(Closed) sending a package to friend stationed in afghanistan…

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Monkey786:  We’ve sent  all sorts of things like food and clothes. My grandmother bakes my sister cakes but doesn’t “put them together”, and then when they get there my sister stacks them and ices them. So, the possibilities are endless! My sister has been stationed in Iraq and now Kuwait. Her fiancee is in Afghanistan and she has sent her an ipad. She tried to disguise it really well so it wouldn’t be stolen should the wrong person be processing the package. I’m not sure there are any limitations to what you can send (except the obvious, like no weapons or chemicals). Bubble wrap the hell out of it though…

Post # 4
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4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

You can’t send porn or alcohol- do a google search, and you’ll get lists from Mom’s groups, ets. And check the temperatures before you ship chocolates,etc. Magazines were appreciated, LETTERS… a friend who was stationed overthere said he liked the letters best. Ramblings about “normal” stuff you do at home. Photos. Hometown newspapers, comics. Baby wipes. One month I also did a “girlie” box for the two women in his platoon, and they really appreciated it (with Cosmo, glitter nail file, hair bands, etc.) Honestly, anything you send will be appreciated. 🙂

Post # 5
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5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It depends on where your friend is stationed… if they are at a major air base, they likely have access to ‘modern day’ luxuries like daily showers and soap.

I was at a forward operating base with limited running water, so things like baby wipes and hand sanitizer were my faves.  We had a micorwave, so easy mac & popcorn were big hits as well.  Well packaged cookies were awesome, as were easy pack-n-go snacks like trail mix or granola bars.

The air there is so dry it might be nice to send a good deep conditioner and some lotions.  Honestly, there was little I could do to feel feminine while overseas, so the idea of a ‘girlie’ box is a great suggestion.

 

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