13 Gifts for Empty Nesters

Gifts for empty nesters

Gifts For Empty Nesters


Gifts for Empty Nesters are not hard to find if you know what to look for. Whether single or married, an empty nester is going through a big change as the children leave home. Some are excited about the new possibilities and others are downright depressed. Gifts that take into account their new household size and new routines will always be appreciated.

For more ideas:

Empty Nest Survival Kit

Read What is An Empty Nester? at my new home Next Phase Parenting.

Gifts for empty nesters

Gifts for Empty Nesters


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Empty Nest Gift Box

Is this not the cutest? The Confetti Gift Company on Etsy makes these gift boxes with a funny card, cocktail mug, candle, polka dot matches, 2 yummy cookies, and a small envelope of confetti. It is sure to cheer up a couple who has just dropped their last child off at college.

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Cooking for Two Cookbook

One of the things that is hardest for a new empty nesting couple to adjust to is cooking for a smaller household. The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook has over 650 recipes and tips for shopping and storing leftovers and ingredients. You can read my complete review of this cookbook at The Best Cooking for Two Cookbook.

Luggage Tags

I love these luggage tags! The new empty nester is definitley on a new adventure. Even if they cannot travel the world because they are busy working to pay for college, they can use them when they go to Parent's Weekend at the college.

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A Great Book

Check out 10 Best Books for Empty Nesters and find a great book for the new empty nest mom.

A Fun Mug

This Empty Nest mom mug is so fun and would make an excellent gift for a new empty nester. Add a book or gift card, wrap in cellophane with a fluffy bow and you have a perfect gift.

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Throw Blanket

After having teenagers in the house for however many years, pretty much everything in their house is worn out – from towels to throw blankets. A new throw blanket like the ones from Barefoot Dreams (the absolute softest ones ever) will definitely be appreciated.

Empty Nest Ornament

I love this handmade bread dough empty nest ornament!

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Beautiful Sign

This beautiful chalkboard sign would be a welcome addition to any empty nester's kitchen. What a wonderful sentiment to share with their adult children.

Adults and Crafts Gift Box

Does she (or he) like to craft? Adults and Crafts is a gift box with all of the tools and supplies to complete a craft. A new craft is featured each month. You can give one month or a subscription.

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Gifts for Empty Nesters

My Garden Box

Send a My Garden Box. It contains everything you need to build relaxing, rewarding, and enriching garden projects, including live plants (variety of indoor and outdoor plants). With visually illustrated instructions, simple garden care tips, and properly portioned ingredients, assembly is fun & easy! 

Gourmet Food Basket

What would could better to go with their wine than a gourmet food basket. This one even ships Amazon Prime.

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Gifts for Empty Nesters


You cannot go wrong with a TheraBox of self-care, stress reducing products. 

Finding gifts for empty nesters is not that hard. They are beginning a new stage in life and there are a million possibilites for their new normal. Treat them to a night out or to anything that will help them adjust. 

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I’m Laura

Welcome to Almost Empty Nest! I began this blog in September 2014 after leaving my oldest son at college and realizing that my nest was emptying. Join me on this journey as we explore the path of guiding our children to adulthood and rediscovering ourselves beyond the mom years.


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