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Do you have a Disney fan on your holiday shopping list? Looking for a gift for someone planning their first trip to Disney? Need some gifts to put under the tree to surprise your kids with a Disney trip? Then, this post is for you! Here are some gift ideas for your Disney traveler!
Autograph Book and Giant Pen
Most kids love getting autographs from characters throughout the parks. So, if you’re shopping for a child who will be heading to Disney soon, an autograph book and giant pen would make a great gift. You can find Disney themed autograph books at your local Disney Store or on the Shop Disney website. You can also get crafty versions on Etsy, or you can make them yourselves. I like using spiral-bound index cards from my local office supply store for autographs. This allows me to later put them into my son’s scrapbook.
When it comes to pens, the bigger it is, the easier it is for the characters to use. Usually, in the dollar aisles at Michaels and Target, you can find giant pens that are perfect for character autographs. Many times, you can find them with Disney characters on them. For more on character meet and greets, read where to find the characters and tips for meeting them.
Nothing makes a better travel companion than a favorite stuffed animal. So, why not give your pint-size Disney traveler a stuffed version of their favorite Disney character? Shop Disney carries a wide selection of stuffed characters. You can also find them at Target.
Glow sticks are always a hit with kids. They can up the fun factor of a night in the Disney parks tenfold. Yet, they are much cheaper to buy them before you get there. So, stock up at Christmas and take them with you! Michaels almost always has glow sticks.
Disney movies are wonderful Christmas gift ideas for Disney fans. They can get kids and adults alike excited about their upcoming trip. You can also use them to introduce kids to new characters they may encounter in the parks. Whether you are driving or flying to Disney, movies can help pass the time while traveling.
In our house, there are always new pajamas under the Christmas tree. Wrapping up some Disney pajamas can create excitement on Christmas morning for that highly anticipated trip. Plus, they can help induce sweet dreams in your little Disney traveler.
Disney Trading Pins
Pin trading is a big deal at Disney World. Many park employees wear a collection of pins that they are willing to trade with guests. You can also buy and trade pins in many of the gift shops around the parks. To get a head start on the pin trading, give your kids some pins and a lanyard to display them on for Christmas. It is a small gift that is sure to make a huge impact.
Disney Gift Cards
As a regular Disney traveler, my favorite gift to receive is a Disney gift card. These can be used in so many ways: paying for your trip, buying souvenirs, dining at Disney World, or paying for special experiences while there. Gift cards are a great way for kids to have their own money for souvenirs. Gift cards can even save you money while at Disney World.
At least one person in the family will need a bag to carry in the parks to hold all of your essentials, like sunscreen and the camera. We find that a backpack works best. For a practical and fun gift idea for Disney, give a Disney backpack that can be used as a park bag.
Disney t-shirts are a fun way to get into the spirit of being in the parks. These are easily found at many of your local stores, including Target, or look for them online at Amazon or Shop Disney. You can also get custom shirts on Etsy. Get your family ready for their upcoming adventure by giving them a shirt for each day of their trip.
Hats and Sunglasses
Whether your favorite Disney traveler tends to head to California or Florida, one thing is for sure: they will have plenty of sunshine during their trip. Therefore, hats and sunglasses are a must. They also make very practical gift ideas for Disney travelers. Even if your loved one typically doesn’t wear hats, they will probably want one while in the parks.
If your family is planning a trip to Disney during the summer, it will be hot. And that means hydration is vital. Good quality water bottles will come in very handy. Consider buying Disney bottles or get each person in the family a matching bottle with their initials on it.
If you have a Disney traveler on your shopping list, give them a gift that will get them ready for their next trip to the parks. This list of gift ideas for Disney travelers will help point you in the right direction. For some non-Disney gift ideas, read how to give the gift of travel and gift ideas for travelers. For help planning a Disney trip, read my step-by-step guide, my best resources for planning a trip, and quick tips for planning a Disney trip. Happy travels!