5 Thoughtful Military Care Package Ideas

Protecting our country is no easy task for those who are in the service, especially when they have to spend so much time away from home. The Cheryl’s family knows that a thoughtful care package is just the right pick-me-up a soldier needs to hang tough through a tour of duty. For that reason, we make it easy to send care packages for soldiers by offering free shipping to APO/FPO addresses. Any time you buy qualified Cheryl’s cookies and snack gift boxes for your special military man or woman, shipping costs are automatically deducted from your order when you enter the APO or FPO address—no codes necessary! To help you put together the perfect “I’m always thinking of you” gift, we’ve rounded up a list of five love-filled military care package ideas, each with a different theme … and a delectable Cheryl’s treat to match!

Birthday Fun Fancy Cookie GiftMilitary Care Package Theme No. 1: Birthday in a Box
Just because your favorite cadet is overseas it doesn’t mean they can’t have some birthday fun! Throw them a party from afar by sending them these cheerful presents:


Autumn Cookie Gifts - Frosted CookiesMilitary Care Package Theme No. 2: Thanksgiving Feast
Give your soldier a comforting taste of home—and give thanks for their service—by mailing them a complete Thanksgiving dinner:

  • Canned turkey
  • Instant mashed potatoes and readymade gravy
  • Canned corn and dried cranberries
  • Cheryl’s Autumn Cookie Gifts – Frosted Cookies
  • Cornucopia*
    *Tip: Fill the cornucopia with cutout construction paper leaves; notes about why you are thankful for that person; photos; Thanksgiving decorations; and scented candles.


Notre Dame Cookie GiftMilitary Care Package Theme No. 3: Sunday Night Football
Know a pigskin-loving trooper? Bring the game to them by packing up their favorite football party essentials:

  • Beef jerky, peanuts, popcorn, chips and dip
  • Cheryl’s Notre Dame Cookie Gift
  • Nonalcoholic beer and a mug
  • Sports magazine and a game highlights DVD
  • Team pennants and a football


Sweet Baby Treats Gift TinMilitary Care Package Theme No. 4: With Love, From the Kids
Little ones can give support to their heroes, too! Military mommies and daddies won’t miss a moment of their children’s lives when they receive these kid-friendly gifts:


Cheryl's Classic Dessert Tray GrandMilitary Care Package Theme No. 5: Snack Attack
At ease, soldier! Give your loved one a well-deserved break with these tasty munchies, which can be easily shared with the entire crew:

  • Cereal, peanut butter, doughnuts and muffins
  • Chips, popcorn, nuts, pretzels and crackers
  • Cheryl’s Classic Dessert Tray Grand
  • Gum and hard candy
  • Instant coffee, hot cocoa and lemonade/iced tea mix

Do you have a loved one in the U.S. military? What kinds of care packages do you send them to lift their spirits?

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3 thoughts on “5 Thoughtful Military Care Package Ideas

  1. jessica October 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM Reply

    Love these Ideas! Do you ship your cookies directly to the APO address?

    • cherylscookies October 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM Reply

      Yes, we do and it is FREE shipping to any APO or FPO address.

      • jessica October 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

        Amazing! I think I will send some of your Fall Cookies for November 🙂 He will love that.

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