If you’re a big Disney fan, it’s pretty easy to get sucked into the wide array of shops and Disney goodies that they have for sale there. Everywhere you turn there’s a souvenir shop, and many of them offer different items depending on the park you’re in or the attraction you’re near. And like many things in Disney, these items can certainly be expensive. If you’re looking for a fun memento of your trip without breaking the bank, I’ve got a few suggestions.
Here are my top 10 Disney souvenirs under $10:
There are tons of pins, and some of the complex or rare ones can get pricey, but most of the basic pins are in the $8-10 range. I like to buy one pin every time I go to Disney to “represent” that trip. Sometimes it’s as simple as a pin from the resort I stayed at. Sometimes it means something specific to me, like when I got the Inside Out pin on my Disney girls’ trip because we wore matching Inside Out t-shirts. The pin pictured above would be a great choice for a friendship trip too!
You’ll be the coolest kid in school when you return with an awesome Disney character pen. Or rock at it at the office! If your child is the type of person who wants something both fun and functional (which was totally me as a kid), this is a cute option.
Disney has recently released so many cute luggage tags. I think this is a great option because it’s useful without taking up extra space in your house, and every time you get your suitcase out it will remind you of your Disney trip.
Items from around World Showcase
The different countries in Epcot’s World Showcase are a great place to find unique and affordable souvenirs. The Mexican flower pot pictured above is under $10. You’ll also find lots of beautiful small items in China and Japan, so take some time to look through those shops. I got a beautiful pair of Chinese flats there once for about $10!
Animal Soapstone Figurines
I absolutely love Animal Kingdom, and one of the great things about it are the souvenirs available there. Many of them are handmade by artisans from Africa or Asia, and a lot of Animal Kingdom purchases also include a donation to Disney’s Wildlife Conservation Fund. Some of the handmade art can get pricey, but these tiny soapstone figurines will fit right in your under $10 budget.
Reusable Tote Bag
You might already have reusable tote bags from the grocery store, but add a little Disney into your day of grocery shopping by bringing a Disney reusable tote bag! Many of the ones they sell at Disney World are quite beautiful and detailed. They’re also large and durable, so you can get a lot of use out of it.
Tower of Terror Bell
Perhaps you’ve noticed that a lot of the items on this list are things that are not only fun souvenirs, but also useful. I’m trying to declutter my house lately, so I’m getting bigger on things having a purpose. But this one is just plain fun! The Tower of Terror bell will make you feel like you’re back in the atmosphere of the Hollywood Tower Hotel even after you’ve returned home.
If you’re staying on property, you already get a free Magic Band in the color of your choice. If you want to add a little more Disney to it or make it a little more exciting, Disney sells adorable Magic Bandits that slide onto your band! You can easily change them out and use them again on future trips.
Postcard Art Prints
I love looking at all of the Disney artwork – there is some truly stunning stuff out there. But paying for an original, or even a large print, is sometimes out of my budget. Plus I only have so much space on my walls! That’s why I love the fact that Disney offers many of the art they sell in a postcard print. I have a number of these postcards with Beauty and the Beast artwork and I love them.
This might not be one that actually makes it come with you, but there are so many yummy Disney snacks and goodies to choose from in the parks! I personally love their bagged popcorn that comes in a variety of flavors – there’s churro, caramel, confetti (which tastes like fruity pebbles!) and lots more. If you really want something to bring home, there are lots of treats that come in collectible tins or bags as well, so you’ll have something to remember the trip even after the goodies are gone.
Do you have a favorite Disney souvenir? Which of these items would you want the most?
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