22 September 2007

Ideas for Care Packages

Personal Supplies


Recent Pictures of Friends & Family (Laminated if possible)

Nalgene Containers, 32 oz. (Be sure to fill them with something)

Magazines - Tricycle, Shambala Sun, Dharma Life, Martha Stewart, Good Things, anything Photography/Art oriented

Nice Cotton Bed Sheets & Pillowcases

Good Absorbent Towels

Games & Puzzles

(I am missing these the most)

Anything Buddhist/Zen - Examples: Pema Chondron, Thich Nhat Hahn, S. Suzuki

Anything UU or inter-faith related

Educational - Alternative Classrooms, Learner-based technique, Interactive Games

Health/Community Development - Nutrition, Gardening, Elder Care, Simple Crafts

Fantasy & Fiction - Harry Potter, Laurel K Hamilton, Sean Russell (Bodahist series), Dune


Dr. Bronners Soap (Tea tree, Lavender)

Anything from LUSH

E-Z Fill Ziplock Bags 1.5 & 2 Gallon Sizes

Compilation Music CDs

New Release CDs (For ideas check out MySpace music section)

New Release DVDs

Extra Rechargable Batteries

Incense (Favorites: Cedarwood, Traditional Zen, Tibetan Rope)

Silica Gel

Non-Perishable Food Items (Vegetarian)

Anything vegetarian from Trader Joe's will earn my undying love

Spices: Mixes are great. Italian, Mexican, American, Japanese, Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Mix

Tea - Favored brands are Yogi Teas (Cocoa Spice, Simply Green, Sweet Thai) and Tazo

Powdered Soymilk

Vegan Chocolate, Dark (in packages that will not leak because it will melt)

Dried Soup Mixes

Dried Seaweed: Wakame, Hijiki

Dried Fruit in Ziplock Bags

Miso Paste

Dried Ravoli (No meat please)

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