5 Magical Gifts for Fans of ‘Harry Potter’

Important: Gift-giving Muggles who haven’t finished the series should be warned, this post will contain spoilers!

Time to dust off your wands and brush up on your spells! Although it’s been years since the release of the final installment in the Harry Potter series of books and movies, fans of wizarding will soon have a new adventure to enjoy. A Harry Potter spinoff movie titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is scheduled for release on November 18, 2016. Based on a book of the same name by author J. K. Rowling, the film will feature Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne in the lead role as Newt Scamander, a “magizoologist” who encounters and documents all types of strange and magical creatures.

Not surprisingly, the news of a new series of movies based in the Harry Potter universe has reignited people’s interest in the world of wizarding. To celebrate the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we have compiled a list of some the best gifts for fans of the bespectacled young wizard and the magical world he inhabits. Here are five wonderful gifts that fans of Harry Potter will love.

Dobby T Shirt

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1. Dobby Looking Over T-shirts

What better way to celebrate the upcoming release of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie than with a t-shirt featuring one of the most beloved magical creatures ever to be seen in the Harry Potter film series? Dobby was a house elf who was owned by the Malfoy family before being freed by Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. After being liberated, Dobby becomes one of Harry Potter’s most valuable allies and even sacrifices his life while helping Harry and his friends escape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Keep the memory of Dobby alive with a t-shirt featuring a graphic of this diminutive house elf. You can find the Dobby Looking Over T-shirt in various colors and sizes here.

Harry Potter Mug

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2. Harry Potter I Solemnly Swear…Mischief Managed Heat Transforming Mug

One of the most interesting magical objects that Harry Potter encounters in the movie series is the Marauder’s Map. While it normally appears to be a blank parchment, when the phrase, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” is uttered after tapping the document with a wand, it transforms into a magical map that shows everyone’s location at Hogwarts in real time. Then, to conceal the map, one must tap it again and say, “Mischief managed.”

And while we have yet to find a working Marauder’s Map on the Internet, we did locate this Harry Potter mug that replicates the map’s concealment feature. At room temperature, this black mug features the Marauder’s Map activation phrase emblazoned on the side. However, when it is filled with a hot liquid, the activation phrase disappears as the mug turns white and the deactivation phrase appears. You can find the Harry Potter I Solemnly Swear…Mischief Managed Heat Transforming Mug here.

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3. Harry Potter House Ties

While we all wish we could study at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, most of us are doomed to be mere Muggles. However, even Muggles can have a favorite Hogwarts house. Show your house allegiance with these officially licensed silk ties that feature the colors and the coat of arms for each of Hogwarts’ four houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff. You can find all four varieties of the Harry Potter House Ties here.

Harry Potter Wand

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4. Harry Potter Collectible Wand by Noble Collection

In the world of Harry Potter, wands aren’t just magical sticks – they’re complex one-of-a-kind instruments imbued with their own personalities and quirks. Of course, one of the most famous wands in the Harry Potter universe is the one wielded by the young wizard himself. Now you can own a movie-accurate recreation of the wand used by Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. As an added bonus, Harry Potter’s Wand comes packaged in a replica of the original Ollivanders wand box that was featured in the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You can find the Harry Potter Collectible Wand by Noble Collection here.

Harry Potter DVDs

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5. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray

With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them due to land in theaters in November 2016, now is the perfect time to revisit the original eight Harry Potter movies. Relive the entire film series in beautiful high-definition with this eight-disc Blu-ray collection. It’s all here, from 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, to 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 — and it’s much cheaper than buying each Blu-ray movie separately. You can find Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection Blu-ray here.

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