What do you Give Someone Who Lost a Loved One

Are you seeking gifts for someone who lost a loved one?  It’s very thoughtful to give a sympathy gift to someone who is grieving the loss of a family member or a friend.   When a loss 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 show your sympathy and caring.  Below find some gift ideas to give in memory of a loved one who has died.

Give a Gift In Loving Memory

Garden stones or banners can be displayed outside and are personalized with the loved one’s name and dates and sometimes with a photo.

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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.

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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 loved one because of the traditions and holiday memories.

You may also be interested in: Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Father, Sympathy Gifts for Loss of Mother.

Other Ways to Help Someone Who Lost a Loved One

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.

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.

Understand Your Friend

Everyone grieves differently.  Try to allow your friend their grief over their loved one 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.

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