Okay, the stuffed Mickeys are adorable. Who doesn’t love a fun, Disney inspired mug (check my cabinets, guilty as charged) or a cozy set of Mickey jammies? We all now Becky LOVES some glittery ears, what’s one more pair, right? But what if…what if some GENIUS holiday fairy dropped off some original, insanely personal, relevant AND useful gift ideas for the Disney lover in your life? (Not all Disney lovers are created equal, by the way.) Go ahead and table that creepy elf on the shelf because the Disness elves are here to save you time, money and make you the holiday hero you’ve always dreamt of being.

1. For the Family Disney Trip Planner

You know this person, no matter how many people are traveling to Disney, this person always willingly elects themselves the family Disney trip planner. They build spreadsheets, they email countless itineraries, they have post-it notes stuck in ever square inch of their home office or as they like to call it “Mousequarters.”

For us in the Disness office, this person is OUR kind of people. They speak the sacred language of the mega planner and we salute them. They were at the heart of The Get Down to Disness Daily Agenda Book’s inception. It was these kind of diligent planners that this agenda was created for and this is the gift they have been longing for.

You may not understand it, but when they unwrap this agenda with it’s…erasable pen (swoon)…your stock will rise immensely. The trip planner in your life will thank you and be delighted to know that you appreciate all the effort they put in to planning your family’s flawless Disney vacations.

The Get Down to Disness Daily Agenda Book, now in it’s 5th edition, has assisted over five thousand Disney-loving folks plan out their days so they don’t miss a thing! Naturally, we’ve included the erasable pen with the book because if anyone knows plans can and will change, it’s us! Our Amazon.com customers love it and have great things to say, you can read the reviews here.


2. For Those Darned Stockings

I can’t be the only one who agonizes over what goes into the family Christmas stockings year after year. Or the dreaded “White Elephant” gift exchange-how many candles/cheap blankets/tear off desk calendars can I try and regift?! You guys have GOT to check out our Magical Snack Match Card Game.

For one, this is completely unique. This is not something you can just find in any store. Chances are your recipient has never laid eyes on these beauties. (Unless of course they are in our Disness community, then they’re just super smart and doubly deserve a set for themselves.) For starters, there are so many fun card games that you can play with this one deck. (Think long car rides to Disney…now picture them happening in peace.) Secondly the photography on these cards are as mouth watering as the Disney Parks snacks they represent. You will feel like you are holding the beloved Dole Whip right in your hand. And lastly, the Disney Parks trivia buff on your holiday shopping list will certainly get a kick out of the fun facts that each card has about it’s respective snack. Check out the commercial we made for Magical Snack Match here!



3. For the Coffee Table Enthusiast

Call me crazy, but I love mail. I love good, old fashioned snail mail. I love getting real cards and letters, I even love junk mail, but what I love most of all is when my print copy of WDW Magazine comes to my mailbox. Flipping through those gorgeous glossy pages I am immediately transported to my most magical place on earth. Many copies I just keep intact because they’re just so lovely, but I also enjoy framing pictures and using them as background for our family trip pictures in shadowboxes or photo albums.

The WDW Magazine Calendar is also a great way to brighten up the family kitchen/command center, home or work office, anywhere that is in need of some Disney magic on a daily basis. (Hello-that’s everywhere, buy a bunch of these babies!)

The good folks at WDW Magazine also has a breathtaking coffee table book the “Best of WDW Volume 2”…it’s the perfect centerpiece to your living room, I love ours hanging out front and center and in arm’s reach whenever I need a Disney World fix.

If you happen to be giving the gift of Disney to someone who prefers their news and entertainment on the go, then definitely consider giving them a a digital subscription to WDW Magazine. As a former Long Island Railroad commuter, I know that if I had access to that back in my commuting days I probably would have been a whole lot less…Grumpy.

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4. For the BIG Dreamer Who Gets the BIGGEST Cheers

Okay, you’re planning on going to Disney this year ANYWAY, right? Why put off the big announcement, why not book that baby and let the whole family know at Christmas! (Man, talk about putting the big guy in the red suit in his place!) The best part is, you are just a click away from getting specialized planning, promotion monitoring, a wealth of Disney knowledge and a crazy amount of enthusiasm delivered right to your inbox or phone.

Once you contact one of our knowledgeable agents at Destinations to Travel the hard work is off your to-do list. They will respond to your inquiry quickly, listen, advise and create the best possible Disney vacation you can dream of and WITHIN your budget! No one is going to do any crazy up-selling or overcharge you, these agents work for you and at no cost to you!

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5. For the Big Trip Reveal

We hear it a lot, families who have booked their trips and want to let the family know but in a cool, unique way and even better, as the star of the Christmas gift show. (After all, we are taking you to Disney, must we still buy the Legos!) We love the idea of giving personalized trip shirts from our good friends at Celebration Shirts.
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If you can dream it, they can create it! And, even better, if your brain is just tired from all the holiday madness, there are plenty of pre-designed ideas to choose from. My favorite part is shopping from my jammies, coffee in hand, doggie at feet and I am marking off Christmas gifts like a boss!

Check out their “Mickey Shaped Snacks” shirt, it’s my favorite! As part of your trip reveal, any of the above mentioned gifts would be great along with a set of Mickey ears, a lanyard with some pins to trade or an empty autograph book that is just itching to be filled!


6. For the Amateur Planner Who is Ready to Go Pro

You’re reading this because the Disney fans in your life mean the world to you. You are looking for those perfect and special gifts that just SCREAM, “I get you.” You want something that doesn’t have a one size fits all feel, something that maybe they wouldn’t think to buy for themselves or they’re just always too busy worrying about everyone else that they just don’t ever invest in themselves. A gift that says both “I love you.” and “It’s YOUR turn.”

For many people in our Disness Facebook community they have an insatiable love of Disney Parks and travel. They are reading all the blogs, they are following all the specials, they are planning trips not only for themselves but for everyone they know and never are expecting anything in return, they.just.love.it. Imagine now if you could give the gift of becoming a paid travel agent to this special person in your life.

Imagine if you could give them a leg up on the competition? Imagine if you could give them the confidence boosting tools to become  a Disney-focused travel agent and actually earn money for planning these trips?

Last year, our Chief Disnesswoman, Kat Wolfe, introduced the Get Down to Disness Agent Prep Program: Fundamental Steps to Launch Your Career as a Disney-Focused Travel Planner. It’s an online, 5 module complete program that sets students on the path to realizing their dream of being a Disney-focused travel agent. For any amateur planners wanting to go pro, give this program a serious look. There is no other program like it available. While anyone can a travel agent, not everyone will be successful. There is a formula that includes sales, marketing and customer service know-how, that without, success will be elusive.

But it’s not for everyone. Being a travel agent of any kind, in this case with a focus on Disney destinations, requires a certain set of skills and attributes before you can even consider enrolling in a program to get you on your way. Take a look here at this Skills Evaluation Worksheet and if you think your loved one has what it takes, look further into the Agent Prep Program. We’ve welcomed 70 students over the last twelve months and every graduate that has applied for an agent position has been hired. The entire program is a very nurturing experience, that doesn’t end when you complete the final exam. Like everything we do at Get Down to Disness®, this program is designed to uplift, surprise and delight. You can read just a few of the comments we have received from our students, here.

There are so many incredible ways to celebrate the true Disney lover in your life, and the best part, you’re already “in line” to make many of these purchases by just hanging out on your laptop or Smartphone. Say goodbye to mediocre gifts that feel impersonal, and DEFINITELY bid adieu to the craziness that is Black Friday and the mall parking lot. We all love that feeling of being seen and knowing that someone took the time to find something that speaks to us beyond the impulse rack at their local Big Box store. We’ll keep the fact that you had your own set of less creepy elves helping you out. Happy Shopping Heroes!