These Are the Best Resort Gift Shops at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort hotels are full of immersive theming, dining, recreational activities, and even shopping that make them worth a visit during a day outside of the theme parks.

While all of the resorts carry some similar Disney merchandise, like Minnie ear headbands, T-shirts, and hoodies, along with sundries and toiletries, there are some resort shops that are especially memorable.

These are the hotel gift shops you can’t miss while resort hopping around Walt Disney World:

Zawadi Marketplace at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Zawadi Marketplace, Disney Resort Shops

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Located right off the lobby in Jambo House, this main Animal Kingdom Lodge shop stocks some of the most unique items found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Many of the Animal Kingdom-specific apparel items and accessories can also be purchased here, as well as a selection of handcrafted African artwork and home decor.

Zawadi Marketplace is also home to a wide variety of African wines, so if you are looking to pick up a bottle of wine to take home (in your checked luggage!) or something to sip on while in your hotel room, this shop is a great place to stop.

BouTiki at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

BouTiki at Disney's Polynesian Resort

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In addition to having an absolutely adorable name, BouTiki at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has lots of variety for a resort gift shop. This location offers a mix of standard Disney merchandise like pins T-shirts, along with Polynesian-inspired souvenirs like Mickey-shaped chocolate coconut candies, and clothing and accessories inspired by the resort and Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom.

BouTiki also stocks designer Disney merchandise like Lilly Pulitzer items and Dooney and Bourke bags, along with the Kona blend of Joffrey’s Coffee (ground or whole bean for you to take home.)

Basin White at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Basin White at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

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Basin has two locations at Walt Disney World making this shop a convenient stop at either Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or Disney Springs. The shop at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is much smaller, but rather unique as most Disney resorts do not have this type of specialty gift shop.

At Basin, Guests can shop for a variety of scented bath bombs, handmade soaps, lotion, exfoliating products, and more. Many of the soaps and bath bombs are even Disney-inspired, and since the bars of soap are sold by weight you can find some of the most reasonably priced (and useful!) souvenirs right at the resort.

Bayview Gifts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Bayview Gifts, Disney's Contemporary Resort

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The Grand Canyon Concourse at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is really a one-stop-shop for toys and gifts, as well as designer and specialty Disney items and even a bakery case with all kinds of sweets and treats. Located right across from Fantasia Gifts, which is packed with toys, books, and pins, Bayview Gifts is a wonderful place to look for home decor, designer clothing and accessories, mugs and kitchen pieces, and more.

With something for every member of the family, and even sweets from the bakery case you can eat right at the resort, Bayview Gifts is easily one of the best resort gift shops at Walt Disney World.

Ready to shop? Stock up on those Disney gift cards, and prepare your wallet, because Disney resorts have some very tempting merchandise locations. Happy shopping!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."