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Best Items for Military Care Packages

Sending a care package to a deployed military member is a great way to boost their spirits and remind them what they’re fighting for. 

But for the sender, it can sometimes be tricky to know what items to include. 

That’s why we’re going to give our recommendation for what items should be included in a military care package.

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You might be surprised to know that functional items are often military members’ favorite items to receive in a care package.

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These items can include:

  • Body wipes
  • Batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Bug repellent
  • Dental floss

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A cherished item at the top of most military members’ care package wishlist is high-quality socks. Military members spend a lot of time on their feet and some soft, comfortable socks can go along way in making it more enjoyable.

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Military members are provided with food while abroad, but the food can often be bland and repetitive. 

We’d recommend including some non-perishable food items that will either serve as a treat or spice up the mundane food that they’re used to eating. 

Some great food items to include are:

  • Powdered food
  • Condiments
  • Candy
  • Drink mixes
  • Granola bars

Ultraviolet Protection Glasses

Military members could really use dependable UVA/UVB eye protection – especially goggle-style sunglasses.

Goggle-style sunglasses will keep military members safe from harmful ultraviolet rays and dusty wind. 

A great product are the Wiley X Saber Advanced Goggles APEL. These goggles have 100% UVA/UVB protection without causing any sight distortion.

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Entertainment Items

Anything to keep military members busy during their off time is a great idea to include in a care package. 

Items that entertain only one person are great, but military members also would appreciate entertainment that can be enjoyed together. 

Items to include are:

  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Deck of cards
  • Board games
  • Notebook
  • DVDs

Reminders of Home

This is one of the most important things to include in a care package.

The key to this step is to get creative and think about all you’d like to share with your deployed loved one. 

Some ideas we would recommend are:

  • Photos
  • Personal letters
  • Gift of endearment

Final Remarks

We hope this list helped give you some military care package ideas. Remember to have fun and know whatever you send will be valued. 

Happy sending!


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