The holidays are upon us! You’ve probably been scrambling for the best gift since November or earlier, but some people just aren’t that easy to figure out. Perhaps they’re a little geeky. They like that Potter series with the kid and the glasses and they went to that movie with a Newt a few times. They’ve even mentioned a bowtruckle once or twice in their excitement. You know they like that movie, but beyond that, you could challenge Jon Snow in the amount of nothing you know.
Don’t worry! There’s still some time left to find the perfect gift for the Fantastic Beasts Fan on your list. This gift guide may be just the thing you need. Even if you don’t find the gift that screams your friend’s name, maybe you’ll at least find some inspiration. There is still time to make someone’s Christmas a little more magical this year!
An unexpected scene stealer, the bowtruckle is by far one of the best creatures featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Newt’s companion was adorable, loyal and made most fans of the film walk away wishing they could find a real bowtruckle to befriend. Unfortunately, these creatures are fictional (or so we’ve been led to believe), but thanks to fans like CreativeCosplaydsign on Etsy.com, you can still pretend to have a little companion to take with on your adventures!
If we’re going to bring art into this, then this amazing artist can’t be ignored. This beautiful pastel drawing was created by BeauSingerFineArt on 9×12 80lb toned paper. The piece may be a little pricier than your typical gift, but it’s worth the cost for the talent. While this particular drawing is spot on and a personal favorite, it’s not the only piece inspired from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Peruse the shop and you’ll be sure to find the perfect piece for your friend or family member…or for yourself.
Ever since Harry Potter first learned he was a wizard and visited Olivander’s Wand Shop for his very own wand, readers around the world have wanted to join in on this fun. It’s not just picking any old wand on the shelf, but they are custom, personal pairings. Pairings that speak to the owner of the wand as much as anything else. While you may never have the opportunity to visit Olivander’s Wand Shop or some similarly fantastic wand maker, you can still head over to HartsWandworks and get a wand custom made to your specifications. It may not have the magical core, but at least you can pretend it does. Accio Wand!
With this handy journal, your friend or family member can start recording their own research on magical beasts. Okay, so they may end up just taking a lot of notes about their dog or cat or the weird gnome in the garden, but they have to start somewhere, right? Who knows? This journal may even inspire the next J.K. Rowling to start another great adventure story!
Although Pickett the bowtruckle stole a few scenes, he had some stiff competition with the niffler. The adorable magical beast with a crow-like penchant for shiny things was a mischievously adorable addition to the film and another fan favorite. If you can’t find just the right bowtruckle, then try this book and model set. It may not be as cuddly, but it should hold your friend’s attention long enough to get your shiny stuff back.
We all remember the peaceful relaxation that came with coloring and the pride in the finished page. Now that we’re adults, rules have come into play and somewhere along the line, those rules said adults don’t color. Well, not anymore! Adult coloring books have emerged and taken hold of the adulting population. Luckily for you, this also includes some particularly great books featuring Fantastic Beasts creatures and characters and all the things great about the movie. If you don’t like this one, look around some. There are a couple variations out there to enjoy!
A gift guide wouldn’t be a gift guide without at least one Funko POP figure gracing the page. While there are quite a few Fantastic Beasts figures available, Newt Scamander is another personal favorite. With this exclusive figure from Hot Topic, you’ll be sure to win some points with the Fantastic Beasts fan in your life.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is in theaters now!
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