Gift Ideas That Anyone Who Is Grieving Will Love
Throughout the year, we give our loved ones gifts. Sometimes this is to mark a special occasion, other times it’s to cheer them up. When it comes to cheering up a friend or relative who is feeling a little down, giving them a present that they will love is ideal. This is true even in extreme cases when a friend or relative has had someone that they love pass away.
Often, when we lose a loved one we become sad and withdrawn - death isn’t easy to cope with for anyone. Seeing someone that you care about going through this can be hard, but by giving them a gift, you can make them happier. It might seem silly in comparison to what they are going through, but it’s surprising how much difference receiving a gift can make to their mood.
When it comes to choosing the perfect present, it’s important to think the decision through. You need to find a gift that will not only cheer them up but will also show them that you understand.
It might be tricky choosing the ideal condolence gift, but these tips and ideas should make it a little easier:
You can’t go wrong with cake
If your friend or relative has recently lost someone special, they will be feeling down. Grief is a process that messes with the emotions and can take years to work through. Some people can move on from the death of a loved one while cannot.
While it won’t take away their pain, cake is a feel-good food. So by giving a grieving friend or relative a cake, you can make them a little happier. It might sound silly, but trust me on this, when you’re in a dark place, sometimes having a cup of tea and a piece of cake can really help.
If you know your friend or relative’s favorite cake, bake it for them. It won’t make their loss easier, but it might bring a smile to their face.
Buy them a memory gift
Losing a loved one can be soul destroying, and incredibly hard to move past. One of the best things that you can buy for someone who has lost a person that they care about is a memory gift.
This could be anything from a memory box that they can fill with memories of their loved one to a necklace containing cremation diamonds. What you choose to get them is up to you, just make sure that it’s something that allows them to remember their loved one.
If in doubt, send flowers
As well as sending flowers for the funeral, why not send some flowers to your grieving friend or relative? When you’re feeling down, a bunch of flowers is ideal for brightening up your mood. It might not make their loss any easy, but sending flowers shows that you care.
If you know their favorite flowers, send them. If not, send something that’s bright and cheerful. Personally, I think that sunflowers are the best flowers for sending to cheer someone up, as they are so bright and bold and are full of life.
Giving your grieving friend a gift won’t make everything better, but it might put a smile on their face.