Gifts for Someone Who Lost a Parent
Are you looking for gifts for someone who lost a parent? It’s very thoughtful to give a sympathy gift to someone who is grieving the loss of a mother or father. Nobody is prepared to lose a parent, because it is one of the deepest losses we will experience in our lifetime. When it happens to someone you know, it can be hard to know what to do. Giving a remembrance gift along with a heartfelt card can help your friend feel comforted and offer your condolences. Below find some gift ideas to give in memory of a Mom or a Dad who has died.
Give a Sympathy Gift
Memorial Jewelry is a nice gift because it gives the wearer the chance to have something with them at all times that reminds them of their loved one. Keeping the memorial jewelry close to your heart is a comforting reminder.
Garden stones or banners can be displayed outside and are personalized with the parent’s name and dates and sometimes with a photo.
A personalized candle or frame can be displayed inside and also is personalized with a name and dates. The candle can be lit on special days like anniversaries or holidays.
If it is close to Christmas, a memorial ornament is a good gift. The holiday season is always a difficult time for someone who has lost a parent because of the traditions and holiday memories.
Other Ways to Help Someone Who Lost a Parent
Acknowledge the Loss
It is tempting to ignore the death and act normally in the hopes of not upsetting the person. That can make it harder for them because they wonder if you know about it and they feel awkward. The best thing is to acknowledge it right away and say “I’m sorry for your loss.” Those simple words show the person that you know about it and prevent it from hanging over the conversation awkwardly. If you are not with the person, send a condolence card instead.
Offer to help
Let them know that you can help with anything they need. Sure, they have a lot of offers like that, but there may be an opportunity for you to do something that others can’t. Provide food, house cleaning, or do other light errands.
Understand Your Friend
Everyone grieves differently. Try to allow your friend their grief over their parent and don’t judge them. It may take time, a little or a lot, for their life to get back to normal. Just listen to them and try to be there for them when they need someone.