20 Gift Ideas for Disney Fans of All Ages
Make spirits bright with magical home decor, games, cookware and more.
This year has meant a lot of canceled plans for Disney fans, from Marvel blockbusters to trips to Walt Disney World. And vacations aside, the pandemic has been tough in the Disney community as thousands of employees have been laid off and wish-granting groups such as Give Kids the World and the Make-A-Wish Foundation haven’t been able to grant Disney wishes in 2020. If you’re a Disney fan, you can give back by donating to the Cast Member Pantry, a non-profit helping laid-off theme park employees keep their kitchens full through the holiday season. And if you’re shopping for a fan, we’ve got tons of gift ideas to help create Disney magic at home, from Star Wars to Pixar to the main mouse himself. Take a look at our top picks below — most under $50! — and start crossing names off your shopping list.
For the Kids
Of course, the must-have toy this holiday season is Grogu AKA The Child from The Mandalorian on Disney+. But there are some other great Star Wars buys for kids and teens such as this bean bag from Pottery Barn Kids or a droid-themed FujiFilm Instax Mini camera. You can even buy themed film packs, from Star Wars to Toy Story to Disney princesses. For tweens, these Princess-inspired jewelry boxes are absolutely gorgeous. The Frozen one is my favorite. The beading is just stunning. If you’re looking for a game for the whole family, how cute is this Alice in Wonderland croquet set? The mallets are flamingos!
And the Kids at Heart
For those who never grew up, there are some great decor gifts with subtle and not-so-subtle Disney magic. I’m obsessed with this sherpa throw pillow from Pottery Barn’s new Mickey Mouse line. And I might have audibly screamed when I saw these microfiber magic carpet towels on Amazon. There’s a hand towel version, too. For the Disney trivia buff, this book of vintage park posters is packed with fun tidbits from the Walt Disney Archives. For something more sentimental, this Up!-inspired scrapbook is great for couples. My wife actually gave this to me a couple of years ago and filled it with photos from all of our travels. It’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received.
For the Foodies
One of the best reasons to visit Disney World isn’t for the rides; it’s for the food! If you know a Disney foodie, give them something to whip up magic in their own kitchen and recreate Disney park treats at home such as this official Mickey Mouse waffle maker. There are several Mickey-shaped waffle makers on the internet, but this is the only one that makes those small, crispy Mickey waffles just like the theme parks and Disney cruise ships. For other Mickey-shaped eats, this little ramekin set from Le Creuset is perfect for cookies, brownies or even Mickey-shaped frittata. For a budget buy under $20, this spoon and spoon rest set is guaranteed to make anyone smile. And for those who run on coffee or like keeping drinks icy cold, Corkcicle just dropped a brand-new Star Wars line of tumblers. The entire line is beautiful, but I actually squealed when I saw this gold C-3PO tumbler.
And the #DisneyStyle Obsessed
For the fans all about that magic aesthetic, this backpack from Loungefly is the perfect gift. It features a covered panel so that you can display your favorite Disney pins without fear of one falling off or losing a backing. I own it myself and love that the straps can change from a backpack to a shoulder bag or a crossbody. For jewelry, you can’t go wrong with an Alex and Ani charm bangle. My favorite release from this year is the new Hercules-inspired charm. While a Mickey watch is iconic, this watch from Citizen inspired by the clock face on Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland is maybe the most magical accessory I’ve ever seen. And you can’t talk about #DisneyStyle without talking ears. Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears are everywhere at Disney, and even though you can score dozens of ears from the official park merchandise on shopDisney, I prefer to buy my ears from Dash Designs Boutique. These ears are super comfortable and of the best quality with fashion-forward materials such as velvet and faux leather. What I love about this Etsy shop is that you can customize your order and choose to leave the bow off of any ears.
For the Pet Lovers
If you love your fur baby as much as Mickey loves Pluto, you can outfit your pet with Disney magic, too, such as this adorable faux-fur pet bed from Chewy. We also rounded up a couple of stocking stuffers in case you put out a stocking for your pet or know someone who does. We found some OMG-worthy buys under $20, from a lightsaber lead that comes in both Jedi and Sith colors to a Thanos-themed dog collar with infinity (rhine)stones.