Get a personalized portrait of yourself to take home as a magic gift (Photo: Walt Disney World)
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Bring home the magic of your Walt Disney World vacation with souvenirs that are just as unique as you are. From fun apparel and accessories you'll love wearing around the parks, to etched glass mugs your family will cherish for years to come, the Disney parks offer a wide array of gifts that can be personalized in all sorts of ways. Here are our top 5 personalized souvenirs from Walt Disney World.

Embroidered Mickey Ears
The ultimate Walt Disney World souvenir – especially for first-time visitors – Mickey Ears are the perfect way to commemorate your vacation! Modeled after the Mouseketeer hats from the original Mickey Mouse Club, they have been a staple of the Disney parks for over 60 years. At Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom, you can have your Mickey Ears (among other hats from the shop) personalized with your first name, family name or even the date of your vacation. There are lots of colors to choose from for the professional embroidery. In addition to Le Chapeau hat shop on Main Street, you can find personalized Mickey Ears in Hollywood Studios at Edith & Adrian's Head to Toe shop, at Epcot in Mouse Gear and at Disney Springs from Disney's Wonderful World of Memories.

Personalized Parasols
Parasols are pretty and frilly umbrellas that the princesses in your family can carry around the parks to help block out the sun's strong rays while still looking fabulous. Available at Epcot's France pavilion and in the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square, the Parasol carts allow you to select a color and your perfect size: adult, child and even toddler-sized. The best part is you can have your name written on your new parasol in fancy cursive along with a unique design from the artist. You may even be able to request a specific Disney character. Everyone you come across will be envious of your adorable umbrella for the rest of the trip!

Personalized Glassware
With shops on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom, the Germany Pavilion at Epcot and Disney Springs, the Arribas Brothers stores offer gorgeous hand-made jewelry, crystal figurines and sparkling tiaras – as well as a large collection of glassware. The best part is, you can personalize any of the glasses, mugs and steins with your name, family name, or any phrase you'd like. The champagne glasses are perfect for couples celebrating an anniversary or honeymoon. There are glass tumblers and mugs featuring etchings of your favorite Disney characters including Stitch, Mickey Mouse and all of the Disney princesses. Purchase a whole set so every time you enjoy a beverage back home you'll remember your amazing Disney vacation!

Design-a-Tee Shirts at Disney Springs
Why purchase a regular souvenir shirt when you can customize and create your own personal one? The Design-a-Tee store at Disney Springs lets you select from over 400 images including all your favorite Disney characters and Disney World attractions. Select from preset messages or type in your own message. And, of course choose your shirt's color, size and style, too. It's super easy to use the touch-screen kiosks to make your selections. This is the perfect place to start your vacation so you can get the whole family matching shirts. Not only do they make it easy to keep an eye on everyone so you stay together in the parks, but they make wonderful keepsakes you can wear again and again.

Silhouettes and Caricatures
The highly talented Disney artists can create a portrait for your family, a funny caricature of yourself and even hand-cut old-fashioned silhouettes. These are perfect for framing and hanging on the wall of your home after the trip. Caricature drawings can be done in all four of the Disney World theme parks, but the silhouette artists can only be found at Disney Springs and in the Magic Kingdom. Both can be made to match the likeness of someone in person, or from a photograph you provide. That means you can get portraits made as a gift for someone back home! Frames can be purchased for an additional cost, including round ones made to fit your silhouette perfectly.