a package wish list

I love making lists. Especially, since Evernote came into my life. And, since I hung a whiteboard in my room. And, since I bought a cute little notebook just perfect for list making.

I guess my life makes list making necessary…and the fact that I’m only sort of an organized person. I have a market list, a town on the coast list, a bigger town list, a capital city list, an internet list, and a things that we like to get in packages list.

I know this seems like shameless begging, but I’m mostly just hoping to help you out 🙂 Next time someone asks, “what can we send you?” I won’t say, “ummm…I don’t know…whatever”. Instead, I’ll say, “I wrote up a list, I’m being so organized,” or something like that.
OR if you have another friend who lives far from home, you can use this list to shop for them…maybe they’ll thank me.

Meat
Summer Sausage or Chorizo or other vacuum packed meat
Pepperoni (small bags)
REAL Bacon Bits (small bags are nice, so they don’t go bad up in the mountains where we don’t have refrigeration)
Beef Jerky

Drink Mixes
Starbucks Via packs
Starbucks Hot Chocolate packs…salted caramel is AMAZING
Apple Cider
Flavored Milk straws

Nuts
Walnuts

Spices/Seasonings/Mixes
Season Salt
Dill
Taco Mix
Fajita Mix
Chili Mix
Enchilada Mix
Powdered Cheese Sauce
Other spice mixes?
Ranch dressing mix
Mayonnaise packets (small ones, we don’t have refrigeration to keep them cool…we also love Chick Fil’A honey mustard packs, etc)

Toys
Safari Limited Toobs (they have animals of the world, landmarks of the world…)
Crocodile Creek Puzzles (we have Space and the ABC’s)

Books/Audio Books
We love any educational type books…illustrated how things work type books…or historical books…diagrams… English books like that are super expensive here.
USED is FANTASTIC, when it comes to books, we really don’t mind if they’ve been a bit loved on first.
Better World Books has an excellent selection of used and new books, AND they have free worldwide shipping.

Books by Richard Scarry
Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Books by Roald Dahl
Books by Beverly Cleary
Magic Tree House Books
  1. Midnight on the Moon
  2. Dolphins at Daybreak
  3. Gost Town at Sundown
  4. Lions at Lunch Time
  5. Polar Bears past Bedtime
  6. Day of the Dragon King
  7. Viking Ships at Sunrise
  8. Hour of the Olympics
  9. and so on…just ask…we might or might not already have it.
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Davy Crockett, Young Rifleman by Aileen Wells Parks
Sacagawea: American Pathfinder by Flora Warren Seymour
The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
The Railway children by Edith Nesbit
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
The Light Princess by George MacDonald
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
The Happy Hollisters by Jerry West
Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter
The Giant Crab and Other Tales from Old India by WHD rouse
A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Package Hints
We can get nice toy cars, toiletries, and most fun food stuff (except what I mentioned above).
Don’t worry about wrapping things, customs always opens them. If you want to you can include wrapping paper…though we can get it in the city.

PLEAST TAKE OFF THE TAGS, WRAPPERS, and PRICES. If it’s a book go ahead and write our name in it. We won’t be returning it or reselling it…and it helps us with customs charges if it’s clearly not for resale, and if it’s “used”.
Also, write the yard sale value of the item, and not the new price on the customs slip.
Finally, write “gift, not for resale” on the customs slip…just to cover all of our bases.

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