When my husband returns home from deployment I like to make sure he has all his ‘comforts from home’ ready and available. He’s been living without them for so long. I stock the pantry and the fridge with his favorite foods and put together a Welcome Home Basket with all the little things that he might like to have immediately.
I make sure to put in all the essentials like a toothbrush, deoderant, body wash, new underwear and socks. In this particular basket I also added a new outfit and some mesh work out shorts since he had been wearing the same sets of cammi’s and green PT gear for the past 7 months. A new pair of sandals and new green Tshirts (I told him to burn the ones he wore there, ha ha). And last I added some little goodies like his favorite hair product and a Superman travel mug.
This is a great idea, not just for a military homecoming, but any type of “Welcome”. It would be great to put together a basket for a college student returning home for the Summer or a relative coming to visit.