Holigay Gift Guide 2014: The Muggles Still Waiting On Their Hogwarts Acceptance Letters

If you have waited until the last minute to buy a holigay gift for that special witch or wizard in your life, fear not! There is still time to order something and have it delivered to you via Owl Post in time for Santa’s big day. All you need to know is their Hogwarts house, their Quidditch position, the preferred core substance for their wand, their wand wood type, and their robe size. This is just like shopping at Diagon Alley, only without Draco Malfoy showing up to troll you. (Also, you don’t need to know any of that magical stuff. That was just a joke. Like U-No-Poo, but less funny.)

Flourish and Blotts

hp-mediaThe Wizard Collection
This Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack is the ultimate gift for any Harry Potter fan, outside of a trip to visit Leavesden Studios or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Harry, A History
Melissa Anelli, the webmistress of the ultimate Harry Potter fan site, wrote the literal book on growing up in Harry Potter fandom. It’ll transport you like Floo Powder.

Full hardback book box set
All seven books, in hardback, stored in a little Hogwarts trunk. Every Potter aficionado needs a full set of hardbacks.

Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey
Even the most avid Potter movie buff will learn stuff they never knew about the films.

Anniversary Edition Harry Potter Box Set
Last year, Scholastic released a set of anniversary edition Harry Potter covers designed by the insanely talented Kazu Kibuishi. They’re gorgeous and a must-have for all collectors.

Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions


Hogwarts hot pants
Second only to Straddle This underwear in terms of awesomeness.

Hogwarts crest t-shirt
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Hoggy Hogwarts; Teach us things worth knowing; Bring back what we’ve forgot; Just do your best, we’ll do the rest; And learn until our brains all rot!

Platform 9 3/4 t-shirt
Particularly relevant for wearing on September 1st.

Hogwarts house scarves: Slytherin | Ravenclaw | Gryffindor | Hufflepuff
Just make sure you buy the right scarf for your person’s house. Nothing says “I don’t know or love you” like giving a Slytherin a Griyffindor scarf.

Borgin and Burkes


Deathly Hallows pendant
Help someone you love dress like Luna Lovegood!

Or dress like Hermione Granger!

Golden Snitch pocket watch
Or derss like Harry Potter himself! (This one does not open at the close.)

Magical Menagerie

Marauder’s Map tapestry
You solemnly swear you are up to no good.

Hogwarts Express luggage tag
Never lose your pet frog again!

Harry Potter Legos
You can’t find Harry Potter Legos in stores anymore, so your only hope is to pay a couple of extra Galleons for a discontinued set and be a real hero.

Hermione Granger’s wand
If you’re unsure which type of wand wood and wand core your would choose your beloved, it’s always safe to just choose Hermione’s wand.

Hogwarts house patches
All four Houses and an official Hogwarts crest!

If you can’t get your loved witch/wizard a hand-knitted sweater from Mrs. Weasley, these are definitely your next best options. Happy Holigays from Hogwarts!

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  1. I want all of these for myself. Except the underwear. If they made Hufflepuff boxers I’d be there faster than you could say Accio underwear.

    And my Hufflepuff scarf is one of the single best things I have ever purchased for myself, so, uh, if the Potterhead in your life doesn’t have a scarf yet, fix that problem.

  2. Proud to say I own 6 items on this list.
    Also, I need more underwear. Cough cough hint hint
    (Who knows, maybe someone wants to give me a gift. Worth a shot…)

  3. Oooohh =) Love this list!! I got the from page to screen book last year. It’s really good. I saw a post on FB about “from the creature vault.” It’s really good, there are sketches of how werewolves or dementors were dreamed up. There’s also Quidditch through the Ages and Magical Creatures and where to find them. Those are really good as is the Beedle the Bard book.

    Also I’m on Pottermore: MistWolfsbane92. Proud to say I was one of the people who went looking for the magic quill when the website first started up.

    • I was an OG on Pottermore too! :D I’m OwlLight146 if anyone wants to add me :)

      Also, Heather, Xenophilius was the one who wore the Deathly Hallows symbol around his neck. Shame on you!

  4. I’m definitely still waiting on my acceptance letter. They let people start their seventh year, right?
    Philosopher’s Stone was actually the first book I ever owned. I was I think seven at the time, and I’d gotten it for my birthday, and I was so in awe of having a book to call my very own my mom had to explain it to me several times. I thought it was really cool that I could write or draw in it unlike library books, and to this day my copy has sketches of stick figures in pointy hats scrawled along the margins in hot pink gel pen.

  5. Ooh, thank you! I wanted to get my younger brother one more gift for Christmas, but I couldn’t figure out what – these are great ideas!

    • ok – got him the wool Gryffindor scarf so he can stay warm at his freezing-cold college campus :)

  6. All I want for Christmas is Ravenclaw merch in the right colors – none of this movie color blue&silver BS. Blue&Bronze or bust.

  7. If I were rich I would own everything on this list T_T
    My Girl did get me a Harry potter universal remote Wand for my birthday last year though.

    My only disappointment is that you got the Hogwarts School song wrong!

    “Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, /Teach us something please, / Whether we be old and bald, /Or young with scabby knees, /Our heads could do with filling, /With some interesting stuff, /For now they’re bare and full of air, /Dead flies and bits of fluff, /So teach us things worth knowing, /Bring back what we forgot, /Just do your best, we’ll do the rest, /And learn til our brains all rot.”

    But perhaps you have the American version. #nerd

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