11 Things Every Grown-Ass Harry Potter Fan Needs To Buy
Looking for a way to seamlessly integrate the Harry Potter fandom of your tween and teen years into your adult life? Maybe you’re in need of a perfect gift for the adult Harry Potter fans you know (or the perfect Harry Potter gift for yourself — no judgement here.) Maybe you just really want to demonstrate that your lifelong love of the boy wizard and his magical mates didn't end the moment you grew beyond the series’ recommend reading age. Whatever it may be, the fact is: you’ve found yourself in the market for something that every grown-up Harry Potter fan will love. And I’ve got some ideas for you.
For those of you who fell into that nine to 12-year-old range back in the good ol’ 1990s, when the first tales of the Wizarding World landed on bookstore shelves, the Harry Potter love (see: obsession) has been pretty lifelong — the thing that had you on the edge of your seat when your fourth-grade teachers passed out Scholastic Books orders, and kept you reading well after your bedtime. (Though that flashlight-under-the-covers trick never worked for long… ) And while the love hasn’t faded over the years, the fabric of your plush, stuffed Hedwig might have. Which is why it’s time for a serious Harry Potter swag upgrade, adulting-style.
Check out these 11 things that every grown-ass Harry Potter fan needs to buy.
1. Harry Potter Hogwarts Trunk Collections Special Editions
If you’ve ever wished you could enroll in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside Harry and his pals, you can at least get yourself a Hogwarts traveling trunk — filled with special editions of all seven bestselling Harry Potter novels. Available in four options (red for Gryffindor, blue for Ravenclaw, green for Slytherin, and gold Hufflepuff) you can stay true to your House and beautify your bookshelves.
2. The Grim Teacup
Who could forget Ron Weasley’s hilarious (and then slightly terrifying) reaction to Divination Class? This Grim teacup is perfect for the Harry Potter fan who wants to add a little magic and mystery to their own tea leaves (using it for your morning coffee is fine too — I won’t tell.)
3. Divination Classroom Soy Candle
Speaking of the Divination classroom, if your reading space needs some magical, mystical, incense-y vibes, check out this soy candle from Frostbeard Studio. Infused with the scents of dragon's blood, bergamot, frankincense, and myrrh, it’ll be like Professor Sybill Trelawney is looking right over your shoulder (don’t look now, but she actually might be.)
4. Harry Potter Poster Print
For the book lover and the Harry Potter lover in you, this Hermione-inspired poster print is the perfect addition to any home office or library. Handmade to order and printed on Fuji lustre paper, this print features one of my all-time favorite life lessons, courtesy of J.K. Rowling (and, of course, Hermione.)
5. Adopt An Owl
OK, so maybe this one is more of a gift for the owl than it is for you — but Hedwig would definitely be proud. Through the charity The Owls Trust you can help save the world, one owl at a time. By adopting an owl, not only will you receive all kinds of goodies and info about your new feathered friend, you’ll also get the opportunity to visit your owl, for free.
6. Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game
Perfect for those nights when the butterbeer is flowing and you’ve played Cards Against Humanity one too many times, this Harry Potter Triwizard Maze Game is a crowd pleaser for Harry Potter fans of any age. Modeled after the classic game Trouble, this version has a festive Harry Potter twist.
7. Special Edition Harry Potter Paperback Box Set
Because a true Harry Potter superfan cannot have enough special editions of the seven-book series, this Scholastic Books edition is a beautiful and fun way to celebrate your love of J.K. Rowling’s stories. The box itself is designed with new artwork by Kazu Kibuishi, and when lined up together the books create a beautiful vista of the Hogwarts castle and grounds. (You might just want to set aside an entire bookshelf now, for all the different editions you’ll be collecting.)
8. House-Inspired Essential Oil Blends
Combine my love of essential oils with my Harry Potter obsession, you say? Don’t mind if I do! Each of the four oils concocted by ClarkCollectionPKE represents one of the four Hogwarts houses — and you get them all, so you don’t have to decide. Need a little ambition come Monday? Just roll on the Slytherin-inspired Serpent’s Secret blend. Tapping into your boldness and bravery once the weekend arrives? A little Gryffindor-inspired Lion Heart blend should do. Each of the four oil blends come in a 10ml amber roller bottle.
9. Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 Keyring
I know, I know. I’d love to get my hands on that Nimbus 2000 too. Alas, we Muggles have to stick with our cars and bicycles. But that shouldn’t stop you from showing off your Harry Potter love with this fun “Keys to the Nimbus 2000” keychain, for your more ground-based transportation.
10. Harry Potter Pillow Cover
Perfect for propping yourself up while reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (yes, again), this Harry Potter-inspired pillow cover features one of everybody’s all-time favorite Dumbledore quotes: "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light." This pillow cover is a 100% spun polyester poplin fabric with a double-sided print. All you've gotta do is provide your own pillow.
11. Harry Potter Wine Glass
Um, so this is maybe the cutest thing in the world — made even better by the fact that you get to fill it with wine. This hand-painted wine glass stands 9 1/4 inches tall and holds 18.5 ounces, which should get you through at least the next couple chapters of whatever Harry Potter book you’re on right now.