With seven books and eight movies detailing an all-encompassing magical universe, it is no wonder that Harry Potter is a pop culture phenomenon. Harry Potter transports audiences into a world where witches, wizards, and other magical creatures exist, but it also grounds these characters with a sense of realism. While we do get to watch Harry Potter defeat forest trolls and battle against He Who Must Not Be Named, we also get to watch him fall in love and grieve the absence of his parents. Harry Potter is truly beloved by people of all ages because it is relatable: although it takes place in a wizarding world, the struggles and storylines described are all too real. Here are some fantastic toys that we recommend for aspiring witches and wizards looking to bring the magic of Harry Potter into their everyday life.
Choosing the Best Harry Potter Toy for You
Apart from age-appropriateness, the main consideration you will need to make is the type of toy you want.
- Options: Because Harry Potter appeals to such a wide range of people, there are plenty of toys on the market that’ll entertain every fan. If you want to train up on your magic skills, you should invest in a high-quality wand that’ll help you become the Hermione Granger of spell-casting. Do you consider yourself the biggest Harry Potter fan in the history of the wizarding world? You can prove your knowledge with a Harry Potter trivia game! Gryffindors and Slytherins alike will have no problem finding a toy that suits them and their magical needs.
Best Card Game: HedBanz Harry Potter Party Game
Looking to make your next game night a little bit more magical? Put your wizard knowledge to the test with this Harry Potter card game! The object of the game is to stick a Harry Potter-themed card into your headband and then take turns blindly guessing what is on your card by asking yes or no questions. For each card that you get right, you’ll receive a chocolate frog token. The first person to collect five chocolate frog tokens wins the game! The game is designed for up to six players and comes with 72 picture cards, 12 potion tokens, 25 chocolate frog tokens, six headbands, and one sand timer. Witches, wizards, and muggles will love this magical card game!
Hedbanz, Harry Potter Card Game Gift Toy Merchandise Family Board Game Based on the Wizarding World Books & Movies, for Adults and Kids Ages 7 and up
This game is designed to put your wizard knowledge to the test: stick a Harry Potter-themed card into your headband, and then take turns asking yes or no questions to try to figure out what you are!
Best LEGO Set: LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid’s Hut: Buckbeak’s Rescue
Recreate the magic of your favorite Harry Potter movie by bringing Hagrid’s hut to life! You’ll get to explore Hagrid’s two-room hut, save Buckbeak the Hippogriff from the Minister of Magic and the Executioner by hiding him in Hagrid’s pumpkin patch, and so much more. The set comes with seven mini-figures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Hagrid, the Executioner, the Minister of Magic, and Buckbeak. For an even more immersive experience, Hagrid’s hut comes with a battery-operated brick fire that lights up with the push of a button. This set is sure to inspire an endless amount of magical creativity.
LEGO Harry Potter Hagrid's Hut: Buckbeak's Rescue 75947 Toy Hut Building Set from The Prisoner of Azkaban Features Buckbeak The Hippogriff Figure (496 Pieces)
Explore Hagrid's hut and save Buckbeak the Hippogriff from a deadly fate with this imagination-inspiring LEGO set.
Best Wand: Harry Potter Wizard Training Wand
All aspiring witches and wizards should check out this magical training wand. The wand comes with a spell training guide that teaches you how to master 11 different spells, successfully creating an immersive experience that feels like you’re attending Charms class during your first year at Hogwarts. When you cast a spell, the wand registers your movements and provides sound feedback that lets you know whether or not you have cast the spell correctly. The wand comes with five different modes of play: two stand-alone modes and three multi-wand modes. The stand-alone modes allow you to learn the different spells, improve your skills, and then test out your new magic. In order to access the multi-wand modes, you’ll need to find a friend who also owns a wizard training wand. The wands are designed to interact with each other in order to allow you to practice spells with a fellow wizard, test them on their magical knowledge, and even play wizard tag. Becoming a great wizard like Harry Potter takes practice, and this wand is here to help.
Harry Potter, Wizard Training Wand - 11 SPELLS To Cast Official Toy Wand with Lights & Sounds – Albus Dumbledore Wand & Lord Voldemort Wand Also Available
This wand comes with a spell training guide designed to teach all aspiring witches and wizards how to master 11 different spells.
Best Action Figure Set: Funko POP! Harry Potter Vinyl Collectors Set
You can bring a piece of the wizarding world home with you, thanks to this detailed Harry Potter collectible figure set. This high-quality set comes with Hogwarts’ three best friends: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. Each figure comes individually packed and stands at about 3.75 inches tall. This collectible set would make a great gift for your favorite Harry Potter super-fan.
Funko Harry Potter POP! Movie Vinyl Collectors Set: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley & Hermione Action Figure
This collectible figure set comes with Hogwarts' three best friends: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger.
Best Plush Toy: Jay Franco Harry Potter Pillow Buddy
Looking to add a magical cuddle buddy to your nighttime routine? This Harry Potter pillow buddy is perfect for snuggling up with on the couch, in the car, or right before bed. The pillow is crafted from 100% polyester microfiber that is plush yet supportive in order to allow you to comfortably rest your head. It works well as a travel pillow or as a cuddly companion for young witches and wizards. This pillow would also make a great addition to any Harry Potter-themed bedroom or birthday party!
Jay Franco Warner Brothers Harry Potter Plush Stuffed Pillow Buddy - Kids Super Soft Polyester Microfiber, 17 inch (Official Warner Brothers Product)
This Harry Potter pillow is crafted from a plush yet supportive polyester microfiber, making it the perfect cuddle buddy.
Also Great: WOW! PODS Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak
Want to feel like a real-life wizard? This invisibility cloak is designed to replicate the one used by Harry Potter himself, allowing you to experience the magic of the Deathly Hallows within your own home. In order to experience the full functionality of the cloak, you have to download a free-to-use app that works on all smartphones or tablets with a working camera. Each cloak comes with a unique authentication code that gives you complete access to the invisibility function within the coordinating app. The cloak can be used both indoors and outdoors, allowing you complete freedom to recreate any and all of your favorite scenes from Harry Potter. Pictures and videos of your invisibility can be downloaded directly from the app and then shared with your loved ones, leaving them to wonder how you achieved this new magical power.
WOW! PODS Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak - Standard Edition
This invisibility cloak uses the magic of technology to replicate the cloak used by Harry Potter himself.