Souvenir Shopping On A Budget: Gifts For Girls

Souvenir shopping on a budget can be quite tricky at Walt Disney World, and since we talked about souvenir shopping on a budget for boys I thought it would be fun to next take a look at gifts for your little princess!

So let’s go back to the Zawadi Marketplace located in Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House to see what great treasures I was able to find there.

So again my rules for this post were to find gifts that were under $10 (I counted $9.95), these were items that had to be found all over property, are easy to travel with, and would be age appropriate for girls ages 3 and up.

What are we waiting for…let’s get shopping!

Souvenir Shopping On A Budget: Gifts For Girls

Souvenir shopping on a Budget - Girls Walt Disney WorldThis Disney Princess Mini Coloring Set is one of my favorite souvenirs to pick up for girls, because for $6.95 it’s a great value as the weight of the coloring sheets is really heavy and it includes 6 crayons that fit perfectly into purses and ‘Busy Bags’. If you have a little artist, this is a great choice!

Souvenir shopping on a Budget - Girls Walt Disney WorldZoe has hit the age where all she wants is pens and notebooks, and these Pom Pom Pens at $7.95 are a bit of a splurge but they are crazy fun!

Souvenir shopping on a Budget - Girls Walt Disney WorldThese travel Minnie Mouse Toothbrushes are super adorable at $9.95, but in a practical sense I love that the shoes on the base of the brush provide a stable way to store your toothbrush upright while traveling!

Souvenir shopping on a Budget - Girls Walt Disney WorldWhat little Fashionista wouldn’t love this Minnie Mouse folding brush with mirror for $7.95??? It’s a great size for small purses and backpacks!

Souvenir shopping on a Budget - Girls Walt Disney World

And finally, Zoe LOVES these clips with funky colored hair!!! With six clips included per card, $9.95 is actually a good deal for this souvenir!!!

What are some of your favorite souvenirs shopping items when you are on a budget for little girls from Walt Disney World?

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Merida Coronation At The Magic Kingdom

This morning the Magic Kingdom played host to the Merida, from Disney/Pixar Brave,  Coronation making her Disney’s 11th Princess .This was an especially exciting event, because this was the first time Disney held a Coronation of a new Princess publicly.

Merida Coronation

Merida Coronation

Cinderella Castle was all decked out in special banners for the Coronation, and it was even more beautiful than usual!

Merida Coronation

For this exciting event, 2 time Olympic Gold Medal Winner Gabby Douglas and her mother, Natalie, served as emcee, and spoke about their special relationship.

“I admire Merida for being determined and courageous as these are qualities that have had a big impact on my own life and helped me achieve my goals as an athlete,” said Gabby Douglas, gymnastics gold medalist.  “And like Merida, I have a strong relationship with my mom, whose support and belief in me has helped me recognize my own inner princess qualities. It’s really special for us to be here and share in Merida’s celebration, especially on Mother’s Day weekend.”

Merida Coronation

Then it was time for the Merida Coronation!

Merida Coronation

Merida was led to the forecourt of Cinderella Castle on the back of her trusty friend Angus, and followed by banners, a troop of Scottish dancers, and an authentic pipe and drum band. It was amazing!

Merida Coronation

After the processional, Merida was joined on the castle stage by the members of the Royal Disney Princess Court which includes Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Mulan, Pocahontas, Tiana, and Rapunzel for the reading of the Royal Proclamation. It is always a treat to see them all in one place!

Merida Coronation

Merida Coronation

To me, the most special part of Merida’s Coronation was that Queen Elinor had the honor of placing the tiara on Merida’s head making her Disney’s 11th Princess! The celebration of Mother and Daughter was such a touching way to start Mother’s Day Weekend at Walt Disney World! This was the first time that Queen Elinor has appeared at Walt Disney World! I am not going to even try to say that I didn’t cry.

“As a Disney Princess, Merida sets an admirable example for all, being brave, strong, passionate, determined and confident,” said Katherine Sarafian, “Brave’s” producer. “When Queen Elinor placed the crown on Merida’s head, it signified a moment of deep connection, as a mother recognized the spirit, heart and true personality of her daughter. It’s moments like these that encapsulate what is special about being a princess, but also resonate with mothers across the world.”

Merida Coronation

Merida Coronation

Merida Coronation

Merida Coronation

Merida Coronation

What an amazing & fun way to spend the morning!!!

Merida Coronation

Merida Coronation

Merida Coronation

I hope that you enjoy our pictures of the Merida Coronation!

Merida Coronation
Merida Coronation
Merida Coronation

UPDATE!

** We’ve posted several additional pictures on our Facebook Page! Take a peek! **
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