Not sure how much to budget for souvenirs? To help you figure out how much to budget for souvenirs at Walt Disney World, I’ve included my suggestion for how much you should budget on each of these popular souvenirs. The suggested amount is per souvenir and I chose an average amount so that you will find multiple options to fit your budget.
Mickey Ears are the most popular souvenir that Walt Disney World carries. These popular hats come in a variety of designs and shapes. Many stores sell the ears, but I would purchase yours at one of the shops that does monogramming. I suggest budgeting $28 per person for their own monogrammed pair of ears.
If you aren’t planning on making your own autograph book or bringing an item with you for the characters to sign, you can pick up one of Disney’s autograph books in almost every gift shop on property. I suggest budgeting $14 for every autograph book you plan to buy in the parks.
Who wouldn’t love a Disney themed coffee mug? Not only are these great for your morning pick-me-up, but they also make great souvenirs for folks back home. I suggest budgeting $16 for every coffee mug you plan to purchase.
Nothing says “I’ve been to Disney World” like a t-shirt. With hundreds of different designs, you are going to have a hard time narrowing down your choices. I suggest budgeting $30 for adult t-shirts and $17 for kids t-shirts.
Little ones will be drawn to the character plush displays in the gift shops. Walt Disney World carries a variety of characters, many which you rarely see plushes for. I suggest budgeting $26 for each plush you plan to buy.
Magnets are a great way to commemorate your trip. I have always bought at least one magnet for every vacation. I suggest budgeting $10 for each magnet you plan to buy.
A picture frame for your favorite photo from the trip will keep the magic alive at home. There are a wide variety of frames and not all gift shops carry the same ones. So shop around before you commit to one. I suggest budgeting $30 for each frame and $25 for each photo album you plan to buy.
Light up toys are great for the evening entertainment. They are well made, in fact we still use ours from our first trip in 2009. I suggest budgeting $18 for each light up toy you plan to buy.
An ornament for your Christmas Tree will remind of the trip for many years to come. Make sure you date the ornament so you will remember what year you purchased it. I suggest budgeting $30 for an ornament you plan to buy.
Kids love picking out a balloon on Main Street. Remember balloons are not allowed at Animal Kingdom Lodge or Animal Kingdom. Budget $12 for each balloon you plan to buy (remember to bring cash as it is a cash only vendor).
Pressed Pennies are a fun and inexpensive souvenir. With over 500 penny machines throughout the parks and resort, you’ll be able to fill up a pressed penny book in no time. Bring 2 quarters and 1 penny for every Pressed Penny you want to do. Budget $13 for the Pressed Penny Collector Book sold in the gift shops.
Pin trading is a popular souvenir experience at Walt Disney World. You can purchase pins and a lanyard ahead of time on Ebay to save money or wait until you arrive in the park. I suggest you budget $50 for Pin Trading per person that wants to participate.