Deployment Kit

I want to share this idea with you because I think it will completely bless anyone you may know who has a husband in the military. Last year, I wanted to do something for my sister-in-law as she prepared for her husband to go out to sea for five months with the Navy. I don’t usually get gifts shipped out on time, but was proud of myself when my gift showed up the day his ship set sail. The gift idea entailed buying a white paper gift bag and titling it “Sara’s Deployment Kit”. I also glued various road maps to the outside of the bag to reflect a travel theme. On the inside, I put a variety of goodies that I thought would help her get through those months. Inside the bag I included a note with a list of all the items and how to use them. When using this idea, change up the items to reflect the interests/needs of the person you are giving it to. Here is what I used:

  • pocket calendar-to count down the days
  • slippers-to wrap yourself in comfort
  • package of mesh bags-for easy clean-up (my sister-in-law has three kids)
  • ceramic cup with tea bags-to help you relax at the end of a busy day
  • stuffed frog prince-to remind you of your true love
  • tissues-when you miss him even more
  • aspirin-when the day didn’t go so well
  • chocolate-just because
  • book with daily devotionals (from Billy Graham)-to remind you that God is always with you
  • small garden kit (seeds and those soil discs that expand with water)-to brighten your day

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