Argos Is Selling Official Harry Potter Sorting Hats So You Can Finally Know Your House

It's an important question that's plagued us for life - which Hogwarts house would we be in if we were a witch or a wizard?

While an owl never dropped our acceptance letters down the chimney so we could toddle off to Hogwarts and find out ourselves, Argos has a much more muggle-friendly alternative.

The high street retailer is selling an official talking Harry Potter sorting hat, which will let you know whether you're destined to be in Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or dreaded Slytherin.

You will need to save up your galleons though gals, as one of these hats is £39.99 a pop. It might be on the pricey side, but you can't really put a cost on magic, now can you?

Credit: Argos
Credit: Argos

Just like in the movies, you pop the talking hat on your head, and he will tell you whether you're a bravehearted Gryffindor or a meany Slytherin.

While you probably won't make a fashion statement with this old thing on your head, it does look exactly like the real deal from the Harry Potter franchise, as it is made from a brown suede-effect material and looks ancient.

Argos also has a money saving three for two deal on loads of toys, meaning if you've got any birthday presents to buy, the timing couldn't be any better.

Credit: Argos
Credit: Argos

If you are across the pond in the US, then Cosmopolitan reports that Target is also selling talking Harry Potter sorting hats for just $24.99 (£19.30).

While the price tag might be cheaper in the States, we doubt flying over their to pick one up will be good value for money.

For some more purse-friendly alternatives, you can sort yourself into your house with fancy Harry Potter-inspired bath bombs.


The magical bath time treats are available here from Etsy at £10.78 each. All you do is pop them in your bath and the colour water is your destined Hogwarts house.

Please not Slytherin!

Featured Image Credit: Argos

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