Whether your Marine is a grunt or an administration clerk, a dog handler or a pilot, receiving care packages when on a long deployment can mean much-needed strength to make it just one more day. It can put a smile on your Marine’s face and let him know he is always on your mind.
The items don’t have to be costly or elaborate. They can be practical, sentimental, or to share with the whole squad.
We’ve put together a list of care package ideas that are Marine and Marine-family approved so the next time your Marine is away, you can provide the support and encouragement he needs.
Feel free to comment and add your tried and true ideas. Also, visit our U.S. Marine Corps Pinterest page for more ideas.
Food and Goodies: Entertainment:
Hard candy Magazines/Books/DVDs
Instant coffee Playing cards
Beef jerky Travel Board Games
Dried fruit and nuts
Gum From Home:
Drink packets Cigarettes and dip
Pop tarts Photos of friends/family
Baked goods Paper/letter-writing gear
Baby Wipes New socks
Razors Skivvie shirts
Water balloons (to keep cool and counteract boredom)