Williams Sonoma is about to turn scores of home cooks into kitchen wizards with a new line of Harry Potter tools that are certain to be a big holiday hit with HP fans. Available now, there are BPA-free silicone spatulas ($12.95) that can withstand heat up to 600 degrees as well as aprons for kids ($24.95) and adults ($34.95) that represent the four individual houses of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. The matching aprons have a pocket that perfectly fits your school spatula or other magical necessity. The Harry Potter fans in your life will probably squee a little if you give these as gifts.
This is a collaboration that inspires a lot of potential ideas, and hopefully more products are to come from Williams Sonoma and Harry Potter. We think there's scope to create more kitchen tools as well as spices, condiments, and mixes. But what we'd really love to know is, when can we pre-order some butterbeer or bubbling cauldrons? Those would be guaranteed runaway hits.