Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Disney Descendants Gift Ideas Reviewed

Gifts For The Under Twelve Kids

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Disney's Maleficent Sculpture courtesy of Pixabay.com
Children under twelve, especially the girls, are most probably huge fans of the Disney Descendants movies. I know one of my granddaughters absolutely loves the characters and stories. She has asked for some items for both her birthday and Christmas. 

If you are not familiar with this very popular Disney story line, let me give you a brief little synopsis. When the Beast and Belle (Beauty and the Beast) marry they unite all of the kingdoms into the United States of Auradon. It is an idyllic place hidden away where the "good" characters of Disney tales reside. The villains of those same stories are imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost with their sidekicks and various accomplices in evil. Some time has passed and those characters that we all grew up with have children of their own, the Descendants. 

Prince Ben who is the son of Beast and Belle is about to become King of Auradon. He feels that it would be beneficial to invite four of the troubled teens from the Isle of the Lost to come be educated at Auradon Prep and to live among the residents of the peaceful kingdom of his father and mother. He chooses Carlos (son of Cruella de Ville),  Jay (son of Jafar), Evie (daughter of The Evil Queen) and Mal (daughter of Maleficent). So the first movie is about the transition of those teens into the Auradon realm. 

A sequel was released in 2017 called Descendants 2. It continues with the plot of the Villain Kids trying to fit in. Mal becomes frustrated with the expectation that she be Royally Perfect and returns to the Isle of The Lost. New characters are introduced with Uma (daughter of Ursula), Harry (son of Captain Hook) and Gil (son of Gaston). Uma is resentful of not being chosen by Prince Ben and is the self proclaimed leader of the Villain Kids on the island. She isn't real happy about Mal returning, as you might imagine. 

So, if you have a child on your gift list who loves Disney; I would imagine that they are quite familiar with these two movies. There are all sorts of gift ideas for these little fans. Of course, there are action dolls that they can collect and play with. If they do not already have one, a DVD of each of the movies is a great idea. There are all sorts of activity books to color and create with and there are even costumes for the various characters of the movies. They can carry their items to and from school in a Descendants backpack and they can wear socks and other clothing with this theme. As with all Disney brands, there are many items that will make a child happy to have.

This brand is not going to go away anytime soon as a Descendants 3 is scheduled to be released in 2019. You might ask your little one which of the characters they love the best and start to stock up for gifts. My little one loves Uma. I wonder which one your little one loves. 



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5 comments:

  1. Well, I can see I am behind the times! I had not even heard of the Disney Descendants. I can tell by what you have written that there would be a "superiority" clash. I guess that happens in most schools though, to some degree. I would imagine every child would have their own favorites for their own personal reasons. I bet my nieces are very familiar with these characters (and the products). I'll have to find out which is their favorite. Great suggestion and thanks for the introduction.

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  2. I was also unaware of these movies and the popularity of the movie characters in toy form. Guess I'll have to check with my grandchildren to see what they are wishing for this coming holiday season. :) Always good to be kept up-to-date on the latest popular gifts, Bev. Thank you.

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  3. Wow, I have never heard about these. Guess I should take my granddaughters to the movies more often. What a great story line though. I love all those characters in the originals, so I can only imagine what their offspring would be like. What a great idea, I will have to have a little chat with my granddaughters to find out which characters they like the best! Thanks for this wonderful introduction to a whole new world of possibilities.

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  4. I have never heard of these characters. Thank you for bringing me up to speed! I'll be able to be knowledgeable when the grand kids get old enough to tell me about them.

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  5. Whoa, I'm out of the loop, I haven't heard or seen any of these. Am very curious to see them now - going to have to get caught up on this.

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