Planning a Care Package: Am I missing something?

Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
The care package would be for a female friend who's in a distant northern land (well, still technically part of the states). She's a volunteer and works at a radio station.

So far I've chosen:
- Bar of chocolate
- Bookmark
- Letter


Any other suggestions? Or share any care packages you've made before.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
More non-perishable food
1
Wool socks (Dumbledore approved)
10
Warm hat
4
Book
8
Body product (lotion, soap, scrub, etc.)
18
Other suggestion
5
Caribou!
3
Total votes: 49 (28 voters)
Poll is closed
05/31/2013
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evanescentowl evanescentowl
My friends love to send cute, nerdy socks. (: Like, if she really likes cats, get her some socks with cats all over them! A little sampler of body products is also good.

As a college student my parents always send food, but since it's summer there is a risk it could melt or perish.
05/31/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Quote:
Originally posted by evanescentowl
My friends love to send cute, nerdy socks. (: Like, if she really likes cats, get her some socks with cats all over them! A little sampler of body products is also good.

As a college student my parents always send food, but since it's ... More
Thanks for sharing, she really likes Harry Potter so maybe I can find some socks that are Harry Potter-themed.
05/31/2013
Nightstone Nightstone
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
The care package would be for a female friend who's in a distant northern land (well, still technically part of the states). She's a volunteer and works at a radio station.

So far I've chosen:
- Bar of chocolate
- ... More
is there some sort of local food that she can't get where she is for example i grew up in the philly area and really miss some of the fod that you can't get down where i am now

also post cards of landmarks from home
05/31/2013
RonLee RonLee
If your friend is working in a remote location, I would add a few packs of moist wipes specifically "Kleenex Splash 'N Go!".
05/31/2013
eri86 eri86
Book to go with the bookmark.
06/01/2013
nickeyt nickeyt
i would go with some lotion or body wash
06/01/2013
Woman China Woman China
Whatever she cannot get that she is used to where she lives. And depending on the climate where she is, maybe some herbs and spices for an indoor garden if she will be there for a while.

Personally, an iTunes gift card if she's access to a iphone or ipad so she can pick and choose her own books, Amazon gift card...
06/01/2013
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm agreeing with the other suggestions on items from home she can't get where she is currently at. Hat, gloves, scarf set, warm socks, books, etc.
06/01/2013
TJax TJax
Quote:
Originally posted by Nightstone
is there some sort of local food that she can't get where she is for example i grew up in the philly area and really miss some of the fod that you can't get down where i am now

also post cards of landmarks from home
My parents used to send tortillas to me while I was in college (they are in Texas, I was in the northwest)
06/01/2013
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
see if you can find some regional product she misses. Or something off the wall just to make her laugh
06/01/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
Body products for sure!
06/01/2013
married with children married with children
books, or a gift card to a book store.
06/01/2013
Pixel Pixel
Get a good and moisturizing lip gloss as the body product! They're always a good care package addition. (I love Burt's Bees.)
06/03/2013
Woman China Woman China
OH! How could I have forgotten??? Whenever my mother sends me a care package, she always includes a MAD magazine. I do have to say though, they went down hill from when I first started getting care packages in the 80's. But a tradition is a tradition!
06/03/2013
harvest harvest
I think a hand salve or lotion would be useful, if it's cold there might be nice.
06/04/2013
Ciao. Ciao.
Toss in something that's local to your area or unique to you. Either way it's always a pleasant surprise to get some fun mail!
06/04/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Quote:
Originally posted by Nightstone
is there some sort of local food that she can't get where she is for example i grew up in the philly area and really miss some of the fod that you can't get down where i am now

also post cards of landmarks from home
Hmmm, maybe some local chocolate might be nice
06/04/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Thank you for all the suggestions so far, I'm grateful because I plan to send her more than one care package.
06/04/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
Write her a letter telling her all the things you miss about her. Get other friends to write one as well. It is always nice to know you are missed.
06/05/2013
KatPawz2003 KatPawz2003
Something to keep her warm at night, be it a toy or a nice throw blanket or anything else. Also cold climates tend to dry out the skin so a moisturizer would be good.
06/06/2013
alliegator alliegator
Food from home she can't get there. Years ago after my family moved from California across the USA, a friend sent my mom Rosarita refried beans and See's chocolate
06/10/2013
Adnerbmw Adnerbmw
so i used to send tons to my husband when he was on deployment so im great at these, send things so remind her of home, a local coffee shops cocoa if she has a favorite place, anything she cant get where she is at. letters are always a great thing to get. see if there are anything that she cant get where she is at.
06/10/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
Talk to her about food one and day and if she is missing something she will tell you! And send it!!! My parents sent me grits and I flipped out! I ration it now.
06/10/2013
Madsinner Madsinner
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
The care package would be for a female friend who's in a distant northern land (well, still technically part of the states). She's a volunteer and works at a radio station.

So far I've chosen:
- Bar of chocolate
- ... More
comfort food is the best part of any care package
06/10/2013
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