15 Gifts for the Friend Who Can't Wait to Return to Disney

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Between getting every question right at Disney trivia and using all their PTO for trips to Walt Disney World, it’s easy to spot hardcore Disney devotees. There’s a friend or family member in practically everyone’s circle with an intense fondness for the magical world of Disney, and who could blame them? Something happens inside the Disney bubble that lets daily concerns slip away, allowing us all to become kids again, even for just a day or two.

Here are 15 Disney gifts that will bring a little bit of that magic to everyday life—something we could all use right now—and help your giftee prep for their next visit to the happiest place on earth.

This article was originally published in December 2019. It has been updated with new information.

Mickey Mouse Dutch Oven

$370.00, Amazon

It’s a simple fact that food tastes better when it’s coming out of an adorable vessel. Le Creuset teamed up with Disney to bring some Mickey Mouse flair to its classic round Dutch oven, ideal for making a batch of Walt Disney’s favorite chili or a visually appealing countertop.

Disney+ Subscription

$70.00, Disney+ (one year)

There’s much more to Disney+ than Baby Yoda, but who can resist that 50-year-old frog-slurping toddler on The Mandalorian? Disney’s new streaming platform features nearly every film, cartoon, and TV series in Disney’s archive, as well as new programs like Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The docuseries produced by National Geographic takes you behind the scenes with the caretakers of the more than 300 species and 5,000 animals that live at Walt Disney World.

Darth Vader Cuff Links

$175.00, Cufflinks

Why wear normal cuff links when you can come over to the dark side? Sport this pair of gunmetal and black crystal-encrusted cuff links featuring Darth Vader’s likeness during your next performance review for a confidence boost. Those with an alliance to the Rebellion might prefer this pair of cuff links featuring the rebels’ logo.

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair by John Canemaker

$44.00, Amazon

This book explores the life and work of Mary Blair, the American artist and illustrator who quite literally colored our childhoods. As the creator of concept art for films like Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella and the designer of the classic Disney attraction It’s A Small World, Blair influenced an entire generation of Disney animation.

Disney gift card

$25.00, Shop Disney (starting price)

A trip to Disneyland, the only Disney park completed by Walt Disney himself, is a must-do for any theme park fan. While we patiently wait for the park to reopen, build up your travel fund with a Disney gift card to cash in on theme park tickets, meals, and more. A two-day park hopper ticket is the best way to experience the park, allowing entry to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on the same day. The newest addition to the resort is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where you can sit behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon, belly up to the bar for a glass of blue milk, and take a cinematic journey in the midst of a battle between good and evil on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

The Happy Planner: Hooray for Today 12-Month Planner

$33.00, Joann (planner)

Plot out your upcoming adventures on the pages of this Mickey Mouse–themed planner, or use the set of stickers to mark Disney vacations on the more business-appropriate planner of your choice.

Mickey Mouse Ray-Bans

$217.00, Ray-Ban

These Ray-Ban sunglasses come in the brand’s classic Wayfarer style, but boast a little something extra: A jubilant Mickey Mouse lines the outside of the frames for just enough character without going over the top.

Missoni Minnie Ears

$150.00, Missoni (call to order)

Before Heidi Klum designed her own pair of Minnie Mouse ears for Disney Parks, she was spotted wearing this pair from Missoni. Available exclusively at the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World, the ears are available in several different color schemes, most with Missoni’s trademark zigzag weave. Call 1-407-313-7777 to order

Barefoot Dreams Dog Sweater

$49.00, Shop Disney

For the dog who has everything, an ultra cozy sweater that would make even Pluto jealous is the way to go, especially one embroidered with Mickey’s unmistakable shape. There’s even a matching robe for humans so you and your best friend can snuggle up together in style. Both are machine washable, because who wants to spend time dry cleaning a dog sweater?

Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Waffle Maker

$75.00, Shop Disney

Mickey waffles are a quintessential part of any Disney parks trip, whether they’re from the kiddie section of a breakfast buffet (we won’t judge) or topped with strawberries and whipped cream from the waffle stand in Magic Kingdom. Replicate the experience at home with this waffle maker that produces perfectly crispy miniature waffles, just like the ones you’ll find at Disney resorts and cruise ships.

H20+ Sea Salt Body Wash

$18.00, H20+

Smell is known to trigger emotional memories, like the ones made on vacation with family and friends. Start your day lathering up with the sea salt body wash from the H2O+ line, the same one found in Disney resort hotels.

Mickey Mouse Ice Molds

$22.00, Williams Sonoma

Regular ice cubes are boring. Add some whimsy to your beverages with this Mickey-shaped ice mold. The easy-to-use molds produce oversized, slow-melting ice cubes, perfect for your holiday cocktails—or any drink that could use some more flair.

Disney Parks & Resorts Coffee Trio

$49.00, Joffrey’s

When you can’t start your day with a press pot at Walt Disney World’s Kona Cafe, this trio of Joffrey’s ground coffee from Walt Disney World—including the signature Kona Blend—can help transport you to the sunny shores of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Feeling confident in the kitchen? Pair your brew with a serving of Tonga Toast, a resort staple.

Personalized Commemorative Legacy Paver

$50.00, Shop Disney

Originally created for visitors to leave their mark—quite literally—on the pathway leading to the Magic Kingdom, these legacy pavers come in two sizes and can be engraved with a name, date, and special message, or even a special icon to recognize a wedding or anniversary.

Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks: Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter Book

$60.00, Shop Disney

A visit to Walt Disney World is special any time of year, but the parks come alive in a new way at the holidays, when there is even more lights, music, and merriment. The celebrations at Disney’s parks and cruise ships around the world are captured in Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks, with nearly 1,900 photographs capturing details of the food, entertainment and decor—down to the resort’s tiniest four-inch-tall Christmas tree.

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