To Potterheads, May 2 is International Harry Potter Day. According to the books, The Battle of Hogwarts took place on May 2, 1998, which means it has now been 24 years since Voldemort was defeated once and for all by the Golden Trio.

While we do not support J.K Rowling’s dangerous transphobic views or her bigotry, Harry Potter Day is a day created by and for the fans of the books and movies.

And is there a better way to celebrate the witches and  wizards in your life than by giving them awesome gifts that look summoned from the storefronts of Diagon Alley that were made by fans themselves?

1. Hogwarts House tea blends

[Image description: four packets of tea blends, one for each Hogwarts house] via Etsy

Say you return to your common room after a long day of classes. Whether you’re in the Ravenclaw Tower or the Slytherin Dungeon, wouldn’t it be nice to curl up by the fireplace and enjoy a hot cup of tea?

These delicious tea blends come in a pack of four, and each one is specially designed to match the vibe of each of the four Hogwarts Houses. Get it here!

2. Harry Potter book chapter coasters

[Image description: a ceramic coaster depicting the ‘Dumbledore’s Army’ chapter title, lying on top of other similar coasters] via Etsy
These handmade ceramic coasters are made from the chapter title pages of real Potter books. The set of four is picked at random, so you never know which chapter titles you might get. These coasters are a simple and useful gift for diehard fans of the books, and make a great conversation starter for when guests come over.

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3. Golden Snitch bracelet

[Image description: a silver bracelet with a golden snitch charm] via Etsy
[Image description: a silver bracelet with a golden snitch charm] via Etsy
This one is for the Seekers. Whether or not you would have made your House team, wearing this beautiful Golden Snitch bracelet is sure to make you feel like a star quidditch player!

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4. Time Turner necklace

[Image description: a replica necklace of Hermoine's time turner] via Etsy
[Image description: a replica necklace of Hermoine’s time turner] via Etsy
The one magical object I have always longed for is a Time Turner! This necklace is identical to the device Hermoine possessed in the Prisoner of Azkaban. While I can’t guarantee it will let you travel back in time to take extra classes or rescue hippogriffs, it is sure to make a lovely addition to your collection of Harry Potter merch.

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5. Wizard embossing rolling pin

[Image description: a rolling pin engraved with Harry Potter symbols and two cookies embossed with some of the symbols] via Etsy
[Image description: a rolling pin engraved with Harry Potter symbols and two cookies embossed with some of the symbols] via Etsy
If you know any baking wizards, consider getting them this cool engraved rolling pin. This pin is for embossing cookies with wizarding world symbols, such as Harry’s glasses, the Deathly Hallows symbol, the Dark Mark, broomsticks, wands, etc. Not only is it a great gift, it is also a cool purchase if you want to treat your friends to baked goods this Harry Potter Day.

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6. Ron’s emotional range teaspoon

[Image description: a teaspoon engraved with the phrase 'Ron's emotional range' ] via Etsy
[Image description: a teaspoon engraved with the phrase ‘Ron’s emotional range’ ] via Etsy
One of the best things about Romoine is their playful, and often brutal, banter. Remember that scene in Order of the Phoenix where Hermoine tells Ron off for dismissing Cho’s grief over Cedric’s death? Well, now you can buy this teaspoon commemorating Hermione’s devastating burn!

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7. Sorting Hat candle

[Image description: a candle with a label stating 'Sorting Hat' candle and the colours of the four houses. ] via Etsy
[Image description: a candle with a label stating ‘Sorting Hat’ and the colours and symbols of the four houses. ] via Etsy
Light the Sorting Hat candle to find out which house you belong to! This vegan scented candle appears white at first, but it reveals your house colour as it burns. If you and your friends already know your houses, you can just select it when you make your purchase. If you know someone who doesn’t, or a Potterhead about to turn 11, pick the ‘Sort Me’ option and let them have a real first day at Hogwarts experience!

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8. Alohomora key holder

[Image description: a black metal key rack in the shape of the word 'Alohomora' ] via Etsy
[Image description: a black metal key rack showing the word ‘Alohomora’ in the Harry Potter font ] via Etsy
Alohomora is the charm used to unlock objects such as doors and windows. While the spell is certainly useful for wizards and witches, in the case of the muggles in your life, this ‘Alohomora’ key holder is the next best thing.

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9. Hogwarts alumni sweatshirt

[Image description: a maroon sweatshirt printed with the words Hogwarts Alumni ] via Etsy
[Image description: a maroon sweatshirt printed with the words Hogwarts Alumni ] via Etsy
Show off your school pride with this comfy Hogwarts Alumni sweatshirt.

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10. Smells like Draco candle

[Image description: a white wax candle in a jar with a label 'Smells like Draco' ] via Etsy
[Image description: a white wax candle in a jar with a label reading ‘Smells like Draco’ ] via Etsy
To the unabashed Draco fans out there, I got you! This soy wax candle comes in a variety of scents, from Cedarwood Musk to Flannel Pine, to suit your preference. The seller recommends the Mahogany Apple scent as it best captures the Slytherin’s coldblooded nature, while also reminding you that he still had the potential for goodness.

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11. Marauder’s Map infinity scarf

[Image description: a scarf depicting the Marauder's Map draped around the neck of a mannequin bust] via Etsy
[Image description: a scarf depicting the Marauder’s Map draped around the neck of a mannequin bust] via Etsy

Every Harry Potter fan has wanted to get their hands on the legendary Marauder’s Map. This high-quality infinity scarf is the perfect accessory for sneaking around the castle grounds and through secret passageways in the winter months!
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12. Marauder’s Map face mask

[Image description: a face mask depicting the Marauder's Map on a mannequin head] via Etsy
[Image description: a face mask depicting the Marauder’s Map on a mannequin head] via Etsy
This truly magical cotton face mask appears black at first but begins to reveal the Marauder’s Map through heat activation.Get it here!

13. Hogwarts ‘Starry Night’ print

[Image description: a framed print of the Hogwarts Castle in the style of The Starry Night] via Etsy
[Image description: a framed print of the Hogwarts Castle in the style of The Starry Night] via Etsy
Know any fans who are also art lovers? Consider getting them this artwork of the Hogwarts Castle in the style of Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.Get it here!

14. Magic wand makeup brushes

[Image description: metal handled eyeshadow brushes in the shape of wands from the Harry Potter films, lying on top of a black pouch] via Etsy
[Image description: metal handled eyeshadow brushes in the shape of wands from the Harry Potter films] via Etsy
We all have that one friend whose makeup skills are utterly bewitching.  If that friend is also a Potterhead, the perfect gift for them is this set of magic wand-inspired eyeshadow brushes!

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15. Dark Mark bookmark

[Image description: someone's hand holding out a black laminated bookmark with the Dark Mark symbol in gold foil. Similar book marks in different foiling in the background] via Etsy
[Image description: someone’s hand holding out a black laminated bookmark with the Dark Mark symbol in gold foil. Similar bookmarks in different foiling in the background] via Etsy
As you know, the Dark Mark is the symbol of Voldemort and his Death Eaters. These unique laminated bookmarks are hand-drawn and can be customized in a variety of colors and foiling. A captivating gift for the booklovers in your life!

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16. Mini potions and ingredients

[Image description: a bunch of colourful mini bottles with labels denoting various Harry Potter potions and ingredients] via Etsy
[Image description: a bunch of colourful mini bottles with labels denoting various Harry Potter potions and ingredients] via Etsy
Need to replenish your stock of potions and ingredients? You can purchase replica bottles of Felix Felicis, amortentia, basilisk venom, and many others, to add a touch of whimsy to your workspace and bookshelves. If you have a fireplace, there is even a bottle of Floo powder!Get it here!

17. Luna Lovegood Dirigible Plum earrings

[Image description: beaded radish shaped red earrings in a red jewelry box] via Etsy
Unpopular opinion, but Luna Lovegood is a style icon. Her spectrespecs? The lion hat she wore to support Gryffindor when they played against Slytherin? Both amazing. But best of all are her Dirigible plum earrings. This pair sold on Etsy is identical to the one that Evanna Lynch personally crafted and wore as Luna in the Order of the Phoenix film adaptation.Get it here!

18. Harry Potter inspired tarot cards

[Image description: a hand holds up an envelope with two tarot cards sticking out. The cards are designed in black and white ] via Etsy
[Image description: a hand holds up an envelope with two tarot cards sticking out. The cards are designed in black and white ] via Etsy
If you’ve ever wanted to attend a Divination class, here is a set of Professor Trelawney-approved tarot cards. The set consists of the 22 major arcana cards, and each one has a unique design inspired by the world of Harry Potter.
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19. Dobby reusable cup sleeve

[Image description: a knit cup sleeve shaped like Dobby the house-elf] via Etsy
[Image description: a knit cup sleeve shaped like Dobby the house-elf] via Etsy
Potterheads loves Dobby. Check out this adorable handmade cup cozy of everyone’s favorite house elf!

Get it here!

20. Flourish and Blotts t-shirt

[Image description: Left-a pink t-shirt with the Flourish & Blotts logo. Right- a black t-shirt with the Borgin & Burkes logo] via Etsy
[Image description: Left-a pink t-shirt with the Flourish & Blotts logo. Right- a black t-shirt with the Borgin & Burkes logo ] via Etsy
Flourish & Blotts is the bookstore in Diagon Alley where Hogwarts students purchase their schoolbooks. In Chamber of Secrets, it is where Harry meets Gilderoy Lockhart for the first time at a book signing. This shirt is a gift for those true fans who love merchandise that is understated. If you are more the type to be found wandering through Knockturn Alley than Diagon Alley, there is also a t-shirt inspired by Borgin & Burkes!

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21. Weasley sweatshirt

[Image description: two sweatshirts. The one on the left is green with the letter H and the right is maroon with the letter R] via Etsy
[Image description: Two sweatshirts. The one on the left is green with the letter H and the right is red with the letter R] via Etsy
As a Harry Potter fan, you have probably wanted one of the special handmade ‘jumpers’ that the Weasleys and Harry received as Christmas presents. Now you can have a very similar sweatshirt, customized with your own first initial!

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22. Custom best friends Harry Potter mug

[Image description: a white mug painted with the image from the back of two girls in Hogwarts scarves and holding wands.] via Etsy
[Image description: a white mug painted with the image of two girls in Hogwarts scarves and holding wands. An owl flies above them. Under the image on the mug are the names ‘Andrea and Claire’ ] via Etsy
Surprise your best friend with this thoughtful hand-painted mug that can be customized with your name, house scarf, and likeness! The text on the other side of the mug can be picked by you too.

Get it here!

23. Dragon Egg bath bomb gift set

[Image description: an assortment of gifts, including a red dragon shaped bath bomb] via Etsy
[Image description: an assortment of gifts, including a red egg shaped bath bomb, a towel, and a charm bracelet] via Etsy
This luxurious dragon egg bath bomb gift set is inspired by the golden egg from the Triwizard Tournament and meant only for the greatest wizard in your life. The set also contains bath crystals, a bath potion, a cotton towel, and a charm bracelet. It comes with a wax-sealed letter, informing the recipient that they have won the Wizard of the Year award.
Get it here!

If you’re anything like me, you want to gift at least five of these items to yourself, but don’t forget to spoil your fellow Potterheads as well! Your money would also be going to these talented Etsy creators, rather than into the coffers of She Who Must Not Be Named. We may not support her anymore, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t relive the magic of our childhood stories this Harry Potter Day. 

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  • Trisha Jain

    Trisha Jain is a recent graduate with a bachelor degree in economics and media studies from the University of Toronto. She likes to write, travel, and critically analyze new media. She is a reader of both fiction and non-fiction, and spends her time streaming Netflix shows endlessly.


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