Greetings All! Thank you for inquiring about sending me goodies from the US! In general, I have most everything I need. Nonetheless, here’s a list of things you could choose from. Anything from you is sincerely appreciated, and I thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity!
Care Package Wish List:
Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Ginger Cookies
Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers
Burt’s Bees or EOS lip balm
Mini twix, peanut m&m’s, snickers etc.
Magazines (O, Essence, Instyle, etc)
Trader Joe’s Trail Mix, Cashews, Raw sliced almonds
Trader Joe’s Wasabi Seaweed Snacks
Ginger, Chai, peppermint, and any other herbal tea(Yogi, Traditional Medicinals)
Kettle Cooked Jalapeño Chips
Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast
Sage (to burn)
Ziploc bags (all sizes)
Hand wipes and sanitizer (Wet Ones)
Trader Joe’s Seasonings (pink Himalayan sea salt, 21 seasoning salute, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper etc.)
Photos of you
*FOR FOOD ITEMS, PLEASE WRAP THEM SECURELY TO PREVENT MICE, BUGS, ETC. FROM ENTERING THE PACKAGE. IT’S PROBABLY BEST TO WRAP FOOD ITEMS IN BOTH PLASTIC AND ALUMINUM FOIL. *PLEASE INCLUDE AN INVENTORY SHEET AND WRAP BOXES SECURELY
How to package the goods:
PLEASE put a false amount on the claims slip that will be on the box – something LESS than $30. Tariffs have to be paid on all packages when they’re picked-up and the tariff is partly based on claimed value (the other part is purely random.)
Don’t send anything that looks nice or expensive – meaning, take things out of their plastic wrapping and put them in zip-loc baggies, remove special packaging and wrap things in newspaper etc. Why? All packages get opened at customs and sometimes we get charged extra to pick up our boxes if they think the things inside are worth a decent amount.
Packages weighing less than 4 lbs will cost you significantly less to send. Padded envelopes are the cheapest way to go.
Send me a What’s App +268 7656 7374 (make sure you include the plus sign) to let me know that something is on the way and I’ll let you know when it gets to me. Normally it takes about 3 weeks.
Things to write on the box or packing slip:
“In God We Trust”
Consider packaging things in:
* local newspapers (it’s fun to read through them, especially if they include articles I might be interested in from home etc.)
These and/or anything else you think I’d appreciate can be sent to:
Dawnita Brown, PCV:: PO Box 2797 Mbabane H100, Swaziland AFRICA
Ngiyabonga kakhulu! (Thank you very much) xoxoxoxo