If you’re between the ages of 18 and 34, odds are you’re more than likely a Harry Potter fan. And if you aren’t, it’s likely because you haven’t yet experienced the books or movies, as opposed to outright disliking them. Whether you were a fan from the very beginning, picked it up when the films came around or have come to the Wizarding World from the subsequent Fantastic Beasts films, Pottermania remains as big as ever. Which is why any Harry Potter gift is most likely going to be a winner.
When it comes to picking out the best gifts for Harry Potter fans (self gifts included), there’s a lot of options. Harry Potter is a worldwide phenomenon and as such, there’s a ton of variety in terms of Potter-themed products. Clothes, food, toys, household items and more are all available, which means picking out the best gifts for your friends and family can be a drawn out process.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best gifts for Harry Potter fans. There are Harry Potter gifts for all ages, from kids to adults, and for all kinds of budgets, too. You’ll find family games, fancy clothing accessories, office mugs and more. We’ve also included the original books and a Potter cookbook to cater to both the newly initiated and die-hard fans.
1. LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
No rise to out-of-this-world stardom is complete without having your very own LEGO kit. In the case of the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, you’ll find everything you could wish for to play out your favorite Harry Potter adventures or even make up some new ones of your own. The kit is made up of 6,020 pieces, including four Harry Potter figures, dementors, Arogog and even the car-crushing Whomping Willow. This is a great gift idea for kids and adults alike or ideal as a joint venture, too.
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2. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
BEST FOR FOODIES
Love Harry Potter and cooking? Mix the two with this Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. Inside, you’ll find all your favorite dishes from the series, including favorites like Mrs. Weasley’s Meat Pies, Kreacher’s French Onion Soup and Harry’s favorite dish, treacle tart. If you’re hosting a Harry Potter-themed get together or simply want to create a meal fit for the tables of Hogwarts, this imaginative book is a must-have.
3. Harry Potter Hogwarts School Crest Cauldron Mug
BEST FOR OFFICE WORKERS
If someone is a huge HP fan at your office, gift them this cauldron mug for their next birthday. The mug sports Hogwarts’ school crest on the front and is made of a black ceramic. While we would recommend this mug if you don’t know your coworker’s favorite house, you can also gift them any house-specific mugs from the same listing. But better to err on the side of the school crest, lest you give a Gryffindor a Slytherin mug by mistake.
4. Harry Potter: Gryffindor Ruled Notebook
BEST FOR STUDENTS
You may not be heading to Hogwarts, but at least you can head back to school in serious wizarding style. This finely crafted notebook displays the Gryffindor crest on the front and includes 128 pages of high-quality lined paper, which is perfect for jotting down your favorite spells and potion recipes. And, if Gryffindor isn’t your house, the notebook is also available in the three other houses, too.
5. MAYBO SPORTS Wiitin Harry Potter Fidget Spinner
BEST FOR STRESS RELIEF
Harry Potter is in but so are fidget spinners. So which one should you go with? A Harry Potter-themed fidget spinner, of course! Crafted in the shape of a golden snitch, the device sports a beautiful rainbow color and includes self-lubricating parts to ensure a zero-maintenance experience. In addition, the stress-relieving spinner also comes with its own handy carry case, so you can always keep it with you.
6. Harry Potter 2020 Calendar
Now five months into 2020, there’s still time to count the days in style with a Harry Potter calendar. For Potter fans, there’s no better answer than this Harry Potter 2020 Calendar. The day-by-day calendar is stuffed with full-color images, all scenes taken from the movie franchise. What’s more, they each include favorite quotes, making them a perfect gift for any fan of the franchise.
7. LilMents 4 Pack Pinstriped Necktie Set
BEST FOR MEN
Subtle and stylish, these LilMents Pinstriped Neckties will give any Harry Potter fan — young and old — a magical touch of sophistication. Although not plainly obvious, the ties feature Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff colors. Wear one every day or use them for special wizarding occasions.
8. Trivial Pursuit Harry Potter
BEST FOR FAMILIES
No Invisibility Cloak or Marauder’s Map will help guide you through this game. With over 1,800 questions across six challenging categories, you’ll have hours of fun challenging friends and family. Topics include The Dark Arts, Hogwarts, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People, and Animals & Magical Creatures.
9. Harry Potter Crewneck Sweatshirt
If you’re stuck at home because of the quarantines, you’ve likely already given up on “dressing up” for work. Hey, we can’t blame you. When your commute is going from bedroom to living room, you don’t really need to dress to impress. For that reason, we love this Harry Potter crewneck sweatshirt. Featuring a burgundy body and a subtle gold graphic, this is the sort of thing you can wear in a zoom meeting without attracting too much attention. The HP fans in the crowd will get it and respect it, and everyone else will think it’s just some red sweatshirt.
10. Underboss Mens Hogwarts Boxer Briefs
Once the Sorting Hat places you in a house, there’s no going back. But when it comes to the Underboss Mens Hogwarts Boxer Briefs, you can represent all the houses as you please. Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin — the choice is yours!
11. Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Mat
Whether it’s your dorm room, office or home, give your space a jolt of fun and excitement with the FloorMatShop Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Mat. The mat refers to the famous Platform 9 3/4 where Harry Potter and his friends arrive every year to board the Hogwarts Express. Designed for indoor use, this mat can be placed in the bathroom or kitchen for added HP appeal. In classic Gryfindor colors, this welcome mat is one of the best Harry Potter gifts of the year.
12. Harry Potter 12 Days of Socks Set
BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT
If you prefer a subtler way to show your Potter madness without having to put on a pair of Harry-esque glasses and carry a wand around the office, these Harry Potter 12 Days of Socks Set could be the answer you’re looking for. The mixed sock set includes both crew socks and low-cut options, and the set is great for both men and women, making it a great gift for most Potter fans. The designs include all your favorite Potter logos and sayings, such the Deathly Hallows sign and the Marauders’ Map spell.
13. Clue Harry Potter Board Game
BEST FOR FAMILIES
Play the game as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna, or Neville. Then, make accusations against the possible list of suspects: Draco Malfoy, Dolores Umbridge, Peter Pettigrew, Crabbe & Goyle, Bellatrix Lestrange and Lucius Malfoy. The classic game of Clue gets a fantastical twist with an ever-changing game board that reveals hidden passageways and special “help” cards.
14. Harry Potter Hogwarts Bookends
BEST FOR BOOK COLLECTORS
If your friend or family member is a true Harry Potter fan, then he or she will own the books. If that’s the case, their bookshelf could probably use some organizing, and there’s no better way to keep things tidy than with these bookends. We love these bookends because they’re not so cheesy that the average fan wouldn’t want to display them in their home. Also, they really do work. And they don’t have to be used with Harry Potter books only, though, it’s strongly encouraged.Buy: Harry Potter Hogwarts Bookends - Decorative Metal Hogwarts School Castle Design $24.99
15. Harry Potter Fleece Hooded Bathrobe
Whether you’re preparing for an intense quidditch match…or a shower, do so in plush wizarding style with this Harry Potter Fleece Hooded Bathrobe. The robe features a hood, a house crest and super-soft fleece. You can also choose between the four different houses and one generic Hogwarts version when ordering.
16. Harry Potter Paperback Book Set
BEST FOR NEWBIES
To a seasoned Potter fan, buying the Harry Potter Paperback Book Set may seem unnecessary and laughable as you’ve already memorized all the words from each of the seven books. However, for the uninitiated, such as kids who are just coming of age to enjoy the series or even those weirdos who may not have even opened one by choice, this beautifully presented complete set is the ideal way to gift their new favorite books. The set includes books one to seven, and each book features a strikingly illustrated front cover.
17. Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Cufflinks
BEST FOR FORMAL OCCASIONS
Fit for any formal occasion, these Deathly Hallows Cufflinks will give an outfit a touch of magical elegance. Made of black-plated metal, these cufflinks feature the symbol of the Deathly Hallows with the HP initials on the back. In addition, these cufflinks are officially licensed by Warner Bros and come in a Harry Potter-branded box. So if you have a friend that loves both formal wear and is still waiting for their letter from Hogwarts, this is one of the best Harry Potter gifts you’ll find.
18. Jay Franco Harry Potter Bed Set
BEST FOR KIDS
This plush Harry Potter Bed Set features the bold house colors on a neutral background. It includes a comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases. Put this bedding set on your bed and experience sweet, magical dreams every night. It’s also a great way to show your Harry Potter fandom in a stylish and functional way.Buy: Jay Franco Harry Potter Bed Set $39.97
19. The Hufflepuff Cup by the Noble Collection
BEST FOR TRUE POTTERHEADS
This heavy golden metal cup measures five inches tall and offers beautiful, ornate details, including the Hufflepuff badger, ornate handles and patterned carvings. Although you cannot drink out of it, it certainly makes for a captivating conversation starter on your desk or mantelpiece. In addition, this cup is officially licensed and would make a fine trophy prize for any quidditch competitions or Harry Potter trivia nights on the horizon.
20. Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set
Challenge your friends with this chess set depicting the Wizard’s Chess Set from the Harry Potter movies. It includes black and white armored wizards, knights on horses, rooks on castle turrets, bishops with a staff, kings and queens with swords and pawns crouched down. And they’re all ready to do battle with your opponent’s pieces. Replay your favorite scene from the Sorcerer’s Stone and hope that you end up on the triumphant side.
21. Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans
BEST FOR ADVENTUROUS TYPES
“Alas, earwax.” So said Dumbledore at the end of book one. The question is: are you willing to roll the dice on Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans? We’d wager yes. And if not, well, they make a fantastic gift to pawn off to your friends. Featuring 10 “normal” flavors and 10 “crazy” flavors (whatever that means), we love this as a gift idea, especially if your giftee lets everyone give a bean a try. Who knows what you’ll get in this fun little pack of possibly-disgusting candies. But if you or your friend is the adventurous type, we know you’re going to give it a whirl regardless of the consequences.
22. Harry Potter Popsocket
BEST FOR THE PHONE-DROPPING FRIEND
Unfortunately, we all have that friend. You know the one. He or she somehow always has a cracked phone screen. Could be butter (beer) fingers, could be a bungled sticking spell. Whatever the cause, they need to get a grip of their phone, and this popsocket is the tool to help. If they’re not Gryffindor, you can always opt for one of the many other Harry Potter-theme options on the Popsocket website.
23. Harry Potter Movie Collection
BEST FOR FANS OF THE FILMS
What, you didn’t actually think we’d forget the movie set, did you? Excuse us for a moment, just need to stow this remembrall Neville gave us…Right! Of course, we’d never forget the Harry Potter movies. While some may favor these over the books (heathens), a true Harry Potter fan loves both the movies and books equally, albeit for different reasons. With this eight-film set, your giftee can watch, rewatch and rewatch again all of the magic of the Harry Potter world brought to life. Odds are, your friend has a few of these movies but the discs are likely scratched or missing. Do right by the wizarding world and give them the full set for endless hours of future enjoyment.Buy: Harry Potter Movie Set - Blu Ray $46.99
24. Harry Potter Illustrated Books
BEST GIFT TO BUY YOURSELF
Over the last several years, Bloomsbury has started publishing gorgeous illustrated versions of the Harry Potter books, and these hardcover editions are true works of art. These are an essential purchase for any true Potterhead, and we can’t get enough of these. So far the publisher has released illustrated versions of the first four books. If you haven’t already started adding these to your collection, then the time has come to order your own illustrated Sorcerer’s Stone. Trust us, this is one purchase that’s worth every penny, and it’s one of the best Harry Potter gifts the world has ever seen. Discover Hogwarts, Platform 9 and 3/4, and 4 Privet Drive in an entirely new way with magical artwork from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.Buy: Illustrated Sorcerer's Stone $22.79