I remember when my family would visit Disneyland our vacation wouldn’t even be over before we started feeling the Disney blues. One way to combat the sad feeling that your vacation is over is to start planning your next vacation. Sometimes after spending all your money on churros you really can’t afford another vacation. If that’s the case, there are plenty of other things that will add a touch of magic to your day. I did some digging on Amazon and found some things that will kick the postpartum Disney depression and also won’t break the bank. I’m a little embarrassed to say that I own most of the things on this list!
- Mickey Waffle Maker: This is my favorite Disney product available on Amazon. I used this waffle maker to create my Copycat Pumpkin Spice Mickey Waffles last Christmas and the appliance been holding up really well since then. The waffle is “child-sized,” so you’ll need to make two for yourself! Perfect for a Christmas morning breakfast.
- Disney Parks Presents: it’s a small world: The illustrations in this children’s book are inspired by Mary Blair’s animation and includes a singalong version of it’s a small world on a C.D. (What’s a C.D.??) This would be cute as a gift for a little one, or for a nursery…or for your own bookshelf.
- Adult Coloring Books: I’m pretty partial to Disney Coloring Books for Adults. They’re a therapeutic way to pass the time and they come in hardback. Great for long road trips. Also, this isn’t Disney, but in the spirit of 90’s nostalgia, there’s a Splat-Nickelodeon color book that looks awesome as well.
- Disney Cookbook: If you’re going to buy a Disney cookbook then I highly recommend Eat Like Walt. This cookbook doesn’t just list copycat recipes, but also explores the history of Disney Park food with pictures and stories of Walt’s era. One of the best gifts you could give to a Disney foodie!
- Historical Disney Books: If you’re a huge Disnerd I suggest The Disneyland Story which tells the story of Disneyland from conception to what is today. And, if you’re willing to invest in a little Disney history, I also advise looking into Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation. It’s a beautiful coffee table book, telling the stories of the first female Animators at Disney.
- Disney Pixar Oval Slow Cooker: I’m kinda pushing it as far pricing, but $35 ain’t bad for a good kitchen appliance. And if you’re gonna have a crockpot, you should definitely have a Disney/Pixar crockpot! These are a fairly new to Amazon and already very popular among Disney enthusiasts.
- Disney Park Guide Books: Guidebooks are fun to read whether you’re planning a vacation or not. They’re full of tips, tricks, pictures, hotel and dining reviews, so they’re perfect to conjure up a Disney daydream. The most thorough and reliable book is the Unofficial Guide.
- Postcards: There’s something so personable about getting a piece of mail sent to you from a friend or a loved one. I send the Art of Disney/Pixar postcards to my clients to wish them well on their vacations because they’re so darn cute. Postcards also make great collectibles and artwork for around the house!
- Danielle Nicole Bags: Anything by Danielle Nicole is friggin’ adorable and most of the products sold in the parks are available on Amazon as well. But, not everything is what most of us would call “affordable.” She does have some small cosmetic bags for about $18.00, featuring the dwarfs.
- Mickey Tea Strainer: Are you ready for the cutest “Hidden Mickey” tea strainer ever? This is a Disney Parks official item, no longer available on disneyshop.com and only sold by third-party sellers on Amazon. I can’t guarantee this item will always be available, but for the time being it’s there!
It’s the middle of February and you’re longing for the Florida sun and a hug from your favorite mouse. Sometimes all you need is a Mickey mug and your favorite Disney movie. Add a Disney podcast to the mix and you’ll start feeling better in no time. I personally like to listen to the background music they play at the parks and read a good Disney history book. Whatever your preference is, it’s perfectly healthy to add a little pixie dust to your day…At least that’s what I tell myself.
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