What would be good things to put in a regular care package for a mom whose infant child will be in the hospital for the next indefinite period of time? [more inside]
I have a good friend who is moving overseas with his family for a few years as part of his job. I would like to send him a care package shortly after he gets there that will be encouraging to him. I have a few ideas, based on what I know about him personally over the years. What other kinds of things might be encouraging for a big change-in-life situation like this? [more inside]
My 11 year old nephew is away at camp for a month and I want to send him a care package. What should I put in it? I'm not sure what is / isn't allowed at this particular camp. I'm thinking candy to share? What else would be awesome?
A good friend of mine lives in the Dominican Republic (but is from Spain) and I want to send her a care package. I want to know what fun things I can send her that she can't get there. Things she might miss from the US (where she has lived as well) or Spain. Foods, gifts, etc. Any ideas welcome!
One of my very closest friends just broke up with her boyfriend - specifically, he broke up with her and is horrible and etc. I am in NYC, but want to send her something to make her feel better. What can I get delivered to her house locally? [more inside]
Help me create a list of mailable, share-able, care-package items from all the U.S. states/DC for my college student son and his friends. [more inside]
My brother in law is deployed in Afghanistan for the next 7 months or so. He's in a relatively safe post on base. He has access to a commissary, internet, and PS3. While he doesn't really need things, he needs cheering up. What should my husband and I send him? [more inside]
What's the best thing I can send to brand spanking new parents? [more inside]
Someone who I have never met personally but who has been very generous with me in the past is in an inpatient rehab facility (for alcohol). I'd like to send her a care package. What the heck should I include? [more inside]
A family member is having brain surgery next week. What can I put in a care package to make her recovery more pleasant? [more inside]
American ex-pats living in Germany, what things that can be mailed did you miss from/about the US? [more inside]
I'm looking for nice gift(s) for my brother who is about to take a major test, except the test in on Thursday, and he lives 1,800 miles away. What could I order or have delivered in New Orleans for a stressed out med student?
Best episodes of On Being (nee Speaking of Faith), best light, entertaining and/or inspirational podcasts, plus other cheap but good things to include in a get well care package. [more inside]
My friend's dad died. She had a really complicated and difficult relationship with him, but even so was very involved in his care over the past several years as he's been seriously ill. I want to send her something, since she lives across the country and I can't be there for her in person. She's allergic to flowers. What should I send? [more inside]
Hello! Can you help me think of or find a care package/christmas gift appropriate for: 1) a totally awesome lady 2) that will soon be in Montreal for sex reassignment surgery 3) that I know through World of Warcraft 4) where she is a main tank for my raid. Thanks in advance!
How hard is it really to get canned pumpkin in Ireland? [more inside]
What should I include in a gluten-free pregnancy care package? [more inside]
Help me put together a care package for a pregnant friend based on shopping at Trader Joe's. [more inside]
What kind of unique gift or treat could I send to my dad in Arizona, who's had a rough time with some recent chemo treatments? [more inside]
Vegan care package for a male college freshman: Products? Mail order sites? GO! [more inside]
Help me get a care package of "Only in America" type stuff for some friends in Scotland. [more inside]
What are good things to include in a care package from the US to Korea? [more inside]
Recommendations for baked goods in care packages that might be in transit for several weeks at a time? [more inside]
Help me build an awesome care package for a band on tour. [more inside]
What can I put in a France-themed care package? The tricky part: I'm in the US. [more inside]
My boyfriend has always been a bit apprehensive about flying before, but he's taking his first flight (transatlantic) to see me in a little over a month. Yay! I want to send him a care package full of things that will keep him comfortable and relaxed (especially the latter) during the flight. I have a few ideas for keeping him comfortable (but would like more) and virtually none for keeping him relaxed. What should I include? [more inside]
I want to send a homemade gift package to a friend. The wrinkle: He doesn't eat sweets. (more inside) [more inside]
My Australian friend sent me a lovely package of Australian goods (Marmite, Vegemite, Aero, Tim Tams, Jaffa, Violet Crumble, Chokito...), and I'd like to reciprocate. But I'm clueless as to what American things are rarities in Australia. Any suggestions of what I can send? FWIW, my friend is in Newcastle, I'm in Los Angeles.
What should I put in a care package for a friend who is starting law school in the fall? [more inside]
What moral-support gifts can I send a friend fighting for access to her daughter? [more inside]
[giftfilter] It's that time of year again. I want to send a Christmas care package to a friend who is volunteering with the Peace Corps in the Philippines. What's good to send? [more inside]
What should NOT go in a care package to China? [more inside]
Putting together a fun-filled mail package for my friend. He is currently studying abroad in Thailand. What things are unobtainable, nearly unobtainable, or coveted, that I can send him? I'm in the US. Help me be awesome.
Care package ideas for a new journalism grad student and New Yorker- [more inside]
Ideas for a care package for a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan? I'd like to keep it open for many different types of suggestions, but perhaps the fact that he is 24 year old male from Northern California is relevant. Anyone know what kinds of things he'll be missing while he's stuck there for two years?
My boyfriend is moving to Chicago from NC. I want to put together a kickass care package for him. [more inside]
My good friend's young son will be having heart surgery in a few weeks. It's expected to go well, but it's still terrifying for everyone. I want to do something for her to let her know I care, but I'm coming up blank. She and her husband have plenty of family in the area so I'm sure they'll be handling meals, etc. The children's hospital is nearby so they won't be staying in a hotel or anything. Have any of you been through something like this? What helped you out during hours in the waiting room? (The irony is, I have young sons myself so I should be able to put myself in her place, but the whole idea of being in her place scares me so much I can hardly think about it.)
Manhattan care package? [more inside]
What should I put in an exam care package for a law student? [more inside]
My sister is having ACDF surgery on Monday, and I'm putting together a care package for her recovery. Any suggestions? [more inside]
What to give a new soldier about to deploy? [more inside]
What should I give my mother for her upcoming trip around the world? [more inside]
Please help me distract, amuse, and pamper my sick friend. [more inside]
My wife and I are looking to pack a carry-on care package for a friend who is flying to China soon. He will be staying there for a month on business. What kinds of things should I send on the plane with him? Just small things that would fit in say a quart size ziplock (or maybe something more creative than a ziplock). Perhaps stuff to do on the plane or maybe something useful once he gets to China? Just plain fun, stupid stuff is good too. [more inside]
Much like this question, I want to deliver a care package to a family member who is ill. However, I'm in Chicago, and she's in New York (Brooklyn, to be precise). I'd love to send her some matzoh ball soup, decongestants, tea, and other goodies for the infirm. Any suggestions? (My yahoo search inadvertently went to the web as a whole an I found this and I was all "Sweet!" until I realized it was just an idea.)
What can I give my sister in law to keep her busy while recovering from surgery? [more inside]
Does anyone have a source for care-package type needs for American infantry soldiers in Iraq, as written by soldiers in Iraq?
Brits: is there any American junk food which you covet? [more inside]
Composing a care package for friend in Sudan -- what to include? [more inside]