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What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

Specialty cooking items--coconut aminos, vital wheat gluten. I also find it cheaper to ship in diapers and wipes. Otherwise I can find everything between the commissary and the local market. - Jan 3, 2018
None, you can get everything at the commissary and/or on the local economy. - Sep 9, 2017
I had access to American-quality products and didn't really need to ship anything. - May 25, 2017
Redbush tea. Decent wine. You just can't get it here. There isn't much else you can't get though. - May 16, 2017
Would not have brought as many dry goods, since we could get them there for less than we paid in DC. - Jan 30, 2016
Clothing, especially if a niqab is not your thing. There are western- style malls with Gap, Zara, H and M, Marks and Spencer...but the fashions are dated, modest and not in keeping with the climate. Shoes also. - Jan 29, 2016
Glad we have our bikes. I can't think of anything we are missing other than our winter clothes. We now get a second R&R, and we are psyched to be going to Europe for Christmas! Wish I had packed a few of my winter clothes. I'll have a friend send them, though. No biggie. - Oct 8, 2014
Gift wrap/tissue paper for gifts, ink for our printer - it has been difficult finding those items and in the case of ink impossible to order over the Internet to have shipped here. - Aug 19, 2014
Everything is available here. - Aug 19, 2014
Camping gear, bikes. - May 28, 2014
Camping gear, bikes, air purifier, uninterruptable power supply. - Apr 2, 2014
An air purifier. And anything where quality is important -- like sheets, towels, etc. Natural specialist foods, - Jul 23, 2013
high-top shoes or short boots. You will turn an ankle on the street if you don't have some support. - Jul 17, 2013
Some knives to wear/carrry on the street. - Jun 16, 2013
Nothing. With the commissary and APO, we can get almost everything we can't find on the local market. - Jun 7, 2013
No, most things are readily available here, or you can order by mail. - May 22, 2013
We order just about everything, including kids' clothes, from the APO because local quality is bad. - May 12, 2013
Nothing really...everything is available here. But we tend to eat naturally: no canned or frozen foods, so we have had no problems. - May 12, 2013
Not much really - about the only thing we have shipped that we can't get here are quality shoes, some clothing (both shoes and clothing sold here is either poor quality or expensive imports), car parts, animal food (the pet food that is available here is generally of poor quality). - Feb 1, 2013
Air purifiers and lots of filters! - Mar 31, 2013
More things to keep the kids busy: board games, more video games, DVDs, pizza-making supplies, ice-cream maker. - Mar 26, 2013
Bed linens. I thought, with Egyptian cotton being so famous, that we could buy them here. But it turns out that they are more expensive and of lower quality here than they are in the US. - Feb 13, 2013
Patience and high blood pressure medication for dealing with Egyptians who try and take your money every moment of your life in Egypt. - Jan 18, 2013
An ironing board! They take the one from the Welcome Kit. Also: mattress cushions - the beds are NOT comfy. Most things, however, you can get here or get delivered here. Amazon and Target are lifesavers (especially with free shipping offers!). - Nov 27, 2012
Air purifiers! - Sep 20, 2011
a small SUV - Aug 4, 2011
Everything is available here - Aug 4, 2011
My own mattress, kid/baby stuff like car seats, strollers, high chairs, big toys like kitchens or slides (all more expensive here). - Jul 19, 2011
Diapers. - Jun 26, 2010
Specific toiletries and skin care items, but other than that, you can find everything here. - Dec 2, 2009
Air purifyers and humidifiers. - May 12, 2008