Millions grew up reading the Harry Potter books and watching the movies. With surprising spells, wonderful gadgets and magical creatures, the wizarding world from the Harry Potter series offers a a much-needed escape from the real world.
While you’re patiently waiting for your Hogwarts acceptance letter, check out some of the best magical gifts and memorabilia we’ve rounded up here, and immerse yourself in a themed wizarding world trinkets sure to inspire any aspiring wizard.
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I would argue that the best merchandise is profitable merchandise. Harry Potter fans will love it. This Golden Snitch clock is something your gift recipient will likely use every day and is an eye-catching addition to any display or bedside table.
The bakers in your life will appreciate this guide on how to make everything from Pumpkin Patch Pies to Owl Muffins.
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Another treat for bakers: cookie cutters of everything from Harry’s glasses to the Sorting Hat and even the Hogwarts Express. If your little one is a Harry Potter fan who loves to cook, 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 fragrance options, including one for each house. (My personal favorite is the one for Gryffindor — it has a nice, warm cinnamon scent. But each has a unique scent depending on your preference — you can see more descriptions here.) There is also a cute Sorting Hat air freshener. You can buy individual candles for $44, or the 3-wick Hogwarts candle for $75, or you can get all five candles for $200.
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This is for jewelry fans and for those who remember how Hermione won over students at Hogwarts by attending several classes at the same time. This Time Turner necklace features a charm with a crystal hourglass and the inscription, “I have marked the hours, one by one, nor have I surpassed the sun.”
I understand that this is intended for any child who is a Harry Potter fan, but I wouldn’t mind owning it myself. This Hedwig toy has more than 15 sounds and movements to (sort of) bring this beloved companion to life.
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These cards feature fantastic illustrations of characters including Harry, Hermione, Draco Malfoy, Dumbledore and Voldemort. You can choose a deck that shows each Hogwarts house: red for Gryffindor, green for Slytherin, blue for Ravenclaw or yellow for Hufflepuff. There is also the option to get a deck of each color for $40.
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For Harry Potter fans and Lego fans, perhaps there is no better choice than a Lego set to recreate the pieces of the wizarding world.
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The train sets are beautiful. The Hogwarts Express train sets are even cooler. This 37-piece set is battery operated and remote controlled, and features sound clips from the characters.
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What better way to hold your Harry Potter book collection than with these fun themed bookends.
Here is a beautiful staple to put inside bookends. It’s a bit of a splurge, especially given the fact that it only includes the first three books in the series, but this illustrated collection can serve as a valuable 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 down their own thoughts or stories, this notebook offers inspiration to unleash their creative magic. Write the next Back to Hogwarts Day in this book to prepare you 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 has more than 80 illustrations of moments throughout the series, from Harry’s first Quidditch match to the battle of Hogwarts.
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This chess set lets you recreate the Wizard’s Chess scene in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — without the deadly battles. This one is definitely for those in the Harry Potter fan club.
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Here’s another fun game option, but with a tech twist. Use Harry’s wand to draw signs in the air, which other players can see through the Pictionary Air app on their devices.
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We all need a little motivation from time to time, and these wooden sign quotes are one of my personal favorites. One read, “Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it,” and the other said, “Don’t let the Muggles get you down.” You can hang these 5×7 signs on the wall, or place them on a table top.
This bag has lots of fun images, from the Sorting Hat to a Golden Snitch to Hedwig’s cage.
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I’m adding a watch to this list because I just got it and I’m in awe. It is not only an elegant timepiece, but it also has a clock on the back which makes it even cooler.
If you’re craving the delicious Butterbeer from Universal Studios or Harry Potter New York but you’re nowhere near either of those locations, or don’t want to make your own, this is a great substitute. It’s a little on the sweeter side but has the same creamy butterscotch flavor (and is also non-alcoholic).
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No wizard’s collection is complete without a wand. This option shines, making up — at least in part — for the harsh reality that there is little else a wand can do in the Muggle world. Unless we summon our imagination…
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That being said, there is a wand that adds a little magic to your home. The Harry Potter Magic Caster Wand allows you to cast spells that appear on your smart home devices such as your TV, lights and speakers. After pairing the wand with a companion app, you can perform various gestures for spells such as Lumos, Expelliarmus and Wingardium Leviosa. You can also put a Patronus on your TV. Note that this wand comes at a hefty price, but it’s sure to please any Potterhead — especially if they don’t have to pay for it.