Heading off on a magical journey somewhere in the muggle world? It’s always good to consult a packing list to make sure you’ll have everything you need in your undetectable extension charmed beaded bag. Inspired by Harry’s Hogwarts supply list, I’ve put together the ultimate list of Harry Potter swag and gear.
These cool, nerdy, and magical items will fit right in whether you’re on a Harry Potter tour across the U.K., exploring Diagon Alley at Harry Potter World in Orlando, or discovering its real-life Harry Potter London inspiration, Leadenhall Market.
Official Hogwarts Supply List
It may be a while since you last watch the first movie or read the first book. So, I’ll start by recalling what the official Hogwarts supply list looked like – just like the one Harry got with his acceptance letter.
First-year students will require:
Three Sets of Plain Work Robes (Black)
One Plain Pointed Hat (Black) for day wear
One Pair of Protective Gloves (dragon hide or similar)
One Winter Cloak (Black, silver fastenings)
Please note that all pupils’ clothes should carry name tags
All students should have a copy of each of the following:
The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1 by Miranda Goshawk
A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot
Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling
A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch
One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida Spore
Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection by Quentin Trimble
1 Cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)
One set of glass or crystal phials
1 set of brass scales
Students may also bring an Owl, a Cat or a Toad.
PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST YEARS ARE NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS.
Same as Harry’s Hogwarts supply list, I’ve broken down this post into three sections: uniform, course books, and other equipment. Keep on reading to find all the items you can get for your next magical adventure!
Harry Potter Clothes to Pack
I’m not going to lie, some supplies are nearly impossible to find in our muggle world. There’s no need to get discouraged, though.
While you can’t find dragon hide gloves basically anywhere, here are some of the other items on Harry’s Hogwarts supplies list that you can get for yourself – and a few extra goodies for us muggles.
Wizard’s & Witch’s Robes
Most robes are gender-neutral, so witches and wizards can wear the same ones. Cinereplicas makes great ones for kids and adults at pretty reasonable prices.
Here they are, depending on your house:
Your House Scarf
You can’t go off to Hogwarts or any other part of the Magical world without repping your House, or at least your school (like the cool generic Hogwarts scarf). Cinereplicas makes these too, and they have one for each house:
Make a subtle statement to rep your magical side with these kicks. Whoever thought of taking regular black Chuck Taylor All Stars and smackin’ a Hogwarts crest on them was a genius.
Harry Potter Books to Read
Next up on Harry’s Hogwarts supply list was a series of books. This part of the list changed every year, but his first-year list above works well to know the basics books students had to bring. Unfortunately, we muggles can’t get most of those books (even on Amazon!), but here are the books you can (and should) have in your Hogwarts library.
The Series Box Set
Obviously, no HP fan worth their weight in galleons needs to buy the hardcover box set at this point – but maybe you’re looking for a new set to read so you can preserve your original copies. If so, these ones are the OG ones to invest in.
The ‘Hogwarts Library’
Some of the books on Harry’s list are available for purchase in a box set, called the Hogwarts Library. These are books inspired by the series, rather than about the characters in the Harry Potter series.
The books are also each available individually:
The Illustrated Collection
If you haven’t yet seen one, the new Illustrated Collection is arguably the best way to read the Harry Potter books. Jim Kay has done a brilliant job illustrating each of the first four books.
You can buy Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, and Prisoner of Azkaban individually or in a box set; Goblet of Fire is only available individually at this point. Order of the Phoenix is expected in 2021.
Other Harry Potter Equipment to Buy
One last section on Harry’s supply list included some of the most important items – including his wand and the owl who would be Hedwig. Crystal phials and brass scales don’t make my list, but there are some other accessories I love.
No witch or wizard is complete without a magic wand! You can buy a wand at Ollivanders in places like the Wizarding Worlds, or you can snag one of your choosing online. The Noble Collection has all the replica wands you could want.
Accessories in Your House Colors
A good choice for any witches who love jewelry but still want to rep their house pride. Buy on Amazon:
Muggle ‘Wand’ (aka Phone) Case
If your non-magic wand needs protection, there are loads of cool Harry Potter options. But this one, which unfolds like the Marauders Map to help you discover the wonders of the world, is pretty perfect.
What to Pack Your Hogwarts Gear In
Once you’ve assembled all your Hogwarts supplies and are ready to pack for the ride back to school on 1st September, you’ll need something to put it all in.
Keep your wand close and your credit cards closer with this cute, chic HP wallet-purse combo.
Perfect for a day of exploring Hogsmeade, you can fit plenty of sweets and treats for a day of magic in here.
Designed like a trunk, this is way easier to sling onto the Hogwarts Express.
Did I miss any other items on the Hogwarts supply list that you think all witches and wizards need to live in the muggle world? Let me know in the comments!