Meaningful Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has Recently Lost Someone

By: Ian Elliott
Friday, May 14, 2021

Some of the greatest gifts you can offer a mourning friend are your companionship, love, and presence. If someone close to you has recently lost a loved one, you can assist them by being present for them, helping them, and providing them with the companionship they need during this difficult period. There are, however, several gifts you may send during this time to share your condolences and console them.

Things to Think About

We at Arbutus Funeral Service always urge people to look for practical and useful items to send to the grieving family. Here are a few ideas:

  • Consider offering them traditional presents, such as a comfort food package. Place items such as cheeses, bread, fruit, and chocolates. These gifts have a particular purpose. Since they are ready to eat, they are useful for people in mourning who are not inclined to prepare anything for themselves.
     
  • Many people that are grieving the loss of someone close to them skip meals, putting their health at risk. When you bring them a comfort food package, it ensures they'll have something to eat when they want.
     
  • Often the grieving family wants to protect their environment and keep things clean but feel exhausted. This is why their homes can seem neglected at times. Therefore, giving them gift cards for housekeeping services, laundry, or meal preparation, it can be a great way to show your support. It will also improve the state of their home thus relieving them of the burden of handling various household chores.
     
  • You can give them a spa or wellness certificate to encourage them to relax and spend time away from their home.

For any information on our personalized funeral services, feel free to call Arbutus Funeral Service and our funeral director will help you preplan a service if you need one.

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