Do you often get the unnerving sensation that you’ve forgotten something? Then you need to get your hands on a Remembrall. This wizarding world alternative to the far less exciting Muggle phone reminder would have the added bonus of also being a lot more festive, as the Remembrall glows as red as a reindeer’s nose when it wants to attract your attention. Useful and Christmassy. Sounds perfect.
And no, we most definitely do not mean Ron Weasley’s infamous lace-trimmed maroon confection. Think smart, think elegant, think refined. You know, something you might wear to the Yule Ball, or a Slug Club party. That sort of thing. You’d look magic, we just know it.
Perhaps you’re more of a relax-it’s-Christmas kind of person, in which case we think you’d fit right into the Weasley clan. You never know, perhaps you’d fit in so well you might actually receive your own lumpily-wrapped but highly unique hand-knitted Weasley jumper. You do like maroon, right?
Christmas admin getting you down? Maybe you just need a helping hand, which is surely what Hermione intended when she gifted Ron and Harry a magical diary full of not-at-all-irritating reminders. We’re sure you’d be much more grateful than Ron and Harry. After all, if you’re the one stuck organising Christmas, what on earth could be better than a nagging voice reminding you about everything you have left to do?
Maybe the set Sirius and Lupin once bought Harry – Practical Defensive Magic and its Use Against the Dark Arts. Maybe the New Theory of Numerology book Harry once bought Hermione. Maybe Quidditch Through the Ages or even Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches. Whatever your new festive read, we’re sure it would beat a regular Muggle book.
Just imagine! One sip of Felix Felicis with your Christmas dinner and you could be sweeping the board at monopoly, winning every hand of cards, acing the family quiz. It might not be fun for anyone else but you’d be having a great time, wouldn’t you? Besides, someone has to win these things.
We’re not sure how much help the old Felix Felicis would be if you were steering actual miniature troops around, as we presume even magical ivory chess pieces cannot be force-fed liquid luck. Anyway, chess is not a game of luck, but one of skill. And Wizard Chess would be a great way to put your skills to the test.
This hugely versatile wizarding world beverage can be served warm or cold – which makes it pretty perfect for the Christmas and New Year period, if you ask us. As we all know, however, it’s pretty strong for House-Elves, which would be all the more reason to keep it to yourself.
A rare plant with incredible defensive properties, we imagine Mimbulus mimbletonia would make an interesting addition to any collection. It would certainly be good for warding off predators – there’d be no chance of any birds or bees nibbling on a plant that looks like a small grey cactus, is covered in boils, and spurts out Stinksap when threatened.
Mrs Weasley’s homemade fudge. Toothflossing Stringmints. Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans. Chocolate Frogs. Nut brittle. Everything Honeydukes ever made. Any one of these delicious items would be a welcome addition to a wizarding world Christmas stocking – and tis the season to indulge, right?