Happy Christmas, my fellow witches and wizards!
It’s almost the most wonderful time of year—and it’s as magical as the enchanted ceiling of the Great Hall bewitched to look like a holiday wonderland. (I read about it in Hogwarts: A History.)
Even though the last Harry Potter movie premiered seven years ago—and the last book 11 years ago—you probably know that one muggle who constantly reminds you that it’s leviOsa and not leviosA, owns at least one article of clothing with the Deathly Hallows symbol on it, and gets too emotional every time he or she hears the exchange, “After all this time? Always.” (Oh, just me?)
Because life is harder than just making a swish and flick movement with your wand to make the perfect holiday present appear, I’ve made a list of the most magical and spellbinding products this holiday season for the Potterhead in your life. “Take her away, Erm” and get ready for a bumpy ride for your wallet.
R for Ron & H for Harry Sweaters | The Universal Store | $89.95 each | The Universal Online Merchandise Store
Wake up on Christmas morning with your bestie the right way with these matching sweaters and wish each other a “Happy Christmas” endlessly. Although Ron’s mom didn’t knit these herself, these replica sweaters as seen in the films are made from the same wool and silk mixture as the film garment AND in the same Scottish mill as the schoolwear from the movie—so they are the real deal.
Alex and Ani Harry Potter Collection | Alex and Ani | $12-$78 | Alex and Ani
I don’t think there is anything more magical than this collection of jewelry from Alex and Ani. It features gorgeous pins, bracelets, and necklaces that feature iconic quotes, symbols, and other items. Fans will immediately recognize these designs from the movies, such as the Golden Snitch, Sorting Hat, Platform 9 3/4, Harry’s glasses and lightning bolt, and more. If someone doesn’t think they need a necklace with the Deathly Hallows on it, then they’re wrong.
Harry Potter Quidditch Hoops Jewelry Holder | Pottery Barn Teen | $99 | PBteen
Guard your treasures in gilded glamour! Inspired by Quidditch’s goal posts, this jewelry holder features 15 places to store rings, (your new Alex and Ani) bracelets, and necklaces. This chic accessory lets fans decorate their rooms in style, all while repping their favorite sport.
Harry Potter Velvet Robes | Pottery Barn Teen | $149 | PBteen
Anyone who puts on this robe with automatically receive 20 percent more respect and extra house points. Harry Potter fans can rep their house with this luxurious AF robe that boasts a house’s emblem and is covered in silky velvet. It also features two pockets and shorter, loose sleeves, so you’ll think they’re made of real magic. I’ve included two items from PBteen on this list, but it’s also worth checking out the entire Pottery Barn Teen Collection for more inspiration!
Harry Potter Water Bottles | Sip by S’well | $19.99 | S’well
These adorable S’well water bottles will help any Harry Potter fan ditch the Remembrall to remember to stay hydrated. There are four designs available, including Hogwarts, sporting the crest of the wizarding school; House Crests, which feature adorable symbols for each of the four houses; Quidditch, showing and image of the Golden Snitch; and The Boy Who Lived, showing Harry’s glasses and iconic thunderbolt scar. These water bottles guarantee leak-free protection and feature double-walled stainless steel, so your drinks will remain cold or hot literally forever.
Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans | Williams Sonoma | $14.95 | Williams Sonoma
The Wizarding World has some of the most creative treats and candies, and perhaps the most infamous is Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Choosing the flavor is half the fun because you never know what jelly bean flavor you’ll actually get. You may eat scrumptious flavors such as cherry, marshmallow, or blueberry—or you can get really lucky and get dirt, earthworm, earwax, rotten egg, or soap. Rumor has it that George got a booger-flavored one once. Williams Sonoma also offers a wide range of Harry Potter goodies this season, including chocolate wands, gummy frogs, acid pops, cinnamon balls, and lemon sherberts, all inside brilliant and refined packaging.
Harry Potter Sculpted Insignia Candles | Insight Luminaries | $29.99 | Insight Luminaries
Let your fandom glow! These gorgeous pillar candles features a sculpted, hand-painted emblem of the Hogwarts, Slytherin, or Gryffindor crest. These sturdy, high-quality candles will make a chic and beautiful addition to any room.
Wizarding World Mystery Flying Snitch | Wow! Stuff | $24.99 | Target
Aspiring seekers can channel their inner Oliver Wood and impress all of their friends. Just like in a game of Quidditch, fans of this ultimate wizarding sport can attempt to catch this flying Snitch as it appears to fly around them. Each set also comes with a Quidditch poster and a small stand for display when the Snitch wants to take a break. Is there a secret? Nope, just magic!
Harry Potter Hogwarts House Porcelain 16-Piece Dinnerware Set | Seven20 | $99 | Amazon
Anyone who gets this set will impress everyone so much during his or her next dinner party (or just every day life) so much that guests will probably want to remember it using the Pensieve. Straight from the Great Hall, this dinnerware set comes with four dinner plates, four salad plates, four bowls, and four mugs, one of each repping one of the four Hogwarts houses. I really like that the design is not too in-your-face, so you’ll be repping your fandom in style. Boring adult stuff: All pieces are made for porcelain, and are microwave and dishwasher safe (YAY!).
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle | LEGO | $399.99 | shop.lego.com
Not only is this the most impressive Harry Potter LEGO set ever, but it’s also the second biggest set in the company’s history. This set is a whomping 6,020 pieces, and Muggles will build iconic locations with all the details they remember from the book, including scenes from the four houses’ common rooms, classrooms, professor offices, the Goblet of Fire, and more. And, of course, the Hogwarts Castle building set comes with 27 (!) minifigures of our faves and love-to-hate witches, wizards, and professors, such as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Dumbledore, Voldemort, and the four Hogwarts founders. I’m offended I don’t already have this set.
Harry Potter Plush Slippers | ThinkGeek | $34.99 | ThinkGeek
When muggles solemnly swear that they are up to no good, the last thing they want to do is get caught creeping in the Restricted Section. These super plush slippers feature Harry Potter’s glasses and lightning bolt scar, Gryffindor colors, and a soft and comfy insole.
Funko Pop! Movie Moments Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 Vinyl Figure Set | Funko | $32.90 | Box Lunch
Ugh, the memz are flooding in. One of Funko’s latest Pop! vinyl figures based on the boy who lived is this Box Lunch exclusive of Harry Potter making his way onto Platform 9 3/4 for the very first time in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Movie Moments figure features little bb Harry in his plaid shirt and oversized cargo pants running through the wall at the train station in London, with Hedwig and baggage in tow.
Harry Potter TV Remote Control Wand | Noble Collection | $49 | Amazon
?Look at the flicka da wrist ? This is probably one of the closest items to making you feel like an actual wizard. Magically control any infrared device, such as your TV, Blu-ray player, and speakers, with a swish and flick. Users can program up to nine gestures, meaning they can change the channel or make any controls as they please.