Gift for frequent cruiser?

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  1. lark

    lark DIS Veteran

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    Can anyone recommend a holiday gift or gifts in the about $100 range (give or take) for a middle-aged woman who frequently goes on cruises?

    Never been on one, so I don't really know what it's all about, but any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. webray

    webray Love the wineauxs!

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    Well, if she has a cruise already booked in the near future..you could give her a shipboard credit. You would need her name/reservation number maybe..then call the cruiseline and tell them you want to apply a credit to her cabin.

    Then just give her a card stating what the gift is.
     
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  4. jrp

    jrp DVC Since 2001* WL*F.I.F.L To Go Where No MOuse H

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    You could also give a prepaid visa card with that amount on it..
     
  5. GavinsMom

    GavinsMom Disney Wonder here we come!

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    I went to Disneydirect.com and bought my mom Christmas gifts. She's taking my son and I on a Cruise in February and I wanted to get her something Disney. They have a great variety of things for all ages.
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  6. lark

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Needs to be an actual present -- something that can be unwrapped, not a credit.

    There has to be something that those of you who cruise frequently find useful on board, or to organize your trip, or something like that. Again, much thanks.
     
  7. Pidge

    Pidge Mouseketeer

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    If it is a Disney cruise, you can purchase Disney dollars at a Disney store and wrap them up as a gift. They can be used onboard against any extras purchased on the ship (massages, souvenirs, drinks). Or how about a cruise basket of goodies, include a good book, sunscreen, $$, nice beach towel, disposable camera/film, photo album etc.?

    Pidge
     
  8. TammiMcMan

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    I was thinking along the same lines as Pidge. Give her a tote bag filled with items she can use on a cruise. I second the beach towel, suntan lotion, camera (maybe an underwater one) and a photo album or scrapbook.

    Tammi
     
  9. beckiemc

    beckiemc Earning My Ears

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    Try a charm for a bracelet of a ship....Pandora has one.
     
  10. ilovetexas

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    We are finding that our packing (for cruises and land travel) has gotten so much easier since we've started using packing cubes. We have and like the eBags brand. Maybe she would like some of them. They come in various sizes and colors. I've never had any problem with shipping from the company, service has been very good.

    http://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/packing-cubes-3pc-set/13032?productid=949922

    An eReader is a must!

    Also, I don't know what type of cruising she does but for snorkeling/diving:
    underwater cameras (probably more than $100 unless you get disposable)
    new mask/fins or underwater gear
    a beach safe

    And for Alaska:
    binoculars
    rain jacket
     
  11. PrincessTrisha

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    How about a Tervis Tumbler (beach themed maybe or with her initial) and then fill it with $1s for tips?
     
  12. White Rose

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    this is from 2004....but I still had some advice for anyone who might be looking for this.

    I make baskets / gifts for giveaways, prizes, Charity auctions and whatnot at work, and it's all about the colors you use and the presentation.

    This is an awesome secure bag for cruise ships (Get it embroidered!):
    http://www.kyssbags.com
    $44.95 - free shipping right now, plus embroidery.

    Fill it with a small cooler with removable ice pack (can be chilled in the room fridge and re-used!)
    http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Pak-C...=8-6&keywords=cooler+bag+with+removable+liner
    16.95 (plus shipping, but free with amazon prime.)

    color changing nailpolish or other color changing items
    (most polishes are $10 plus shipping)
    http://www.DelSol.com
    $10-$20 for most items

    a nice high-end colorfully coordinated beach towel
    http://www.amazon.com/Cotton-Craft-...F8&qid=1373927892&sr=8-6&keywords=beach+towel
    ($15.99 plus shpping, but free prime shipping.)

    Make sure you put the fun items in the bag in a way that they show outside so the gift looks really special. (like the nailpolish in an outside pocket, and have the beach towl rolled to be partially visable above the cooler inside.) Also, small bottle of hand sanitizer clip-on on the handle.

    (I know the small bottle of hand sanitizer sounds silly, but it's not! This adds a bit of whimsy, and cruise ships tend to have lots of hand sanitizer stations - so it will be a truly cute small add-on...I think of it being like 'a little wink' or something to bring a smile to her face.)

    so far, 44.95 + 16.95 + $20 (two bottles of nail polish) + 15.99 = 97.89, plus embroidery if you want it, tissue paper and bottle of keychain hand sanitizer.

    :)
     

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