Stocking stuffers for Christmas Cruisers

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Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2016


Celebrate the Holidays of Season with your Cruise Critic Friends -- Thanksgiving - Hanukkah - Christmas - Kwanza - The New Year

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#1
Newport, KY
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Our family will be cruising over Christmas and New Year's. Our only gifts (other than the cruise and the $$$ we'll spend on excursions) will be our Christmas stockings which we'll hang in our cabin. Looking for ideas for stocking stuffers that will be easy to pack. DD is easy. DH is the one I'm having trouble with. . . .

Ideas?
#3
Maple Grove, MN
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My boyfriend and I just do stocking stuffers every year because we normally leave for a cruise a few days into the New Year, so the cruise is usually our gift to each other. In years past I've gotten...

Crossword Puzzle books or similar books for the airplane
Travel size toiletries (in a quart size bag of course)
Ginger pills for sea sickness
Candy/Snacks for the airplane or layovers
Other games to play on the ship (Our personal favorite is Skipbo)
A good beach read
Subscription to favorite magazine with a copy for the trip.
DS/PSP games.
Gift cards for tanning or pedicures
Sunblock
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I am just off 2 separate Celebrity cruises. Both had Xmas ornaments showing respective ships logo for $1.49 each. Going to make a magnet of mine.
#6
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  • If he reads..... a paperback book
  • His favorite candy bar and or little snack packs
  • suntan lotion if a beach cruise
  • deck of cards ... you can usually get them free at the pursers desk
#7
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Now that he's opened his stocking, I can tell you what I put in my DH's.
1. travel size bottles for lotion, shampoo, etc..
2. travel size zip-locs
3. travel size gnome with his own passport
4. new swim trunks
5. small calendar with tropical scenes
6. stainless travel mug
7. key-lime cookies to snack on.
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I'm glad I just happened on this thread tonight. DD and her BF are going on their first cruise next month. I didn't know what to get him, but I think I'll make a bag of all the little things I pack (he's anal like I am): post-its for notes w pen (they're going on Carnival, but I'm sure I have an RCI or Princess pen around), highlighter, permanent marker.... I know there are other things; anything else I can add?

Thanks!
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#11
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Originally posted by sasha'smom
Reusable Luggage Tag Holders for the new computer printed luggage tags

http://www.*******************.com/l...ag-holder.html
Those are great -- I may have to order some for us.

He did just buy himself new luggage; I'll definitely get him some new luggage tags. Or I could give him the free ones we received from Walt Disney Travel... Nah, I'm not that cold-hearted!!
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#12
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Im glad I found this thread.My husband is treating me to a cruise for my B day (JAN 3).So Im looking to treat him to a cruise for next January as a Christmas present..I wanna either make clues for him like put things in his Stocking but also pick up little things through out the year.
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#13
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For younger cruisers (or young at heart) you can pick up those glow in the dark bracelets/necklaces at Dollar Tree. The kids love to wear them at night and at the teen club. Be sure to give them a few so they can have one for each night.
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