A thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event
We came up with this list by taking a look around and seeing what it is we had brought home over the years. It’s by no means a complete list of the souvenirs we’ve purchased, but I think it gives a good sense of what we like to get. This is our list, yours may be different.By all means, let us know in the comments what you like to get!
1. The “Free Stuff”
2. Disney Pins
We didn’t get into the Pin trading craze until Bella tried it, but over the years we had quietly amassed a small collection of pins of our favorite attractions and resorts we’d stayed at.Now that Bella’s got the pin-trading bug, you can be sure we’ll be coming back with a lot more! If you collect pins, check out these projects for your pin collection!
3. Disney Clothes
|We didn’t buy all of these, but we can’t resist Disney hats!|
Hats, T-shirts, hoodies… it’s rare that a trip goes by without coming home with something new to wear. As a rule, everyone has to have an ear hat! Aside from that, you are free to find that t-shirt or other piece of attire that says you love Disney and wear it proudly! I have not one, but TWO monorail t-shirts!! “Por Favor mantengase alejado de las puertas!”
4. Disney Jewelry
For now, this is Lisa’s territory, but I’m sure Bella will be following along soon enough. If I wore a watch, I’d be inclined to buy a Disney themed one. Lisa’s favorite is her Pandora bracelet that she can buy a new Disney charm for each trip! There are also Alex and Ani bangles and plenty of other sparkly souvenirs to choose from. It certainly is a fashionable way to collect memories!
5. Disney Ornaments
Even though most of our Disney trips are during spring or summer, we can’t help but stop by the Christmas shop and pick up a few ornaments for our tree! Decorating our tree each Christmas reminds us of all the Disney trips we’ve taken. Can you spot the Mickey on our tree??
6. Stuffed Animals/Toys
This one is obviously for Bella and Jackson… mostly. I’d be lying if I told you that Lisa and I hadn’t picked up a plush character or toy over the years. In fact, we had several before we even had any kids!! One of the surprise favorites of both our children is Duffy, the Disney Bear. They both have one and we’re taking Duffy with us on our trip! He even likes to tour World Showcase with us!
This is something I have to get each trip. I have a growing collection of items that combine Disney and baseball. It started with the baseballs and a few little sculptures… but it’s now grown to include a lot more!
8. Home goods
Speaking of collections, Lisa’s got a nice collection of tea cups and tea pots going. In addition, sometimes you just see something that you have to have in your house… like this throw pillow. We don’t have any room that is completely Disney, but you can find a little Disney in every room of our house!
9. Pictures, Frames, Photo Books
We take hundreds, sometimes thousands of pictures on our vacations. Digital photography has certainly made it easy to accumulate a lot of pictures. In addition to our personal photos, we always take advantage of Disney’s PhotoPass service. And with all those pictures, sometimes you have to pick up a little something to put them in.
10. Pressed Pennies
A great and relatively inexpensive keepsake is the pressed penny. You can find pressed penny machines throughout the parks and resorts. It’s a lot of fun to track them down and get a collection going. There are also some neat things you can do to show them off as well.
Did we leave any of your favorite souvenirs off our list?? Let us know in the comments below!!