Thursday, March 14, 2013

Carepackage Idea List

Recently, I've had a lot of friends and family requesting a military carepackage idea list. I typed one up real fast and wanted to share it with all of you looking for something new to send your service member. Remember this is just a list I threw together. Feel free to add suggestions in the comments.

A few care package ideas:
• Oral care: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Floss
• Deodorant
• Fitness/Car/Truck/Gun/Tattoo Magazines
• Deck of Cards/Uno/Dice
• Hacky Sack
• Black/White/Olive Green Boot Socks
• Gold Bond Foot/Body Powder
• Sunblock
• Eye Drops
• Vitamins
• Q-Tips
• Chapstick (tubes only)
• Nail Clippers
• Lotion
• Liquid Body Soap
• Shampoo/Conditioner (2in1 is best)
• Razors
• Kleenex (Travel Size)
• Twin Size Sheet Set
• Bath Towel/Washcloth
• Books
• DVD’s/CD’s
• Headphones/Earbuds
• Word Search/Game Books
• Instant Coffee
• Power Bars/Protein Bars/Granola Bars
• Chicken/Tuna Lunch Kits (Pouches)
• Nuts/Sunflower Seeds/Pumpkin Seeds/Dried Fruit/Trail Mix
• Hard Candies
• Cookies
• Pop Tarts/Cereal Bars
• Bags of Snacks/Box of Crackers
• Gatorade Mix
• Crystal Light
• Beef Jerky
• Jelly Beans/Licorice etc.
• Gum
• Mints


  1. Hi! Stopping by from the southern bloggers link up!
    I hope your husband comes home soon! My husband is a former deployed twice. This list reminds me how it feels to have him so far away.
    Love your Claddagh tattoo by the way.

  2. AnonymousJuly 24, 2013

    Hi there...My hubby did 2 deployments so I wanted to let you know about a few of the items you have on your list.

    There are so many people sending stuff that some of these items are really truly not needed. Books for instance, they received thousands of books a month. It is the same with the word search and crossword puzzle books. Chocolate while really appreciated melts in the heat and is quite messy. Hard candy, gum & mints are the best.


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