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.
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?!).
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.
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.
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 Kingdom – The 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 Pavilion – The 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.