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Old 05-03-2012, 05:22 AM   #16
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I never participated because I thought it was more for the kids - so I did not have small kids when we cruised and did not. We did exchange a small gift at one of our cruise meets on board though.

Question If you are on the ship 7 nights - and 20 families are participating - are you giving out a gift each day for the 20 families? Not sure how this all works. TIA.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:08 AM   #17
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We loved everything that we received but there are two things that wee continue to use. We received 2 Music CD's. One has the Disney Cruise ship horns and other cruise songs and the other one has nothing but Disney songs on it!! We just LOVE these!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #18
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I never participated because I thought it was more for the kids - so I did not have small kids when we cruised and did not. We did exchange a small gift at one of our cruise meets on board though.

Question If you are on the ship 7 nights - and 20 families are participating - are you giving out a gift each day for the 20 families? Not sure how this all works. TIA.
Just like Disney, it's for kids of ALL ages!


The FEs that I have done (3 night and a 7 night), we just delivered one gift per room. Not per day. Just once. Choose the day you want to deliver, and you are all set.

Some people will do different gifts for adults versus kids in the room, and some do just one gift per room.

We did all love coming back to our room and seeing if there were any surprises left for us.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:21 AM   #19
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A personalized tote bag with our family name and the cruise ship is my personal favorite (thank you threeiscrazy!). But there are other super wonderful and handy gifts we've received and still use -- like writing pens, frames, magnets, etc. And in addition to all of that, many of my Disboard meet mates have gone above and beyond to make our cruises extra special by helping to arrange lanyards, meet and greets, trick or treat activities and scavenger hunts.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #20
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We've gotten Disney music CDs that we loved and listened to on the way home. We've decided that it will be our FE gift from now on when we participate!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #21
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EDH family, I will be honest from the start. I haven't read anyone else's responses to you yet. Your post instantly reminded me of last year's Alaskan cruise.

DW and I got a small notebook (maybe 3"X6") with a pen. At the end of the day, we would write in it the events of the day. We both still have them and look at them to remind us of such a great cruise!!!!
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A personalized tote bag with our family name and the cruise ship is my personal favorite (thank you threeiscrazy!). But there are other super wonderful and handy gifts we've received and still use -- like writing pens, frames, magnets, etc. And in addition to all of that, many of my Disboard meet mates have gone above and beyond to make our cruises extra special by helping to arrange lanyards, meet and greets, trick or treat activities and scavenger hunts.
Aww, tinkerbelltwins that's so sweet of you. I think you nailed what was so special about that cruise....the people. While I've met people on cruises since then no other group of people has been so fantastic as a whole. I'd love a reunion cruise with our Disgroup.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #23
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The FEs that I have done (3 night and a 7 night), we just delivered one gift per room. Not per day. Just once. Choose the day you want to deliver, and you are all set.

Some people will do different gifts for adults versus kids in the room, and some do just one gift per room.

We did all love coming back to our room and seeing if there were any surprises left for us.
Thank you. That's not too bad. I was thinking one had to do some serious shopping the way I was thinking and running all over the ship each day. I think I might participate if we have one for our next cruise.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #24
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Thank you all for your inputs. We have been on several Disney Cruises and have not yet done a Fish Extender Exchange. Every time we are onboard, i tell myself "We need to participate in that next time". So proud that we are officially signed up and participating on our next cruise. I want to do a gift that is meaningful so your inputs on things that you liked the most are much appreciated.
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We received some amazing gifts on our last cruise including magnets and photo holders from the parks which were way cool. I also really liked the handmade Christmas ornament. My son loved the candy from Australia. Finally, I got a totally awesome terry bathrobe that I love love love! We really enjoy the whole FE experience from crafting the gifts to exploring the ship and finding fun gifts when we get back to our room.
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We recieved such nice gifts, it's hard to list all. One person made us hand made fabric coasters made with mickey themed material, hubby recieved small bottles of vodka, whiskey, etc (airport size) he loved those!, we received water bottles with our cruise date, ship name, & decorations on it, handmade x-mas ornaments, pins, magnets. I was amazed at the creativity people had. I don't have a creative bone in my body.

I gave crossword & sudoku puzzles, gum, laptop lights to most of the men. Nail polish, gum, lipsmackers to the girls to most of the teen girls. Gum, princess themed perfume, pens, & magnets to the young girls. Nail polish, decorative tweezer, Tink antenna balls, to most of the ladies. Young boys received Cars themed toys, magnets, pens, & toys. I hope they were well received.
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I'm curious to know what some of the worst gifts received are.
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We loved everything that we received but there are two things that wee continue to use. We received 2 Music CD's. One has the Disney Cruise ship horns and other cruise songs and the other one has nothing but Disney songs on it!! We just LOVE these!!
We also got Music CD's and we love them so much we still listen to them. The ship horns are amazing. I would like to create CD's for my next FE, but I am not sure if it is legal to do so or not. Maybe it is, because they are gifts. What do you think?
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We also got Music CD's and we love them so much we still listen to them. The ship horns are amazing. I would like to create CD's for my next FE, but I am not sure if it is legal to do so or not. Maybe it is, because they are gifts. What do you think?
Curious about this too, as I am planning to make these for our June cruise....
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What would you all think of a tissue box cover (wooden) decorated with our cruise info on the top and ports of call listed on the sides in bright, Caribbean colors, bubble letters? "Best gift" potential or I'm-not-even-taking-it-home tacky?
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