The following list includes some gift ideas for your shoebox:
For boys or girls in age category (2-4 yrs, 5-9 yrs, or 10-14 yrs)
Small cars, balls, small dolls, small stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, Slinky®, etc.
Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, ink pad sets, small writing pads, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, small Bibles, etc.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), combs, washcloths, brushes, etc.
T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, flashlights (with extra batteries), and other items for young girls and boys small enough to fit in the shoebox.
A PERSONAL NOTE
In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)
Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items, military toys, scissors, razors/blades, no food or edibles including candy-chocolates-gum, liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; or aerosol cans
DO NOT TAPE OR RUBBER BAND. CHRISTMAS WRAP BOXES.