Hand-picked by our team, these gift ideas not only send compassion and kindness, but also ease the burden of grief.
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Explore sympathy gift ideas:
- Sympathy meal or snack
- Books about grief and healing
- Personalized card
- Flowers and plants
- Memorial jewelry
- Gifts for kids
After a loss, the last thing you want to do is cook or meal prep. Delivering a warm, fresh meal or snack makes all the difference.
Dried Fruit and Nuts Platter
"This was, by far, the sweetest, most thoughtful, and delicious gift I’ve ever received. I can’t recommend it enough for anyone going through a hard time." (Carol)Shop now
Baked Good Gift Basket
You can never go wrong with gourmet cookies and treats. This sampler box is affordable and fresh, shipping right away to your loved one’s door. Personalize your gift with a thoughtful message so they know it comes from the heart.
"I got this for a friend who recently lost a family member. I wanted to give her this so she could have it for a snack when she didn't feel like cooking. She LOVED it and said it was delicious!" (Kayla)Shop now
Books and Journals
Grief is something everyone takes at his or her own pace. There is no clear path, but the right books and exercises can help guide your loved one’s way.
It's OK That You're Not OK
Our culture doesn’t always talk openly about grief, and that can lead to some complicated feelings. In Devine’s book, she offers a new approach to how we experience grief.
“In the years since my son died I’ve been given many books about grief. I can honestly say none of these resonated with the truth of my experience more than this book.” (Michelle)Shop now
How to Carry What Can't Be Fixed
A companion to her book on grief, Megan Devine’s grief journal has creative, unique ways to open your own dialogue with grief. Welcome your loved one to tell his or her story, honoring the pain and the heartbreak.
“The prompts are thoughtful and based on the author’s own experience and research as a LPC and fellow griever. She shares her journey right along with you.” (Courtney)Shop now
A personalized card is a way to share a thoughtful message directly with your loved one. A reminder that they are not alone, these cards capture your feelings.
Helen Keller Framed Quote
This professionally printed, thoughtful card is more than a gentle message. It’s a beautiful tribute to someone’s lasting legacy. Also available handpainted.
“This card was perfect for my bereaved neighbors. They even framed it.” (Lindsey)Shop now
Sometimes There Are No Words Card
Postable has a variety of cards for every occasion. Select your card, write a message, and mail it directly to your recipient in just a few clicks.
“It’s so helpful to not have to mail cards myself. When time is of the essence, Postable is the perfect solution.” (Jerry)Shop now
Flowers and Plants
Since the earliest days of humanity, flowers have been used as a sign of sympathy and mourning. Also a way to reflect the circle of life, here are hand-picked flower and plant sympathy gifts.
Succulent Gift Box
Succulents last longer than traditional flower bouquets, and they’re also easy to care for. This simple gift box combines a fresh succulent with a thoughtful card and a candle.
“This was such a special gift, especially for someone who loves plants.” (Ashley)Shop now
Bouquet of White Lilies from Benchmark Bouquets
White lilies are a classic choice for funeral and sympathy flowers. This beautiful flower bouquet ships directly from Benchmark Bouquet farms with options for overnight shipping.
“I bought these for my mom after a loss. They arrived in great shape, and they lasted for 2+ weeks. Highly recommend this beautiful gift!” (Brian)Shop now
Jewlery is something we hold onto, a constant symbol of the things that matter to us. Memorial jewelry comes in all shapes and sizes, so find the perfect fit for your loved one’s style.
Memorial diamonds transform human or pet ashes into a stunning, real diamond using a process that mimics nature. Design your unique diamond down to the smallest details, creating a cherished heriloom.
“The amount of peace Eterneva has given me is unbelievable.” (Steven)Shop now
Always in My Heart Necklace
This personalized pendant necklace holds your loved one near to your recipient’s heart. With personalization options, this is a beautiful tribute.
“The necklace was beautiful. It made the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.” (Aria)Shop now
Gifts for Kids
Children experience grief in their own ways. Some are more undertanding of these feelings, while others might need time to recogonize what this means. These sympathy gift ideas below are designed with young hearts in mind.
The Invisible String
With over 1 million copies sold, this is a bestseller for a reason. This picture book is the perfect tool for introducing children to the idea of grief and loss in a way they understand.
“This is one of my grandchildren’s favorite books to read after the loss of their dad. We read this every night.” (Karen)Shop now
The Giving Bear
Send a child a reminder that he or she is never alone. A close friend is only a hug away. This sentimental bear makes a beautiful memento during a time of need.
“This bear has magical powers. You can hold him all night, and he always cheers me up.” (Theresa)Shop now