Your kids might not have gotten their Hogwarts acceptance letter (yet!) but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a little magic in their lives. Introducing these top-notch Harry Potter gift ideas to add fun and fantasy to any special occasion. Whether it’s a birthday or holiday, you can’t go wrong with themed gifts for young HP fans. From wizarding games, to activities, to collectibles, you have plenty to choose from. (And if Harry Potter gifts for adults is what you’re after, consider Harry Potter dinnerware or foul-mouthed candles that, like a few of the movies, are definitely PG-13).
We pulled together some of the best Harry Potter gifts for all your favorite young muggles. Warning: These items may promote spell reciting, wand wielding, and games of Quidditch (RIP your broomsticks).
Harry Potter Gift Ideas For Kids
Quidditch has officially entered the fashion game with this Harry Potter Cotton Golden Snitch Hoodie. This hoodie is warm, snug, and has a front pocket (you know how much we love pockets). The gold and white accents against the navy blue color are sure to stand out and get you major mommy points.
The obsession doesn’t end just because they’re sleeping. Any big Harry Potter fan would love to get cozy in this Raglan shirt and pants set. You have your choice between all four Harry Potter houses and their corresponding crests and colors (scarlet, black/yellow, blue, and green!)
Why stop at PJs? This awesome Hogwarts pillow and blanket set will be sure to put a smile on the face of any little HP fan. Don’t worry Mama, both are easy to clean too. “Exactly as expected! This is great for bunks,” said One Walmart reviewer. “…Works well and perfect fit on the full bottom bunk. Great set for the price and super soft!”
How adorable are these Harry Potter-themed socks? They come in a pack of five (you know, for the inevitable loss of pairs one by one). Each pair features different characters from Dobby, Harry, and the rest of the gang. One reviewer said, “The socks are cute and with great quality. They are just right, not thin nor thick. If you like chibi, the cute version of Harry Potter, you’ll like these socks.”
Best Harry Potter Game Ideas
The classic Clue mystery board game has been given a magical twist. This fun HP version will bring adventure and suspense to family game nights, playdates, slumber parties, and more! Designed for three to five players (ages 8 and up), your little wizards-in-training can choose to play as any of the main characters to. figure how who used what spell to commit the crime. The first one to figure it out wins!
Think you know all there is to know about the wonderful world of Harry Potter? We’ll see about that. This Harry Potter Edition of Trivial Pursuit puts Potterheads to the test with a whopping 600 questions. The first player to answer 12 questions correctly wins it all! And what’s the prize, you ask? How about a box of Bertie Bott’s Beans and some serious bragging rights?
While The Noble Collection’s Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set is certainly an enchanting collectible, don’t expect the pieces to come alive on the board. (And be glad they don’t — that’s one violent mess you don’t want to clean up or have to explain to your kids.) This miniature recreation of Harry Potter’s famous chess game in The Sorcerer’s Stone features 32 highly detailed chess pieces meant to mirror the ones in the movie. Plus, it’s Warner Bros-approved, so you know this Harry Potter game is as authentic as they come.
You’ve never been nervous to eat a jelly bean … until now. Jelly Belly’s Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans are inspired by the candy in the book. When they say every flavor, they mean it; pop one into your mouth and you might taste dirt, boogers, sausage, soap, or (bleh) vomit. On the flip side, you can score a tasty delicacy like marshmallow, cherry, lemon, or watermelon. It’s high risk, high reward, like a daring game of candy roulette.
Best Harry Potter Activity Ideas
This 500 piece puzzle may give your kiddo the motivation to read the book series one more time. The classic covers from The Sorcerer’s Stone to The Deathly Hallows are included in this cool puzzle. It’s the perfect family activity too! One Mama reviewed, “Bought this puzzle for my 9 year old and I to work on while we listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks. We’re new to jigsaw puzzles, so I thought this one would be a bit simpler since its all the book covers (so easier to separate pieces that go in different sections). We LOVED it!!! :)”
Your kids will earn 150 points for Gryffindor after they assemble this Hogwarts LEGO set. For kids ages 9 and up, it’s an activity that can be done alone or with a sibling or friend. Suggestion: the LEGO building should take place while everyone binge watches all the movies for the best HP marathon ever.
Need a moment of silence? If your child’s already devoured the Harry Potter book series, set them down with Scholastic’s Harry Potter Coloring Book and a box of colored wands — er, markers — to keep them occupied. See, Mom, Harry Potter games can be low-key. Their imagination will soar with every object they fill in, and you can get sh*t done around the house while they color.
This Pensieve memory set literally looks exactly like the one Dumbledore had (*sigh* R.I.P). It comes with a journal, a pen modeled after Dumbledore’s wand, memory vials, and a keepsake box. For fans of the boy wizard and his mentoring headmaster, is there any better way to record special memories?
What gift list for young HP fans would be complete without a box set of all eight films? Grab the fam, plus some popcorn and a few boxes of Bertie Bott’s Beans, and you’ll have at least a week’s worth of epic movie nights to share with your loved ones. (Bonus points for wearing Harry Potter PJ’s … or your fuzzy “wizarding robe”). Unsurprisingly, this awesome gift is a bestseller on Amazon.
If you’ve ever wanted your kid to do more reading, this series is guaranteed to get the pages turning, plus it’s essential that every true Potterhead have all seven Harry Potter books. This gorgeous set of hardcovers is stashed in a chest (made of heavy duty cardboard), so you can consider it a collector’s item. Even when the books aren’t in use, they’ll look good on display.
Best Harry Potter Collectible Ideas
Ginny Weasly is a doll! If she’s one of your kiddo’s favorite characters, then this doll is a must to begin (or add to) their HP collection. One happy customer said, “I got this for a friend who loves all things Harry Potter and she absolutely adored this doll because it is so well made, it is a perfect collectible. The clothes are exceptionally made with a ton of detail, it was a huge hit and I recommend this as a gift for any child or adult that loves Harry Potter.” Make sure to grab Harry and Ron too!
Give the gift of an official Harry Potter scarf! With accurate colors, emblem and all. One reviewer raved, “Perfect Harry Potter scarf. My daughter used it for her Hermione costume for Halloween this year. However, its warm enough to be used as a winter scarf too.”
Give the gift of an official Harry Potter scarf and beanie set! With accurate colors, emblem and all. One reviewer raved, “This is a great quality set and the color is truly accurate. My daughter wanted a scarf for Halloween and I thought why not get something that she could use in the winter too. This is it!”
An actual Quidditch game might be out of the equation (at least, if they were hoping to use magic broomsticks). Still, that doesn’t mean your kids shouldn’t get their very own set of bludgers, quaffles, and a snitch. All that’s missing is the Nimbus 2000, and maybe some legendary flying sports injuries, and that’s good news for you.
Funko fans, rejoice! Of course there’s a Harry Potter Funko figure, and of course it’s a collector’s essential. If you love this toy version of HP, we have great news: You can collect the whole gang, including Hermoine, Hagrid, Ron, Dumbledore, even Fawkes the phoenix and the less-than-likable Bellatrix Lestrange.
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