Christmas is only two weeks away – still stuck on present ideas? Here at CelebMix we’ve got a bunch of fandom-specific Gift Guides for any of your pop culture obsessed mates. You’ve already had Gift Guides for Taylor Swift, Glee, Fifth Harmony, Justin Bieber, Little Mix and The Vamps, and now it’s time for Harry Potter. Check out our top 9 gift ideas…
What: Harry Potter glasses phone case
How Much: £9.00 (+ shipping)
Why: Simple and subtle but very cool, this pink phone case is printed with the two biggest Harry Potter icons: the lightning scar and the glasses. Get it for your HP-obsessed mate who wants to be reminded of their one true love 24/7.
What: Always necklace
How much: £7.00 (+ shipping)
Why: Possibly one of the most memorable and meaningful quotes of all the Harry Potter books, “Always” says everything in one word. This extract is when all that Snape stuff FINALLY made sense and we realised his loyal love for Lily. If you’ve got any bookworm buddies, get them this necklace so they can re-read their favourite moment again and again.
What: Marauders stacking mugs
How much: £21.67 (+ shipping)
Why: Stacking mugs: practical storage that doubles up as a great kitchen decoration. Here are some fab Marauders-themed mugs to bring a bit of Harry Potter to any household. The perfect gift for a group of four friends – you can have one character each! Does anyone want Wormtail though?
What: Personalised wizarding wand
Where: Not on the High Street
How much: £25
Why: Every diehard Harry Potter fan secretly wants their very own authentic wizarding wand. Handcrafted from foraged birch wood, these wizarding wands are about as authentic as you can get – and £25 is a decent price for good quality! The best thing is, they’re personalised and you can have the box labelled with your gift recipient’s name in a fancy design. Listen to the advice on the website though: “Please use responsibly, for good magical use only,” so be careful who you give this gift to.
What: Harry Potter charm bracelet
How much: £9.71 (+ shipping)
Why: A charm bracelet is a really creative way of putting the famous Harry Potter icons together. It’s a subtle piece of merchandise for somebody who doesn’t want to be too obvious; to the untrained eye it’s just a normal bracelet! The charms include: Hogwarts Express, spider, broom, Hogwarts School, witch, deer, wand, letters H and P, lightning bolt, glasses, sorting hat, book, owl and golden snitch. So cute.
What: Dumbledore quote frame
How much: £19.95 (+ shipping)
Why: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” – another of the most famous quotations from the Harry Potter books, and a fan favourite. This stylish gift is printed on vintage dictionary paper and it’s great for somebody who wants a bit of daily inspiration.
What: Hogwarts Houses shot glasses
How much: £16.20 (+ shipping)
Why: Shot glasses are a classic novelty Christmas/birthday/holiday gift. Let’s be real, we’d much prefer a Hogwarts house engraved on our shot glasses than “I heart Benidorm.” Like the Marauders stacking mugs, this is a perfect present for a group of friends (sorry if you get Hufflepuff). FYI, Liam Payne is in Gryffindor.
What: The Books, obvs
Where: The Book People
How much: £29.99
Why: If your mate doesn’t own the all of the Harry Potter books already, this is a great collection. At £29.99 it’s just £4.28 per book! Absolute bargain. There’s a reason why the Harry Potter books are a global phenomenon; they are not to be missed. Anybody you buy these for will be eternally grateful.
What: The Films
How much: £14.99
Why: To accompany the Harry Potter books, you’ve got to watch the films. They brought the books to life and the franchise defined a decade. If your friend is a long-time Harry Potter fan then they probably have the old films on video and could do with an upgrade to DVD. At £14.99 for 8 films, these are going for £1.87 per DVD. You won’t find much cheaper.
So there you have it, a few extra gift ideas to get for the Harry Potter fans in your life, or maybe something to treat yourself with. Seen anything you like? Send us a tweet over at @CelebMix. Make sure you stick around for the rest of our Gift Guides coming up before Christmas.