Christmas Care Packages for Deployed Soldiers

December 1st, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Deployment Gifts | Military Gift Ideas | Military Gifts by Holiday - (Comments Off on Christmas Care Packages for Deployed Soldiers)

Your loved one who’s ever been away from home for long periods of time can relate to the excitement and joy of receiving a Christmas care package. Your thoughtful Christmas care package can raise the morale of your deployed soldier. You deployed loved one will overhear a few people saying it felt like Christmas all over again when you receive your great Christmas care package.

Do you have good Christmas care packages ideas to help soldiers overseas while away from home as well as families who are looking for fun care package ideas for their friends and family in the military?

Nothing warms a soldier’s heart more, of course, than to receive a Christmas gift from home. Whether it’s a letter or a small gift, just the simple act of jotting a note that says “I love you” brings a piece of family to an otherwise lonely place. But you should consider something when you prepare the special Christmas presents for your loved one deployed overseas.

Prepare a Christmas Care Package for a Deployed Soldier?

What are the best military Christmas gifts should you choose? First, since you can’t really send much in terms of volume, it is important thing that you should consider that how to send the Christmas care package to soldiers deployed overseas smoothly without a hitch. This is due to the fact that you will have to mail the gift, and some countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan or the Middle East are really strict on what’s allowed and not allowed in the country.

Below are a few tips may help you avoid the question that some items are not allowed to be sent and other items will not survive extreme weather conditions.

  • Do not include any type of magazines, movies, or pictures that have pornography material in the care package.
  • Alcohol is illegal in Kuwait. So don’t send any drinks containing alcohol in any Christmas care package.
  • Do not send anything that comes in an aerosol can such as deodorant or shaving cream.
  • If you are preparing the Christmas care package for loved one is going on deployment. You should know what your deployed loved one can’t take a whole lot of un-necessary things along. So you should make sure that you’re getting your loved one military gift that don’t take too much space, but one that’s full of meaning.
Now you may have appropriate and unique Christmas present ideas to your deployed husband, wife, mom, dad, boyfriend, friends and more to show your holiday wishes.

1. Personal Care Items

Your deployed serviceman can’t refuse deodorant, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, cotton swabs, individual dental floss picks, lotions, travel-sized toilet paper and tissues. A lady soldier might enjoy a nice assortment of loofah sponges, tampons, shower gels and disposable ladies’ razors and more. Thought, these items are small and common, they can let your sentimental soldier feels the sense of Christmas family.

2. Special Christmas Food

Some soldiers away will not have the opportunity to eat their favorite Christmas treats while on deployment. Send Christmas sugar cookies that are festively decorated with a box of candy canes. Packages of powdered eggnog mix, apple cider and hot chocolate mix can be a festive treat for soldiers to drink as well.

3. Homemade Christmas Gifts from Kids

Have your children keep a special deployment box while their mom or dad is deployed. Have the children decorate this box however they would like. Then each time the child receives something or makes something that they want to share with their mom or dad they can put in the box and keep it safe until they come home. Why not encourage your children to make Christmas deployment box filled with their kills, love, blessing and more?

Your deployed love one must miss you and your kids very much, especially for your new baby he has never hugged her/him before. Helping your new baby or toddler to make simple but meaningful Christmas handprint/footprint card for her/his deployed mom or dad is heartwarming.

4. Latest Family Photos of Christmas

Send pictures of loved ones, you, children, parents, friends and other relatives. Include a note from each person and the highlights of beautiful Christmas tree with colorful decorations, perfect Christmas presents, Christmas stocking be filled of gifts and more. Let your loved one share the happy and heartwarming holiday with you though she is deployed overseas.

5. Unique Christmas Gifts for Music-Loving Soldiers

If you’re shopping for a present for a soldier who loves music, there’s no better gift idea than the homemade Christmas music CD. You may wonder what type of homemade CD we are talking about. Recording Christmas carolers of kids, you, and parents and burning them on to the special CD disc can be a lot of fun and a great way to express your Christmas blessings to your deployed loved one.

6. Elegant Christmas Presents for the Artistic Soldier

Personalized engraved items may be suitable for your artistic soldier such as crystal items, jewelry, watches, pens, lighter, lady mirror and more. The family necklace can be personalized and given as creative Christmas gifts. Parents and children reach out to each other on the necklace’s pendant, their arms forming a family circle with a loving heart at its center. Your deployed loved one will read your heart and love wherever he/she goes.

7. Thoughtful Christmas Care Package for Love Reading Soldiers

Do you think the Kindle is perfect gift idea for avid reader? If you are searching appropriate Christmas gifts for soldier who loves to read very much, don’t miss the Kindle. The ability to carry dozens of books with him/her when he/she deployed, without actually carrying dozens of books in their suitcase, is simply amazing!

 

Homemade Christmas Gifts Ideas for Deployed Soldier

November 29th, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Deployment Gifts | Military Gifts by Holiday - (Comments Off on Homemade Christmas Gifts Ideas for Deployed Soldier)

Christmas will be stressful time when you have loved ones overseas fighting for the freedom of our country. But it is especially important to take the extra time and forethought to boost the spirits of your brave loved one.

Little but personalized Christmas gifts from friends and family at home serve to remind service members of the reasons for their sacrifice. Here are some homemade Christmas gifts ideas from military family for you to browse.

Handprint/Footprint Christmas Cards Ideas for Kids

Handprint/Footprint Christmas Cards Ideas for KidsYour deployed loved one must miss you and kids very much, especially for the new baby he never hugged her/him before. So teach kids to make simple but meaningful Christmas gift for their father/mother is heartwarming. If your kid is too young to make the Christmas gift, you can help him/her to make the personalized handprint or footprint cards.

Cut a piece of cardstock in half and then fold in half. Rub the baby’s hand or foot in ink or paint and press onto the cardstock, you just wipe baby’s foot or hand with the inkless wipe & then gently press the foot onto the coated paper. Within seconds a black footprint develops with an amazing amount of detail – every wrinkle & fold can often be seen. The wipe has no visible ink on it so no messy black marks are left on the hand or foot – amazing!

Cross-Stitch Ideas for a Military Spouse

Cross-Stitch Christmas TreeChristmas stockings are a traditional holiday decoration used hold small presents and decorate fireplace mantles, but your deployed loved one also needs this traditional Christmas ornaments to highlight the military life. Make your own counted cross-stitch Christmas stocking with yarn and plastic canvas mesh. Use a template for the size of stocking you would like to make, and plan out the cross stitching on a sheet of graph paper.

Homemade CD with Christmas Greeting from Parents of a Soldier

Christmas Greeting from Parents of SoldierI am sure that will be heartwarming and sentimental while your loved one see you, kids, parents, friends and other relatives, the Christmas party, beautiful Christmas tree with colorful decorations and happy kids and your bright smile and more. Creating a Christmas CD for a deployed loved one and tells him/her that he/she and the family belong together forever.

Homemade Family Christmas Photo Albums

 Military Family Christmas Photos AlbumMake personalized family albums Christmas-themed for your loved one and share the happiness and holiday greeting with him/her, tell him/her you, kids and parents are great, share the growing surprise of your new baby and more.

Thoughtful Appreciation Ideas for Military Family Appreciation Month

November 24th, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gift Ideas | Military Gifts by Holiday - (Comments Off on Thoughtful Appreciation Ideas for Military Family Appreciation Month)

Throughout the month of November – Military Family Appreciation Month, Military families serving around the world are being honored through a variety of observances and are being recognized for the commitment and contributions they make every day. How to express our appreciation and support to them?

It is thoughtful and smart that choosing your appreciation gifts according to needs of military families. So you should to consider the following factors while you want to choose appropriate appreciation way to express your gratitude and honor them.

  • Thoughtful Appreciation Ideas for Military Family Appreciation MonthFirst, you should to make sure that your appreciation gifts ideas can help military spouse have happy sunny life without the company of her husband. When they are married to someone in the military they quickly learn there are much more challenges then in a regular marriage. But it is not easy. They are in danger of losing their other half, the father of their children, the one person in this world that they want to spend the rest of their lives with, and they always have the sense of lonely and pressure. They need help.

  • Military Family Appreciation Month - Elderly Parents of SoldiersWhat type of gifts should you consider to help military kids step out of the shadows that can’t share holiday with their military father/mother? It is important to remember that the children left behind during military deployment sometime have a rough time. There is a special need for support and services. These children often have their lives turned upside down and the people around them does not always recognize it.

  • Military Family Appreciation Month-Military KidsHow to take care of elderly parents for our soldiers? In many families, there comes a time when adult children find themselves caring for their elderly parents. This can be an exhausting, rewarding task that certainly has its ups and downs. But what can our soldiers who were deployed overseas do? Just missing, missing and missing.

Now you may have clear Military Family Appreciation Month gifts ideas what you should to prepare for wife, mom, dad, kids of our soldiers, below are top 10 appreciation gifts ideas you can’t miss.

 

Military Family Appreciation Month

November 23rd, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gifts by Holiday - (Comments Off on Military Family Appreciation Month)

Military FamilyMilitary Family Appreciation Month is great time to honor and appreciate the sacrifices of our military families. Throughout the month of November, Armed Forces families serving around the world are being honored through a variety of observances and are being recognized for the commitment and contributions they make every day.

Each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our Armed Forces and their family. Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved ones who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support.

Military Family Appreciation Month Appreciating the Supports of Military Families

Just as our troops embody the courage and character that make American military the finest in the world, their family members embody the resilience and generosity that makes our communities strong. They serve with heroism in their homes and neighborhoods while they are without the comfort of having loved ones nearby.

Military Family Appreciation Month Honoring the Sacrifices of Military Families

Across America, military families inspire us all with their courage, strength, and deep devotion to our country. They endure the challenges of multiple deployments and moves; spend holidays and life milestones apart; juggle everyday task while a spouse, parent, son, or daughter is in harm’s way and honor the serve of their loved ones and memory of those lost.

For many military families, birthday, wedding anniversary, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas – wonderful time of a year can be stressful, especially when a loved one is away. Dealing with deployment can be difficult during the holidays. When everyone else seems to be talking about giving thanks and counting blessings, many military family members end up feeling lonely, angry and sad.

Military families are proud of their loved one for serving the country; they also deal with unique financial and emotional challenges. Often, the pressure to have the “perfect” holiday can aggravate anxiety and cause stress.

 

Thanksgiving Gifts for Military Family

November 22nd, 2011 | Posted by MilitaryGifts in Military Gifts by Holiday - (Comments Off on Thanksgiving Gifts for Military Family)

Thanksgiving may be a difficult time for many military families. As other families are gathering together in celebration, it can be particularly painful to have a loved ones overseas fighting for the freedom of our country.

And Thanksgiving is also good time to show our appreciation and support to military family, our nation owes “each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our Armed Forces and their families. Behind our brave service men and women, there are family members and loved ones who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support.

Let your appropriate Thanksgiving gifts ideas to express your appreciation their extra generosity and consideration during the holidays can be especially helpful and meaningful. Here are some thoughtful Thanksgiving gifts ideas for you to browse.

Thanksgiving Gifts for Military Spouses

Thanksgiving Gifts for Military SpousesFor any military spouses, offer to baby-sit is right, she/he probably hasn’t had any time alone since her/his spouse deployed. If she/he has, she/he either works or has her/his kids in school. Offer to watch her/his kids for her/him for a couple of Thanksgiving hours so she/he can do some Thanksgiving shopping, sleep, hang out with friends or whatever she/he needs to do.

Treat the military spouse to a Thanksgiving spa day. Military spouses rarely get a chance to look after themselves. Offer to babysit while she goes and get a relaxing massage, mud wrap and manicure and pedicure. If the military spouse is a man, check with the spa to see if they have special services just for men.

Thanksgiving Gifts for Military Parents

Thanksgiving Gifts for Military ParentsThere are these old parents who don’t want their children to give up something they know enjoy doing, they are tired of being alone with their wife or husband as old as them. They don’t know if they can continue to cope with his/her absence in their lives. Now they are playing the special role of military family.

Choose something to help your aunts or uncles reduce their loneliness if they are these special military parents will be heartwarming and thoughtful. Pets such as a dog, cats, or even fish make suitable companions for military parents. Before you get one, ask them if they like walking dogs or cleaning up after them. Pets not only provide significant health benefits. Pets can help to reduce stress, relieve loneliness and depression.

Green plants are also perfect choice. Presence of green plants at home not only adds beauty to the surroundings but also can have a positive impact on person’s lifestyle and thought process. These plants can make military parents’ mood pleasant.

Military parents have good health is great gifts for any deployed soldier. Keeping health is very important for military parents, good night’s sleep is the first thing. So military parents may need gel pillows that will help them to achieve that long and wonderful sleep.

Thanksgiving Gifts for Military Kids

Thanksgiving Gifts for Military KidFor military children that have to deal with parents that are on active military duty it can be very stressful. Therefore you should prepare some Thanksgiving gifts that can help them keep in touch with their parents overseas. It is important for children to keep in touch with their parents overseas so allow them to write letters to their parents, so they must be interested in kinds of envelopes with beautiful and lovely designs.

A child from a military family has the same needs and expectations as any other kid. There are lots of options when choosing gifts for military kids, like chocolate, toys, books, and models. You can choose according to your children’s interests.