Care Package #1: The workout box

My honey left last week and I wanted to make sure he had a care package fairly quickly after arriving in country. He kept talking about how much he couldn’t wait to get down range so he could get back to working out. I figured this was the perfect first care package!

workout care package

Current issue of Men’s Health (hopefully he hasn’t read it yet!)
Two three-packs of Mio
Cliff bars
Sunscreen & lipbalm
Instant ice packs
Thermacare heat patches for his sometimes cranky shoulder
A little travel clock that tells the temp
And a little love note (of course!)

I can’t wait to hear how he liked it!  I’m planning “themed” care packages for this deployment. What types of themes do you think the guys would like?


  1. Jessica says:

    Hi! Just found your blog and love it! So strange because my husband left the end of June. Im in the process of starting my first packages and want to do some themes so I share what I end up doing! Im still waiting on an address too before I can send them! Thanks for sharing :) Jess

    • Jessica
      Twitter: Deploymentdivas

      Aw, thanks so much for the comment! I’ve got some great ideas for care packages, so be sure to check back! I’ll be sending out at least one a month :)

  2. Desiree says:

    I just found your blog bc someone pinned it on pinterest. I love your care package ideas I’m sending my love his first one for christmas. I’m going to add a Lil something for his battle buddy.

    • Jessica
      Twitter: Deploymentdivas

      Aw, thank you, Desiree!! I always make a package knowing my honey will share with his guys, so there’s always extra for them! I’m working on Christmas packages now – they’ll probably be up on the blog next week!

  3. Christa says:

    Thanks so much for this blog and your wonderful care package ideas! My honey just left last night and I’ve been looking at my list of ideas to figure out what package I’d like to send first. A workout package is an excellent idea, especially since he, too, was saying he couldn’t wait to begin working out again after all the holiday meals and having a couple weeks away from PT. Thank you again! ~Christa

    • Jessica
      Twitter: Deploymentdivas

      Thanks Christa! I’m so glad you found me too! There are plenty of ideas here and a lot of great ones out there on Pinterest too. Good luck, and please don’t be afraid to reach out if you need anything!

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