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Old July 11th, 2001, 02:07 AM
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Default Need Bon Voyage gift ideas.

My husband and I are taking our 2 girls ages 4 &13 on their first cruise on the Inspiration (carnival) this sept. Actually it's a first for all of us. Antway, I want to put together a Bon Voyage gift basket for each girl to give to them before we leave for the cruise and need some ideas of what to put in the baskets. Any ideas?
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Old July 11th, 2001, 09:54 AM
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Hi Darlene,
I'd suggest a few "kid" stuff, paper, markers, a good reading book, of course some candy/gum, disposable camera. Just a few ideas, hope you and your girls have a great time. Here is a link to some great tips for "first time" cruisers, have fun:

<http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/cruiseguide/first-time/index.cfm>


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Old July 17th, 2001, 10:00 AM
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First, I would have the "basket" be a tote bag or new back pack, which they can use to carry their "stuff" to the pool, beach, on the plane, etc. Include a visor, new sunglasses, a book, disposable cameras (waterproof for the 13 yr. old), favorite snacks, like gold fish, pretzels, mini-cookies, etc., hand held travel games/Tape or CD for the teen especially. Colorful Post-it notes, highlighters and colored felt tip pens to encourage their artistic talents and a new sports type water bottle. This sounds like a great treat to start their cruise experience off right.
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Old July 19th, 2001, 07:36 PM
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Darlene ...

Going back a gazillion years when my parents were fortunte to travel without the little dragons (my brother and me) there was a little present for us each day while we were at home with Grandma Dragon. Little books, games, etc.

I think the same idea works on-board.

Something new each day.

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