10 Magical Harry Potter Gifts for Your Favorite Muggles
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Faculty of medicine first year students walk down a hall while seniors paint them with different color paints and glitter as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University on October 17, 2019 in Granada. The fourth-year students, dressed as characters from the Harry Potter movies, organize this year event. (Photo by Fermin Rodriguez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Die-hard Harry Potter fans love nothing more than when a friend or family member finally falls under the spell of J.K. Rowling’s beloved book series. So, it’s no coincidence that big-name brands like Boden, Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma have started selling Harry Potter merch just in time for the holidays. Here are 10 ways you can help Hogwarts wannabes channel their inner wizards.
Pottery Barn has released an enchanting collection that pulls inspiration from the four houses of Hogwarts, including luggage, lap desks and velvet robes emblazoned with the colors and crests of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Other items pay homage to Harry’s owl, Quidditch and the Deathly Hallows symbol. This golden snitch clock would be a great pick for Potter fans of all ages.
This mustard-hued sweater is available for kids ages 2–12. If this jumper featuring a majestic furry owl on the sleeves doesn’t get your heart racing, Boden has a whole line of really cool Potterverse-inspired clothing for all kids, including socks, party dresses, pajamas and sweatshirts.
With this kit, kids ages 6 and older can build their own wand and then program it to make feathers fly, goblets multiply and pumpkins grow on their tablets. Using Bluetooth connected to a tablet or PC, the kit offers more than 70 step-by-step challenges for coders to watch play out on the screen. Coding experience isn’t necessary, but gift givers should check for tablet compatibility.
Budding bakers can get into the wizarding school spirit with this 26-piece kit that comes with eight stainless-steel cookie cutters in the shapes of Hedwig, the Deathly Hallows symbol, the Hogwarts Express, a broomstick, the Sorting Hat, a snitch, Harry’s glasses and a lightning bolt. Also included are12 icing bags, four decorating tips and a storage box.
What type of dragon is Norbert? What does Harry use to destroy the diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw? Who was the headmaster of Hogwarts when the Chamber of Secrets was first opened? Players of this compact version of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit can channel their inner Hermione by showing off their knowledge in such categories as The Dark Arts, Hogwarts and Magical Objects with this trivial pursuit game.
Not only is this golden bauble a whimsical nod to a magical object Hermione used to go back and forth in time to help her classmates, but it’s also simply beautiful. The necklace is expandable, so it can be worn long or short, and the charm is adorned with Swarovski crystals. Spin it three times during endless work meetings and pretend it’ll actually catapult you back to your most recent beach vacation.
Whether you’ve got an aspiring novelist or a compulsive list-maker on your holiday checklist, this notebook marked with the name TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE will allow Potter fans to create far less ominous content than what young Voldemort used to trick Ginny Weasley. It comes with a pen shaped like Voldemort’s wand, but we’re guessing using it probablywon’t result in the writer being possessed by the Dark Lord and inadvertently releasing a basilisk.
Sure, a pile of random Lego blocks does wonders for the imagination, but some families prefer kits over chaos. Following the instructions page by page teaches so many skills and builds confidence when kids can look at and interact with the final product. Plus, it’s something families can do together, providing valuable one-on-one time while working as a team. The sets come in several themes, such as elves and Star Wars—but if you’ve got a Harry Potter fan to shop for, you can’t go wrong with this Hogwarts clock tower.
Most parents are familiar with aden + anais, the classic line of swaddling blankets, sleeping bags and bibs that are so soft, breathable and versatile that they become a diaper-bag and stroller must-have. But the heirloom-quality baby brand just kicked up the magical vibe of its muslin fabrics with limited-edition Harry Potter-inspired patterns featuring flying snitches, gold-foil thunderbolts and Hedwig delivering a letter.