Sending a care package to your loved one not only shows you love them but it is an important part of staying connected. We have tons of ideas for you!
Commonly Requested Items For Soldiers
Themed Care Package Ideas
Valentines Day Care Package Ideas
St Patricks Day Care Package Ideas
Easter Basket for the Troops
Father’s Day Care Package
Halloween Care Package Ideas
Thank-full Care Package
Christmas Care Package Ideas
Military Spouse Care Package
We’ve scoured the internet for you to find many other ideas for your packages.
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Surviving the Sandstorm – eye wash, nasal spray, chap stick, bandana, goggles, sun glasses. Laundry Load – laundry soap, fabric softener sheets, clean sheets, clean socks, clean undershirts & underwear, Febreeze. Lotta Java – tea, cocoa, coffee singles, creamer, sugar, International Coffee tins, cookies, chocolates.
Hang in There! – stuffed animal monkey, banana bread, banana chips, banana pudding, monkey’s in a barrel game, card with a monkey on it.
A Day at the Beach! – sunscreen, beach towel, beach snacks, flip flops (shower shoes), aloe vera gel, sunglasses, sand toys. Medicine Cabinet – aspirin, Band-Aids, Neosporin, A&D ointment, cold medicine, Alka-Seltzer, Rolaids, vitamins, etc.
MRE/Mess Hall Survival Kit – restaurant size condiment packs of: bbq sauce, mustard, ketchup, mayo, relish, salt, pepper, taco sauce, ranch, cheese dip, etc.
Correspondence Carton – notebook paper, stationery, pens, pencils, stickers, envelopes, address book (filled in already), disposable camera.
Action Heroes – Power bars, squirt guns, Red Bull drinks, small Army figurines, comic books, Gatorade.
Bathroom in a Box – toilet paper, razor refills, foot powder, soap, washcloth, towel, shower shoes, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, aftershave.
Ruck Sack Snack Pack – packed full of his/her favorite snacks. Doritos, M&Ms, nuts, chips, crackers, jelly beans, beef jerky, gum, etc.
Breakfast on the GO – multigrain bars, instant oatmeal cups, small boxes of cereal, pop tarts, donuts, muffins, cocoa, tea, tang, coffee, etc.
I’m Nuts About You – peanuts, cashews, pistachios, peanut butter cookies, nutter butters, peanut lover’s chex mix etc. Anything with nuts it in.
Chili Today, Hot Tamale – Hot Tamales candy, small cans of chilli, red pepper flakes, spicy sunflower seeds, Cajun flavored Pringles, Spicy Chex mix, red hots, peppered beef jerky, Extreme Doritos, nacho cheese, Jalapeno Ritz, Tums and Rolaids.
This little piggy went to the sandbox – foot care kit, foot powder, boot inserts, foot lotion, foot file, clean socks, toe nail clippers, scrub brush, odor eater balls, foot soaks, and large Ziploc bags for foot soaking.
How do you eat your OREOS– Oreos, Peanut butter Oreos, Double stuffed Oreos, Low fat Oreos, Chocolate filled Oreos….Oreos…you get the picture? Lots of Oreos!
Sweet Tooth– Nerds, Gummy Bears, Laffy Taffy, bubble gum, Tootsie Rolls, Lolli Pops, Toothbrush, Toothpaste.
My Fisherman– Goldfish crackers, tuna pouches, canned salmon, canned sardines, gummy worms, Go Fish card game, Field & Stream magazine, electronic fishing rod game, Sponge Bob Square Pants stuffed toy, fishing game toy, etc.
Italian Stallion– Italian cheese Ghardetto’s, Pizza-licious Pringles, Pepperoni pizza Combo’s, small Boboli pizza bread, pizza sauce, canned Ravioli, spaghetti, lasagna, etc.
Thankful – canned turkey, instant mashed potatoes, breadsticks, gravy in a jar, Hostess apple pies, canned corn/green beans, turkey jerky, craisins, Thanksgiving scented candle, pictures of Thanksgivings past , scrapbook, taped recorded message, or even a “why we’re thankful for you” list.
It’s A Boy/It’s A Girl – birth announcement card, candy pacifiers, baby bottles filled with candy, baby wipes, baby lotion, baby powder, stuffed animal, bubble gum cigars (or real ones too), Cheerios, Gerber Graduates, Sugar Babies, Sour Patch Kids, Blue or Pink Kool-Aid, etc.
Straight from the Zoo – animal crackers, peanuts, peanut butter, beef jerky, dried banana chips, trail mix, Hostess snowballs, Tuna, postcards, stuffed animals, or plastic zoo animals.
Fiesta (buy doubles so you can party while you pack it!)– Margarita drink mix, Pina Colada mix, lemonade, salsa, chips, cheese, hot tamales candy, Fire balls candy, balloons, chilli peppers, refried beans, taco seasoning, tobacco, piñata filled with candy, Mexican decorations.
Play Ball – baseballs, peanuts, major league gum, sunflower seeds, baseball cards, baseball hat, shredded beef jerky, sunglasses, popcorn, Near beer, Cracker Jacks, game day programs, pictures of past ball games, stats on players or teams, taped ball games.
You’re The Big Cheese Now (Promotion Box) – cheese curls, cheese balls, cheese flavored chips, cheese Doritos, cheese popcorn, cheese and crackers, cheese flavored crackers, tubs of cheese spread, cheesy instant mashed potatoes, etc.
Luau – Macadamia nuts, coconut crème cookies, Kona coffee, sugar in the raw packets, photos/cards with Hawaiian scenery, paper palm trees, grass hula skirts, leis, coconut novelties, tropical straws w/ palm trees, flamingos, pineapple décor, pineapple chunks, Hawaiian tropic lotion, Hawaiian punch juice boxes, sun glasses, pina colada drink mixes, bag of seashells, line the box with tropical themed wrapping paper, Hawaiian girl car ornament, inflatable fish, sharks, palm trees, Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Dole tropical fruit cups, dried mango, papaya and pineapple, those L’Oreal Kids Shampoo in fish shaped containers, teriyaki chicken and beef nuggets, Barbie dolls dressed in bikinis, colorful flip flops, etc.
SOLDIER CARE PACKAGE “Tucked inside this little bag When your spirits are starting to sag Are some little reminders that I care As you fight for freedom over there.” Toothpick: To help you pick out the good in every situation you encounter. Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses: Because sometimes we all need a “hug and kiss” Paperclip: To help you “keep it together” when it all seems to be hitting the fan. Marble: To replace “the ones we all lose” from time to time. Snickers: To remind you to “laugh” even when you feel like crying. Rubber Band: To help you be flexible and “bounce back” in times of trouble without breaking. Stick of Gum: To remind you to “stick” with the task at hand. Mint: To let you know you’re worth a “mint” to me. Cotton Ball: To help “cushion” the rough times. Lollipop: To help you “lick” the problems you encounter. Star Burst: To let you know I’m “bursting” with pride for you. Nut: To remind you to relax and get a little “nutty” sometimes. Tootsie Roll: To remind you of the important “roll” you play. Lifesaver: To signify the “lifesaving” things you do to keep our country free.
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