Ever since I stayed up for two days straight to devour the first four Harry Potter books and then waited hungrily for the release of the fifth…I knew Harry Potter wasn’t just for kids.
Nuh-uh. No way children get to hog all the magic and fantastical fun.
Especially when it’s adults that have the moolah with which to purchase all the Harry Potter relics our heart desires. And
our my heart desires it all…
Whether you’re an HP fan yourself or a muggle trying to shop for a fan, you’re in luck – I’ve put together a list of the top 10 best Harry Potter gifts for adults.
These are the best HP gifts out there…so far. I’ll let you know when they come up with something that lets us play quidditch or disapparate.
Best Gift Ideas for Adult Harry Potter Fans
This is the most obvious gift for ardent Harry Potter fans. Sure, they probably have the HP books already…but do they have the full set? And are all the books beautiful hardcovers in perfect condition?
Most likely not. Which is precisely why this makes a lovely gift. It’s the sort of thing most people would never get for themselves but would be delighted to receive.
The entire set of 7 books comes in a Harry Potter-themed chest, making it a lovely gift for all Harry Potter lovers.
Every Harry Potter fan has read all the HP books. Probably more than once.
But have they read any Hogwarts classics like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them or Quidditch Through the Ages? Do they even know the history of Quidditch? Do they?!
I think not.
Gift your HP fan the loveliest gift of all (knowledge, that is) with this beautifully boxed set directly from the Hogwarts Library.
Yes, the majority of people sporting these scarves are a little under 4 feet tall…but hey, a scarf is a scarf and this one is awesome.
It’s a 100% lamb wool scarf in rich purple, accented with yellow stripes, and emblazoned with a rather official-looking Gryffindor emblem.
Any self-respecting Harry Potter fan would rock this with pride.
In case your HP fan doesn’t do purple, this bright, classic red and yellow scarf will do the trick:
Young Harry Potter fans might be content with a plastic wand and their imagination but most adults – no matter how fanatically they adore Harry – won’t be pleased with a wand that does nothing.
So why not get them a magic wand?
Of course, it can’t really do magic – at least not in the Harry Potter sense, but it is pretty technologically savvy (you know, the muggle kind of magic) and it can do all sorts of tricks. Useful ones. Like act as a remote control for pretty much everything in your house including the TV, DVD players, DVRs, and stereo systems.
All you have to do is grasp it in your hands and with a flick and a swish, you’re magically turning on the TV and flipping channels. How awesome is that?
The best Harry Potter gifts do one thing: gently and unobtrusively remind the receiver of something that makes him or her happy.
Take, for example, this beautiful reference to Platform 9 3/4, pretty much the point where Harry’s whole journey began. No true HP fan can look at this and not feel enlivened at the thought of magic hiding somewhere behind the most mundane of places.
Know someone who’s pretty vocal about their love for all things Harry Potter?
Help them declare their love to the world with this beautiful, full-door decal.
Possibly one of the coolest Harry Potter gifts I’ve come across.
One of the best ways to experience a culture is through food. But whereas you have access to pretty much every culture’s cuisine, the Harry Potter world of culinary delights remains just a little out of reach…
If you’re shopping for a Harry Potter fan who also happens to be epicurious, gift them the loveliest combination of HP fanfare and tastebud curiosities with a boxed set of Honeyduke’s Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Candy.
Bonus points if you toss in a 6-pack of the Flying Cauldron’s Butterscotch Beer (non-alcoholic) to wash down the candy with!
Candy and butterbeer are lovely, of course, but what about those HP fans who want to taste everything the wizarding world has to offer?
And who wouldn’t? I know I wasn’t the only one salivating at nearly every meal Harry, Ron, and Hermione feasted on. The stuff just sounds delish – treacle tarts and treacle fudge, meat pies, and those pumpkin pasties that they’re always munching on…
Well, now every HP fan can cook up their Harry Potter’s culinary favorites (and even his un-favorites, like Hagrid’s rock cakes) with the help of the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook:From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory.
Who knows? If you gift this to a friend, you might soon be tasting some other-worldly treats yourself.
This is officially the coolest robe I’ve ever seen and the perfect addition to any HP lover’s
closet bathroom hook.
100% cotton. An official Gryffindor seal. And a kick-a** hood. What’s not to like? It even has flared arms made to look like robes!
Guaranteed to be warmly welcomed into the bathrooms – and bedrooms – of any HP fan.
In case you’re HP fan prefers snuggies over bathrobes – check out this amazingly comfy throw blanket with sleeves. It’s thick and suitable for the winter and quite cute, too.
This last one is a personal favorite – a beautiful golden snitch necklace that opens up to reveal an adorable pocket watch.
And just a few extra…
What’s better than waking up to a steaming cup of lovely coffee? Waking up to a cup of steaming coffee accompanied by a Harry Potter sugar spoon, of course!
This lovely lightening-bolt inscribed accio coffee spoon will put a smile on your Potter fan’s face every single morning.
This is the perfect Harry Potter gift for anyone who loves Harry Potter and drinks hot beverages…so pretty much everyone. Just pour some hot coffee, hot cocoa or tea into this heat activated mug and watch in amusement as the emblem of Hogwart magic school magically appears.
How to make this more fun for you: Don’t tell them what it does and instead watch their reaction when they first witness it magically change color :)
This is one of the coolest Harry Potter gifts of all time: an all-wood, aged steamer trunk like the one Harry would pile all his stuff into in a rush whenever he was leaving the Dursleys.
The trunk looks and feels antique, ‘though its new, and it even comes with the Patronus of your choice inscribed on the inside of the trunk. Perfect trunk for holding (and showcasing) books and other memorabilia.