Military Significant Others and Spouse Support - MilitarySOS.com
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 40

Thread: People! I need ideas!

  1. Account Closed
    Lynn's Avatar
    Lynn is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    It could be worse.
    Posts
    29,398
    #1

    People! I need ideas!

    Advertisements
    I'm making "You're just starting college! YAY!" care packages for my daughter and my daughter's BFF, who is like a daughter to me. I'm also making a "Back to the grind" care package for my son, who's starting his junior year of college.

    So far for them I have the following:

    For the girls: A copy of Dr. Suess's "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" and a set of four glasses with Paris, New York, London and San Francisco written on them. (My son got the book and something similar when he first started college)

    For all of them:

    One of the Large Cool Gear tumblers
    Pens, Pencils, highlighters
    A box of each one's favorite granola bars
    Gift cards to the following: Target for more school supplies, Buffalo Wild Wings, Speedway (a gas station/convenience store in the area), Starbucks, Subway (on campus) and Barnes and Noble (the campus bookstore is Barnes and Noble and takes the gift cards).

    I have plenty of room still in the boxes (large flat rate) and need more ideas!!!!

    What would you send? What would you like to get??
  2. Senior Member
    Guynavywife's Avatar
    Guynavywife is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    19,316
    Blog Entries
    2
    #2
    You covered the most important: Money.
    quarters for laundry..if the machines still take quarters and not cards these days?
    If you want my opinion on your relationship or life issues, just ask Villanelle!
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleMsSunshine View Post
    I think it's really funny when people come on here, and automatically assume that everyone here is a gung-ho, hoo-rah, i-bleed-red-white-and-blue, kiss-my-military-ass, people-in-uniform-can-do-no-wrong, and i'm-entitled-to-everything bitch.
    "RIP Blackie, and Whitey, New Whitey. Goodbye Poopers and Momma Beige and Lady Grey. New Blackie and the Whitey Sisters rule the roost now!"
  3. Team Rocket
    rocket_lizz's Avatar
    rocket_lizz is offline
    Team Rocket
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    San Diego!!!
    Posts
    9,069
    #3
    My mom always gave me new socks and expensive toiletries (I was too cheap to buy anything nicer than Suave in college )
    WiggleWiggle~ is my Wifey
  4. MilitarySOS Jewel
    Procella's Avatar
    Procella is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    6,983
    #4
    I was thinking toiletries too. Tea, coffee, drink packets?
  5. MilitarySOS Jewel
    *Emma*'s Avatar
    *Emma* is offline
    MilitarySOS Jewel
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    20,338
    #5
    a neat water bottle, travel tissues/hand sanitizer....
  6. OG Member
    April Lynne's Avatar
    April Lynne is offline
    OG Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Houston, Tx area
    Posts
    18,496
    Blog Entries
    5
    #6
    My cousin did a really cool "college survival kit" for me when I started, it had easy mac and ramen and other things that could be made in the microwave and lots of pb&j. She also put febreeze and air freshners in there for my dormroom. She wrapped everything in ribbon and put it in a laundry basket (which I still have and use)


  7. Account Closed
    Lynn's Avatar
    Lynn is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    It could be worse.
    Posts
    29,398
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Guynavywife View Post
    You covered the most important: Money.
    quarters for laundry..if the machines still take quarters and not cards these days?
    Well, they live in a townhouse and have a washer and dryer. Maybe some laundry detergent pods? Hmmm.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket_lizz View Post
    My mom always gave me new socks and expensive toiletries (I was too cheap to buy anything nicer than Suave in college )
    SOCKS! Excellent idea, toiletries are good too, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Procella View Post
    I was thinking toiletries too. Tea, coffee, drink packets?

    OOOOOOH! They like those tubes that you add to water bottle! Thanks!
  8. Account Closed
    Lynn's Avatar
    Lynn is offline
    Account Closed
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    It could be worse.
    Posts
    29,398
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by *Emma* View Post
    a neat water bottle, travel tissues/hand sanitizer....
    Quote Originally Posted by April Lynne View Post
    My cousin did a really cool "college survival kit" for me when I started, it had easy mac and ramen and other things that could be made in the microwave and lots of pb&j. She also put febreeze and air freshners in there for my dormroom. She wrapped everything in ribbon and put it in a laundry basket (which I still have and use)
    Great idea! Thanks!
  9. we were all rooting for you
    KittenMittens's Avatar
    KittenMittens is offline
    we were all rooting for you
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    6,675
    #9
    Study snacks, post-it notes, actual detergent (for some reason when I was in college this SUCKED to buy because it was so expensive!), a first aid kit.
  10. Senior Member
    Guynavywife's Avatar
    Guynavywife is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    19,316
    Blog Entries
    2
    #10
    Im hesitant to suggest but if appropriate, condoms?
    If you want my opinion on your relationship or life issues, just ask Villanelle!
    Quote Originally Posted by LittleMsSunshine View Post
    I think it's really funny when people come on here, and automatically assume that everyone here is a gung-ho, hoo-rah, i-bleed-red-white-and-blue, kiss-my-military-ass, people-in-uniform-can-do-no-wrong, and i'm-entitled-to-everything bitch.
    "RIP Blackie, and Whitey, New Whitey. Goodbye Poopers and Momma Beige and Lady Grey. New Blackie and the Whitey Sisters rule the roost now!"
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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