Who is ready to start talking about Christmas? Yeah, I’m not either. But, ready or not, it’s coming.
Here are some gifts to give anyone planning a Disney Vacation, no matter what the occasion is:
Some say that giving a gift card is so impersonal, but I love getting them. And it’s especially great when they’re Disney Gift Cards. Since it’s the thought that counts and not what you’ve spent on them, save money by purchasing them at discounted prices from retailers like Sam’s Club, BJ’s, and Target. Or get them free by joining Swagbucks.
Books and Travel Guides
Anyone who has ever planned a Disney Vacation will tell you that there is a lot to learn. I recommend these checking out these Travel Guides. They’re great, inexpensive tools and you only pay for the information you need. These are ebooks, though, so if you would rather give a physical book, Amazon has some great ones, as well. Clicking on a book title will bring you to the purchase link for more information.
It’s not Disney with out the Ears! Save your loved ones some money by giving them a pair before they get there. Etsy has some AMAZING ears by some talented people.
Of course, Amazon also carries Ears…is there anything they don’t sell?
Magic Bands and Accessories
A special Magic Band would make a wonderful gift for anyone planning a Walt Disney World Vacation. They can easily be linked to your reservation or tickets on My Disney Experience. And now Shop Disney has Magickeepers Lanyard Metals for those who do not like to use a Magic Band. You just unscrew the center icon (puck) and attach it to a backpack, lanyard, diaper bag, etc… It’s perfect for young children who do not like to keep a Magic Band on their wrist for long.
If you booked a Walt Disney World Vacation Package, you and your entire party will be sent a solid colored Magic Band with the color of your choice. Magic Band Skins are perfect for the crafty person in your life that like one-of-a-kind items. You can find hundreds of them on Etsy.
And don’t forget the BitBelts! They were originally created to keep FitBits on, but they also work great for Magic Bands. You’ll never have to worry about your Magic Band accidentally becoming unclasped on rides or while you’re swimming in the pool (they’re completely waterproof).
An autograph book is a wonderful gift for a first visit to Disney World, Disneyland, or a Disney Cruise. Of course, it doesn’t have to an actual Book. Characters will also sign other things like Pillowcases, shirts, and Photo Mats. If your loved one has mentioned wanting something for Characters to sign, save them a few dollars by getting them one ahead of time.
How about a rain poncho? Let’s face it, it will rain at least once during their trip. Dollar Store ponchos are great, but a nice poncho can be worn over and over. This is great for friends and families that plan on traveling a lot.
Who wouldn’t like a new shirt to bring with them on vacation? Find out their favorite character, ride, or attraction and give them a special shirt to bring with them.
Cast Members go out of their way to make children in costume feel extra special. Unfortunately, costumes in the parks are so expensive, so give them a costume to bring with them.
Lanyards are great for Disney. They make Pin Trading a lot easier, they can hold Gift Cards if it has an attached pocket, and they’re the perfect place to hold those MagicKeepers I was talking about. Add a few Trading Pins for an extra special gift.
Beach Towels are great for the Mermaid or Merman in your life. Shop Disney has some great towels, and some can even be personalized.
And lastly…Countdown to Disney
Even if you’re not traveling with your loved ones, it doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate with them before they leave. Each Countdown is different, so you never know what you will get.
What is included:
- Scavenger Hunt instructions
- Letter from Mickey
- Clues for you to provide to your party to find the boxes
- Six boxes filled with specially selected merchandise to prepare for your Walt Disney World vacation. Each box comes with a number to call to receive a special message from Mickey: