This year more than ever, we understand the importance of shopping small.
All the better when shopping small also means supporting a worthy cause….and if you’re an avid lover of Disney parks, well, you’re going to love this list because every item on it comes from a talented Disney cast member, past or present.
With a wide range of shops including both full-time businesses and impressive side hustles, you’re sure to see plenty of passion, dedication, and love exhibited in every product.
2020 has been a rough one for many of us, Disney CMs included… So, if you want to shop small while supporting those who have dedicated themselves to creating memories and magic for all, be sure to do some gift shopping from this list (and share it with others too!).
We’ve separated the gifts into categories to make this more readable for your needs (whether you’re shopping for a special occasion or just because), and we hope that reading through all of these gift ideas warms your heart enough to show your support with a purchase or two. Enjoy!
Additional ways to support Disney Cast Members: Check out this recent article from WDW Magazine that details some great Facebook groups to join and reputable organizations to donate to if you’d like to continue supporting Cast Members across the nation.
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From digital prints and paintings to illustrations and handcrafted figurines, the items on this list are made by incredibly talented artists. Have a browse through these stunning items – we’re sure you’ll find something you like.
1. Mid-Century Retro-Inspired Art
Hayden Evans Art designs remarkably vibrant artworks that have a charming, mid-century vibe to them. His designs range from castles in the Disney parks (check out the beautiful print of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland Paris below) to themes such as “ghostly retreats.”
His other products include paintings, apparel, and stickers.
2. Wooden Crafts and “Disney Walls to Go” Paintings
Libos Workshop sells incredibly realistic artwork, such as these “Disney walls to go,” which are modeled after famous walls within Walt Disney World (i.e. Epcot’s gray wall, Epcot’s bubblegum wall, the purple galactic wall). These are the perfect gift for those who wish they could literally “have” a piece of Disney parks.
His other items in his shop include beautiful handcrafted wooden pens, bowls, rings, and more.
3. Rustic Wooden Signs
Plain White Market designs rustic signs with pine wooden frames that are the perfect home decor touches in any home.
Designs range from general sayings and phrases to seasonal and Disney-related, and they’re the type of artworks you’d imagine in every issue of Architectural Digest. They make a beautiful, thoughtful gift for anyone at any time of the year!
4. Geek Portraits & Caricatures
Thom Solo Art designs superhero and spooky pinups, caricatures, and artwork based on almost every geek realm imaginable. His artwork is especially unique with his superhero pinups (as seen below) that combine vintage style with geek in the most beautiful manner.
5. 3D-Printed Handmade Figurines
Sig Mochi Creations makes absolutely darling 3D-printed figurines that are hand painted and made with so much love. We can’t get enough of the adorable Oogie Boogie figurine (shown below), which can be a permanent part of your home decor (because who says he’s only allowed to come out for Halloween and Christmas?).
Reviewers have raved about the art items, saying they’re lightweight, sturdy, and the perfect fixtures to display in your home.
6. Personalized Coloring Book Designs
Logs Art Cabin hand designs personalized coloring book pages and watercolor portraits. These are the perfect gifts for someone’s birthday (or a special occasion), and the detail in the doodles are absolutely incredible (it’s like “Where’s Waldo,” but Disney-fied!).
Prints like the one below are digital and fully customizable with your recipient’s designs/interests.
7. Wooden Kids Art
Forever Kids Art turns a child’s art project into something that can be immortalized in your home. While paper tends to go yellow, a wooden frame will house these memories forever, even into their adulthood.
The 3D element of the art turns this into a shadowbox-type of artwork, which looks even more professional. It’s the most thoughtful, meaningful gift for anyone who has children!
8. Art Prints and Stickers
Bunny Brush Art designs beautiful art prints and stickers themed around Disney, travel, and drinks. The shop’s prints are vibrant and serve as the perfect gifts for anyone. A portion of the Disney-related art, such as the one pictured below, is donated to the Cast Member Pantry.
9. 3D-Printed Doorknobs, Stickers, Nametags, and More
Magic Blvd runs an incredible shop that sells numerous 3D-printed items, such as these absolutely adorable custom Star Wars nametag keychains (which you can specify if you want an Empire or Rebel one).
The shop has expanded immensely to even include Mickey phone stand holders, mailbox flags, and more! The gift ideas are endless when you check out the array of items here.
10. Illustrated Buttons, Plushies, Prints, Keychains, and More
Christie Cox Art designs adorable buttons like this set of four inspired by the Hogwarts houses (why aren’t these the official badges, right?!). They come in sets of 3-6, and designs can be mixed and matched (including Disney, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Studio Ghibli, and more).
The shop also designs plushies, prints, keychains, ornaments, and original artwork that all make delightful gifts.
11. Waterproof Stickers
Plane Crazy Designs hand designs an array of cute waterproof stickers that are sure to delight the avid sticker fanatic. These Starbucks Duffy stickers are perfect for those who are fans of PSL season (and anything related to fall and the most popular coffee chain in the world).
12. Original Illustrations, Paintings, and Stickers
Annie McBeth Illustrations specializes in an array of original illustrations, paintings, prints, and stickers that have a unique touch to them. Some of them are mashups of Disney-related themes (i.e. “haunted Tiki Room birds”) and utilize bright, eye-catching color palettes that are bound to spice up anyone’s wall at home.
Home is where the heart is, right? These gifts are all the most creative homeware items you never even knew you needed until you browsed this article. Go on, give these shops a whirl, and check out what beautiful items they have to showcase!
13. Glitter Starbucks Tumblers
Sparkly Sippers runs a wonderfully enchanting Etsy shop that puts a creative, shiny spin on your traditional Starbucks tumbler – by adding some pixie dust, of course! Her customizable tumblers are available in an array of glittery colors, but the famed product is the 24-oz. sparkly sipper (pictured below) that also GLOWS in the dark!
If you know any Disney AND Starbucks fans, this is the perfect gift – and we won’t judge if you end up keeping them for yourself, since they’re that beautiful!
Check out these adorable tumblers (with reusable straws) from Rock Steady Crafts as well. Most of these products are designs with themes of Disney or seasonal prints:
14. Crossbody Bags, Pillows, Quilts, and Dog Walking Bags
Two Goldens Crafting Co. runs a wonderful shop that makes adorable items for your home, as well as furry friend needs (i.e. doggie bags and collar covers). Their fabrics are whimsical and perfect for any gift, such as this vibrant mermaid pillow below (wouldn’t that look great on ANY couch?).
15. Cuddly Plush Toys
By a Nerd specializes in “adorable creatures created for cuddling,” and we’re in absolute love with every single item. One of the most popular products is definitely the Baby Yoda plush (pictured below), but don’t fear if it sells out – the shop has SO many cute toys to choose from!
These are the perfect gifts for gifting to kiddies in the fam… and to those who are still kids at heart (like us).
Love yourself some Baby Yoda? Check out our article on the best gifts for Mandalorian fans here!
16. Custom Engraved Boards
Made for You Studio engraves personalized teak boards as a thoughtful, meaningful gift for any family. We especially love this custom charcuterie board below, which has a family name engraved into it. Have you ever seen a more beautiful charcuterie board in your life?!
Craw Dad Woodworks also uses his engineering skills to craft beautiful wooden cutting boards, such as this cutting board with a geodesic sphere pattern (inspired by EPCOT):
17. Attractions-Inspired Ornaments
Nthing in Particular makes handmade decor inspired by Disney attractions. One of their sop sellers is this adorable FastPass ornament, inspired by Walt Disney World’s touchpoint system! Simply twist it to turn the green light on and off, and it’ll easily be the highlight of anyone’s tree (or everyday home decor!).
18. Custom Art, Shadowboxes, and Stickers
Styles by Kiim makes beautiful stickers and custom shadowboxes and glass art, like the one below. Her designs are creative and unique, and they certainly make thoughtful gifts for anyone on your list.
19. Patchwork Tote Bags
Braunstons Creations sells colorful tote bags, scrunchies, pot holders, and face masks. Designs are patched together perfectly, like the dog patchwork one below (perfect for those with furry friends in the fam!).
20. Painted Home Decor & Accessories
The Custom Caboodle adds a bit of flair to your average accessories and items around the house, such as these makeup brush holders. They’re mason jars, painted and repurposed to be beautiful decor for your vanity (or kitchen needs).
Colors and finish (matte or glossy) can also be customized, and the shop also makes a variety of other things, such as mirrors, wall decor, and ornaments.
21. Succulent Pot Collections
Succulents Stephs Shop focuses on beautifully-designed pot sets for your succulents. Colors (and secondary colors) can be customized, and even come in a variety of geometric shapes (as seen below). After all, who said that succulents shouldn’t be displayed in funky, chic homes?
22. Seasonal Gifts and Rustic Decor
Divinely Ruby sells beautiful rustic home decor for everyday and seasonal use. While the shop has over 100 styles of ornaments to choose from, these beautiful wooden signs make a great gift to be displayed in anyone’s living space.
23. Hand-Sewn Bags and Face Masks
Sew Its Becky creates hand-crafted face masks, bags, and other accessories that are sure to delight your recipients. We love these coordinating Mickey and Minnie cosmetic bags, which can even double as clutches. How CUTE is that print?!
24. Handmade Pillow Covers and Face Masks
Forever Lavender Designs sells handmade pillow covers and face masks from the cutest fabrics. The pillow cover seen below comes in various sizes and features Mickey and Minnie alongside several famous landmarks, so if you’re gifting for a travel enthusiast, this is an ideal gift.
Om nom nom! If you’re looking for a simple way to ship some baked goods to a loved one (or, if you live nearby any of these shops, some offer curbside pickup), take a look at these incredible shops. Most are owned by talented bakers, pastry chefs, and recipe connoisseurs, so these are some foolproof places to purchase from!
Plus, you can’t go wrong when all of these goodies are made with the most special ingredients: a sprinkle of magic and love.
25. Homemade Decorated Cookies
Swamp Treats makes delightful sweet treats, such as these adorable alligator sugar cookies below. The shop features an array of designs (everything from unicorns to snowflakes), and they’re just as beautiful in your stomach as they are to look at!
26. Themed Candy Bouquets
Mandy’s Dandy Candy sells gorgeous themed candy bouquets for any occasion. Her designs include anything you wish, such as these flowers, anything Disney or sports related, etc. They’re the most thoughtful gifts you can send someone (especially since all the contents are edible)!
27. Decadent Cakes and Sweet Treats
Storybook Delights creates visually stunning (and delicious) cakes, like the one below, that truly blow anything out of the water from any other generic bake shop (Cheesecake Factory, eat your heart out). Whether you’re looking to send cookies, pies, or any other type of dessert, this shop has you covered for all your gifting necessities.
28. Creative Cakesicles
D’s Cakesicles makes beautiful cakesicles fit for a queen! The designs are endless as you plow through all the albums of available color palettes and themes (we dare you to look through all of them without drooling). Plus, they’re even better than cake pops, since they pack more “yum” into every delectable bite!
29. Homemade Macarons
Sweet Creations by Melissa makes delicious macarons in unique flavors, such as strawberry and cream and Kahlua (mmm!). These are the perfect gifts, and you can order them in sets.
30. Homemade Baked Goods
Baker Girl makes fresh goods on a daily basis that make the most delicious gifts for those who can’t get enough noms! All of her recipes utilize family recipes and the highest quality ingredients. Who wouldn’t want to receive a loaf of warm zucchini bread or cookies (shown below)?
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
Looking for some cute apparel and accessories to gift while supporting Disney Cast Members? These shops feature innovative and fun products, all of which are bound to bring a smile to your recipient’s face.
31. Feel-Good Apparel
Happiness is Addictive is a shop dedicated to creating beautiful clothing with a purpose: they’re passionate about spreading laughter and creating smiles worldwide. Their tagline is, “We love bringing our global community together through humor, optimism, cheer, hopefulness, and merriment.”
Who wouldn’t want to buy some of this feel-good clothing?! Check out their inspirational “Be a nice human” unisex hoodie below:
32. Handmade Hair Accessories, Makeup Pads, and Face Masks
Flower Lou Creations runs a shop that handcrafts Disney-fied hair accessories (scrunchies, bows, hair ties), face masks, and adorable custom ears, like these Mickey pom-pom ears, shown below. You can wear them as a headband anywhere, and they come with your choice of a cute fabric bow!
33. Colorful Knotted Headbands, Scrunchies, Pet Collars, and Face Masks
The Pixie Dust Supply Co features gorgeous arrays of handmade accessories (both for you and your pooch). The shop has a wide variety of stunning face masks in every fabric imaginable, as well as matching knotted headbands (shown below), key fobs, and scrunchies.
You’ll never have to worry about going out of fashion with these creations!
34. Custom Sequin Haute Couture Travel Accessories
Happily Ever Haute makes the most dazzling, glam travel accessories embellished with sequin words and phrases for your honeymoon, travel, and everyday needs. Our personal faves are the travel collection (like the “Konnichiwa” hat and “Bon Voyage” beach bag shown below).
The shop also sells adorable earrings, face masks (with chic chains attached so you never lose them), jewelry, headbands, and more.
35. Fandom-Related Skirts and Bows
Fandom Sophisticates handcrafts bows, poodle skirts, and other accessories in relation to your fave fandoms (Star Wars, Disney, Marvel, etc.).
One of their most popular products is a Disney Cast Member nametag shadow box that lights up, but we also love their poodle skirt collection with subtle nods to films like Frozen, as shown below.
36. Keychains, Stickers, and Floral Ears
Magical Morgan Co produces glittery, gorgeous accessories to complement anyone’s lifestyle.
Some of her top sellers include these beautiful Mickey ear and castle keychains, which come in a variety of colors. The shop also carries unique floral ears and a variety of hand-designed stickers that make the perfect gifts for someone special.
Looking for gifts that truly sparkle and shine? These shops specialize in the most dazzling varieties of jewelry (everything from bracelets and earrings to minimalist necklaces and rings).
37. Custom Pet Jewelry
Peridapper makes irresistibly cute custom pet jewelry that are perfect to give any pet owners! Check out the chic dog charm bracelet below, which features four custom charms and bangle colors of rose gold, silver, or gold. It’s the perfect way to showcase how much you love your pets!
38. Polymer Clay Earrings
Ollie Flynn Creations makes adorable polymer clay earrings that make the best gifts for the avid earring lover (who doesn’t love earrings?!). Check out these cute rubber duck dangly boys below – aren’t they the cutest?!
You can also check out Joyful Peach Co, which makes lovely granite and polymer clay stud and dangly earrings, like the ones below:
39. Funky Resin Earrings
Groovy Bi Design creates “funky, fun, and weird resin-based crafts and earrings,” which make for highly creative gifts. We personally love these Ouija board earrings the most – they make for the cutest, most unique presents ever!
40. Personalized Minimalist Jewelry
Button Daisy creates the most dainty minimalist jewelry that complement any outfit. You can choose from necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more in gold, rose gold, and silver settings.
41. Resin Earrings & Acccessories
Inspired Fantasy Co makes beautiful accessories out of glittered resin. These Mickey hoop earrings are the cutest and such a glam way to liven up your outfit!
42. Chic Earrings
Katydid Design Company handcrafts jewelry, such as the gorgeous pair of earrings below. Her designs are fun and versatile, so you can easily buy more than one pair and gift them to the gal in your life who loves adding a sophisticated touch to her outfits!
43. Sparkly Resin Earrings
Fresas Con Crema Shop makes delightful resin earrings that reflect the good vibes we should all have in our lives. Our faves are these “happy ghost” glitter earrings, which also glow in the dark! Talk about a fun way to stand out from the crowd when the lights go out, right?
Bath & Body Products
We all deserve a little pampering and R&R every once in a while. Whether you’re buying these for yourself or gifting them, they’re the perfect treats that guarantee a lot more happy, calm vibes.
44. Handcrafted Soaps and Home Products
Velt Creations sells handcrafted goods like the succulent soap bars below, that are creative gift ideas for anyone who appreciates beautifully-smelling suds. The shop also features an array of other handmade necessities like ornaments, earrings, mugs, keychains, clothing, and more.
45. Scented Candles and Wax Melts
Rusty Nail Candle Co. makes incredibly scented candles and wax melts. One of his scents (as seen below), toasted pumpkin spice, is the perfect gift for anyone who can’t get enough of fall and PSL season!
46. Essential Oils
The shop life unspOILed sells chemical-free essential oils that are perfect for the health and wellness guru in your life. Sets range in themes from wellness boost (as seen below) to migraine relief rollers.
47. Moisturizing Lip Balm
Bene-Bee manufactures moisturizing lip balm, made from beeswax, natural oils, and butters that enhance, protect, and smooth your lips. Flavors include green apple and honey, root beer float, orange mango, vanilla latte, and more. The shop also features body balm, a top seller.
48. Candles, Body Scrubs, and Soaps
A Bohemian Bear specializes in all natural candles, scrubs, and soaps that make the perfect bath and body gifts for one to pamper themselves with. All candles and wax melts are poured with pure soy wax, dyed with all natural dyes, created with lead free wicks, and scented with all natural fragrance and essential oils.
Soaps and scrubs are scented with natural and essential oils, dyed with all natural dyes, and bases are 100% toxin free.
49. Soy Aromatherapy Candles and Wax Melts
SP Luxury Candles makes soy aromatherapy candles that will fill your living areas with the most incredible scents. The beach linen scented candle (as seen below) is the perfect gift for those who want to pretend that they’re always at the beach!
Other scents include frosted juniper, Christmas sangria (WHAT, this is what we all need!), iced mint mojito, and more.
50. Soy Candles
The Good Vibe Candle Co. makes soy candles with high quality ingredients. Some of their products include these adorable tea light candles (shown below), as well as hand-poured soy wax, crystal-infused scented candles.
51. Diffusers, Essential Oils, and Bracelets
Oily Babe Paige creates hand-crafted hanging diffusers (like the cute rainbow yarn one below), essential oil sets, and beaded bracelets. All of her products add magical touches to any gifts you want to send to loved ones!
52. Gift Boxes for Your Pooch
Sit Stay Craft assembles thoughtful gift boxes for your furry friends! These are perfect for gifting to those ‘paw’rents who pamper their dogs like no tomorrow. The gift boxes include a toy, a personalized dog bandana, a collapsible water bowl, paw print ornament kit, and a waste bag holder.
Disney Cast Member-Related Gifts
Lastly, uf you want to gift something meaningful and heartfelt to a Disney CM, then there’s no better way to do this than to support one of the shops below.
These shop owners have poured their heart and soul into their products (much like everyone else listed above), so it’ll truly mean a lot to them when you purchase these thoughtful gifts.
53. Disney-Themed Stickers and Magnets
Arborview Drive designs these magnets with a heartwarming message to those who want to commemorate their time at Disney. The shop also features bestselling items such as custom CM name badges in this same distinct cursive font (customizable for Disneyland or Walt Disney World) and Star Wars-related stickers.
54. Magic Maker Magnets and Stickers
Always Kaley runs an adorable shop that creates memorable magnets and stickers for Disney CMs. If you or someone you know has worked for Disney, these are perfect gifts for ones to cherish forever. The shop also sells stunning abstract paintings that you can display in your workspace.
55. Custom Metallic and Holographic Nametag Stickers
Made by Victoria creates gorgeous stickers and face masks, but these custom holographic decals are our faves. They also come in metallic styles, are personalized with one’s name, and can be customized for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, or Galaxy’s Edge (our personal pick!).
56. Disney Family “Forever and Always” Stickers and Magnets
John Mark Creates designs beautiful sticker sets (like the ones below) that commemorate memories from the Disney parks. The sets are packaged together as shown below and are also available in magnet form (check his shop link for additional options).
These are perfect to stick onto your laptop, water bottles, or frame in a shadow box of memories that you can reflect upon with gratitude.
We Hope You Enjoyed Our Roundup of Magical Shops to Support!
Are you also a Disney CM with an online shop who was furloughed? Feel free to drop your link in the comments section! We hope that this guide served as inspiration for your shopping needs this year, as well as a gentle reminder to always shop small and support local when you’re able to.
And remember, the magic will be with you… always.