Shipping cookies Overseas!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Registered User JustJoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Northern IL
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,451
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Shipping cookies Overseas!

    Can someone give me advice on the best way to pack home baked cookies to ship over seas? I have an adopted solider stationed in Iraq and just received a letter from him saying he'd love some homemade chocolate chip cookies. When my son was in Iraq I never sent any home baked goods as he is not a sweets eater.

    I just don't want them to end up being a box of crumbs when he gets them.

  2. #2
    Registered User Michelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Mass.
    Posts
    21,255
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    69
    Rep Power
    56

    Default

    I just bumped a thread for you that I posted a while back about this very thing. HTH

  3. #3
    Registered User JustJoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Northern IL
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,451
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle View Post
    I just bumped a thread for you that I posted a while back about this very thing. HTH
    Thanks so much!

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Registered User jamie79's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    wherever the army sends us
    Posts
    2,454
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    21

    Default Cookies

    If you put them in a tin they should be fine. Just pack the box snugly so the tin doesnt bounce around too much. I would put them in a Ziploc bag in the tin to help keep them fresher too

  6. #5
    Registered User bumplett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Age
    46
    Posts
    3,569
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    my dad sent my hubby home baked goodies in a vacummed sealed baggie & then in a tin - (those 'as seen on tv' vacuum sealer thingies) -

    everything arrived fresh and yummy - the biggest problem is the amount of time it takes for the guys to get their mail - those cookies could be tumbling around for weeks - (that's why my dad used the vac sealer thing)

  7. #6
    Registered User bumplett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Age
    46
    Posts
    3,569
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    oh, there was something else that my dad sent to dh ~ he used layers of wax paper inbetween - it was something chocolate (brownies or turtles) ~ he put them in a tin also, with wax paper inbetween each layer and paper towels on the top & bottom - those arrived safetly also.

  8. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    922
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    When DH was in the Navy I sent him cookies:

    wrap in plastic wrap first, (like saran wrap) this will keep them moist, then in foil, (to keep sturdy).....then put into tin or into a sturdy box.

    Most things I sent went thru APO-FPO addresses and were recieved in 7 days....I suggest using those FLAT rate boxes from the USPS, no matter the weight they are $8.10 and they go priority.

    JMHO,
    leezza

  9. #8
    Registered User JustJoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Northern IL
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,451
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    17

    Default

    Thanks for all your suggestions ladies

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Also if you are mailing heavy boxes, get the flat rate priority mail boxes from teh post office. It will save you a bunch in fees. YOu can basically mail any weight in these for a flat fee (I think it is around $8.10).

Similar Threads

  1. Shipping cookies overseas question??
    By forHISglory in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-21-2011, 05:54 PM
  2. I Have Exp. C's For Military Families Overseas
    By many houseapes in forum Coupons
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-24-2011, 10:44 AM
  3. New from Overseas
    By Rangia in forum General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-04-2009, 01:25 AM
  4. Living Frugal Overseas
    By Determined in forum General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-15-2009, 12:19 AM
  5. more patterns shipping only* UPDATED with shipping totals
    By mylittle4 in forum For Sale or Trade
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-09-2004, 10:47 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •