I make a mix CD for all occassions: break-ups, birthdays, graduations, random days. I think Music is one of the best ways of expressing emotions!
Dr. Pepper (or other soda of choice)
Often over seas, they don't have drinks like they do here in the states. At least, I know some countries don't have dr. pepper.
Who wouldn't want to hear all the gossip garbage?
Either homemade or girl scout cookies or other cookies of their choice, cookies just make you feel like your at home again...
It's nice to have pictures of friends, family while you're away from home.