Tap Into Your ‘Harry Potter’ Nostalgia With This Whimsical Wizarding Merch

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Feeling nostalgic after the “Harry Potter” reunion last week? You aren’t alone. The HBO special, which dropped last week in celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary, brought back some of the most beloved Hogwarts alumni, including Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint), who reminisced about their life-changing roles on screen.

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The reunion served as a reminder of the lasting impact the book and subsequent films have had on popular culture over the past two decades, as the community of diehard Potterheads only continues to grow with time. Luckily, there’s no lack of Harry Potter merchandise that cater towards the biggest of fans, and they make for perfect gifts (for yourself or others) any time of the year.

From a cozy blanket to a music box to a golden snitch lamp to magically appearing maps, we’ve rounded up the best Harry Potter merchandise to tap into your nostalgia.

‘The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook’

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Courtesy of Amazon

Channel Mrs. Weasley in the kitchen with this best-selling cookbook. It has 150 recipes ranging from meals to snacks to desserts that are all easy to make. Best of all, they’re straight from the books, including Harry’s favorite dessert, Treacle Tart; Kreacher’s French Onion Soup; Pumpkin Pasties from the Hogwarts Express cart; and Mrs. Weasley’s Molly’s Meat Pies.

Buy: ‘The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook’ $9.99

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Resin Clock

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Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Commence your day in whimsy with this magical nightstand clock that doubles as a golden snitch. Compact in size, powered by AA batteries and fitted with a glitzy gold exterior, it makes for a functional decor piece for any room.

Buy: Harry Potter Golden Snitch Resin Clock $39.99

Le Crueset Quidditch Round Dutch Oven

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Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

This gorgeous special-edition Dutch oven is finished in Marseille blue with a a Golden Snitch knob and embossed with three Quidditch goal rings. Whimsical embellishments aside, the beloved Le Creuset piece boasts the same exceptional heat retention and distribution for which it’s famous. Featuring easy-to-clean porcelain enamel and a tight-fitting lid, the roomy dish is perfect for slow-cooking and braising to baking and frying.




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Harry Potter Travel Duffel Bag

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Courtesy of Vera Bradley

One of the best pieces from Vera Bradley’s limited edition Harry Potter collection is this roomy travel bag, whose colorful pattern, which includes owls and magical castles, only nods subtly to Hogwarts imagery if one looks closely enough. The duffel is big enough to pack a week full of essentials, while a detachable strap makes it extra versatile. Plus, it’s made out of 100% recycled cotton.




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Trivial Pursuit ‘Harry Potter’

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Courtesy of Amazon

Put your “Harry Potter” knowledge to the test with this themed version of Trivial Pursuit. There are 600 questions based on the movie. The first person to get 12 right is the winner! Made for ages eight and up, it’s great for the whole family to play!

Buy: Trivial Pursuit Harry Potter $32.25

‘Harry Potter’ Woven Tapestry Throw Blanket (48% Off)

Even on the coldest winter nights, you’ll feel a lot warmer cuddled up in a Harry Potter woven tapestry blanket. Of course, we can understand if you’d rather hang it up as décor, since the decorative fringes around all the edges call for attention. There are nine designs to choose from, including one of each house — Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin or Ravenclaw — as well as the Triwizard Tournament and Hogwarts.

Buy: Harry Potter Woven Tapestry Throw Blanket $24.49

‘Harry Potter’ Books Set #1-7 in Collectible Trunk

Whether your trusty set of “Harry Potter” books is now well-worn and has seen better days or your Kindle version isn’t cutting it, you don’t need an excuse to buy the complete set of all seven “Harry Potter” books that comes in this collectible trunk. It makes sense that it looks like a treasure chest, since the ultimate prize is inside. A set of “Harry Potter” stickers is included so you can personalize the trunk and make it your own.

Buy: Harry Potter Books Set #1-7 in Collectible Trunk $162.32

Vocado ‘Harry Potter’ Vintage Diary Planner

Though this vintage-inspired journal looks magical, you don’t have to worry about Tom Riddle taking over this diary. The striking hardcover notebook has a built-in small binder, making it incredibly versatile. It can be used for everything from a planner to a diary to a data keeper to writing down your favorite spells.

Buy: Vocado Harry Potter Vintage Diary Planner $14.99

TheLaser’s Edge ‘Harry Potter’ Personalizable Laser Engraved Music Box

Make this music box even more special by opting to have a message engraved on the inside of the top piece. Made in the USA, the music box plays Hedwig’s iconic theme song when the handle is turned. The old-fashioned hand crank gives it extra vintage charm.

Buy: TheLaser’sEdge Harry Potter Personalizable Laser Engraved Music Box $19.95

Spoontiques Hogwarts Glitter Cup

Add a little sparkle to your sips with this Spoontiques Hogwarts Glitter Cup. Show off your Hogwarts school spirit and be environmentally friendly with the 20-ounce cup that comes with a reusable plastic straw. The cup features a double wall insulation and a stainless steel twist off lid to keep your drink at just the right temperature and prevent spills.

Buy: Spoontiques Hogwarts Glitter Cup $12.99

WeChip ‘Harry Potter’ Wizard Wand Makeup Brush Set

Talk about makeup magic! You’ll feel like you’re in Ollivanders Wand Shop in Diagon Alley every time you apply your makeup. Each of the five makeup brushes has a unique handle that resembles a wand. There’s a brush for every need, including base, blending, blush, eyeliner and powder. A storage pouch is included, making it great for on-the-go. The brush fibers are super soft and synthetic for easy application.

Buy: WeChip Harry Potter Wizard Wand Makeup Brush Set $11.99

‘Harry Potter’ Golden Snitch Light Table Lamp

You’ll feel like you caught the golden snitch yourself to win the quidditch game when you put this lamp on display. Great for all ages, it’s ideal for lighting up any room, such as a bedroom or desk lamp in a home office. The golden snitch floats inside the tall illuminated bell jar. Simply tap the jar to turn on the USB-powered light.

Buy: Harry Potter Golden Snitch Light Table Lamp $32.99

‘Harry Potter’ Hogwarts Magical Marauder’s Map Mug

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Courtesy of Amazon

Just like how Harry Potter knew how to make the map of Hogwarts magically appear, you can do the same — all you have to do is pour coffee or a hot beverage into the mug and it’ll magically transform from plain black into the Marauder’s Map. We suggest filling the 11 oz. heat-sensitive mug with lots of coffee if you want to be up all night on adventures like Harry.

Buy: Harry Potter Hogwarts Magical Marauder’s Map Mug $19.99

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set (51% Off)

No, this wizard chess set won’t come to life to challenge you to a game, but it’s the closest you’ll get to the set in the movies. Officially authorized by Warner Brothers, it’s a miniature re-creation of the Wizard Chess Set in the “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” film, with all of the same intricate details. It comes with 32 chess pieces that measure two to four inches, a playing board and two drawstring pouches.

Buy: Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set $49.00

The Noble Collection ‘Harry Potter’ Wand with Ollivanders Wand Box (13% Off)

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Courtesy of Amazon

A Harry Potter fan without a wand is like, well, a wizard without a wand. This collectible one will make you feel like you’re ready to cast any spell, as it’s a replica of the wand and box props used in the “Harry Potter” film series. It even comes in the original Ollivanders wand box! Officially authorized by Warner Brothers, the exact 1:1 scale reproduction is 15 inches long.

Buy: The Noble Collection Harry Potter Wand with Ollivanders Wand Box $39.00

‘Harry Potter’ Hogwarts Houses Knit Gryffindor Scarf & Pom Beanie Set

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Courtesy of Amazon

Show your allegiance to the house of Gryffindor with this matching scarf and beanie. It’ll keep you warm and cozy, even if you’re watching a quidditch game in the stands on a cold day. Featuring a patch of the Gryffindor crest of a lion and the signature colors of scarlet and gold, this best-selling scarf symbolizes bravery, just like the house. If you’re a Hufflepuff, Slytherin or Ravenclaw, there are matching sets for those houses, too.

Buy: Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses Knit Gryffindor Scarf & Pom Beanie Set $49.95

Lego ‘Harry Potter’ Hogwarts Astronomy Tower

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Courtesy of Amazon

No matter how old you are, you never outgrow Legos — or “Harry Potter.” Put those two together and you get this delightful Lego set of the Hogwarts Astronomy Tower. It comes with a few figurines of favorite characters, including Hedwig, as well as accessories like wands and other magic-making pieces. Once it’s all built, you can bring your favorite scenes to life.

Buy: Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower $151.99

‘Harry Potter’ Hogwarts Houses Color-Changing Umbrella

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Courtesy of Amazon

You’ll actually wish for rainy days so you can use this umbrella! Just like magic, it changes from black and white graphics to full color when wet. Officially licensed, it measures 36 inches deep and 21 inches tall when expanded, big enough to keep you dry in any downpour.

Buy: Harry Potter Hogwarts Houses Color-Changing Umbrella $34.98

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