Most of the folks returning to school this semester have either done so by now or are just about to, but the students attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry load onto the Hogwarts Express from platform 9 and 3/4 at exactly 11 in the morning on September 1st. What the students bring with them on board is key to their successful studies, and there’s nothing quite like a proper back-to-school list to be sure that every single thing needed shows up in the house dorms at the start of term.
In-depth studies and pursuits of the mind are all-important to students in the Ravenclaw house, and it’s no doubt that they’d be prepared for learning at all times. That’s when the perfect house-themed notebook would come into play, always ready for a quick jot down of ideas or a class full of notes.
A proper notebook will help you carry your ideas, but you’ll have a lot more to carry around campus when you’re traveling from class to class. This eagle-covered pencil bag would work wonders for transporting any trinkets, and these wrist-warmers allow you to read just about anywhere, even in the freezing cold.
A cunning Slytherin isn’t about to begin a new semester without the right supplies. Sure, they could probably work their way out of, or in to, just about any situation desirable, but a true Slytherin takes pride in their ability to plan ahead in order to get where they want to go. In the case of pride, a few Slytherin pins tacked onto a robe or backpack would do the trick, or hiding all of your valuables in a Slytherin marked keepsake box.
Possibly the most sly move of all? Carrying your potion vials in this sleeve for the world to see. Let them know you’re prepared for anything, and that you’re equipped with exactly what you need at all times.
Grades, house points, and Quidditch wins may still be important to the average Hufflepuff, but for the most part these students are interested in making and keeping friendships during their time on campus. It’s a rare occasion to find a Hufflepuff without some sort of snack on hand, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them with cookies like these for each house. Fancy a hot drink with your dessert? There’s nothing quite like a spot of tea, and you’ll no doubt see one or more of these tea cozies in the Hufflepuff common room.
Speaking of the Hufflepuff common room, you can always bring the warm feeling of it wherever you go with a sweet candle like this one.
Brave, loyal, and true, Gryffindors hold tight to their beliefs and will defend them at all costs. They wear their passion for quidditch and the teams they support on their sleeves, or rather a cap like this one. And if the conversation goes awry and a Silencio charm is needed, a wand holster could be just the ticket to getting the upper hand on your opponent.
But no matter where a Gryffindor is, or who they’re standing up for, they’ll always return home, and a pair of Marauder’s Map shoes will help them get there.
Happy September 1st, everyone, be sure to make it to the castle on time in order to attend to the feast. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the start of year festivities.
How are you celebrating the first day of school? Have you picked up any trinkets to help you get through Potions, Herbology, and Divination? Let’s talk in the comments below, or find me over on Twitter @bekahbabble!
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