Cruise Critic's 2013 Gift Guide: Home
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$16 - $35, The Land of Nod
What better way to bring a bit of whimsical cruise decor to your home than with these awesome nautical throw pillows? In telegraph, life preserver and anchor designs, they make a great addition to any couch, chair or bed -- and they're comfy, to boot.
Photo courtesy LandOfNod.com
Coffee Table Books
$14, Carnival; $55, Oceania
Who can resist a great meal or a fuzzy towel animal? Impress your friends with the tricks you'll learn from Carnival's "Towel Creations" or from a number of cruise line cookbooks like "Taste the World: The Food and Flavors of Oceania Cruises." Leave them on your living room coffee table to stir up cruise conversation at your next party or gathering.
Photo courtesy Carnival.com
$7 - $46, Zazzle, Etsy and Vinyl Disorder
If you've got cruising on the brain, this "Eat. Sleep. Cruise." print is for you. It'll set you back less than $13 and get you thinking about your next sailing. If it's a bit too trendy for your tastes, try this more classic, handmade poster of Normandie. Or, for a more funky take, give this ship decal a go (60").
Photo courtesy TwoDovesPrinting, Etsy seller
$14, CopperGifts.com; $27 or $108 for set of four, Zazzle
Whether you're planning for a special occasion or just need everyday melamine plates, put these on your wish list. Order a set of the same print, or mix and match with other available cruise-themed designs. Plates are shatter-resistant and dishwasher safe. Or, if you're into baking, check out this cruise-ship cookie-cutter. Other fun nautical shapes include anchors, crabs and palm trees.
Photo courtesy CopperGifts.com
$10, Want 2 Scrap
Preserve your cruise memories at home with this cruise-themed scrapbook. Made of 11"x5" chipboard, the cover is intricately cut and stands out in a market of prefab, craft-store-chain scrapbooks. It also leaves enough room for every photo, drink napkin, or receipt you may want to hang on to, you know, just for the memories.
Photo courtesy Want2Scrap.com
Use the links below to see other gift categories.
Editors' Gifts Guide
Stocking Stuffers Guide
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