06 December 2010

Hung by the chimney with care

I’m not in the habit of doling out gift giving advice; it is typically not one of my strong suits. However, as a child and adult I have always loved exploring the contents of stockings. There is something about the small presents that has always warmed my heart and seems to reach deeper into who a person is than any larger gift could illuminate. With that in mind, here are a few trifles sure to warm the heart of the Disney enthusiast in your life.Vinylmation Figures – While it’s true that several Vinylmation series are packaged blind, there are plenty of sets which are visible before purchase. From films like Toy Story and The Nightmare Before Christmas to characters and animal sets, there is a figure fit for every type of collectors.

Disney Racers – More for the boys, or boys who never grew up, these die cast cars use characters from films and attractions as the basis for the car bodies. Mickey and other classic characters kick the cars into gear, while a subset of Star Wars vehicles is a pursuit all its own.

Imagineering Field Guides – In the past year, the field guides penned by Imagineers, more specifically Alex Wright, updated two volumes and completed a tour of all the parks of Walt Disney World. These small texts may not be handy for in the park use, but make great reads prior to and in between trips.

Character Writing Implements – Found in almost any souvenir shop, pens and pencils featuring silhouettes of Mickey and Winnie the Pooh’s companions are perfect smile grabbers for any age group.

Anything from the Confectioneries – With sweet shops in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Downtown Disney there are a wide variety of snacks to pack stockings with. Cookies, fudge, popcorn, chocolate covered snacks, and many other single serving and packaged treats will offer unique bites for loved ones’ stockings.

These are just a few of the many wonderful small presents that could light up the holidays for your favorite Mouse-eared loved one. I hope that whatever you choose to stuff your stockings with, that your holidays are bright.

1 comment:

DD said...

:) I'm doing a series on this right now as we speak. Do you like the viny-mation stuff? It makes me want to stab myself in the eye with my wand. haha

Hope you're well!