You’re grown, maybe with a family of your own. You don’t live at home anymore and your mom is an empty nester. Gift giving can be challenging. What can you give your mom that she doesn’t already have? She doesn’t need anything. She can go out and buy whatever she wants because she’s done raising you. But it’s Christmas or some other gift giving occasion and you want to honor her with something. I’ve got you covered. Check out these Gifts for Empty Nest Moms.
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Soft Surroundings gifted me items from their store for this post.
Gift Ideas for Empty Nest Moms – Experiences
When I started doing the research for this post, I went to the best focus group of empty-nesters I know – the MySideof50 Facebook Group. Some in the group commented that they are down-sizing and don’t want THINGS! They want EXPERIENCES. And I would add that if they get to share that experience with YOU, that’s a big plus!
Empty Nest Christmas ideas in this category would include tickets to events like concerts, plays and sporting events. Is their favorite artist coming to town? What about that Broadway musical that’s on tour? Present those tickets wrapped with a CD or iTunes Gift Card. Or for tickets to a sporting event, wrap those up with a jersey or stadium bag.
Pampering experiences such as gift certificates for massages or facials are always welcome. Wrap the massage gift certificate with this super soft Hug Me Cardi from Soft Surroundings. I have this cardi and it’s my winter go-to loungewear for cold days.
Gift cards for facials can be given with these products that will make her skin feel great BEYOND the facial….
Rodan and Fields Active Hydration Serum This oil-free serum delivers all-day hydration and boosts the performance of products layered on top. This is my must-have skincare product!
Rodan and Fields ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste – A micro-dermabrasion exfoliator for more vibrant and younger-looking skin. I use it on my face every other day. It can also be used on elbows, knees and other rough patches of skin.
Gifts for Empty Nest Parents Who Love To Travel
How about airline tickets? Or if that is cost-prohibitive, transfer some of the miles you’ve accumulated or give them a buddy pass. Check with your airline to see what they provide and how you can do this. And make sure they have the latest travel gear:
I bought this Travelpro Luggage Maxlite Expandable Suitcase for myself this year. It is roomy, lightweight and a great price. Also comes in lots of colors!
Y’ALL! These packing cubes have changed my life. I received them as a birthday gift and am amazed at how much more I can fit in a suitcase AND have my clothes arrive UNWRINKLED when I use these packing cubes from eBags.
This tote from Fossil is the perfect for travel. I take it whenever I travel because it is sturdy and roomy. It hold everything I would normally carry in my purse plus my snacks, water bottle, iPad and Laptop. AND it still zips up!
Does your Empty Nest Mom Like to Read?
You can order a book by her favorite author on Amazon. Check out some of my favorite books here.
Get her a membership to Kindle Unlimited where she can choose from thousands of titles to read for FREE each month.
Do your Empty Nest Parents prefer to listen to audio books while they travel or exercise? Give them a subscription to Audible.
Other Gift Suggestions from the Empty Nest Moms I Know
A beautiful throw like this La Parisienne Faux Fur Throw from Soft Surroundings. Soft, warm and luxurious, she will love this throw that comes in the most gorgeous colors.
Mom would LOVE Briar Pearl Bib Necklace. I know because I LOVE mine and it goes with so many items in my wardrobe.
So …. what did you choose for your Empty Nest Mom?
Empty Nest Moms – Which is your favorite? What would you add to this list?
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