Best Fish Extender gift received?

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  1. EDH Family

    EDH Family Married to the Mouse

    Dec 16, 2008
    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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  3. sissy_ib

    sissy_ib DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Someone brought little bottles of BBQ sauce from a famous place in their state. That was pretty awesome! :thumbsup2
    We got some fun bottle cap magnets also that I love.
  4. Jumba Jookiba

    Jumba Jookiba Earning My Ears

    Mar 8, 2003
    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.

  5. casana

    casana Earning My Ears

    Mar 17, 2007
    Jumba - you can go here for a FE explanation:

    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.
  6. Vanvmom

    Vanvmom Where was I going?

    Apr 21, 2005
    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! :goodvibes
  7. marciemouse

    marciemouse Raised on Disney

    Apr 9, 2008
    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... :rolleyes1
  8. BLeeS

    BLeeS Mouseketeer

    Mar 14, 2011
    2 of our favorites, that we still use...a backpack cinch-type bag with the "Dream" 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!
  9. designertravels

    designertravels Mouseketeer

    Apr 7, 2011
    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
  10. lilouisianagal

    lilouisianagal Mouseketeer

    Aug 17, 2005
    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!).
  11. jlemieu1

    jlemieu1 DIS Veteran

    Sep 27, 2011
    First of all, I would say all the gifts were cool, but my favorite was a nive tote bag from NYC PD.
  12. MemphisMickey

    MemphisMickey Mouseketeer

    May 9, 2010
    Homemade bean bag lizard. So cute, I have it by my computer and rest my reading glasses on him.
  13. MartDM

    MartDM DIS Veteran

    Feb 21, 2000
    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! :thumbsup2
  14. McNabrat

    McNabrat First Timer!

    Apr 17, 2012
  15. tynkerbell

    tynkerbell Mouseketeer<br><font color=9966ff> My MIL gave me

    Jan 7, 2006
    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.
  16. Keurigirl

    Keurigirl let's all sing like the birdies sing

    Nov 15, 2008
    Best thing we got was Disney Pins!
    I also got postcards to send home, and I and loved those.
  17. AnnaS

    AnnaS DIS Sponsoor/Veteran

    Jul 7, 2001
    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 ::yes:: 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.
  18. Tracykim

    Tracykim DIS Veteran

    Jul 1, 2010
    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!!
  19. DLW8

    DLW8 DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2008
    Just like Disney, it's for kids of ALL ages! :goodvibes

    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.
  20. tinkerbelltwins

    tinkerbelltwins DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2010
    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. :thumbsup2:thumbsup2
  21. Eeyore'sthebest

    Eeyore'sthebest DIS Veteran<br><font color=darkorchid>Not So Tagle

    Mar 5, 2005
    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! :thumbsup2

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