It may be the “most wonderful time of the year” with the exception of holiday shopping. Sometimes it is hard to shop for friends and family, and if they are a Disney fanatic the degree of difficulty just went up.
Here is a list of Disney-inspired gifts* that will make shopping a little bit easier.
Mornings are no fun, but coffee is usually a good start — and coffee from R2-D2 is a great start. Exclusively to Thinkgeek, morning will be out-of-this-world with a Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press. Coffee grounds and boiling water go into his glass body, and quicker than you can say “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” 32-ounces of delicious, piping hot coffee will take you from droid to human in no time. (Available for purchase here – $20.99)
Photo: Joffrey’s Coffee
And what better to put in your R2-D2 coffee press than the coffee served in the Disney Parks — Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company? The beautiful artwork on the packaging is almost as amazing as the coffee inside! Made from 100% Specialty Grade Arabica Coffee, Joffrey’s offers coffee blends either served-in or inspired-by restaurants at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, as well as one in honor of Mickey’s 90th. (Available for purchase here – $10.99 and up.)
If your Disney fan is a child-at-heart or simply incredible, Fun.com has two purses to satisfy both – a Toy Story-themed purse and an Incredibles-themed cross body purse. Both zippered purses are made from faux-leather and are lined with inner pockets. (Available for purchase here – Toy Story Purse: $59.99 / Incredibles cross body purse: $39.99)
Photo: Williams Sonoma
What better way to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday than with something delicious? Williams Sonoma offers a number of Le Creuset cookware items that are elegant, practical, but with a touch of whimsy. In classic Mickey red, cooks will love the limited edition Le Creuset Mickey Mouse 90th Birthday Celebration 4½-quart cast-iron round oven with a Mickey silhouette on the lid handle. ($350.00). There is also a 2-quart version, but without the Mickey on the lid handle. ($250.00). Williams Sonoma and Le Creuset also have two additional items that are perfect stocking stuffers: a set of 2 Le Creuset Disney Mickey Mouse Ramekins — one in black and one in red ($50.00) — and a red Le Creuset Disney Mickey Mouse Silicone Trivet ($20.00). (Available for purchase here.)
Disney historians and those who just love the nostalgia of Disney will love these original park map throw pillows of The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Handmade by Daisy Mae Designs shop on Etsy, these pillows will bring back memories to those who visited The Magic Kingdom in the early days. (Available for purchase here – Prices start at $22.00 for a 14×14 pillow).
Mickey through the Decades 3-Piece Candy Bento Box from SUGARFINA, a luxury candy boutique, is a sweet way to celebrate Mickey’s birthday. Looking like an old-fashioned television set, this beautifully decorated box contains the entire set of limited-edition candies includes strawberry gummy Mickey Ears, birthday cake gummy Mickey Gloves, and berry gummy Mickey Buttons. Available through Nordstrom (Available for purchase here – $39.00).
Photo: Barnes & Noble
Disney has partnered with OtterBox to bring Disney fans a number of cool and fun products for all your high tech devices, including a Mickey Mouse Stand for the Google Home Mini. The Google Home Mini sits upright in the stand with Mickey’s ears on the top and Mickey’s red shorts as the base. (Available for purchase here – $19.95).
Originally from Philadelphia and now living in New York City, Chuck has worn many hats including pastry chef, hotel manager and his current position as a publicist. Ever since he was a kid, Chuck had a passion about everything Walt Disney including going on a local Philly quiz show when he was twelve where his area of expertise was Walt Disney. He loves going to see great performers, amazing museums, seeing Broadway shows, eating in all kinds of restaurants and traveling. Chuck's favorite cities to visit are Paris, London, Las Vegas and Turin. He, of course, loves Walt Disney World and Disneyland.