10 Valentines Day Gift Ideas for the Cruise Lover in Your Life

February 11, 2020

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Happy Monday friends! I hope that this finds you doing well! Today I am so excited to share with y'all 10 Valentines Day Gift Ideas for the Cruise Lover in Your life! So in no particular order let's get started:

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1. Delsey Luggage Chatelet- 21 Inch Carry On (Champagne)
I have had many carry-on suitcases over the years but can't recommend this one, by Delsey, enough. I had seen several bloggers that I follow recommend this luggage and was a bit shell-shocked at the price. Over this past year I tried several other cheaper carry-on luggage options and was disappointed with each of them for various reasons. Finally, I found this carry-on on sale on Amazon and purchased it.

 Friends, save your money on the cheaper options and purchase this carry-on when it goes on sale. It is worth every. single. penny. This is a carry-on that I plan to have for years and I have been so impressed with the quality of it, the durability, and the way it cleans up so easily and looks brand new even though it is white. It holds tons of items and you will be amazed at all you are able to pack in it. (Again, I traveled for 10 days and everything I am recommending traveled with me!) If you are interested in the suitcase you can find it on Amazon HERE

And guess what?! It is currently $69.50 off the original price! So it is the perfect time to purchase this! Click HERE!

Some additional ideas...
DELSEY Paris Chatelet Soft Weekender Duffel (on sale for $66 off!)
DELSEY Paris Women's Chatelet Soft Shoulder Bag (on sale for $29 off!)
DELSEY Paris Chatelet Large Spinner Suitcase //28-Inch (on sale for $120 off!!)

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2. Camera
I used my phone for pictures alone with my camera. I have the Canon EOS Rebel T7 and absolutely love it. After having and owning the Canon T5i for many years (which I would definitely recommend if you are looking to purchase a cheaper camera - you can find it HERE!) I purchased the T7 in the summer and quickly fell in love with it! I am always amazed by the quality of the photos it takes for the incredible price!

Some additional ideas...
SD CARD (it's less than $20)
Travel Tripod
Portable Battery Pack

If you have been around here for a little bit of time then you know I talk about this non-stop tell everyone about it! Just the other day I was telling two friends that they needed to get one! It is life-changing! Hahaha! 

This felt organizer (I chose the beige color so that it will go with any of my purses!) comes in 11 different colors and is less than $20 on Amazon (you can find it HERE). I love that I can easily switch purses now just by taking this out and changing it from one purse to another. SO simple and easy! For size reference I use a medium! For traveling mine was loaded up with tons of items and it was the easiest trip in the airports because of how organized it kept things in my purse! I honestly plan to do a whole post on this because it is so wonderful! If you are interested in it you can find it HERE

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4. Teeks Sandals (Cocobutter)
I have fallen in love with these sandals this summer and love the simplicity and yet the "put together" look of these leather sandals. They are so incredibly comfortable and you can find them HERE

Some additional ideas... 

THIS pair of TOMS shoes -excellent substitute for those who don't like sandals
Hunter Rain Boots - for those traveling to a cooler climate like Alaska or New England
Merrell Women's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot - for those who are hiking

5. Over the Door Shoe Hanger
On my very first cruise I didn't bring one and rectified that immediately for all future cruises! These are a great way to have dozens of small size compartments for a variety of different things and will help add extra storage to the small staterooms. 

I use THIS ONE from Amazon and it has worked perfectly for all different cruises (including a European River Cruise (but if you want a different option see below**) and stateroom sizes that I have traveled in! For less than $11 it is a steal! You can find it HERE!

Some additional ideas... 

 If you are going on cruise that has sliding doors only- THIS closet shoe hanger (less than $15!) is a perfect solution! You can find it HERE!**
6. Ear Plugs
One of the whole goals of a cruise is to rest and relax and this includes quiet! I love THESE ear plugs and can't recommend them enough!
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7. Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask

I am a huge believer in eye masks and specifically this one! It is on sale and is current less than $10!! You can find it HERE!

Throw in a couple of small (or large) laundry bags to make it easy to put in your dirty clothes at the end of the cruise. When you get home everything is already in the bag and can easily be cleaned. Another idea is to take three different laundry bags- one for whites, one for dark colors, and one for clothes that need to be dry cleaned. That way when you arrives home all she has to do is drop things off at the dry cleaners and through loads of laundry in the wash!

I personally love THIS set of laundry bags from Amazon. For less than $9 you receive 6 different bags and can separate things in a variety of ways making laundry incredibly easy when you return home from your vacation.Find them HERE!
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For the coffee and tea lovers out there this be a perfect and cute gift! First, many times room service is not offered on disembarkation days when people are hoping for coffee most. Second, this is an easy way to fill your mug up with coffee and take it anywhere on the ship without spilling things, especially in stormy weather. This is an extra great gift idea right now as many cruise ships started charging for room service starting in 2019!

I love THIS ONE by Yeti in the seafoom green color (but there are tons of other colors to choose from!). You can find it HERE.
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10. Passport Holder/ Travel Wallet
Traveling outside the United States? You will need to have your passport with you and I would definitely recommend carrying it with you at all times while you are on excursions. I love this one

some additional ideas...
THIS ONE (under $10!)
 THIS ONE (lots of fun color options!)

I hope that these give you some fun and creative Valentines Day gift ideas for the cruise lover in your life! Happy Monday friends!

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