Disney offers souvenirs in all shapes and sizes, from the wholly predictable to the truly unique.
Though the finds on this list aren’t out of the ordinary, they are some of the most iconic options available, and definitely worth a look if you want to take home a classic keepsake from your vacation.
1. Mickey Ears
Classic Mickey ears offer a great way to remember your Disney vacation, whether you actually wear them or just display them on a shelf. While you can always go for the timeless black option, Mickey ears today come in all colors and styles, mimicking your favorite characters, featuring beloved icons, or even offering a bright interactive element. “Glow with the Show” light up Mickey ears actually flash along with Disney fireworks shows. To give your Mickey ears an original touch, you can even get them embroidered with your name, the year, or another special message.
2. Christmas Ornaments
This is a broad category, but a popular year-round item non-the-less. Specialty Christmas shops around the parks will give you a full array of ornament options, featuring just about every aspect of the Disney franchise that you could want. Even ordinary gift shops will often offer a few choice ornaments that fit with their themes. Many Christmas ornaments belong to exclusive collections, so your treasured piece may become a rare find. As with Mickey ears, this is an easily personalized souvenir. Many ornaments have blank spaces large enough for personalization, available in most Christmas shops.
3. Trading Pins and Lanyards
Even if you’re not going to become an avid pin trader, there’s something fun about pin trading that just begs for a brief try. Grab a starter set and you can swap out every one of the relatively cheap pins for your own favorite finds from Cast Member lanyards during your stay. Pins and lanyards are also a great take-home souvenir because they’re easy to display as a charming memento of your special vacation.
4. Mickey Plush Toys
Though it can take years for the real value of a Mickey plush to become apparent, this is an iconic choice that you’ll want to hold on to. If you’re lucky enough to have access to a Mickey plush from previous vacations, you’ll see what I mean. Mickey is constantly evolving and the standard plush of ten years ago looks nothing like the standard Mickey today. Grab new versions every chance you get and you can build a fascinating collection that displays the evolving face of Disney over your lifetime.