10-09-2012, 08:53 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Re: Military Care Packages - need ideas
I just sent one recently and here's what I sent:
chips in cans - pringles, fritos, doritos
crunchy granola bars
starburst and skittle candies
I ended up putting it into two boxes because I got carried away buying stuff. I sent it to a friend's husband and that's what she said he likes. I was told not to send anything that could melt (like M&Ms) but since it's getting cooler, it might be ok? I still probably wouldn't do it though.
Other things I hear soliders like to get are
puzzle books, games, cards, etc
any kind of books or magazines (within reason - something young people would be interested in!)
toys - I've read that families or friends send things to them so they can be silly and prank each other
There was another thread on here not too long ago and had tons of great ideas. Hope other mamas have more insight.
Proud mama of 9/07