Do you have a friend or family member who asks strangers what their Hogwarts house is instead of their Zodiac sign? Do they own a wizarding wand (or two or three, you know, options)? Do they have more than one Harry Potter movie marathon every year and just won’t stop talking about headcanon theories?
If so, this Harry Potter gifts guide is for you. As a true 90’s kid, I grew up on Harry Potter and even though I’m 30 years old I’m still just as obsessed with the wizarding world as I was as a kid. Honestly, my love is probably even stronger.
My gift guide is thoroughly thought out to please even the nerdiest of Harry Potter fans who are absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter series – from official Wizarding World of Harry Potter gear to unofficial Harry Potter finds!
Magical Harry Potter Gifts For That Friend Who Won’t Stop Talking About Hogwarts
When I was 9 years old, Chamber of Secrets had just come out. I had accidentally discovered the Harry Potter books tucked on a shelf in the back of my elementary school library and the series was all mine for a few months.
But of course, soon the wizarding world Harry Potter took over the planet and while I KNEW it was fiction, I totally checked my mailbox for an acceptance letter on my 11th birthday. Just in case Hogwarts was real!
Because it is, to me at least. And to so many others. I absolutely cried the first time I read the Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle ride at Universal Studios. Yes, I’m THAT girl.
So, whether you are looking for perfect Christmas Harry Potter presents or birthday gift for that person in your life who won’t stop talking about Harry Potter, this gift ideas list is going to be a hit.
Mom, if you’re reading this, everything is approved if you want to send my way. *wink*
Best Harry Potter Gifts 2022 For Adults
Unique Harry Potter gifts for adults (and kids and tweens) that are approved by the ultimate Harry Potter fan (myself!) From Hogwarts candles to pajamas to cooking sets, find your magical Christmas gift or birthday gift here.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando
What's the ultimate Harry Potter gift? A trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to visit Diagon Alley IRL, of course!
Matching Harry Potter Pajama Set
Did I buy myself a Slytherin pajama and bathrobe set the second I saw Pottery Barn Teen list this? Yes, yes I did. Does it surprise you that I'm a Slytherin? Most people are.
If you're looking for really cool Harry Potter gifts that will be used again and again, this pj set is it. They have Harry Potter Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw pajama sets, that also come with matching bathrobes if you want to be extra. They come in adults and teen sizes.
I can't wait to curl up on this set on the couch this Christmas, and throwing my robe on every morning as I make myself a peppermint latte.
Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard
Speaking of Slytherins... You know we had to add Tom Felton's new book to the list! He discusses his lasting relationships from filming the movies including Emma Watson who wrote the foreword (Dramione fans are swooning)!
Sorting House Bath Bomb
These are the perfect gifts for harry potter fans who love bath time! I sure love a good relaxing bath with a bottle of wine, and the concept of these Sorting House Bath Bombs are so dang fun!
Smells Like Draco Candle
You can find candles that smell like any of the favorite Harry Potter Characters but Draco is probably the most popular scent I see floating around the internet. C&E's soy wax candle is super famous with scents of Mahogany & Apple.
The description reads "This candle smells like Draco, as he strides through the halls with his head held high, sneering at Potter whenever they cross paths. Draco fulfilled many of the traits of Slytherin House: leadership, ambition, and determination..."
Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
I bought this cookbook for myself last year and we LOVE it. It's full of recipes inspired by Harry Potter - think Cauldron Cakes and Pumpkin Juice. This Harry Potter cookbook also has traditional English recipes like Blood Pudding. We've mostly made desserts from it but they have recipes for all meals. It's under $10 and great gifts for the harry potter fan who loves to cook.
Spinning Time Turner Pendant
Most Time Turner necklaces are pretty gaudy, but I think this charm is elegant and beautiful. Only hardcore fans will recognize it as the tool Hermione used in Prisoner of Azkaban to turn back time and save the day. It's so intricate and comes in multiple colors!
Harry Potter Back to Hogwarts Pressed Powder Palette
This eyes shadow palette by ColourPop is so cute!! You can definitely make some magic with these beautiful colors, and why don't you put it on with these wand makeup brushes?!
Cozy Weasley Sweater
Every Harry Potter fan has always secretly wanted a Weasley sweater. A handknit, cozy and slightly itchy sweater to curl up in during the winter.
These make great Harry Potter Christmas gifts since in the books, Molly Weasley makes her sons and Harry a sweater every year for Christmas, usually straight to Hogwarts if the kids are staying there over break. Now, you can easily gift one and it can be worn on Christmas Day!
Golden Egg Candle
Seen in the Goblet of Fire, the Golden Eggs contains the clue to the second challenge. This egg won't screech when opened, because inside it's a candle! But it does hold a secret necklace to make it extra special.
I really want this one so I can keep the egg when the wax is all melted. Would look amazing on a bookshelf! They also have a Golden Snitch candle I want, and tons of other Harry Potter candles.
The Black Family Tapestry Wallpaper
Yes, there’s a company that turned the Black Family Tree into a BADASS and BEAUTIFUL wallpaper! I want this in a bathroom. If your friend or family member is undergoing home decor projects, I swear they'll love this wallpaper.
Small Mandrake Harry Potter Plant
Ekk, how cool is this tiny Mandrake Root plant?! It's not real (because this magical creature isn't actually real) but it is cute AF and would look adorable on a desk. It's extra perfect for anyone working remotely who wants to add a little flair to their desk... or for anyone who can't keep real plants alive.
Deathly Hallows Bluetooth Speaker
I'm sorry - HOW COOL IS THIS?! There are a lot of cheesy Harry Potter gadgets out there, but this Deathly Hallows bluetooth speaker is not one of these. This is rad. This looks sleek and cool on a bookshelf.
Harry Potter Hard Cover Boxed Set
You would be surprised by the number of fans that don't actually have all the books in their library. A large collection of Harry Potter items? Sure. But all the books? Not always.
Growing up, a whole household would share a single copy. Maybe it would get beat up from being read and carted around in backpacks, or maybe one sibling claimed the set before the others could.
Ask your Harry Potter fan if they actually have the books. And if they don't, gift them this hardcover set. You can also gift them a Special Edition Boxed Set to be ~extra~.
Or, you can go a step further and find a bunch of cool international book copies of Harry Potter. I had the pleasure of visiting Livraria Lello, a bookstore in Portugal that inspired J.K. Rowling, and they sell tons of International copies there.
And let me tell you - the covers are all insanely cool! Most Americans grew up with the same covers so seeing how other nations drew up them is so fun. Some are serious and beautiful, others are a little funny.
Lego Hogwarts Castle Puzzle
Ok, while this is probably made for kids in mind, it's a totally cool gift for puzzle-loving adults. Some of my Harry Potter obsessed friends got this over the first lockdown and spent weeks putting it together. And now it's proudly displayed in their home and it's really cool and full of details (like a dragon from book 4)! If you want more, check out this Harry Potter Wizard Chess Lego Set!
Luna Lovegood Phone Case
The ultimate phone case for the ultimate Luna Lovegood fan. This is probably one of my favorite lines in the whole Harry Potter series. Luna is such cool character and this case pays great homage to the zaney Ravenclaw.
Velvet Train Case / Makeup Bag
Another fun Williams Sonoma collab! These train cases (aka makeup bags) are so handy for anyone who likes to store their makeup. Especially handy for those who travel a lot and would like personalized harry potter gifts that they can take with them on adventures. You can add a monogram or name to these to make them extra personalized!
Harry Potter Campus Backpack
As a 30-something, I still use backpacks all the time, but this is an especially good gift for any teen or college-aged folks. The pattern doesn't scream "Harry Potter" from afar, making it more elevated and mature. The tiny details though are delightful when you notice them. Vera Bradley has a limited edition Harry Potter shop with even more items!
Harry Potter Coloring Book
During the first lockdown, we got into mindful art where we turn off our phones and open a coloring book, or pull out watercolors. That's how I found us this Harry Potter colorful book, which is made for adults or teens. The scenes here are pretty detailed and take a while to complete, which I love. It includes scenes from Soccers' Stones to Deathly Hallows so you can't get bored! Of course, this is a great gift for kids and tweens, not just adults.
Snitch Ice Cube Mold
As a cocktail lover myself, I'm obsessed with fun-shaped ice cubes at home. Big square ones, tiny hexagons, I even have a Starwars ice cube mold.
But these Golden Snitch ice cubes, holy cow these are COOL. I need these for my Christmas cocktails right now!
TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Harry Potter Ultimate Edition
Now, I think I know A LOT about Harry Potter but you never know until you put your skills to the test, right?
Dark Mark Candle
This black skull and snake candle looks exactly like something Voldemort would burn during Death Eater meetings. I totally want this for my coffee table for Halloween.
Marauders Map Heat Changing Mug
When it's cold and empty, this mug is totally black. Once you add coffee or hot liquids, the Marauders Map slowly appears. It's a bit cheesy but still fun.
This Gillyweed potion from Etsy isn't for drinking (but you can make a Gillyweed cocktail recipe if you want.) This bottle is a carefully crafted piece of decor. Past shoppers have used this while decoring bookshelves, nurseys and other Harry Potter rooms. It looks like the real deal!
Harry Potter Three Broomsticks - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
This puzzle from Amazon gives me all the feels. It takes me back to reading the books for the first time with a similar style drawing to the original books before Warner Bros and Daniel Radcliffe took over! But no shade! Love you Warner Bros 😉 Not only that, it makes nostalgic of the good times with the trio when they weren't in dire situations!
- Use Harry Potter wrapping paper to elevate your gift
- Or, wrap it with a stuffed owl on top to make it feel more magical
- If you’re giving a gift card, send a Hogwarts letterhead
- Set up a Harry Potter-themed night to give the gifts (complete with a movie marathon viewing, the Floo Powder cocktail, and other Harry Potter stuff to make a big show of it!)
I hope this helps you find unique Harry Potter gift ideas for that special person in your life! Or maybe for yourself (treat yo’self you little witch, you!)
As you can tell, these are all mostly Harry Potter gifts for adults/fellow millennials, you know, things us grown-ups actually want and use. But does include a few Harry Potter gifts for kids and tweens!
If you have a favorite gift that didn’t make the list, please drop it below so everyone can see!
More Harry Potter Stuff To Buy Or Make Or Be Inspired Over
Great list! I just ordered ‘Dobby is free’ socks for my 3 HP-mad kids. And last year I bought them a golden snitch lamp.
I want those socks hahah a great stocking stuffer!