First of all, what is a Tinkerbell gift? These are little surprise gifts that magically appear each day of your Disney vacation. These gifts are provided by you, not Disney. It’s a fun tradition that a lot of parents have started doing for their kids during their Disney World vacations. You can pick up these little items before your trip (and save loads) or during your trip. It’s a great way to encourage good behavior from your kids on the trip. So here are some more details if you are thinking about doing Tinkerbell Gifts at Disney World!
Tinkerbell Gift Rules
The great thing about Tinkerbell Gifts is that you can customize the rules to your liking! If your goal is to find a way to encourage good behavior during trips, you can provide a short list of rules that are tied to the gifts.
Unveiling the gifts can be done in a variety of ways. Tuck the treats away for a surprise in the morning before you hit the Disney World parks. Bonus points if you consider wrapping the gifts for extra fun. If you are worried about needing some incentive for good behavior as the day and heat wear on your kids, sneak the gifts into park bags and give out during long lines, waiting for parade, etc.
Tinkerbell Gift Ideas
Small Gifts Pre-purchased Ahead of Time
There are plenty of great places in your hometown that you can pick up some treasures from Tinkerbell. First stop head to your Dollar Tree, Five Below, and other dollar type stores! I have found countless awesome little trip items here, like Frozen hand sanitizer wipes at Dollar Tree! Another great stop is Target, they have the dollar bin section as well.
If you want to give your kids the freedom to pick out their own gift but limit their spending amount use Disney gift cards. If you pick them up at Target or a wholesale club (Sam’s, BJ’s, etc.) you can even save money!
Kids Gift Coupons
You can always surprise your kids ahead of time with a set of Disney kids coupons! Each coupon can be redeemed for a different gift you can find around Disney World like clothes, popcorn, toys, etc. In order to do this you can make your own set of Disney coupons or get this super cute set over on Etsy!
Order Small Gift Online
The hassle of running around to a bunch of different store isn’t always for everyone. Life gets crazy, especially when you are prepping to go on a vacation with so much extra to do!
- Tsum Tsums
- Glow Sticks, Glow accessories are perfect for night-time shows at Disney! They will save you a fortune compared to purchasing the night-time glow toys Disney sells.
- Costume of their favorite character
- Pressed Coin Collector Books
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!