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Old 09-06-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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fish extender gift giving etiquette

Can someone direct me to a thread
on the "ins and outs" of the Fish Extender gifties -
How you give them?
To who do you give them?
When do you give them?
Do you do it anonymously?
Do you give them to everyone?
Do you do it for everyday?
What type of things do you give?
I don't want to be guilty of a Fish Extender faux pas!
HELP!
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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Good questions, I would like to hear for myself.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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First, have you joined your cruise meet thread? Have they organized a FE exchange?

We had a couple of organizers on our cruise meet thread who also made all of our FE's for everyone. They asked who wanted to participate (everybody on our thread did) and then they sort of made a schedule and PM'd it to all of us so that someone was assigned to every day and not everybody did the same day. Some people went ahead and delivered trinkets every day tho anyway I think 'cuz we usually had a couple of things per day. People deliver their items whenever they can fit it into their day. No set time. Ours was set up to be anonymous but we were pretty much able to figure out who gave what anyway based on the items they gave.

We got things like a small dry erase board, a lanyard, frig. magnets, Disney pencils and post-it note pads, stickers, candles, picture frames, candy, sand dollars etc. I made little gift bags to give and included a pen from a local national event, I made frig. magnets and luggage tags and also included some pirate stickers and a magnetic photo frame.

What you need to establish first tho is if there is a group doing a FE exchange on your cruise!! Go over to the cruise meet threads and look for a thread for your ship and cruise dates!! Join the thread and find out if one has been started yet!
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Sounds like a lot of fun. Do people wrap the gifts?
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:32 PM   #5
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First, have you joined your cruise meet thread? Have they organized a FE exchange?!
Yep - we've got a thread - I started it long ago

Some of the DIS members on the thread are participating-
but not all. We do know the room numbers.

So far we don't have assigned days.


Thanks for the info you supplied.

Anyone else have any advise on this Fishy thing?
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:46 PM   #6
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Each group does it a bit different. Like Annie we've had a sign up and a cut off date to give people a chance to make/buy their gifts. Here is what our fish extender looked like one morning last years Member Cruise.

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Old 09-06-2008, 06:51 PM   #7
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Each group does it a bit different. Like Annie we've had a sign up and a cut off date to give people a chance to make/buy their gifts. Here is what our fish extender looked like one morning last years Member Cruise.

WOW - where'd you get that cool FE!?!
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WOW - where'd you get that cool FE!?!
Got if off of ebay back in 2005. I believe it is the same that were given as gifts on the 2005 WB repo cruise (where the whole FE thing got started). The DISer who started it I think was from Ohio and so was this woman on Ebay who was selling them.
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Each group does it a bit different. Like Annie we've had a sign up and a cut off date to give people a chance to make/buy their gifts. Here is what our fish extender looked like one morning last years Member Cruise.

I have this same one with Pooh and i love it...E bay has them for $1.00 but they are charging $8.00 shipping, still $9.00 total isn't bad
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:27 AM   #10
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Yes I got the blue one off ebay but i think i paid 5.99 shipping
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Would love to see a close up pic of a fish extender. I'd like to try and make one for our upcoming cruise! Can pm me with it if you want.

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Anyone have any good ideas where I can find an inexpensive FE? I sure wish the Dollar Store would sell them!
I bought this Xmas stocking off eBay and embellished it. I hung it up with a ribbon. It worked great! I think it worked better than the pocket ones because it had more room for bulkier/heavier gifts. Plus the gifts could be down inside the stocking instead of sticking out where people could see them. Unfortunately, we did have a problem with some people's gifts being stolen!



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A gift that we got on our WB that I haven't seen mentioned was a music CD. We actually got 2 different ones--that was a neat gift and not that costly to make.
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I bought this Xmas stocking off eBay and embellished it. I hung it up with a ribbon. It worked great! I think it worked better than the pocket ones because it had more room for bulkier/heavier gifts. Plus the gifts could be down inside the stocking instead of sticking out where people could see them. Unfortunately, we did have a problem with some people's gifts being stolen!



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I bought this Xmas stocking off eBay and embellished it. I hung it up with a ribbon. It worked great! I think it worked better than the pocket ones because it had more room for bulkier/heavier gifts. Plus the gifts could be down inside the stocking instead of sticking out where people could see them. Unfortunately, we did have a problem with some people's gifts being stolen!



That is a great idea. We will be going at Christmas time, it wouldn't be too forward to hang a stocking from our fish hanger would it.

There are 4 of us, but I can tie them onto a nautical rope with bows or something.

I'm going to work on it. Thanks for a great idea.
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Best thing is... your fish extender gets to be whatever you want it to be...

& yes.. mine was an Xmas stocking!!! There were plenty and it was in May...
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