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With Christmas right around the corner, there’s a good chance that someone on your list would appreciate receiving the best Harry Potter gifts. From special-edition illustrated books to unique collectibles, we’ve got tons of Harry Potter gift ideas for all ages.
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.
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-themed cookbook to cater to both the newly initiated and die-hard fans.
Harry Potter Illustrated Books
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 them. So far the publisher has released illustrated versions of the first four books (the Prisoner of Azkaban edition is our favorite so far).
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 3/4, and 4 Privet Drive in an entirely new way with magical artwork from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.
Harry Potter 2022 Advent Calendars
BEST NEW RELEASE
Here at SPY.com, we love finding the best Advent calendars for our readers, and this year there were a bunch of new Harry Potter Advent calendars we were excited about. We’ve included links to our favorites below, but no matter which one you choose, you’ll get 24 days of Harry Potter-inspired goodness. The Funko Pop! Advent Calendar is particularly fun, as it contains mini figurines of everyone you love from Hogwarts including Harry, Ron and Hermione but also Hagrid, Luna Lovegood, Dumbledore and, of course, everyone’s favorite house-elf (RIP, Dobby).
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The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling is the genius behind the Harry Potter book series, but she didn’t stop writing when the books came to an end. While she hasn’t published any new Harry Potter books, she has written other children’s books. For Christmas 2022, Rowling is back with an illustrated children’s book called The Christmas Pig. The book tells the story of a young boy who has to go on a grand adventure to rescue his favorite toy, and we think it will be a real bedtime treat for kids who may be too young to enjoy all the Potter books just yet.
If you’re a Harry Potter fan who now has kids of your own, then you’ll want to add this new story to your holiday shopping cart.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
We love Harry Potter, and this epic Hogwarts castle is also one of our favorite LEGO sets for adults. The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle has 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.
Hufflepuff Quidditch Sweater
Does anyone else identify as a Hufflepuff? If you want to show your team spirit, then you’ll want this comfy Hufflepuff Quidditch Sweater. This crew neck sweater is cozy, but more importantly, it will let you show off your Hufflepuff pride all winter long.
Funko POP! Harry Potter with Hedwig
BEST FOR COLLECTORS
With so much variety in their offerings, you can always turn to Funko POP to find gifts for fans of… well, anything. That’s because they have vinyl figures of everyone from Abraham Lincoln to the shark from Jaws. They also have plenty of Harry Potter figures, like this classic one featuring Harry wearing his robes and carrying Hedwig.
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.
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 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.
Gift an HBO Max Subscription
FOR MOVIE STANS
If you’re wondering how to stream Harry Potter online for your annual Christmas movie marathon, then the answer is simple: sign up for HBO Max, which just so happens to be our favorite streaming service — and not just because it’s the official home of the Harry Potter film franchise. Right now, HBO Max customers can watch all eight movies any time they want to. That’s why gifting an HBO Max subscription for Christmas is one of the best Harry Potter gifts of 2022.
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.
Harry Potter Crocs Jibbitz Charm
Does your Potterhead love Crocs as much as they love Harry Potter? Then we’ve found the perfect stocking stuffers for them. Crocs Jibbitz charms let the wearer show off their personality and hobbies by decorating their Crocs. This “Harry Potter” charm will instantly let everyone know just how much they love the wizarding world.
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Hogwarts Art Poster
Etsy is our go-to destination for unofficial merchandise. Even though unofficial merch can be a risky buy, this gorgeous Hogwarts poster comes from a trusted seller with excellent customer reviews. This professional art print will make any guests and Harry Potter fans do a doubletake, and we think it’s one of the best Harry Potter gifts for the Christmas season. And with prices starting at just $15, this is also one of our favorite affordable Harry Potter gift idea.
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.
Crochet Mini Harry Potter Dolls
Remember what we said about Etsy being the best place for unofficial Harry Potter merchandise? Is there someone on your Christmas shopping list that appreciates both fine crafts and Harry Potter? Then they will 100% appreciate these adorable crocheted mini Harry Potter dolls. Harry, Hermione, Professor McGonagall, Hagrid, Dumbledore… the gang’s all here.
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.
Personalized Harry Potter Name Plate
Everyone who loves the Wizarding World will instantly recognize the lightning bolt script that’s used in the books and movies. Thanks to a creative Etsy storefront, you can order your very own personalized Harry Potter name plate in the iconic lightning bolt font. There’s still time to order this for the holidays, and with an insanely cheap price tag but excellent customer reviews, this is one of the best Harry Potter gifts of the year.
Harry Potter Crewneck Sweatshirt
Harry Potter t-shirts and sweaters make some of the best gifts for Potterheads, and 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 a cool red sweatshirt.
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!
Harry Potter School Trunk
BEST FOR TRAVEL
Yes, we know it’s too late for you to receive your Hogwarts acceptance letter. And, yes, we’re still getting over it, too. Even so, you can still pretend you’re going to Hogwarts with this handsome carrying bag. This piece of magical luggage comes directly from the official Harry Potter shop. This bag is large enough that it will be an excellent Harry Potter gift idea for fans of all ages.
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. Some Clue crossovers make more sense than others, but Hogwarts really is a dangerous place!
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.
Official Chocolate Frog
The official Harry Potter online shop is full of goodies that true fans will appreciate. Unfortunately, some of the best items, such as replica wands from the movies, are all sold out. However, you can still buy recreations of some of the famous candies and sweets from the books. This Chocolate Frog is the kind of gift that any fan will love. In fact, they might love it so much they won’t even want to eat it.
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.
Harry Potter Paperback Book Set
BEST FOR NEWBIES
To a seasoned Potter fan, buying the Harry Potter 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.
Lightning Bolt Harry Potter Necklace
BEST FOR HER
Looking for the best Harry Potter gifts for women? We’ve got more than a few gift ideas for women, and we love this understated necklace featuring the iconic Harry Potter lightning bolt. This necklace is elegant and beautiful without being flashy, which can be a problem with some merchandise. For anyone that’s ever owned a Lily Potter and Snape “Always” t-shirt, this is the gift you’re looking for.
Official Harry Potter-Themed Reading Light
Are you old enough to remember the excitement of Harry Potter book release nights? We are, and we fondly remember staying up all night to read the next chapter of Order of the Phoenix… and the next chapter, and then the next one, too. For all of our late-night readers, we’ve got the best Harry Potter gifts for you. This reading light is in the shape of a snitch, and it will provide all the bewitching light you need to read to your heart’s content.
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Cufflinks
BEST FOR FORMAL OCCASIONS
Fit for any formal occasion, these Deathly Hallows Cufflinks will give any 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 formalwear and is still waiting for their letter from Hogwarts, this is one of the best Harry Potter gifts you’ll find.
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.
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.
Harry Potter PopGrip
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 on their phone, and this PopGrip 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 PopSockets website.
Harry Potter Movie Collection
FOR MOVIE FANS
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.
CODENAMES: Harry Potter Board Game
BEST FOR GAME NIGHT
Codenames is one of the most fun multiplayer board games, and this is an updated version that features characters and concepts from the Harry Potter series. The way regular Codenames works is that you give clues to try to get your teammate to pick the right words from the grid, while making sure they avoid picking words that can help the other team or cause them to automatically lose. Here, you give clues that point to the right characters without accidentally choosing Death Eaters. The one major flaw with Codenames is that it requires four players, which can be hard to get together. Thankfully, this version is based on Codenames Duet, so it only requires two players.
Stainless Steel Hip Flask
BEST FOR MAGICAL POTIONS
This option is for the grown-up Harry Potter fan (of which there are millions). It’s a classic metal flask that holds 8 oz of your preferred tipple, and it’s labeled with an apothecary-inspired design that says “Polyjuice Potion.” In the books and movies, the Polyjuice potion allows you to take on the likeness of another person. And while that’s impossible in the real world, whatever you put in this flask can at least turn you into a more fun version of yourself.
Harry Potter Marauder’s Map Mug
In the books and movies, the Marauder’s Map magically reveals itself to its users who “solemnly swear” that they are “up to no good.” This mug uses a bit of magic of its own. It’s heat-sensitive, so when a hot liquid is poured into it, footprints and details of the map appear on the surface of the mug. No matter how old you are, it’s a pretty cool trick.
LEGO Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban Knight Bus
BEST IMMERSIVE ACTIVITY
There are a ton of great Harry Potter LEGO gifts that you can buy, and the triple-decker bus from Prisoner of Azkaban is a great option if you don’t have the kind of space for a full-blown Hogwarts or Quidditch set. It has a variety of moving parts and three mini figurines. With 403 pieces, it’ll keep any kid (or adult) occupied and entertained building it.
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Blender Bottle Harry Potter Shaker Bottle
BEST FOR QUIDDITCH PLAYERS
If you want a subtle way to nod to your favorite book series, this blender bottle is a practical way to mix up your favorite protein shakes on your way to the gym. It holds 28 oz of liquid and includes a metal mixer ball. The black version features a small Harry Potter logo and the Deathly Hallows symbol. You can also choose other Harry Potter-themed shaker bottles like colored bottles for each of the houses.
30. Hallmark Signature Harry Potter Birthday Card
BEST FOR FAR-AWAY FANS
Maybe your giftee already has all the stuff on this list. Or maybe they’ve outgrown LEGO and board games. In that case, a nice card is always appreciated. This one from Hallmark Signature has plenty of details that will remind them of their favorite book series. Yes, it’s a little steep for a card, but the cover has felted attachments like a pendant and cloak, as well as a wand, Hedwig, a broomstick, glasses and the most meta detail of all, a Hogwarts acceptance envelope.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Snow Globe
ONE MORE THING
We think this Hogwarts snow globe is absolutely enchanting, and your gift recipient is sure to think so as well. Even though it’s a bit on the pricey side, it’s the kind of unique and thoughtful gift that any fan is sure to treasure for years to come. The best Harry Potter gifts remind us of a simpler time in our lives, and this beautiful snow globe does exactly that.