Christmas is coming! What will you get for the Harry Potter fan in your family? Our family is obsessed with Harry Potter and I have tons of Harry Potter gift ideas for your tweens and teens.
Harry Potter Advent Calendars
This year there are several Harry Potter advent calendars available! One of our family Christmas traditions is to do advent calendars. In case you don’t know, an advent calendar is a collection of mini-gifts for the month of December. Each day in December, you open one box or door on the calendar and find the gift hiding inside. We have done several different Lego advent calendars over the years, and this year there will be a Harry Potter Lego advent calendar! YAY!!! The kids will probably have to pry it away from me.
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In this set there are Harry Potter characters dressed for the holidays, a holiday feast, banners for the houses, a snowman with a witch’s hat (OMG I’m so excited) and more. Yes, most teens are a bit old for Legos, but these are so fun and I’m sure the nostalgia factor will make it a hit. Plus, they can use them for display or maybe even become Christmas decorations you bring out every year!
The next Harry Potter advent calendar I found is from Funko. If you don’t know about Funko, they are a brand of funky little cartoonish characters. They make Funkos of characters from lots of different stories and brands: Marvel, Disney, etc. If you get this set, you will get 24 different cartoonish toys that can be used for display.
If you have more than one kid, you can buy last year’s set, too:
A really great thing about both the Lego and Funko advent calendars is that if you have one son or daughter that is into Harry Potter and another that is not, you can get this set for one kid and choose another similar set for your other kids. There are Star Wars ones, for example. When my kids were little, we’d get a Star Wars Lego set for my son, and a Lego Friends set for my daughter.
Harry Potter Decor
A gift for a Harry Potter fan that could be enjoyed year-round is Harry Potter decor!
I think this Hogwarts poster is awesome:
This is a giant peel-and-stick wall decal:
And here is another wall decal that would look cool in a tween or teen’s room, plus it gives some excellent advice:
Storage cubes for them to stash their stuff (they measure 10″ cubed):
How about a Harry Potter alarm clock? This cute one also comes in a Hermione Granger version:
These candles would be an awesome way to create a Hogwarts castle vibe in their bedroom. Your tween or teen could place them all around on bookshelves etc. and enjoy the flickering light. Since they are LEDs, they are safe. This set comes with a timer capability so they can come on at a certain time.
This little golden snitch table lamp would make a great night light for your tween or teen:
Here’s a glowing potion bottle for their shelf (be aware it’s little, less than 8 inches tall):
And one more really cool night light option:
I have to admit, Bellatrix Lestrange is my favorite character. She’s just so deliciously awful. Back when my kids were little, before we had read all the books together, my kids asked me who my favorite Harry Potter character was. I told them Bellatrix…before they knew who she was. A couple of years later, when we got to her in the books…I think they were a bit horrified. Why would mommy love this horrifying person? Oh my little darlings, mommy is complicated. Anyways, I digress. Here is an awesome Bellatrix poster:
If your teen is classier than me, here is a very different choice for a Harry Potter poster:
This one is kind of nuts, but I could just picture certain tweens and teens going crazy for it! One reviewer wrote that her son literally jumped for joy when he saw it:
There are several Harry Potter calendars available. This one comes with stickers:
Harry Potter bedding comes in lots of different styles. Here are a few of my favorites:
And who doesn’t need a Professor Snape pillow?!? If for some crazy reason that doesn’t float your boat, you could buy a Harry, Ron, or Hermione pillow instead by following the same link. Wow, now I’m fantasizing about not only having a Harry Potter room, but having all Slytherin decor!
Harry Potter Wearables
Harry Potter Clothing
Your Harry Potter fan teen and tween would love to show off their house colors! Here is the Slytherin version scarf and beanie (if you click on it you’ll see all the versions):
How about a Harry Potter shirt? I think most teens and tweens don’t want a shirt that is too obvious- they don’t want one that looks like a movie poster or has Harry’s face on it. Teens appreciate subtlety, irony, sarcasm. Here are some men’s and unisex ones:
And here as some women’s ones:
This type of cuddly sweatshirt is one of the most popular items for all teens this season. Here’s a version for the Harry Potter fan:
This letterman style jacket is a best seller right now. It comes in a version for each house as well as a Hogwarts version:
And here are some pajamas:
Or perhaps your Harry Potter fan needs some socks in their stocking?
Maybe some cozy Harry Potter slippers would be nice?
Harry Potter Jewelry
This bracelet is so cool! It looks like a set of bracelets from the front, but on the other side they come together and there is one adjustable chain clasp. Lots of teen Harry Potter fans would be thrilled with this gift:
This sweet bracelet is very pretty:
Here is a set of Gryffindor bracelets. If you click on the link, you can see versions for the other houses, too:
Time turner necklace:
Harry Potter Games & Activities
A really fun Harry Potter gift idea for your tween or teen is something to play or do together! How about some wizard chess? It’s not quite the same as what Ron would play, but it’s still pretty cool:
There’s a Harry Potter version of trivial pursuit, which would be lots of fun for showing off your Harry Potter knowledge:
Our family loves Clue. We don’t have the Harry Potter version yet, but this looks fun:
And there’s a Harry Potter Scrabble! There are special Wizarding Word bonuses:
Our family has the Disney version of Pictopia and we love it! Here is a Harry Potter version:
If your tween or teen is still into Legos, I am happy to report that there are new sets available! The Hogwarts clock tower set came out in June 2019:
There are many other sets available, but some are discontinued and can be very expensive. However, they are coveted by Harry Potter lovers, so if your kid is still into Legos, these could make you a holiday hero for sure! If you click here you can see lots of choices for Harry Potter Legos. This set from Fantastic Beasts is soon to be discontinued:
This 3D puzzle looks fun and super hard! It has very good reviews from past buyers. This picture is The Burrow, the Weasley’s home. There are other sets available, such as Hogwarts and Diagon Alley, which you can see if you click on this one:
Or maybe they’d like to build a wooden thestral? It would look very cool as a room decoration after they’re done. There are lots of other similar sets available, including creatures from Fantastic Beasts:
School & Studying Supplies
Give your Harry Potter something they can take back to school with them to make going to school just a little more fun! Here is a Slytherin pencil case:
Harry Potter Kitchen & Food Items
Does your tween or teen like to drink hot cocoa or tea? How about a cool Harry Potter mug? These images on these mugs change when hot liquid is poured into them. My son has a similar one we bought at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. His has the Dark Mark on it. These are not dishwasher or microwave safe, but I think it’s worth it because they are super cool:
Harry Potter candy would be great stocking suffers!
Creative Harry Potter Gifts
I’m gonna guess your tween or teen doesn’t have any Harry Potter wand makeup brushes yet!
This quidditch fidget spinner would make a fun stocking stuffer:
Mini backpacks are fashionable for tweens and teens. How about this Hedwig mini backpack?
Or this cute Hedwig wallet:
We bought one of these maps for my son at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. It’s amazingly detailed and high quality:
Harry Potter Books
Your family probably owns all the Harry Potter books already. However, you may not have a copy of the newer illustrated version. These books are amazing- every page is so beautiful and detailed. My son is an artist so we knew he would appreciate them! He has been gifted the whole set, one at a time:
This is the newest illustrated version. It came out in October 2019. It’s the fourth book in the original series – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
Have you read The Cursed Child? It came out as a screenplay significantly after the original series of seven books was published. I read it with both my kids. We had mixed feelings about it. We didn’t like it as much as the original books, but it was fun having something new in the Harry Potter world.
There is a book that came out in November 2019 that tells the behind-the-scenes story of backstage at The Cursed Child stage production. My family is going to see the play in December, so this might be a fun gift for my own kids!
If your teen or tween is interested in how movies are made, this book is all about the making of the movies:
The next one is an incredibly comprehensive book that not only discusses how the movies were made but goes into great detail about the cast, screenwriters, and everyone involved in making the movies. It explores all the theme parks, too!
Several Harry Potter coloring books have come out over the past few years. If your tween or teen enjoys art, this adult coloring book that just came out in October 2019 might be a good choice:
Here’s a silly book for Harry Potter fans:
And here is one for tweens who would enjoy some new fiction that has Harry Potter themes mixed in. My son read this book a few years ago and loved it. It’s part of series that all have funny mash-ups:
I hope you’ve enjoyed my selection of Harry Potter gift ideas for tweens and teens!
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