In seasons of sadness or loss, it can be hard to know how to reach out. Gestures like making meals, sending cards, and giving sympathy gifts can really help those who are suffering after losing someone or something important to them.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for a grieving friend or family member, the list below will give you some thoughtful ideas. Whether your loved one has experienced a loss, a missed opportunity or a disappointment of any kind, a gift is a great way to say, “you matter, I love you, I’m with you.”
These gifts will show your support and sensitivity in various ways. Pick one that is the appropriate gesture for the situation and let your love shine through. Many of the gifts below can even be personalized for the recipient.
Here Are the Best Sympathy Gifts for Someone Grieving a Loss
- Here Are the Best Sympathy Gifts for Someone Grieving a Loss
- 1. Someone in Heaven Box Sign
- 2. Succulent Arrangement
- 3. Shiplap Memory Poster
- 4. Memorial Lantern
- 5. Preserved Flower Keepsake Bracelet
- 6. Angel Wing Sterling Silver Sympathy Gift
- 7. Angel Tealight Holder
- 8. Custom Plaque for Pet Loss
- 9. Remembrance Butterfly Feeder
- 10. Pavilion Gift Light Your Way Terra Cotta Candle Holder
- 11. Sonnet Chimes
- 12. Bereavement Music Memory Box
- 13. Willow Tree Forget Me Not Sculpture
- 14. Silver Stone Resin Cross
- 15. Blankiegram Inspiring Message Blanket
- 16. Memorial Bracelet
- 17. Sympathy Spa Kit
- 18. Angel Figurine Sympathy Gift
- 19. In Memory Garden Stone
- 20. Comfort Gift Basket for Bereavement
- 21. Willow Tree Tapestry
- 22. Personalized Memory Plaque
- 23. Photo Memory Flag
- 24. Handcrafted Remembrance Rocks
- 25. Grief and Healing Sympathy Gift Basket
- 26. Forever in Our Hearts Ceramic Picture Frame
- 27. Pet Bereavement Gift
- 28. Keychain for Infant Loss or Miscarriage
- 29. Memorial Picture Frame
- 30. Hand-Painted Sculpted Father and Daughter Figure
- 31. Stars in the Sky Terracotta Candle Holder
- 32. In Loving Memory Quote Book
- 33. Personalized Sympathy Comfort Blanket
- 34. Truly Calming Lavender Bubble Bath from The Honest Company
- 35. Hanging File Copper Desk Organizer
- 36. Airtight Storage Container Set
- 37. Premium Hardcover Ruled Notebook
- 38. Bird Ornament and Poem
- 39. Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Bracelet
- 40. Gourmet Fruit Sympathy Gift Basket
- 41. Succulent Sympathy Gift Box
- 42. You Are Strong Gift Necklace
- 43. Plantable Paper Hearts
- 44. Sympathy Poem Bird Feeder
- 45. Memorial Jewelry Bowl
- 46. Custom Handwriting Cremation Urn Necklace
- 47. Sympathy Feather Ornament
- 48. Sympathy Shadow Box
- 49. Encouragement Journey Jar
- 50. Sleeping Baby Memorial Sculptures
- 51. Scripture Leather Memory Bracelet
- 52. Fingerprint Jewelry
- 53. Memory Bear
- 54. Affirmation Deck
- 55. Personalized Memorial Sign
- 56. 3D Bereavement Tower
- 57. Feeling Hearts
- 58. Grief Tea and Essential Oils
- 59. Customized Memory Pillow
- 60. Custom Paw Print Ring
- 61. Sage and Sea Salt Good Vibes Sympathy Care Package
- 62. Fingerprint Bracelet
1. Someone in Heaven Box Sign
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A black and white box sign is the right gift for a modern family who has experienced loss. Remembrance can be encouraged with a simple, block-letter message that reads, “because someone we love is in heaven there is a little bit of heaven in our hearts.” These large letters fill the entire black front of the sign. The sign itself is a distressed style and measures 5 inches by 3 inces. It can stand freely or hang on the wall. The sides are black and white, alternating in color. All around the face of the sign is a scratched and distressed gray border. This is a nice gift for someone who likes farmstyle or retro decor and is a gesture of goodwill as they remember a loss.
2. Succulent Arrangement
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This six inch table arrangement is the perfect alternative to traditional flowers, which will quickly wilt and fade. Succulents are hardy, require minimal care and are very modern and beautiful. These real succulents are 6” square. The ceramic planter is 3” tall and hand glazed. Overflowing with beautiful, lightly hued succulents, this will be an ongoing reminder of your thoughtfulness and sweet touch to any home decor. The planter is white. The succulents are mostly green and white with touches of plum, dusky raspberry and even deep purple. The package will come securely wrapped to prevent any damage and will be cherished for a long time.
3. Shiplap Memory Poster
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For a rustic and attractive gift, this memory poster comes in four designs: white-washed shiplap, natural shiplap, black and chestnut brown. Any of these four colors can be personalized with name and dates. The printing on the front says, “those we love can never be more than a thought away… for as long as there’s a memory they live in our heart to stay.” The fonts range from block letters to a handwritten script and are printed in easy-to-read black, except on the dark background when they come in white. You can select the primary color. Whoever you give this to will be touched and love the sweet sentiment and memories it inspires.
4. Memorial Lantern
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For someone who has been recently bereaved, this memorial lantern is a good gift. Fitting perfectly into rustic or farm style home decor, the trendy lantern can be put on display as a sign of remembrance. The lantern itself is made from composite wood and has elegant stainless steel finishes, including a hinge and simple latch. The top of the lantern is a shiny, stainless steel copper finish with a handle. Set inside the lantern is a battery-powered candle, for safety and long-term use. The light should run for six hours at a time and has an automatic timer. The glass sides are clear, with an inscription on one side that reads, “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”
5. Preserved Flower Keepsake Bracelet
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These elegant bezel bracelets are made to order to perfectly preserve keepsake flowers for a grieving friend. Flowers perfectly encapsulate so many of the feelings they’ll be experiencing right now: a celebration of life, but also its fleeting nature. Going forward, this bracelet will be a tasteful reminder of their lost loved one that they can keep close by them, forever. Simply send your dried keepsake flowers (2 to 3 large petals) to the maker. There’s advice on how to properly dry your treasured keepsake flowers on the artist’s page, so make sure you take a look.
6. Angel Wing Sterling Silver Sympathy Gift
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A minimalist yet meaningful design transforms a simple sterling silver bracelet into a wonderful keepsake for a friend that’s recently experienced a heart wrenching loss. A delicate angel wing links to a stamped personalized initial, bringing to mind a peaceful reminder of a lost loved one for your friend whenever they catch sight of it on their wrist. Such a thoughtful gesture is sure to mean so much to your friend, as you gift them what they really want most: a way to keep their loved one with them, no matter what life holds now. Select your font style and the color of the stamp to create the ideal design for your friend, giving them a keepsake that will stay with them for life.
7. Angel Tealight Holder
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A small, rustic angel tealight holder is a sweet and thoughtful gift for someone who has been bereaved, experienced a loss or is simply mourning a disappointing situation. The OakiWay Memorial Gifts Tealight Candle Holder has a small, carved angel whose hands are folded in prayer. The large wings encircle a flickering, LED tealight that is protected by a glass vase. The statue itself is carved in a modern, minimal style and has a grainy, sea sand look. The angel is six inches tall, six inches wide and four inches thick, the perfect size to set on a table, bedside stand or hutch and prompt good memories and hopeful thoughts.
8. Custom Plaque for Pet Loss
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A beautiful and thoughtful gift for someone mourning the loss of a pet, this customizable plaque is simple with a sleek design and bonus items. The plaque itself is a square, 5.5”x5.5” sign. IT can be personalized to either a cat or dog paw print on the front. It comes in a creamy white color with distressed, grey-brown edges and paw print. Beneath the paw print you can customize the name of the departed pet. An adorable, wood-carved heart will hang on the front of the pawprint. Thoughtful bonuses are included: a hand painted, watercolor card and a watercolor printed rainbow bridge poem. You can also add a bell wind chime made of simple wooden beads and a rustic, vintage bell.
9. Remembrance Butterfly Feeder
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This is a gift to set out in nature and prompt precious memories. The long, wooden plank is finished and sealed to be weatherproof. Its rustic design is contrasted with flowing, script letters that read, “Whisper I love you to a butterfly and it will fly to heaven to deliver your message.” Three, pastel colored butterflies are painted on the front. These are purple, teal and yellow. A jute string is looped onto the top of the plan, which can then be hung anywhere outdoors. Two plates fit neatly into the sides of the plan, which can be filled with sugar water to attract butterflies.
10. Pavilion Gift Light Your Way Terra Cotta Candle Holder
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This gift is very thoughtful, simple and will be much appreciated. It is a petite, orb-like tealight candle holder with an elegant inscription that reads, “In memory of a life so beautifully lift of a heart so deeply loved.” This is a wonderful gift for someone who has lost a loved one or is mourning any kind of bereavement. A handcrafted metal lid can be placed on top, that is in the shape of a petaled flower and has small gemstones. The candle holder itself looks like wood and has a simple, rustic, grainy finish. This gift comes ready to give in a simple, brown gift box that will keep it safe if you ship it or can be wrapped to give in person.
11. Sonnet Chimes
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Chimes are a classic source of remembrance in a season of loss. These can be placed outside and will create a gentle, musical sound everytime the wind blows. If someone has experienced loss, this gift can help them remember and rejoice in the spirit of someone who has passed on. The chimes are 30 inches long and made of aluminum. A green hook can be affixed to numerous surfaces, making it versatile and easy to place outside the home, on an eave or on the patio. The cylindrical, aluminum chimes themselves have a love sonnet etched onto their surface. Everytime the chimes sound, the recipient will be sweetly serenaded by the lovely notes and sounds.
12. Bereavement Music Memory Box
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A carved, walnut finish jewelry music box plays “The Wind Beneath My Wings” when opened. A gentle, tinkling music box sound will recreate this classic tune of memory and hope. The box itself is lovingly etched with flowers around a beautiful poem. The poem is printed on a vintage style frame and says “In memory those we love don’t go away they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, still very dear.” The box itself is a deep, shiny nut wood color and has four small, round legs to lift it off a surface. The inside of the music box has an enclosed area where the mechanical music making device rests and a separate compartment, in velveted black, where mementos or jewelry can be placed.
13. Willow Tree Forget Me Not Sculpture
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Willow tree collectors will love this addition of a sweet and heartfelt “Forget-me-not” sculpted and hand painted figure. The figure is a classic willow tree design, with a young woman burying her nose in a bouquet of forget-me-not flowers. She has a flowing, white dress with no additional design or decor. Her blonde hair is pulled back into a ponytail and her hands clasp the bottom of the bouquet tightly. This is a precious gift for someone who has experienced a loss and is an expression of sympathy. It comes with a willow tree certificate and is packaged in an authentic box, ready to be the right gift for a friend who has lost someone they love.
14. Silver Stone Resin Cross
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For a memorial gift that inspires religious hope, this bereavement silver resin stoneware wall cross is a beautiful and thoughtful gift. In many religions, the cross is a symbol of hope and this cross can be posted as a spiritual reminder of loved ones who have been called home. The beautifully written message talks about the family chain, beautiful memories and the hope of being reunited one day. The cross is made of resin and stone and measures 7.25” high by 5.25” wide. A sweet heart is suspended from the center of the cross and the printed words run from the top, across the sides and down the bottom. This is a wonderful and simple gift that will be much appreciated.
15. Blankiegram Inspiring Message Blanket
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While it can’t replace the embrace of a lost loved one, this blanket can bring inspiring messages and warmth during the cold, sad days of mourning. The soft blanket is made of custom fabric and is super soft. BlankieGram creates blankets that have different messages on them for different occasions. You can select a blanket all about hugs, calmness, peace and more and feel wrapped in the caring messages. The blanket comes in blue, pink, grey, teal and purple. Buying this gift will contribute to a larger vision of this company to spread joy and happiness in the world, which they hope it will bring to the person you give it to.
16. Memorial Bracelet
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A cuff bracelet is a beautiful and thoughtful gift for someone who is mourning or grieving. This “in memory” cuff bracelet is made by MEMGIFT and is a good option for someone who has experienced loss. The bracelet is made from stainless steel and is smooth-edged. The outer part of the cuff has printed, simple leaves in black. The inside of the bracelet reads, “God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.” The jewelry comes in a beautiful, elegant gift box and will communicate your feelings of goodwill and good wishes to someone who has lost a loved one and wants to keep them close always.
17. Sympathy Spa Kit
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All anyone needs for an aromatic spa day is enclosed in this sleek white fit box. The recipient’s name can be printed on top of the box, which will also come with foiled, flowered decorations. Inside the box is a sweet, pre-written note that details all of the items it contains. You can also customize this card with an initial and name. The box includes: a facial clay mask, shower steamer, lavender body oil, lavender natural soap bar, bath bomb, natural limb balm, face towel, scented soy candle, and a bonus, free white sponge. All of the scents are lavender and all of the ingredients are all-natural. Give the gift of relaxation with this thoughtful gift.
18. Angel Figurine Sympathy Gift
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An angel figurine is a beautiful way to provide someone with a memorial gift for their home. This beautiful, intricately carved angel has a vintage look. The blonde angel has a downturned face and is carrying a large cross. The cross is gilded with leaves, a flower and a gem. The angel has a butterfly in her hair and a simple, flowing dress. There are more flowers carved at the bottom of the dress. A beautiful message is engraved, which reads, “angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God.” Made of polyresin and beautifully packaged, this gift will delight and comfort someone after they have lost a loved one.
19. In Memory Garden Stone
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When someone has lost a loved one, it can feel hard for them to return to the hobbies and places they cherish. This beautiful, resin stone garden chime is a memento that will help them feel their loved one is still near, in the places they love to be. A 12 inch stoneware piece, it is a sideways heart set on a foundation. Etched carefully to resemble real stone, the color is a light grey. A teardrop shape is carved out of the side and small, simple charms hang from the top of that section. Engraved on the side are the words, “You’re gone but not forgotten, we’ll never be apart, your memory is a treasure I keep within my heart.” Everytime the wind blows gently, the chimes will create a beautiful, tinkling reminder of happier times.
20. Comfort Gift Basket for Bereavement
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When someone is grieving, a gift basket can provide thoughtful and sympathetic comfort. This beautiful basket has two, vintage-style cream teddy bears and other treats. The basket itself is a light gray color and nicely woven. Inside the basket, your recipient will get a packet of pretzels, chocolate, cookies, bruschetta crisps, cappuccino and gourmet crackers. There is also a grief journal, sympathy book and two large, ceramic coffee mugs. The general color scheme of the basket is various shades of royal blue and gray. The basket will be shrink wrapped so that it is secure during shipping and delivered perfectly. You can personalize a message that will be lovingly printed and included with the gift basket.
21. Willow Tree Tapestry
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A beautiful, woven tapestry has been made by Willow Tree as a beautiful bereavement gift. This sympathetic gift is a large, 50”x60” and can be used on a bed or draped over a couch or chair. The classic, signature willow tree angel stands over the words, “In my thoughts, in my heart.” There are matching pillows available. The coloring of this beautifully created gift is emerald and jade green hues, with lighter accents of gray and white. The angel follows the regular willow tree colors and is an ivory and tan color with blonde hair and wire styled wings. For the willow tree lover who has experienced a loss, this thoughtful gift will go a long way to making them feel loved and comforted.
22. Personalized Memory Plaque
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A personalized, professionally printed plaque is a gift full of memories. This modern print has a whimsical poem printed on the front that says, “the weight of a heart can only be measured by what we lost that once was treasured. So heavy from the ones that we loved the best as we wait for time to unburden our chest.” Beneath these block letters, you can personalize a name and date. This is printed in a light, ivory color on a dark, chalky, navy backdrop. An intricate tree is printed above, that has large sweeping branches and is full of leaves. There is a small bird in the upper corner. The unframed print is 8”x10” and ready to be framed and given as a gift of comfort and peace.
23. Photo Memory Flag
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When losing a loved one, posting their memory either as a gravestone decoration or to accompany a memorial service is a valuable practice. This can be accomplished through a beautiful, fully customizable photo flag. This flag can be printed end to end with a photo of your choice. You can also add your own text for personalization, up to 256 characters. This two-sided, polyester flag comes in either 11”x16” or 12”x18” and can be hung from a pole. This is a very useful and practical gift that has many uses for years to come in memory of a loved one who has passed on.
24. Handcrafted Remembrance Rocks
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A bowl of rocks and crystals are a unique sympathy gift. The pebbles are inscribed with “seasons of life” sentiments. This gift is meant to impart healing and hope. Placed in a black bowl with a tan inside, you will receive eleven rocks with handcrafted messages, including things like, “not grief but gratitude” and “hold tight to memories.” The handcrafting is a lovely cursive printing in white or black, to contrast with the white or black color of the pebbles themselves. There are also an assortment of different sized crystals, that are said to bring healing energy to people who handle them. Each gift will be a little different but is sure to bring joy and hope to someone who has experienced loss.
25. Grief and Healing Sympathy Gift Basket
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This unique sympathy basket is styled in royal blue and a kind and thoughtful gift. The “basket” is actually a sturdy, wooden chest with leatherette panels in foiled burgundy, black, brown and gold. The chest has wood strips and wooden legs as well as a latch on the front. Greens adorn the inside of the box. The gift box includes various items that will ease the pain and burden of a season of grieving, including: crackers and gourmet cheese spread, smoked almonds, gourmet coffee, gourmet hot cocoa and a special book about grief that includes quotes and poetry. This inspirational and thoughtful gift will provide sustenance and spiritual encouragement.
26. Forever in Our Hearts Ceramic Picture Frame
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Remembrance is a powerful opportunity during seasons of grief. As someone goes through a lost loved one’s belongings or revisits memories, gathering pictures is usually part of that process. Having beautiful, elegant picture frames is an inspiring way to keep those memories even after the sting of grief has subsided. Give the gift of memory with this beautiful, ceramic tribute picture frame. The left side of the frame holds a small photo in a heart shape and has the words “Forever in Our Heart” printed above the photo. The left side has a multiple-lined poem that includes the confession that “we think of you in silence, we often speak your name. All we have are memories, and this picture in a frame.” The frame is decorated with ombre, filigree black stamps and is a light, ivory color.
27. Pet Bereavement Gift
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When someone loses a pet, it can be as devastating as losing a family member. Whether in life or death, this beautiful, simple and rustic picture frame can help a family remember and rejoice over the life of a beloved animal. The frame has paw prints, a bone and the words “True friend” etched into the wood. It is decorated in a rustic, playful style and holds a 5”x7” photograph. You can also buy the frame in 4”x6” or 8”x10.” There is an easel stand or the photo can be hung on the wall. The colors are a dark, distressed teal and a darker green painted inside the etched portions of the frame.
28. Keychain for Infant Loss or Miscarriage
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For parents, loss can occur during miscarriage or even the death of a baby. This is a tender, terrible time. Some couples want to keep the memory of the baby close to them at all times. In this case, a thoughtful and useful gift could be this puzzle piece keychain. There are two keychains: one for mom and one for dad. The mother keychain and father keychain fit into each other like puzzle pieces. These are made from stainless steel and are small enough to clip keys onto and keep close to them at all times. The mom side says, “mommy of an angel,” and the dad side says, “daddy of an angel.” Both keychains have small, printed footprints as well. It can be hard to know what to say: a gift can show you care.
29. Memorial Picture Frame
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This memorial picture frame is a modest, 8”x8” size and can encircle a 4”x6” horizontal photo. Someone who has lost a loved one can easily insert a funeral card or photo in the frame. The frame itself is an ombre gray with a simple, brushed gray finish. The modern design can fit easily into anyone’s living room or bedroom decor. Beautiful script and block fonts relay a beautiful message of remembrance. The frame has an attached easel back so that it can easily stand for prominent display on a nightstand or table. It can also be hung on the wall in a collage or with a set of other photos of remembrance.
30. Hand-Painted Sculpted Father and Daughter Figure
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If your mourning friend is a daughter who’s just lost her father, or a father who’s just lost his daughter, you may want to give them a gift that symbolizes the unbreakable bond that will always exist between them. This handmade figure beautifully encapsulates the link between a father and daughter, giving them a keepsake gift that they’ll be sure to treasure. The card that’ll accompany the figure when it’s shipped reads “Celebrating the bond of love between fathers and daughters.”
31. Stars in the Sky Terracotta Candle Holder
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The uplifting sentiments that decorate this candle holder make it an extremely thoughtful remembrance gift to help your friend keep their lost loved one’s flame alight. The inscription reads “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy,” fitting words to demonstrate your support for your friend in their time of grief, with the comforting thought that their lost loved one is in a better place. The candle holder’s decorative lid means it doubles as a tasteful ornament. It’ll come safely packaged up in a decorative box, so you can rest assured it’ll arrive in perfect condition. The designer also produces several other designs with the same inscription, if you like the sentiment but are looking for something a little different: various ornaments, angel figurines or photo frames could be better options for your friend.
32. In Loving Memory Quote Book
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In this book, your friend will find quotes to accompany them as they process their grief, from well-chosen words that will bolster them while they’re finding it all particularly hard, to more uplifting lines that will give them the strength to carry on. One of the toughest parts of encountering a friend’s grief can be knowing what to do or what to say to help. If you’re worried you’ll put your foot in it using your own words, then let these well-chosen quotes convey your feelings for you.
33. Personalized Sympathy Comfort Blanket
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Words of comfort combine with physical comfort in this heartfelt gift. Choose from light gray, cream or sand blankets and add your friend’s name, a customized meaningful quote and a photo, if you like.
34. Truly Calming Lavender Bubble Bath from The Honest Company
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The plant-based formula uses natural ingredients and essential oils for a truly calming bathing experience. Your friend will need to take some time out for themselves while they process their grief; if they’re a person that you know will find that particularly hard to do, gifting them some gorgeous bubble bath will give them the reason they need to prioritize taking some time and space to relax. No sulfates or parabens, either.
35. Hanging File Copper Desk Organizer
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Bereavement can involve a whole lot of paperwork, but it’s not something that you’ll appreciate before you’re actually faced with it all. Now, you might not be able to deal with all your friend’s admin yourself, but you sure can make things easier for them. This elegant organizer will hold multiple 8.5” x 11” hanging file folders to keep their paperwork in order. Set up the organizer on their desk or wall and pick up some hanging files to get them started, too. That’ll give you a reason to check up on how they’re doing, too, without making it too obvious.
36. Airtight Storage Container Set
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Grief will be dominating their mind, so any help they can get with the mundane and everyday tasks will be welcome, even if they haven’t realized that yet themselves. These storage containers are a practical way to show them that you’re looking out for them each and every day, make sure they stay nourished with as little effort as possible. If you can, why not head over to theirs, cook them up a batch of their favorite, comforting meal, then leave them with freezable portions to see them through the next couple weeks? With various set sizes available, you’ll be able to sort just the right amount for your friend.
37. Premium Hardcover Ruled Notebook
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It can be extremely difficult to know what to give a mourning friend, so a notebook is a simple, but very thoughtful gesture. For some, writing down their thoughts and feelings will be key to processing their loss. Premium quality paper, a ribbon bookmark and lay-flat binding mean using their notebook will be a luxurious, calming experience, bringing them some time for relief and reflection as they navigate their grief.
38. Bird Ornament and Poem
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For a bird lover or just someone who has experienced loss, this ornament is a good source of annual remembrance. The cardinal ornament is carefully carved with beautiful details. Handmade with glass in Hungary, the 4.5” ornament has a jute, gold rope for hanging. It is expertly painted with shades of red and black and has a classic cardinal face and beak. The wings are aligned with the body for a sleek and durable presentation. A beautiful gold stand means that the ornament can be displayed year round. Give this gift in the context of a loss or season of grief. It comes with a beautiful poem about finding hope, hearing the cardinal song and remembering that love never dies.
39. Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Bracelet
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Pets who pass are said to go over the rainbow bridge. When you have a friend who is mourning the loss of a pet, this bracelet is a creative and unique way to remember them. Handmade by artisans in Ecuador, this bracelet is made from all-natural ingredients, including the tagua nut from the rainforest. Each artisan uses a handmade process to cut, shape, dye and engrave the bracelet. Small ropes are tied to the around the wrist. The sculpted portion has a beautiful imprint of a yin/yang with a human hand on one side and a pet paw print on the other. It is a dark brown and the imprinting is a light ivory color. The bracelet is fully adjustable and can fit most wrist sizes.
40. Gourmet Fruit Sympathy Gift Basket
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A fruit basket is one of the most classic sympathy gifts. In times of deep grief, eating healthfully is an important step to recovery. When someone has experienced loss, supplying them with food is a powerful and vivid way to say, “I love you” and “I care.” This gourmet fruit basket has many nutritious and sustaining options, including: roasted and salted almonds, olive oil crackers, natural cheddar cheese, mandarin oranges, two varieties of apples, two varieties of pears. There is a beautiful, wicker basket which will be bursting with all of these tasty items. A thick, white ribbon will encircle the gift basket, printed with the words, “with sympathy” in gold. This is a wonderful gift that will be much appreciated by people who are in mourning.
41. Succulent Sympathy Gift Box
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Plants are an important source of comfort during times of loss. Caring for a plant can be a helpful and meaningful distraction from grief. Succulents are a popular, low-maintenance gift plant. This gift box is a good “comfort kit” for someone in your life. It has a small, succulent plant. The two-inch succulent has a terracotta pot with soil. There is also a scented soy candle, which is made from natural ingredients and smells like white tea. The gift box is a natural, brown cardboard and has a lovely, printed card with the words “with heartfelt sympathy.” You can add a personalized message to the modern, princted card.
42. You Are Strong Gift Necklace
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A simple necklace carries a powerful message. This necklace is a simple pearl suspended on a sterling silver or 14K gold filled chain. You can also choose a rose gold finish. The small pearl comes in white, dark gray or blush peach. The necklace is delivered in a gift box with a necklace display plate. This has a black background with pink and red painted flowers. There is an inspirational message that begins with “you are strong” and talks about bravery, strength and ends with the line, “life is tough but so are you.” Whether someone is struggling with a breakup, sickness or loss, this is a powerful and elegant reminder that they are capable to handle what they are going through with poise and peace.
43. Plantable Paper Hearts
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What a beautiful tribute to the circle of life! When someone has experienced a death or loss, these plantable paper hearts are an incredible way to commemorate the occasion over time. In perfect remembrance of a loved one who has passed on, these paper hearts are a dusky blue and made of handmade paper. They are filled with Chinese forget-me-not seeds. The paper hearts can be planted in the ground, where the paper will biodegrade, leaving the seeds to take root and then blossom from the earth. This symbol of new life, in the form of vibrant perennial flowers, is a touching tribute and ongoing reminder of loved ones long gone.
44. Sympathy Poem Bird Feeder
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Attract winging, singing life with a beautiful sympathy bird feeder. This bird feeder has a clear cylinder, which can be filled with bird seed by unscrewing the shiny copper top. A copper bottom seals the feeder and also provides a round perch for birds to rest while they eat. The top of the feeder has a looped to handily attach to a hook or a tree limb. By selecting different kinds of bird feed, the recipient can attract any number of bird species to their yard to delight and soothe troubled spirits during times of loss. The clear front is printed with a message of goodwill and remembrance to the loved one who has passed on.
45. Memorial Jewelry Bowl
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A small, heart jewelry bowl is a great gift for loss or sorrow of any kind. It’s a sleek and simple way to show that you care, while also giving a gift that has practical use and can be displayed unobtrusively in the home or bathroom. This particular design is handmade and a simple, fluted heart. The heart is completely white and has a short, elegant sentence printed in block letters in the middle. It reads, “those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.” It is made of ceramic and glazed for durability. The jewelry bowl will be shipped securely so that it arrives on time and can be enjoyed as a token of love and affection through a season of loss.
46. Custom Handwriting Cremation Urn Necklace
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When someone wants to keep a lost loved one close to their heart, this gift is an exceptional display of thoughtfulness and respect. The pendant can be customized with the departed’s handwritten message, saved from a letter or note. The pendant itself is a thick sterling silver and can also be engraved on the front. You can choose from 16-32” length chains. The locket itself unscrews, revealing a secret cavity which can be filled with a sampling of ashes after cremation. There are many ways that this necklace will strike a chord of sentiment and be deeply cherished by whomever you give it to.
47. Sympathy Feather Ornament
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A ceramic, handmade feather has an accompanying charm that makes it a timeless sympathy gift. The feather itself is hand sculpted, kiln fired twice and glazed. It is nearly six inches long, to stand out either on a holiday tree or on an ornament stand year-round. There is a beautiful tag charm that measures about two inches in length and can come with a templated or customized message. You can add a note of care for the loss, a private message of affection or anything else that will be added in a hand scripted font. Both the feather and charm are bright white and very sleek. They come wrapped carefully and beautifully in a sturdy red box with brown raffia.
48. Sympathy Shadow Box
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This backlit shadow box is a beautiful way of remembering. The simple, framed box can come in white, black or weathered gray. The message can be personalized with a poem or other note, which will be printed on the frosted front of the shadowbox. There are fairy, battery-powered lights inside the box. When illuminated, the box will let off a dreamy, soft glow. The box is 8”x10”. This is a beautiful way to give tribute to someone who has passed on and create a sweet and elegant memorial to them in someone’s home.
49. Encouragement Journey Jar
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What people need more than anything during times of sorrow is regular encouragement. While you may not be able to be present at all times, you can give the gift of ongoing inspiration and messages with this gift. To have a voice even when you’re not around, this adorable and simple mason jar filled with printed scrolls is a great idea. The scrolls are tightly wrapped and printed with messages that include daily quotes, scriptures and inspirational reminders. The jar has a printed top and is wrapped with a jute string. There is a small heart charm attached to the front. This is a very creative and unique gift to provide comfort during times of sadness.
50. Sleeping Baby Memorial Sculptures
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To bring peace and comfort through the loss of a child, these precious “rainbow baby” concept sympathy sculptures are a wonderful gift idea. You can choose from various colors and styles. The baby itself is a carefully, hand sculpted baby who is lying down with their hands gently resting in front of them. The baby’s head, hands and feet are all simply sculpted. Attached to the back is a set of luminescent, translucent wings. These look like butterfly wings with elegant vein detailing. You can choose from a variety of colors and styles for the wings. There is, lastly, a birthstone gem affixed to the center of the wings which can be customized. What a beautiful reminder of a sleeping angel.
51. Scripture Leather Memory Bracelet
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For men or women, this memory bracelet is a beautiful token to commemorate a loss. The Bible verse Joshua 1:5 is printed on top of rough-finished leather. It says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” There is a brass clasp to enclose the bracelet. A beautiful sentiment for both religious and non-religious people alike, this gift can be chosen in various sizes to fit any sized wrist. You can also choose from a wide variety of colors to suit anyone’s style. These include light grey, white, navy as well as patterns like floral and crosses.
52. Fingerprint Jewelry
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Keep a loved one’s identity close to your heart: this fingerprint jewelry is a unique and wonderful way to do that. An actual fingerprint can be engraved into the metal, which comes in gold, silver or rose gold. You will get a chain that compliments your plating choice. The charm is a wearable 0.59” in diameter and the chain is 18” long, but you can choose different lengths if you need them. You can use fingerprints that you have from hospital, hospice care or a funeral home. Simply send the fingerprint photo to the artist and these will be printed either on one or both sides of the plate. These are quickly handmade and shipped in lovely gift boxes.
53. Memory Bear
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A stuffed animal is a timeless gift and especially sweet for collectors. This stuffed memory bear goes above and beyond. Send the artist a clothing remnant from a loved one who has passed on, or some piece of fabric that holds a memory, and they will use it to create the keepsake bear. There are embroidery options available that can further personalize your item with a name, date, or phrase. The bear will be whatever design you submit and can be a powerful and precious keepsake for years to come. You can also choose which color the satin ribbon bow is around the bear’s neck, so that it compliments your fabric choice.
54. Affirmation Deck
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This deck of cards has powerful messages, simply depicted on white, cardstock paper. Phrases, mantras and words of encouragement are printed in royal shades of blues and purples, with a minimalist wave design at the bottom. The text is uppercase block letters and communicates simple words such as: “healing takes time,” “my grief matters,” “I take things one day at a time.” For any kind of loss, this is a generic but thoughtful gift that can remind the person to exercise self-care, grace and patients through this journey.
55. Personalized Memorial Sign
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This wooden sign has a laser cut, handwriting image that is taken from a memorable note or message, written by someone who has passed on. What an incredible way to honor and remember a loved one. The note can be as simple as “I love you” and will exactly reflect the handwriting submission that you provide to the artist. You can select the size of the board on which the lasercut text is affixed. The board can come in multiple stain options, from a light honey to white finish or dark, grainy wood. The words themselves come in plain wood, white or black and will look great on top of the board. This is a beautiful, thoughtful gift.
56. 3D Bereavement Tower
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Give the gift of holographic memory with this futuristic, laser engraved gift. Made by Crystal Clear memories, this is a 3D memorial tower. You can buy it in mini to XL. It is made from glass, crystal and plastic. The image provides a three-dimensional replica of a person or pet from a picture. This is an incredible, highly personal and creative way to provide ongoing remembrance that’s both elegant and unique. The holographic tower portion has the inset and then is laser engraved with your message. You can select an LED base, which illuminates the tower with multiple colors and provides a soft, glowing light.
57. Feeling Hearts
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Give the gift of touch. These feeling hearts are similar in style and philosophy to worry stones. Often used in yoga and other meditative practices, the smooth, ceramic stones are imprinted so they have various textures. Once painted and sealed, they can easily be handled in your palm and with your fingers, providing a stress relieving source of comfort. You can buy one or a set of these and select the color you want. At approximately 1.5”x1.5”, the exact size and texture will vary because this gift is handmade. Grief stones are a kind way to show someone that you care, while providing them with a tool to cope with their sorrow.
58. Grief Tea and Essential Oils
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Give a soothing, aromatic gift to someone who is in a season of grief or sorrow. This kit is a grief package for either a man or woman. It has several elements that will help someone find peace and know they are loved even during sadness. First, there is a handmade blend of herbal tea that is designed to ease and uplift. It is both aromatic and nutritious. A small roller of lavender oil is in this kit. Lavender has been shown to help people feel more at ease and cope with pain. There is a small, plaid cotton handkerchief and a blank sympathy card. A postcard is the last item, which has directions and descriptions for each item.
59. Customized Memory Pillow
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For the loss of a father or any other relative, this gift will keep them close always. You can send a button up shirt into the artist and they will create a small pillowcase out of it. The pillow can be stuffed with an insert. They will also embroider a white panel on the front of the shirt that will contain a personalized message of your choice. The favorite shirt, the well worn robe, the special dress can all be commemorated and beautifully captured with this gift. A lot of love will go into this handmade gift, and a lot of love will be felt by the person who receives it.
60. Custom Paw Print Ring
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The loss of an animal is part of life but the pain can be severe. Give a lasting memory with this elegant and thoughtful pet ring. This ring will recreate the actual paw print of the lost animal in a tiny, metal circle on top of the thin band. Lightly printed on top, you can choose the finish in sterling silver, 18K gold or rose gold. The ring comes in almost any size to fit any finger. This dainty ring comes in a beautiful, white gift box. It is casual and light enough to be worn any day and will be a constant, sweet reminder of a beloved pet.
61. Sage and Sea Salt Good Vibes Sympathy Care Package
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For people who favor natural, spiritual but non-religious gifts, this sympathy care package may be the perfect choice. There is a large bundle of sage, carefully tied with rope. A sage smudge stick is burnt by people in many cultures to cleanse the air of bad spirits. This practice may have spiritual associations or simply be part of a clarifying practice that helps someone recover from loss. The sage in this package is California White Sage. There is also a large package of dead sea salt. Dead sea salt is thought to draw negative energy out of the body. The gift box will come wrapped in natural brown paper and wrapped with an organic hemp string.
62. Fingerprint Bracelet
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A thumbprint remembrance bracelet is a way of keeping a lost loved one close. This bracelet is made from a thick leather cord that lies flat on the wrist. You can choose multiple colors, including chocolate, wood, navy, olive and black. Some of the bands are smoother, while others are more of a pebbled texture. All of the bands have an adjustable snap on the back to accommodate various sizes. There is a small silver or gold plated charm that will have a name, saying or a thumbprint. The fingerprint option provides a highly customized gift that will wow. You can also choose to engrave the back of the charm with an additional message.