Losing someone we love can have a profound impact on our lives. It reshapes the way we see the world and changes the way we feel about everything. During these heart-wrenching moments, it’s natural to want to offer comfort, compassion, and support to someone whose grieving.
One of the best ways to honor their treasured memories is by choosing a special gift. Thoughtful presents that serve as a reminder, of their love, presence, and influence in our lives.
These gifts are a special way to bring comfort to someone who is experiencing a difficult time. From keepsakes that embrace their memory, to therapeutic gifts that promote healing, we’ll guide you through the process of selecting a sympathy gift that sends heartfelt condolences and empathy to a grieving friend or family member who desperately needs it.
Note: While this list was made for humans, several memorial gift ideas on this list could be appropriate for pet owners whose fur babies have crossed over the rainbow bridge.
Best Condolence Gifts For Someone Who is Grieving
1. Personalized Projection Bracelets
This is cool. And totally different than anything you’ve ever seen before. It looks like an ordinary bracelet but it’s not, it’s a projection bracelet that you can load with pictures and memories.
They can wear it all the time, and no one will know, but they can share it whenever they choose. And late at night when they can’t sleep… they can project the images on the ceiling. For hours if they want to.
2. Custom Memorial Blanket With Photos
This incredibly customized blanket is the best way to wrap yourself in the memory of someone you love. They have tons of personal options… this blanket can be created with your favorite photo or several of your favorite photos, and beautiful quote and sayings.
You can create exactly what you want so they have an amazing gift to help them get through cold evenings for years to come.
3. Share Whispers in the Wind
This beautiful memorial wind chimes are made out of Capiz shells that will remind them of their loved one with every breeze. The subtle chimes creates a calming sound that will remind them of the person they lost. And the shells are the color of the ocean and will shine in the light
4. Remembrance Necklace with Picture
A memorial necklace they can wear every day. Add your favorite picture to this silver pendant which will surround the photo with a special message that will warm their heart. Losing someone you love is heartbreaking… surrounding yourself in memories doesn’t fix anything but it allows you to keep special memories close to your heart and share them with the people you love.
5. Healing Crystal Bracelet
The power of energy and healing from these natural stones. Most people will agree that when you lose someone you love you have no idea what will help you feel better. These crystals do the work for you… Created with soothing, calming and uplifting properties that naturally ease stress and tension. All you have to do is put it on.
6. Build A Bear With a Voice Box
You might not have thought about this, but when my father-in-law died, my mother-in-law had a saved voice message from him that means the world to her. Every single morning she plays that message with her morning coffee. Thankfully, someone figured out that she could add that message to a Build-a-Bear, and now every morning she has coffee with her Build a Bear as she listens to her husband tell her how she’s “the most beautiful girl in the world and how much he loves her.” This is a memorial keepsake they will cherish forever.
7. Memorialight Modern Grief Gift
Grief is full of darkness, sadness, and heavy emotions. This clear crystal prism will decorate the room in rainbows and light. While it may not mean much, just allowing some light to enter their lives can surround them in encouragement and hope, even when they don’t feel like they ever will ever know those feelings again.
8. Photo Frame Shadow Box
Add a picture you love to this comforting quote and you’ll have a gift they will cherish forever. A personal gift they can look at every time they walk through the room and memories they can hold on to forever.
9. Memorial Lantern
10. Send a Guardian Angel
This elegant guardian Angel symbolizes a way for them to stay connected to the person they love in heaven while also offering the peace and protection they need on earth.
11. Shadow Box
This breathtaking shadow box lights up and offers an array of comforting quotes. Help them remember that they’re not alone and that light and hope is still present in their lives..
12. Memorial Garden Stone
These memorial stones for the garden has one of my absolute favorite quotes of all time “perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” This is a great way to honor someone you’re missing and keep them at the front of your mind.
13. Send a Momento Box
This is a keepsake box to protect the treasures their loved one has given them over time. Jewelry, letters, tokens, pictures… going through the box and reminiscing about each item can be particularly helpful. Even on the bad days.
14. Memory Light Candle
Memorial candles to help honor our fallen. A gentle candle with a comforting quote to light the way on even their darkest days.
15. Outdoor Wind Chimes
This is a great bereavement gift idea that’ll make them think of their loved one every time a gentle breeze blows. It’s like a tangible reminder that they are surrounded and loved.
16. Send Light
A candle is a symbolic gift. When you burn a candle for a loved one who is lost you honor them and their memory. You can’t take away the pain, but you can encourage them and show your support. This beautiful candle set comes encased in a 6-sided lantern that will add hope and encouragement to any room.
17. Send a Lasting Memory
This hand-printed Carn frame creates a gorgeous backdrop for their favorite photo so they can be surrounded by their best memories all the time.
18. Send Love Birds
These love birds are the perfect gift for someone who has lost their spouse. Love birds are small African parrots that are inseparable so this gift symbolizes forever love and partnership. This is a reminder that although we’re apart, we are always together.
19. The Chain Will Link Again
This is a thoughtful gift they can wear all the time. Made of sterling silver this necklace is a reminder that you’ll be together with your loved one and that the “chain will link again.”
20. Send Healing Energy
Mala prayer beads are famous for their healing properties that promote peace and tranquility. They can be worn as jewelry or held during meditation, prayer, or even through a particularly bad moment.
21. Memorial Moon Lamp
This light-up moon lamp is a unique gift they’ll appreciate. This attractive lamp boasts a hanging quote that will offer comfort and encouragement when everything sucks.
22. Joycuff Memorial Bracelet
This lightweight stainless steel bracelet has a secret message of hope and comfort inside the bracelet that only they will know is there. A reminder of how much they loved and were loved in return that they can wear every day.
23. Custom Memorial Keychains
These custom memorial keychains hold pictures of their very best memories. You can use them to hold car keys, you can display them, attach them to a keepsake box, or hang them by your bed… the possibilities are endless. Regardless they’ll have a visual reminder of a deep and meaningful relationship that they cherish.
24. Glass Heart Memorial Gift
A glass heart decorated with beautiful words and a pop of color to remind them that the people we have lost are not gone forever, that they’re with us all the time.
25. Willow Tree Remembrance Angel
This simple yet elegant hand-painted sculpted angel will offer comfort and peace on the days that suck. She looks like a guardian angel, offering connection and protection to those who are trying to survive the long days and nights without someone they love.
26. Memorial Christmas Ornament
A personalized gift for the Christmas tree, this ornament will help them get through the holiday season while keeping the memory of their loved one front and center. This ornament is a highly personalized gift and includes a picture, name, and date of their very special loved one.
27. Christmas Angel Wings Photo Ornaments
This memorial ornament is an incredibly thoughtful sympathy gift. A Christmas ornament that literally wraps the person they love in the silver wings of an angel is a wonderful way to help them endure the holiday season.
28. Memorial Painting
Give them a portrait of their favorite person that they can keep forever. This thoughtful keepsake will blow them away. It’s a hand-painted portrait that can be created from different pictures and put together in one painting. So if for example, you have a grandfather who passed before meeting his grandchildren… You can create a custom portrait of Grand Pa and all of his grandchildren.
29. Cardinals Appear When Angels Are Near Bird Feeder
The grief gift that gives back. There’s not much that can soothe your soul like watching birds enjoy a bird feeder. It makes you feel content and like you’re not alone. This memorial birdfeeder doesn’t just feed the birds, it reminds you that when Cardinals come your angels are near. Give them hours of comfort watching for Cardinals.
30. In Our Hearts Memorial Photo Acrylic Heart
This crystal acrylic heart looks like glass and includes a personal photo of your choice and a comforting quote from remembrance.
31. How to Carry What Can’t Be Fixed: A Journal for Grief
Created by best-selling author Megan Devine who knows up close and personal what grief is like. This journal walks you through your story and helps you process the feelings and emotions that come with losing someone you love. It also helps you practice the side effects of grief, like meltdowns in the grocery store, suddenly being the awkward guest, and how to deal with the nights you can’t sleep. This journal helps you discover what it means to find meaning in your loss, helps with the healing process, and gives you real ways to respond to ridiculous questions like how are you doing?
32. It’s OK that You’re Not OK
Best-selling author Megan Devine knows up close and personal what grief is like. I was introduced to this book by a friend of mine who had recently lost her husband and expressed that this book is the real deal and that anyone struggling with loss should read it. Everyone else approaches grief as trying to get back to happy. Megan helps you build a life around the grief that will never go away. A real approach to devastating loss while living in a world with people who just don’t understand what you’re going through.
33. Send a Sun Catcher
This is an incredibly meaningful gift for a grieving person. This beautiful spiral sun catcher will spin and create a burst of color when it catches the light. Even during their darkest time, this will be a beautiful way to promote light and inspiration with a gift that will mesmerize them. No matter how bad they’re feeling this incredible gift will brighten their day.
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