Gift for frequent cruiser?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by lark, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. lark

    lark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2004
    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!

    Apr 20, 2000
    Well, if she has a cruise already booked in the near 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

    Aug 25, 2004
    You could also give a prepaid visa card with that amount on it..
  5. GavinsMom

    GavinsMom Disney Wonder here we come!

    Jul 25, 2004
    I went to 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.
    :flower1: :flower: :flower1:
  6. lark

    lark DIS Veteran

    Aug 5, 2004
    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

    Jul 9, 2004
    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.?

  8. TammiMcMan

    TammiMcMan Ohana

    Jun 10, 2002
    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.

  9. beckiemc

    beckiemc Earning My Ears

    Apr 23, 2007
    Try a charm for a bracelet of a ship....Pandora has one.
  10. ilovetexas

    ilovetexas DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    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.

    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:
    rain jacket
  11. PrincessTrisha

    PrincessTrisha DIS Veteran

    Dec 10, 2004
    How about a Tervis Tumbler (beach themed maybe or with her initial) and then fill it with $1s for tips?
  12. White Rose

    White Rose DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2003
    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!):
    $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!)
    16.95 (plus shipping, but free with amazon prime.)

    color changing nailpolish or other color changing items
    (most polishes are $10 plus shipping)
    $10-$20 for most items

    a nice high-end colorfully coordinated 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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