Over the past decade and change, Disney has made huge moves, acquiring Marvel, Lucasfilm, and most recently, 21st Century Fox. Although Disney's catalog has expanded to include two of the largest entertainment franchises around--the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars--that doesn't mean classic Disney has been pushed out of view. Mickey Mouse, the most iconic animated character of all time, remains a cultural staple, and people still flock to Disney theme parks (though not nearly as much in 2020). If you have a Disney fanatic in your life, we've rounded up the best Disney gift ideas for 2020.
We've kept the focus on original Disney and Pixar properties for this gift guide, which means no Star Wars or Marvel. However, we also have separate gift guides dedicated to Marvel and Star Wars as well as a bunch more in our 2020 gift guide hub.
While it's certainly possible--and maybe even probable--that the Disney fan on your list already has a subscription to Disney+, a one-year subscription really is the safest gift. Disney+ features a bevy of classic animated Disney movies, Pixar hits, Star Wars films, and Marvel content. And if the person you're shopping for already has a subscription, this gift subscription can still be added to their account.
Lego released this Steamboat Willie kit to celebrate Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary. Fans of Lego and Disney's rich history will surely enjoy building this adorable black-and-white model. It's a sizable build at 751 pieces and comes with cute Mickey and Minnie figures.
A Disney Sketchbook is a fittingly imaginative piece of work that makes for a unique and thoughtful gift for the Disney fan on your list. Inside this hardcover book are sketches and illustrations from animators, dating all the way back to 1928. The evolution of Disney animation is on display here, and that means practically all diehard Disney fans will embrace this coffee table book.
Disney bought the rights to Winnie the Pooh in the 1960s, and the lovable bear has been a staple ever since. This official Pooh Bear plush is equal parts adorable and soft.
Disney's Villainous is a fun asymmetrical board game starring villains from six Disney films. Each player takes command of Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, Prince John, Jafar, Maleficent, or Ursula. Depending on who you play as, you'll have different goals to achieve. The first player to complete their mission wins.
Codenames is a popular party game that tasks you with answering riddles using clues, both pictures and words. The Disney edition skews toward a younger audience, making it great for families to play together this holiday. Codenames is a lot of fun, and games tend to be both breezy and unique.
Toy Story 4 introduced the world to a "toy" having an existential crisis. Forky is perhaps more relatable to adults, but kids will surely love creating their own Forky with this creativity set. It also has materials to create Buzz Lightyear, Bunny, and Ducky.
This large travel backpack features classic Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto. It'd be an ideal gift for boys or girls.
Pillow Pets used to be quite trendy, and while they aren't as in demand as before, they are still cute and comfy. This Mickey Pillow Pet is sure to comfort the youngster in your life who loves Mickey Mouse.
If you're shopping for a baby, chances are they don't know they are a Disney fan just yet. But you can introduce your love of Disney with this cute Mickey Mouse baby blanket. This soft plush blanket has a three color scheme and measures in at 30 x 36 inches.
This five-pack of women's socks features some really cute Disney designs. The set comes with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy socks. They are only available in women's size 7-9.
You can combine the love of Disney with birthstones with these cute Minnie Mouse earrings. All 12 birthstone colors are available, making this a truly special and personal gift.
Simply Modern's Disney tumblers and water bottles feature slick Disney designs featuring Mickey, Minnie, The Lion King, or Jack Skellington. The tumblers are stainless steel and insulated to keep drinks warm or cold.
It's a slinky and a dog--it's Slinky Dog, the toy canine from the Toy Story franchise. This Slinky Dog plus is soft and cuddly, and cloth covers the slinky portion of the little guy to give him optimal cuddle capabilities.
Available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and Lion King is a really neat collection of retro console games. While game adaptations of movies tend to fare rather poorly, Aladdin and Lion King stood out. Both are side-scrolling action games that released for multiple platforms. What's really cool about this collection is that it comes with multiple versions of each game (Genesis, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, etc.) The result is one of the best retro collections around. It should be noted that both of these games, especially Lion King, are quite challenging.
Available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC
If someone on your list loves The Incredibles, there's a solid Lego video game that would make for a nice gift. Lego Disney Pixar's The Incredibles released in 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It covers story beats from both the original movie and The Incredibles 2. Like all Lego games, The Incredibles is wonderful for couch co-op.
Little Golden Books are a fond childhood memory for many, and this box set compiles some of the most iconic Disney Golden Books in one elegant package. The set comes with Alice in Wonderland, Bambi, Cinderella, Dumbo, The Lucky Puppy, Mother Goose, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Scamp, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Three Little Pigs, and The Ugly Duckling. This would be a great gift for kids and parents alike.
One Day at Disney gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite resorts. What's really interesting about this book is that every photograph you'll find was taken on the same day. From Disney Parks to studios and much more, One Day at Disney offers a global look at the many wheels that turn each day to keep Disney chugging along.
Symphony Conductor Mickey is one of the most iconic "roles" the Disney mascot has played in his lengthy career. If we had to pick one Mickey Funko Pop to get the Disney fan in your life, it would certainly be Conductor Mickey. Dressed in his snazzy mouse suit, Conductor Mickey would look great on any Disney fan's shelf.
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