There has recently been a lot of talk about the fae and working with them since the tick-tock witches decided to hex the fae. This has led to a natural curiosity that should be explored but with caution.
When you first begin working with the fae you should start by building a relationship with them through offerings.
Do not try to communicate with them or anything. Simply invite faeries into your space and give them offerings. This will help you build trust with them and open doors to them reaching out to you.
Offerings to leave fairies.
What you leave as an offering will be dependent on where you are leaving your offerings. In your own garden, you can leave more without worry that you will harm wildlife.
When leaving offerings in the woods opt for foods that will wash away or herbs that will break down over time leaving no trace behind.
Food offerings for fairies.
Food is one of the best offerings you can give fairies. While Milk and honey in their original form are powerful for faerie magick those are really the limits for food in their natural form. Milk and honey are vital to faerie magic and a powerful offering to give.
For other food, you want something that has been altered by humans. Alcohol is a great option if you wish to buy your offering rather than make it yourself.
Whiskey, rum, and wine all make amazing offerings to the faa that can be poured right into the ground where you are leaving your offering.
The fae love when offerings are created by your own hand. This fills your offering with your own energy connecting you to the fae that accepts it. Baking bread, cookies, and cakes for the fae is an amazing way to give an offering to the faeries. The fae has an affinity with sweets.
It is always a great idea to share a plate of your holiday feast with the fae as an offering. This can be a blessing in the winter when food is limited and holidays are plentiful.
Natural offerings for the fae.
In the peak of summer offering herbs and flowers out of your garden can be a nice gesture but is not going to get you much favor. After all the fairies in your garden already have access to these.
Herbs and flowers from other parts of the world are a great alternative. If you wish to offer the fae plants from your garden preserve them by driving in the summer.
When winter rolls around you can leave offerings of dried flowers and herbs in the snow. This is a great way to help the fae work their magic with the plants they have grown familiar with while wandering in your garden. Dried flowers in the snow is a great way to create beautiful art for your offerings.
Giving music as an offering to the fae
One great offering you can give you the fae is music. From the energy, the sound produces to the energy you place into the music as you play the power of sound is an amazing gift when building a relationship with fairies.
To offer music, you can sit around and play an instrument, sing a song, or just play with a drum or singing bowl.
You can give the gift of music even when you are not around by springing bells or placing wind chimes in your garden.
Crystals and shiny things
The fae love small shiny objects. This is why when they are feeling playful (or you have angered them) it is not uncommon for them to hide things like jewelry and keys. Offering shiny objects for the fae is a great way to give them gifts they will enjoy.
Placing small crystals around your yard, adding pretty trinkets and sparkly items is a great way to attract fairies and give them something that will make them happy.
Nature items as offerings for the fae.
Not all items in nature can be easily accessed in one place. While the fae can travel they still find offerings of times they can not find nearby a wonderful gift. Salt, sand, clay, bones, acorns, and pinecones are all great options for gifts for the fae.
Fairly homes and furniture.
Offering fairy houses, furniture, and other small household items is a great way to give a meaningful gift to the fae. While you can buy these items in stores it is always a good idea to include at least some that you have made on your own.
Make your own fairy houses with your own energy added for a personal touch. Fairy gardens are growing in popularity and make an amazing addition to your home and garden.