Tell me I’m not alone and that we all have at least one person on our list that’s hard to shop for. You know the type: they buy themselves whatever they want; they already have everything they need; they can’t think of a single suggestion when you ask for the hundredth time what they’d like to find from you under the tree. Sound familiar?
This year, I’m planning to treat these difficult-but-worth-it recipients to personalized, one-of-a-kind gifts. Lucky for me, there are plenty of options right here at Disney Springs. Read on for a few of my favorite spots to score fabulous, custom-created finds:
Arribas Brothers – A custom frame to display your favorite memory from 2021? Glassware etched with a beloved Disney character and any name you choose? A silhouette portrait to capture a moment in time? All of these treasures can be found in one spot and that spot is the beloved Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers.
Art Corner – What’s in name? Whatever you want! One of the coolest options at this artist-led retail store is custom name art; the graffiti styling is oh-so-hip and the graphics and color combos seem nearly endless. For something just as fun, hand-drawn caricatures are available, too, for pets or people … it’s your choice!
D-Tech on Demand – For trendy tech lovers, a custom phone case is a no-brainer. But for me, the made-to-order MagicBand is the way to go, because let’s just agree now that you can never have too many Theme Park accessories.
Disney’s Days of Christmas – Here, you can customize almost any ornament with a name or year. When my son was born, we started a tradition where every year, everyone in our family gets to pick out one new ornament for our tree; he’s only four, but already, he’s so proud of his little collection, curated just for him!
Disney’s Wonderful World of Memories – Tucked into the back corner of the Marketplace, this small-but-mighty shop is a must-shop spot for custom Disney mementos. From Mickey ear hats to fanny packs, there’s something for everyone. (See note above regarding theme park accessories.)
Levi’s – One of Disney Springs’ best-kept secrets is the Tailor Shop at Levi’s. Denim dreams come true here, with a talented team who can transform old jeans into cute cutoffs, patch a plain ole’ jean jacket to give it playful personality, and make a standard button down stand out with style. If you have an idea for a custom denim fashion piece, there’s a good chance that Levi’s tailor can make it happen!
Pele Soccer – Know someone who’s obsessed with the beautiful game? Any true futbol fan would cherish a custom-created jersey that makes them feel like part of the team.
Ring Carvers – This Marketplace staple has been carving custom initial and name rings for decades. Made of solid sterling silver, each ring is a tiny work of art, hand-carved by a true artisan.
Sanuk and UGG – Whether you pick a pair of comfy boots or slide-on shoes, these locations will work with you to create unique designs that you’re unlikely to spot on anyone else’s feet. A winning gift for fashionistas with flair.
Vera Bradley – I’m from the south, where monograms are welcome on just about anything! Make your mark on backpacks, lunch bags, duffels and more at this pattern-lovers’ paradise.
So … did anything spark your interest? I hope this list got your creative gift-giving juices flowing. If you do end up gifting (or getting!) anything mentioned here, share your photos using hashtag #DisneySprings for your chance to be featured on our social media accounts. For more gift-giving inspiration, be sure to follow us on Instagram via @DisneySprings. ‘Til then, happy shopping and may you find “happily whatever you’re after!”