I would like to take this opportunity to personally apologize to my bank account. There are now new editions of Harry Potter books that come in house colors. Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books designed the four different custom sets of all seven books in the series, reimagining them with jackets for Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins alike. And just in case that's not swanky enough, they even come in their own Harry-Potter-themed traveling trunks, so you can take the magic of them wherever you go. You can even get them gift-wrapped! (Hint hint, wink wink, literally everyone I know.)
The set is a reinterpretation of the traditional Harry Potter book designs, and they're already available for $275. That might seem steep, but think of how much money you'll be saving on the tissues you won't have to buy! (I assume that if you don't buy one, you end up crying forever? That seems valid.) It's never been a better time to be a Muggle!
The only real issue I foresee here is that this really forces you to pick your house and commit once and for all. Confession time: Growing up, I thought I was a Ravenclaw, but then Pottermore told me to choose between Slytherin and Hufflepuff when I was 20, and then told me that I was a Gryffindor when I was 24. I used to see this as a spiraling existential crisis in the making; I now understand that it was the universe's way of telling me that I should buy every single one of these sets and never look back.
Here's a closer look at the gorgeous designs:
This just in: I am splitting my soul into four horcruxes, and they are all going into these boxed sets. I will be the most easily-defeated villain ever, but inarguably the most well-read one, too.
In case you're looking for more gorgeous editions to geek out over, Juniper Books has a huge collection of beauties that are every bit as swoon-worthy as these. Your bookshelf looks mighty thirsty over there. You owe it this much, don't you? Check out the Harry Potter custom house color sets here, but make sure you've got three or four hundred hours to kill, because you're not going to be leaving the site for a long, long time.
Images: Juniper Books; Giphy