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    31 Things That May Help The Next Time You're Feeling A Little Homesick

    Because sometimes mom doesn't pick up the phone and that's when it's time to turn to these (read: DON'T PANIC).

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    1. A customizable pillow that'll be *almost* like hugging your favorite fuzzy friend. You can even FaceTime while holding their mini me.

    Here's how to customize: When you receive a confirmation message of your purchase, you'll send the seller a picture of your muse, aka pet. A proof will be sent to in one to two days, you approve, and then they make this work of art! It's printed on high-quality eco canvas. Plus it's machine washable!

    Promising review: "I had a pillow made for a very dear friend for Christmas. It looked AWESOME. Suzie made it happen for me. She was great to work with. She looked at my photo first to make sure it would work as a pillow.

    It was all-around excellent service and a super-fun gift idea. I would definitely do this again. Thanks Suzie!" —Kathy Aschoff

    Get it from Auré Spaces on Etsy for $38.95+.

    2. A comforting candle or fragrance oil with home-related scents (i.e. a Chicago candle smells like chocolate and Great Lake air), because it'll be like being back in your hometown, minus the awkward high school run-ins.

    Can't find your city for a candle? They also have candles for every state and a select number of countries! The all-natural soy wax candles burn for 60–80 hours and are all hand-poured in small batches!

    Promising review: "Living in Los Angeles, I have often longed for my hometown of Boston. Now, I'm so thankful that whenever I need a little taste, I can just light this candle!" —Renae T.

    Get them from Homesick Candles: the city candle for $29.95 (available in 15 cities) and fragrance oil for $9.95 (available in 10 states). The city candles are also available on Amazon for $29.95.

    Need an essential oil diffuser for your fragrance oil? Get one on Amazon for $16.95.

    3. A 14K gold–dipped state necklace so you always have home ~close to your heart~. Mushy? Yes. But do you want it? YES.

    It comes with an easily adjustable chain from 16"-18"!

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my sister who is a WA native living out of state. I am very happy with the quality. The necklace is delicate but doesn't look or feel cheap. I like the size of the charm and the length of the chain. I'm thinking of purchasing another for myself." —KDSeattle

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98 (available in all 50 states).

    4. A Groupon to local packages (like restaurant or spa deals) for finding discounted ways to explore your new city. The more you learn, the more you'll feel at home!

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    There are probably hundreds and hundreds of discounted offers in your local areas, like a bike ride around your city, admission to trendy spas, exercise classes, and more!

    Check out all your local deals here.

    5. An uplifting care package you can personalize with your home state. I don't think there's a problem on Earth that can't be fixed with a chocolate chip cookie.

    Just tell the seller which state you'd like to choose! It comes with scented wax candle, handmade chocolate chip cookies, and a ceramic hand-printed mug.

    Promising review: "I gave this to my cousin because she's been feeling a little down and this made her happy cry! She loved it so much!" —alyssamalloy08

    Get it from Confetti Gift Company on Etsy for $36.

    6. An extensive hardcover journal with inspirational questions and goals so you feel more motivated on a daily basis and remember why the heck you moved in the first place! TO GET THINGS DONE.,

    Get it from Nordstrom for $34.95.

    7. A luxuriously plush blanket for whenever you need a big hug, but your mom is rudely thousands of miles away. Don't worry, this won't tell if you cuddle in bed for 10 hours.

    Plus it's wrinkle and fade resistant, doesn't shed, and is suitable for all seasons. AND it's machine washable!

    Promising review: "When this blanket first arrived, I held it up to my face, said ‘It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!’ and chuckled to myself. I set it up as a throw to make the guest chair in my office a little more inviting and colorful. Little did I know my exclamation would be prophetic. The very next day, I found my furbaby cat almost too relaxed to remember to breathe. Despite it, he refuses to leave the almost womb-like softness and warmth of this thing which is the blanket equivalent of Flexaril. I can’t get him out of it. I’m afraid I’m going to lose him. Thanks, Bedsure for a killer blanket (in all seriousness, the cat is fine. He loves the blanket, and so do I. When he’s willing to share.)." —Ninacarme N Monroe

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in four sizes and in ten colors).

    8. A pack of organic, cucumber-scented shower bombs, because it's hard to feel anything but soothed when transported to your very own spa (and all without needing a tub!)

    Just place it under your shower’s running water to release the menthol-and cucumber infused steam and open your sinuses, nourish your skin, soothe your muscles, and improve your mood!

    Promising review: "This reminds me of an aromatic sauna at the day spa! I have this scent so much that I want one every time I shower. It does not stain the tub after and washes away clean. During my shower, it smells so good and relaxing and they last a super long time. It can easily take you through a 15 or 20 minute shower." —Birchbox Customer

    Get it from Birchbox for $8.

    9. A custom engraved necklace with your home's coordinates that'll help ~mark your territory~ no matter how long you're away.

    All you need to do is enter your coordinates when placing your order!

    Promising review: "My best friend was going to the state championship for our school so I got her this and engraved it with her catchphrase and it was perfect! She loved it and it's really durable! She plays with it on everyday and it's still in perfect condition!" —Dabney

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98 (available in three colors).

    10. A roll of floral removable wallpaper so your new digs finally start to *grow* on you, thanks to deceptively easy and stylish decorating.

    Get each 24"x48" roll from Urban Outfitters for $39.

    11. A potted houseplant for a healthy distraction in the form of caring for a living thing. Far less pressure than a dog, but still depends on you nonetheless! And yes, you must name it.

    This is a Epipremnum (Scindapus) aureum (idk, science). It's known as one of the easiest houseplants to grow, so no panicking necessary! It comes in a 4" pot.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about how well a cheap plant ordered online would do. But this guy has really taken off! He seems super excited to be living with us, and looks pretty healthy. He's been with us for a little over a year, and has just exploded since he joined us." —Jess + Satish

    Get it from Amazon for $2.59.

    12. A personalized family portrait, because a family crest is so last century. But this will still feel like everyone is watching over you (in a totally non-creepy way).

    Promising review: "It looked so cute online, but you know, you worry about personalized things, especially art! Well, my sis-in-law LOVED it! She has one kid in college, with two close behind, so it was kind of a perfect gift for her: something for her to cherish as her nest empties." —Jen C.

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $75+.

    13. A pair of helpful reminder socks that'll get you back on your feet if things start to feel ~overwhaleming~.

    Psst! Buy two pairs of socks, get 30% off !!

    Get them from ModCloth for $9.

    14. A self-care subscription box so you say "ahhh" instead of "AHHH" every time your mom won't pick up for the 1,000th time in one day. Rude.

    This subscription box is actually curated by therapists! There's always one "happiness-boosting" activity and five to seven hand-crafted, natural, organic, or artisan self-care goodies that are aimed to promote relaxation and wellbeing!

    Promising review: "I can’t believe what was delivered to my doorstep! The care that was taken to curate this box is palpable. I have been taking extra time each day for myself every day. I am so happy to have signed on for this!" — Sarah

    Get it from CrateJoy for $34.99+/month.

    15. A set of 50 affirmation cards for an easy pick-me-up every time you realize you DO miss your weird brother's jokes. Who knew?

    Each card contains a funny and cheerful note to help make you feel better without seeming too preachy! For example, there is an alligator who reminds you the importance of smiling (they ARE experts in grinning, after all).

    Promising review: "Buy these for your friend, your grandma, your sibling, YOURSELF! These cards will light up your day and make you feel warm and fuzzy! I have yet to see someone draw one, read it, and not smile with delight. You will want to Instagram every single card because they are that good." —Bex27

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $12.51.

    16. A custom cookie cutter of your favorite person's face, because sometimes you just miss someone so much you want them?

    "I love you, now get in my belly." Just message the sender your picture and it'll be connected to your order automatically! They even include a special sugar cookie recipe!

    Promising review: " I LOVE this. The cookie cutter was spot on with the picture I submitted. There's a sugar cookie recipe included with the cutter, which made it foolproof." —Jensen Smith

    Get it from Boe Tech LLC on Etsy for $40.

    17. A radiant MAC palette called "Risk Taker" so you're emboldened every morning and reminded why you moved to your new place. Queue Hillary Duff's "What Dreams Are Made Of."

    This comes in eight pressed-powder eyeshadow shades: satin shine, smooth pearl, foiled shadow and creamy matte finishes, plus a highlighter formula in opalescent.

    Promising review: "I love this palette! The colors are great! They made the base color bigger than the others, which is good because you use that one the most. There are both matte and shimmer shadows to make it a versatile palette." —Cheri68

    Get it from Nordstrom for $39.50 (retail value of $160).

    18. A pack of personalized photo stickers that'll finally make it easy to face days without your dog — because now they're plastered onto just about everything.

    This set includes: one 3.5" sticker, two 1.75" stickers, six 0.75" stickers, and 12 0.5" stickers. Just upload your photo to the "customize now" option (and make sure the face fits inside the preview box). The team will trace the face, print, and ship them to you! ANDDD these pups are waterproof, microwave- and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "These turned out PERFECT! I did two sheets with my cats. They shape/cut the faces perfectly. I bought these as a gift and stole two little tiny stickers to put on my phone case! I will order from here again!" —Kathryn Proffitt

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A personalized family recipes journal for recording all your favorite home-cooked dishes to recreate on your own. If you have to call your mom in a panic halfway through it's fine.

    "HOW DO I CHOP ONIONS?!" This book allows you to record the recipe, the source, and why it holds special meaning for your family! It includes recipe pages for appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches; side dishes, main courses, desserts, beverages; and more. It even has measurement equivalents, substitution suggestions, kitchen tips, and a glossary of cooking terms! AND there's an inside back cover pocket for extra notes and other mementos.

    Promising review: "My mother had one similar to this that she worked on the whole time I was growing up. She filled it with recipes that our family used often and loved. She always told me that she filled it with the intention of giving it to me when I got married. She passed away before she was able to do that so I got the book early. Now that I'm married with a family of my own, I have been adding to her book and it is now mostly full. About a year ago, I started looking for another one to add to the collection and of all the ones I looked at, this one seemed to be the best. I am so happy that I ordered it! It's sturdy and I liked the info and back pocket (to store my jotted down recipes until I have time to transfer into the book). Now I can continue my Mama's legacy." —Layla Manning

    Get it from Amazon for $11.33.

    20. A complete collection of Jane Austen novels, because is there anyone better to help you escape modern woes through the written word? I'm going to go with no.

    DON'T @ ME IN THE COMMENTS. The novels included in the collection: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan.

    Promising review: "This is one of those books one reads over and over for pleasure. It is a perfect picture of life in England two centuries ago. Austen is a shrewd observer of human nature and is skilled in extracting humor from their foibles. It is the best sort of escape to dwell in her world, if only for the length of a good read." —M. Snowden

    Get it from Amazon for $25.78.

    21. A long distance lamp that'll be in sync with its duplicate — when one is lit up, the other one is too! It's *almost* like telepathically communicating.

    Each person sets up their lamp via Wi-Fi so when they reache out and touch the lamp the other person knows they're thinking of them! Both cycle through a rainbow of colors.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this lamp. The colors are beautiful. We tap it back and forth and we know we are thinking of one another. I just love it." —MammaCarrr

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $75+ (available as single or set of two).

    22. A super-soft cowl-necked sweatshirt so you can't stay upset no matter hard you try. This is like wearing a portable hug. You're too busy being snuggled now to be sad, sorry.

    Promising review: "This is a godsend. I love it so much. It's comfy, cozy, soft, in good colors, AND flatting!" — jspohn

    Get it from Free People for $78 (available in sizes XS-L and in three colors).

    23. A set of personalized glass coasters with your choice of photos for enjoying your family's company while settling down for some wine. Bright side: no one can tell you not to drink the whole bottle.

    Just insert whichever photos you'd like!

    Get a four-pack from ModCloth for $19.

    24. A set of personalized stationary, because now you actually *do* want to write home. Suddenly this just feels like the write thing to do.

    Plus, this paper is made up of 30% post consumer recycled content!

    Get a 20-pack from Paper Source for $35.80.

    25. A series of beautifully crafted rings shaped in city's skylines that'll always make it seem like home is merely ~on the horizon~.

    Promising review: "We ordered three city rings as a college graduation gift for our daughter — one for the city she grew up in, one for the city where she went to college, and one for the city where she is moving after college. Since the shop owner was so kind as to get them to us quicker than I expected, we were able to give them to the recipient ahead of time. They are beautiful and unique, and she was very excited to receive them." —Elena Driskill

    Get them from Jewelry Architecture on Etsy for $83.70+ (available in 27 cities, three colors, and in sizes 6-9.5).

    26. A self-therapy notepad so you can talk yourself through tough moments, like when you tried to recreate Nana's chocolate cake but now you have a plate of hot lava. Just talk to the pad.

    Promising review: "In all seriousness, I work in a stressful environment that brings up all kinds of issues. Dealing with...interesting coworkers can be trying. I bought this self-therapy pad as a joke. However, when troubling things happen here, I've found them to be genuinely helpful in dealing with it so that I don't get too upset. Whether you need this as a joke or for your own serious use, I recommend it." —Dr. Braxy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.11.

    27. A cocktail subscription box for more motivation to invite friends over and make new memories on your new turf. You'll have everyone at the word "mojito."

    There are two options: the Everything But The Booze Box, which has all of the ingredients to make four servings of a cocktail (but alcohol not included), or the Everything Box, which is the same thing but WITH the liquor.

    Promising review: "I got my first box (the ginger orange with mezcal and gin martinis). The drinks were easy to prepare and, frankly, the best part was that despite the fact that it was 7pm, I was in my PJs, in my living room, toddlers finally put to sleep, taking a sip of the drink (out of a plastic cup instead of a proper glass) transported me IMMEDIATELY back to my previous life as a decked out, dressed up, single twenty/thirty-something with a social life. I never thought I'd have that experience again — of having a really, really interesting and delicious drink just because I felt like it — and yet, here I was, re-experiencing my previous life in the comfort of my own home. It's really fun and tasty!" —Rebecca

    Get it from CrateJoy for $34.99+/month.

    28. An inspiring coloring book of gorgeous cities (some real, some imagined), because maybe you need a little reminder of why you got the travel bug to begin with.

    Promising review: "Prior to receiving the book, I assumed it would be something I could get through in one day; I was completely wrong. Each page has such wonderful, extremely detailed pictures, making it a very enjoyable and lasting experience. It has brought out a more creative side, as well when it comes to using the colors to bring each city to life. Once I get started, it is truly calming. I get into a 'coloring zone' and I am able to block or momentarily forget any possible discomforts." —aminah t muhammad

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    29. A personalized heatable holdable that'll basically be like an IRL hug after being microwaved. Maybe more like squeezing their face, but still VERY comforting.,

    It's even lavender scented! Send them your photo and they'll do all the hard work.

    Promising review: ""Who doesn’t want a picture of your bestie immortalised on a microwaveable hand warmer? Probably my best friend but tough, she’s getting it!" —Clare

    Get it from Firebox for $20.29.

    30. An optimistic book of adorable illustrations (each with a tidbit of advice) so every day is ~magical~. Apparently unicorns don't have time to mope, so now neither will you.

    Promising review: "This was an absolutely adorable and fun read that I really needed in my life at the moment. With the cute and colorful illustrations and the hilarious snippets about life that accompany them, this little book greatly picked up my spirits. It’s a very feel-good book that delivers laughs in bite-sized pieces with very fitting pictures that only continue to add to the delightful and positive message. It portrays fairly deep ideas in a very comical format, and I think it would be very difficult to complete this book without a smile on your face." —Ariana (The Quirky Book Nerd)

    Get it from Amazon for $8.23.

    31. A customizable heart map print for proving all roads lead to home — now it's hanging on your wall. If we're speaking *literally*, I suggest you fly or something.

    You can choose from their selection, or have one custom made!

    Promising review: "I was looking for a personalized gift and this was perfect! I was very happy with how the print turned out and the seller was a pleasure to work with." —Darlene

    Get it from A Gier Design on Etsy for $12+.

    You to your parents when they joke about making your room an at-home gym:

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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