Happy Saturday everybody! Did y’all have an amazing Christmas? What’re your plans for the New Year? Matt and I never really do anything special for New Years – between work and so many of our friends having kids, it’s just turning into going out for tacos and snuggling in at home. Anybody going to any big New Years Eve parties?
So the poll for this week’s box was a three-way tie. Given that, I had to choose and I went with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them because that seemed like a really fun box to make. I’ll keep Seraphina and Daughter of the Burning City in the rotation, though!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Box
A Magical Creature Inspired Gift Box for No-Majs.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.
For the purposes of this box, I’ve decided to go with the screenplay instead of the original book from the Hogwarts Library Collection. This in the perfect companion to the film, and was voted one of Goodread’s Best of 2017.
This book is available on Book Depository and they ship for free worldwide!
Something to Wear
At the very beginning of the story, Newt arrives in America bearing a peculiar suitcase. We watch/read as something tries to break out of it (and eventually does). This magical suitcase also bears a charm so that it can be switched to “No-Maj Friendly” when he gets stopped at customs.
This locket includes the cute letter charm inside, and can also be customized with initials on the front! Stardust Trinkets suggests the initials “NS” for “Newt Scamander”, but that’s up to you.
Something to Mark Your Place
“I Wish I Was a Wizard” Bookmark
Trick people into thinking you’re a proper witch or wizard with this bookmark! If you’re reading spell books and don’t want any of those pesky No Majs to know, just slide this bookmark in to make the text Muggle Worthy. The bit at the top is actually inspired by the lock on Newt’s suitcase, but I think that the sentiment on the bookmark speaks for all of us.
The bookmark itself is made from heavy yardstick, but the Muggle Worthy lock is formed from polymer clay and hand painted – no two of these bookmarks from Fantastic Bookmarks are exactly alike!
Something to Keep With You
Pickett is Newt’s shy and utterly loyal Bowtruckle companion. Bowtruckles are excellent at camouflage and lock-picketing, but at also very loyal if you are able to tame one. They typically live in family groups.
There are so many different, wonderful creatures in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but Pickett was my absolutely favorite. This tiny enamel pin comes from Feral Child Pin Co.
Something to Set the Scene
Giggle Water Candle
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set in the 1920s. It was the age of flappers, of gangsters, and of prohibition. These things extend even to the magical folks, and “giggle water” (a magical beverage that makes you laugh out loud – literally) is positively illegal. So, naturally, this book includes a speakeasy.
This candle smells of wine, champagne, pears, and cotton candy. It’s filled with sweet aromas that will wrap around you and pull you it without quite being intoxicating. Gillywick Goods makes her candles with natural ingredients. This one is a full 8oz.!
To be perfectly honest, if you can’t find your keys, there’s about a 70% chance that a niftier stole them. These creatures are mentioned in the Harry Potter series, but one of them is an important (troublesome) character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This keychain is wood carved to it is lightweight. Naturally, he appears to have stolen some sort of shiny gem. Chibi Pyro Fable makes these lovely keychains and she is happy to burn in a name or custom text on the backside of the keychain for her customers.
Something Just For You
Newt Scamander Quote Mug
Ever since I saw the film, I am in love with this quote. It’s such a good philosophy: “worrying means you suffer twice”. It’s so true. Trust J.K. Rowling to come up with another golden nugget to wrap my heartstrings around.
This mug is perfect to fill with your hot-beverage-of-choice (may I recommend a proper hot chocolate, like Queenie would make), and allow yourself to take a minute to wash all your worries away. Mulligan’s Marketplace has printed the quote on both sides of this mug, and it’s microwave and dishwasher safe.
Have you read the script of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?
Did you enjoy the film? Will you be boycotting the next one?
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