When I was younger and first read Harry Potter, I immediately identified with the know-it-all Hermione Granger. Her confidence in her academic skills was inspiring, and I loved that she stayed true to herself and became BFFs with Harry and Ron despite their rocky start. When Harry Potter merchandise became popular, I was extremely pumped to buy Hermione Granger accessories, because she was a true literary hero in my mind. From Gryffindor scarves to Hogwarts hats, the options were plentiful.
Nowadays, there are even more options for Harry Potter merchandise, and Hermione Granger-inspired items abound. There's even a Harry Potter makeup palette. Of course, my favorite Hermione-inspired items are often mugs. After all, Hermione herself would probably approve, because nothing pairs with a mug like some tea and a great book. As she says, when in doubt, go to the library… and bring those library books home to pair with your mug of tea or hot chocolate or coffee. Here are some of my favorite Hermione Granger-inspired mugs. Buy one or buy them all — these mugs are more than worthy of the brightest witch of her age, and they pair perfectly with a library full of books.
1. Purrmione Mug
Remember when Hermione accidentally used a cat hair in her Polyjuice potion? This mug combines cats and Hermione Granger, and the result is purrfect.
Purrmione Mug, $10.04, IllustrativeSponge on Etsy
2. LeviOsa Mug
In one of her most iconic lines, Hermione tells Ron exactly how to say wingardium leviOsa. Lift your spirits and remind everyone that you know how to say it right with this great mug.
LeviOsa Mug, $12, LovelyScrapsStudio on Etsy
3. S.P.E.W. Mug
Hermione was a passionate defender of human rights, and her group S.P.E.W. (however terrible the name) was proof of this passion. Let people know you want to talk about S.P.E.W. with this great Granger-inspired mug.
S.P.E.W. Mug, $14, abirdinthehand on Etsy
4. Hermione Face Mug
This mug is kind of creepy, but I love it anyway. Who wouldn't want a mug of Hermione Granger's face?
Hermione Face Mug, $9.98, Amazon
5. Go To The Library Mug
When in doubt, go to the library. Hermione always knows that books are the answer, and you can remind everyone that you feel the same way with this perfect mug.
Go to the Library Mug, $13, DFTBA
6. Gryffindor Crest Mug Hugger
The sorting hat may have considered putting Hermione in Ravenclaw, but in the end her bravery showed that she was a true Gryffindor. Rep Granger's house with this Gryffindor crest leather mug hugger, which you can use to transform a mason jar into the perfect mug.
Gryffindor Crest Mug Hugger, $10, CurtisMatsko on Etsy
7. Gryffindor Books Mug
Hermione's first love was always books, and she would definitely approve of this Gryffindor and Harry Potter books mug. There is truly no better afternoon than one spent with a stack of books and some tea.
HP Books Mug, $18.16, InstantGoodVibes on Etsy
8. The Brightest Witch Mug
She's the brightest witch, and one of the most loyal and brave characters in the series. Show your appreciation for Hermione Granger with this mug featuring an illustration of the witch herself.
The Brightest Witch Mug, $15, Society6
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