Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort

Holiday Gift Ideas from Around World Showcase at Epcot

posted on December 4th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


World Showcase in Epcot is one of my favorite places to shop at Walt Disney World Resort. With Holidays Around the World returning to Epcot, I recently spent some time strolling through the 11 World Showcase pavilions looking for great gift ideas. Here are a few highlights from my travels.

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Mexico Pavilion – Look for spirited chocolates from Jose Cuervo and Kahlua, along with assorted traditional ceramics in the Plaza de Los Amigos.

Norway Pavilion The Puffins Roost is home to winter sportswear by Helly Hansen and Laila fragrance gift sets by Geir. This pavilion will also offer a new skin care line called “Skin of Norway by Geir,” which will be only found at Epcot for the next six months.

China Pavilion – The House of Good Fortune offers festival ornaments, exquisite crystal jewelry, fine tea sets and merchandise with pandas (who doesn’t love panda bears?!).

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Germany Pavilion – This pavilion has Werther’s Original Caramel in Karamell-Küche, beautiful Reinhard Herzog blown glass ornaments and ornate cuckoo clocks. Look for the Christkindlmarkt located next to the pavilion, which will again offer a Werther’s Original Hot Salted Caramel drink during the holidays (it’s delicious). I also thought the steins with pieces from the Berlin Wall were very unique!

Italy Pavilion – Find panettone, a traditional Italian fruit cake, in Buona Festa, and frangrance gift sets in Il Bel Cristallo.

The American Adventure – I recently shared details in a previous Disney Parks Blog article about the unique “American story” gifts in Heritage Manor. New to the shop are a holiday book by Deanna Bufo Novak that can be personalized and penny themed jewelry.

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Japan Pavilion – I love the handbags by Shinzi Katoh bags found in Mitsukoshi. This shop also contains lovely scarves, hair accessories, pearl jewelry, toys, games and more.

Morocco Pavilion – In this pavilion, look for ornate jewelry and beautiful wooden boxes.

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France Pavilion – Find fragrance gift sets in Plume et Palette & La Signature shops. The Galerie des Halles carries the specially designed Holidays Around the World ornament plus other French-themed items.

United KingdomThe Tea Caddy carries two lovely Twinings teas – Mint Humbug and Jasmine Pearl – presented in decorative baubles. You can also find jewelry by Kitt Heath as well as merchandise for aspiring Time Lords.

Canada PavilionThe Northwest Mercantile now carries coffee and hot chocolate from Tim Hortons. Look for other delicious candy, warm blankets and two cool story books by Nicholas Oldland.

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karen on December 4th, 2013 at 11:14 am

Hi Steven, is there a SKU for the Norge hat and is it something that I can call the Disney Guest services about?

 

Steven Miller on December 4th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

@Karen – Our Merchandise Guest Services team may be able to assist you with that hat. I found the item number in our system – 400005471285.

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Sara on December 4th, 2013 at 11:15 am

Do you know if there’s a way to purchase some of these items over the phone to be shipped? Or possibly online?

 

Steven Miller on December 4th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

@Sara – Unfortunatley, these items are not carried on our Disney Parks online store. Our Merchandise Guests Services may be able to assist you with select items (I stress the word “may”). The team might not have visibility or access to all of the items (especially items from China, Japan and Morocco pavilions).

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Jacqueline on December 4th, 2013 at 11:20 am

Good Morning Steven,

You always get me all excited about Disney merchandise and this takes the cake! At the Canada Pavilion, I love seeing my favourite coffee brand Tim Horton’s and now here it is again.

I’m this close to booking an airline ticket just to get down to that wonderful World Showcase at Epcot. It’s so very tempting!

All the best,
Jacqueline

 

Steven Miller on December 4th, 2013 at 1:29 pm

@Jacqueline – How nice to hear from you! I trust all is well. I was also excited to see items from Tim Horton’s were recently added to the pavilion. Come on down! :)

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Jennifer on December 4th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I agree with Jacqueline, it’s great to see Tim Horton’s in Canada Pavilion! I love the Dr Who merch in UK Pavillion too. If only there were also some Sherlock merch too, I’d be in heaven!

 

Steven Miller on December 4th, 2013 at 1:31 pm

@Jennifer – I agree with all of this! Between the Twinings tea assortment, the great rock merchandise and Doctor Who, the United Kingdom pavilion is one of my favorite spots (oh, of course, there’s the Rose & Crown too). Cheers to you! :)

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Ryan on December 8th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Will Epcot carry any of the Viva! Navidad items featuring Donald, Panchito and my all time favorite…Jose Carioca? “3 Caballeros” merchandise is so difficult to locate throughout the year and I loved what I saw with this particular line.
I know that it’s not available via DisneyStore and when I contacted the site- they said that the company had no information available.
Gracias!

 

Steven Miller on December 11th, 2013 at 10:02 am

@Ryan – I don’t know of any plans to carry the merchandise seen in this article at Epcot or on the Disney Parks online store: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/11/disney-viva-navidad-merchandise-debuts-at-disney-california-adventure-park/

You may want to try our Merchandise Guest Services team as they may be able to assist you. There are two options available to contact them: by telephone at 877-560-6477 or by email at
Merchandise.Guest.Services@DisneyParks.com.

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Lynn on January 23rd, 2014 at 2:53 am

Hi Steven

Last year I found out (after I got home to the UK) that Good Fortune Gifts stock some jade bangles that look so pretty. I was wondering if they have a selection of different sizes and roughly what is the price range? I tried to google it but could only find pictures.

Thank you

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