A HARRY POTTER HOLIDAYS 2019
A SEASON OF GIVING
A SEASON OF GIVING
I am going to wait to post THE SNIDGET magical news bulletin until the third Saturday this month so I can bring you this special holiday edition of Bumbershoot's Magical Living, in enough time before Christmas to try some of these things out! Next week will be mostly recipes.
DON'T FORGET TO HOP OVER AND WATCH TO DONATE A MEAL!
This Yule I ordered NOTHING from Amazon and I tried to order from from companies who give back, like: Better World Books (yes they also sell new books), Brandless, and Out of Print. I also bought gifts from the New York Public Library Shop website, and I bought from local small businesses for some stocking stuffers. The only presents I bought big box were sleep pants for Baz from Target, and even Target has charity events going on all year long. I also browsed on Etsy to support indie artists. I didn't find any Christmas presents there, but... I did bookmark several things for myself and my son's birthday to purchase in the coming year!
I have only been ordering from Better World Books for three years and my purchases have already generated fifty-seven book donations! Plus, they are a non-profit, so you are also supporting literacy programs around the world.
HERMIONE'S SECRET LIBRARY. She also has a tutorial for CHOCOLATE FROG BOXES which would make wonderful tree ornaments!
I bought a slug ornament for my Harry Potter tree. My Potterheads will understand why. Ha ha!
Between the Warner Brothers Wizarding World Gold Membership greed and the current flood of Harry Potter franchise licensing that seems to have no bearing on quality, a lot of holiday shopping made me cringe this year. After reading an online article about "affordable" Harry Potter buys where most of the items were $25 to $100, the $25 gifts being called "stocking stuffers" (who buys $25 stocking stuffers?!), I decided to look around myself for less common HP merchandise that were lower priced and a good quality value.
It's less than $7.50 on most websites. I ordered one from Book Depository because I thought they would make nice tree ornaments, but it looks like it won't be here in time for this Christmas.
CHOCOLATE FROG BOX W/ CHOCOLATE FROG
THE SORTING HAT
HARRY POTTER PANCAKE MOLDS - WILLIAM SONOMA
HARRY POTTER LEXICON GO GAME - BARNES & NOBLE
THE NOBLE COLLECTION
These charms give back!
There are thirty different charms and you can also buy house themed starter bracelets with three pre-attached charms. Each item contributes at least 15% of its purchase price to JKR'S LUMOS children's charity.
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Is your holiday shopping done?
Do you have your tree up?