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Eleni ONeill
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What have you found are the best things to send in care packages? What do deployees need the most overseas? What items ship to best (and what ship the worst!)? Let's share information.


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Comment Care Package Items
Thu Feb 4, 2010 at 11:10AM
 
Anonymous
Anonymous
Some ideas for care packages: Inexpensive toiletries - nail clippers, toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, baby wipes, razors, soap, sunscreen, etc. Remember - no aerosols! Favorite, nuts, candies, candy, gum, energy bars - everything needs to be non-perishable; care packages are send on a "space available" condition, so you never know how long your package will sit in a warehouse. Food that won't spoil - Instant soup, pouches of dehydrated food (like ...[More]
Comment Some Suggestions
Mon Mar 1, 2010 at 11:31AM
 
Anonymous
Anonymous
The Best Items To Include In Military Care Packages: Deodorant Shower to Shower body powder Jelly beans Disposable camera Rice Krispie treats Altoids or mints Beef jerky Snack mixes Sunflower seeds Chewing gum Nuts Long-distance phone cards Little Debbie's snacks Ziploc bags Coffee Gatorade Jaw breakers Poker game Playing cards Dice Music CD's Footbag/hacky-sac Toothbrushes & toothpaste Inflatable pillow Cookies in individual packages (Big bags often fill with dust ...[More]
Comment Some Tips on How to Send Food Items
Mon Mar 1, 2010 at 11:32AM
 
Anonymous
Anonymous
How To Send Food Items If you'll be sending food, like baked goods, here are a few things to keep in mind... 1. Look for items with a long shelf life -- since it can take several weeks for your package to arrive at its final destination. Some good ideas for cookies include: shortbread cookies, oatmeal & raisin cookies (because the fruit helps the cookies stay moist), and gingerbread cookies. 2. If you want to add some chocolate pieces to homemade cookies, use M&Ms instead of chocolate ...[More]
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