16 Harry Potter Gifts For Kids Who Deserve A Magical Holiday

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means there are hundreds of lights to be strung up, dozens of cookies to be baked, and more presents to wrap than you can count. Shopping for everyone you know isn't always easy, but luckily, finding thoughtful gifts for young Harry Potter fans is. So easy, some might say, it's magic. (Sorry.)

One of my favorite things about the holidays is spending time with my family, especially my young niece and nephew. Being around kids this time of year is like being around magic itself. They're so full of hope and excitement and curiosity, they remind me that the world is still capable of wonderful things, even in the winter. I love watching holiday movies with them, telling them stories about Santa Claus, and, of course, watching them open their gifts on Christmas morning. Nothing beats the look on their faces when they unwrap a present they're really excited about, and in the case of my nephew, that means something related to Harry Potter.

Like his aunt, my nephew loves all things Harry Potter, which makes shopping for him around the holidays so easy. From games to memorabilia to new Harry Potter stories, there's an unending supply of related gifts perfect for aspiring witches and wizards. If you need some ideas for the young fans in your life, here are 16 gift ideas they will love.

1. Harry Potter Wand

Harry Potter Wand , $37, Amazon

When it comes to Harry Potter-related props, it doesn't get much cooler than a Harry Potter wand. A magical gift any practicing witch or wizard would love, this unique present will blow Santa's out of the water.

2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard , $6, Amazon

Expand your young reader's library with this classic collection of wizarding children's fables, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. A fun way to experience the magical world of Harry Potter outside of the original series, it will become a favorite choice of bedtime reading.

3. Harry Potter House Hat and Scarf Set

Hat and Scarf Set, $25, Barnes and Noble

Whether the little Harry Potter fan you know is a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw, they'll love having accessories that match, especially a hat and scarf set just like the one Hogwarts students had.

4. World of Harry Potter Puzzle

Harry Potter Puzzle , $9, Amazon

For the patient kids in your life, give the gift of a 550 piece Harry Potter puzzle. A classic childhood activity with a magical twist, it's a great gift you can enjoy doing together.

5. Harry Potter Coloring Book

Harry Potter Coloring Book, $10, Amazon

Everyone, kids and adults alike, enjoy coloring, so you know you can't go wrong with the Harry Potter coloring book for a gift this year. A beautiful collection of the best scenes from the series, it's as fun to look through as it is to actually color.

6. Harry Potter School Crests Backpack

Harry Potter School Crests Backpack, $25, Barnes and Noble

The young Harry Potter fan you know might not be headed off to Hogwarts, but they do still need a backpack for school. Give them a cool and useful gift of a Harry Potter school crests backpack and add a little magic to their muggle-filled day.

7. Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Edition

Trivial Pursuit , $13, Amazon

Think you know a super fan? Test their knowledge with the Harry Potter edition of Trivial Pursuit, featuring 600 questions based on the movies. A great activity for the whole Potterhead family, this gift will prove who the biggest fan is, once and for all.

8. Harry Potter Onesie

Quote Onesie, $14, Etsy

Just in time for the holidays, dress the tiniest Harry Potter fan-in-training you know in this adorable Christmas-themed quote onesie. Don't worry, it looks great with a tiny Santa Claus outfit.

9. Crests Playing Card

Harry Potter Crests Playing Cards , $6, Amazon

A great stocking stuffer, Harry Potter crests playing cards are a fun and useful game perfectly sized to fit in any wizard robe pocket.

10. Wizard's Chess

Wizard's Chess , $45, Barnes and Noble

The wizarding world is no stranger to fun and games, but one of the most famous is probably Wizard's Chess. While this version of it won't get up and move around, it will give you and the young fan in your life time to spend together enjoy some friendly competition.

11. Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl , $16, Amazon

Every young Harry Potter fan has dreamed of getting a Hedwig of their own. Make the little one in you life's dream come true by giving them a snowy owl of their own. Soft and squeezable, it makes the perfect cuddle buddy for reading.

12. Spectraspecs

Spectrespecs, $18, Toys R Us

Fun, fibrant, and protective against wrackspurts, spectrespecs are the perfect gift for wack Luna Lovegood fans who love a good accessory.

13. Dobby Action Figure

Dobby POP vinyl , $9, Amazon

When it comes to action figures, it doesn't get much more adorable than this Dobby POP vinyl. A cute reminder of the bravest house elf there ever was, this gift is great for giving on its own or stuffed in a stocking.

14. LEGO Dimensions Harry Potter Team Pack

Harry Potter team pack, $25, Amazon

Kids love LEGOs almost as much as they love Harry Potter, so get they a gift that combines both with the Harry Potter team pack. Fun action figures from the most iconic scenes in the series, these tiny toys will bring a huge amount of joy to the Potterhead in your life.

15. Magical Beasts Board Game

Magical Beasts Board Game , $20, Toys 'R' Us

In case the new movie didn't have enough fantastic creatures for the young fan you know, there's always this Harry Potter-themed Magical Beasts board game to keep their curiosity satisfied. A fun themed game that draws players back into the beloved wizarding world, it's a perfect gift for the whole family to enjoy.

16. Hogwarts Express 3D Jigsaw Puzzle

3D Jigsaw Puzzle, $34.33, Toys 'R' Us

Part activity, part memorabilia, the Hogwarts Express 3D jigsaw puzzle is a cool, fun present for fans who want to bring magic to life in their own homes.

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