The Best Gifts for Fans of All Things Disney

By Tom Pritchard on at

Disney's had a long history, and every heart has a special place reserved for the House of Mouse. It also owns some of the biggest franchises in the world, like Star Wars and Marvel. With Finding Dory hitting cinemas across the UK, we thought it best to take a look at some of the stuff you can by for yourself, or the Disney fanatic in your life.

Don't expect any Star Wars or Marvel in here. If you're looking for that sort of thing, make sure to check out some of our past Shopping Lists.

Disney Infinity Finding Dory Playset, £25

Here it is, the last Disney Infinity playset that's going to be released, coming with a brand new Finding Dory-themed level and a Dory toy to display/use in game. The level itself involves Dory, Nemo, and Marlin helping other lost fish find their way to safety, which they should be rather good at after two films. Just remember you need a copy of Disney Infinity 3.0 and a game portal to be able to use any of this. There's also a Nemo toy that can be used with this level, and in Toy Box mode. [Buy it here]

Pixar Collection Box Set, £100

While we're on the topic of Finding Dory and Pixar in general, there's probably no better boxset you can buy than this collection. Covering damn near all of Pixar, from its inception all the way to 2013's Monsters University, this is bound to put a smile on anyone's face. And maybe a few tears every now and again. It's got all the Pixar shorts as well, so you;re really not missing out on anything. Except Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur. [Buy it here]

Disney Classics Box Set

The thing about Disney is that they've been operating for so long, and produced an awful lot of films that many of us enjoyed as kids. So why not relive that feeling of watching them all? Forget individual purchases, this is the sort of thing that calls for the box set treatment, and these three volumes each have four classics. There are, unfortunately, some glaring omissions, but a lot of bases are covered. [Buy Volume 1 here | Buy Volume 2 here | Buy Volume 3 here]

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, £39

This may be a pre-order, but if you want to experience Kingdom Hearts on a current-gen console before the year is up, this is looking like your best bet. It has a high-definition remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and two new bits of content (titled Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover and Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage). Kingdom Hearts 3 won't be making it away from Japan before the year is out, so this is where you can get your fix. [Pre-order it here]

Lego Wall-E, £44

I was surprised to see there isn't much in the way of proper Disney-themed Lego - discounting Star Wars and Marvel of course. But thanks to the glory of Lego Ideas, we do have this almost-life-size replica of Pixar's adorable rubbish-compacting robot. It has working wheels, claws, and a mini version of his pet plant. [Buy it here]

Ultimate Disney Soundtrack, £5

There's more to Disney than mere films. Really, they wouldn't be half as good if they didn't have the right music to go along with them. There are some cracking tunes out there, and a bunch of them are available on this three-disc collection. Perfect for any long road trips, especially if you have kids with you. [Buy it here]

The Disney Book, £9

Fancy learning some more about the Disney world? This book goes behind the scenes, letting readers glimpse into the process that produced so many classic films. It covers the entire history of the company, and includes a whole range of storyboards, sketches, and concept art along with annotated photos of props and the Disney archives. [Buy it here]

The Art of Disney, £14/£12

If you're less interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff, and more on the art, these two collections might be for you. The two volumes feature a range of postcards, each adorned with artwork from Disney films throughout the ages, The first one covers the years 1937 to 1961, and the second covers the Disney renaissance of 1989 onto 2014's Big Hero 6. Sadly there doesn't seem to be a collection covering the interim 27 years, so these two will have to do. [Buy 1937-1961 here | Buy 1989-2014 here]

The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World, £10

Disney is well known for its theme parks, but they all have a bunch of hidden secrets that will go totally unnoticed unless you know what you're looking for. This book covers all those little hidden easter eggs in the Florida parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios), so if you ever go and visit you know exactly what to look for. [Buy it here]

The Art of Pixar, £23

Go behind the scenes of all the Pixar films from Toy Story all the way up to Cars 2, with full colour scripts of each film. If you love Pixar, and you rightly should, this should prove a great purchase. Even if Cars 2 was appalling. [Buy it here]

Disney Movie Posters, £23

From Steamboat Willie way back in the day, all the way up to last year's Inside Out, this collection is a must for any hardcore Disney fans. It's a collection of posters that would look incredible up on any wall. [Buy it here]