For some, April Fool's Day is the one day of the year they can finally give into their playful ways and pull awesome pranks on their friends or family. But, for HP-obsessed muggles like us, this day has a double meaning. April 1st is also the birthday of our two favorite Bludger-beating redheads, Fred and George Weasley – ahem, that explains a lot. The truth is that such milestone deserves an epic celebration, and since we don't want you to miss out on all the B-day fun, we've “charmed” our way to 5 Hogwarts-approved gems that will remind you once again why these twins were, are and will always be your favorite out of the Weasley bunch (sorry, Ron!).
If you are anything like us, then you'd love to spend some time with Fred and George IRL. But, since that's not possible -at least, for now-, we can hook you up with the next best thing: Pop! Vinyl figurines.
These mini versions of the dynamic duo remind us why we fell in love with them in the first place, from their bright red hair and Hogwarts grey sweaters to their savvy business skills (George holds two boxes from their joke shop, Weasley's Wizard Wheezes). Keep in mind, though, that these two are inseparable. So, it'd be a total shame if you just got your hands on a George miniature and left the Fred version out, or vice versa.
Sure, Fred and George are not exactly the team player kind, but their Quidditch skills make us want in on the action every time. So, we found a cool way to dip our toes in the wizard-friendly sport, and it involves the best gear in the market. The SWAT plush Nimbus 2000 is actually a replica of the prop used in the actual films by Harry himself. However, this item comes with a bonus feature that no Quidditch player had the pleasure of enjoying; a series of sounds which activate on impact and while the broomstick is swung through the air. So, what are you waiting for? Hop on your Nimbus 2000 and make these two unbeatable beaters proud.
“I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good.” Who knew that what sounded like another goofy one-liner said by the twins would turn out to be some of the most helpful words Harry would ever hear? This unlikely phrase is actually the key to one of our favorite wizard's most prized possesions, the Marauder's Map.
This magical document allows everyone who owns it to check out every classroom and hallway of the Hogwarts School, including those hidden rooms and passages no one should even know about. So, if you want front-row access to every secret chamber at Hogwarts, then you need to start working on this 1.000-piece puzzle ASAP. Friendly tip: It may take awhile, but your work and patience will pay off. We promise.
We've read and seen it: Winter at Hogwarts can be super cold. But, while most students cozied up next to one of the many fireplaces throughout the premises, the twins remained restless by putting on matching beanies and going about their day in style.
Sporting Griffyndor's colors (scarlet and gold) as well as the iconic lion emblem, this pom pom-topped beanie is a perfect tribute to the twins' house and sense of style. Not to mention that it'll keep your head warm when winter rolls around. So, leave your muggle beanies in the closet and put on the colors of your favorite house instead. That will stupefy your friends, for sure.
- Hogwarts Potion Bottle Light Up Key Chain
From love potions to 10-second pimple vanishers, Weasley's Wizard Wheezes is a one-stop shop for everything magical. Thanks to their out-of-the-box thinking, the two brothers added a new dimension to the wizarding world and it actually paid off. So, if you are a fan of their inventions, this miniature potion bottle sporting the Hogwarts crest is a must-have. It even lights up on its own for some extra glow - no sorcery required.
How will you celebrate Fred and George Weasleys' birthday this year? Let us know in the comment section down below!