You'll need to special order this basket from DIPdesign on Etsy if you want one for your child on Halloween. Regardless, we just love the humor of a kid in a chicken costume carrying a chicken basket. Make sure your camera is charged. (DIPdesign, $25. Special order.)
There's a strong possibility that children who wear treat backpacks are too old to beg for candy from neighbors. Even so, we like that it's a different take on the tired old treat pail of yesteryear. (Party America, $6)
Equip your little pirate with a treasure-chest treat pail to collect his pirate booty on All Hallow's Eve. It's available online at Spirit of Halloween, and it will look great with any pirate costume. (Spirit of Halloween, $9)
This delightful Green Lantern treat pail doubles as a green lantern! Seriously, it lights up! (Wayfair.com, $21)
Tin pails are the pails for all seasons: They're great at the beach, they're useful during Easter egg hunts and they're absolutely perfect on Halloween. Order a personalized Sesame Street tin pail for your little monster so he can enjoy the utility of a decorative tin pail all year long. (PersonalCreations.com, $20)
Whether your wee one is dressed as Strawberry Shortcake or carries a strawberry purse as an ode to her favorite fruit, this fabric pail has what she needs to bring home the loot. (HalloweenCostumes.com, $10)
Though Shark Week comes but once a year, you can give your budding marine biologist something to look forward to with this adorable shark bag. (Pottery Barn Kids, $20)
If you're looking for a basket with a lot of class, look no further than this personalized treat bag available by special order from Bedesisters on Etsy. We like that you and your child can repurpose it for home decor and reuse it as a basket year after year. (Bedesisters, $25, special order)
Perhaps you're just in the market for an update to the orange plastic jack-o'-lantern, rather than throwing out the idea altogether. We like this well-crafted canvas jack-o'-lantern tote for an update on the classic look. (Lands' End, $25)
Only rookie trick or treaters carry pails that stifle the final haul of candy. Make your kid an expert by purchasing a bag that doubles as a pillow case for his Halloween candy. (PartySuppliesDelivered.com, $19)
Straight out of Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, this fishbowl treat bag is both funny and classic. Perhaps it's perfect for your Thing One and Thing Two. (Pottery Barn Kids, $20)
Yes, this fairy-inspired bag is perfect for Tink, but you can also use it with nearly any costume for a little girl. It's feminine and sweet, and boasts a ton of colors to help with matching just about any outfit your little one has dreamed of. (Disney Store, $13)
Maybe you balk at spending more than $2 on a trick-or-treat bag, and that's fair. Keep Halloween both cute and cost-effective with these do-it-yourself instructions for a candy corn bag, courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft.
As a general rule, bags are always better when the manufacturer adds legs to the bag's construction. Don't believe us? Just look at this adorable plush spider bag for proof. (Walmart, $15)
Last but not least, this cute treat bag can double as a purse for games of dress up year-round. It will look perfect to complete the costume of a little witch or ghoul. (CostumeExpress.com, $15)
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