4. Don’t buy every t-shirt, souvenir mug, and photo album you see
In other words, be wise about what you and your companions choose for your souvenirs. While the t-shirts are great, they’re also very expensive, and once you go home, they can lose their charm. While maybe not as common as t-shirts and photo albums, there are some amazing collectibles and keepsakes you can get for souvenirs that hold up to their value. Some of my favorite souvenirs are a hand-made Alice in Wonderland teacup I found in the emporium and instantly fell in love with, and a Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal my boyfriend bought me on our anniversary trip. One is currently in my kitchen on display for everyone to see, and hasn’t ever lost its charm; the other stays on my bed at all times and is still as cuddly as the day I got it; both were also much cheaper than the $60 t-shirts. Mickey ears, customizable parasols, cookware, hand-made blankets, stuffed Disney characters, and so much more are at your fingertips while in the Disney parks, and are definitely more bang for your buck when it comes to durability and sentimentality than plastic mugs and photo albums.