Support someone through loss with a thoughtful sympathy gift. 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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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.
"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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)