Not everything in the parks in ridiculously priced. I’ve found some affordable little knick-knacks to give to friends and family, or stuff in the kids’ stockings.
1. Disney Bands
These rubber band bracelets are part of the Silly Bandz craze among the kids (and apparently my college campus). When worn, they look like a colorful rubber band, but when taken off, they go back to their original shape. The pack of Christmas bands are $4.95, and other packs are available for around the same price — villains, pirates, Alice in Wonderland, , Cars, princesses and lots more.
2. Antenna balls
There are so many of these to choose from, it’s crazy. I always get sucked into looking at these things. Sadly, I have no use for one — my car doesn’t have an antenna! But maybe yours does.
I remember having some when I was younger. I was so sad when they ran out of ink.
4. Cupcake/Brownie Mix (pictured above)
The packs of Minnie’s baking mix are $7.95, and come with a little decoration on the package — the brownie mix has a small wooden spoon while the cupcake mix has a tiny whisk.
5. Mickey Hand Spatula
If you or someone you know enjoys cooking, this spatula is cute! It’s only $4.95!
Keychains are always good. They make sure my keys don’t go missing in my purse, because we all know they seem to fall into a black hole when they’re in there.
7. Light-up necklaces
They glow and have blinky lights. What more could a kid want?
8. Unicorn lollipops (or any lollipop)
I love the unicorn lollipops! At Disneyland, it’s $1.95 for a small one (which isn’t really THAT small). Perfect stocking stuffer! All the other lollipops are under $5.
9. Shotglasses/wine corks/bottle openers
It’s okay to have a drink from time to time. These are just a little bit pricier, but still fall into my affordable radar.
I’ve written a post about this amazing taffy before, and it’s worth mentioning again. It’s $2 for the small bag. Yum!
- Disney’s Silly Bandz: Cars (chipandco.com)
- Disneyland 2010 Room Only Discount (chipandco.com)
- It Makes Perfect Sense to go to College Near Disneyland (chipandco.com)