One of the hardest times in a parent’s life is watching their last child come of age and move out on their own. The house feels so big, so empty, so eerily quiet. Some folks just can’t handle life without a little one to care for.
The solution for many of these empty nesters is to take all that pent up love and affection and heap it onto a new fur child. If you are shopping for a pair of overcompensating pooch parents this year, here are some items that are sure to appease their nurturing souls.
1. Personalized Door Mat, $32.99
Fun and friendly, this welcome mat will make sure everyone knows they are entering a dog friendly house.
2. Proud Parent Window Cling, $7.50
Their days of sporting “My child is on the honor roll at blah-blah elementary school” bumper stickers are over, but they can still show their pawrent pride for their new fur kid!
3. Doggone Good Time Couch Cover, $39.95+
Now your favorite empty nesters can forgo the plastic sofa cover in favor of this cute, cozy dog-friendly one!
4. No Zip Stroller, $329.95
Parents are all about safety. Just because their focus has switched from kids to dogs, doesn’t mean their overprotective streak will fade. A high tech stroller keeps little pups out of harm’s way on walks through the park.
5. His & Hers Dog Parent Mugs, $27.00
Now they won’t have to give up that sickeningly sweet habit of calling each other “Mom” and “Dad”.
6. Grounds & Hounds Bark Blend Coffee, $16.00
Fair trade organic coffee that supports No-Kill dog rescue AND helps you get up at dawn for that first dog walk of the day.
7. Dachshund Creamer, $15.00
Pawrents can lighten up that delicious charitable coffee with this cute Doxie creamer. It can even double as a gravy boat for the holidays.
8. Family Plaque, $15.95
This simple little sign sums up everything new empty nester pawrents need — just each other and the pups.
9. I’m Not Going Hoodie, $35.20
Unisex hoodie is perfect for whichever pawrent wants to take a stand. After all, you can’t ban kids from resaurants, how can they ban your dog child?
10. Dog Lint Roller, $12.95
If there is any downside to having dogs instead of kids (and that’s a big if!), it would be the shedding. Now empty nester pawrents don’t have to worry with these cute lint and hair removers!
11. Set of Four Stemless Wine Glasses, $44.00
The kids are gone and now it’s time to cut loose. Go ahead, have a drink (or five). These dapper dogs will never judge.
12. Iron Garden Statue, $30.30
Hooman parents usually have much too crazy schedules to enjoy gardening, but pawrents can certainly enjoy this relaxing hobby now that the nest is empty!
13. New Life Pillow, $24.00
A simple, rustic throw pillow expressing a sentiment all empty nester dog parents can relate to.
14. You Had Me At Woof Towel, $7.99
Waffle weave hand towel from the Animal Rescue Site funds 14 bowls of food for dogs in need!
15. Dog Draft Stopper, $29.95
Help keep out the cold for empty nester dog parents with this cute Dachshund draft protector!
16. Tidy Toy Bin, $45.00
One of the joys of an empty nest is never having to step barefoot on a jagged toy again. Make sure that their dog’s chew bones don’t take the place of their childrens’ Legos with this stylish doggie toy chest.
17. Pup & Kit High Back Bed, $619.00
Only the best will do for dogs of empty nesters! This raised wooden bed comes with a choice of four finishes, as well as fabric options to provide ultimate luxury and match any décor.
18. What Makes A Home Custom Print, $44.25
Parents love to show off images of their children – both human and canine. They’ll love a custom print featuring the fur children to hang in their newly kid-free home.
Featured Image via Mandi Pratt