent (there’s a giant masked skeleton looming over the doorway just a couple of streets over) and curiosity abounds, “i wonder what the Halloween fairies will trade this year!” Each year the boys gather ridiculous amounts of candy door to door in our neighborhood. From the loot, the older boy chooses 12 pieces (1 for each month of the year) and the younger boy has yet to discover what is actually in those wrappers (i fear this year he will learn that there’s more to those smartie “shakers”). The remaining loot is left out for the sugar fairies to come and trade. Their gift baskets usually include honey sticks, gum, dried fruit, a new toothbrush with toothpaste, stickers and small gifts to suit each boy. I am happy to say that this works brilliantly for us and is a fast and easy way to put away that huge amount of tempting no good for you sugar and who knows what else is in there. I highly recommend sugar fairies! and to inspire or get you started i have listed several Halloween Sugar Fairy Gift Baskets in the shop.