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Seven Gifts to Comfort a Grieving Friend

When our friends lose a loved one, we feel their pain. And although we don’t know how to ease their grief, we want to show them that we care. One of the ways we can show we care and love them is by giving them gifts. In this emotional time, we also ought to make sure that we are careful in choosing the best gifts.

Here are some of the gifts you can give your friends that they will most likely appreciate:

Sympathy Cards

One thing to know when giving a gift to a grieving friend is that it’s not about giving an expensive gift, but it’s all about the thought. Giving a simple card can show your sympathy to your friend going through tough times. 

You can express in that card that whatever your friend is going through, he/she is not alone. The card communicates you understand how deep and indescribable their feelings are right now.

Sympathy Gift Baskets and Food

This may be one of the simplest and easiest gifts we may overlook but is very valuable. It is both symbolic and practical. Symbolic because many people are dealing with feeding their families, and someone in their family has died. The thought of showing up with a few meals is such a lovely gift. It is also practical because, during the funeral, some families feed the guests. It’s comforting to know that they have someone to help them prepare food for the guests.

Ashes Urns Jewellery

When a departed loved one is cremated, one of the things that the mourners do is keep the ashes or the cremains. If so, gifting your friend with ashes urns jewellery would be very thoughtful. They can fuse the ashes into that jewellery. It can be a pendant, a pair of earrings, a bracelet, or a ring.

When a loved one has departed, often our love remains as a standing ovation for the triumph of their life. The Aura-Star ashes infused jewellery allows you to continue to express that love and gratitude for a life well-lived. It is made by suspending your loved one’s ashes within a special, durable resin, set within a sterling silver piece which will stand the tests of time and wear. We can make yours in your choice of many original colours.

Back Massager

What better way to comfort a friend than to give him/her something that literally relaxes or comforts him/her. This makes a back massager a perfect gift. It’s easy to move around from the couch to the bed to the car and can help massage away and relieve any tension in the neck, head, and shoulders that they may be dealing with during this stressful time. 

Gravity Blanket

Grieving can sometimes cause someone to have trouble sleeping. Some people would even lose weight in the process. A weighted blanket could be the hug-like help they need and will help them sleep.

Sympathy Flowers and Plants

Sending flowers at funerals may be common but is still thoughtful and comforting. You can opt for a simple white bouquet of vanilla roses, snapdragons and delicate lisianthus. You can even include a vase.

Personalized Candle Gift

This gift is both useful and lovely. It may be small,l but it is meaningful because it lets you decide how personal you want to get. You can customize the back with text—a thoughtful poem or a respectful note of condolence—or let the message on the front be, “So sorry for your loss.”