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-themed cookbook to cater to both the newly initiated and die-hard fans.
1. 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.
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 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 2021 Calendar
There aren’t time-turners in the real world, so time marches inexorably on. But at least you can keep track of the days with this 2021 calendar. The 16-month calendar is packed with full-color images taken from the movie franchise. The months are separated by house (January goes to Slytherin, February, Ravenclaw) and the days are numbered with notable dates both real (Valentine’s Day) and fictional (Snape’s birthday).
7. LilMents 4 Pack Pinstriped Necktie Set
BEST FOR MEN
Subtle and stylish, these ties 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 Hogwarts Express Mat. The mat refers to the famous Platform 9 3/4 where Harry 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 Christmas Socks
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, this Harry Potter sock set could be the answer you’re looking for. Especially for fans of ugly Christmas sweaters, these socks man an amazing gift and a fantastic accessory for office wear. Pairing it with an actual ugly sweater may be overkill, so we suggest rocking them with an otherwise plain outfit.
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. 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.
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 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 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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), this box makes an excellent gift idea, especially if your giftee lets everyone try a bean. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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 them. 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 3/4, and 4 Privet Drive in an entirely new way with magical artwork from J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. 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.
31. Crew Neck Quidditch Sweater
BEST FOR QUIDDITCH FANS
Does anyone else identify as a Hufflepuff? If you want to show your team spirit, then you’ll want this comfy Hufflepuff Quidditch Sweater. There’s even a version for Gryffindors.