You can send as stuff like jerkey, cookies, different powder to flavor their water, pop corn, hard candy, gum, chocolate(only during the cooler weather), cigarettes, stuffed toys, cards, magazines(no R-rated ones) no R-rated things at all!! Things that remind him or her of home!! Like pictures of everyone, just make sure what you send can last and won't break cause its being sent through some rough areas and a lot of times the packages get thrown and squished so make sure it's packaged really good!! just have a variety cause they already get the ready to eat meals trust me they don't want any more!!!