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Military Care Packages: Items Most Needed and Wanted

Posted by Kathleen Smith

For the list below, when it comes any ‘cleaning’ kinds of items you plan to include in military care packages for the holidays (see our previous posts on military care packages here and here), please be mindful to keep the amounts to small quantities. Remember, you are usually providing care items for small teams.

Below is a list of popular and most sought items:

  • Baby Wipes (small quantities)
  • Magazines
  • Bars of soap
  • Snacks (crackers, peanut butter, cheese crackers, etc)
  • Cushion Socks (military black/brown)
  • Small packets
    of juice (Capri sun, apple juice, etc)
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Cans of fruit
  • Tooth Brushes (just a few)
  • Floss Tobacco products (dip/smokes)
  • Razor Blades (MACH 3, etc)
  • A real football (or 2)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Board games (monopoly, risk, jigsaw puzzles, Sudoko, etc.)

  • Gold Bond Foot Powder
  • Gummy Bears
  • Shaving Cream (travel sizes)
  • Pringles (salt/vinegar, sour cream onion
  • Lysol
  • Candies (Skittles/Starburst/Jolly Ranchers)
  • Sour Patch
  • Gatorade Powder
  • Beef Jerky
  • Poker Chips
  • Playing Cards
  • Time Magazine
  • DVD’s (action/comedy) 

Remember! The holidays will be here before you know it. We thank you, in advance, for supporting our U.S. troops no matter where they may be across the globe!

This entry was posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 7:25 pm

One thought on “Military Care Packages: Items Most Needed and Wanted”

  1. Your missing a few very important items on this list. I. A military mama to 4 males.
    Chapstick. Peanut butter
    Vicks vapor rub. Ravioli pop tops
    Sleep aid meds. Oreos do not melt
    Chewing gum. Forks,spoons,salt, pepper
    Pain relief meds coffee ,creamers , sugar
    Cofee filters. Itch creams
    Bug spray. Lotion

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