what souvenirs are on your 'must buy' list for your next visit?

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  1. craftymama71

    craftymama71 Mouseketeer

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    I bought a Victorian Mickey and Minnie for the tree last year. I love the Victorian theme. And my BFF bought me an Ariel one when she went at Christmas time. I love it.

    I really want to collect the Jim Shore ornaments. I think they're gorgeous. Just a bit pricey though.
     
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  3. Aust

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    I find the prices of most of the Jim Shore pieces quite reasonable at DL, but the ones I have seen here (in a jewellery store and a fancy toy shop in Sydney) are ridiculously expensive, usually 2 to 3 times the price.
     
  4. craftymama71

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    Yeah they are so pricey here. I bought a piece last year at WDW and my brother and SIL gave me a sweet Minnie and Mickey holding the American flag for my 40th.

    My SIL collects the Swarovski crystal pieces. Now those are expensive, but they are really gorgeous. Just a bit (ok a lot) out of my price range though..
     
  5. alicia1506

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    i also used to collect swarovski crystal. they are pretty $$$ but so pretty

    i am into more affordable decorations these days :)
     
  6. frangipanisam

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    Okay first trip and I intend to spend BIG at DL :thumbsup2

    Wish list includes:
    -Kitchen stuff, specifically from the Color Fusion range and Best of Mickey range
    -The Mornings coffee mug set (Mickey, Minnie, Tigger & Tink)
    -Jim Shore figurines (Already have two, need to expand the collection ;) )
    -A bling Minnie iPhone cover
    -Christmas decorations
    -Mickey and Minnie toys dressed up for Halloween and Christmas
    -A large Snowglobe (I've been dying for one since I was about 4 and saw one in the Disney Store in Parramatta Westfields :cloud9: )
    -Clue board game Tower of Terror edition
    -Ear hats
    -Name art (one for my bedroom and one for my future classroom!)
    -A few stuffed Disney characters to act as my class mascots :rolleyes:
    -Disney magnets
    -Anything else I think would work in a primary classroom

    And anything else I lay my eyes on and love :love:
     
  7. alicia1506

    alicia1506 DIS Veteran

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    re: the snowglobe. i saw some amazing globes on our last trip, but i was really concerned about sending them home in the luggage, as you can't carry them on.

    i can't wait to read your TR, sounds like you have such an interesting trip planned.
     
  8. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    snow globes are not allowed on as carry on, so your only choice is either ship it home $$$$$$$$$$ or risk it in your checked luggage.....

    vinylmations are better
     
  9. Minnie Sue Oz

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    There are certainly a few things I have on my list.....

    A new Dooney & Bourke bag
    Jacket
    Framed Disneyland pin set
    More Jim Shore figurines
    Another piece of art work from the Disney Gallery
    Shirts ( I do so love my Disney shirts! )
    Pins, pins, pins!!!
    Tower of Terror clue game


    but most of all......

    A one of a kind Minnie Mouse watch with the original artists work. I wanted to get one on our last trip but at $500.00..............:scared1: Now, however, knowing how much I desperately want one, I have been putting aside my daily coffee money for 6 months, so I have enough to cover it.:cloud9:

    I just take coffee from home to work now ( in my Disneyland souvenir mug of course:goodvibes )

    ( $4.00 per day for 5 days a week = $20.00 a week on coffee! ) I really couldn't believe it until I saw it on paper! Something so little over time can add up to so much!!!

    The DD and I have been saving madly and giving up stuff so we can have a wonderful time shopping at our favourite place on earth:cool1:
     
  10. frangipanisam

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    Yeah I'm uneasy about the snowglobe but I want one so bad! I think if I pack correctly and do not open the box when I buy it it should be alright...but I think I'll price shipping it home aswell and decide from there. Why must they make it hard for us Aussies, just build a DL here already pixiedust:

    Has anyone else brought home a snowglobe in checked luggage before, how did it go :confused3

    Thanks alicia1506 I think I'll start a PTR soon aswell but I guess I should wait until my final prac is finished now lol four weeks to go and I don't need any more distractions ;)

    Tminus 138 sleeps to lift off and Tminus 152 sleeps till I'm at the Land of the Mouse :cloud9:
     
  11. Cocobean

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    Yep! Not one of the really big ones, but one that was big enough for it to come boxed. It was very well protected by the styrofoam and made it back with no problems. I’ve also brought back a few of the small snowglobes wrapped only in tissue paper in checked luggage without a problem, as well as a Gallery of Light and the Main Street Electrical Parade miniatures- they survived SNA-LAS, LAS-HNL, HNL-SYD, SYD-MEL with no damage. Boxed Disney collectables tend to be very well packaged, so as long as you pack them with care I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
     
  12. frangipanisam

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    Ahhh thank you for alleviating my fears! I figured they'd be well protected in the boxes because my Jim Shore figures came well packed in styrofoam. We only need to get from LAX to SYD ;)

    If I get really paranoid I'll go off to a craft store and buy bubble wrap ect for anything that I don't think is well protected. I'd love to check out that Michael's craft store that seem to be better then Spotlight when you read some posts on this board!
     
  13. wdwmom0f3

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    I have a list a mile long but at the very tip top are some Of the cutest sunglasses that I have seen in a while. They are just the brown glass and frame with a gold Mickey on the side. A friend of mine got them at Disney during Spring break and I must have a pair! :lmao: She said she found them in the shop across from Space Mountain.

    I love the beach towels

    Love the kitchen things, from cups, towels, dishes, cookie cutters, you name it.

    Love Christmas ornaments

    Love sterling silver jewerly

    Antenna balls

    Clothes

    Y'all are making me want to shop!:laughing:
     
  14. kylieh

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    DD has brought a few home in checked luggage without any probs. Just pack really well, then in a ziplock bag just in case it does break, then in a hotel towel (ah-hum) for extra protection, just in case. It's her bedside table that they don't survive on.
     
  15. becpee

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    Good to know :thumbsup2
    I have orders to get a snowglobe for a friend, heck I might get one for myself!
    Pretty sure i'm going to need an extra suitcase or pack super light going over...
     
  16. frangipanisam

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    Haha good to know :thumbsup2 I might just have to buy a Disney towel then to wrap it up in :lmao: Fears are almost gone now :rolleyes:

    I'm planning on one big one along the lines of this one: http://www.disneystore.com/snowglob...he-seven-dwarfs-snowglobe/mp/1292412/1000345/

    And I'm in love with this one: http://www.disneystore.com/snowglob...globe-by-precious-moments/mp/1305686/1000345/ Plus any other Precious Moments Disney Snowglobes I find :goodvibes

    I've budgeted to buy a third suitcase over there and to pay the extra to have it on the flight home :blush: I figure $100 US (with Virgin Australia) for a third bag plus $40ish US for a suitcase (from Walmat or Target) is a bargin to have 23kg extra coming home! As it is I'm planning on packing my smaller suitcase and packing it inside my larger one, so I'l have two empty suitcases to fill with my souvienirs :cloud9:
     
  17. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    I have to admit disney do pack their breakables well....so maybe a snow globe might be on my list this year as well..........:banana:
     
  18. jacs1234

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    Ds wants a club penguin lanyard. Dunno if there is such a thing
    I want a charm for my pandora
    Pins from each attraction
    An iPad case
    A bottle of magicale
    More Disney cutlery, we bought one set but I want another
    A soft Disney throw, we have three so one kid always misses out during snugly movie time
    A minnie apron.

    It's also a tradition to buy the Mickey ginger bread kit. It tastes and smells like Disneyland
     

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