Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Disney Fans
Okay, I’m not going to sugarcoat it. If you’re still shopping for that special Disney fan on your holiday list, you’re in some trouble.
Those supply chain issues haven’t been exaggerated by the media. They’re real, and they’re wreaking havoc with your plans.
So, I’ve written this, my final holiday gift guide for Disney fans for 2021. It consists of items that you should receive in time for Christmas.
Okay, I’m gonna lean heavily on places like Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart today because they offer the best shipping policies.
Even if something doesn’t show as available in a store, you should be able to get shipped by December 24th…if you act quickly!
At Amazon, three different versions of Disney Monopoly remain in stock. For $15, you can buy Villains Monopoly, which uses characters rather than places.
Pixar Monopoly is also available for $26.49. However, I would suggest something more unusual.
Here’s Disney Villains Henchmen for $31.49. That’s sooo much better because we don’t often get anything Henchmen-specific.
ILY 4ever Dolls
Every couple of years, Disney comes out with a new batch of toys that drive fans into a frenzy. The following two recommendations will involve such scenarios.
ILY 4ever Dolls provide fresh looks for many of your favorite Disney characters.
Yes, you’ll find Disney Princesses among these dolls, but this one draws inspiration from Minnie Mouse.
Target sells at least five of these dolls for $34.99 each. Better yet, you can customize them with your own fashion sense.
Err, excuse me, your CHILD can do that. It’s totally not for you, right? Hey, I don’t judge. Like what you like, my friends.
Anyway, I guess what I’m saying is that these make for terrific late-minute shopping ideas.
Alternatively, let’s say that you suddenly find yourself in possession of a Target gift card after Christmas. Well, you know what to do…
First, let me stress that I’ve spelled that correctly. If I hadn’t, my wife would make me sleep at a hotel tonight.
I’m not saying she’s addicted to nuiMOs. All I’m saying is that she bought them the first day they sold in stores.
Also, she spent a Disney vacation taking pictures of Stitch at various landmarks as if he were making the trip with us, only in nuiMO form.
I guess that he was, in a way. In fact, I mentioned this whole thing in a previous review of Satu’li Canteen.
My wife had taken us halfway across Disney’s Animal Kingdom before she realized she’d left her nuiMO at the restaurant.
So, we turned around and went back for it. When a cast member returned the Stich nuiMO, my wife looked happier than on our wedding day. Read into that what you will.
I say all this to confirm that any Disney fan you give a nuiMO will LOVE it, possibly to an unhealthy degree.
You’ll notice that I still haven’t described what a nuiMO is, though. That’s because I don’t completely understand. It’s like…a tiny stuffed animal…that you dress?
Anyway, buy this, and the gift recipient will adore you. Just to be safe, don’t let them take it to Animal Kingdom, though.
ShopDisney still shows several in stock that it indicates will arrive by Christmas. Many Target stores carry them as well.
Funko Disney Castle
Okay, all the gifts I’ve listed thus far will look great under any Christmas tree. However, THIS is the one I’d like to get.
There’s no need, though. When I pull up this Amazon listing, the page informs me that I last purchased the item on September 28th.
Yes, I shop early for the holiday season. Don’t judge me.
Look, the point is that Funko, the company that sells those Pop! figurines that everyone adores, has branched out a bit.
Funko now sells a scale model of Sleeping Beauty Castle that combines the Pop! Look with a vaguely Lego vibe.
Surprisingly, the impressive “Funko Town” only costs $28.48 as I type this. Better yet, it comes with a Mickey Mouse Funko Pop! that’s delightful on its own.
Plus, you can combine it with other Disneyland 65th anniversary Funko Pop! figurines like Mr. Toad.
Funko apparently sells six of these, and I think we own four. They’re all delightful and please us whenever we look at them.
Jewelry at Kay
Yes, I hate that Kay jingle every bit as much as you. In a perfect world, we’d never give them a dime as punishment for that musical terror.
However, we’ve reached crisis mode with the holiday gift season. So, logistics outweigh marketing concerns.
Kay offers a unique Disney collection and still promises free delivery by Christmas.
The catch is that you may need to ship the item to a local Kays in your area.
Presuming you don’t mind that, you should easily pick up your gift on or before December 24th.
Something I like about Kay’s online Disney section is that it divides your options into categories like Love, Family, and Friends.
So, you’ll know the message you’re sending with your gift. And I’m in love with these Fantasia earrings.
It’s Yoda. In chia form. Don’t overthink it.
Seriously, if you know a Star Wars fan who prefers the old stuff to the Baby Yoda fad, this gift makes perfect sense.
Plus, Amazon sells it for $20. So you’re not out much if the person isn’t big on chia plants decorative planters.
Disney Gift Cards
Everyone feels differently about sending and receiving gifts. When I’m shopping for the holidays, I consider gift cards quitter talk.
Unless I have something I can wrap and throw under the tree, I’m not happy.
I’m also a raging hypocrite because I quite like getting gift cards from stores I frequent.
For example, I have a nephew who asked for a Steam gift card this year, and it physically hurt me to do that.
However, if he’d got the same Steam gift card for me, I’d be playing Resident Evil Village right now instead of writing this.
What I’m saying is that when all else fails, a Disney gift card makes for an ideal gift, especially if you’re giving it to a savvy shopper.
I’m talking about the people who know not to use their gift cards on December 26th. Companies expect that and sell stuff at a higher price.
The pros know to wait until mid-January and then capitalize on merchants who are desperate to make SOME sales during a slow month.
So, give a Disney gift card and some shopping advice this holiday season! Or…
A Walt Disney World Vacation
As Walter White would say, “No more half-measures!”
When you want to win Christmas in 2021, the best choice is obvious.
From now through March of 2023, Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Sure, the math’s kinda sketchy, but nobody cares. As long as Disney throws this party, we get limited-time parades and fireworks presentations.
Plus, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure just opened, and that single handedly justifies a Disney vacation. That’s not even hyperbole.
Many American Disney fans have traveled to Disneyland Paris because that park had been the only place that had this ride! Now, it’s at EPCOT!
Folks, you should put a message under the tree that says, “Merry Christmas! We’re going to Disney!”
The entire family will light up, and you don’t even need to take care of the details.
Instead, you can and should speak with one of the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at MickeyTravels.
Their services are always free to you, and these experts know the best ways to stretch your vacation budget at Disney.
Plus, their years of Disney experience will allow them to tell you the smartest approaches to a Disney trip. It’s like vacation planning on Easy Mode!
Any of these gifts will delight a Disney fan, but a Walt Disney World vacation is impossible to top!
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