It is no secret that I am quite the fan of Harry Potter, therefore what with my bloglovin feed being filled with gift guides galore I thought I would put my own together, only with a bit more of a twist. Harry Potter is full of magic therefore what more appropriate gift guide to write at this time of year. Most of these are book related I will admit, but of course, isn’t that where it all started?
The first item is actually on my own personal Christmas list this year. Back when I used to work for WHSmith I found myself being so excited when I first saw this particular set of the Harry Potter books come into store. The covers are stunning and they make a nice change to the adult editions that I do own. Next year I want to settle down and read the whole series again from start to finish so I am hoping that these are under my Christmas tree this year; plus they’re an absolute bargain too!
Some of you may remember Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition being featured on here a couple of weeks ago. Illustrations are something I absolutely adore; therefore when I found out that the first book in the Harry Potter series was going to be illustrated I just knew that I would pick this up eventually. It is a gorgeous book and would make a perfect gift this Christmas for any Harry Potter fan.
3. Harry Potter Colouring Book
Colouring books are somewhat all the rage at the moment, they’re everywhere I go. Personally I do prefer the more intricate options that are out there, however this is in itself a nice little bit of fun. It isn’t something I would choose for myself however I think for a younger Harry Potter fan this would be ideal.
4. Harry Potter Complete Film Collection
We all know that more often than not the film adaptations of our much loved tales are never quite as good. I will be the first to admit that I could not stand the first three Harry Potter films, however when I spot them on TV of a weekend I am the first to sit down and watch them; make of that what you will. The last films in the series were really great; I thought on a whole they did J K Rowling and her millions of fans proud.
Ever since I first read about Honeydukes I have dreamt of discovering a sweet shop just like it. Ok, maybe I am exaggerating a little bit here but my oh my did the sweets sound amazing in the books. Despite not being to Harry Potter Studios myself I was pleasantly surprised to see that they sold their merchandise online. Whilst I will put it out there and say that £8.95 is more than a bit expensive for essentially a piece of chocolate, it is a bit of fun and it would make a funky little stocking filler.
6. Griffindor Scarf
It goes without saying that if the sorting hat was plonked on my head that I would be immediately sorted into Griffindor….here’s hoping anyway. These scarves come in all the colours of the four houses so you can pick one to represent your favourite, go go Griffindor!
7. Wizard Chess
It has been a while since I played a game of chess, in fact I cannot remember the last time I did, nevertheless I can play, albeit it being badly. This to me looks really nice and of good quality too, I have always enjoyed a twist on something that is quite traditional. It is nice to see a nod towards Ron’s moment in the limelight during the first book where he helps to navigate himself, Harry and Hermoine across the chess board.
When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them first launched I was all over it like a rash. The funny annotations across several of the pages kept me amused for quite a while as they somehow managed to bring the characters of Hogwarts and indeed the wizarding world to life that little bit more. This set includes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them alongside Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of the Beedle Bard. It’s a great little addition to the story of Harry Potter as they help to provide more of an insight into the magical world.
This is a huge book let me tell you and it is quite heavy too, therefore if I were you I would order this one online. If you are interested in the process of how books become films and of course you are a Harry Potter fan (or why else would you be reading this) then this is definitely something worth checking out. Everything from illustrations of the characters to the building of the set and darning of the costumes is contained within; I highly recommend this one.
Have you spotted anything that would you would like this year? I am still hoping for that Hogwarts letter, although an invisibility cloak wouldn’t go amiss.