Each service member’s needs are different, but in this post, you will find several lists with suggestions for general items you can send to them while overseas. Service members tend to look out for each other and share the contents of their packages. Keep this in mind and send extras if you can, especially food items. Small, frequent packages seem to be a good bet since Marines, soldiers and sailors often stay mobile.
For additional ideas and recipes, read the companion post, OPERATION CHRISTMAS COOKIE .