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Old 04-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Best Fish Extender gift received?

Looking for input. What is the best fish extender gift you received?

Looking for something that wont break the bank but will be memorable.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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Looking for input. What is the best fish extender gift you received?

Looking for something that wont break the bank but will be memorable.
Someone brought little bottles of BBQ sauce from a famous place in their state. That was pretty awesome!
We got some fun bottle cap magnets also that I love.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:38 AM   #3
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What exactly is a fe and how does it work. Ive been on a few disney cruises but never heard of anything like this. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-01-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Jumba - you can go here for a FE explanation: http://www.disboards.com/showpost.ph...&postcount=378

Some of my fave FE gifts from my one cruise were:
-a small flashlight
- Disney pins!
- fridge magnet from the person's home state (I love collecting these).
- magnet decorations for our door
- music cds (one was of pirate music, one was of cruise related music)

Please no candy!! Unless its a very different kind of candy, I'd rather save my sugar calories for the ship's yummy treats

Something I am keeping my eyes peeled for is a cheap magnetic message board for the cruiseroom door, so friends can leave messages.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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Someone brought little bottles of BBQ sauce from a famous place in their state. That was pretty awesome!
We got some fun bottle cap magnets also that I love.
I think we cruised with this family too! I LOVED that BBQ sauce and just can't remember the name so we could order some online!
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Something I am keeping my eyes peeled for is a cheap magnetic message board for the cruiseroom door, so friends can leave messages.
We took one of these, and it would not stick to our door. I'd suggest buying a regular little dry erase board and then attaching a couple heavier duty magnets to the back. Target often has Disney themed boards in their dollar section, so it would still be quite cheap to do it that way! That's my plan for next time. Which I'm hoping is sooner rather than later...
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2 of our favorites, that we still use...a backpack cinch-type bag with the "Dream" monogrammed...as well as a personalized black canvas/waterproof over the shoulder bag that had silhouetted
mickey characters for each of us Mom, Dad, Son, Son w/ our family name monogrammed on it. Both were really, really nice bags!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:40 AM   #8
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Favorite Fe gifts

Our favorites have been on the international cruises and receiving gifts representing the country they are from. Love all of those.

I have 2 favorites from a X-Mas cruise: a cross stitched cruise ornament and a stuffed stocking, "sandman".

A break the bank gift: A school supply set bought in the ship gift store and a frame. THANKS!

Trading pins are always good and hand crafted are always appreciated.

Things we don't take home: Sorry to hurt anyone's feelings....candy (unless from Europe), oriental trading stuff, and tatoos.

It's all in fun, don't worry too much about it. Jill

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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We got a mini bottle of red wine and a mini bottle of white wine last trip. That's about the only memorable thing, the rest were trinkets or candy (I'm always game for chocolate!).
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First of all, I would say all the gifts were cool, but my favorite was a nive tote bag from NYC PD.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:23 PM   #11
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Homemade bean bag lizard. So cute, I have it by my computer and rest my reading glasses on him.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #12
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The best thing we ever got was a wonderful handmade frame from a very talented artist in an FE group - not something everyone could pull off (certainly not me!). In general though, my favorite things are something that has more of a personal connection.

The things that we have saved & enjoyed include items like fridge magnets from people's hometowns/local sports teams, cruise specific magnets some had made, a homemade cruise themed scrapbook, tote bags, etc. We've also enjoyed consumables from their local area such as bourbon from a FE member who lived in KY, wine from a FE member who lived in vineyard country, maple candy from a FE member who lived in an area with a strong maple industry, chocolates from a family owned old-fashioned chocolate manufacturer in a FE member's hometown, etc.

I think as long as you put a little thought & heart into it, it doesn't have to be a big gift or an expensive gift to be a memorable or spectacular one. You can keep the budget low without resorting to giving meaningless party store type trinkets. I'd even love a simple postcard that told me something about you/your hometown and had a nice thought to share with me!
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:39 PM   #14
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I really liked a Homemade christmas ornament, it was simple, a plastic clear bulb with shredding white and DIS green paper inside with our cruise date written nicely in black sharpie. I love personal touches like that, I still use it on our tree. I also really like a deck of cards that were made for our cruise with our "logo" that was created by our group printed on the backside of the cards.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:06 PM   #15
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Best thing we got was Disney Pins!
I also got postcards to send home, and I and loved those.
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