Ah, Empty-Nesters. Mom and Dad. Grandma and Grandpa. They’re famously tough to shop for, and yet — it seems they need so many new things! (How old is dad’s robe? When’s the last time mom updated her luggage?) Show them all of the love this Christmas with gifts that will make them feel so seen and special. Embrace their hobbies (bird-watching), and introduce them to something new (cornhole). Or, upgrade their favorite things! Watch dad’s eyes light up at a shiny, spiny Scrabble game. Make mom’s year by framing a new family photo. These gifts are great for parents, in-laws, grandparents, neighbors — all of the wise men and women in your life.
More gifts for empty nesters here! And the 2019 gift guide here!
My mom (an active, working, 75 year old widow) is at the point where she only wants consumables for Christmas. Anything that can be used up, planted, poured out, eaten, or otherwise consumed! She is also super crunchy with food restrictions and lives across the country which all make it even harder- there are only so many times you want to ship your mom half a dozen fragrance free natural soaps!! This year I’ve got a great natural body butter I’ve been using myself, and think maybe some crio bru after your stories showed me that exists.
Liked many of your suggestions … speaking as an empty nester. But $298 for a wreath? Who are Serena & Lily kidding?Still, you do give us a price spread. And I appreciate that.
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