Batuu 101: Jewels of Bith

While all of the shops and stalls of Batuu are unique in their own right, perhaps none of them stand out quite the way that the Jewels of Bith does. What sets this store apart from the rest is that Jewels of Bith sells merchandise that should feel more…familiar to off-worlders. Other shops may sell t-shirts and pins, but they are themed around a specific character or faction like your favorite droid or the First Order. Jewels of Bith, on the other hand, is a gift shop in the truest sense of the term. 

The Location

You’ll find the Jewels of Bith located at the far end of the Market, just across from Kat Saka’s Kettle, the local gourmet popcorn stand. If you’re coming from the main entrance to Batuu, you’ll see the Market just past the Resistance base (the X-Wing) on the left. From Oga’s Cantina or the Smugglers Run attraction area, you’ll find the Market past the Millennium Falcon, up the stairs, and on the right after Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

The Atmosphere

Jewels of Bith is the smallest of the shops in the Market. This fits right in with the theme of it being the local, hole-in-the-wall souvenir shop of the area. While residents & frequent visitors to Central Florida are used to the sprawling Disney gift shops that are prevalent throughout the Attractions area, that’s not typically the case in the European and Middle Eastern markets that inspired Batuu’s own Market. Jewels of Bith fits right in with the rest of the stalls, despite being the most “Disney” of the stores.

There is less theming in the store, but again that’s part of the charm. This is your place to pick up a traditional souvenir from your travels to Batuu and Black Spire Outpost, not where you’ll immerse yourself in all the tiny details and references to the greater Star Wars universe. Ultimately, that’s the point.

What Can You Buy?

Like a tourist would find in any city or country they visit, this shop sells merchandise branded for Black Spire Outpost. Need a coffee mug, t-shirt, or bag with the Black Spire Outpost logo on it? You’ll find it at Jewels of Bith. They also sell patches, keychains, and other tchotchkes (including Han Solo’s gold dice from the Millennium Falcon), all for a modest price. Most of the merchandise available for purchase can be found elsewhere in Hollywood Studios, particularly at Keystone Clothiers, but if you want the true “tourist visiting Batuu” feeling, you’ll want to make your purchases here.

The highlight of the offerings is the pin selection. I expect Jewels of Bith to become the hub of Disney Pin Trading inside Galaxy’s Edge. Pins are available in other locations, but here is where pins are most prominently displayed. Pin trading supplies are also available, with both lanyards and lanyard medallions for sale. What you won’t find here are off-world pins or even pins that reference other parts of the Star Wars universe. The merchandise still stays very much within the story of Batuu.

The Story

Very little is known about the story behind the Jewels of Bith. It is said that it was once a jewelry store, and while some jewelry is on display on the high shelves, the store does not offer them for sale.

Adam Soucie
Adam has been a Star Wars fan for as long as he can remember, dating back to watching the original trilogy on VHS and collecting his first action figures with the Power of the Force launch in 1995. His favorite character is Kanan Jarrus, and his favorite piece of Star Wars is the Rebels animated series.

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