The best Harry Potter merchandise is the perfect way to keep yourself busy until your Hogwarts letter arrives (we’re sure it'll turn up any day now). In fact, there’s enough of it out there to fill a Gringott’s vault. As you'd expect for one of the biggest franchises in the world, JK Rowling’s Wizarding World has spawned an avalanche of collectibles, replicas, and apparel for fans to enjoy.
To point you in the right direction, our crew of hardened bargain-hunters have picked through the best Harry Potter merchandise and listed it in this guide - much like they did on our gifts for gamers page. It's kinda like a Room of Requirement for deals. Only with less Horcruxes and more t-shirts.
Because we've included everything from Funko Pops to wands, there’s bound to be something here to suit your budget. No matter whether you're buying a present for yourself or are tracking down a gift for a loved one, you should get plenty of inspiration from the best Harry Potter merchandise below - and at the lowest price, no less.
Lets get started, shall we? Mischief managed!
Best Harry Potter merchandise - t-shirts
Harry Potter t-shirts are the cheapest and easiest way of getting a spot of magic into your life. They don't tend to cost very much, look awesome, and offer a tremendous amount of variety. If you want the best Harry Potter merchandise at the lowest price, this is where you should start.
Gryffindor Quidditch Team Seeker t-shirt (men's and women's fit) | $21.99 at Amazon
Deciding which house you belong to in the world of Harry Potter is practically a rite of passage, and this t-shirt is an affordable way of honoring Harry's own Hogwarts family. Besides sporting a clean design, you can get it in men's or women's fit with sizes ranging from small to 3X-large. There are a couple of colors to choose from, too.
Slytherin Quidditch Team Seeker t-shirt (men's and women's fit) | $21.99 at Amazon
If your loyalties lie with Slytherin house, you can get a very slick Quidditch t-shirt in a range of sizes and fits - there are cuts for men or women and the available sizes run from small through 3X-large. You can get it in black or white if you prefer, too.
Hufflepuff Quidditch Team Seeker t-shirt (men's and women's fit) | $21.99 at Amazon
The chillest of all Hogwarts houses is being honored with this particular t-shirt, and you can get it in a men's or women's fit. Plus, sizes go from small to 3X-large, so you should be able to find something that suits you.
Ravenclaw Quidditch Team Seeker t-shirt (men's and women's fit) | $21.99 at Amazon
For the brain-boxes of Ravenclaw, we present this most chic of Harry Potter t-shirts. Featuring the house's traditional blue and its mascot, it's the perfect tee for those who want to join the ranks of house-members like Luna Lovegood. As with all the other shirts in this range, it's available in a men's or women's fit with sizes from small to 3X-large.
Retro Hogwarts Logo t-shirt (unisex fit) | From $19.99 at Amazon
You can't beat the classics, and this particular piece of Harry Potter merchandise is a must-have. Displaying the Hogwarts school logo in pride of place, it's a cool way of showing off your fandom with something classy that isn't over the top. Because it has a unisex fit and can be bought in a variety of colors, this tee comes highly recommended.
Best Harry Potter merchandise - Funko Pops
There are Funko Pops for everything these days (and we mean everything), so it won't come as a surprise to learn that there are loads inspired by Harry Potter. Because these vinyl figures are pretty cheap, they make excellent gifts for yourself or someone else.
If you were limiting yourself to just one Funko POP that epitomises everything Harry and his Wizarding World has to offer, it'd surely be this figure. Featuring Mr Potter himself in full Hogwarts getup with his trusty owl along for the ride, it captures one of the most iconic scenes from the movies with charm to spare.
With the original movie recently turning 20 (excuse us while we turn to dust), Funko marked the occasion with throwback sets like this one. While Dumbledore is enchanting enough as it is with a design on the character's elegant attire from the first film, the fact you're also getting a miniature Hogwarts as well is icing on the cake.
Every good story needs a villain, and few are more memorable (or flat-out terrifying) than Lord Voldemort. There are other Funko POP versions of Tom Riddle, but we'd argue that this one is the most interesting - his faithful snake Nagini is wound around his shoulders, giving the figure even more menace than usual.
Best Harry Potter merchandise - Lego
The Wizarding World is perfect for the brick treatment, and Lego's Harry Potter range include many of the best Lego sets. Stuffed with Easter eggs and references aplenty, they should rank highly on any list of the best Harry Potter merchandise for fans.
Best Lego set overall - Outside of the castle itself, few locations say 'Harry Potter' more than the Hogwarts Express. It's downright iconic, and this kit does an amazing job shrinking that train down into brick form. You're not just getting the steam engine itself, either - a miniature Platform 9¾ can be found here as well, including the magic wall you run through to reach the train. When combined with minifigures for Harry, Ron, Hermione, Professor Lupin, a Dementor, and the Trolley Witch, this set is packed with nostalgia.
Best cheap Lego set - The best Harry Potter merchandise can be pricey, and the Lego range is no different. With that in mind, this kit is well worth a look - despite being very cheap, it still manages to embody the magic of the series with a clever, transforming build. That's because there are two scenes at play here; while one depicts the boy wizard's Charms classroom (with minifigs of Harry himself, Cho Chang, and Professor Flitwick from the first film), it can also fold up into a Charms book featuring the Hogwarts school crest.
Best premium Lego set - OK, so it's expensive. Very expensive. But if you want the best Harry Potter merch, it doesn't get much better than this. Recreating Hogwarts School in all its glory, it's an enormous set with more than 6,000 pieces and 27 micro-figures. More importantly, this allows for all sorts of hidden depths. On top of classrooms and the Chamber of Secrets, it also comes with Hagrid's Hut, the Whomping Willow, and the little row-boats that first-year Hogwarts students arrive in. 'Magnificent' doesn't quite cut it.
Best Harry Potter merchandise - wands
If you're discussing Harry Potter merchandise, it's only a matter of time until wands are brought up. They're the ultimate wizarding collectible, and you can grab everything from electronic duelling toys to full-blown replicas.
Best wand overall - It may be predictable to top the list with Harry's wand, but this Noble Collection replica makes doing so a necessity. The company's collectibles are fantastic at the best of times, but this one is particularly detailed. That's because it's a 1-1 version of the prop Daniel Radcliffe used during the film series, complete with weathering and a distinctive wood-effect handle. The Warner Bros. branding is subtle enough to be easily missed, too.
Best toy wand - We defy you to find someone who doesn't pretend to cast a spell when they pick up a wand, and that's why this electronic toy is amongst the best Harry Potter merchandise for children. Featuring sound effects, lights, and designs that range from Dumbledore to Hermione, it's sure to be a hit with younger fans of the Wizarding World. Thanks to the inclusion of 11 spells and the fact that it recognises movement, this is also the ultimate interactive prop.
Best for collectors - The Elder Wand, otherwise known as Professor Dumbledore's wand, is one of the most recognizable props from Harry Potter. It's straight-up iconic, so this 1-1 replica is a must-have if you're a collector (but be warned, it can be a little hard to find these days and has been replaced by a Gellert Grindelwald version). As well as exceptional detail that's hand-painted, the Elder Wand also comes with a luxurious Ollivanders display box. This is complete with velvet-feel material and decorative ribbon.