The House of Hogwarts heroes like Ron, Hermione, and of course Harry, Gryffindor is perhaps the most popular of the four Hogwarts houses. Gryffindor is known for courage, never backing down from a fight or being afraid to do what is right. It makes sense then that their house is represented by a lion, and that their colors are bold red and shining gold.
So how do you find the perfect gift for a Gryffindor, someone who knows what they believe in and has strong moral convictions? Not all Gryffindors are alike, but we’ve gathered some of the best presents you can get for the lionheart on your list – even if you’ve been stuck on shopping til the last minute.
Okay, okay, physical gift cards aren’t all that bad… but they aren’t quite as magical as a GiftYa, either! Just choose from GiftYa’s catalog of thousands of local and national vendors, add a custom design (perhaps the Gryffandor emblem?), and poof! It’s cast off to their phone or email.
Your favorite Gryffindor can use the gift like magic, too – from their phone like an egift code, or they can attach it to a card they carry all the time anyway. When they make a purchase with the qualifying brand using that card, the balance is automatically pulled from Gringotts – err, deducted from their gift balance until it’s used up. And if they don’t like the brand you picked for some reason, they can also exchange or regift their balance with just a few taps.
So now let’s get to the good stuff – the best last minute gifts for a Gryffindor you love!
Anybody who has read Harry Potter books or seen the movies (and who hasn’t at this point?) is familiar with how Hogwards students have to do their schoolwork: using a quill and ink.
Even with the unlimited power of magic, the wizarding world somehow hasn’t come up with the pen. But who are we to question the lore?
Your Gryffindor friend will have a blast dipping their quills in a pot of ink and writing like they do in the wizarding world. Get them a couple of quills, a bottle of ink or two, and maybe even some parchment if you really want to give the complete package!
Everybody who was alive in the 2000s is familiar with the Harry Potter books or movies. And even though those seven books are incredibly popular to this day, there is a whole lot of additional wizard world content out there that isn't part of the main series.
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film series deals with Grindelwald's rise to power, but it’s not strictly a screen-based story. There are Fantastic Beasts books as well. J.K. Rowling wrote the Fantastic Beasts book to read like a Hogwarts textbook.
Rowling also released The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which goes into more backstory about the Peverell brothers and how they came to be in possession of the deathly hallows.
There’s also a play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child that was originally published in two parts, but nowadays you can get both in one book.
And on top of all that there is also a book called Quidditch Through the Ages… which wasn’t written by J.K. Rowling, but it’s still considered an official part of the wizarding world lore.
With so many great choices you are sure to be able to find a last minute gift that your Gryffindor will love! So pick up a copy, and (or!) send them a Barnes & Noble GiftYa so they can grab it themselves.
Hogwarts Legacy is an open world action-role playing (RPG) game that was released by Avalanche Software and Warner Brothers, now available on all modern systems. That means PC, Xbox Series S, PS5, and even Nintendo Switch, so your Gryffindor friend will have some way to play it.
When they do, they will get to experience what it was like to be a Hogwarts student in the 1800s. But they aren’t just going to be any old student. They can choose their House (Gryffinddor, of course), and their character will hold the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart.
With its breathtaking graphics and immersive RPG style gameplay, it’s no wonder Hogwarts Legacy has managed to land so many 5 star reviews. If your Gryffindor friend likes Harry Potter and video games, then this is the best possible gift you could get them at the last minute!
Whether they are a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin, or Ravenclaw, any Potter fan would be delighted to have this collectible quidditch set. The set comes with a case with all of the quidditch balls inside of it – a quaffle, two bludgers, and even a golden snitch. The set also comes with an illustrated playbook all about how you can use the set to simulate a quidditch game in real life!
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Target is one of the most popular retail chains in the entire country with nearly 2,000 different stores… which means they also have an expansive selection of items. They have everything from clothing and shoes to video games and groceries, which means they have plenty of Harry Potter stuff as well.
Stop by your local Target and get the Gryffindor in your life something awesome, or text them a gift card so they can pick it out themselves. Target will have gifts and Gryffindor would love, like the Harry Potter films on Blu-Ray or 4K, or one of the best selling books.
You could even grab them a physical copy of a great Harry Potter video game! Hogwarts Legacy isn’t the only one.
Legos aren’t just for kids! While this one makes a great gift for younger Gryffindor (think first years), it will be a great gift for a Gryffindor of any age. Legos come in so many different levels of difficulty and complexity, ranging from pretty basic and kid-friendly to incredibly complex models with over 10,000 different pieces.
So you’ll have plenty to choose from.
You could get them a set modeled after Hedwig the owl or Dobby the house elf, or one of the more expansive sets that model the Hogwarts grounds and places like Diagon Alley. No matter which one you choose, the Gryffindor in your life will L O V E it.
Amazon is the largest online retailer on the entire planet with over 12 million different items for sale, which again, translates to tons of Harry Potter gear to choose from. And with overnight or 2-day shipping on most items, you can order your favorite Gryffindor something nice even at the last minute – a complete set of the books, the complete series film set, a collectible set of Gringotts coins inspired by the universe, floating candles, a Harry Potter coloring book, or even a Harry Potter cookbook.
Don’t forget to send them an Amazon gift card so they can shop for themself, too. Whether they pick out something practical (maybe herbs and spices they need for their cauldron… uhh, kitchen) or something magical like one of the many Harry Potter toys, games, and decor, they’re sure to appreciate the gesture.
Mrs. Weasley famously knits all of her children a sweater each year – and Harry, who is like another son to her. So why not get your favorite Gryffindor one of their own on Etsy?
Etsy has all kinds of unique and creative Harry Potter themed gifts that you simply won’t be able to find anywhere else – Sorcerer’s Stone earrings, an Olivanders pullover, even a brunch-y t-shirt recreation of Hermione’s leviosa scene.
You will have to wait a while longer on the shipping than you would from Amazon, so if it’s truly last minute your gift might be a little late. But with so many incredible and unique gifts on Etsy, your friend surely will think it’s worth the wait!
If nothing else on the list stands out to you, you could also go with a Harry Potter themed board game.
The one in the picture featured above is based on the famous Diagon Alley, where all the witches and wizards do their shopping. In this game you travel around the board and try to collect all the items on your list to get ready for your upcoming semester at Hogwarts.
There’s another board game that simulates the race for the house cup from the books.
But you can also get plenty of classic board games that have a Harry Potter theme as well, like Harry Potter Monopoly, Harry Potter Scrabble, Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, Harry Potter Clue, and many more. Your Gryffindor friend will have a blast playing whichever one you choose!
If nothing else on the list looked like the perfect last minute gift for your Gryffindor friend then consider getting them one of these customizable Visa gift cards.
The great thing about these gift cards is that they are accepted everywhere that takes Visa, so practically everywhere. Your friend will be able to use it wherever they’d like to. But on top of that, they are completely customizable – so pick out a Gryffindor inspired photo to make the front of the card, and you even get to send along a personalized message with the card so maybe you could find a really great Gryffindor quote to send along with it!
From Quidditch sets to collectible quills, we hope something on the list works perfectly as a last minute gift for the Gryffindor in your life. And if for any reason these gifts don’t do the trick, check out the full catalog for more options! From their favorite national store that sells Harry Potter stuff to the local restaurant that looks just a bit like Hogwarts, you’re sure to find something any Gryffindor would adore. Happy shopping!