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Affordable Universal Orlando Souvenirs: Top Budget Picks


Souvenir shopping is a highlight of any vacation, offering a tangible piece to remember such a fun time. At Universal Orlando Resort, you might be tempted by the array of wands and robes in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, stylish apparel in the gift shops, or the Loungefly backpacks featuring beloved characters. While these items often come with a hefty price tag, don’t worry – there are plenty of affordable and practical souvenirs that won’t break the bank!

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Affordable Universal Orlando Toys and Plushies for Every Budget

Searching for something special for the little ones? Universal Orlando Resort is bursting with souvenir options designed especially for kids, like franchise toys and plushies!

Swing by the Super Silly Stuff gift store outside Despicable Me Minion Mayhem for a variety of kid and budget-friendly items to choose from. Here, you’ll find a selection of toys, including replicas of Gru’s gadgets—yes, even the infamous fart gun! Plus, plushies of your favorite minions and fluffy unicorns line the shelves of the store, just waiting to be snuggled.

Plush from Magical Menagerie
Plush from Magical Menagerie
Plush from Magical Menagerie
Plush from Magical Menagerie

Looking for something unique? The Magical Menagerie in Diagon Alley offers enchanting creature plushies, including Buckbeak, Scabbers, Pygmy Puffs, and much more! The Five and Dime store in the Hollywood area of Universal Studios Florida carries plushies modeled after your favorite Universal Monsters, such as the Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, and others—all for under $20.

Budget-Friendly Memory Keepsakes from Universal Orlando Resort

Capture the magic of your Universal Orlando adventure with the perfect souvenir—magnets! These fun, cost-effective keepsakes come in an array of designs and are easy to find. Almost every gift store on Universal property contains plenty of magnets to choose from—even in the hotel gift stores, just in case you missed your chance at the parks or Universal CityWalk. Snag one to display your favorite family vacation photo on your fridge at home.

Keychains and Pins found inside Universal Studios Store at Universal CityWalk
Keychains and Pins found inside Universal Studios Store at Universal CityWalk

Another great easy-to-find option is pins! Whether you collect them or use them to accessorize your favorite jacket or backpack, pins are a fantastic memento of your fun Universal Orlando Resort adventures.

Ornaments inside Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe
Ornaments found at Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe
Ornaments inside Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods
Ornaments found at Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods

The holiday season is the perfect time to reminisce about your Universal Orlando vacation, and what better way to do so than with an ornament? Head over to the Port of Entry Christmas Shoppe in Islands of Adventure to discover a treasure trove of options. For Harry Potter fans, Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods, located beneath Hogwarts Castle, offers a magical selection of themed ornaments, most for under $25.

Practical Universal Souvenirs for Everyday Use

Some of the best souvenirs are the ones you can use every day. Consider grabbing some cups and water bottles adorned with your favorite characters or franchises from Universal. They’re perfect for adding a bit of joy to your daily routine.

Notebook's from Diagon Alley's Scribbulus
Notebooks from Diagon Alley’s Scribbulus

Don’t forget to pick up a notebook or journal, perfect for jotting down daily thoughts or planning your next adventure. Pair it with a themed pen, showcasing your Hogwarts house pride from Scribbulus or your favorite Jurassic Park dinosaur from the Dinostore.

Keychains and Pins found inside Universal Studios Store at Universal CityWalk
Keychains and Pins found inside Universal Studios Store at Universal CityWalk

And if your keychain is due for an update, pick up a fresh, fun one on your next trip to Universal! Not only will it keep your keys organized, but it will also remind you of your awesome vacation. You’ll find a wide selection at most gift stores on property, but for the best variety, make sure to visit the Universal Studios Store in Universal CityWalk.

Regardless of your budget for souvenirs during your next Universal Orlando Resort adventure, rest assured that you can find something spectacular and enjoyable for under $25!

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About Kaylyn Nichols

Kaylyn is originally from southern California, but now resides in the Orlando area with her husband. She grew up consistently visiting theme parks both near and far from her home and attributes some of her fondest memories to these visits. She hopes her writings can help others with their theme park visits and give assistance in making some amazing memories with loved ones.