The Harry Potter phenomenon
What began as a series of seven fantasy books by J.K. Rowling captured the hearts and minds of children, of all ages, around the world. The characters that they can identify with, the wisdom and principles inherent in the story continue to inspire and hold them willing captives today. This is evident, not only in the continued book and DVD sales, but also in the success of every Harry Potter film, as well as the amount of merchandise sales, which include toys, clothes, and Harry Potter collectibles.
Hundreds of millions of people have read and loved the story. They are determined to keep the joy, discovery, magic, and moral lessons that they embraced alive in their hearts and minds. This is the reason for the staggering success of the vast range of Harry Potter memorabilia. Moreover, fans are committed to collecting Harry Potter books and merchandise to pass on to future generations, their children, and grandchildren.
How this buyer’s guide can assist you
Whether you are a Harry Potter fan or you are looking for the perfect gift for your favourite Harry Potter fan, the aim of this guide is to aid you in that endeavour.
The section named Types of this buyer’s guide will give a brief overview of the vast product range, while the section called Buyer’s Tips will assist you if you are looking for a gift for a child or for an adult. This section will also provide a helpful tip for buying by a fan’s favourite house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In this section, you will also find a full list by title of all seven books and each movie. A Harry Potter box set of books, a Harry Potter audio CD, or a Harry Potter DVD would make an excellent way to introduce a child to the exciting world of Harry Potter.
Finally, the Jargon Buster section will provide you with the names of all the most popular characters as well as some other helpful terminology. For example, if the child or adult that you are buying for has mentioned a favourite character’s name, but you cannot recall the name, check out the bottom of the Jargon Buster section. It may be helpful in jogging your memory.
Types of Harry Potter merchandise
Take a look at the different types of Harry Potter products and how we have split them into different types - this way you can quickly find what you are looking for.
The Harry Potter Books by J. K. Rowling
• Harry Potter Sorcerer's Stone (1997)
• Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets (1999)
• Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
• Harry Potter Goblet of Fire (2000)
• Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix (2003)
• Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince (2005)
• Harry Potter Deathly Hallows (2007)
The Harry Potter Movies
• Harry Potter Philosopher's Stone – Released November 16, 2001
• Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets – Released November 15, 2002
• Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban - Released June 4, 2004
• Harry Potter Goblet of Fire - Released November 18, 2005
• Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix - Released July 11, 2007
• Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince - Released July 15, 2009
• Harry Potter Deathly Hallows: Part I - To be released November 19, 2010
• Harry Potter Deathly Hallows: Part II - To be released July 15, 2011
Popular Harry Potter gifts for the whole family?
A Harry Potter collection of DVDs
A Harry Potter game such as:
Cluedo Harry Potter
Scene it Harry Potter
Top Trumps Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Happy Families
Harry Potter Uno
- Popular Harry Potter gifts for adults
Harry Potter wand
Harry Potter Chess set
List of Houses for the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Each house has its own colours and crest. Keep this in mind when choosing a gift for a fan of a particular house. Ties, scarves, scarf sets, and crests are typically listed by houses.
Popular Harry Potter toys
Harry Potter soft toys for younger children
Lego Shrieking Shack
Lego Knight Bus
Harry Potter action figures
Harry Potter wand
Harry Potter Costume
Harry Potter cape
Harry Potter glasses
Harry Potter tie
Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train sets
Monster Book of Monsters
Types of Merchandise
Overview of the Harry Potter merchandise
The range of Harry Potter merchandise that is available includes practically everything you can imagine. There is Harry Potter apparel, food items such as sweets, Harry Potter collectibles, and a myriad of Harry Potter toys and jewellery. There are even books about the Harry Potter books. Harry Potter computer games abound and a good selection of Harry Potter board games is available as well.
You may be surprised to discover that there are Harry Potter home furnishings as well as a variety of posters and even lithographs. There are even a variety of Harry Potter towels, Harry Potter bedding, or Harry Potter curtains! The Harry Potter products have touched every aspect of the human living experience. There is a variety of Harry Potter Xbox and Playstation games as well as Harry Potter wii games. The Harry Potter line of merchandise even extends to Harry Potter jewellery. It is an enjoyable way to make sure that the story lives on for Harry Potter fans of today and tomorrow.
Here are some of the most popular brand names associated with Harry Potter merchandise. These may help you in your search for the Harry Potter product you are seeking.
• Candy Warehouse – Bertie Bott’s Beans
• Cap Candy – Chocolate Frogs ( dispatched and sold by Galactic Toys)
• Cards Inc.
• Carta Mundi
• Galactic Toys
• Lego UK Limited
• Noble Collection
• Warner Brothers - exclusives
• Winning Moves
Best buy / advice
Prices for Harry Potter toy or play items begin at £2.72 for the Harry Potter Half-blood sticker book to £7.00 for PopCo, Harry Potter action figures. Toys range as high as £249.99 for the Harry Potter Express Set Train to £289.95 for the Lego, Harry Potter Castle.
Adult gift prices begin between £14.00 to £25.00 for nice items such as a necklace, scarf set, tie, or a Gryffindor letter opener and go up from there.
Consider giving a whole years worth of quality and pleasurable reading to a child. The Harry Potter set, all seven books, is only £67.80. That is a real saving in comparison to the cost of buying each book separately.