Milk or cream (you can add honey, spices, herbs, etc)
Bundle of fae flowers or herbs (thyme, lavender, daisy, pansy, yarrow, etc)
Sugar (you can add flowers or scents)
Apple slices with cinnamon
Baked goods (cakes, cookies, pies, bread, jams and jellies, etc)
Candy sticks / rock candy
Paper stars or hearts
Dandelion or Elderberry wine
Strong spices like ginger, basil and cinnamon
Bowl of water
Art and poems
Candied fruit or flowers
Candles (don’t leave unattended)
• Things you should NOT put outside! •
Chocolate: I see lots of blogs recommending this but do not leave it outside! It’s bad for any animals who could eat it.
Glitter: It’s basically spreading lots of tiny plastic pieces that will not decompose and will end up in water where it will be eaten by fish. Some companies like EcoSparkles make biodegradable glitter alternatives.
Salt: Will kill any grass, moss, and plants it falls on.
Jewellery: Unless it’s natural stones/shells/wood beads strung on a biodegradable thread, don’t do it.
Glass jars: They’re the same as if you tossed a beer bottle into your yard. If you really need to bury one, put it in a plant pot and dig it up again the next day.
Essential oils: Strong oils like peppermint and rosemary will burn or kill plants.
• Things faeries don’t like as offerings •
Clothing (not cloth)
Bread (some fae are fine with bread, others it offends)
Metals (excepting silver and gold)
On Consistency: I’ve seen lots of people saying you must always leave gifts at the same time, but you don’t need to worry or feel guilty about this! Just do it when you can, and refresh things when you remember.