Send him a few of his favorite snacks, a momento from home, and a new picture of you... This site has good tips on sending a care package.
(Red, White & You - Wouldn't these be fun to pop in a care package? I found these at my local iParty store.)
Idea #2: An Army of Love
Buy a package of green, plastic army men (usually you can find them at the dollar store, walmart, etc.) Attach little notes to each of them (do as many as you want). Each note contains why you love them or something special about them. Then, he'll have his own private army of love...which may be all the protection he needs.
Idea #3: Mail Love Coupons with a Love Letter
Don't make this one a "things are fine here, how are they there?" letter...make it a true-blue love letter! Send some love coupons with it that he can look forward to using when he gets home OR that he can use while on the phone or skype with you (think creatively on that one). I recommend my downloadable camo coupons...
Customizedgirl.com has a ton (63 pages, in fact) of apparel (from sexy to funny to touching) designed to show off your military spouse status. I think it's a fun way to show your support, too. Because they haven't offered me anything to recommend them, I can honestly say that I think they are a little pricey. But, you can get the idea and make your own if money is tight! Here are a few of my favorite items (that I feel comfortable sharing, anyway...)
I didn't want to post this picture, but this is actually my favorite of all. haha! I cracked up!
If bracelets are more your thing, get a load of these. They say, "Love Knows No Distance". Loving From a Distance sells them for $4.50! You can't beat that!
I don't really know how to categorize this, but you never know when phrases like this may be useful....perhaps a sexy text message? Whatever the reason, I'm sure he'd love to hear (or read):
You think Iraq is hot?....just wait until you get home...
I love a man in uniform. I love him even better out of it.
Some heroes wear capes, mine wears combat boots.
I've decided to do my best in helping the economy--save a gun, bang a soldier.
My whole heart is on deployment.
Idea #6: Booty Camp
Enroll him in "Booty Camp" before he goes out or after he gets back--trust me, he'll never look at boot camp the same way again. CHECK BACK TOMMORROW for complete details on how to set up "Booty Camp"! (it's gonna be good...)