Welcome to Day 8 of Cruise Critic’s Gift-o-Rama, in which we’ve been unwrapping our 2011 gift picks for the cruisers among us. Better yet: You can actually win some of our choices by simply being a Lido Deck subscriber. Today’s gift of choice is another practical pick for savvy cruisers — Eagle Creek Compression Sacs. By using compression sacs you can actually get up to 80 percent more space in your luggage, meaning you won’t have to toil over which ball gown to pack for formal night — you can bring them both.
Congratulations to adysueleft, who receives the Gargoyles Sunglasses. For more information on the cool stuff we’ve been profiling daily on our ever-growing gift-guide-in-the-making, click here.
Here’s the 411 on today’s gift-list-ready find:
What it is: Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Sacs (From $10)
Why we like it: It can be a pain to pack for a cruise. Will you need a windbreaker? A cardigan? A tuxedo? Sometimes you just don’t know until after you’ve gotten a feel for the onboard vibe. By using these compression sacs you can save 80 percent of the space in your luggage, which will leave you room to pack for any weather conditions, special occasions or unexpected shore excursions. Plus, you won’t have to worry about trying to find the ship’s self-serve laundry or paying to have your clothes cleaned before the second half of your sailing. Eagle Creek’s space savers come in small, medium and large (or sets of all three), so you can choose to use them for some of your stuff or all of it. You can even bring along a few empty ones to stow souvenirs or your dirty duds.
Where to get it: Check it out here.
The fine print: We’ll be showcasing one gift each day through December 9 and picking a winner of either the gift itself or a Cruise Critic swag pack at random from among all subscribers to the Lido Deck. If you’re already a subscriber or you subscribe before 6 p.m. this evening (December 6), you’ll have a chance to win an Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Sac i.
Check here for the rules, and be sure to come back each morning at 10 a.m. EST to see the gift du jour — and to find out if you won the previous day’s giveaway.
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