Planning 101: Stocking up for Birthday and Holiday Gifts at Disney

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Like many Disney guests, I’ve celebrated my kids birthdays and even one crazy Christmas at Walt Disney World.  I would go broke if I waited and bought their presents upon arrival, so a little planning is often required.  Keep in mind you need to get these supplies to Disney, so if flying you should weigh the cost options of an extra bag or mailing to your resort vs. your savings. Here are a few of my tips for stocking up for giving giving with a  little Disney magic:

  • Disney Store or DisneyStore.com-When Disney has a sale, they have a good one.  I’m also lucky enough to have two outlet stores nearby and can snag some deals.  Park exclusives are available as well!  Take advantage of their “Twice Upon a Year Sales” and after Christmas markdowns for next Christmas.  Beware:  Some items will be dated with the year, so look at the online description.
  • “Other Websites”-There are a lot of sites selling Disney merchandise.  One being LaughingPlaceStore.com which has items like autograph books and pin sets.  BirthdayExpress.com has Disney party goods to make birthday’s special.
  • “Other Stores”-Again, look for deals and clearance but Disney items can be found at Target, Sears, Walmart, Toys R Us, etc.  I’ve gotten some really cute sweatshirts to give as gifts and wear at the park.
  • Get Creative-Zazzle.com allows you to make custom clothing with official Disney graphics.  Perfect for announcing to the park your special trip.  Etsy.com is also a really creative place for custom Disney clothing.

Part of having fun at Disney  immersing yourself in the Magic of Disney.  So budget a bit to get a special “One of a Kind” present from the gift shops.  Don’t forget to get a “Happy Birthday” Button at Guest Services as you enter the parks.  Decorate your window at your resort for Birthdays or Christmas.  For ideas, click here.  Have fun and enjoy your special holiday vacation!

Mickey  Mom is Mom to two boys with birthdays that often get celebrated as one big party in Walt Disney World.

 

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