Sure, you’re sweating in the shade now, but Christmas is less than six months away! Because we know how easy it can be to get caught up in other things, we here at Cruise Radio decided to make sure you get an early start on your holiday shopping by offering up some suggestions on gifts that would be perfect for the cruise lover in your life. And if you happen to be the cruise lover in your life, then we suggest sharing this post on the Facebook page of folks who might need a little help in deciding what to get you!
1. Cure For What Ails You
Let’s face it: If you’re not on a cruise, you want to be on one. And now, you can prove to everyone that it’s actually vital to your emotional well-being (and possibly theirs!) that you cruise as often as possible with this prescription, straight from the ship’s doctor! What better way to start the day than with a mug of coffee that also reminds you of your happy place?
2. Gift Cards
There’s nothing better than going into a trip knowing you have money to spend… especially if it happens to be someone else’s money! The trick to getting gift cards for Christmas? Make it as easy as possible for would-be givers! Provide them with all the information they need, including, most importantly, which cruise line you’re going to be sailing on! Sure, it’s the thought that counts. But tell yourself that when you wind up with $500 worth of gift cards from Norwegian when you’re actually sailing on Carnival!
3. A great read for your next trip!
You almost have to love a book that is not only all about cruising, but also only available in print form… no Nook or Kindle for this one! Kristoffer A. Garin’s Devils On The Deep Blue Sea is basically the cruise world’s version of a splashy tell-all. What’s it about? Let the subtitle tell you everything you need to know: “The dreams, schemes and showdowns that built America’s cruise-ship empires.”
4. The gift that keeps on giving.
What better way to decide where you want to go next – and on what ship – than by pouring over the pages of a magazine devoted to cruising? Why not recommend someone get you a subscription (or extend your already existing one) to either Porthole Cruise magazine or Cruise Travel magazine?
5. Waterproof Carrying Case
Pool. Beaches. Water slides. Not surprisingly, when you’re on a cruise, there’s a lot of water involved. And that means a lot of opportunities to ruin your belongings by forgetting your wallet is in your pocket or dropping your iPhone in the pool. So why not tell loved ones exactly what kind of waterproof cases (such as this one for your wallet) you need and let them help you protect your belongings!
6) Travel Journal
It’s easy to say, “Wow, that was a trip I’ll never forget!” But over time, details fade. So why not ask for a cruise-specific travel journal in which to jot down everything about the meals that made your trip special or the names of the people whose paths you crossed while sitting at your favorite on-board watering hole? Not only are journals like this one practical, but they make great souvenirs that are fun to break out and look at years later!
7. A Cruise
You know what they say: It never hurts to ask! Heck, maybe you have a Daddy Warbucks on your list who, when feeling particularly generous, said, “What do you want this year… and money is no object!” If so, after you give them your itinerary, feel free to tell them how to contact us, too!
8. *BONUS* Cruise T-Shirt
You technically could stop cruising, but why on earth would you ever want to? This t-shirt from our friends at Cruise Fever will help you show the world that cruising is by far your favorite way to vacation.