Finding Christmas presents for the Harry Potter fan in your life might seem hard at first – they’ve got all the books, all the gear and all the films.
But luckily for you, there’s so much more to explore. From gorgeous candles to magical tours, you can give them the best Christmas present. Plus, you can find great gifts that suit a whole range of budgets, whether you want to splash out on a special day or create something on a shoestring.
The Making of Harry Potter tour
Situated just outside London is the legendary Warner Brothers Studio, where The Making of Harry Potter tour is based. A visit here is an unforgettable experience – your guest can explore the sets, see the costumes and even venture into different parts of Hogwarts. You can even settle down for a true Hogwarts-style lunch – or treat them to a Butterbeer courtesy of Hogsmeade’s recipe. And because the tour is such a huge part of the wizarding world, you can browse through plenty of Harry Potter-related gifts in the shop to make your presents even more memorable.
Make Christmas that much more magical with Harry Potter-inspired festive decorations. From tree ornaments to glittery snow domes, you can find some great gifts online. There’s a huge range to pick from – would your friend or family member love a Potter-themed Christmas banner? How about a light-up wreath or golden snitch tree decoration? These Christmas ornaments are small, kitsch and cute and the perfect way to bring a bit of Potter into the home.
Your own part of the wizarding world
It’s an undeniable fact that every Harry Potter fan waits by the front door for their Hogwarts acceptance letter – and this Christmas, you can make that dream come true. It’s easy to find gorgeous acceptance letters to buy, or you could even make your own and personalise it. There are plenty of ways to turn someone’s world into a Harry Potter scene. Find out which house they belong in and gift them comfy scarves, warm knitwear and even throws and rugs for their bedroom. Or browse through all the different wands you can get, and buy one that most reflects their personality!
Potterhead home decor
Regardless of how old you are, you can always do with some magic in their life. If Gryffindor jumpers and giant Sorting Hats don’t fit in with their personality or decor, look for something more elegant and sophisticated. Many craft shops do gorgeous pieces like inscribed glasses, coasters and placemats – choose a few iconic Harry Potter quotes and have them commemorated forever.
Special edition books
There’s nothing better than receiving a set of gorgeous limited-edition books. Start your search early and you may be able to find first editions, illustrated versions or even signed copies. Every Potter fan will have their well-thumbed books to hand, so a special set quickly becomes a precious keepsake.
If your budget isn’t big but you really want to spoil the Potter lover in your life, then why not organise a marathon movie night? There’s nothing better than settling down on a dull, rainy day and watching the entire Harry Potter set back-to-front. Depending on your dedication, you may want to run it over a few evenings rather than all in one go. There’s plenty of Harry Potter-themed treats you can enjoy while you watch, too – from chocolate frogs to pumpkin pasties.
When someone loves Harry Potter, you have a wealth of ideas to choose from when it comes to Christmas and birthdays, but finding a gift that suits their personality can be trickier. With the above guides, you can buy something special for anyone – whether they’d love a day out, a sophisticated piece of artwork or a fluffy Ravenclaw jumper!