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]
posted by fontophilic
on May 9, 2013 -
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]
posted by SeedStitch
on Sep 11, 2012 -
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]
posted by tealcake
on Aug 28, 2012 -
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?
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 18, 2012 -
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]
posted by quietshout
on Feb 11, 2012 -
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]
posted by ocherdraco
on Jan 5, 2012 -
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!
posted by kavasa
on Dec 4, 2011 -
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]
posted by rachaelfaith
on Mar 29, 2011 -
Help me get a care package of "Only in America" type stuff for some friends in Scotland. [more inside]
posted by arishaun
on Sep 27, 2010 -
Recommendations for baked goods in care packages that might be in transit for several weeks at a time? [more inside]
posted by almostmanda
on Aug 13, 2010 -
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]
posted by bibliophibianj
on Dec 28, 2009 -
I want to send a homemade gift package to a friend. The wrinkle: He doesn't eat sweets. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by eleanna
on Jul 30, 2009 -
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.
posted by Xere
on Jul 11, 2009 -
[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]
posted by radiomayonnaise
on Nov 20, 2008 -
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.
posted by Xere
on Aug 17, 2008 -
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?
posted by emyd
on Jul 27, 2008 -
My boyfriend is moving to Chicago from NC. I want to put together a kickass care package for him. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz
on Jul 5, 2008 -
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.)
posted by _Mona_
on Jun 26, 2008 -
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]
posted by philad
on Jul 10, 2007 -
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.)
posted by mjbraun
on Jun 13, 2007 -
What can I give my sister in law to keep her busy while recovering from surgery? [more inside]
posted by msali
on Apr 29, 2007 -
Does anyone have a source for care-package type needs for American infantry soldiers in Iraq, as written by soldiers in Iraq?
posted by Heatwole
on Nov 17, 2006 -