In recent years it’s become much easier to start your own product based business online because of platforms like Etsy, Shopify, Amazon, and eBay. With this ease, there has been an influx of Disney fans who have taken their love of the Disney Parks, movies, and characters, combined it with their own creative minds and produced one-of-a-kind Disney inspired products. My own business started from the love of Disney and is 100% online, so I have a bit of a soft spot for Disney small shops that went the same route.
Disney small shops have seen a ton of support from the Disney community of fans and influencers who share their favorite products on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, TikTok and other social media platforms. Some shops have even been able to take their businesses full-time due to demand for products.
Below are 10 Disney Small Shops that you should check out this year. It’s difficult to keep it to just ten, but if I don’t set a limit I would go on forever! I encourage you to do some research of your own as well on small shops in the Disney community. I love finding new creators on Instagram and Pinterest and am always so inspired by their creativity.
10 Disney Small Shops to Support
Park Native identifies as a “Creator of Cute” and I don’t think that could more perfectly epitomize their products. Items available from this former Disney Cast Member and life long Disney lover include embroidered berets, embroidered patches, masks, keychains, stickers, and pins.
Polka Dot Paws by Abbey
Disney loving pet owners beware – you will spend all of your money buying pet bandana and Mickey/Minnie Mouse ears from Polka Dot Paws By Abbey. Abbey creates unique offerings that will allow your dog or cat to be a part of the Disney magic. I purchased a pair of Minnie Mouse ears from my parents’ dog a couple years ago and was amazed at the quality of the item.
Magically Made Ears
If you’re looking for Minnie Mouse ears for your next Disney trip, the internet is full of options that will fit anyone’s needs. There are countless excellent ear shops, but I was drawn to Magically Made Ears because of the different options she offers and the fullness of the Minnie Mouse bow. You can also see from the many photos she has one her Instagram and shop that each headband is made with care and precision.
Winnie Mae Design Studio
Winnie Mae Design offers a collection of Disney inspired designs on apparel, drinkware, pins, and stickers. Each design is emblematic of the magic of Disney and is bold, colorful, and just plain fun! I personally LOVE the figment inspired pieces!
I stumbled across this New Jersey based Disney inspired shop and instantly fell in love with the Main Street University crewneck sweatshirt and the Mickey Mouse Moon crewneck. Owner, Allison, is a former Cast Member and showcases her love of Disney in such a unique way. In addition to apparel, Ruya Handmade also sells stickers, Minnie Mouse Ears, and face masks.
MaxPass Musings offers handmade and lettered stickers and gifts made with magic. Owner and designer Vincent takes pieces of the Disney Parks that are beloved and allows you to bring them home with you. If you are a fan of those things in the parks that just scream “Disney” – i.e. the trash cans, you will go crazy over Vincent’s designs.
Jedi Cat Lady
Jedi Cat Lady is an embroidery artist and self proclaimed “nerd.” She is based in the Netherlands and is truly an artist with a unique eye for design. Much of her art is inspired by Disney properties like Star Wars and Nightmare Before Christmas. She has several embroidered patches and keychains that are available regularly on her Etsy shop and she hosts “shop openings” to purchase her handmade embroidered art.
Katie Lynn Art Co.
Katie Lynn Art Co., formerly known as Kingdom Rose Company, brings together Owner Katie’s love of color, nature, texture, and Disney. Katie’s art is available on apparel, art prints, hand stamped scarves, and she even offers commissions. Be sure to check out her latest collection – Flower and Garden.
Mudpies & Pigtails Boutique
Mudpies & Pigtails Boutique creates hand crocheted accessories that include coffee cup cozies, coasters, ornaments, and hats. Monique, owner and self proclaimed “Crafting Queen,” has products for just about every holiday you could imagine and is constantly launching new designs.
Wit & Wonder Co.
Wit & Wonder Co. is a whimsical jewelry company inspired by beloved stories including our favorite Disney tales. Jewelry available includes a variety of hand stamped bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
I hope this shop round up helps you find a new Disney item that you love and allows you to support a small shop. I’d be remiss if I didn’t include my own small shop, karma&kismet! Be sure to check out everything we have to help you bring Disney magic into every day!