Nifty·Posted on Jul 22, 201318 Great Pre-Deployment Gifts For Military FamiliesThe only thing harder than deployment is finding the perfect gift to give before they leave.by Mackenzie KruvantBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink BuzzFeed 1. Meal Improvement Kit awin1.com Military food can get old after a month. Send your soldier with their own stock of spices to jazz up their MREs. Get it here! 2. A Journal etsy.com Purchase your loved one a journal to write down all their experiences here! 3. Engrave a wallet insert. awin1.com Give your soldier something they can keep with them all day. Pick up a personalized insert here. 4. Energy Jars healthycoconutblog.com Pack emergency energy jars for the days when your soldier needs a pick-me-up. A plus: the jar can then be used to hold other things around the base. 5. Write "open when..." cards pinterest.com Purchase a collection of cards ranging from love, encouragement, funny, etc. Then write a personal note in each. Write on the envelope when they should open them, for example: when you are missing me, when you are frustrated, when you are having a bad day, or when you just want to laugh. 6. If you'd rather buy the cards. awin1.com Grab these sweet long-distance cards here. 7. A Kiss Jar pinterest.com Fill a jar with Hershey's kisses for a cute countdown gift. 8. "Seven Days of Love" Pill Case thesweetestoccasion.com Fill a pill case with candy and love notes for a daily treat. 9. Send hugs! supermommoments.com Who doesn't love a good hug? Send one along with your loved one to keep with them. Learn how here! BuzzFeed 10. Matching bracelets etsy.com Purchase matching bracelets for a nice reminder that you're always there. Pick up this American flag bracelet here! 11. A countdown sign awin1.com Grab one for your loved one here. 12. Personalized Thumbprint Necklace awin1.com Personalize this necklace with both your and your loved one's fingerprints for a unique love token. Purchase it here! 13. Make them a food journal. diyenvy.com Make your loved one a journal to keep track of where to take you when you get home. Learn how here. 14. The Military Wives' New Testament ecx.images-amazon.com Purchase this military Bible here! 15. Keep a key for every place you call home. pinterest.com Use a shadow box to create some personalized art that will remind your loved one that home is a state of mind. 16. 52 Things I Love About You Cards visualheart.com Make a little book of all the reasons you love your significant for them to keep. Learn how here. 17. Customizable latitude necklace awin1.com Order two: one for you and one for them so you can wear each other's coordinates with pride! Grab this great necklace here! 18. "Remember Me" rings awin1.com Grab this classic ring here!