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Old 11-27-2012, 03:39 PM   #16
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I got some wooden cooking spoons a few trips back in France. I love cooking with them and they are great quality. I love them so much I bought twice as many on the last trip. And they're cheap too!
I always get "France" spoons & several bars of Almond soap. I have a rolling pin too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:55 PM   #17
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We always pick up a blown-glass dragon on each trip. Sometimes from Disney, sometimes from other parks.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #18
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I just used the rolling pin I got in France! We also love getting autographs on more unique items....this past year being a calendar in which each month was a classic Disney film (Mickey's Nightmare, Goofy's How to Ski, etc.). We also will use postcards for autographs. A couple of years ago we collected every gift card design available and framed them together. Always get a Christmas Ornament.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:42 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by princessmj View Post
I got some wooden cooking spoons a few trips back in France. I love cooking with them and they are great quality. I love them so much I bought twice as many on the last trip. And they're cheap too!
Love this one! Will be picking some up next trip.

One of my favorites comes from the France shop as well - A little stuffed Remy in a chefs outfit - He is in a bowl on a shelf in my kitchen.
My daughter has been collecting the Mexican wooded animals. Every trip she picks one out - collection up to 6 now.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #20
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last year we bought our daughter an umbrella from a outside cart in Japan. It is plain purple but when it gets wet a flower print appears all over.

It is really unique and very good quality as well.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #21
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Couple of my favorite things to purchase

Fudge Tins from the Confectionary
Tea from Twinings ( even though I could buy it at home , lol )
Almond Coconut Body Butter from Basin @ Grand Flordian
Coasters from France
Perfume from Italy
Jewlery from Italy
To take photos @ the photobooth on the Boardwalk.
Pressed Pennies.

This past trip , we bought our son Disney Crocs. They are so darn cute.

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:11 PM   #22
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always the pressed pennies and we adore the pins. we have been trading for 12 or so years and we love that you can keep recycling them and search for new collections to trade for and it doesn't cost any more than our initial outlay.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:31 PM   #23
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My favorite souvenir came from the Art of Disney store in Downtown Disney. They have all kinds of artwork there, and I found a small drawing I loved of one of the areas in Animal Kingdom. The artist was at the store that day so I was able to get it signed and personalized as well.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #24
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Our favorite souvenir is from the character drawing class in Hollywood Studios. We went twice this summer while we were there. In the first class we drew Grumpy, and in the second class we drew Buzz. The Disney animator in the second class gave her autographed drawing to the person who first guessed who we were drawing. My 9 year old daughter won! We framed that drawing and it is hanging on her wall.
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One of my favorite (and inexpensive) souvenirs is getting a new antenna topper for my van. I got the Mickey bar one last time and am looking forward to getting captain Mickey in 37 days! Beyond that, I like dated things, whether it be a picture frame or mug. Our last big trip was in December 2009 and they only had 2010 frames in every store. I was thrilled to find a 2009 frame in the Disney store in the airport before we went home.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #26
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We get a Christmas ornament every year from the Christmas store at DTD. It is so exciting to see them every year when we put up the tree!

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:06 AM   #27
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We have several:

DD always gets a notepad & pens - a charm for her charm bracelet.

DH loves vinylmation, pins, & pictures

I have my Disney Magnet with the year on it & my prized Dooney Purse (I carry everyday) along with mickey head earrings.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #28
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We too buy a christmas ornament every year.

My most unique souvenir now is probably my big fake check from when we won the grand prize on Who Wants to be a Mousekateer, a free cruise, when I was 14. We still have that hanging up somewhere at my parent's house.

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Old 11-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #29
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My favorite is when the Hummel figurine painters are in the store in Germany (Epcot). They will personalize any figurine you purchase, and sign it. That is a really unique and rare opportunity and they are very collectable pieces. We have three now. They are probably some of the most precious heirlooms I own.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:44 AM   #30
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I like the Christmas ornaments also, but the most unique is probably the hand carved rings outside the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT. I bought one for myself in 2009 and HAD to get one for my daughter and one for a friend on my next trip in 2010. I also order a calender from Photopass when I get home.
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