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5 Meaningful Items to Include in a Care Package to Your Spouse

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

If you're looking for ideas for your next care package for your spouse, you've come to the right place! It's not just a gesture of support; it's a way of saying I love you during these long-distance times. These packages become lifelines of love and encouragement for our brave spouses. So, if you find yourself in the midst of preparing a care package, let me share with you five meaningful items that you could consider including:

1. Personalized Items

Personalized items, like that of a handwritten note, photos of familiar individuals, or a modest gift with sentimental value, are a great way to display ample care and appreciation. Customization reinforces the devotion and commitment you share. Plus the thoughtful effort you place into creating these unique touches are certain not to go unnoticed.

2. Items of Comfort

Oftentimes deployments are accompanied by many challenges, and your spouse may be experiencing some upon arrival of your package. Soothing articles like a familiar blanket or cozy pair of socks, certainly assist in providing a semblance of solace during combat overseas. Including equivalent things assists in bringing home to mind and more importantly, those cherished within.

3. Entertainment

Items for pure leisure and distraction are welcomed and essential components to any care package. Yours could include novels, music, movies, puzzles or a deck of cards to help pass time during moments of rare respite. Each carefully considered, tender touch will uplift your spouse’s spirits and leave an undeniably positive impact.

4. Hygiene Products

Clearly, hygiene products are essential for everyone, though particularly important for deployed military personnel residing in ever-changing and extreme climates. Including items such as toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant would be adequate. Consider travel-size toiletry kits that can be easily stored during travel or changes of station. The products will keep your other half feeling healthy and fresh, which enables them to continue pressing forward with purpose and a boost of morale.

5. Homemade Refreshments

Provisions in the form of snacks and treats are always necessary to include, homemade food in particular. Energy, nutrition, and a satiated feeling bring familiarity and a taste of home to soldiers out of the country. With a husband or wife's favorite snacks such as granola bars, jerky, or candies contained within, you’re sure to support them to power through even the most strenuous days.

Sending a care package to your loved one is such a wonderful and practical way to convey your care and devotion. Including personalized items such as those that bring comfort, are entertaining, provide proper hygiene, or are filled with nourishment - make a considerable difference in keeping your spouse uplifted and encouraged throughout your extended separations. With minimal effort and much love, you can produce a beneficial gift of great value.

Love and hugs!

~ Anna Morgan


My hope with this blog is to produce a space for any and all families - especially those serving our nation's armed forces to receive hope, support, and encouragement.

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