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

If someone is coming without access to US diplomatic or military shipments from the US, I might encourage them to bring western spices that they like, wrapping paper and holiday cards, plus any specialty diet items like gluten-free snacks, etc. If you do have access to US diplomatic shipments, I probably wouldn't advise bringing anything special in terms of household or grocery items as you can purchase them all locally or order them online. - Mar 2019

There's not much you can't buy in Chiang Mai or Bangkok. - May 2007

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