Since my DB is aboard a ship I try and find things to occupy his down time. On his last deployment I sent him a glow in the dark football that proved to be a big hit in the ready room. This time around I sent him a little mini basketball hoop that can hook to the top of a door. Some future ideas include a kid size bat and ball set and some travel size games like Uno, Phase Ten, Yahtzee, etc.

He also loves fruit snacks but since the box is so bulky, I open up the box, poor the fruit snacks in a padded envelope, then cut out the front part of the box and write a little love note on the back of the cardboard. Cheap and easy to send!