A favorite for holiday giving,
the Hogwarts scarf.
From an obscure
book written by fledgling author J.K.
Rowling in 1997, the Harry
Potter series became a natural for a movie franchise.
eventually grew into a merchandising bonanza aimed at rabid Harry
Potter fans worldwide. Today, even
if you've never read a Harry Potter book, you probably know
someone who has.
In fact, fans
don't merely like the series. They're obsessed with the
bespectacled hero and other Harry
Potter characters connected to the continuing tale.
The good news?
Shopping for any Harry Potter fan on your gift list can be magically easy. Whether they're tweens, teens
or adult fans, you can choose from an array of items ranging
from inexpensive Harry Potter coffee mugs to round-trip tickets to Harry Potter movie locations.
a few more gift ideas for Harry Potter fans of every stripe, and
in a variety of price ranges:
The "Lucky 7" list of Harry Potter gift ideas
Potter gift basket - Buy a plastic cauldron or witch's hat
to fill up with Harry Potter books, DVD movies, stickers,
trading cards, coffee mug, calendar, T-shirt, or whatever else your favorite Harry Potter fan might enjoy.
Potter school supplies - Beyond the bookmarks and pen
sets, also look for special edition lunch boxes, day
planners, journals and stationery.
Potter clothing - Besides a full line of Harry
Potter costumes, don't forget everyday wear such as Harry Potter hoodies, beanie caps, dress shirts, T-shirts,
ties and scarves. Search the Web for online stores brimming
The ultimate gift : Round-trip tickets
Harry Potter movie
Potter science kits - Anyone interested in the magic of
science will flip for Harry Potter themed science projects,
including how to's for making invisible ink, spells and potions,
or conducting optical illusions and even physics projects.
Potter jewelry - Keep your Harry Potter
fan fashionable with necklaces, Hermione's famous Yule Ball earrings, or her Time Turner
pendant. For the guys, surf around for online retailers that
also sell handsome guy jewelry like Hogwart's house rings
and school pins.
6. Harry Potter collectibles - If you know a serious collector of Harry Potter merchandise, EBay is a major Online destination for finding rare Harry Potter collectibles and memorabilia. Just be sure you read the ratings and reviews before sending money to a possible fly-by-night seller. TIP: Check Amazon for expert guides to Harry Potter collectibles along with tips on where to find rare items.
7. Harry Potter travel destinations - If you have "sirius" money to spend (or want to give a group gift to your avid Harry Potter fan) consider round-trip tickets to a popular Harry Potter movie location. In the UK, that includes a stop at magical Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. Or, send them on a day trip to Gloucester Cathedral which sets the scene for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. In the US, of course, there's also The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando which continues to cast its spell on fans worldwide.
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