Without a doubt, Harry Potter has become my favorite fandom and the one I’m most passionate about. After making Severus Snape and the Marauders, my obsession with J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world has only grown exponentially.
Naturally, then, when brainstorming what my dream LootCrate subscription box—or Dream Crate if you will—would look like, it was full of Harry Potter stuff. Now, I do realize that LootCrate already has a “Wizarding World Crate” on their site. However, it’s house specific and comes with a t-shirt, neither of which really appeals to me at the moment.
I’ve become quite picky since I turned 30 last year and don’t want to clutter my life with useless stuff. Instead, I want to be surrounded by things that make me happy and are pleasing to the eye in both design and color.
A lot of the crates out there are also pretty generic or else favor things dudes would like over what ladies or more feminine types might. Although I’m not saying this has to be a “girl’s only” box, I wanted to put together something that would appeal to someone who has similar likes and tastes as myself.
And so, without further ado, I present to you—Pure Magic: A Harry Potter Dream Crate.
Hogwarts Castle Lumos Charm
These charms come in silver or gold (most likely plated) and are made to fit charm bracelets. Although they’re obviously super adorable, 15% of the profits from their sale also go to J.K. Rowling’s charity, Lumos. Fashion for a cause is always a good idea.
Luna Lovegood’s Spectrespecs
Aside from the fact that Luna is one of my favorite Harry Potter characters, (she’s a Ravenclaw after all) she also sports some of the funkiest accessories. Her spectrespecs, from the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film, are a must have for wrackspurt hunting and general eccentricity.
Luna Lovegood Spectrespecs
Hogwarts Textbook Postcards
If you’re not already aware of the creative geniuses behind the graphic design of both the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, get on that! MinaLima has created some of the most memorable images in the wizarding world, including the fantastically designed textbook covers seen here. Aside from just getting all of these awesome graphics in poster format, you can get them in a portable size as a postcard set via their website.
The Quibbler: Editor-in-Chief Pin
As a journalist, this pin appeals to me on so many levels, especially considering how much the media has been under fire these days. However, ultimately, I couldn’t resist another Luna association, this time referencing her father, Xenophilius Lovegood. Now, you too can publish wacky stories and show your support for Harry Potter by acting as The Quibbler’s Editor-in-Chief.
Quibbler Pinback Button
Harry Potter Temporary Tattoos
Admit it, you’ve been dying to get a Harry Potter themed tattoo. For realsies; me too. But, since I’ve made it this far in my life without having any tattoos, it’s highly unlikely I’d ever actually commit to having one permanently imprinted on my skin. These temporary tattoos are the next best thing and will easily wash off after a few days or so. However, the black ink style and modern fonts are very appealing and may very well inspire a permanent version after they wear off.
Storybook Cosmetics Wizard Wands
Last year, Storybook Cosmetics took the world of geek-inspired makeup by storm with their Harry Potter-style wand brushes. Sold as a limited edition set, the brushes are modeled after Harry, Ron, Dumbledore, Hermione, and Voldemort’s wands. These babies sold out almost instantaneously and the girls are now working on pre-sale for a second series with original wand designs. Do want!
What would your Dream Crate look like?
Leave a comment below so I can check out your ideas too!
*Thank you to LootCrate for contacting me about the DreamCrate project! Craft your own DreamCrate for a chance to turn yours into a reality!