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Universal Studios Unveils 2023 Exclusive Holiday Merch from Harry Potter to The Grinch

Looking for unique holiday gifting options? The Universal Studios Stores have a wide range of Potter, Grinch, Minion and more options to discover. 

By Tara Bennett
Outside of the Unviersal Studio Store decorated with a Christmas garland.

'Tis the season and if you've got a holiday gift list teeming with friends and family who love their pop culture, sometimes fresh ideas can be a challenge. Especially when your intended gift-getters have everything. If you've got stans of Harry Potter, Grinch, or Minions on your list, Universal Studios have some unique and exclusive gifts that you can order online, or grab at stores at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Studios Orlando

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Here are some of our favorite Universal Studios exclusives for the 2023 holiday season at the parks!

5 new Wizarding World of Harry Potter presents for muggles and non-muggles

Blue and white Christmas sweaters displayed inside the Universal Studio Store.

There's never any shortage of new The Wizarding World of Harry Potter swag coming out all year long at both theme parks. But the holidays allow for some extra special releases that help make the season brighter. Here's just a taste of the new items that you can find front and center at both Universal Studios locations. 

Interactive Hedwig

A plush Hedwig owl.

An updated version of the puppet Hedwig that's already been available at both theme parks, this adorable new version is interactive and responds to motion and sounds. It's available now at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, and will be available online soon.

2023 Second Edition Collector’s Wand

A Wizarding World Collectors Wand that's out of the packaging.

The second series of official Wizarding World of Harry Potter wands are now available in both parks. In case you don't know, there are interactive stations around the Potter portions of the theme parks that allow you to conjure spells with these specific kinds of wands. Each design includes an interactive wand, collectible wand box, and a map that marks all the locations where you can cast spells. Available now at both parks or online

Color Block Adult Crew Neck House Sweatshirts

A red, white, and gray crewneck sweater that says "Gryffindor."

For the sporty Potter fans, these rugby type sweatshirts are another way to show your House love while meshing in well with other muggle sports fans. They're available in all four House colors at the theme parks or online

Christmas at Hogwarts Woven Throw

A blue woven throw blanket with Hogwarts in the middle.

This beautiful woven 60" H x 50" W throw blanket works as both a winter blanket and a holiday decoration. The stylized design features a wintry Hogwarts campus during the Christmas season. Available at the theme parks or online

Christmas at Hogwarts Sweatshirt

A white, green, and red sweater with Christmas patterns and Hogwarts in the middle.

It's definitely not an "ugly" sweater but if you're looking to dress to impress at your annual Christmas sweater party, or cuddle up with presents on Christmas morning, this Christmas at Hogwarts cotton, screen-printed sweater features the castle and Hedwig in festive mode. Available in the parks or online

Grinchmas giving for who-ever you love

An indoor display of Grinch merchandise that is decorated for Christmas.

For the "Bah-humbuggers" in your life, the Universal Studios theme parks are packed to the rafters with all things Mr. Grinch. From jammies to sweatshirts and plush, there's a green guy for everyone. Not to mention, many of these are exclusive just to either theme park which means you're picking up something limited and special.

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Grinch Santa Novelty Plush Backpack

A Grinch Santa backpack with red straps.

For the school-aged Christmas lovers, this plush Grinch backpack is a unique holiday item that can come out to play every year once Thanksgiving comes and goes. The backpack is $65 and only available in the theme park stores. 

Grinchmas Sherpa Spirit Jersey

An all black Grinchmas sweater that says Not Naughty.

Featuring a transformed Grinch in his Santa costume, this fuzzy black sweatshirt is like wearing a blanket with you all day. The adult size is $80 and only available in the theme park stores.

Grinch Santa Sipper

A cup shaped like Grinch Santa with a straw at the top.

Collecting limited edition, themed, drink bottles from theme park destinations is a growing collectible hobby for many. To celebrate that specific collector, both Universal Studios theme parks are offering these Grinch Santa Sippers which often come with your beverage of choice. Find these at the food carts at both parks for $18, and be sure grab to one quickly because they often times sell out daily.

Grinch Santa Popcorn Bucket

Grinch Santa Popcorn Bucket with a red strap.

Another growing collectible sector is the limited edition popcorn bucket. Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando both offer this $28 Grinch bucket filled with popcorn to munch as you carol with the Whos in Whoville. 

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A window display of Minion merchandise decorated for Christmas.

For even more Universal Studios gifting inspiration, check out the website or visit the CityWalks at Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Studios Orlando.

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