If you are on my cruise and in my Fish Extender group, don't read this! (If you are scratching your head wondering what the heck is a Fish Extender, read here). I put a lot of thought into what to give to our group. We have 16 families in our group, a total of 67 people (31 adults and 36 kids). I've read of people shipping a box to the port full of their gifts to give out. Or bringing an entire suitcase filled with their loot. Because we are traveling as a family of 5, I needed to be really practical with the size of the gifts we bring. I wanted my FE gifts to be small, light, and portable (and possibly consumable). I've seen what other people give out---and some of it is quite creative and crafty. I am neither of those things, really. So I decided on two practical things: pens and gum/candy. I ordered these personalized pens that say "It's a Dream come true!" and our cruise dates below it. With those pens, the adults will get gum and mints and the kids will get candy for the theater shows.
I know our kids will have fun delivering these to the other families. And I'm looking forward to seeing what surprises we get!