Millions grew up reading the Harry Potter books and watching the movies. With its dazzling spells, exquisite gadgets and magical creatures, the wizarding world of the Harry Potter series offers.
While you’re patiently waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter, check out some of the best adorable gifts and magical memorabilia we’ve rounded up here, and transport yourself to the wizarding world with themed trinkets sure to excite any aspiring wizard.
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I would say that the best commodity is a useful commodity. Harry Potter fans will love this one. This Golden Snitch clock is something your gift recipient will likely use every day and is an attractive addition to any display or bedside table.
The bakers in your life will appreciate this guide on how to make everything from pumpkin pies to owl muffins.
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Another staple for bakers: cookie cutters with everything from Harry’s glasses to the Sorting Hat and even the Hogwarts Express. If your little one is a Harry Potter fan and loves to bake, this is the perfect gift.
Home decor is one element of Potter-fying your space, and filling the air with themed scents is another. This Harry Potter collection from Homesick includes five scent variants, including one for each house. (My personal favorite is the Gryffindor one — it has a nice, warm cinnamon scent. But each one has a unique scent depending on what you like — you can check out more descriptions here.) There’s also a cute Sorting Hat air freshener. You can buy individual candles for $44 or the Hogwarts 3-wick candle for $75, or you can get all five candles for $200.
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This is for fans of the jewels and for those who remember how Hermione outsmarted the Hogwarts students by attending many classes at once. This Time Turner necklace features a crystal hourglass charm and the words “I mark the hours each one, nor have I outrun the sun.”
I understand this is meant for any kid who is a Harry Potter fan, but I wouldn’t be opposed to owning this. This Hedwig toy features more than 15 sounds and movements to (sort of) bring this beloved companion to life.
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These cards feature really cool illustrations of characters including Harry, Hermione, Draco Malfoy, Dumbledore and Voldemort. You can choose a deck with any Hogwarts house: red for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin, blue for Ravenclaw, or yellow for Hufflepuff. There is also an option to get one deck of each color for $40.
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For Harry Potter fans and Lego fans, there is perhaps no better option than a Lego set to recreate parts of the wizarding world.
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Trains are cool. The Hogwarts Express train sets are cooler. This 37-piece set is battery-powered and remote-controlled, and features character sound clips.
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What a cooler way to hold your Harry Potter book collection than with these fun themed book dividers.
Here’s a pretty staple to put in those book dividers. This one is a bit lavish, especially given the fact that it only includes the first three books in the series, but this illustrated collection can serve as a treasured keepsake and collector’s item. Get the Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, and Prisoner of Azkaban.
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If the person you’re shopping for prefers to write their own thoughts or stories, this notebook offers inspiration to unleash their creative magic. Write the next day’s “Back to Hogwarts” in this book so you’re ready for next year’s celebration.
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Coloring books can provide a fun and relaxing activity for people of all ages. This one features more than 80 illustrations of moments from across the series, from Harry’s first Quidditch match to the Battle of Hogwarts.
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This chess set will let you relive the wizard’s chess scene in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — only without the deadly battles. This is really for those in the Harry Potter fan club.
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Here’s another option for a fun game, but with a technological twist. Use Harry’s wand to draw clues in the air that other players can see through the Pictionary Air app on their devices.
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We all need a little motivation now and then and these wooden quote signs are among my personal favorites. One reads, “At Hogwarts, help will always be given to those who ask for it,” and another reads, “Don’t let Muggles get you down.” You can hang these 5×7 signs on the wall or place them on the counter.
This bag features a range of fun images, from the Sorting Hat to the Golden Snitch to Hedwig’s Cage.
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I’m adding another watch to this list because I just got this one and I’m obsessed. Not only is it a classy watch, but it also has an hourglass on the back which makes it infinitely cooler.
If you’re craving the delicious Butterbeer from Universal Studios or Harry Potter New York, but aren’t near either of those places or don’t feel like making your own, this is a pretty good substitute. It’s a little sweeter, but has the same creamy buttery flavor (and it’s also alcohol-free).
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No wizard’s collection is complete without a wand. This option lights up, which compensates – at least in part – for the harsh reality that there isn’t much else the wand can do in the muggle world. Unless we let our imagination run wild…
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However, there is one wand that adds a little more magic to your home. The Harry Potter Casting Wand lets you cast spells that appear on your smart home devices, such as your TV, lights and speakers. After pairing the wand to a companion app, you can make various gestures for spells like Lumos, Expelliarmus, and Wingardium Leviosa. You can also cast Patronus on your TV. Note that this wand does come at a hefty price, but it’s sure to make any Potterhead happy – especially if they don’t have to pay for it.