I've mentioned it before, but lately I've fallen off the cute, themed care package train and jumped on the boring train! Josh has been wanting to get the same things in every box -- which, honestly, is fine, but it tends to stifle my creativity. I suppose it doesn't HAVE to, but I need to work on that.
However, since he keeps requesting the same - or similar - items, I thought it might be helpful to make a post about them. People are always asking what to put in Care Packages and I tend to give them the same 'ole list. While some of these items are pretty standard, I'd definitely think there are few unique ones others might enjoy discovering for their Care Packages, so here we go:
1. Mio -- This is like liquid gold: both in cost and intrinsic value. Josh said he uses one of these every day (every two days if he's really stingy). Evidently, regular water isn't cutting it over there -- not that I blame him! They're like $3 - $4 a pop, so if there is a sale, I scoop up a BUNCH. I honestly think he looks forward to these the most.
2. Canned Goods -- Josh prefers Chef Boyardee and Spaghettio's, but I think the idea would be the same for any canned good. They're quick and easy! And, honestly, I think they remind him of home. Or maybe they're just actual edible food and not MREs. =)
3. Bread -- Yep, like a loaf of bread. I've started packing one of these in every box. I can't say why he likes it so much, but he does. And I guess it gets there in good shape since he keeps asking for it. I will warn you: it takes about half a flat rate box, so if you're limited on space this is probably not the best item to send.
4. Nutella -- Josh LOVES this stuff. I'm guessing because it's different then the standard PB&J, but who knows. Again, this is a pricier product so if there's a sale or coupon, I stock up!
5. Rockstars! -- Josh is partial to this brand, but I'm guessing the guys would be happy to receive any kind of energy drink. Most people don't know this, but you CAN ship these! I've had no trouble with them -- not with the post office nor with them exploding. I'd guess you could ship pop too. I double bag them in Ziplocs just in case though.
6. Pringles -- The guys like snacks that are easy to tote. Pringles work really well because they're virtually the only chip you can actually ship with it arriving in a million pieces. This is another "1 in every box" item. These are also space hogs, but you can fit about eight in a flat rate (if you're shipping nothing else, that is).
There you have it! My top 6 buys as of late! Anyone else have good suggestions that are outside the standard realm of baby wipes and personal care items?