The Best Harry Potter Gift Ideas
Our Journey with Harry Potter
Began a long time ago.
Since the very beginning of Harry Potter's life in 1997, marked by the release of the first Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling, we have been on a journey, following the lives of this boy wizard named Harry and his friends. From the time when he was a tiny baby to the time when he became the well-respected and accomplished teenager in the last Harry Potter book in 2007 and right until the last Harry Potter movie in 2011, we all waited for the news of his next adventure.
At the beginning of this journey, I remember searching for the best Harry Potter gifts for my sons and discovering that there was little to no choice of great gift ideas for Harry Potter fans. However, that is certainly NOT the case anymore. From the obvious choices of Harry Potter books and movies to the not so obvious items like the collectible wands by the Noble Collection and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; to fantastic decorative accessories for your home; to the Unofficial Harry Potter cookbook and a Harry Potter knitting book; to a plethora of fun Harry Potter games, there is no shortage of gift choices that are perfect for individuals who love Harry Potter's world.
On this page, you will find an introduction to some of the BEST HARRY POTTER GIFTS available online along with links so that you can order yours NOW before that next birthday or Christmas gift is required.
Buy Your Very Own Sorting Hat
Of course, if you're a Harry Potter fan you already know the huge significance of the sorting hat, as shown above for when you arrive at Hogwarts, it is the sorting hat that sorts the new students into one of the four 'houses' at Hogwarts -- Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Harry Potter, by the way, was sorted into Gryffindor.
Which house will the sorting hat put you into?
Order Your Collectible Harry Potter Wand From Amazon
Noble Collection Harry Potter Wands
The Noble Collection has created a line of very attractive Harry Potter wands with a wand available for many of your favorite Harry Potter fans. Whether it be the wand of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Valdemort or Dumbledore, there is one available on Amazon for you. There's even a wall stand available to display your wand upon. A Noble Collection wand would be a perfect gift choice for a Harry Potter enthusiast, who can collect just one or who can collect them all!
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Wands
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter wands have turned out to be quite popular, too. From the first ones issued at the grand opening of WWOHP at Universal Studios in Florida, which can sell for more than $200, to the ones sold in Ollivander's Wand shop, there is a wand available and waiting to pick you. However, if you cannot make it to the wand shop in Florida, you can pick your own wand from the Wizarding World from the sellers on eBay.
Fluffy, The Three-Headed Dog
A friend once said, Fluffy, the three-headed dog, is three times the fun! How true! If you or someone you know loves Fluffy, there is a wide choice of Fluffy merchandise available, too. You will find some pretty amazing plush Fluffy's from companies like FAO Schwarz and Gund. You will also find movie gift sets bundled with a Fluffy action figure, a ferocious figure made by the Noble Collection and a Harry Potter Fluffy Christmas ornament from Hallmark.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Here's a cookbook that Harry Potter fans who like to cook will be excited about.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, created by Dinah Bucholz, contains recipes for many of the famous Harry Potter recipes including bangers and mash, tea and rock cakes, cauldron cakes and pumpkin juice, treacle tart, Kreacher's French onion soup, Mrs. Weasley’s meat pies and pumpkin pasties.
With this cookbook, you will be able to try them all.
Buy Your Copy Of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook From Amazon
Two Of The Best Harry Potter Games ~ Clue and Chamber of Secrets Trivia
There are quite a few Harry Potter games available, although some of them are proving harder and harder to find. Naturally, I have not played them all but I am able to strongly recommend Harry Potter Clue and Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets Trivia Game with the second game being more appropriate for people who really do know their Harry Potter trivia.
Harry Potter Clue really is a great game adding, as it does, a new dimension to the typical Harry Potter game. The added twist is that you start the game with a certain number of house points and you can lose the game by running out of house points...even before the mystery is solved!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Trivia Game is more complicated than a normal trivia game because you use the answering of questions to play the Harry Potter game of Quidditch. Younger players may find adding this extra level a bit complicating and, as with all trivia games, this game is best played by people who know there facts!
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows T-Shirt
No Harry Potter fan will want to miss owning a t-shirt from the last Harry Potter book and movie.
I discovered a full line of Harry Potter t-shirts, including this t-shirt for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, online at Zazzle. On Zazzle's website, you can choose from a variety of styles, colors and sizes of t-shirts for men, women and children. Visit Zazzle's Harry Potter t-shirt store by clicking right here.
If you order your t-shirt right now, you will be able to wear it to the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in November, 2010.
Harry Potter Remote Control Wand
The Harry Potter Remote Control Wand
The is perhaps the most exciting new Harry Potter gift idea I have seen. It features advanced technology, the same as that found in any universal remote control, which allows you to turn on and off and adjust various electronic devices in your house at the flick of a switch...ah, no, that should be at the flick of your wand! No wizard or magic fan should be without this wonderful wizarding tool! Harry Potter remote control wand
Order your wand remote control from Amazon
The Harry Potter Movies on Blu-ray Disc
Harry Potter Blu-ray Discs On Sale
Harry Potter Movies on Blupray
Of course, I should not forget the movies for they would make a marvelous gift idea for any Harry Potter fan, new and old. Fans who already own the movies might even be interested in upgrading their collection to blu-ray disc.