The season for giving gifts and showing your loved ones you care is once again upon us. And if you happen to have a Disney fanatic on your list, you may be wondering about the perfect thing to get for them this holiday season. Fortunately, Disney Parks and various Disney Store locations offer up a whole host of possibilities ranging in all varieties, from small subtle knickknacks to more elaborate finds. Here’s a look into several general ideas and possibilities for Disney souvenirs and gifts that anyone would love receiving. (Photo credit Disney)
16. Keeping it small and simple
You can never go wrong with small and simple merchandise ware, whether you’re picking up a couple items from a store in a Disney Park, at your resort’s own gift shop, or in nearby Disney Springs while on vacation. These may include anything, from a loveable character-themed keychain to a favorite attraction-themed magnet, and anything else short, simple, and sweet from the Disney realm. Two other cute ideas include commemorative Disney pins and pressed pennies—especially great gift-giving ideas for avid collectors of either.
15. The write stuff: Autograph books, pencils, notepads, etc.
Over the years, autograph books have become a pretty big thing at Disney Parks, and getting your favorite characters to sign their names along with a cute, concise message has become a highly sought-after endeavor. Therefore, purchasing a blank autograph book for someone planning a Disney vacation in the future makes for an ideal gift. And on the flipside, a completed autograph book with loads of character signatures can also be a great presentation to a Disney-enthused friend or family member who may not be able to make it on a Disney vacation for health-related or other various reasons.
There are plenty of other souvenir options centered around writing and note-taking you may want to consider as well, from themed pencils, pens, crayons, and markers to notepads, letterhead, erasers, and so much more. Whether you’re getting a Mickey Mouse-shaped pencil for your third grade teacher or Frozen-themed letterhead and stationary for your sister, your can’t go wrong with the “write” stuff when it follows a uniquely Disney motif.
14. Picturing possibilities
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when that picture is taken at a Disney Park or other Disney destination it’s worth so many more. Photo gifts can make an ideal souvenir. Whether the recipient was a part of the magic when the photo was taken, or is a loving relative or friend who wants to share in the magic of a recent vacation, personalized photo memorabilia, crafted with your loved ones’ likenesses can be great for some but is admittedly cliché for others. And because Disney offers so many magical enhancements, you can do so much more than just a shirt with a family photo, standing in front of Cinderella Castle! For one thing, Disney Cast Members can incorporate added characters or effects into photos they snap of you throughout the Parks.
Then there are also fun photo opportunities to consider in general, like the ghostly photos you can have taken near the Haunted Mansion attraction at Memento Mori Gift Shop, for example. But whether you go the photograph route or not, other possibilities to picture include the uniquely themed picture frames and photo albums you may want to consider purchasing to accent the aforementioned photos or perhaps an entirely different photo altogether. Perhaps you want to get a one-of-a-kind Lion King-themed picture frame to give to your best friend with a photo of her cat inside! Possibilities are endless with Disney photo-themed gifts.
13. Read all about it!
Disney books and guidebooks also make excellent souvenir gifts for just about anyone. From fun Park trivia and facts, to biographies and accounts of Disney family history, guidebooks on where to locate hidden Mickeys throughout various Parks and resorts, to other interesting Disney-centered sources, Disney-based literature always makes for a fantastic read. And because there are so many options, you can find something to cater to all ages and interests within the realm of Disney.