The holidays have snuck up on us this year and with so many people to buy for, it can be hard to find the right gift for each person. This week, I thought we would take a look at a few things from Disney that might help cross some of those people off your to-do list. Let's take a look.
Something for the Younger Kids
I used to love buying Disney toys for my kids when they were younger. They were just so much fun to play with, and my kids loved them, too. Here are a few picks for your younger kids that will keep everyone in good spirits this holiday season.
- Let your little ones serve you special treats with the Minnie Mouse Sweet Treats Stand Play Set, $69.99, with a shopfront that is perfect for extorting real money from your family in exchange for plastic cakes.
- Get your burgers here! The Mickey Mouse Diner Play Set, $69.99, is now open for business, and your kids will love taking orders and serving them through the delivery window.
- Not ready to take on a family pet? Take care of the Pluto Multi-Feature Plush Toy Set, $27.98, and learn about pet responsibility before taking on the real thing.
- If I had a dollar for every cup of pretend tea or hot chocolate my daughter made me as a little girl, I would have a lot of dollars. Have a look at the Minnie Mouse Barista Play Set, $25, with everything your budding barista needs.
- My son, on the other hand, loved 'fixing' things around the house which would have made the Mickey Mouse Construction Set, $22, perfect for him to play with.
- This one is just too cute to pass up. The Disney Animators' Collection Deluxe Cinderella Castle Play Set, $99.95, is quite large and will provide hours of playtime for an active imagination.
Something for Tweens:
Tweens: the third most difficult to buy for behind teens and older men that already have everything they need/want. Luckily, kids in this age range still enjoy interesting things and some of the more complex toys, unlike their older teen siblings who have made a career of being disinterested in everything on the planet. Here are a few gifts that might be worth a look for your tweens.
- Dress up those bathtime blues with the Minnie Mouse Robe for Tweens by Barefoot Dreams, $99.95, and stay warm this winter.
- The Child Animatronic Toy with Carrier by Hasbro – Star Wars: The Mandalorian, $79.99, can be worn around the house or taken with you in its very own bag. Perfect for any fan of The Child.
- The Groot Bluetooth Speaker – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, $39.99, is a portable little gift that allows your tween to take their tunes with them wherever they go these holidays.
- Don't we all love a remote-control droid? The D-O Remote Control Droid by Hasbro – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, $59.95, is available now.
- Keeping hands and minds busy during the holidays can be harder than it sounds, so giving gifts that also provide activity and stimulation gets you bonus points. Have a look at the Solar Powered Mars Rover – National Geographic, $29.99.
Something for Teens:
I see you, you crazy teenagers; I know you have to pretend that you hate everything but deep down inside, your Disney flag is flying high and I have a few things that are going to tempt a smile to cross the sternest of faces. Let's take a look at a few Disney-themed gifts that might work for your teen.
- Wrap up in this Minnie Mouse Reversible Sequin Hooded Throw Blanket, $39.99, this winter, and keep warm in style. The reversible sequins are a great way to keep tense fingers busy while studying or for sensory stimulation.
- Having your own robe is a very grown-up feeling. So, why not gift the Mickey Mouse Holiday Plaid Robe for Adults, $49.99, to your teen and make them feel like part of the adult crew.
- Clever teens might enjoy this Walter E. Disney Train Wooden Puzzle by UGears, $79.99, recommended for 14+ with very intricate pieces.
- Add to that Pandora bracelet you invested in all those years ago with a new charm to mark the occasion. The Minnie Mouse Rose Ear Headband Charm by Pandora Jewelry is available for $70.
- Puzzles are fun no matter what age you are, and if you are home for the holidays, they can help pass the time as an activity that you can go and come back to from time to time. Check out the Mickey Mouse Icon Walt Disney World Map Puzzle, $22.99.
- A cute backpack never goes out of style. Celebrate their Minnie love with the Minnie Mouse Sequined Mini Backpack by Loungefly, $90.
- Where there are teens, there are screens, so it might be a good time to look at a pair of Soul Blue-Light Blocker Glasses by Privé Revaux – The Half Note: Crystal, $39.99, or Soul Blue-Light Blocker Glasses by Privé Revaux – The Half Note: Black, $39.99 for a practical, yet stylish gift.
Something for the Disney Cruise Liner:
This year, I've often thought that our DCL fan friends are the hardest hit by all the Disney/COVID commotion. I've got a few things that might give your Disney Cruise Line lover a little taste of the high seas for the holidays.
- Bring home those DCL feels with the Sea Marine & Sea Salt Vacation Essentials by H2O+ – Disney Cruise Line, $54.99.
- Add some DCL flair to someone's tree with the Disney Dream Ornament – Disney Cruise Line, $24.99, or the Disney Magic Ornament – Disney Cruise Line, $24.99.
- Set sail on your next adventure with these fun options in Disney Cruise Line apparel. Captain Mickey Mouse and Crew Silk Shirt for Men by Tommy Bahama – Disney Cruise Line, $130, and Mickey Mouse ''Captain'' Disney Cruise Line Spirit Jersey for Adults, $69.99.
- Get your DCL love on first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee in your new Disney Cruise Line Rainbow Mug, $16.99.
Something for the Aulani Ohana:
If your loved one likes to spread their aloha, be sure to pick up something Aulani-inspired for them to take on their next adventure. Here are a few from my own collection that I love.
- These are my favorite ears! The Minnie Mouse Ear Headband with Plumeria – Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, and, Minnie Mouse Ear Headband with Plumeria – Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, both $30, and rather than being exclusive to Aulani as they previously were, the ear headbands are now available online.
- This Mickey Mouse ''Sunset Wonders'' Mug – Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, $18, makes me feel calm every time I look at it.
- Check out the Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Aloha Tank Top for Women by Tori Richard, $60, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Aloha Shirt with Shell Buttons for Men by Tori Richard, $80 for a couple you need to buy for.
- This Mickey and Minnie Mouse Travel Tumbler by Tervis – Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, $34, is super cute and a great way to celebrate their Hawai'ian love without spending a fortune.
Something for the Chef
Whether they enjoy entertaining or just spend a lot of time in the kitchen caring for the family, show your appreciation with a few of these fun gifts.
- Mickey Mouse Waffles? Yes, please! The Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Double Flip Waffle Maker is $74.95.
- Entertaining and cheese go hand-in-hand, which is why the Mickey Mouse Cheeseboard, $54.95, would make a great gift for any Disney-minded entertainer.
- All of those Christmas cookies are going to need somewhere to be stored. That is where the Mickey Mouse Canister by Britto, $39.95, comes in handy for anyone in the kitchen.
- Cooking up hot dishes for the family or entertaining in general? Save those table surfaces with the Mickey Mouse Trivet – Disney Homestead Collection, $21.99.
Something to Announce Your Vacation
If your big secret this holiday season is a future family trip to Disney, there are a couple of ways you might like to spill the beans. Here are a few props that might help you set the scene as they guess what is happening.
- You've already spent the money on the vacation, or at least started putting the funds aside; might as well use something reasonably inexpensive to help tell your story. Have a look a the Mickey Mouse and Friends Holiday Bag Tag by Leather Treaty – Personalized, $11.99, Ariel Luggage Tag, $12.99, or The Haunted Mansion Glow-in-the-Dark Luggage Tag, $12.99
- An empty photo album is a great way to share the news that you are going to Disney. Ready to be filled with memories, the Mickey Mouse and Friends Photo Album – Walt Disney World – Medium, $24.99, is so cute with the parks shown on the front.
- Magic Bands are an obvious sign that a trip to the magic is in store. I love these two designs at the moment, the Mickey Mouse and Friends Comic Strip MagicBand 2, $24.99, and the Minnie Mouse Polka Dot MagicBand 2 – Limited Release, $29.99.
Something Unique For Someone who has Everything
Need to buy a fun gift for someone who has everything? We all have that one person that is tricky to buy for. Try a few of these unique options that your loved one probably doesn't already have and might be a bit of fun to enjoy as well.
- Crazy socks are super in right now and the Holiday Advent Sock Calendar for Men, $29.99, gives your recipient a lovely assortment to choose from!
- Bring some of that resort feeling home these holidays with one of these H20+ Gift sets: Sea Salt Body Wash, Body Butter, and Body Lotion Set by H2O+, $54.98.
- If you tune into the Monday Merch Meeting, you might remember me loving this Mary Poppins Mug and Spoon Set, $19.99, when it first came out earlier this year. It makes a great little present for someone special.
- Fun for young and older, the Disney Parks Monorail Wooden Puzzle by UGears, $99.99, will keep anyone busy constructing the familiar shape.
- Not just a Mickey plush, I promise. The Mickey Mouse Vintage Holiday Plush – 18'', $26.99, is linked to the Make-A-Wish donation plan through shopDisney where 25% of all sales until January 31st, 2021 are being donated to Make-A-Wish. If your loved one isn't in need, consider purchasing something with a donation attached, or making a donation directly in their name to a charitable foundation.
I hope you were able to find something for those in your family who are trickier to buy for.
Stuck on someone in particular? Let me know in the comments below and I will try to help you find the perfect Disney gift!