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This Color-Changing ‘Harry Potter’ Candle Will Reveal Your Hogwarts House

It's the next best thing to a Sorting Hat!

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We mere muggles may never have a true Hogwarts experience, but that certainly doesn’t mean we have to miss out on all of the fun. This color-changing candle will reveal which Hogwarts house you’re in, so you can go through the same anticipation of Harry, Ron, Hermione and the other wizards in “Harry Potter.”

Yes, that’s right! Thanks to Etsy, you’ll finally know what it feels like to await while the Sorting Hat decides your fate. Well, sort of.


The candle’s wax starts out as a white color, but as it burns, it reveals one of four different colors: red, yellow, green or blue—with each color aligning with one of the four Hogwarts houses: Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Gryffindor.


As you burn the sorting hat candle and wait to see where it decides to place you, you’ll also be able to enjoy the candle’s scent which is described as “lemony ” with hints of vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli, according to the Etsy listing.

Whether you’re buying these candles as a gift or just for yourself, they couldn’t be more fitting for this time of year, when the warmth of a flame is greatly appreciated! A single candle will cost you $14 through Etsy.

Update: It looks like this candle is now sold out. The listing says you can pre-order now for a March 2018 expected delivery. Bummer! But good things come to those who wait, folks.

More of a fan of “The Hobbit”? There’s a Home Sweet Hobbit Hole candle just for you on Etsy for $20. The description says the candles is scented with wet and earthy oakmoss, green vetiver, vanilla and nutmeg.

And if you just can’t get enough “Harry Potter” gear, the internet will provide you with plenty of ways to get your fix.

If your Sorting Hat candle doesn’t give you the Hogwarts house you were going for, there’s always this Harry Potter Sorting Hat bath bomb.

And there’s everything from coffee mugs

… to slightly spooky-looking bathrobes with a “Harry Potter” theme.


There’s perhaps no Harry Potter gear cooler than this Harry Potter Ambient Light, is there? It sells on Etsy for $55.

A Polyjuice Potion flask is also kind of a must-have for any Potter fan (of drinking age, of course!). Get this one on Etsy for $20.

So, get ready to add a wizard-y feel to basically everything you own—but, before you shop around too much, you may want to see what house you belong to first. You’d hate to purchase Hufflepuff gear if you actually belong to Gryffindor, after all.