Good Harry Potter stuff

(56 Posts)
Sleeperandthespindle Fri 28-Oct-16 08:36:00

What are the best things you've bought? I'll get the Illustrated Chamber of Secrets to go with the Philosophers Stone that DD already has. She has a wand. I'm going to buy a cauldron from a witchcraft shop. She'd like Quidditch robes. Are they as bad quality as they look? Any other good buys?

shesaminiaturephilosopher Fri 28-Oct-16 09:05:40

Don't know about the robes, but the Marauders Map is quite good, and a friend once bought me a quill and ink set with a Slytherin scarf which I'd recommend.

gerbo Fri 28-Oct-16 09:10:11

I found on eBay a lovely gryffindor hoodie which my 9yr old dd loves. Was around £15, is maroon and has gold gryffindor quiddich team wording.

popmimiboo Fri 28-Oct-16 09:28:26

How old? I've just bought Ravenclaw pjs for 14 year old dd from undiz.
A few years ago, she got a Rita Skeeter quill pen and Hermione's wand (from HP world) both of which are still proudly displayed on her desk.
She also has a lovely, big, hardback Magic of Film book which has lots of goodies inside (-dark mark "tattoo", Marauders Map etc.)

kennythekangaroo Fri 28-Oct-16 09:35:31

M and co have children sized PJs (9+), and clothes which will fit my DD better than the smallest sized Primark stuff I bought the other week!

Aliexpress have jewellery, badges, wands etc which DD has loved.

Youranus Fri 28-Oct-16 10:31:05

This book is gorgeous, very detailed and full of wonderful pop ups.

www.amazon.co.uk/Harry-Potter-Pop-up-Based-Phenomenon/dp/1608870081/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477646313&sr=8-1&keywords=Harry+potter+pop+up

Have also bought this for 6 year olds Christmas:
www.amazon.co.uk/Inspired-RAVEN-Quidditch-VARSITY-JACKET/dp/B00JYSQ0L2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477646462&sr=8-1&keywords=Harry+potter+jacket

This was surprisingly good quality for little over a pound:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Harry-Potter-Hat-Hufflepuff-Slytherin-Gryffindor-Ravenclaw-Hats-Costume-Cap-LD-/361424901720?var=&hash=item54269a5658:m:mHjQsNiqQB-Y9JLRXxtXBSQ

Expecto patronum t shirt:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/childs-t-shirt-Expecto-Patronum-spell-from-harry-potter-100-cotton-/252572581996?var=&hash=item3ace7fc06c:m:mXryx6NmhWGw7OC9MFk2sdQ

My daughter will love these figures as Voldemort, her favourite character, is included:

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Harry-Potter-Custom-Mini-Figures-Set-of-6-fit-Lego-other-blocks-/272419583810?hash=item3f6d78f742:g:OUYAAOSwzaJYBxqp

Sleeperandthespindle Fri 28-Oct-16 10:36:41

Thanks, great ideas. She has the griffyndor quidditch hoodie which is lovely. Marauders map looks good. And the lego figures.

DownWithThisSortaThing Fri 28-Oct-16 10:43:16

I bought my niece (11) a golden snitch necklace which opened and had a clock inside. I think it was from Etsy
Anyhow she loved it!

Boisderose Fri 28-Oct-16 10:45:10

That film book was the absolute best Harry Potter thing we ever bought. If it's still in print it is amazing

Boisderose Fri 28-Oct-16 10:47:18

Potter Film Wizardry (Revised and expanded) ink{https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0593071719/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_O5Xeyb5T0GTGGwww.amazon.co.uk/dp/0593071719/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_O5Xeyb5T0GTGG book here}

Boisderose Fri 28-Oct-16 10:47:59

Harry Potter Film Wizardry (Revised and expanded)
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0593071719/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_O5Xeyb5T0GTGG

CreamCrackerundertheSettee Fri 28-Oct-16 10:58:40

Thanks for the M&co PJ recommendation. I've just ordered the HP PJs and a hoody. They have 25% off and free delivery at the moment too.

Youranus Fri 28-Oct-16 13:47:36

Thanks to Popmimiboo and Boisderose for the Film Wizardry book recommendations. Have just purchased from Amazon. My 6 year old will love it!

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sat 29-Oct-16 20:12:47

We got quidditch uniform pyjamas that DD loved from eBay (they're supposedly boys' pyjamas but quidditch isn't just a boys game, right?) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Harry-Potter-Pyjamas-Quidditch-Outfit-PJs-Girls-Boys-Hogwarts-Pyjamas-/311349330882?var=&hash=item487dddc3c2:m:mcpx7ro4Z2mrxz4vS_idw

Boffered1 Sat 29-Oct-16 21:16:57

I got DD a gorgeous colouring book from waterstones.

SuperPug Sat 29-Oct-16 21:23:03

Creature Vaults book in The Works and possibly another "collection" book there as well, significantly cheaper than Waterstones.
If you are in London/ Cambridge- shop with Harry Potter stuff on Platform 9 3/4 and lots of stuff in Heffer's, Cambridge.

The film book is absolutely incredible.

The shop at 'Platform Nine and Three Quarters' at Kings Cross has nice charms for bracelets, either cheapo ones or gorgeous silver ones which are quite £££. They also have good prints.

The Works sell tiny glass bottles. If it would appeal to your DD, you could get some of those plus tiny beads, ribbons, food colouring etc so she could make her own potions bottles.

Yes to the colouring books too - they are excellent.

Mrsmadevans Sat 29-Oct-16 22:02:28

Not Harry Potter but related
www.amazon.co.uk/Fantastic-Beasts-Where-Find-Them/dp/1408708981/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1477774903&sr=1-1&keywords=beasts

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Sat 29-Oct-16 22:20:51

Well I've found loads of ideas for birthday and Christmas presents now so thanks very much. grin

Sadik Sun 30-Oct-16 08:05:36

popmimiboo could you link to the Ravenclaw pjs - they'd be perfect for dd (also 14, also Ravenclaw). I've only found primark shorty ones which really aren't the thing for Christmas!

I've got very cute Owl Post earrings from ebay for dd's stocking so far.

If anyone can recommend a good bone china HP mug that is a bit more original than just a house crest, do let me know - I've looked at the various Grim ones on Etsy etc, but I think they're all just painted on with ceramic pen, and I'm pretty sure the designs won't last.

WhirlwindHugs Sun 30-Oct-16 08:09:19

The lego harry potter board game is fantastic.

TheHighPriestessOfTinsel Sun 30-Oct-16 08:22:48

Marking place!

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sun 30-Oct-16 08:26:30

Primark has quite a few bits.

shockedballoon Sun 30-Oct-16 09:17:42

Ah this thread is just what I was looking for!
DS (7) has just got onto HP in a big way. I've ordered the illuminating wand and was going to check out the shop at King's cross when I go in a couple of weeks to see the Cursed Child (had to get that in - I'm do very excited!)

Anyone been to the shop? Is it a bit pricey though? Am I better getting stuff somewhere else?

Partic want to get gryffindor robes - any suggestions for not totally rubbish quality yet not bank breaking cist?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now