As we approach the winter holidays, you might feel more nervous than Neville before his Potions OWL exam. After all, choosing the right gifts for everyone in your life is hard work – and not everyone has the equivalent natural talent of the Half-Blood Prince when it comes to gift-giving!
Don’t fret – I’m here to help! For this year’s holiday season, I’ve scoured one of my favorite hand-made sites, Etsy, to find a number of Harry Potter stockings and Harry Potter stocking stuffers that any HP fan will love. These crafted goods will bring a little extra magic into your holiday season and delight the wannabe witch or wizard who receives them.
Read on to discover the best stocking stuffers for the holiday 2023 season from the Wizarding World and rest easy knowing Snape won’t be judging your gift choices, no matter what you choose.
This post was originally published in October 2021, and was updated most recently in November 2023.
Featured image courtesy of CASEYHillArtistry via Etsy.
Harry Potter Stockings to Stuff
Just like the Christmas tree, no Christmas decor in the wizard or muggle world is complete without stockings. They add a magical touch to the holiday season, and, if they are Harry Potter stockings, even more!
There are plenty of gorgeous HP stockings, like this handmade Marauders Map stocking. It measures approximately 21 inches long and 8.5 inches wide – you’re gonna need a lot of stocking stuffers to fill this big bad boy!
If you’re not as crafty as Mrs. Weasley and can’t knit your own, you can check out CASEYHillArtistry’s stockings. They feature a thicker pattern and come in each House’s colors. You can also personalize it with the muggle’s name initials. It looks gorgeous, and the quality is incredible!
Those who want their stockings to boast iconic HP references can look at Pirate Knitting’s stockings. Their stockings feature Platform 9 3/4, Deathly Hallows, Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff designs. They can also personalize each stocking with initials.
For non-knit options, I found these beautifully embroidered, personalized stockings that allow you to make Christmas uniquely special for each member of your family. Be sure to order these with plenty of time before the holidays so they will arrive in time.
The Best Harry Potter Stocking Stuffers
Now that you’ve got your stocking is time to find the Harry Potter stocking stuffers! Below, I’ve listed nine of the cutest Harry Potter stocking stuffers you can get this Christmas, for yourself or the Harry Potter fan in your life.
1. Bookends Coffee Tumbler
If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer to fill the stocking up nicely with a few other smaller items added on top, I’ve found your best bet. This beautiful 20-ounce drink tumbler has the Mary GrandPré book-ends from each of the seven books inside. I’m not sure how the creator made it, but the effect is a perfect rainbow and will brighten up any morning – whether it’s in drizzly London or a sunny summer day.
2. Cauldron Bath Bombs
These Cauldron Bath Bombs are so insanely cute that the gift recipient might feel bad for throwing them in the tub – until they realize it transforms an ordinary bath into the Prefect’s Bathroom. Once dropped into a hot tub, they create an explosion of color, matching the House they belong to in the Wizarding World!
3. Wizarding Wooden Spoon
If the Harry Potter fan you’re shopping for is a whiz – or maybe a wizard or witch – in the kitchen, this is the perfect Harry Potter stocking stuffer. This beautiful etched wooden spoon is more of a display piece, but can be used for cooking as long as it’s hand-washed after each use. It’s engraved with ‘swich & flick’ on the bowl, though perhaps that isn’t the best advice when whipping up something to eat – you might end up looking more like Seamus Finnegan post-explosion.
4. Figurine Soaps
Don’t hesitate to get these figurine soaps if you have little muggles at home. They have an HP lego figure inside, so they’ll have a great incentive to scrub their hands! They also smell delicious as they are scented with Dumbledore’s Sherbet Lemon.
5. “Butterbrew” Lip Balm
There’s no potion (or at least that we muggles know about) to get rid of chapped lips. However, this deliciously scented “butterbrew” lip balm will do the job in the meantime. (I’m pretty sure this is butterbeer-scented but the maker doesn’t want to risk any copyright issues – which is smart!) The concoction is muggle-made with high-quality oils and butters, including avocado oil, cocoa butter, creamy shea butter, and organic Vitamin E.
6. “Butterbrew” Candle
Here’s another one to consider for this holiday season: a “Butterbrew” scented candle with notes of bourbon, butterscotch, and vanilla. As you’ll know from my Butterbeer recipe, these are just the right scents you want to evoke that nostalgic memory of a truly magical drink.
7. Lighting Scar Headband
Some muggles can’t stand hair touching their faces (like me!). If you happen to know one and need to get them a gift, this Wizard Headband is an excellent option. The headband features cute HP drawings, like the Sorting Hat, Hedwig, Harry’s glasses, and his Gryffindor scarf. Besides being adorable, it’s comfortable and with the perfect stretch.
8. Slytherin Scrunchies
These Slytherin Scrunchies would make for an excellent (and practical) stocking stuffer for the Slytherin in your life. They are made from licensed Harry Potter and Slytherin fabric and feature different patterns depending on the model you choose.
9. Butter Brew Tea
I know I’ve already mentioned a few “Butterbrew” items on this list – one can understand how these creators don’t want to risk any copyright infringement. Here’s one last item that I think any Harry Potter fan will be happy to discover in their stocking come Christmas morning.
This loose-leaf Butter Brew tea has a chai base with actual butterscotch chips in the mix; the best way to enjoy it is by steeping for 2-5 minutes and adding a splash of cream to properly mix the butterscotch.
While there are certainly other great small Harry Potter gifts available, I love these ones as they’re unique and hand-made by HP fans just like you or your gift recipient. Do you know of any other great Harry Potter stocking stuffers, or have questions about these ones? Let me know in the comments!