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phyzz 01-25-2013 06:28 AM

BEST FE gifts for ADULTS ?
 
this is my first time doing a FE and it is driving me crazy !! Especially since I read the thread about how people will never do them again because its all cheap junk . I am really trying to get things that others will not toss in the trash as they exit the boat.

Kids are easy -- but what about adults ???

MND 01-25-2013 06:36 AM

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Originally Posted by phyzz (Post 47301373)
this is my first time doing a FE and it is driving me crazy !! Especially since I read the thread about how people will never do them again because its all cheap junk . I am really trying to get things that others will not toss in the trash as they exit the boat.

Kids are easy -- but what about adults ???

Little bottles of booze! :thumbsup2

4redheads 01-25-2013 06:36 AM

I am still enjoying our gifts from the summer. Of course the candy is long gone.

Besides magnets, we are still using our Mickey shaped chalkboard and the tile coasters.

If you want a simple but you never have enough of item, order customized ink pens. You will smile in remembrance every time you need one.

cherokeemamma 01-25-2013 06:48 AM

A few of my favorites from our cruise:

CDs (just make sure the CD actually burned...we rec'd a blank one :blush:)

a small cookbook compiled with recipes from the area in which you live

My favorite was a check book cover. Designed with a picture of our ship and some Mickey/Minnie clip art too...very cute and original.

BrennaM 01-25-2013 07:25 AM

I got several different things in mine like a little bottle of booze, a nice little frame with a Disney ribbon and bow stuck on it, an emergency travel kit that consisted of bandaids, wet wipes, kleenex and little mini post its with a pencil and I also got a tote bag.

fluffsmom 01-25-2013 07:43 AM

We received a vinyl tote bags from the Disney Store. Great for taking your purchased liquor boxes off the ship.

tinkerbell 766 01-25-2013 07:53 AM

The cheque book cover idea is lovely, but remember that you may have international participants in your FE. Whilst we would always be grateful for anything we receive, cheque book covers would not fit our cheque books here in the UK, as they are a different size and shape. Indeed, cheques are used less and less these days here.

ksucats 01-25-2013 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MND (Post 47301414)
Little bottles of booze! :thumbsup2

This was my favorite to receive also, but I have read on here that one cruise some people had theirs stolen & the biggest concern was high school aged kids taking them. I could definitely see that happening.

nzdisneymom 01-25-2013 08:11 AM

We enjoy bookmarks, magnets, consumable items like bandaids /hand wipes/ shout stain wipes. Pens, pencils, notepads - things that aren't bulky and can be easily packed for the return trip home - and will bring a smile to our face when we use them at home.

Someone made an anchor magnet and lettered 2011 ALASKA on it - I have it on my filing cabinet at work and it reminds me of why I work - so we can travel.

Someone made a fabric bag about 8*10 with a drawstring from material that reflected where they were from (Hawaii). We each got one, and we've used them for a variety of things.

Things we don't like: wrist bands, eye patches, plastic rings.

wiigirl 01-25-2013 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by MND (Post 47301414)
Little bottles of booze! :thumbsup2

The best gift! :P

annichan 01-25-2013 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by MND (Post 47301414)
Little bottles of booze! :thumbsup2

I second (or third?) that! :thumbsup2

neg58 01-25-2013 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by tinkerbell 766 (Post 47301931)
The cheque book cover idea is lovely, but remember that you may have international participants in your FE. Whilst we would always be grateful for anything we receive, cheque book covers would not fit our cheque books here in the UK, as they are a different size and shape. Indeed, cheques are used less and less these days here.

Nothing is going to work for everyone. Some people don't drink, don't eat candy, don't drink cold drinks or don't use coasters. FE's are hit and miss.

Nancy

Eeyore'sthebest 01-25-2013 08:56 AM

For the adults we have given little packs of tissues, pens, highlighters, notepads, band-aids and hand sanitizers and then put in a box of candy for every adult in the stateroom. We had one FE group where there were 4 adult friends cruising the in stateroom. I put in 4 boxes of candy. :thumbsup2 Usually we went with M&Ms, plain and with peanuts, whoopers, Reese's, that kind of stuff. It was the movie size box that you can pick up at Wal-mart. I know our Wal-Mart has a big bin of them by the movie section.

I try to do a little extra for the adults because I figure there are some people that short them or give them the stuff that the kids get.

SnipsNSnails 01-25-2013 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by MND (Post 47301414)
Little bottles of booze! :thumbsup2

Not everyone drinks. Those would be in our trash. I don't think you can please everyone. I think you just have to do your best. I tried to think practically for things that might actually be used either during the vacation and/or afterwards, as well as a treat.

tinkerbell 766 01-25-2013 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by neg58 (Post 47302516)
Nothing is going to work for everyone. Some people don't drink, don't eat candy, don't drink cold drinks or don't use coasters. FE's are hit and miss.

Nancy

Believe me, I wasn't complaining. I am truly grateful for the time and effort put in to these gifts.
I only mentioned it because, I ordered a custom Disney cheque book cover from Etsy once, and disappointingly, it was not the right size for my cheque book


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