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

Specialty items such as cosmetics, personal hygiene brands that you want in particular, maybe American food items that could be hard to find (like horseradish, your favorite spices, perhaps a certain kind of rice, real mayonnaise that hasn't spoiled or expired). You also might be able to find the American products you like at the military base. In any case, you don't have to ship a lot of food because you'll always find it or a substitute somewhere here. - Oct 13, 2017
We came directly from post so I did not send much (I do order from Amazon or Vitacost.com for things like whole grains and flours because it's a lot more affordable). I'd bring maple syrup, nice laundry detergent, and any other fancy-ish products you might like because stuff is not cheap here. I don't know, you can get almost everything online these days. - Jan 19, 2017
Nothing, really. - May 20, 2016
Things that I can't find here. But many things that I couldn't find back then are appearing more often now. - Nov 9, 2015
Get a Kindle. Books are very expensive here. - Jan 23, 2015
Most everything is available at Commissary. Salsa, almond butter, outdoor play equipment. Bicycles, musical instruments. Christmas/religious decor, any religious stuff that is not Muslim. - Sep 28, 2014
Specialty items such as cosmetics, personal hygiene brands that you want in particular, maybe American food items that could be hard to find (like horseradish, your favorite spices, perhaps a certain kind of rice, real mayonnaise that hasn't spoiled or expired). You also might be able to find the American products you like at the military base. In any case, you don't have to ship a lot of food because you'll always find it or a substitute somewhere here. - Mar 26, 2014
We were right on with our shipment. You can buy everything here but I would recommend sending your pillows, sheets in advance of being moved here. It is nice to come in and be able to have your own personal pillows and sheets the first night of arriving. - Dec 4, 2013
Possibly some items for in-home entertainment. - Oct 9, 2013
Foodstuffs, personal toiletries, books, music, board games, anything to help pass the time. - Mar 17, 2013
None. - Jul 27, 2010
Nothing I can think of. - Mar 29, 2010
Someone else besides me. - Jan 18, 2010
A few household goods like razors (evidently most women there bleach and/or wax?), sedate jewelry (most stores sell things that are VERY flashy), and Christmas/holiday foods - obviously those are hard to come by in Riyadh. Board games - these are popular ways to socialize and are healthier for your liver. - Dec 29, 2009
Humidifier. - Oct 21, 2008
Multi-system electronics (TV, DVD player). - Aug 6, 2008