Picking a gift out to help comfort a loved one who is grieving is one of the most challenging things you will face. You need to make sure it shows you care and will always be here for them.
Luckily there are several options. You should be able to easily find the perfect for your loved one as long as you are patient and take your time.
Flowers or Plants
Flower arrangements and plants are one of the most common gifts given to grieving individuals. You would traditionally send this gift to the funeral home where the person your loved one is grieving is being presented for viewing.
The flower arrangements and plants are used to decorate for the viewing and the funeral. Once the funeral is over it is customary that the immediate family divide most of the flowers and plants among themselves to keep in remembrance of their loved one. Normally a few floral arrangements will be left at the gravesite.
Recently it has become trendy to give biodegradable gifts. A new trend is forl sympathy cards that can be planted and have seeds in the paper so they can grow into a plant. This plant is meant to be grown in memory of the grieving friend’s loved one. This is another unique way to do a traditional gift.
Giving someone a personalized gift is always an excellent way to show them you care. Taking the extra step to have it personalized shows time and effort. This can be especially important to someone who is grieving and could feel very secluded in their pain.
A classic but still very popular personalized sympathy gift is wind chimes. You are able to pick something simple and sleek, quirky and creative, or bright and eccentric: whatever fits the situation the best. This just adds to the level of personalization and will mean a lot to your loved one. Now every time the wind blows they will play a sweet melody in memorandum to their loss
Jewelry is also always a great go to for a sympathy gift. By giving your loved one a piece of personalized jewelry they can always feel like they have a piece of their loved ones memory with them.
A few more things that work great for personalization are picture frames, benches, and flower baths. When giving a personalized sympathy gift it is truly the thought that counts, so you can get creative.
Chocolates and Other Sweet Treats
Chocolates and sweets of any kind seem to be the perfect solution to any problem we face. Every time someone shows up with your favorite confectionery treat you can not help but to smile.
What better way to help brighten a friend’s day who is grieving than with a boxed selection of gourmet chocolates. You could add a variety of nuts to add some crunch and it would be perfection.
When we are grieving we all crave comfort and nothing is ever as comforting as our favorite junk food. Chocolate or any combination of sweets is always a great sympathy gift.
When someone is going through the loss of a loved one the grieving process can be exhausted. After the day finally ends the last thing you want to do is prepare a meal.
This is why having dinner delivered to your loved one is a great sympathy gift. In recent years it has become possible to have almost any kind of cuisine delivered straight to your door. You no longer can only send pizza.
Dinner delivery services make it easy to send dinner to a loved one with very little effort. You can go the more traditional route of delivering a homemade meal to them but with all these options available there is no need.
In conclusion, picking the perfect sympathy gift will take some thought and creativity. When you pick the perfect item and know that you provided your grieving loved one with a moment of joy it will all be worth the effort.