Greetings. When you have a loved one deployed overseas, you undoubtedly want to send him or her gifts that provide the comforts of home. It can be difficult to know what items are useful and what items may go untouched during his or her deployment, so let’s take a look at some tried-and-true care package staples that are sure to be a hit.

Who doesn’t love getting delicious food and drinks? Soldiers especially appreciate edible gifts, since they usually don’t have many options. Try sending powdered drink mixes, like hot chocolate or lemonade, that they can easily mix with water.

Help them take military-issued, ready-to-eat meals to the next level by providing soldiers with condiments and spices, like mustard, hot sauce and seasoning packets.

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