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The 15 Best Hogwarts Gifts for (Wannabe) Alumni Witches & Wizards

It’s okay, you can admit it… This is a safe space. Are you still upset you never got your Hogwarts acceptance letter? I feel the same way! As a child who grew up with Harry Potter, reading the books as they were released and attending the midnight showings of each film, I felt a close affinity to the Wizarding World and wish many times that I was part of it. Even the idea of shipping off to a boarding school like Hogwarts – a foreign concept to an American kid – sounded appealing at times!

Whether this describes you or someone you love, it’s that time of year where you need to think about gifts and merrymaking. What better way to make the wannabe Hogwarts alumni in your house happy than with a gift from their favorite non-alma mater?

In this post, I’m sharing some of the best gifts inspired by the world’s best school of witchcraft and wizardry. These gifts are all focused specifically on Hogwarts, rather than its Houses (I have separate gift guides for Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins). Below you’ll find a wide variety of items that are sure to please the gift recipient and bring back some of that magic feeling we all once felt when waiting for an owl from Hogwarts.

1. Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

How many of us Muggle-borns have restlessly dreamed about receiving an acceptance letter from Hogwarts? Pretty much every single one. 

So, there’s no doubt this set of Hogwarts acceptance letters is one of the best Hogwarts gifts ever. It will also do until the authentic one arrives (we’re confident it will.) This acceptance letter has a beautiful design and includes all the same details as the original.

You can personalize it with the birthday wizard’s or witch’s name, who’ll be over the moon once they read their name next to “We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,” just like Harry.

Best Hogwarts Gifts -Hogwarts acceptance letter

2. Noble Collection Hogwarts Wax Seal

There are many Hogwarts crest gifts, but none is as delicate and gorgeous as this Hogwarts Wax Seal.

If your Muggle friend is all about the details, then they will love receiving the Hogwarts wax seal on their special day. The die-cast metal piece alone is beautiful, featuring the detailed shape of Hogwarts castle. The seal is gorgeous, with the design of the Hogwarts crest on it.

The seal kit comes with two colored wax sticks. Since the seal’s indentation is quite deep, it creates an elegant raised finish on the wax.

Hogwarts Gifts - Wax Seal

3. Pottery Barn Hogwarts Snow Globe

A not-so-happy aspect of HP fans is that we can’t live out Hogwarts life as much as we’d like to do. If the HP fan in your life feels like this, then a Hogwarts Snow Globe is an excellent gift to bring them closer to the school. 

This Hogwarts Snow Globe captures the beauty of the wizarding school for people to visit it anytime they want. The globe’s interior has a miniature Hogwarts castle, and the base reproduces the rocky cliff where the castle stands on. The snow globe has a sound chip that plays Harry Potter’s theme song (aka Hedwig’s theme.)

Best Hogwarts Gifts - snow globe

4. LEGO Hogwarts Castle

Many Hogwarts gifts make excellent display pieces, like the snowglobe above. However, many other gifts can put Potterheads up to a challenge, like those Harry had to face! 

LEGO has designed the exact replica of Hogwarts Castle. This LEGO Hogwarts Castle has 6,020 pieces and recreates memorable scenes from the movies. The level of detail you find in this set is unbelievable. It looks like a work of art. Besides the lovely castle, there are many other more minor features: moving staircases, Dumbledore’s office, the Basilisk vault, and more. The set also includes the founders of the Harry Potter Houses themselves, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin, and Rowena Ravenclaw. 

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Lego Hogwarts Castle

5. Hogwarts School Crest Cauldron Mug

If the birthday Muggle is a coffee lover, this Hogwarts School Crest mug makes a fantastic gift.

This sculpted ceramic cauldron mug comes in the cauldron’s shape, making Muggles feel like they’re actually making a potion: adding the coffee and sugar,  stirring, and then having the steam rise. The design displays the iconic crest for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It also features in bright colors the mascots for each house Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, and Slytherin.

Hogwarts School Crest Ceramic Mug

6. Hogwarts Castle Laser Engraved Music Box

Whether it’s for girls or boys, kids or adults, everyone will enjoy this Hogwarts Castle Music Box.

This tiny little music box has so much beautiful and complex detail on it. The design displays exquisite craftsmanship, and each side has a room of Hogwarts Castle carved on it.

You can also personalize the music box, engraving a message on the inside of the top piece – they offer several models with famous HP quotes. If you want something more personal, you can leave it blank and write something special yourself. 

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Hogwarts Music Box

7. Hogwarts Crest Woven Tapestry Blanket

Most Potterheads love having HP decor around their houses, or even entire rooms with a wizarding theme, which is why home decor products like this Hogwarts Crest Woven Tapestry Throw Blanket make perfect Hogwarts gifts.

The tapestry is gorgeous, with vibrant color and super soft fabric. It even has shiny threads that show through. The Hogwarts Crest acts as the centerpiece of the tapestry, and it has decorative fringes around all edges. The birthday wizard/witch can use it for different purposes. It would look perfect as a wall tapestry, couch throw, or a cover throw for a bed.

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Hogwarts Tapestry Blanket

8. Hogwarts Wax Stamp Seal Kit

The Muggle world might be all about emails and texts. However, the Wizarding World is far from having left behind the art of letter writing. 

If you thought the Hogwarts wax seal I already mentioned would make a gorgeous gift, then you’ll love this Hogwarts Wax Stamp Seal Kit. An exquisite gift for HP fans who are keen letter writers, this set includes all the elements for creating the most beautiful Hogwarts-themed letter invitations.

It comes with one exquisite box, a seal wax spoon, one wooden Harry Potter seal stamp, two white candles, and three colored wax sticks. 

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Hogwarts Wax Seal Kit

9. Hogwarts Glitter Cup with Straw

The Hogwarts Glitter Cup with Straw is the perfect birthday gift for the Harry Potter fan in your life.

The cup has a beautiful Hogwarts Crest design and comes with a stainless steel twist-off lid and reusable plastic straw. The cup’s inner layer has dry glitter that moves when you tilt the cup. At 20oz, the cup has a decent size.

If you ask me, your friend will love this Hogwarts cup as they won’t have to press stop on that HP movie to refill their beverage.

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Glitter cup with straw

10. Hogwarts Bookends

Another decoration piece, these Hogwarts bookends are a lovely gift! All die-hard HP fans have read the books a thousand times and certainly have them on their bookshelves.

Also, all ardent HP fans love to showcase their HP book collection. That’s why they’d really appreciate these Hogwarts bookends. These are metal bookends and feature a cut-out silhouette castle design of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Both are lightweight yet sturdy enough to keep the books in place, but most of all, they are a lovely way to display HP books on a shelf.

Best Hogwarts Gifts - metal Harry potter book ends

11. Hogwarts Ruled Notebook

If your friend is an HP fan who’s also a chronic note-taker, then they will adore this Hogwarts ruled notebook. This Hogwarts notebook features a gorgeous design in brown and has a vintage look. It features a leatherette cover with the Hogwarts crest embossing in the center.

Inside, it has a whole section that tells the story of Hogwarts and the houses that make it. The sheets have yellowish hues that add a magical touch and invite HP fans to record down their deepest thoughts, spells, and adventures.

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Harry Potter Notebook

12. Hogwarts Shaped-Handle Ceramic Mug

If you didn’t love the cauldron mug, you should check out this Hogwarts shaped ceramic mug. It also displays the iconic crest of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with the mascots of Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, and Slytherin houses.

It’s sturdy and big and comes in a blue shade. The handle is by far the most beautiful detail in this mug. It is a sculpted branch with Hedwig perched on top. 

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Hogwarts mug

13. Hogwarts Castle 3D Puzzle

If your friend is crafty and loves Harry Potter, you should buy this Hogwarts Castle 3D Puzzle immediately and build it together while watching the movies. Sounds like a fun plan, doesn’t it?

This Hogwarts Castle 3D Puzzle has meticulous and intricate details. Each of the cardboard sheets’ die-cutting is perfection itself, as is the printing on both sides of many pieces. It truly looks like a painting once you put all the pieces together. As a heads up, this puzzle isn’t for the faint of heart as you can spend up to ten hours to finish it!

Best Hogwarts Gifts - 3D Hogwarts puzzle

14. Hogwarts Storage Bin

The Hogwarts Storage Bin is another cute addition to an HP-themed room. So, if the HP fan is designing their own HP room, they will love this gift. This Harry Potter storage bin is perfect for wizards and witches looking for a safe place to hide their Horcruxes or wands.

The bin features a trunk design, and the top of the lid has the Hogwarts crest. It would also make the perfect gift for little Muggles who’d like to keep their toys in one place. 

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Hogwarts brown storage bin

15. Hogwarts Alumni Crest Sweatshirt

It doesn’t matter if their acceptance letter hasn’t arrived yet; all HP fans already feel they belong to the coolest school on earth, Hogwarts. While the Hogwarts robes might be a tad too much for everyday use, there are other HP apparel Potterheads would love wearing. 

This Hogwarts alumni crest sweatshirt is one of the greatest gifts for Hogwarts Alumni who want to flaunt their beloved school. It comes in grey and features the Hogwarts crest in the middle. Everything is of outstanding quality. The crest graphics are bright and detailed, while the sweatshirt’s fabric is incredibly soft.

Best Hogwarts Gifts - Grey Hogwarts Alumni Sweatshirt

Which of these Hogwarts gifts do you want the most? Let me know any questions or share your favorite products in the comments!

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