Saturday, May 28, 2011

Deployment Care Package Basics

We've been around this deployment block a time or two, and my honey has done a great job of answering my endless pestering questions letting me know what he really likes to receive in care packages.  He is not a center-of-attention kind of guy and doesn't enjoy listing his preferences for others, but I insist ... and he obliges.  Here are the top 10 basics that are always stocked for care packages we send:
Cobalt 5 sugar-free gum is an all-time favorite.
Senseo coffee pods are always a hit with his beloved Senseo coffee maker!
Liquid creamers are a must with round-the-clock coffee.
Shelled and salted, pistachios are a favorite.
Soft dried fruit ... not the crunchy kind ... and never, ever dried bananas (well, that's just for my hubby!).
Deluxe and salted mixed nuts provide a quick protein-filled snack.
Vaseline Daily Skin Shield Protective Body Lotion with SPF 15 20.3 Oz
Unscented with SPF helps counter the hot sun.
Carmex For Cold Sores Tube 12X.35 OZ
Carmex in a tube is needed to fight wind-chapped lips.
PURELL Instant hand Sanitizer .05oz. Bulk Case - 500 each
Mini hand sanitizers fit great in an ACU pocket.

Lysol Neutra Air Freshmatic Automatic Spray Kit, Fresh Scent
Battery-operated air fresheners are a big help in small, cramped CHUs ... extra batteries and refills are great, too!
These photos are all from but the actual items can be found in your favorite grocery store.  Happy care-package creating!  What are YOUR honey's favorites?


  1. Love this blog it has given me some great starters on what to pack for my hubby now! I think I am going to google snacks and see what else I can come up with!! Thanks Traci YOU are the Best!!

  2. I love reading your blog. It's encouraging and you are such an eloquent writer! I recently was given The Silent Salute award by MommaCan at and have been looking for someone to pass the award on to. So, I would like to present this award to you! Thank you to you, your husband, and your family for your service and the sacrifice you give for your country!


    Here is the link to the post about your award! Congratulations! :)

  4. Georgia, thanks! I'm starting to get back into the care-package swing of things. Let me know what you come up with, too. You are so creative!!

  5. Sarah, wow. Thank you so very much. I'm off to the link now to check it. I really appreciate your comments and the award!!


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