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Our Amazon Faves

Our favorites on Amazon include items for the dorm, first apartment, college preparation, and other must haves for parents in the next phase! Check back into this post regularly for updates for holidays and seasonally. We also update this post for Amazon Prime Days and other Amazon promotions for parents of young adults and those in the next phase as empty nesters,

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Amazon Faves for Empty Nesters

I (Laura) love, love, love this Hammered Stainless-Steel Beverage Tub. I have seen others with a far pricier version of this beverage tub. I found mine on Amazon. I now have 3 of them. I use them as ice buckets and as beverage tubs. Be sure to grab this metal ice scooper to go with it. It is the perfect size and weight for scooping ice.

I (Laura) love reading and listening to books in my empty nest. You can get a FREE trial Audible Membership to try it out.

Amazon Faves for Skincare and Pampering

I (Laura) love the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Melting Balm. It takes my makeup off so easily. I used to use the Clinique version, but I like the Neutrogena better. Another product I love is the Moroccanoil Leave in Conditioner. It smells amazing, which makes using it even more wonderful.

Our faves for skincare and pampering are focused on the products we need to keep our skin and bodies hydrated and healthy.

Amazon Faves for Parents of Adult Children

Amazon Faves for College Preparation

Amazon Faves for the Dorm

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More NPP Favorites:

40+ Best Gifts for Teens and College Students

30+ Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens and College Students

25 Games Every Grandma Should Own

30+ Jolly Advent Calendars for Everyone

50 Best Gifts for Parents and Grandparents

College Dorm Room Essentials

Need a great book to read?

30+ Christmas Books to Enjoy in Midlife

15+ Best Books For Parents Of Middle Schoolers​

Does your student have Student Prime at Amazon? There are so many advantages to this including the price! Discounts on the following:

Flights, tutoring, the Calm app, GrubHub, Prime videos and gaming, textbook purchases and rentals, Amazon photos, fashion Prime “try before you buy”, early access to Amazon lightening deals, and Whole Foods, and so much more!! Sign up for a 6-month trial here!

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