Is there anything better than receiving a parcel by Owl Post? Despite being a grown witch, I love opening the front door to discover a box of goodies waiting on the doorstep – even when I know exactly what’s inside as I’ve ordered it on one of those Muggle shopping sites.
But the best kind of mail is when you don’t know what’s inside – when it’s a surprise. That’s where subscription boxes come in. Best of all, there are a number of Harry Potter subscription boxes to choose from. Each box typically contains magical items that will surprise you upon arrival, whether that’s monthly, bimonthly, quarterly, or some other cadence.
Below I break down some of the best Harry Potter subscription boxes available, and each one is a little bit different in terms of frequency, price, and the items they include. I recommend reviewing the full list, then choosing perhaps one or two to try – it would be very easy to blow your entire Gringotts savings on this loot!
This post was originally published in September 2021, and was updated most recently in March 2023.
Almost all other photos courtesy of their respective boxes.
1. Magic Delivered
Note: As of November 2022, The Accio Box is now Magic Delivered!
If you want a monthly Harry Potter subscription box option, Magic Delivered is for you! I recently bought my first Accio Box (as it was called at the time) and the theme – Keeper of the Keys – was executed perfectly! Every item was so thoughtful and beautiful, and I’m really excited for future boxes.
While this box isn’t officially licensed, there is something great about it: they include products from small businesses and artisans that help distribute those Galleons beyond the Pottermore pocket.
Magic Delivered boxes cost $64.99 (+$14 shipping) for their standard quarterly subscription, which includes 7+ magical items. Best of all, I have a special link that gives you $12 off your first box! Click below to signup for the best Harry Potter subscription box out there!
Since changing their brand, I haven’t yet received a box from Magic Delivered – but I am waiting for my first one as I write this. I’ll be sure to update once I receive a box and can confirm they’re still as awesome as it was before.
2. Bibbidi Wizard
The first HP subscription box I ever tried scores highly on my list of the best Harry Potter subscription boxes: the Bibbidy Wizard. This company has several fantastic subscription boxes in addition to this Wizarding World-inspired one: the Galaxy Box is inspired by Star Wars, the Universe Box is packed with superhero swag, and their original Bibbidi Bobbidi boxes are inspired by all things Disney.
Back to the Bibbidy Wizard though, the best part is how personalized each box is: when you subscribe you share your gender (including a neutral option), Hogwarts House, pet species, and more. This allows you to receive a truly magical box every time. I even put together an unboxing and review on Youtube if you’re curious.
They also offer six pricing options, ranging from $44.99 to $249.99. Since I bought my first box, they have also added a “Mystery” option so you can choose to receive items without picking them in advance – but they still offer the personalized option too.
3. The Magical Subscription from LitJoy
If you’d rather save a bit and opt for a quarterly Harry Potter subscription box, The Magical Subscription from LitJoy is a good option. This box costs $54.99 (plus shipping) and includes 6-8 Wizarding World-inspired items to justify that higher price point. Taking a look at the site, you’ll see that past items in boxes were truly magical: from gorgeous artwork to magical trinkets you can’t find anywhere else (like Knight Bus tickets and dragon coins).
LitJoy, as their name suggests, is all about staying true to the literary spirit of the books, so everything here is loyal to the Wizarding World and what we know of it from the books (and occasionally movies too).
4. Cauldron Crate
As I was writing this list, I discovered another Harry Potter subscription box and knew I had to squeeze it onto my list! Cauldron Crate is a UK-based subscription box (so for U.S. subscribers, shipping is a bit steep) that’s sent three times per year (every four months).
Each “chest” (box) has a theme, which means you can get a sense for what you’ll receive based on the name. Past chests have been inspired by both the books (“The Philosopher’s Chest,” “The Chest of the Half-Blood Prince,” etc.) and Horcruxes (“The Ring Chest,” “The Diary Chest,” etc.). Best of all, these boxes are packed with items, often including 10+ per box.
The standard subscription is £34.99 for 11+ items; there’s also a premium chest with 15+ items for £59.99. I’m super tempted to try one of these out, especially as after taking a break, boxes will be shipped again in July 2023 and quarterly going forward.
5. The Wizarding Trunk
The Wizarding Trunk took a hiatus during the pandemic, but they’re back now – so they also make my list of great Harry Potter subscription boxes. Boxes are shipped bi-monthly or quarterly (two subscription options). They include 8-10 items, which makes the price really reasonable ($54.99 for bi-monthly and $64.99 for quarterly boxes).
Best of all, they work with small Magical Makers to include items hand-made by fellow Potterheads who love Harry Potter and the Wizarding World as much as you do.
6. Harry Potter Box from Geeks, Goblins & Galaxies
If you’re looking for a more affordable option that will still scratch the itch for getting regular infusions of HP goodies in your life, the box from Geeks, Goblins & Galaxies will be perfect for you. Boxes start from $27.49 with free shipping, and include a tee (guaranteed) plus at least two other goodies, which could include “decor, home goods, bags, mugs, puzzles, or other fun surprises” (quoting from their website).
I’m keen to give this one a try soon – they also have a Dungeons & Dragons box that I’m excited about trying to review for my new D&D blog. 😅
7-9. Wizardry Boxes from GeekGear
For a couple of different options, check out the various boxes offered by GeekGear. In my research, I found three: the Wizardry Mystery Box (£25.99 per box, pictured above), the limited-edition Elf Box (£34.99), and the limited-edition Creatures Box (£34.99). I’m sure they have others too – showing you can either choose to subscribe or put together your own “subscription” to their limited-edition boxes.
Since the boxes vary quite a bit, it’s hard to say exactly what each one will include; using the Wizarding Mystery box as an example, you can expect 5-7 items from throughout the Wizarding World.
10. Harry Potter T-Shirt Club
If you want to sport your love of all things Wizarding World every day, this last Harry Potter subscription box might be worth it for you.
The Harry Potter T-Shirt Club is actually run through Amazon, which is a platform I’ve never seen used this way. For $19.99 per box, you’ll receive one new t-shirt per box/month – and these are officially licensed shirts designed for and exclusively sold through the T-Shirt Club. Actually, for a simple concept, it sounds kind of magical!
Beware – Avoid: Loot Crate
While my original list included the Loot Crate subscription box, I received a lot of comments from folks (below) that pointed out it has been very unreliable and inconsistent in shipping and fulfilling orders for customers. Based on that, I decided first to remove Loot Crate entirely – then to add this section as a warning. If you want the full story from fellow Potterheads who were disappointed by Loot Crate, check the comments section below.
Do you know of other Harry Potter subscription boxes I should include or review for this list? Let me know in the comments!