I am a recent college graduate and I am forever on the lookout for good gift ideas for my friends in the armed forces. On one hand, these soldiers are brave and noble. On the other hand, they are also in their 20’s, just like me i. e., not used to not 해외선물대여업체 having the comforts of home or the thrill of a good time. I wish to let you know my own gift idead for my friends in the troops. I hope you will be able to utilize these ideas to assemble a good gift basket for military overseas.
Gifts for the troops ideally fit into three categories: useful, fun, and good for bartering. Try to include at least two of these three categories in any box you send; a box full of nothing but “toys” is great, but doesn’t help keep a soldier’s feet warm; similarly, a box full of practical items might be appreciated, but it’s no fun to share with one’s buddies in the platoon.
Good useful items to include might be personal hygiene products such as dental floss, soap with soothing ingredients such as coconut oil, aloe or lotion. A favourite deoderant or toothpaste would be highly appreciated as would some soft wash clothing items. From a practical point of view; new underwear, socks, undershirts, bug repellant and air freshener would be good and welcome things to include. Do remember however; it would not be such a good idea to send food.
Our troops love fun things, too! For fun gift ideas to send to our troops, small electronic devices like iPods (load it with music before you send it! ) and inexpensive digital cameras (with extra memory! ) are a great idea. Platoons often have a lucky guy whose family sent a portable DVD player; movies and television series are great diversions. Also, don’t forget “real toys” like baseballs and frisbees.
You can express your thoughtfulness to your favorite soldier by sending them items that can be bartered. For example, tobacco, used by my own grandfather in World War II, is still a great bargaining chip for soldiers who are looking for somebody to take over a shift or share rations with. Discreetly packaged men’s magazines will also be welcome. However, remember that you cannot ship certain items: liquor, drugs, and ammunition should not be mailed, especially internationally.
Do you have any good ideas that a service member such as a lieutenant, sergeant or a captain would appreciate? Create and send them a gift basket and boost their morale. Sending letters and photographs are always welcome and tells them someone back home is thinking of them. Whatever you decide to send, check the regulations for what is allowed to be sent to them.