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Gifts for Grown Up Harry Potter Fans

by V. L. Craven

When I say ‘all ages’ I mean grown ups. The kids take care of themselves when shopping for Harry Potter stuff. But if you’re a bit older, you have to tone it down. Well, you don’t have to, but if you want to, here are some gifts you may like to get for other people. Not yourself, obviously. Ahem.

I Speal Parseltongue keychain from WWHP


I Speak Parseltongue keychain from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter shop ($9.95)

When browsing that site you have to check each shop because, though some products overlap others, each has its own special products, as well.


Slytherin Persian bracelet from Etsy

Hogwarts houses jewellry by Tangled Charm on Etsy. The one above is the Slytherin Persian Star Chain , which I own–I’ve had it for several years and wear it every day and love it very much. It was $18 and it was worth every penny. The shop also has pieces about Sherlock Holmes, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, and Hunger Games. The offerings are a little sparse at the mo, but check out some previous sales and make a request to have something made specially.

Muggles into Wizards

Books Turn Muggles into Wizards by  Harry Potter Alliance at DFTBA. ($20) I don’t know how I didn’t know about the Harry Potter Alliance (endorsed by J.K. Rowling herself), but they’re an actual humanitarian group that fights for … well, humanitarian causes of all stripes. They have several items available at the Don’t Forget to Be Awesome shop and when you buy those items all proceeds go to the HPA.

Slytherin Tapestry Throw


Slytherin Tapestry Throw from the WBShop   ($39.95).  They also have Griffyndor and Hogwarts throws (sorry, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.) The WBShop is just a good place to browse in the first place. Besides several very nice long-bodied female cut t-shirts that actually fit someone with my shape (sakes alive!) they have several things from the always drool-worthy Noble Collection.

Speaking of…

The Noble collection has added beaucoup  wands and they have two deals. One is if you get a four wand case and the wands that go in it (you choose wands you’d like) you get the case for free for $114. The other is ten wands and a free case for $285. You can also purchase the cases separately if you already have wands you’d like to display for $39 and $59. Single wands vary in price from $28.50 to $39.50

Ten Character Wand Display

Wands on display l-r: Death Eater, Narcissa Malfoy, Tonks, Death Eater, Mudungus Fletcher, Alecto Carrow, Death Eater, Rufus Scrimgeour, Voldemort, Prof. Horace Slughorn. I think whomever put that display together had a tattoo on their left arm, ifyouknowwhatImean.

The only thing that’s bothersome is Bellatrix’s. If you order hers separately it looks like this:

In other words: AWESOME

In other words: AWESOME

If you order it with the case, it looks like this:

In other words: LAME

In other words: LAME

I mean, I get it. The original wouldn’t fit in the case properly, but the second one could be a bit more badass… It’s just so… Anyway.

They also have things like Bellatrix’s dagger, which is $55.

Bellatrix's dagger

And Lucius Malfoy’s pimp cane with hidden wand ($95)

Lucius Cane

I also dig the Dementor crystal ball ($65)

Dementors crystal ball

Really, I could spend all day on that site just staring at things. Even series I’m not interested in have the most gorgeous accoutrement.

If you know of any HP gifts for the adults, please leave a comment. If you received any sweet HP things for Hanukkah (or get anything for Christmas) please leave a comment and brag.

2 Responses to “Gifts for Grown Up Harry Potter Fans”

  1. Seth Tyrssen Says:

    Oh yeah … love this stuff! My niece turned me on to Harry Potter before the movies came out, and i got hooked right away.

  2. Autodidact Says:

    I got into them as an adult but before the films came out, as well and I love it. Welcome!

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