This is a resource guide provides ordering information for online companies that go out of their way to make it easy to send cookies, cakes, candy, and other treats to deployed military with APO/ FPO addresses.
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With offers for free shipping and promotional discount codes, sending a special military care package may be more affordable than you think!
Our deployed military service members work far from home and family, under often difficult conditions. Their jobs can be dangerous and stressful. Receiving a care package can be a much needed morale boost!
Care packages can be homemade or purchased. It doesn’t matter which. The bottom line is that when you send a care package, you are sending a reminder that our deployed troops are appreciated. Sending a special care package hug of support can be easy and surprisingly affordable using these Companies that Ship Sweets to APO/FPO Addresses!
Tips to Consider When Choosing Companies that Ship Sweets to APO/FPO Addresses
- There are many more companies not on this list that will ship to APO/FPO addresses with domestic shipping charges. Because those shipping charges can add significant cost, I didn’t include them in this resource guide.
- I DO include a few companies that offer regional specialties that would definitely help send a piece of home. Be sure to read below about My Grandma’s of New England, O & H Danish Bakery, Paul’s Bakery, and River Street Sweets.
- Just because a company will ship APO/FPO doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Use common sense to determine if a product can travel without spoiling.
- Do NOT ship anything that requires refrigeration, such as cheesecakes, cream cheese frosting, or quiche. Even if packaged frozen with cooling packs, these items are unlikely to make the long trip to an APO/FPO address without spoiling.
- Online ordering forms are sometime not military address friendly. Use the company phone number to ensure your address in entered properly.
- Some coupon codes are listed here and I will update them when possible. However, I recommend that before making an online order, you do a Google search for promo codes for that company to see if any better offers are currently available.
Many of these are companies that I or my fellow Soldiers’ Angels have used to the delight of our “adopted” service members. I hope you will let me know about your experiences with these care packages as you send them.
Also, please let me know of any additional resources that you think should be included on this list. I will be updating coupon codes and adding additional resources when available.
More resource for sending military care packages are available on The Monday Box! Be sure to read about Shipping Baked Goods in Hot Weather: Desert Safe Recipes and see the index of fun and easy themed Military Care Package Ideas!
Free Shipping to APO/FPO Addresses
Big John’s Beef Jerky
average cost: $22 for 4-pack of 3.5 oz bags
shipping: FREE shipping to APO/FPO addresses
special notes: Military jerky packs are 20% below retail. Made in the USA in a nut free facility.
Buttermaid Bakery (cookies)
average cost: $20- $40
shipping: FREE on Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookie Military Care Packages ( $40 for 2 dozen cookies)
coupons/offers: Sign up for email to get 10% off code. Try BC3 for 10% off.
Cookies Direct (cookies)
average cost: starting at $33 for 1 dozen cookies, $10 for each additional dozen.
shipping: FREE to APO/FPO
Fairytale Brownies (brownies)
average cost:$40 for 12 brownies
shipping: All items FREE SHIPPING
coupons/offers: Promo code SAVE10 to save 10%. Signing up for email will get you a 10% off code. Check the sale section for discounted boxes up to 50% off.
Gourmet Gift Baskets (popcorn, snacks)
average cost: $25 and up
shipping: Click on FREE SHIPPING tab at top of page to see all of the available free shipping deals
special notes: $25 popcorn tins with FREE SHIPPING
Hickory Farms (cheeses, sausages)
average cost: Military gifts containing cheese and sausage $16- $60
shipping: FREE shipping to APO/FPO addresses on select items
special notes: Type “military” in the search bar for a listing of items that can be sent to APO/FPO addresses. Please check mail restrictions for APO/FPO zipcodes. Many deployed military are in locations that prohibit shipping ANY meat products.
coupons/offers: Promo code H16WL10A for 10% off.
average cost: $34 for a large tub
shipping: INCLUDED in price of popcorn
Little Debbie (packaged snack cakes)
average cost: $15-$25
shipping: FREE on orders over $24.99
special notes: The birthday themed box is available year round. The other boxes are seasonal.
My Grandma’s Of New England (coffee cakes)
average cost: small coffee cake $25, large coffee cake $34
shipping: $2 APO/FPO shipping is almost free
My Hero Crate (packaged snacks)
average cost: starting at $29 for 40 snack-sized items
shipping: FREE TO APO/FPO
special notes: veteran owned company
coupons/ offers: Use the code “mondaybox” for 15% off
Old Time Candy (candy)
Old Time Candy Company (affiliate)
average cost: bulk candy starting at 20 cents each
shipping: FREE to APO/FPO addresses (minimum order of $25 requested but not required)
coupons/ offers: Promo code OLDTIME1118 for 12% off.
O & H Danish Bakery (pastry)
average cost: $21 for each Kringle pastry
shipping: FREE shipping to APO/ FPO addresses
special notes: Wisconsin made Danish Kringle pastry. The website states that pecan, raspberry, or almond Danish Kringle travel best.
coupons/offers: APO/FPO addresses qualify for 25% discount AND Free Shipping
Paul’s Pastry Shop (Mardi Gras Kings Cake)
average cost: Mardi Gras Gift Box $66 including shipping (Each package includes the following items:
shipping: FREE SHIPPING on Mardi Gras GIFT BOX to APO/FPO addresses
special notes: Mardi Gras is February 16, 2021 PLAN AHEAD!
River Street Sweets (nuts, candy)
average cost: nuts, taffy, peanut brittle from $11- $37
shipping: FREE SHIPPING to APO/FPO addresses on ALL orders
special notes: Choose the Post Office shipping method at checkout, and call with any questions to (800)793-3876
coupons/offers: Promo Code RSSWEB10 for 10% off.
Walkers Shortbread (shortbread cookies, crackers, fruit cake)
average cost: boxed cookies starting at $5
shipping: FREE SHIPPING over $39
special notes: Gluten free shortbread is available. For APO/FPO shipping choose Fed Ex Smart Post at checkout. For help with your order call 800-521-0141
Not Free Shipping (but worth looking at)
Bake Me A Wish (cakes)
average cost: cakes $35-$40 cookies,brownies $35-$50
shipping: flat rate shipping $15
special notes: 5% of your order will also be contributed to Bake Me A Wish!’s Operation: Birthday Cake program which, partners with Soldiers’ Angels, to donate birthday cakes each month to service men and women overseas.
Coupons/offers: Use code MONDAYBOX for 15% off all APO/FPO gifts. This code is ongoing and exclusive to The Monday Box readers. JANUARY 2021 : 20% Off All Gifts Code: FROSTING
Community Coffee (coffee)
average cost: 4- 16 ounce bags $32 , 4- 12 ounce bags $$26
shipping: about $8.99, FREE shipping for orders over $45
special notes: With the Military Match program, Community Coffee will double your order for free. When you pay for 4 bags they will send 4 additional bags at no additional cost plus include an insulated mug with the order.
special notes: Currently not taking orders, but will reopen after December 25,2020
Wicked Whoopies (whoopie pies)
average cost: $30+ / dozen
special notes: Must call to place APO/FPO order 1-877-44-2629