I think everyone else hit it pretty well. The best things to send are those that will be most useful. High end socks and foot powder, good dry high-energy snack foods, hygiene products.
I know everyone loves cookies and candy, but Jesus folks, we can only eat so many dumb-dumb suckers, tootsie rolls, and chocolate chip cookies. The Taliban is just going to start waiting until we all die of diabetes
"... You feel the anger thinking of the loved ones you will never see again, and losing your life infuriates your soul. You rage to get to your feet and grab for a weapon, any weapon. Regardless of your race, culture, or religion, you want to die standing, fighting like a warrior, an American, so others won't have to. For those looking for a definition, this is the price of freedom.”
SGT Thomas Macpherson KIA 12 OCT 2012
SFC Ryan Savard KIA 13 OCT 2012