10 gift ideas for your Harry Potter-obsessed Hufflepuff friend

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Newt is the poster boy for Hufflepuffs, but they're not all as nerdy as him.
Newt is the poster boy for Hufflepuffs, but they’re not all as nerdy as him.

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Hufflepuffs get a bad rep in the Wizarding World. All of the other Hogwarts houses have splashy defining traits like bravery, cleverness, or murder, but Hufflepuffs are best known for going with the flow. The thing is, in this day and age being chill is one of the better things anyone can be, and Hufflepuffs like Newt Scamander are finally having their day in the sun. 

Here’s what to buy that Huffle-friend of yours who turned out to be the coolest person you knew all along. 

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

It might seem cliche to associate Hufflepuffs with food, but their common room is right next to the kitchens. Your cool Hufflepuff friend probably spend seven years learning all the secrets of a perfect baked Alaska or, as this torch suggests, creme brûlée. Help them perfect their recipes with this handy kitchen tool, but also…it’s a blowtorch. Can’t get more rad than a blowtorch. 

Price: $14.99 on Amazon

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

Any Mini-mergency kit makes for a great cool Hufflepuff gift because they’re the friend who always has exactly what is needed on hand at any given moment. Even though wizards eschew modern technology, a good Hufflepuff would still have this sleek kit of useful tech bits and bobs to make sure no muggle gets left behind. 

Price: $27 on Pinch Provisions

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

The aptly named Professor Sprout runs Hufflepuff House and instils a love of plants in all of her students. Since houseplants are having a moment in the realm of home decor, help your Huffie have the sleekest mini-garden of them all with this greenhouse terrarium. Just don’t be surprised when they fill up up with Venemous Tentaculae. 

Price: $69 on Pottery Barn

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

Hufflepuffs have a right to be proud of their house. Considering their humble nature though, they aren’t likely to shout it from the rooftops. A subtle pillow that reps that badger life while still looking like something that could conceivably be an unrelated decor choice is ideal for a pillow-loving Puff. 

Price: $75.70 on Pottery Barn

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

It’s a stereotype that Hufflepuffs are all hand-holding pacifists who don’t like conflict, but sometimes stereotypes come with a grain of truth. They won’t have as much fun playing a hyper-competitive game (except Quidditch) as they would playing one that focuses on collaborative group play. Mysterium is also a good choice for Hufflepuff because in the event everyone wins, the players free a ghost to live happily in the afterlife. 

Price: $37.95 on Amazon

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

For the plants, obviously, but also the Hufflepuff common room is famously decorated with warm, homey copper accents. Wouldn’t it be nice to remind them of their home away from home?

Price: $69 on West Elm

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

One of the more delightful Hufflepuff traits is their live and let live philosophy. They don’t worry about things they can’t control because they’d rather focus on being clear-headed about themselves and their actions. Hufflepuffs, turns out, are cheery stoic philosophers in yellow robes. Derren Brown’s (note, definitely not a Hufflepuff) book Happy as an anti–self help book structured around stoicism as it pertains to personal contentment. 

Price: $8.10 on Amazon

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

Your cool Hufflepuff friend will always know the perfect moment to whip out a Polaroid camera and take the perfect shot of your friend group hanging out. They’ll do it because your friendship is important, of course, but also because they love giving the pictures away and seeing them on the fridge whenever they visit their buddies’ houses. 

Price: $89 on Amazon

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

The mascot of Hufflepuff House is a badger and their colors are yellow and black. You know what else is yellow and black? Bees. Bees are cool, and hopefully your friend gets the joke when you gift them this set of delicious flavored honey that satisfies their sweet tooth. 

Price: $15.99 on Amazon

10 gift ideas for your Hufflepuff friend, but the one who's actually cool

Finally, the coolest of Hufflepuffs must have a picnic hamper. When they do invite friends out to the park for flavored honey smeared over fresh-baked bread, nothing pleases them more than to see their guests ooh-ing and aah-ing over an immaculate, Instagram-worthy table setup. 

Price: $59.95 at Target

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