Care Package Ideas for Troops
 serving in Iraq and Afghanistan

 Bold items indicate most frequently requested items.

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Beef Jerky

Instant Soups

Hard candy

Chocolate candy

Slim Jims

Cookies

Crackers

Chex Mix

Nuts

Trail Mix

Chips

Doritos

Salsa

Gum

Microwave Popcorn

Breath mints

Dried fruit

Canned fruit (pop tops)

Granola/cereal bars

Dry cereal

Tuna packs

Chicken packs

Spices*, condiments

Summer sausage

Snack Cakes

Easy Mac and Cheese

Sunflower Seeds

Instant coffee

Hot chocolate mix

Tea bags

Gatorade powder

Kool-aid (w/sugar)

Easy cheese

Pudding cups

Instant Oatmeal

Instant grits

Ramen noodles

Sunscreen

Chapstick

Insect Repellant

Eye Drops

Cough/cold meds

Advil/Tylenol

Toilet paper

Deodorant

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Body wash

Shampoo

Conditioner

Dental floss

Mouthwash

Bar soap

Laundry soap

Gel innersoles

Cotton balls

Q-tips

Contact lens cleaner

Hand sanitizer

After shave

Lotion

Cologne

Feminine hygiene products

Brush

Comb

Hairspray

Hair gel

Hair bands/clips

Nail clippers

Nail file

Nail polish

Body powder

Foot powder

Antibacterial Wipes

Cooling bandanas

Clorox wipes

Plain black sunglasses

Sand scarf

Frisbee

Nerf balls, etc

Beach toys

Beach balls

Electronic games

Playing cards

AT&T Phone cards

CD Player

CD's

DVD's

Books

Magazines

small spray bottles

Envelopes and paper

Sewing kits

Small mirror

Wash cloth

Towel

Small flashlight or book light

Disposable camera

Batteries

Zip lock bags

Cigarettes

Copenhagen

Word puzzles

Board games

Mister bottles

Plastic silverware

Socks