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Old 05-26-2010, 07:38 AM   #16
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Those are some great ideas!! I didn't know about the thread with others who offer their craftiness.... did I say that right?

The cruise survival kit is a good idea. The first aid kit is what I had thought of, but I like adding hand sanitizer, etc.

One of my favorite past gifts were some very cool magnets that were personalized.

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Old 05-26-2010, 12:37 PM   #17
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I am enjoying all these great ideas. I went the Oriental trading Co route for our upcoming Baltic Cruise. I don't want to spoil the surprise for other cruisers that may be on board (we have 50 staterooms in our FE group) but they are pirate related and very cute too.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:03 PM   #18
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For anyone that did the survival kit
What all did you put in it?
I have this
zip lock with band aids, rubber bands, paper clips, zip ties, safety pins, etc
But, did you put anything else in it too?
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:27 PM   #19
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I love all the FE gift idea threads...I am keeping an ongoing list so that even though I think I've finalized all my ideas for our first cruise in just a few days I can be ready for the one I plan on booking while we are there!!!!
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We leave on the Wonder on Sunday and my FE gift to everyone was from Oriental Trading. Since we have 2 stops at CC plus Nassau, I bought a mesh beach bag and waterproof beach safe container (one that goes around your neck) for each person in our FE group. They came in lot of 12 so they were pretty reasonable!
Now, everyone has a mesh beach bag to take to the beach plus a waterproof/sandproof container to put in their money, room key, etc.


Hope everyone likes what I got!
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:22 AM   #21
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We leave on the Wonder on Sunday and my FE gift to everyone was from Oriental Trading. Since we have 2 stops at CC plus Nassau, I bought a mesh beach bag and waterproof beach safe container (one that goes around your neck) for each person in our FE group. They came in lot of 12 so they were pretty reasonable!
Now, everyone has a mesh beach bag to take to the beach plus a waterproof/sandproof container to put in their money, room key, etc.


Hope everyone likes what I got!
That sounds like a really nice gift!!
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:24 AM   #22
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For anyone that did the survival kit
What all did you put in it?
I have this
zip lock with band aids, rubber bands, paper clips, zip ties, safety pins, etc
But, did you put anything else in it too?
How about a highlighter and/or a small pad of post-its?

The highlighter is great for highlighting the Navigator and the post-its are great for leaving quick messages.


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Old 05-28-2010, 10:40 AM   #23
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For anyone that did the survival kit
What all did you put in it?
I have this
zip lock with band aids, rubber bands, paper clips, zip ties, safety pins, etc
But, did you put anything else in it too?
On my last cruise I had one of these survival kits gifted to me in my FE.

It included a couple individual wet wipes & shout stain removal wipes which were very handy.
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:25 PM   #24
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Michaels and Target both sell a lot of cheap Disney stuff
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:32 AM   #26
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On our first cruise (last December) We had 16 rooms and I spent under $75. Here is what I gave:

Green gift bags filled with Disney pencils and stickers (for the kids). I made a "cruise music" CD for each cabin, Cruise Survival kids for each cabin in a ziplock with highlighter, post it pad, candy, tissues, hand sanitzier wipes, lense cleaner clother, bandaid, and safety pins. I also included a UCONN magnet for each stateroom.

It was a lot to bring on board, and was much heavier that I thought it would be. This year, I think I will be scaling down a bit for this year. Last year I shipped down my FE gifts since we were staying at WDW before the cruise, but this year it's just a cruise, and I'd like to save the $$ I spent on shipping.

We got lots of gifts that were all wonderful.
UCONN magnets ($22)
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:56 PM   #27
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I made a "cruise music" CD for each cabin
what did you put on the cd? I am going through my iTunes library and am looking for some ideas to narrow down my current 8+ hour playlist to once cd.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:14 PM   #28
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Last week I got 15 glow bracelets for $1 at Michaels. They were in a tube up near the registers. I used them in birthday goody bags. I want to get more. Think they will last until January?
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:31 PM   #29
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We did our first FE exchange last September, and to be totally honest, especially if you're giving to kids, ANYTHING you give will be great! My boys were just so excited to see things in the FE, they didn't really care what they were. My older son (12) liked candy, while my younger son (7) loved getting beads and little toys. But mostly, they were just excited to get anything!

We gave a magnet with our trip dates on it and a goodie bag with pirate themed stuff in it that I got from Michaels.

Have fun!
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:04 PM   #30
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Our trip is exactly one year from now, but I've already been collecting some items.
Right now, our Dollar Tree has a 3-pack of Disney "molds" that will be perfect for the beach! Since our cruise is a double dip at CC, I thought it would be PERFECT! At 33 cents each (since 3 are in a pack), I was able to make my budget stretch.
Keep the ideas coming! I love it!
Here's a link to a picture:
http://www.dollartree.com/new-arriva...7866/index.pro
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