What are everyones best/unique souvenirs?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by jmcghee2024, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. splashmountainjaxson

    splashmountainjaxson AP Holder & DVC Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    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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  3. echanna

    echanna 100 visits and then I lost count

    Aug 10, 2012
    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.
  4. Peachkins

    Peachkins DIS Veteran

    Nov 4, 2012
    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.
  5. csnkrushin

    csnkrushin CT

    Nov 24, 2008
    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.
  6. wdwlovin'family

    wdwlovin'family Mouseketeer

    May 27, 2009
    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. :confused3 I was thrilled to find a 2009 frame in the Disney store in the airport before we went home.
  7. loganjared

    loganjared Mouseketeer

    Jan 7, 2010
    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!
  8. AlohaAnnie

    AlohaAnnie DIS Veteran

    Jul 10, 2006
    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.

    DS gets pokemon from Japan, always!

  9. Pumbaa7287

    Pumbaa7287 I am the great Stone Dragon!

    Apr 15, 2004
    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.

    I also love my Marauder's Map replica from Universal, it's so incredibly detailed!
  10. starjazz

    starjazz DIS Veteran

    Oct 23, 2012
    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.
  11. LiteninPrincessa42

    LiteninPrincessa42 Mouseketeer

    Feb 19, 2009
    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.
  12. fla4fun

    fla4fun DIS Veteran

    Nov 12, 2006
    It's harder to find unique souvenirs these days. I have my opera glasses from the former antique store in MK (which I have actually taken to the theater and used) which are one of my favorites, and I have bought lots of jewelry over the years, including a beautiful Aurora cameo which is another favorite. Then there are the silly things, like the umbrella hat I bought at Epcot in September (it got plenty of use in the sun and in the rain).

    These days, I still check out the jewelry to see if anything catches my eye (found a great Mickey ring at the Studios last year), and I tend to look for practical items I can use in daily life (clothes, kitchen goods, etc.). I think DTD is still a great place for shopping because they have the "everywhere" items along with some items that you may not find anywhere else. The World Showcase stores also carry items you may not find all over property.
  13. fbarker

    fbarker Mouseketeer

    Nov 25, 2010
    Our last trip to WDW and we bought a tin rhinocerous from AK. It's rainbow color and you would not know its from WDW but it's in our living room and every day it reminds us of our last trip. We love it.
  14. shalom

    shalom DIS Veteran

    Mar 7, 2010
    Ditto on both of these. I mostly get mugs or things that I'll use every day. I also get pins, but, much as I love my Disney pins, and even though I keep some on my computer right below the monitor, and rotate them regularly, they don't make me remember my trips as much as my mugs. :confused3
  15. DarthMama

    DarthMama Mouseketeer

    Sep 26, 2012
    My daughter picked out a cool small drum from the Africa section of AK -- it's something everyone in the family loves (whenever anyone passes the drum -- it tends to move around a lot in our house -- it's hard not to thump it).
  16. Simba's Mom

    Simba's Mom <font color=green>everything went to "H*** in a ha

    Aug 26, 1999
    Someone here mentioned the tea shoppe, and that's where I get my most unizue souvenier. There's one tea there that they claim is only available either in the UK or in Disney theme parks (It's in a black tin). I've also bought several lovely china tea mugs there (why does WDW sell so many different coffee mugs, but no WDW-themed tea cups?)
  17. jnfr2424

    jnfr2424 I'm Tink I got my Peter Pan and together we love t

    Aug 10, 2009
    I just purchased some perfume over in France for my DM for Christmas and they did free engraving on the perfume bottle
  18. KellyNY

    KellyNY DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2009
    I love this thread, so many good ideas!:thumbsup2
    I buy a lot from WS and not so much Disney items, although I do have some nice Disney items for my kitchen.
    My new thing is buying different cooking books every trip. I already got one from Japan and France. Last trip I added Delicious Disney, love it. :goodvibes
  19. SA mom

    SA mom DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2012
    I use my Dooney & Bourke and my Mickey Mouse watch the most, but my favorites are the silhouettes we had made of our daughters last trip. We'll definitely do that every time from now on.

    Thanks to all for the fabulous ideas!
  20. jakers2154

    jakers2154 Earning My Ears

    Dec 26, 2012
    Go to Downtown Disney the world of Disney store.::yes::
  21. mhnewcomb

    mhnewcomb Mouseketeer

    Mar 22, 2010
    You guys have me rethinking my touring plan for October to include more shopping!!

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