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Two things that reliably make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside are A.) the holiday season and B.) Disney marathons. If there’s a Star Wars superfan or would-be Lion King on your Christmas list, we just might have found the perfect presents for them. (Hope they like waffles!)

1. Disney Park Minis Mini Backpack by Loungefly; $94

Much like the parks it homages, this stylish pack from Loungefly is full of cozy little hangout spots—albeit for your odds, ends, and knickknacks. Classic attractions like Disney’s Mad Tea Party adorn the charming allover exterior. To boot, you’ve got multiple compartments, including some handy dandy side pockets. If you want to see Loungefly’s selection of Disney wallets, they’ve got a range of designs like Dumbo ($45), Little Mermaid ($40), and Alice in Wonderland ($45).

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2. Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker; $50

Now, the bane of Palpatine’s Empire and the First Order can be your loved one’s breakfast MVP. Easy to clean and (arguably) easier to store with its wrap-able cord, this stylish gadget has dual indicator lights that’ll guide anyone through the waffle-making process. Cue the joyous Wookiee noises!

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3. PIXAR Movie Night Collection; $7-$23

We could all do with some comfort food and cuddly companions right now. PIXAR’s got our back: is selling a line of plush characters from Finding Nemo (2003), Monsters, Inc. (2001), and other hit movies. Pick out your loved one’s favorites and pair them with a Pizza Planet popcorn popper. (Say that five times fast!)

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4. Lion King “Return to Pride Rock” Gallery Wrapped Canvas by Thomas Kinkade Studios; $89

The Lion King (1994) remains one of the most impactful movies in Disney’s entire catalog. If you know someone who can’t get enough of it, why not gift them this gorgeous, museum-quality scene featuring Simba, Nala, Zazu, and the magnificent Pride Rock itself?

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5. Mickey Mouse and Friends Throw Blanket; $40

Your loved one probably can’t go to Disney World right now, but you can (kind of) bring the park to them. This throw blanket is festooned with a whimsical map featuring Pirates of the Caribbean, Cinderella Castle, Expedition Everest, and lots of other must-see destinations at one of the Happiest Places on Earth.

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6. Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, The Ultimate History // David Gerstein and J.B. Kaufman; $25

You might not know this, but before the concept of Mickey Mouse was fully fleshed out, Walt Disney and animator Ub Iwerks originally wanted to name him “Mortimer Mouse.” Old Mort didn’t stick around, but Mickey sure did. Read about that and much more in this richly illustrated book chronicling the history of the world’s most successful rodent mascot (sorry, Charles).


7. Disney Character Insulated Water Bottles; $30

You’ve got a nice range of options on these insulated water bottles from Simple Modern, whether the Disney fan on your list is more of a classic Mickey Mouse person or tends to go for 1993’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. These vacuum-insulated bottles are made of stainless steel, so they’ll keep drinks at just the right temperature for hours.

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8. Baby Yoda iPhone Case; $35

Disney+’s The Mandalorian has surpassed Netflix’s Stranger Things as America’s most-watched original streaming series. A big ingredient in the show’s success is The Child. Informally nicknamed “Baby Yoda,” his grinning likeness adorns this durable cover built for the Apple iPhone X.

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9. Mulan Bangle by Alex and Ani; $37

“Live With Honor.” That’s the message engraved on the back of a beautiful Mulan portrait included with this brass/enamel bangle, and any Disney fan can wear these words with pride. (And say hi to Mushu for us if you see him.)

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10. Disney Parks “My Happy Place” Knit Pom-Pom Hat; $25

Winter is coming, but the good news is that fans can warm up with this cheerful pom-pom hat. Powder blue with silver thread details, it will make a welcome addition to any December wardrobe.

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11. Steamboat Willie LEGO Set; $90

This 751-piece LEGO set perfectly recreates Mickey Mouse’s first appearance in the cartoon short “Steamboat Willie.” Everything from the steamboats paddles and steampipes to minifigures of Mickey and Minnie are included here. And the whole set faithfully adheres to the black-and-white aesthetic of the original.

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