No hat necessary

By Alex Warner
December 19, 2019 02:17 PM
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Harry Potter fans, if you’ve dreamed of the day you’d be placed into a Hogwarts house, we have good news: There’s now a way to discover your magical hallowed hall from the comfort of your home. 

Etsy seller TheCandleBarShop creates color-changing Sorting Hat candles that reveal the house you’ll belong to as it burns. The hand-poured, glass jar candle starts off white, but magically melts and change colors once it’s lit. If the wax turns red, congrats, you’ve been “sorted” into Gryffindor like Harry, Ron, and Hermione; yellow is for Hufflepuff, blue for Ravenclaw, and green for Slytherin. 


Before purchasing, you’ll have the option to pre-select two things: the color reveal (if you’re already loyal to one house) and fragrance. Choose the “Sort Me!” option to have the seller mail you a random color to create the ultimate sorting house ceremony at home. In this section, you can also opt to have the candle sent with a gift box, which is great if you’re gifting it to a Potterhead. 

Next, you’ll pick from one of five Harry Potter-inspired fragrances that are aptly named Butterbeer, Christmas at Hogwarts, Dining Hall, Hogsmeade, and Pumpkin Juice (several of which are sold out at the moment). Each candle is “made with a paraffin-soy wax blend, lead-free wicks, and the highest concentration of quality fragrance oils.” 

Right now, the seller is offering 10 percent off the candles, so you can get a Sort Me option with a gift box for only $16.20. If you’ve been looking for a fun last-minute gift for the Harry Potter fanatic in your life, grab your galleons and order this Sorting Hat candle now. 


Buy It! The Sorting Candle Color-Changing, $14.40–$16.20 (orig. $16–$18);