Gift Baskets by Shirley!!! We need ideas and pictures!!!

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  1. KJF

    KJF <font color=blue>I remember thinking it was "cool"

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    Already have this thread subscribed to - love seeing the pics of the ones done already while I think about what I want to get in the 3 that I'm going to order for our Oct cruise:) Definitely has given me some ideas, but more pics never hurt!
     
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  3. sabrecmc

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    How far in advance can we order? I see people ordering on fairly short notice, but I'm an anal-retentive-type-A planner...I can't possibly wait until 4 days out to place my order, lol. On the other hand, I realize ordering too far out could cause problems. Shirley, what's your ideal order time?
     
  4. nikkistevej

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    Here's one we ordered from Shirley for our cruise from June 13th for my DD. We got the sand bucket and the pirate and princess stuff. She loved it as usual!!
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  5. Disney Nana 4

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    How cute! May i ask how much it was? We're paying for a cruise for 10, but I'd like to get the baskets, too. Do you know if Shirley has a website?
     
  6. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    Post #77 is Shirley's posting. There is a link to her website there.

    :love:
     
  7. snelsonbrown

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    The Halloween pails are a speciality for they are really dressed up for the season. They have all Halloween stuff in it and the pails have eyes, ears and nose that are attached to the sand pail and they can be used for the beach, for trick or treating. They are called the "Monster Smash" :lmao: - last year the kids really got a kick out them - we did the same for Christmas, Easter so the kids would feel extra special since we are the only ones that offer them.

    I know someone posted pictures of them somewhere on the disboard, but don't remember the thread. If I find it, will post it.
    Thanks and everyone stay kool :thumbsup2
    Always
    Shirley
     
  8. Doingitagain

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    We are cruising at the beginning of August. Should I order now or wait?
     
  9. surf2di4

    surf2di4 Earning My Ears 1 post at a time!!!

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    tink
    what about all the OG's and GIT's??

    karl
     
  10. my3m

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    If you dont mind, how much is this one?
     
  11. Mommak2p

    Mommak2p Earning My Ears

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    Has anyone ever ordered one of Shirley's baskets for a cast member on board? Just wondering if there are any different rules delivering to cast members or what can/can't be put in them.
     
  12. mjy

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    I have to chuckle since, as I was reading this thread, I was going to suggest that.

    So many people ask, "What can we do for our room steward?" Ordering a basket from Shirley and telling her that, ultimately, you are going to give it to your room person, or table server, or whomever, will help her tailor a gift for the crew person(s) in mind AND it saves you the hassle of bringing something on board or do shopping.

    It's a great way to say to the cast members, "You did a GREAT job and I appreciate you!"
     
  13. nikkistevej

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    $61- for the whole thing Totally worth it.
     
  14. nvcruiser

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    Just keep in mind that the CM's have VERY limited room to put things, so chances are if it's not edible it will eventually end up in the garbage since there's no room to store even small things. ;)
     
  15. mermster

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    We've sent one of Shirley's wonderful baskets to our favorite crew member (Tito, who works are what my daughter likes to call "The Disney Store" on the ship). Shirley did up a terrific edible basket, for which Tito was very thankful for. I agree that you definitely want to go "edible" due to the lack of space the crew have. I think a basket from Shirley is a great idea for a crew member - her baskets are great and the crew member will really appreciate it!
     
  16. engle

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    Anyone ever get a basket themed for a sports team? My DH is a big Bears fan....
     
  17. snelsonbrown

    snelsonbrown "We are all travelers in the wilderness of this wo Approved Advertiser

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    I have a couple of things I wanted to say - first crew member's gift baskets - my BIGGEST suggestions is there is a place in the mall that these young folks visit very often for it offers so much of their homeland there and one of the things I do know for sure that they love gift cards from this place - I don't remember the name since I am at home and the info is at work so will post it when I get there.
    Second I don't know of a crew member that rather have monies than gift baskets - their rooms are small and you can eat so much fruit or candies.
    NOW THIS IS JUST A SUGGESTION FOR CREW MEMBERS OK?

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    gift baskets can be made of any theme if there is enough time and if we can't get it, we tell that our customers that they are allowed to send several items to make it more personalable and it does save monies for you.
    Third we do try to keep our gift baskets reasonable even though everything has gone up so much for everyone.
    Have a great time on your cruise
    Always
    Me
     
  18. plutojudy

    plutojudy When you wish upon a star.....

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    I did! Shirley made a very nice "bag" of Bears, White Sox & Blackhawks items for my husband's birthday. He was very surprised and pleased. I also had her include his favortie candy, snacks and Pepsi.
     
  19. sabrecmc

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    Shirley? Ideal order timeframe? 2 weeks out? A month? What works best for you?

    Thanks!
     
  20. Mommak2p

    Mommak2p Earning My Ears

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    Thanks so much for the ideas...I actually asked about the baskets for crew members cause I have a daughter on board with a birthday coming..I wasn't sure if we were allowed to send baskets to crew on board.....I 've sent her a gift but it's her 21st and want to make it extra special since her folks can't be there.....a basket would be such a surprise! Her birthday's the end of the month. I don't think they're allowed to have fruit in their rooms, not sure but she loves candy and trinkets and Disney Characters and drinkables..haha, but I'll give Shirley's a call soon. Thanks again!
     
  21. snelsonbrown

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    One of the things I wanted to mention to you about your daughter - you are most welcomed to send me a couple of items down to me so that it will be more personable and I don't charge anything to include them in the baskets.
    My sincere pleasure
    Always
    Shirley
     

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