Holiday Gifts for Disney Adults – Here’s What They’ll Love

by | Nov 9, 2022 | Disneyland Merch, Disneyland Parks, WDW Blog, WDW Merch

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Find Christmas gifts for Disney Adults from the brands that we know they are already looking for. These gift ideas are both stylish and fun…

The term “Disney adult” has certainly become a divisive one. Some, uh, adult Disney fans refuse to be associated with the title, while others wear their Disney adult status with pride. I’m unsure if I fully identify with the term, but I certainly don’t shy away from it.

When used with a negative connotation, the label suggests that Disney adults can’t get over the magic of their childhood and haven’t moved on to more ✨mature✨ pastimes. As someone who has many adult hobbies outside of hitting the parks and who cries at the sight of fireworks over Magic Kingdom, I’m willing to dismiss those claims and go about enjoying my Dole Whip.

This year, countless Disney adults will gather ’round the Christmas tree in gleeful anticipation. While it may seem easy to gift them anything with Mickey Mouse slapped on it, I highly suggest you avoid it! While outsiders may not know it, Disney adults are true connoisseurs of all things magical. Each holiday season, Disney adults go home with a sack full of Mickey Mouse socks and Eeyore t-shirts which may never be worn. It’s the thought that counts, of course, but the truth is that non-Disney fans often miss the mark!

If you want to make the holidays magical for the Disney adult in your life (but don’t quite know where to start), look no further: this is the ultimate Disney adult gift guide!

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Assorted Disney Spirit Jerseys

For those who haven’t turned to the Disney side, you’re probably not familiar with the significance of spirit jerseys. Spirit jerseys are oversized, uber-snuggly long-sleeve shirts that have become coveted Disney collectibles. Often, they’re designed to match Mickey ears, hats, and even shoes – making them the perfect park staple!

Disney releases a handful of designs each year featuring signature colors, beloved characters, and park icons. Considering Mickey ears are only socially acceptable to wear at Disney parks, I would argue that spirit jerseys are the ultimate wearable collector’s item!

Mickey Mouse Holiday Spirit Jersey

Mickey Mouse Holiday Spirit Jersey Sweater

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🎁Price:$89.99

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The holiday spirit and spirit jerseys go together like hot cocoa and teeny tiny marshmallows. This spirit jersey features Mickey Mouse strolling through a winter wonderland bundled up in a Santa hat and Christmas sweater. On the back of the jersey, the iconic retro “Walt Disney World” logo appears in white letters as cardinals flutter around it. Snowflakes, holly, and ribbons accent the sleeves.

Disneyland Navy & Gold Spirit Jersey

Mickey Mouse Disneyland Spirit Jersey Holiday Gifts for Disney Adults

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🎁Price: $74.99

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One of the best things about spirit jerseys is the massive range of options to choose from. Some prefer busier, more detailed designs such as the holiday Mickey jersey. Others prefer simple designs like this navy and gold style, which features minimalist accents like the metallic Mickey head on the left chest.

Like most spirit jerseys, a Disney parks logo appears across the back shoulders (this one being Disneyland).

For those on a budget, spirit jerseys are typically the piece of merch we Disney adults pick up and fawn over while in the gift shop, take a nervous peek at the price tag, and immediately put it back on the rack. If the Disney adult in your life is anything like me, a spirit jersey will make for that perfect always-want-it-but-never-buy-it gift for your loved one.

These designs are just a couple of examples of classic spirit jerseys. You can check out the full online selection here!

Disney Kitchen Tools

Disney adults will take any opportunity to incorporate Disney magic into their day-to-day. Disney kitchen tools provide the perfect opportunity to bring a little bit of captivation into your cooking!

Mickey Mouse Popcorn Popper

Mickey Mouse Popcorn Popper

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🎁Price: $39.99

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A fan would tell you that nothing could make a Disney movie better; an exception being popcorn, of course! Each time your loved one cuddles up to watch a Disney classic, they’ll be reminded that you gifted them an adorable popcorn maker. 

If you want to check out their entire selection, don’t miss out on these kettle-style Mickey Mouse, Toy Story, and minimalist Pixar designs!

Mickey and Friends Slow Cooker

Mickey Mouse and Friends Slow Cooker

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🎁Price: $59.99

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Slow cookers are just not exciting. Practical? Yes. Exciting? No. If your loved one has a slow cooker on their wishlist but you don’t want to be the person who gifted just a regular ole’ slow cooker, opt for this adorable Disney twist! Plus, you might get some good pot roast out of the deal. 

Disney Loungefly Backpacks

Loungefly backpacks are another Disney adult must-have. To the outside world, it’s likely that one would spot a tiny backpack and say, “hey, cute tiny backpack!”. But Disney fans can recognize Loungefly backpacks from a mile away, known for their structured yet soft vegan leather bodies, compact design, and clever use of garment construction.

Piglet Pink Loungefly Backpack

Minnie Mouse Loungefly Mini Backpack Gifts for Disney Adults

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🎁Price: $98.00

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This new bag is a spin on the classic Loungefly backpack. Their bags typically take a firm shape with a flat bottom and rounded top, with one large compartment and a smaller pocket on the front of the bag. This design incorporates fuzzy “Piglet Pink”-hued fabric, two ears and a structured bow to create a cozy Minnie Mouse feel. Disney often releases merchandise in a particular trademarked hue; this year, “Piglet Pink” has stolen the hearts of Disney adults – making this bag highly coveted.

Ratatouille Loungefly Backpack

Ratatouille 15th Anniversary Loungefly Mini Backpack Christmas Gifts for Disney Adults

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🎁Price: $85.00

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Loungefly has partnered with Disney for years, but recently their bags have become far more elaborate. This new Ratatouille Loungefly backpack is a perfect example of how their designers incorporate movie motifs into the natural construction of their backpacks.

Red gingham print mimics a Parisian picnic blanket stocked with wine, bread, and cheese. Our favorite rat chef sits atop the spread, looking as proud as ever! The Ratatouille-inspired bag is great for Disney adults who can typically be found eating around the world at EPCOT.

Loungefly has designed a bag for just about any Disney-affiliated franchise you can think of. Black Panther? They’ve done it! Star Wars? You betcha. If Minnie Mouse or Ratatouille doesn’t strike your Disney adult’s fancy, you’re sure to find a franchise that does.

Nostalgic Park Tribute Clothing

Most Disney adults are such die-hard fans because they hold precious childhood memories that took place in the parks. Disney recently released a collection of clothing that conjure memories of family vacations past, enchanting adult fans everywhere!

This collection will make for great gifts for Disney adults this year (and might even cause a few tears to be shed). 

Retro Walt Disney World Sticker Pants

Walt Disney World Retro "Stickers" Pants

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🎁Price: $49.99

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These drawstring pants are more than fashionable, they’re comfortable! Disney adults have to frequently battle between fashion and functionality when they’re about to head to the parks. Make the choice a bit easier for them with these adorable sticker drawstring pants!

Walt Disney World Nostalgic Button Down

Mickey Mouse and Friends Woven Shirt

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🎁Price: $59.99

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Breezy button-down shirts are a must for hot Florida days. For Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, they released this so-retro button-down shirt! The Disney adult in your life is sure to light up when they open this gift.

Gift Ideas for Disney Adults

Whatever you choose for the Disney adult in your life, they’re sure to love the magic that you’ve brought to the holiday season. But did you really get it if you didn’t show it off? Tag us on social media so we can share your gift ideas!

Written by Evelyn Long

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Evelyn Long is a proud University of South Florida Bull and Disneyphile. She has been going to Walt Disney World since she was a child and is now an Annual Passholder. Witnesses say she has unashamedly cried at the sight of the Magic Kingdom Rapunzel bathrooms on multiple occasions.
Evelyn Long

Written by Evelyn Long

Evelyn Long is a proud University of South Florida Bull and Disneyphile. She has been going to Walt Disney World since she was a child and is now an Annual Passholder. Witnesses say she has unashamedly cried at the sight of the Magic Kingdom Rapunzel bathrooms on multiple occasions.