Leaving a Disney park without a souvenir is borderline blasphemy. You must buy a souvenir, otherwise, did it happen at all? Some of them can seem like a total waste of money, but others are actually worth it. Instead of buying that set of Mickey or Minnie ears that will end up buried in a toy chest somewhere, consider springing for souvenirs that you can enjoy for years to come. These are the ones people can’t stop buying.
1. Sandwich and cookie cutters
- Sandwich cutter: $5.99
- Cookie cutter: $7.95
Reliving all of those Disney moments through photographs is one way to remember the good times, but so is pulling out a fresh batch of Mickey-shaped sugar cookies from the oven. And they may even taste better because of it. According to Disney Insider Tips, which named the cutters one of their favorite souvenirs, they’re a trip memento you can actually use “all the time.”
Disney also offers Mickey-shaped sandwich cutters as a fun and exciting way to jazz up your kiddo’s school lunch. Even better, each of the cutters sell for less than $10.
Next: Framed art
2. Disney prints and caricatures
- Disney character prints: $39.95 to $160
Okay, so your kid swindled you into buying the Mickey Mouse ears. It’s nearly impossible to avoid that purchase, but you know the chances of them forgetting all about them in a matter of days is quite high. One way to keep the Disney love alive is to purchase a print of your favorite character. Another fun experience is having a family caricature drawn at the park. Either option is a little pricier than a cookie cutter, but a fantastic way to decorate your home or child’s bedroom.
3. Christmas ornaments
- Ornaments: $8.99+
Celebrating Christmas is a tradition many households hold dear, and what better to memorialize your family Disney vacation then hanging an ornament on your tree every holiday season? No matter if Cinderella, Mickey, or Elsa is the character of choice, the Disney store has an ornament to fit everyone’s price range. Disney Insider Tips says ornaments are one of their favorite souvenirs.
Next: Coffee mugs
4. Ceramic and travel-friendly coffee mugs
- Ceramic mugs: $14.95+
- Travel mugs: $8.95+
For most of America’s adult population, sipping a morning cup of joe is a ritual, even if you do have to enjoy from the comfort of your morning commute. That being said, a Disney coffee mug is sure to see its fair share of use. This souvenir is reasonably priced, and the store even offers travel mugs. One fan on the WDWMagic forum says she and her husband buy a pair of mugs on each Disney trip. For the kiddos, character-friendly insulated cups with reusable straws are available for less than $10.
Next: A classic souvenir
- Snowglobes: $14.99+
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, there is perhaps little more nostalgic than pulling out the snowglobe, flipping it over, and watching the flakes as they trickle back down. At that moment, all seems right in the world. Disney sells a variety of snowglobes, the least expensive starting at $14.99. No matter your character of choice, Disney likely has a snowglobe for you.
6. Disney pins
- Disney pins: $9.99+
Your kid’s cool factor could rise after they bedazzle their school backpack with their favorite Disney character pins. Heck, even adults seem to enjoy a little Disney bling too. You can also purchase entire sets of pins for $14.99, so you or your children can share the love with friends. The pins are a reasonably inexpensive way to share the magic of Disney. “We have one from every trip in a fancy case on the wall,” one fan said.
Next: Cell phone cases
7. Disney cell phone and laptop computer sleeves
- Disney smartphone case: $19.99+
- Disney laptop sleeve: $27.95+
As everyone knows, smartphones rarely depart from our hands — and that includes those of small children. That being said, there may be no other souvenir that gets more use than Disney’s phone cases. Nearly every character in the Disney repertoire can be found on one of the phone cases they sell. Starting at $19.99, it’s a very useful souvenir. Additionally, the company sells laptop sleeves from $27.95.
Next: Kitchenware galore
8. Silicone molds
- Silicone molds: $9.95+
Muffin molds, ice cube trays, and popsicle designs, Disney’s line of silicone products is so much fun. In order to keep the kitchen fun, consider buying up some of their silicone molds. Disney’s home store also sells silicone spatulas, whisks, measuring cups, and even lunch boxes. You will not be disappointed with this souvenir purchase.