Children's sympathy gifts
So a good friend has recently become bereaved. You have expressed your sympathy to them and lent support and help as best you can.
But where are their children? Probably alone in their bedrooms, crying. Kids are often the "forgotten mourners" in a household stricken by a tragic death.
Why? There are a few possible reasons:
Children need as much comfort and support in times of bereavement as adults do. For more information on how to talk with children about death and how best to help them grieve, refer to our page: Help The Kids.
Although just being there is the most important thing you can do, if you would like to provide a comforting sympathy gift for grieving children,
we have found these quality supportive items you might want to consider, presented below.
Bear Hugs Bouquet
Gift Basket includes:
The adorable Lil Elliott teddy bear in the Bear Hugs Gift Basket is always ready for a hug, making him a perfect sympathy gift. He also comes bearing comfort treats: cheddar popcorn, crackers, soup mix, focaccia crisps, and a delicious chocolate chip cookie.
This enchanting gift basket includes:
A journal to help you remember and honor the person you love who died. It will help a child to catch---and hold---an angel.
Angel Catcher for Kids offers a healthy way for a child to cope with the painful and often confusing process of grieving. With plenty of space for drawings because sometimes it is easier to draw feelings than find the words to describe them, and an envelope to keep special things.
Sympathy Garden Sprinkles
These flower garden seeds are packaged in a 2" beautifully illustrated keepsake magnetic tin. The child can plant a healing sympathy garden to their loved one's memory.
This gift box is perfect for the teen, 'tween or young adult, age 10 and up, who needs encouragement or help expressing his grief. This gift kit provides professional-quality art supplies and goodies to inspire them to "Chill and Spill," including:
This very cool sterling token, wrist cord bracelet is finely engraved with the words:
"Look fear in the face and do the thing you think you cannot do."
Adjustable leather cording. Slide the knots for a perfect, custom fit. Comes in a gift box with the printed quote.
This set of two military-style dogtags is popular with kids and sure to provide comfort to a grieving child.
Neck Chain measures 24" in length; Bag Chain measures 9" in length. Each tag is 1"W x 2"L and crafted of quality stainless steel.
You can write any personalized message you choose, up to 5 lines; same message will be engraved on both tags.
An example of what you might have engraved: "Dad, you live forever in my heart; 6/23/2013"
Dragonfly Necklace & "Water Bugs and Dragonflies" Comfort Book
Each can be purchased separately, book is appropriate for a young boy too; pair makes a wonderful sympathy gift for a girl.
This lovely dragonfly necklace is studded with 11 little green and aqua crystals to catch the light. Hanging on an 18 inch extender chain, comes in a gift box with the following quotation:
"I can't return!" he said in dismay. "I tried, but I can't keep my promise. Even if I could go back, not one of the water bugs would know me in my new body. I guess I'll just have to wait until they become dragonflies too. Then they'll understand what happened to me and where I went." And the dragonfly winged off happily into it's wonderful new world of sun and air."
Quotation taken from "Water Bugs and Dragonflies" By Doris Stickney with kind permission from the Pilgrim Press.The book beautifully explains death to young children.
"When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know"
~ Author Unknown [quote included in gift box]
If you want to send a gift that will be cherished forever, then send this beautiful porcelain angel made entirely by hand and strung on a silver ribbon. In a special 14-step process, the clay is rolled, individually cut and embossed. The drying process takes several days and then the porcelain is fired to 2400° F., hotter than any other clay.
This gives the ornament a translucent affect so if you hang the ornament in a window the light passes through its surface, creating a magnificent display and token of the lost loved one.
Cast in pewter, this set of five beautiful pocket charms comes in a choice of color organza bags with words of encouragement when you need them most:
Vellum slip reads:
A Heart, to remind you that you are loved,
A Peace Sign, for hope,
An Acorn, for your continued strength,
An Angel, to watch over you,
The World, because you make it a better place.
People from a land far away believe that before you go to bed at night you tell your worries to your doll, place the doll under your pillow, when you wake up in the morning your worries are gone.
This tiny little worry doll measures just under one inch. A charming and sweet sympathy gift for a young child.
There are several expertly written and beautifully illustrated children's books that can help them understand death, loss and how to cope. One of these volumes is sure to help the adults connect and deal with their grieving children: Grief & Children
Didn't find the perfect gift on this page?
Try one of these:
Flowers or Live Plants
Unique and Unusual Sympathy Gifts
Gifts for Bereaved Parents
Sympathy Gifts Just for Men
Memorial Picture Frames