The best places to buy unique gifts in Universal Orlando may bring you more than a basic shirt selection or things that you can find online through Shop.UniversalOrlando.com.
If you’re someone like me and can see individualism and creativity as a bonus…then these shops should definitely be on your radar. With over 85 stores, there are plenty to choose from!
Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods
Peruse items taken from students who got on the wrong side of the school’s resident caretaker, Argus Filch. You’ll find Hogwarts™ t-shirts, shoulder bags, caps, and scarves; plus house crest banners, stationery, and more. You’ll also find authentic movie prop replicas such as Death Eater™ masks, Quidditch™ clothing, magical creature toys, and more.
What makes it special? Each and every team member who works in this location are actually part of the story…in that they have a backstory as to how they found their way into “detention”. Ask and you’ll find a new level of appreciation for this store!
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This is where young wizards and witches come in search of the most essential wizarding item: their wand. Inside, towering walls reveal thousands of wand boxes stacked to the ceiling. You can witness a unique interactive experience and see a wand choose a wizard.
In the shop visitors (including the wizard chosen* in the interactive experience) can purchase their own unique wand, wand sets, character wand replicas, or buy an Interactive Wand and cast spells to create amazing magical experiences throughout Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade™.
There’s another location of the famous shop in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
*Person chosen has the option whether or not to purchase their wand.
If you manage to blast your way past the 30-foot bug at the end of MEN IN BLACK™ Alien Attack™, you’ll find yourself here, in the nerve center of MIB business.
This is where agents gather to pick up their gadgets and devices, official MIB apparel, futuristic toys from across the galaxy, holographic jewelry, and “highly classified” alien artifacts and souvenirs.
Comic Book Shop
POW! Prepare to enter the inner circle of classic comic lore. BLAM! Books and graphic novels line the shelves, packed with the legends that have defined Marvel for over 75 years. KRUNCH! Super fans get a one-two punch with both collectible figurines and busts for sale immortalizing their icons.
You’ll also find posters, apparel and, of course, official Marvel comics as you snake your way through stacks of stupefying souvenirs. It’s a fantastic world. Step inside and live it for a little while.
Somewhere atop a mountain in the Himalayas stands the very first Kwik-E-Mart. But here at Universal Studios Florida™, the Kwik-E-Mart is smack-dab in the heart of Springfield, and has convenience store staples every Simpsons™ fan will love.
Feeling parched? Quench your thirst with a Duff energy drink. Tummy rumbling? Load up on a Lard Lad donut. Please enjoy your many purchases of Simpsons-themed toys, apparel, books, souvenirs, and more. But don’t dawdle; Kwik-E-Mart is not a library.
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Williams of Hollywood™
Snag a piece of theme park history at this fascinating Hollywood Boulevard store. A must-see stop for film buffs, the Williams of Hollywood Prop Shop is packed with vintage curiosities, set pieces used in the parks, and more. You’ll find decor like old movie stills and posters alongside antique furniture, hats, and jewelry. Exclusive props from seasonal events and retired attractions make for incredible gifts or one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
Be sure to stop by during your day at Universal Studios™: This shop is constantly restocked with new treasures to discover.
Borgin and Burkes™
Should you find yourself in need of any sinister items, this is the place to go. This dark and dusty Knockturn Alley shop is infamous for shady patrons including Draco Malfoy™, who used a Vanishing Cabinet you can actually view inside the store, to sneak Death Eaters™ into Hogwarts™ castle.
As you walk among the dimly lit shelves and displays teeming with malevolent relics, you’ll find Death Eater™ masks, skulls, Harry Potter™ film costume replicas, apparel, accessories, jewelry, and collectibles.
Cats, Hats & Things™
Upon exiting The Cat in the Hat™ ride, come in and pick up a thing or two bearing the likeness of Thing One™ and Thing Two™. In this pleasing emporium you’ll find colorful characters cavorting on the ceiling, and a fanciful statue of Dr. Seuss’s iconic cat playfully juggling all manner of items—just like he does in the book. This is the best boutique for The Cat in the Hat-themed toys, gifts, and t-shirts; plus a wide selection of themed child and baby apparel.
Hope this was helpful in planning your trip to Universal Orlando!