It can be quite difficult to get the perfect gift for that special someone. Especially if they are really into a fandom that you don’t know much about.
While some people prefer traditional gifts like jewellery or books, others prefer their gifts to be themed to their current obsession. One fandom that inspires a lot of loyalty, sometimes bordering on fanaticism is Harry Potter.
Non-fans buying for their Harry Potter obsessed loved ones can sometimes find the experience a bit overwhelming, so for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I thought I’d create a kind of gift guide for family and friends of Harry Potter fans.
As a Harry Potter fan myself, I have based this list off gifts that I would love to receive. I am aware that some people shop on a budget, so I have tried to keep the price range reasonable. I have also left off the books and movies because, lets face it, your beloved Harry Potter fan probably already has them all.
So, in the interest of those poor sods stuck searching out gifts for the fans among us, here is my top ten list of Harry Potter themed Xmas gifts, from ten to one:
The average Harry Potter fan already owns all seven books, along with related titles, such as Quidditch Through the Ages or The Tales of Beedle the Bard, so why not gift them with special copies?
Special Illustrated Editions come with stunning illustrations that you don’t need to be a fan to appreciate, while the beautifully coloured Hogwarts House editions contain additional information about the Hogwarts houses, house alumni and more.
Miniature Harry Potter’s Birthday Cake Key-ring
“I’m afraid I might have sat on it at some point.” Harry Potter’s very first birthday cake is also available as a magnet or ornament, but I reckon the key-ring is the way to go.
AU $17.52 at Etsy
Newt Scamander Overcoat
Newt Scamander, the author (and hero) of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is one of my favourite characters in the Harry Potter Universe. If the man in your life is a Harry Potter fan, this coat is sure to make his day.
$39.95 (normally $79.90) at Hot Topic
These spoons, engraved with The Leaky Cauldron, The 3 Broomsticks or The Hogshead will make any Harry Potter fan’s day. Also available as forks.
AU $14.83 for one or AU $44.48 for 3 at Etsy
Collectible Quidditch Set
We may not be able to play Quidditch the wizard way, but we can still display this beautiful collectible Quidditch set. I actually own this one and it does make for a beautiful display piece.
$29.95 at Amazon
Harry Potter Cookbook
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook contains over 150 delicious recipe to please even the most die-hard Harry Potter fan.
$19.95 at Amazon
Black Cauldron Ceramic Soup Mug with Spoon
Who the hell wouldn’t want to eat their soup from this awesome soup mug?
$18.08 at Amazon
Magic Wand Remote Control
Change the channel with style using this magic wand remote control. Capable of 13 different actions, this remote can actually be used on any device that utilises infrared technology.
£49.99 at Find Me A Gift
Triwizard Cup Lamp
The stem and light in the base of this beautiful Triwizard Cup lamp light up with white LEDs when switched on. Unfortunately the LEDs aren’t replaceable, but even when they run out, the lamp will make a nice ornament.
$49.99 at ThinkGeek
Flying Key Jewellery Hooks
These beautiful Harry Potter themed jewellery hooks are handmade out of aluminium with a gold finish and come as a set of three.
$89 at PBteen