10 Harry Potter School Supplies To Make 2016 The Best Year Ever
Something about back to school always reminds me of Harry Potter. After all, the books always began with students heading back to Hogwarts. When all the notebooks and pencils are lined up in the stores, all I can think about is Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express. I love re-reading the books as the summer ends, because like Hermione Granger, I was the kid who couldn't wait to go back to school and start learning again.
Sadly, since we can't attend Hogwarts for real, we can make "real" school a little more magical by combining two amazing things: Harry Potter and school supplies. Like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, and Albus and Scorpius, these two things are a great duo.
Maybe you aren't doing your shopping in Diagon Alley with Hagrid to help pick out your supplies, but that doesn't mean you can't add a little Hogwarts into your notebook and pencil selection. There are so many HP-themed school supplies out there just waiting to bring Hogwarts to you.
1. Don't Let The Muggles Get You Down Notebook
Muggle Spiral Notebook, $8, Etsy
You may not be at Hogwarts, but that doesn't mean you have to let the Muggles get you down. Happiness can be found anywhere... just turn to a fresh page.
2. Jiggery Pokery Pencils
Jiggery Pokery Pencils, $8, Etsy
These pencils are engraved with phrases that only Potter fans will understand — my personal favorite is "jiggery pokery," AKA Harry's fake spell that scared the daylights out of Dudley. Of course, U-No-Poo is a close second. Fred and George would love these pencils.
3. Harry Potter Page Pencil Case in Rita Skeeter
Pencil Case, $15, Etsy
Keep your Quick Quotes Quill in this Rita Skeeter-inspired pencil case. Of course, if you're not a fan of the eavesdropping reporter, this Etsy shop has plenty of other pages to choose from for cases.
4. Wand Pencils
Wand Pencils, $4, Etsy
These pencils are inspired by the wands in Harry Potter, so you'll feel as if you're working magic as you write. Which, as everyone knows from reading Harry Potter, is accurate, because stories are a magic in their own right. As are Calculus notes.
5. Hogwarts Paper Clips
Hogwarts Paper Clips, $6, Etsy
These paper clips come in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff. They're big enough that you definitely won't lose them. These bright colors and bows aren't going anywhere except into your notebook to hold your place.
6. HP Planner In Ravenclaw
Ravenclaw Planner, $24, Etsy
Since you don't have a time turner, you've got to plan ahead — and this Divination Planner is the perfect way to do it. It's available in all the house colors, and the inside is just as magical as the outside. For all the Hermione Granger-level organizers out there, this one's for you.
7. I Solemnly Swear Clipboard
Chalkboard Clipboard, $14, Etsy
This clipboard makes everything clear. Once again, Fred and George (and the marauders, of course) would be proud. Store all your maps on this clipboard for easy access.
8. Harry Potter Stickers
HP Stickers, $3, Etsy
Stickers are a necessary school supply, right? Of course they are. These adorable decals feature Hagrid, Dumbledore, your favorite trio, and plenty of other HP-inspired stickers. The only problem will be deciding where to put them all.
9. Quidditch Captain Tumbler
Slytherin Tumbler, $15, Etsy
Fill this tumbler with water or, as is my preference, iced coffee, since back to school means you'll need hydration. Oh, and while you're at it, you can remind everyone that you're the Slytherin Quidditch Captain. Doesn't get much better than that.
10. Writing Quill And Stand
Is it really back to school if you don't have a quill? It might take you a while to write your notes with this quill and ink set, but it's worth a try. Or, you could always just display it on your desk. Either way, every Hogwarts student needs one of these.
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