25 Gifts For Fans Of The Paranormal That They Actually Need

April 23, 2023 1:00 AM ‐ ParanormalLong Reads

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Are you looking for a gift for a friend or family member who is fascinated by the paranormal? Whether they are a seasoned ghost hunter or simply a fan of spooky stories, finding the perfect gift for them can be a daunting task.

That's why we've put together a list of 25 gift ideas that are sure to delight anyone with an interest in the paranormal. From ghost-hunting equipment to books on supernatural phenomena, this list has something for everyone. So, whether you're looking for a birthday present or just want to surprise a loved one, read on to discover the best gifts for fans of the paranormal.

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka

'Ghostbusters' star Dan Aykroyd is known for his interest in the paranormal, and his Crystal Head Vodka brand was inspired by his fascination with ancient crystal skulls. The premium vodka makes a great gift even without its connection to the paranormal legend, but it also comes in a clear glass skull-shaped bottle, which is both visually striking and appealing for fans of the paranormal.

Scrying Mirror

Scrying Mirror

Scrying mirrors are easy to get hold of and have been used for centuries for divination and communication with spirits. It's a tool that's steeped in history and adds an element of authenticity to ghost hunting. A scrying mirror can be a useful tool for ghost hunters to connect with the paranormal and potentially capture evidence of supernatural activity. At the very least it will give your ghost-hunting friend the chance to try out a fun and traditional method of divination used in Victorian séances.

Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth Speaker

Ghost hunters often use audio recording equipment to capture electronic voice phenomena (EVP) or other sounds that may indicate paranormal activity. A Bluetooth speaker can be used to play back these recordings in real-time, making it easier for ghost hunters to listen for any unusual sounds or voices. There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers available on Amazon, look for one that is small and portable, making it easy to bring along on ghost hunts. Ghost hunters can also use them to play music or other sounds to create an environment conducive to paranormal activity.

Dowsing Rods

Dowsing Rods

Dowsing is a technique which is usually used to locate ground water, but is also used in an attempt to communicate with the dead. Rods can be purchased for under £10. Paranormal investigators generally use a pair of simple L-shaped metal rods, one is held in each hand, with the short arm of the L held upright, and the long arm pointing forward. Ghost hunters then hold their arms as still as possible and ask the spirits questions, encouraging them to indicating an answer by moving the tips of the rods closer together, further apart or two point the rods in a specific direction.


Prof. Richard Wiseman - Paranormality: Why We Believe The Impossible

Prof. Richard Wiseman's 'Paranormality: Why We Believe The Impossible' is a great book. Written in an easy to digest style, with the odd bit of tongue-in-cheek humour, the 2012 book is based on Wiseman's career in parapsychology and draws on famous psychology experiments conducted throughout the history of parapsychology. The book covers everything from cold reading psychics, to the human tendency to accept pseudoscientific nonsense. The book explores claims about Ouija boards, table tipping, automatic writing, and how ideomotor motion is involved in all of these. The book touches on the work of James Houran, Tony Cornell, Alan Gauld, Vic Tandy and Michel Pernsinger, covering everything from infrasound and electromagnetism to the power of suggestion.

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Authentic York Ghost

York Ghost Merchants

In 2019 a unique new retailer opened its doors in one of the historic timber-framed buildings found on The Shambles, a picturesque shopping street in York - a city that is famous for its hauntings. Housed within a re-creation of an authentic Georgian shop, owner, Angus McArthur and his team at the York Ghost Merchants hand make colourful ghosts, giving tourists to the city the chance to take home a spooky souvenir. These little ghouls, each made in a workshop above the shop, have become hugely popular and collectable, making them a great gift for any fan of the paranormal.

Haunted Magazine

Haunted Magazine

One of the leading paranormal magazines, Haunted Magazine, offer limited-edition prints of their issues. The four-edition subscription package offers a saving of at least 25% and ships all over the world.

For over a decade, the award winning Haunted Magazine has been the leading paranormal magazine of its generation. Quality features backed up with quality design go hand in hand as it takes a unique and somewhat different take on the paranormal that other magazines have dared not to.

It's a great gift idea for someone who is interested in the paranormal, giving them not just a nice surprise as a gift, but something to look forward to for the whole year. You can find out more about subscriptions here.

Ghost Hunting Experience

Ghost Hunting At HM Dorchester Prison

Need to get the perfect gift for an armchair paranormal fan? A gift voucher for a ghost hunting experience is sure to make their day. Gift vouchers are available and can be redeemed as part or full payment for a professionally run paranormal event. Gift cards start at just £10 with denominations up to £100 or more. Most paranormal events companies offer gift cards, including Most Haunted Experience and Haunted Happenings.

Ghost Bus Tour

York Ghost Bus Tour

Planning a trip to London, York or Edinburgh? Then hop on the Necrobus for an unforgettable tour of the city's most gristly sights. Whichever city you choose to embark on this ghostly tour, you can be sure of an immersive, entertaining and spooky experience, combining storytelling, history and a good dose of the paranormal with a theatrical and comical approach, while also visiting some of the most haunted locations of the city. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There are discounts available for children, students and seniors. You can find out more and book your place at theghostbustours.com.

Ghostbusters Merchandise

Tobin's Spirit Guide 2016

'Ghostbusters' is a classic movie that has been loved by many since its release in the 1980s. For fans who grew up watching the movie or are simply nostalgic for that time period, 'Ghostbusters' merch can bring back happy memories and evoke feelings of nostalgia. Items such as action figures, t-shirts, collectibles, or books related to the movie make perfect gifts.

Some of the highlights of the merch range include collector's edition Monopoly, an employee welcome kit, and 'Tobin's Spirit Guide' - a real-life version of the famous book featured in the movie. You can see the full range on the official Ghostbusters online store.


Ghostwatch DVD

Available on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon, 'Ghostwatch' is a British television special that aired in 1992 and is considered a landmark production in the supernatural genre. It was one of the first TV shows to use a mockumentary style to explore paranormal phenomena, and it had a significant impact on popular culture and public perceptions of the paranormal. 'Ghostwatch' is a must-have for any fan of the paranormal, as it's a way to connect with a wider community of paranormal fans and appreciate the cultural significance of this impactful production.

Demystifying The Oracle

Steve Higgins - Demystifying The Oracle

If you're shopping on a budget, then this short book is for you. The debate over whether Ouija boards are nothing more than a harmless toy, a useful implement for communicating with the dead, or an extremely dangerous occult tool rages on. In 'Demystifying The Oracle,' author and creator of Higgypop.com Steve Higgins doesn't aim to prove or debunk any of these conflicting beliefs about spirit boards, but instead provides balanced information to allow readers to make their own decisions. The book is available as paperback, ebook for Kindle or as an audiobook on Audible

Ghost Walks

Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

Take your ghost-loving friend on a guided walk around some of the famous haunts in your area. Ghost walks take place in pretty much every major town and city across the UK. A ghost walk is not your typical gift, and it offers a unique experience that the recipient is unlikely to forget. It allows them to immerse themselves in a world of mystery and intrigue that they may not have experienced before. Ghost walks often have historical elements and are led by knowledgeable guides who can provide fascinating insights into the history and folklore of the area.

You can find an extensive list of guided ghost walks across the country here. The list is sorted by region so you can easily find a paranormal event taking place in your part of the UK.

Online Paranormal Courses

Online Paranormal Course

Why not treat your ghost-hunting buddy to a unique paranormal online course designed to give them a practical understanding of the science behind hauntings, as well as improve their knowledge of the myths and legends associated with ghosts and the supernatural.

The courses cover such fascinating topics as ghost hunting basics, demonology, EVP research and more. We can exclusively offer a massive £13 of all online paranormal courses and gift vouchers at Paralearning.org using the discount code HIGGYTRIAL.

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Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless Gloves

Besides the obvious benefit of keeping the hands warm in cold environments, fingerless gloves allow for greater dexterity making it easier to handle ghost hunting equipment and fiddle with the buttons, switches and dials on paranormal investigation tools. Some paranormal investigators believe that wearing gloves while conducting investigations could block their ability to connect to spirits through touch. Wearing fingerless gloves allows for some protection and warmth while still maintaining a connection to the environment. There are plenty of styles and designs to choose from.

Crystal Or Gemstone Pendulum


Crystals and gemstones are believed to have their own unique energies that can help a person connect with the paranormal. Pendulums made of these materials are thought to be particularly effective for divination purposes because they can help a person tap into the energy of the universe or the spiritual realm.

A pendulum is a small and portable tool that can be easily carried in a bag or pocket, making it convenient for on-the-go use or for taking to a ghost hunting or paranormal investigation session. You could also customise the pendulum specifically for the recipient by picking a meaningful crystal or gemstone that has significance to them, like a birthstone.

Investigating Ghosts

Benjamin Radford - Investigating ghosts: The Scientific Search For Spirits

Benjamin Radford's book 'Investigating Ghosts: The Scientific Search For Spirits' isn't about debunking paranormal claims, but trying to communicate the importance of using balanced and measurable investigative techniques to ghost hunters. The award-winning and balanced guide on how to research ghosts is based on almost two decades of Radford's own first-hand, science-based investigations, research and his experience as the deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine. Radford doesn't just critique ghost hunting methodology and why a scientific approach is so important, but also discusses the psychology behind why people believe what they do in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. He also discusses what evidence would be required to prove once and for all that ghosts exist.

Tarot Cards

Scattered Tarot Cards

Although not directly related to ghosts or ghost hunting, tarot cards are closely associated with the paranormal. They can provide insight and guidance on a wide range of topics, including relationships, career, and personal growth. The cards are believed to tap into the unconscious mind and offer insights and guidance that might not be immediately apparent to the conscious mind. There are many different tarot decks available, each with their own unique themes and symbolism. This allows someone to choose a deck that resonates with them personally or that they feel drawn to based on their specific needs or interests.


Ghost Hunting Flashlight Paranormal Investigation Torch

You'd never catch a good ghost hunter without a torch, but you can never have too many lights when you spend your weekends in dark and often abandoned places. A high-quality torch makes a great gift for a ghost hunter. When choosing a flashlight or torch as a gift for someone interested in the paranormal, there are a few important factors to consider including the brightness, the expected battery life, durability, size and weight.

A torch is a practical and essential tool for ghost hunting, and having a reliable and high-quality torch is crucial for any ghost hunter. So look for torches from reputable brands that have positive reviews from other ghost hunters or outdoor enthusiasts. This can provide assurance that the flashlight is of good quality and will meet the person's needs.

To help you pick the perfect torch, we've put together a list of the top flashlights, headlamps, lanterns and other light sources that you might find useful during an investigation.

Automatic Writing Planchette

Automatic Writing Planchette

An automatic writing planchette is a tool used for divination and communication with spirits and entities in the spirit world. It is believed that the planchette moves on its own to write out messages from the spirits, allowing the person to ask questions and receive answers in a similar way to a planchette on a Ouija board. The good thing about the type of planchette used for automatic writing is that it doesn't require a bulky board, just a standard sheet of paper. An automatic writing planchette can be a unique and intriguing gift for someone interested in the paranormal, providing an opportunity for personal growth, spiritual exploration, and communication with the unknown.

The World Of The Unknown: Ghosts

Usborne's The World Of The Unknown: Ghosts

There aren't many ghost hunters who grew up in the 70s or 80s that won't remember the classic picture book 'The World Of The Unknown: Ghosts'. What they might not know is that the book's publisher, Usborne, re-released the title in 2019. The first book in Usborne's 'World Of The Unknown' series would make a great and nostalgic gift for any fan of the paranormal. Since its original release, it has influenced a generation of ghost hunters and writers, and was read and re-read by obsessive fans of ghost stories.

Audio Recorder

Audio Recorder EVP

An audio recorder can be a great gift for a fan of the paranormal. They are a common tool used in paranormal investigations to capture EVPs, which are believed to be voices or sounds from the spirit world. Audio recordings can help capture other paranormal activity such as unexplained noises or footsteps, and to document paranormal experiences.

When picking an audio recorder for a ghost hunter, look for an audio recorder that can capture clear, high-quality sound. The recorder should have a good microphone and a long battery life as paranormal investigations can last for hours.

Some popular audio recorders among paranormal investigators include the Tascam DR-05X, Philips Voice Tracer DVT4110, Tascam X8, Olympus LS-12, Zoom H5 and Sony ICD-PX470.

Ouija Board

Ouija Board

Ouija boards have been around for over a century and are often associated with communication with spirits and other paranormal phenomena. They have a long and interesting history that makes them a unique and iconic tool for those interested in the paranormal. Ouija boards are often used in groups, making them a fun and social activity, a way to spend time with friends and explore the paranormal together.

When selecting a Ouija board as a gift for someone interested in the paranormal, look for a well-made Ouija board that will hold up over time. Avoid cheap, flimsy boards that may break easily. Ouija boards come in a variety of designs, ranging from classic wooden boards to modern versions with intricate designs. Consider the recipient's personal style and choose a board that they'll appreciate.

Whispers From The Other Side

Steve Higgins - Whispers From The Other Side

This comprehensive guidebook provides readers with the knowledge and skills to capture and effectively analyse EVP. Suitable for both beginners and experienced ghost hunters, the book delves into the various theories surrounding EVPs, including the possibility of spirits communicating with the living.

Through a combination of practical advice and theoretical exploration, readers will gain a deeper understanding of EVP research, learn about the best practices for conducting EVP sessions, and gain the skills to form their own conclusions about the validity of EVPs. 'Whisper From The Other Side' is an essential resource for anyone interested in the fascinating world of EVPs.

Cat Balls

Cat Ball Paranormal Detection Ghosts

Flashing cat balls are small toys for pets that light up when they are touched or moved, and they are primarily intended for feline play and stimulation. They are very cheap to buy and also very effective tools on a ghost hunt. They are simply placed on the floor during an investigation and used as trigger objects, if they are touched or moved by a ghost they will light up and flash. If you decide to buy someone some flashing cat balls, it's best to purchase them from a pet shop or online retailer like Amazon where they will be cheaper. Stores that specialise in ghost hunting equipment often sell these pet toys at an inflated price.

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