If you knit or know someone that does you can knit helmet liners. There are patterns on the web you can follow. They are really easy to make. They need to be a specific color and pure wool.
Do you have an ornament that is always put on the tree? You can also send that. How about a small pillow that can be easily packed made out of their old t-shirt or flannel shirt.
If you can make a home video that they can play with family and friends leaving a message that could also be fun. If there is a town nearby, how about looking it up and sending coupons for any restaurants, tech stores, clothing stores, etc., that might be near by.
I'd send a stocking with some treats in it. It's these little things that single military members won't think to get themselves. But these types of things are always nice because it's something that reminds them of a home Christmas.
I'd put things like a toothbrush, a travel laundry detergent (always need those!) and some candy
When hubby was overseas, they didn't have a Christmas tree. They made one out of a mortar tube and strung up shell casings as ornaments. I was so mad when I heard that--I would have mailed him a mini tree if I had known he didnt have one.
A cake in a jar and cookies. To make the cookies stay fresh, add a piece of bread before you double wrap them. My husband says that they are still moist when they get to him. A cake in a jar is just like canning a baked cake. Will stay fresher longer.
Maybe the hometown newspaper? My dad used to send me my favorite kind of fudge that they sell at Rural King and sometimes those little candy pumpkins that taste like candy corn. He's been slacking off lately, though.
I spent 17 years in the Canadian Navy, these are some of the things my wife would sens. Time, or some other news magazine, treats are always a huge hit (chocolate covered espresso beans were always huge), toiletries, a signed greeting card, stamped envelopes, my wife used to send me canned food as well, that was always huge on nights when the meal was sub-par.
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