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Old December 1st, 2004, 07:56 AM
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We are giving our kids a cruise for Christmas. We leave Feb. 27th from New York on the Norwegian Dawn. 7 days Bahamas/ Florida. Our "kids" are daughter age 27, son 23 & his wife 23. So obviously we have the bulk of our Christmas shopping done already, but I'm looking for ideas for anything cruise related for small gifts or stocking stuffers. They know about the cruise already so I want to get some small things to go with it. I'd really appreciate any help from all you creative minds!
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Old December 1st, 2004, 08:10 AM
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I got a great one last year, a cruise daily-joke calendar, which I have enjoyed every day all year. Go to www.seasideclaendar.com I hope it's ok to post that here, since one of the calendar's authors has been a chat guest on CruiseMates.

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We did the same thing last year for our son and his wife both 27 and our daughter who is 25. What I did was stocking stuffers such as suntan lotion, sun glasses, plastic containers for shampoos & etc., playing cards, flip flops, towels and other beach accessories. I hope that helps!!!! It was our son and his wife's turn to spend the holidays with her family so we went January 2 so we could be with them at holiday time. They surprised us with the news we were going to be grandparents. We now have a grandson Riley. I hope you have a wonderful time! We sure did. I will definitely do that again.

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you can purchase shipboard credits, excursions, photo vouchers, bon voyage gifts - ask your TA or go to your cruise lines "special serivces" section on their web site
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I've also found a cruise ship wall calendar that looks like it would be a great gift.



You could also get them books about cruising.

Cruise Control by Pam Kane


Happy Sails by Pam Kane


If I Were Not Upon the Sea by Joyce Gleeson-Adamidis (also available on Amazon.com - do a search)

Cruise ship Christmas ornaments (click the picture to go to the ornament):









Computer game:

Carnival Cruise Ship Tycoon 2005: Island Hopping


Then there's the usual: suntan lotion, sunglasses, beach towels, tote bags, colorful luggage tags, travel gadgets from Magellan's and Travelsmith, reggae or island music CDs, etc.

You can also find some cool stuff on eBay. Type in "cruise" or "cruise collectibles" or "ocean liners" or "cruise gifts."

Hope this helps!

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Wow Michelle, thanks for all those links, I'm gonna check 'em out!

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how about an over the door shoe holder (great for holding all the stuff in the bathroom-counters are always too small), also-the new tsa locks for luggage. if anyone takes meds-a zippered case to hold the bottles (i loved it-just threw it in the safe each day, much better than juggleing all the bottles).
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Thank you all so much for the great suggestions!
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