Need a few military care package ideas? I’ve got you covered!
Over the years, the pilot and I have gone through quite a bit of distance and a few deployments too. Sending care packages has always been a way for me to make him smile from afar and I love making them!
Since I know a lot of you have husbands, boyfriends, family, and friends in the military, I thought it might be fun to do a post on some of the packages I have sent to my pilot.
Care Package Details and Ideas
Valentine’s Day Themed February box of LOVE
- Grab a box of kiddie valentines and write a sweet note on each one.
- Write notes and inside jokes on red and pink paint sample sheets.
- Love Grown Granola (they donated two boxes of love to P’s squadron!)
- Warm Fuzzies (hello nostalgia)
- Valentines Day Candy + other snacks
- Individual packets of hot sauce and other beloved condiments
- Command Strips (these come in handy for gear and uniforms)
- Hand sanitizer
- Face wipes
Spring Easter Basket
- Ground Coffee + a Portable Coffee Mug
- Peanut Butter and Graham Crackers for snacking
- Annies Pizza Bunnies (pizza party in a box!)
- Assorted snacks
- Emergency Chocolate, duh! (ship with ice packs around it to nix melting)
- Easter Eggs filled with notes instead of candy. (some sweet + some funny!)
- Magazines + Books
- I also added shredded pastel paper to make the entire thing look like an easter egg hunt!
care package tips and tricks
Never underestimate the power of a million little notes + letters! Most of the time it’s the things that don’t cost a dime that mean the absolute most.
Also, the likelihood of any of it coming back to the states is slim to none. Though I did send him his fancy Contigo coffee mug — Paul if you’re reading this you better bring that thing home!
When they’re ridiculously busy they tend to choose their beds over the cafeteria and miss meals, so don’t hesitate to send an emergency stash.
I’ll never forget the day Paul told me he had nothing but a blueberry poptart to eat for pretty much the entire day. Now he gets food in every package.
Another ridiculously random thing I do is attack the magazines I send him with post-its and a sharpie. I’ll leave random notes on articles telling him what I thought of them or cracking jokes.
I think there was one Men’s Health issue that I straight up COVERED in “That’s what she said!” post-its. It’s the little things in life…
Leave your favorite care package tips + ideas in the comment section! <3
I can’t wait to hear about packages you’ve sent or received to/from loved ones!