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.
White, for positive communication with faeries: Zinnia - rose - anise - chamomile - ginger
Yellow, for faery magic communication and understanding: Daisy - yarrow - snapdragon - marigold - wood sorrel
Purple for faery magic communication and second sight: Lavender - chives - lilac - pansy
Salt - small white sachet - purple dye - rain water - faery offering such as candy, a bundle of faery herbs, shells, crystals, etc
Mix drops of purple dye into a handful of sea salt, add oils if using any (recommended lavender, lilac and ginger), and pour into white sachet with your fresh or dried flowers. With each flower, focus on the intent of the colour. Set your offering outside in a garden or under a tree, and holding your charm bag, say or think three times:
“May I hear you crystal clear May I feel that you are near May your blessing on me be And in return, these gifts I leave”
Sprinkle the rain water over the charm bag and hang it in your room.
A stone with a naturally formed hole though it. When peered into with one eye closed, you may see through glamours and obtain faery sight. Carry as a connection to the fae, good luck, or as a protection stone.
The Faery Star
The seven points of the faery star represent earth, air, fire, water, above, below and within. It has been used for protection, dreams, opening portals to the faery world, and a symbol of faery land. Be careful what you mark with it as it is very powerful, and sacred to the fae.
The Faery Cross
Said to be faery tears that fell to the ground and crystallised into Staurolite at the news of Christ’s death in one version, and faery tears caused by the destruction of nature, and an omen that iron machines and weapons would be used against the earth in another version. Carry for protection, dreamwork, grounding and anxiety.
The Faery Triad
Oak, Mountain Ash and Hawthorn. Three sacred faery trees, these plants have strong magic qualities. When bound or grown together they form a powerful protection, and when separate they attract fae and may aid one in opening a door to faeryland. Carry as an amulet, or for faery blessings and connection with the fae. Plant by your home to invite fae and provide a strong ward.
This is useful for “seeing” faeries if you struggle with faery sight, or simply want to connection with them in a different way. The art you create in this exercise will be of the fae you meet!
Water Jar (you might prefer using sun or moon water)
Go outside to the place where the faeries you want to connect with are. If you’d like to do this indoors, surround yourself with natural items relating to the type of fae. Turn on some music that helps you feel peaceful and dreamy.
Now focus your mind on the fae, their presence and nature. Beautiful, strange, wild, terrifying, strong, magical, wise, etc. Listen for them, pay attention to any ideas that suddenly pop into your mind, and you may catch a glimpse of the faery world.
Take your pencils and quickly sketch whatever you feel inspired too. It may be a full form, or simply swirling colours. Go over the pencil lines with water, blending the paint together, and imagine yourself flowing and becoming part of all nature too. Once you are ready and your painting done, thank the fae, turn off the music, clean up, and set it out to dry. You may want to leave out a gift for the fae too, such as strong tea, fruit, or cream.