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Make Mother’s Day Magical with the Perfect Disney Gift

Sam Hendricks

by , Communications Specialist, shopDisney & Disney store North America

Whether helping us to whistle while we work or performing incredible supermom feats, surely we can all agree that our moms deserve a major award for everything they’ve done for us. There are so many sweet ways to say, “thank you,” this Mother’s Day, and I’ve put together some of my favorite Disney gift ideas sure to warm the heart of the mother figure in your life.

Speaking of major awards for mom, I think it’s safe to say that a full-sized loving cup trophy may not be the most practical gift. However, this Minnie Mouse “Best Disney Mom” Figural Ornament makes for an absolutely adorable trophy to show your appreciation. Mom can also proudly flaunt just how amazing she is in a fun “Happiest Mom on Earth” Tee, emblazoned with the Mickey Mouse and Sleeping Beauty Castle icons.

Who’s your favorite Disney mother-child duo? It’s hard to choose, but I can especially relate to the deep bond between Mei and her mother, Ming, captured in this charming picture book, “Like Mother, Like Daughter”, inspired by Pixar’s “Turning Red.” Another iconic pair is Dumbo and his mother, Mrs. Jumbo, and this Dumbo Dooney & Bourke Tote Bag, with its joyful pattern featuring everyone’s favorite flying elephant, is an adorable callback to the classic film. (Pro tip: if you want to pull at your mom’s heartstrings extra hard, play the song “Baby Mine” when you give her the gift!) And of course, who could forget Bambi and his mother, featured together in this sweet Mother’s Day 2022 Limited Release Pin. These thoughtful gifts are available on shopDisney, and the Dumbo Dooney & Bourke Line can also be found at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

Mickey Candle, H2O+ set, and "Encanto" inspired makeup: lip gloss, blush, and brushes

Even the mightiest of supermoms need some rest and relaxation every once in a while, and shopDisney has just what you need to spoil your mom with the perfect spa day. Light up a cozy cinnamon and sugar churro scented Mickey Mouse Candle and let mom luxuriate with the Disney Resorts Sea Marine Hair and Body Care 3-piece Set by H2O+. Finish things up by adding a special touch of magic with the Alamar cosmetic collection inspired by the film “Encanto”. The vibrant “Hermosa Rosa” Blush“¡Dimelo Cantando!” Lip Gloss, and ”My Best Self Duo” Complexion Brushes make for a truly enchanting combo.

Make your mom not only the “happiest mom on earth,” but the most stylish. This dazzling Mickey Mouse “Mom” Necklace, as well as the Minnie Mouse and Lilo & Stitch “Mom” Bolo Bracelets with sparkling charms, are only several pieces from the elegant assortment of jewelry on shopDisney centered on celebrating that very special member of your family.

Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort guests can find even more jewelry made especially for mom with these new charms from Pandora Jewelry. The Minnie Mouse heart charms feature an adorable handwritten “Mom” motif and “Best Mom Ever” inscription, and the Incredibles Super Mom Dangle Charm is perfect for showing mom that she’s your hero. 

Available at Elias & Co. and Off the Page at Disneyland Resort as well as at Ever After Jewelry Co. and Legends of Hollywood at Walt Disney World Resort are these elegant Citizen watches featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Designed and crafted with intricate details like the crystal-framed case on the Mickey Crystal Watch, these timepieces are as stylish as they are useful. All Citizen watches are also sustainably-powered by Eco-Drive, Citizen’s exclusive technology that never requires a battery.

If delicious food is your preferred way to celebrate this special day, look no further than Main Street Confectionary at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, three new pastries, each showcasing different candy bars and chocolate, are now available. The SNICKERS® Poundcake is baked with SNICKERS® inside and topped with even more chopped SNICKERS® as well as a chocolate and caramel drizzle. Drooling yet? I’m not done! There’s also the DOVE® Rugelach, a handmade pastry rolled with layers of DOVE® chocolate, and the 3 MUSKETEERS® Quesitos, a flaky handmade pastry filled with cream cheese and chopped 3 MUSKETEERS®, drizzled with chocolate.

Amorette’s Patisserie Mother's Day desserts

Don’t forget to stop by Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs! From May 6-9, guests can indulge in the “I Love You Mom” Dessert, a delightfully mouthwatering coconut chiffon cake topped with coconut cream, chocolate mousse, and Grand Marnier jam. Suffice to say all moms with a sweet tooth will no doubt be very happy this Mother’s Day.

Supermoms assemble! Let mom know she’s your ultimate hero with “The Avengers” themed pieces from Pandora Jewelry. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will love the sterling silver Pandora Moments snake chain bracelet that features a clasp engraved with the iconic Avengers logo. Or maybe your mom is more interested in harnessing the power of the Infinity Stones. The Infinity Gauntlet is reimagined as an elegant 14k gold-plated ring that features six colorful lab-created crystals, representing the most coveted objects in the universe, the Infinity Stones.

The Loungefly Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Backpack and Zip-Around Wallet inspired by Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Magic”

Stop the hands of time to make this Mother’s Day last as long as possible. The Loungefly Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Backpack and Zip-Around Wallet inspired by Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Magic” are fun must-haves for moms and Masters of the Mystic Arts alike! Both accessories are made with vegan leather and gold hardware and feature Doctor Strange and a glow-in-the-dark Eye of Agamotto front and center.

Prepare mom to be enchanted with these candy-colored accessories from Stoney Clover Lane’s Disney Princess collaboration. The Never Stop Dreaming Heart Pouch is decorated with a pink design featuring beloved leaders such as Tiana, Jasmine, Cinderella, Belle, and more! The Live the Dream Fanny Pack features a lovely pattern showcasing Princess Tiana and her firefly friend Ray. Both items are perfect for carrying makeup, phone, keys, and other princess necessities safely on the go!

With gifts like these, you won’t have to visit a galaxy far, far away to have an amazing Mother’s Day! Mom can view her own destiny with the Star Wars | DIFF eyewear collection. This visionary collaboration features artistically designed frames, inspired by characters such as Boba FettPrincess Leia, and R2D2, as well as vehicles, like Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Starfighter. DIFF offers prescription and  blue light glasses as well as sunglasses, each pair handcrafted with care using premium, designer quality material.

Additional Star Wars offerings mom will love include Trends International: 2023 Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy Wall Calendar as well as the thrilling Padmé Amidala adventure, “Queen’s Hope,” the sequel novel to the New York Times best-seller “Queen’s Shadow.”

Star Wars | Vera Bradley Collection patterns

Mom can also merge fashion with the Force with the Kyber Krystal Radiance Rings and Pendant from Star Wars Fine Jewelry. Designed with a star motif along with Swiss blue topaz and deep pink amethyst center stones, these pieces embody the enduring phrase: “May the Force be with you.” And releasing in May, just in time for Mother’s Day, is the Star Wars | Vera Bradley Collection, adorned with eye-catching patterns that incorporate iconic Star Wars characters and symbols.

More fun gifts are the Star Wars LEGO® Helmets and Diorama Sets. You and mom can focus like Jedi Masters to create detailed replica helmets of Darth VaderBoba FettScout Troopers, and more! Each helmet comes with a display stand and nameplate, making them striking collectible centerpieces in your home or office once built. If you and mom are more interested in reliving beloved Star Wars moments, endeavor together on a creative and challenging mission to build LEGO dioramas depicting nostalgic scenes like the Death Star trench run or Luke Skywalker’s Jedi training on Dagobah. The diorama sets will be available starting April 26. Happy building, and may the Force be with you!

Both little ones and moms who want to bond together over a good book will love National Geographic’s “Fly With Me! A Celebration of Birds through Pictures, Poems and Stories,” a thoughtful treasury of photography, and lyrical text, curated by a family of birders, author Jane Yolen and her three children. Other great picks include “National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry: More than 200 Poems With Photographs That Float, Zoom, and Bloom!” as well as “Treasury of Magical Tales From Around the World,” both beautiful and engaging family reads to share together. “Welcome to the World: A Keepsake Baby Book”  is a wonderful gift for new moms. This memory scrapbook is filled with beautiful National Geographic photographs as well as inspirational passages and prompts just waiting for new moms to add their own child’s memories.

I’m sure many of us have fond childhood memories of our mothers reading our very favorite books to us over and over… and over again. What better way to say thanks to our moms for indulging us in our favorite storybooks when we were young than with some books that they can enjoy for themselves? Help mom unleash her inner genius with “1,001 Ways to Be Creative: A Little Book of Everyday Inspiration,” a treasure trove of ideas and tips for adding an extra touch of creativity and ingenuity to your daily life. Or let mom indulge in the sophisticated and dynamic world of wine with “The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia.” Additionally, nature lovers will enjoy the second edition of “National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America,” which includes a new “Backyard Basics” section with tips on attracting and feeding birds and creating bird-friendly landscapes from one’s very own home.

Trying to find a way to help mom satisfy her wanderlust and sense of adventure? “National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs” is a spectacular visual journey experienced through breath-taking photographs by award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths, enhanced by brief essays as well as lyrical quotes from scholars and poets. For those who’d rather experience gorgeous landscapes in person, “1,000 Perfect Weekends: Great Getaways Around the Globe” is an inspiring collection of nearly 20 years’ worth of weekend adventures, from a relaxing spa retreat at Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, to sailing excursions off the coast of the Bahamas. 

So many wonderful gifts, so hard to choose! No matter what surprise you have in store, as long as it’s prepared with lots of love, I have no doubt it’s sure to put a smile on mom’s face this Mother’s Day!

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