One of my brothers is currently stationed in Iraq. Talking to my sister in law, I found out that he and other soldiers have to buy their toiletries (soap, shampoo) from the exchange, which is open for a couple hours 2-3 times a week. Very long lines.
So, I’m going about putting together packages for him and them. I plan to hit up local stores, to see if they’re willing to donate discontinued items such as lotion, soap, etc to send off. Also, a local Borders for past date magazines-I think that might be nice.
However. I would appreciate suggestions on essentials and non essentails I should ask for and buy. Any hints on how I should go about asking would be appreciated, too.
Also, for shipping to an APO- do I have to use US mail, or is it ok as long as noone has to sign for it?