Put it in the shoe box, tape it REALLY REALLY well. Then, take a brown grocery bag, cut it down the side and cut the bottom off, so you make a big sheet of brown wrapping paper (or buy some brown packing paper). Then, if your bag is printed on, turn it print side down, and wrap the box in the brown paper, then tape it again really well. on the seams.
Address the box they way you would a letter, and put some clear tape over the address.
I've sent several boxes over the years as care packages, they've gone literally 1/2 way around the world like this and get there just fine :-)
OH - ps - depending on the weight of the candy, it might be cheaper for you to get a standard weight priority mail box from USPS and mail it that way. Just something to look into :-)
at 11:07 AM on Oct. 10, 2009