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Losing a family member, friend, or beloved pet can be a devastating time in a person’s life. Watching someone you care about go through that type of loss can be difficult to witness. Not only can you sometimes feel helpless when it comes to aiding the bereaved in navigating their pain, but it can be hard to find a meaningful way to show your loved one just how much you care about what they’re going through. That’s why many so many people turn to sympathy gifts when it comes time to help someone who’s experienced a loss.
Condolence gifts come in all forms and offer many different types of comfort. Sometimes people are looking to show it physically, like by gifting a plush blanket; emotionally, like with a commemorative item that they can keep forever as a reminder of the person or pet they’ve lost; or even spiritually, perhaps by including a Bible verse for grief in the sympathy card.
Since everyone grieves differently, there are a variety ways to show your sympathy during this difficult time. If you’re struggling with how to pick the right gift for someone going through the unimaginable, you should take comfort in knowing that sometimes just being there is the best gift of all.
Gifts In Memory
Personalized Sympathy Gifts
Lauren Wellbank is a freelance writer based in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Martha Stewart Living, and more. She has three small children, a husband, and an over eager dog at home. When she's not writing she likes to work in her garden with her family.
Ysolt Usigan is a lifestyle writer and editor with 15+ years of experience working in digital media. She has created share-worthy content for publishers Shape, What To Expect, Cafe Mom, TODAY, CBS News, HuffPo, The Bump, Health, Ask Men, and Best Gifts. A working mom of two, her editorial expertise in parenting, shopping, and home are rooted in her everyday life.
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