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Empty Nester Gift

Oh friends...our time with our kids is so short!  Yes, I know you don't want to hear that when you're knee deep in toddler-hood or even in the middle school moodiness...ugh.  However, both my kids are now in high school and I'm feeling the crunch to spend every possible moment soaking up their presence, teaching them every skill they still need for life, and smothering them with love and attention--- which of course you know they appreciate so much?!? 

 (I'm sure you can read between the lines, here.)

So, when my friend was feeling sad and lonely from sending off her baby to college, I just had to take her a little bit of love.  
(Note:  Some may want to include a bottle of wine and a box of tissues with this gift.)

It's a quick and easy little 'thinking of you' gift to give to any empty-nester.  It takes just a few supplies, starting with a craft nest.

Gift for the empty nester.

I don't know if you've ever been shopping for craft nests before, but there are a ton to choose from--even when it's not spring!
Take a look at these affiliate links from Amazon. 

Empty Nester Gift

Place Dove chocolates (playing on the bird theme) and/or
Baby Ruth candy (playing on the baby theme) into the nest.
Sugar Babies candies would also work.

Gift for the empty nester.

Print out one of the empty nester tags onto cardstock.  

Empty Nester Gift

Click here to print your own tags.

Gift for the empty nester.

Trim tag and tape onto a wooden skewer cut in half.
Stick skewer into the nest.

Empty Nester Gift

Hand deliver and love on your friend. 

Here's a few more gifts for friends dealing with hard times.

Cheer Up Gift

When the Trial is Over Gift

Foot Surgery Get Well Card and gift
Foot and Toe Surgery 'Punny' Card

Hip Surgery Gift

Lap Band Surgery Cards

And maybe you're now looking for some college care package ideas?  Take a look at these:
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Blue themed care package ideas

Orange Survival Study Sack        Brighten Up Your Semester!
Orange foods and treats for gift package.          
Yellow themed gift ideas

SMART Gift Bag                      Caramel Apple Dippin' Kit
Creative college care package ideas         Package up apples, caramel and toppings to give as gifts.

SNAP To It!                                        Bear Themed Care Package
College Care Package printables      College care package with a bear theme and printable tags

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