The holidays are steadily approaching. Have a Potterhead in the family? Having trouble picking out a gift for said Potterhead? Are you actually the family Potterhead and just feel like treating yo’self? Whatever your reasons, here a gift guide that’s sure to please any Harry Potter fan. Accio gift!
The candy in the Wizarding World is known for being ridiculous as well as delicious. The most infamous sweet is ‘Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans’. Any Harry Potter devotee will appreciate this lovely jar of jelly beans from Williams Sonoma. For $14.95 you will get conventional flavors like candy floss, cherry, lemon, cinnamon and marshmallow. But mixed in you also get some mystery flavors like rotten egg, earthworm, dirt, grass and soap. It makes for the perfect prank or a fun game to play after Christmas dinner.
A personal favorite of mine are these Exploding Bon Bons. These white chocolate bon bons come in orange and pineapple flavors that have popping candy in the center. Available on Amazon for $19.00, it includes ten candies in Wizarding World packaging based on art from the film.
Another infamous treat in the Harry Potter universe is Butterbeer. During class trips to Hogsmeade students of Hogwarts would often buy it for its tasty, “…less sickly than butterscotch” flavor. Luckily for you and your Potterhead you don’t have to travel all the way to Hogsmeade to enjoy this popular beverage. Just head on over to Amazon and, for $19.55, get a six pack to hold you over. Best served chilled seeing as it is basically butterscotch soda.
Clothing is an ideal way to show off some house pride. Stay warm during those cold winter nights with this adorable Hot Topic Hogwarts sleep set.The super comfy pajama bottoms features a Hogwarts plaid print to match the crest on the long sleeve shirt. And for just $39.00 it could magically find its way to your home via messenger owl.
“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;”
Being a Gryffindor myself I can confirm that courage, chivalry, and determination are just a small part of what makes Gryffindor so great. Show off your Gryffindor pride with this short sleeve shirt. This shirt is courtesy of CupOfTeesUK on Etsy and could be yours starting at $19.90.
“Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.”
Also from Hot Topic are these Slytherin Hi-Top Sneakers. For $39.90 the Slytherin in your life can walk around muggle territory inconspicuously in these clever shoes. And they’re grey. I mean, what doesn’t go with grey? Just a side note: multiple reviews have reported the shoes running on the small side so you may want to order a bigger size.
“You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;”
If you know anything about the Wizarding World then you must know about Quidditch. Allow your Potterhead to play their favorite sport in style with this snazzy Hufflepuff Qudditch Jersey. You can even add a personal touch to this gift by adding their very own name on the back. For $59.95 it is available on the Harry Potter Shop.
“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;“
Shake off the last few months of winter with this wool Ravenclaw scarf. Measured at 68.9 inches by 10.2 inches, this grey and blue scarf is a replica of the scarfs as seen in the movies and goes for $29.95. We suggest also including a matching Ravenclaw Beanie Hat for a fun combo. It also sports Ravenclaw’s house colors and costs $12.95.
For the Book Worm
Devoted fans will appreciate this trio of books from the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry; all previously mentioned at some point throughout the series. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is Newt Scamander’s master work of all his research on magical creatures. Quidditch Through the Ages is a complete history of the magical sport and all it’s rules. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a popular children’s story book. The Hogwarts Library collection can be found on Barnes and Noble for $29.99.
Toys, Figures and More
When it comes to Funko Pops you really can’t go wrong. Show your Harry Potter aficionado how much you care with this B&N Exclusive Harry Potter 3 Pack. It features Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger dawning their Herbology gear. They are even holding cute little Mandrakes who, as usual, don’t look happy to be there. These are available for a reasonable $29.95.
You’re never too old to appreciate the fun and frustration of a Lego set. Celebrate the release of the new Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald with this set depicting Grindelwald’s escape via flying carriage drawn by a Thestral. Also from B&N this particular set usually goes for $19.99. Not tickling your fancy? Too small for your Potterhead’s liking? Then we would recommend this Whomping Willow set. Go big or go home with this set that includes the flying Ford Anglia, Whomping Willow tree, a section of Hogwarts and some of your favorite characters.
Did your Hogwarts acceptance letter get lost in the post? No need to worry! LegendaryLetters on Etsy has your back! With a wide variety on fun prop relicas from the Harry Potter universe. Including a Wizarding School Head Boy or HeadGirl Congratulatory Letter & Pin Set for $14, a Wizarding Bank Book & Deposit Slips for $20 and Wizarding Magic Government Business Cards (Set of 10) for $7.50. And the best part? Almost all of these items are customizable! Put your witch or wizard’s name on these documents for a nice personal touch.
For the Fashionista
Any beauty guru wouldn’t be caught dead without this magical palette. For $55.00 you can gift your Harry Potter nerd this custom hardcover storybook with a dozen highly pigmented matte, metallic and pearl eyeshadows. This palette features some lovely shades such as Broomstick, Sorcerer, Merlin and Jinx.
“I mark the hours, every one, Nor have I yet outrun the Sun. My use and value, unto you, Are gauged by what you have to do.”
While it has no time traveling abilities this necklace inspired by Hermione Granger’s time turner still makes for a nice accessory. For $8.99 you can get this rotating hourglass necklace, with your choice of coloring (gold with brown sand, gold with purple sand, silver with white sand), makes for a classy gift by any Potterhead’s standards.
Get a large candle with your house sigil from Insight Luminaries. You can also get a snitch candle, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes–themed tin candles and many more to satisfy your Potterhead delights.
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