10 Best Gifts to Buy from Your Walt Disney World Vacation in 2022

Are you looking to buy some of the best gifts for your friends and family from your Disney World vacation?

Well, look no further!

It’s customary to bring home souvenirs or gifts from places you have visited for those loved ones who could not join you.

Solo travelers know this very well, especially if you’re like me and you’re the cool Disney auntie who brings back cool goodies for the nieces and nephews.

The purpose of souvenirs to pick something that made you think of your loved one and ultimately have them come with you on a next visit to experience it for themselves. And let’s be honest, anyone would love a gift from a Disney Park.

However, Disney parks have such a wide variety of products that it can be overwhelming to make the best choice. Today, I will be sharing the top 10 best gifts that you can bring home with you from Walt Disney World.

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1. Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Hand Soap Dispenser

These hand soap dispensers grew in popularity in Tokyo Disney Resort, mainly because the soap dispenses in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head! We have only just recently received the official soap dispensers in the states last year.

Mickey Mouse and Friends Hand Soap Dispenser Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

Disney World has recently come out with this soap dispenser for the 50th Anniversary that features beloved characters including the Fab Five, Orange Bird, Tinker Bell, Zazu , Figment and many more! Making it one of the best gifts from Disney World.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Hand Soap Dispenser. Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

The Disney soap dispenser comes with soap with hints of grapefruit but you can always refill with your own after. It’s a great way to add a subtle touch of Disney magic in your home while keeping clean.

Surprisingly, the hand soap dispenser costs only $19.99. There are other versions of the hand soap dispenser but this one is limited edition for the anniversary!

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2. Personalized Disney Keychains

This souvenir is a simple classic and it can’t be beat. Giving a loved one a gift that will be useful and special to them is always something everyone will love.

This keychain comes in different varieties that can fit the personality of your Disney lover the best but its not just your average name keychain. At $11.95, these keychains are part of the Disney collection by leather treaty.

Mickey Mouse Signature Leather Keychain  Personalizable Official shopDisney. Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

Crafted with genuine leather, you can get a small subtle look with mickey mouse, another character or symbol from your favorite franchise like Pirates of the Caribbean alongside a separate leather ribbon that can be personalized.

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship's Wheel Leather Keychain  Personalizable Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

You can have up to 8 characters, including spaces on the ribbon and obviously nothing vulgar. These are unique as they were especially made for Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort which makes it extra special.

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3. Disney Inspired Artwork

If your Disney lover can’t come to the parks often but wants to have a small piece of their favorite Disney characters or attractions in the form of art, then this is for them!

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Disney parks currently has options available from 14 different art brands that will allow your Disney lover to truly bring it into their homes in a non-classic manner. This is great for those who are collectors of art especially.

Tiana Canvas Print  Art of Princess Designer Collection Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

Some brands include Thomas Kinkade, Noah Fine art and Manuel Hernandez have created art based on beloved films and attractions and landscapes of gorgeous, serene moments that have become staples connected to Disney parks for generations.

''Fantasia'' Gallery Wrapped Canvas by Thomas Kinkade Studios Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

They have canvases, tapestries and wall signs. Or if you want to keep it short and sweet without having to sacrifice good taste, the parks sell attractions posters that are styled in a very attractive manner. Making it one of the best gifts from Disney World.

They service a wide price range so you can work with your budget, starting at $10. The average cost is between $50-$150 but depending on how extravagant you want to be, it can go as high as $1k.

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4. Tumblers, Mugs and Coffee Cups! Oh My!

This next one is my kryptonite! I am a sucker for any kind of cup, especially from Disney. Not only are these usually adorable gifts but they are useful. Not to mention they are personable to the person who is receiving.

Up House Stainless Steel Tumbler Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

Different types of cups can be limited edition or fit the personality of that person. They come in all varieties, styles, and uses.

There are the already beloved Disney-inspired Starbucks tumblers and mugs with designs for Star Wars and the “wish you were here” style coffee mugs featuring aspects of the parks that everyone adores.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Geometric Starbucks Tumbler with Straw  Blue

While it may seem like there are loads of options to choose from that may overwhelm you, just remember, that whatever cup you choose will be just as special as the person you are getting it for!

Chip Mug  Beauty and the Beast Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

Depending on the option and brand, you are looking at a price tag starting at $9.99 with the highest price being $49.99.

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5. Mickey Mouse Ears

Nothing is as classic or more connected to a Disney Park than a pair of Mickey Mouse Ears! No one can resist an adorable pair, not even celebrities who don’t hesitate to don a pair.

Minnie Mouse Americana Sequined Ear Headband with Bow for Adults Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

Some people prefer to get their Mouse Ears from small shops, but Disney also has a great variety that will fit any Disney lover’s needs!

Recently, Disney has begun collaborating with brands such as Bauble Bar, LoungeFly, Coach and Celebrity designers to create limited edition mouse ears. Even for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, special ears and currently sell a Mickey and Minnie Mouse monthly themed collection.

They can be personalized and can celebrate any occasion from an engagement to a graduation. Making it one of the best gifts from Disney World.

Mickey Mouse Graduation Cap Ear Headband  Class of 2022 Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

I love that it allows the wearer to style it with their outfits and truly be creative. The price of Mouse Ears has jumped over the years.

Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction Ear Headband for Adults  Space Mountain  Limited Release Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

They start as low as $27.99 but can easily go as high as $1,000 if you include the 50th anniversary ear hat. They usually average between $27 to $35, however.

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6. Reusable Shopping Bags

Walt Disney World and Disneyland began selling reusable shopping bags back in 2019, which serve as great souvenirs and memorable gifts for your loved ones back home. The bags are made of 80% recyclable material.

Disney Reusable Tote Bags one of the best gifts from Disney World

At Walt Disney World, they come in three different sizes and there is a design for all four parks, Disney Springs, Disney Resorts as a whole, World of Disney and ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Chip 'n Dale Tote  Customizable Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

For Disneyland, they come in three sizes for Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney District and World of Disney.

The price ranges from $3 to $5 and in turn help minimize the single waste plastic use globally.

It’s a fun way to bring a small bit of Disney magic with you while you shop, not to mention, it’s a cost-effective souvenir that won’t break the bank.

The Nightmare Before Christmas  Sally Tote  Customizable Official shopDisney

One time, I bought 20 of these for my preschool students and the families all loved them! So, I can attest that they will be a hit!

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7. Plush and Stuffed Animals

Even as adults, we must understand that we are highly sensory beings. As someone certified in childcare, I can share the importance of the first five years of life and how sensory plays a big factor in that development for us as we carry on.

Bolt Big Feet Plush  Small 11 3/4'' Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

The need to have something soft is a fairly natural and human desire. This is what makes a plush of stuffed animal from the Disney Parks another phenomenal gift!

Disney Parks and their store are known for the famous plush and stuffed animal walls and piles that are the stuff of children’s’ wildest dreams. Making it one of the best gifts from Disney World.

You may be surprised to hear that Disney has an interesting variety even in this category. They range in all sizes and are majorly cuddly.

Baby Groot Big Feet Plush  Guardians of the Galaxy  Small 11'' Official shopDisney

They have even begun selling weighted plushes and stuffed animals. For those who use weighted blankets to get a good night’s sleep like myself, this is actually a creative idea!

Not to be overlooked are the limited edition plush with their respective VHS or beloved Disney characters in child form.

Powerline VHS Plush  A Goofy Movie  Small 8''  Limited Release Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

And of course, the newest craze since Tsum Tsums, is Nuimos. Adorable mini plushes of various Disney characters that you are able to dress up in their own outfits.

Goofy Disney nuiMOs Plush Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

Most people have taken to using them for Instagram or as a small hobby. Or if you live for the thrill of risk, you could try for a wishable mystery bag. You can usually find Nuimos being the cheapest at $12.99 and at most paying $45 for a large plush.

Get your Walt Disney World Plush Animal on shopDisney TODAY!

8. Disney Shirts

In the grand scheme of things, you can never go wrong with a shirt from Disney World.

I am famous for grabbing my significant other a Disney t-shirt any time I visit a new theme park because we love them so dearly.

Figment at Epcot Journey into Imagination DVC Shirts near Member Lounge

Tee shirts are a good way to showcase that you saw something in the moment of your trip and only thought of that one person.

You saw something Disney related that immediately had you make the connection to that person.

And whether they are a Star Wars fan or highly invested in the latest episode of Ms. Marvel, there is something for everyone. This includes celebratory occasions to match those Mouse Ears that you placed in your cart too.

While there is something for everyone of all ages in this category, you will generally be looking at the same price, which is $29.99 for an adult tee.

Every now and again, you can get lucky and catch a sale happening but that’s what you should expect if you are considering this in your budget.

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9. Disney Books

In this writer’s opinion, there is no stronger gift than the gift of knowledge. A common saying is that “knowledge is power” and it is true. And funnily enough, people are unaware that you can purchase books at the Disney Parks.

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Particularly, there are a few great ones released in honor of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary.

Disney Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary sign in the store. Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

In addition, every book purchased, Disney will match a donation to first book organization. Ranging from $5 to $75, there is something for every type of Disney fan.

Disney Riviera Resort Mickey Mouse comic books in library

Whether they are just being introduced to Encanto, a huge fan of film and appreciates the behind the scenes work that went into its inception or those who wish to learn about Walt Disney or those who helped bring about the parks we love today

Disney Riviera Resort photos of Walt Disney

Disney Springs are a great place to start your hunt for the book lover you’re searching for!

Get your Walt Disney World Books on shopDisney TODAY!

10. Pet Essentials and Accesories

We have come to the last and most important Disney lovers to shop for, our darling pets!

101 Dalmatians Dog Harness Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

I am a firm believer in the fact that we as humans simply do not deserve dogs and cats. They love us unconditionally, which is why all Disney parks visits, I grab my pets one or two new toys.

101 Dalmatians Pet Pull Toy Official shopDisney Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

Because truly, there is zero excuse that our pets can’t get a dose of the Disney magic too. I will admit that pet essentials at the parks are on the pricey side but I can only express how adorable you and your pets will look in matching spirit jerseys haha!

Walt Disney World Tie-Dye Spirit Jersey for Pets

Disney Parks has come out with adorable and stylish leashes, clothing, bowls, feeding mats, collars, scratchers, harnesses, beds and so much more.

Get your Walt Disney World Pet Essentials on shopDisney TODAY!

Final Thoughts on the Best Gifts to Buy from Disney World

I feel that a big misconception is that you have to drop big money on souvenirs since you dropped big money on your Disney Parks vacation. Most people would be surprised at how personable they can be vs manufactured cookie cutter mickey mouse items.

Disney Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Merchandise. Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.

But the fact of the matter is Disney has continued to expand and think outside the box when it comes to what they want to sell to their visitors.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise with Spike the Bee and Minnie Mouse. Keep reading to find the best gifts from Disney World.
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Merchandise with Spike the Bee and Minnie Mouse

Ranging from unique to classic, there will truly be something for everyone and every budget. Even something as simple as a button or a park map, can make someone’s day!

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What is the best souvenir you have gotten from a Disney Park? Share with us in the comments section below!

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

About the Author

Victoria Wade Disney Writer at ThemeParkHipster

Victoria is a professional solo traveler here to make your solo trips as stress free AND enjoyable as possible for you.

She has over 5 years of Disney and Non-Disney travel experience and was featured by POPSUGAR as one of the Top 50 Black Disney Creators you should follow.

She is a Proud Native to Baltimore, Md but always will call Disney World home. You can find her at Disney Tea with V.

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