You’ve taken the tests on Pottermore and Buzzfeed. You've read Harry Potter. You know what Hogwarts House you’re in, what your patronus is, and what the core of your wand is. (Phoenix feather? Unicorn hair? Dragon heartstring?) And we’re guessing on your first date you asked what House your significant other is in, too. And what their astrological sign is. And what their Myers-Briggs type is.
Knowing these *extremely important details* is crucial to understanding who your partner is and what they like... aka what you should buy them for every holiday and birthday and anniversary so they know what close attention you’ve been paying. But not, like, in a creepy Penn Badgley “You” way. In a totally normal “I get you” way.
Without further ado, here’s our highly scientific (not at all scientific) gift guide based on what Hogwarts House your boo is in:
What to gift someone in Gryffindor
"Their daring, nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart.”
Gryffindor’s are hot, hot, hot! Major fire sign – they’re the Aries, Leos, and Sagittariuses at Hogwarts. They’re popular and kind of stubborn, but in a charming way, and you love them for it. Their House color is scarlet, just like the color their face will be after they finish these standout hot sauces. Are they really brave enough? Let’s put it to the test!
What to gift someone in Ravenclaw
“Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure.”
Those in Ravenclaw are prized for their wit, love of learning and wisdom. These are the air signs of the Hogwarts Houses. And like Libras, Aquarians and Geminis, those in Ravenclaw have a strong intellectual connection with the world. They love to analyze and solve problems, and nothing gets them off more than being called to the front of the class to write the (always correct) answer on the blackboard. You’ll win major (House) points for this witty gift.
What to gift someone in Hufflepuff
“Those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil.”
So you snagged yourself a Hufflepuff. Lucky you! Those in House Hufflepuff value hard work, patience and loyalty – all excellent qualities to find in a partner. Hufflepuffs are the earth signs of the zodiac: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. Grounded, reliable, cheerful… Just like our Positivi-Tea Box. Filled with delicious teas made with carefully-tended botanicals, ~herbs~ and flowers, this tea-riffic box is just as exceptional as they are.
What to gift someone in Slytherin
"Slytherin will help you on your way to greatness."
Slytherins are the water signs of the bunch – Scorpios (duh), Cancers and Pisces. They get a bad rap for being, ahem, gherks, but what’s so wrong with being a little selfish, ambitious and cunning? Those in House Slytherin are a big dill and they know it, and we’ve got nothing but mad respect for that. Plus, their House color is green, just like this box of the finest pickles on the indie food scene. Slytherins only want the best… and who can blame them if they want to keep it all for themselves? It’s hard not to be selfish with pickles this good.
None of these seem exactly like your witch or wizard? Get ‘em a gift card and let them choose their own adventure… The Sorting Hat does take what you want into consideration, after all.