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Princess_Kayla
10-21-2012, 07:53 PM
Soooo basically I'm compiling a list of FE gifts. We went on our first cruise in June and saw all the cool gifts and thought that we come across a wee bit short lol. We've got some good ideas for the Kids and Teens/Tweens but, we need some more ideas for the adults. Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, etc etc. :confused:
What did you guys give or going to give. I like to craft so DIY gifts are good for me and anything that won't empty the wallet.

Our gifts last time were: Photo Albums with a cover I made. Pipe cleaner Mickey pens. Glow Swords and Wands. :upsidedow

Open to anything! :D

Princess_Kayla
10-22-2012, 05:11 PM
Any ideas are welcome

ElenaRN
10-22-2012, 08:03 PM
Have you read through the Homemade FE thread?

Minnie321
10-22-2012, 08:08 PM
I also would love ideas for men and teen boys. There are tons of ideas on the FE thread for everyone else, but not for men and teen boys. The only ideas I have come across were playing cards, small flashlights, and dice games for the boys.

Princess_Kayla
10-22-2012, 08:12 PM
I also would love ideas for men and teen boys. There are tons of ideas on the FE thread for everyone else, but not for men and teen boys. The only ideas I have come across were playing cards, small flashlights, and dice games for the boys.

We're doin frisbees lol (: for teen age boys.

Minnie321
10-22-2012, 08:42 PM
We're doin frisbees lol (: for teen age boys.

GREAT Idea!!! :thumbsup2

Ready to go
10-22-2012, 08:55 PM
I have a teen son, and although many people poo-poo candy...I know he would love it! We have only been on one previous cruise and did not know about the fish extender so we didn't participate, but the upcoming cruise next year is just going to be me and husband and we are participating. I actually have my gifts already, one gift per stateroom, but when I got them I didn't think about what a pain they are going to be lugging them around across the States :(. Oh well...sorry I got off topic :cool1: but I am just saying I think teen boys would be happy with candy!LOL

bahacca
10-22-2012, 08:59 PM
Men-small bottles of alcohol, VIA Starbucks instant coffee, gift cards for iTunes(this applies for teens as well)-like $5 cards--depending on how many people you have in the FE, this could get pricey. My husband likes little toys that he can teach the girls how to use. We got this kind of stupid propeller thing where you pushed it between your palms(think rubbing palms together when you are cold and trying to warm up) and then you let it go. It flew really high and far and he and my girls probably spent over an hour playing with that thing!
I'm not sure if REDBOX has gift cards, but that would be cool.

Princess_Kayla
10-22-2012, 09:38 PM
Candy of course! :D lol

Princess_Kayla
10-22-2012, 09:40 PM
I have a teen son, and although many people poo-poo candy...I know he would love it! We have only been on one previous cruise and did not know about the fish extender so we didn't participate, but the upcoming cruise next year is just going to be me and husband and we are participating. I actually have my gifts already, one gift per stateroom, but when I got them I didn't think about what a pain they are going to be lugging them around across the States :(. Oh well...sorry I got off topic :cool1: but I am just saying I think teen boys would be happy with candy!LOL

Men-small bottles of alcohol, VIA Starbucks instant coffee, gift cards for iTunes(this applies for teens as well)-like $5 cards--depending on how many people you have in the FE, this could get pricey. My husband likes little toys that he can teach the girls how to use. We got this kind of stupid propeller thing where you pushed it between your palms(think rubbing palms together when you are cold and trying to warm up) and then you let it go. It flew really high and far and he and my girls probably spent over an hour playing with that thing!
I'm not sure if REDBOX has gift cards, but that would be cool.

I'd only worry that Teens would walk by and take the Alcohol out of the Fish Extender ): Sadly I'm a teen and I fear that >,< itunes cards and starbucks not a bad idea lol!

bahacca
10-22-2012, 10:38 PM
I'd disguise the alcohol, so there would be less chance unless they are literally opening packages. I guess it COULD happen. I also would deliver early in the monring. I find most teens aren't the first ones up:lmao:

Princess_Kayla
10-22-2012, 10:43 PM
I'd disguise the alcohol, so there would be less chance unless they are literally opening packages. I guess it COULD happen. I also would deliver early in the monring. I find most teens aren't the first ones up:lmao:
There you are correct xD I'm always the last one up xD

reigle4
10-23-2012, 12:11 AM
I am from KY and I am giving the adults drinking glasses from this years KY Derby (collectors items). I am givng the kids uncirculated KY State quarters in a plastic container and Chocolate bars (if I can keep from eating them first...lol) with KY wrappers on them........Just thought I wanted to do something about my state.

Princess_Kayla
10-23-2012, 08:57 AM
I am from KY and I am giving the adults drinking glasses from this years KY Derby (collectors items). I am givng the kids uncirculated KY State quarters in a plastic container and Chocolate bars (if I can keep from eating them first...lol) with KY wrappers on them........Just thought I wanted to do something about my state.
I'm from Ohio and my dm and I talked about that and how funny it would be to buy Ohio State stuff for anyone who lives in Michigan (x We could do some really cool Buckeye stuff O.o maybe make some buckeyes.

QuiltTeddy
10-23-2012, 12:18 PM
Well I have no idea if what I made was liked, as no one ever commented, but for the men I made quilted coasters (made from fabric with different wine labels since we are from wine country) and added a bottle stopper. For the women I made a quilted tissue holder (and can't remember what else I put in with that).

It was the first time I participated in a FE, so wasn't really sure what to do.

patti226
10-23-2012, 01:05 PM
This may sound crazy but on my cruise I got glow swords for the little boys and glow necklaces for the teenagers and my 14 yo grandson and his friends both boys and girls came around looking for the swords luckily I had extra so everyone was happy. Who would have thought that they would of wanted those

Rather Be At WDW
10-23-2012, 01:20 PM
Have you read through the Homemade FE thread?

Couldn't agree more with this statement. There are tons of ideas there if you want to do something handmade.

For the adult males (but would also work for females), we made personalized tile coasters. 14 cents each at Lowe's!

Princess_Kayla
10-23-2012, 01:28 PM
This may sound crazy but on my cruise I got glow swords for the little boys and glow necklaces for the teenagers and my 14 yo grandson and his friends both boys and girls came around looking for the swords luckily I had extra so everyone was happy. Who would have thought that they would of wanted those

We did glow swords and wands for the kiddies last time and mickey pens for the teens.

Couldn't agree more with this statement. There are tons of ideas there if you want to do something handmade.

For the adult males (but would also work for females), we made personalized tile coasters. 14 cents each at Lowe's!

This year we're making Tie Dye Mickey Drawstring Bags (everyone), Accordion Autograph books(Teens/Tweens/Kids), a photo album (moms), and a Mickey Flag(each Family).

bahacca
10-23-2012, 01:34 PM
I take it you are driving to the port? I hate how I'm limited since I'm flying cross country and going out of Miami. I guess I could ship ahead to our hotel we are staying at 2 nights before. Hmmmmmmmm....

Princess_Kayla
10-23-2012, 01:38 PM
I take it you are driving to the port? I hate how I'm limited since I'm flying cross country and going out of Miami. I guess I could ship ahead to our hotel we are staying at 2 nights before. Hmmmmmmmm....

We're probably driving (taking an RV) but we want to fly (Southwest). There's 6 of us though. And my 3 brothers (8, 7 and 5 when we go) can share 1 maybe 2 bags. And we each get 2 free bags, a carry on and a personal item.

DD: 2 checked bags Satchel and whatever
DM: " " Purse and carry on
Me: " " Purse and Carry on
DB1: 1 or 2 Checked bags Carry on and a personal item
DB2: FE gifts in a bag
DB3: " "

thats why we can do it

bahacca
10-23-2012, 01:42 PM
We're probably driving (taking an RV) but we want to fly (Southwest). There's 6 of us though. And my 3 brothers (8, 7 and 5 when we go) can share 1 maybe 2 bags. And we each get 2 free bags, a carry on and a personal item.

DD: 2 checked bags Satchel and whatever
DM: " " Purse and carry on
Me: " " Purse and Carry on
DB1: 1 or 2 Checked bags Carry on and a personal item
DB2: FE gifts in a bag
DB3: " "

thats why we can do it
Awww-Flying Southwest would work. I just cannot see paying $50 for a bag on Delta or the like for the FEs. Cheaper to ship them USPS to be at destination. We also like not having to check bags, so... I'm going to pack an empty carry on to hold all the goodies we buy to take them home!

Princess_Kayla
10-23-2012, 01:45 PM
Awww-Flying Southwest would work. I just cannot see paying $50 for a bag on Delta or the like for the FEs. Cheaper to ship them USPS to be at destination. We also like not having to check bags, so... I'm going to pack an empty carry on to hold all the goodies we buy to take them home!

yea we thought about shipping them to Disney's terminal in Port Canaveral they'll make sure it ends up in you cabin (: There's an address you can send it too before you leave.

bahacca
10-23-2012, 03:35 PM
yea we thought about shipping them to Disney's terminal in Port Canaveral they'll make sure it ends up in you cabin (: There's an address you can send it too before you leave.
We're going out of Miami, so that won't work:thumbsup2 I'll figure something out. As of right now there are only 3 families on the meet thread. I can handle gifts for 2 families in my carry on!LOL

Princess_Kayla
10-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Ohhh lucky! Last time we had 18 rooms and mutiple families in 1 room >,<

bahacca
10-23-2012, 04:23 PM
Ohhh lucky! Last time we had 18 rooms and mutiple families in 1 room >,<
Our cruise isn't until April, so I'm hoping at least a few more show up. If not, it will be fun hopefully getting to REALLY know 2 other families before we go. It's our first Disney cruise, so I'm just really excited!:goodvibes I'm chomping at the bit to make/buy FE gifts, but I cannot really do that just yet!

jeniamt
10-23-2012, 04:29 PM
Well I have no idea if what I made was liked, as no one ever commented, but for the men I made quilted coasters (made from fabric with different wine labels since we are from wine country) and added a bottle stopper. For the women I made a quilted tissue holder (and can't remember what else I put in with that).

It was the first time I participated in a FE, so wasn't really sure what to do.

Wish I had been on your cruise! Those sound like awesome gifts. Do you have any photos?

QuiltTeddy
10-23-2012, 04:36 PM
Wish I had been on your cruise! Those sound like awesome gifts. Do you have any photos?

Aw, thanks. No, unfortunately I didn't take a picture. I do have two sets of coasters left, so could take a photo for you. Didn't have any extra tissue holders. I also just remembered the other item for the women. I made up a recipe book of "Recipes from Long Island" which were basically some of my favorite recipes. I printed them in the Dis green and tied them with Dis green ribbon.

I didn't take pictures of the fabric covered autograph books I made for the kids either.

We had so many rooms in our FE, it was overwhelming, especially when the last 4 months I was in a cast and undergoing physical therapy of the right hand. Made making additional gifts for the late comers very difficult. LOL

Princess_Kayla
10-25-2012, 12:43 PM
bump lol