Return to Hogwarts: Harry Potter 20 years on

It has just been announced that the original cast of the Harry Potter film series will be reunited 20 years after the first film was released. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members from across all eight Harry Potter films and will travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which premiered 20 years ago on 16th November 2001.


This retrospective special titled 'Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts' will be released on 1 January 2022 on HBO Max in the US and will invite fans “on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time."

How can we watch Harry Potter reunion special in the UK?

Although, a UK transmission date is yet to be officially confirmed for the 'Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts' reunion show many HBO titles air in the UK on Sky and streaming service NOW on the same day they release on HBO Max. So keep a look out... but, if you can't wait until then here's a sneaky peek and our round-up of the best Harry Potter themed gifts that will please any Potter fans NOW!

20 Great Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

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HARRYS gift trunk

Let's start with the ultimate Harry Potter gift. This bespoke trunk has been specially designed to resemble the trunk that students would take on their travels on the Hogwarts Express. Full of souvenirs, collectibles and more. >> Harry Potter Gift Trunk, £200, Harry Potter Shop.


Advanced Potion Making is a Hogwarts bookshelf essential and this is the exact same design used on the film set! This collectable hardback journal featuring MinaLima™ original artwork with silver foiled cover details, silver foiled edges, with 200 lined pages and a ribbon will be treasured forever. >> Hardback Journal, £12.95, Minalima

harry potter scarf

M&S have again collaborated with Warner Bros. to create a selection of clothes and gifts worthy of any Hogwarts Alumnae. The scarf carries the legend 'H. Potter', while the hat has Harry's lightning scar and magical number 07. We think this unisex set would be perfect for watching a game of Quidditch... >> Rainbow Hat, scarf and glove set, from £19, Marks & Spencer


12 Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

This piece of kit will bewitch kids who are intrigued by green screen technology. This Harry Potter Invisibility cloak costume replicates the original cloak and its magical disappearing special effects! Wow! >> Stuff Collection Deluxe Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak, from £19.99 for a junior version, Amazon


Make it a magical bedtime with these Honeydukes PJ's. As Albus so wisely said, "Let him sleep. For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let him swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.” >> Harry Potter Honeydukes Long Sleeve Jersey PJs, from £26 (1-10 Years), Cath Kidston


Aspiring witches and wizards will love the magical fun that comes with playing classic Pictionary Air version. Take turns drawing pictures with Harry Potter's wand while teammates guess the images that appear on the screen. Let's the games begin... >> Pictionary Air Harry Potter Interactive Family Drawing Game, £25 Argos

Lego Harry Potter

Something to keep them busy for the whole of the Christmas Holiday. This LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets castle toy comes with collectible LEGO golden Voldemort mini figure, 10 well-known LEGO Harry Potter mini figures, 3 floors and 3 separate buildings to share and play with buddies and The Great Hall and Chamber of Secrets to recreate movie scenes >> LEGO 76389 Harry Potter Hogwarts Chamber of Secrets Modular Castle, £129.99, Smyths Toys

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12 Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

A wand that actually lights up in the dark. The Muggles will be astounded… >> The Noble Collection Harry Potter Illuminating Wand, 14-Inch, £35.90, Amazon

harry potter cookbook

This baking cookbook inspired by the films is a must-have for every Harry Potter fan. From Pumpkin Patch Pies to Owl Muffins, Luna’s Spectrespecs Cookies to Hogwarts Gingerbread, these 45 mouthwatering recipes will, dare we say… ensnare the senses! >> The Official Harry Potter Baking book, £12.58, Amazon

hedwig mug

Enjoy that comforting, warming pick-me-up, Butterbeer in an owl shaped mug! >> Hedwig Mug, £14.99, Amazon


A stunning print that true Harry Potter fans will want to keep forever. Based on an original design of ‘The Atlas of Celestial Anomalies’, a book found in Gellert Grindelwald’s castle. >> Limited Edition Print, from £149, Minalima

12 Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

Parents will be so amazed by this flying snitch they won’t even remember to shout, “No playing Quidditch in the house!” >> Wizarding World Golden Snitch Heliball, £20, Harry Potter Shop

12 Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

Dobble fan and a Harry Potter fan? Then they will love this high speed, visual card game that features all the characters they know and love. You'll have more fun than a Hogwarts student in Zonkos! >> Harry Potter Dobble, from £7, John Lewis


These BrickHeadz recreations of four of the most famous characters from the Harry Potter movies: Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Rubeus Hagrid will delight fans and take pride of place on the shelf. .>> Harry, Hermione, Ron & Hagrid BrickHeadz, £21.99 LEGO Store

harry potter figure

Go Gryffindor! We love this Quidditch playing Harry figure. >> The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Quidditch Figurine, £49.99, Enesco at Amazon

12 Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

We bet they sell these in Honeydukes. >> Harry Potter Milk Chocolate Wand 42g, £9.50, Jelly Belly

12 Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

Who wouldn't want this crew sitting at the end of the bed? >> Harry Potter Supercute Soft 8-inch Toy Assortment, from £11.99, Hamley’s

12 Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

The cutest Headphones we ever saw. We want some! >> Harry Potter iHome Headphones With Line In Microphone, £23.99, Amazon

12 Gifts and Toys for Harry Potter Fans

And something for the tinies… This super soft muslin collection with adorable Harry Potter prints is perfect for JK Rowling devotees to gift their younger siblings. >> Harry Potter Baby Collection, from £19.95, aden + anais


Thank you letters will be much more fun to send with a wax Hogwarts seal! >> Harry Potter Wax Seal Set, £28, The Noble Collection


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