Mark 23 years since the first Harry Potter book was released with some wizard-themed treats

CALLING all muggles and wannabe wizards.

Today marks 23 years since the first Harry Potter book was released.

Mark Harry Potter's 23rd anniversary with some Harry Potter themed treats


Mark Harry Potter’s 23rd anniversary with some Harry Potter themed treatsCredit: Getty Images – Getty

To celebrate, check out these Potter-themed treats. Accio bargains! Or consider selling your own collection to become quid-rich . . . 

MAKE CASH: If you’re a serious Potter fanatic, you may have bagged a few wizarding bargains at Primark in the past — which you can now sell on at a profit.

The popular Erised mirror is going online for £30 to £50 — well over the original cost of just a few quid. The Harry Potter school-uniform backpack is now worth £40. Check your wardrobe to see what other collectables you may have hanging around.

BOOKS ALL SET: While heading to Diagon Alley’s Flourish and Blotts bookshop is out of the question, you can pick up a set of all seven Potter books from The Works for £39.99, down from £59.99.

DRESS UP: If you’ve got the books, why not dress up for storytime?

Sainsbury’s Tu clothing has a black Gryffindor costume, £15, and a Hermione one, £16.

HEAR-Y POTTER: Listen to some of your favourite celebrities reading different chapters of the Potter books, via Just sign up to get notified when a new chapter is released.

Sainsbury’s Tu clothing has some great Harry Potter costumes


Sainsbury’s Tu clothing has some great Harry Potter costumesCredit: Getty Images – Getty

REDECORATE: Spruce up your rooms with super-cool glow-in-the-dark wall-paper. The Harry Potter Mischief Managed paper is £15 a roll at

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But you can get it for £13 at

Alternatively, the House Pride wallpaper will brighten up any wall — and it’s £12, down from £15, at

FUN ’N’ GAMES: Cure boredom with two selected toys and games for £15 at

As part of the offer, you can snap up a box of four 100-piece Harry Potter puzzles, usually £10, as well as the 1,000-piece Harry Potter briefcase puzzle, usually £13 — a combined saving of £8.

  • Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

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Cheap treat

Stock up with plenty of Pimm's for summer


Stock up with plenty of Pimm’s for summer

STOCK your home bar with plenty of Pimm’s. A litre bottle is now £12, down from £20, at

But be quick, as prices go back up from Monday.

SAVE: £8

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Top swap

The John Lewis On The Go blender is a pricier option at £25


The John Lewis On The Go blender is a pricier option at £25

INSTEAD of paying £25 for the John Lewis On The Go blender check out the Breville Blend And Go from It’s on sale for £19.99, so that’s a handy saving.

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Save a fiver by buying Breville's cheaper version


Save a fiver by buying Breville’s cheaper version

Giselle’s little helper

ONLINE healthy-food retailer has released “wonky food” recipes in a bid to cut down on waste.

The kits cost £4.75 and use wonky ingredients such as misshaped vegetables, in pre-portioned servings.

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Get three packs of selected cat food for £10 at Tesco


Get three packs of selected cat food for £10 at Tesco

GET three packs of selected cat food for £10 at – saving up to £6.20 if you buy three 2kg packs of Go-Cat food, usually £5.40 a bag.

SAVE: up to £6.20

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