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Tis the season, and if you love Harry Potter, there’s a plethora of amazing gifts to ask for this year. And this year is extra special, since it’s the 20th anniversary of the release of the first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice! From classic characters brought to life in beautiful new dolls to a fantastic way to create magic and learn the valuable skill of coding at the same time, there is literally something for everyone who has serious Hogwarts pride. Speaking of Hogwarts, if you’re buying a gift for a Potter fan, you undoubtedly know which house they belong to. With that in mind, we’ve put together a great list of gifts specifically geared for Gryffindors, Slytherins, Hufflepuffs, and Ravenclaws. Let’s break it down for you!
Gryffindors live for adventure, and there’s quit a bit of it to be had while playing with these two incredible products. First, the new book from Insight Editions, Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments, (amazon, $14.83) will put everyone in the holiday spirit and focuses on the holidays when the most famous Gryffindors of all time roamed the halls: Harry, Ron, & Hermione.
Slytherins are shrewd and cunning, which you’ll need to be if you’re looking to play any of the games in LEGO’s Harry Potter Collection (amazon, $44.99) for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. You’ll step inside the movies — in LEGO form — and play out classic moments from the films in the thrilling adventure game. Or, if you’re in the mood to really get to know your enemies, dive into the pages of Insight Edition’s Harry Potter: The Wand Collection: Collector’s Edition (amazon, $32) book. This expanded edition will give you a chance to not only examine every single characters’ wand up-close, but also details from the real-life wandmakers behind the Harry Potter films and instructions on how to handle a wand just like the actors in the film. Very cool.
Hufflepuffs are loyal and true, and no one better embodies that than perhaps the most famous ‘puff, Newt Scamander. If you’ve already seen Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, then you’re probably looking for a way to life your best Scamander life. Well, how about creating a few magical creatures of your own. This Harry Potter Crochet kit, (amazon, $22.49), comes with all you’ll need to make a Dobby all your own! Fun fact — the Hufflepuff common room is near the kitchen, which means you’re never too far from a snack. If you’re looking for a nibble, why not try your hand at making a magical recipe from home with this handy book, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory–More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike, (amazon, $10.79). Learn how to make everything from Butterbeer to Treacle Tart.
Ravenclaws are intelligent and full of wisdom, something they surely gained from tons of time in the library. One of the most stunning new books out for Potter fans is the Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Diagon Alley from Inside Editions. This beautiful book recreates the most famous magical street in all of London, taking fans inside shops like Ollivanders and recreating scenes from Gringotts Bank. And while your head might stuck in a book — or in front of a computer, if you’re in the Muggle world — it might be good idea to invest in some stylish specs. (Hey, why should Harry have all the fun?) The Harry Potter x DIFF Eyewear collection has glasses for everyone, from every house, in fact, but the Ravenclaw ones are really special. The arms feature the wand of a very, important member of Dumbledore’s Army. Plus, you can have them made with prescription lenses or the all important nowadays, blue light!
And finally, if you just don’t know what to give the Harry Potter fan in you life, give them the one thing every fan has been waiting for since the book came into their hands in the late 90’s: an acceptance letter to Hogwarts! MinaLima, the graphic artist couple responsible for all of the artwork seen in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, have announced that they will be offering customized Hogwarts acceptance letters handwritten by Miraphora Mina herself. This is once in a lifetime, personalized, unforgettable gift for anyone who truly loves the wizarding world, and MinaLima put so much artistry into their work, it’s almost like your letter was plucked right from the movie. What a time to love magic! Personalized Hogwarts Acceptance Letter From MinaLima, £1,495, minalima.com