Food sympathy gift basket

So Who's In The Kitchen?

When a tragic death occurs, it often leaves the household in a turmoil. Basic tasks like cleaning and cooking are quickly forgotten by the newly bereaved family. They are just no longer important.

For this reason, it has become traditional to provide ready-to-eat or prepared foods as a gesture of sympathy... to not only help take care of the family, but to feed the horde of guests that invariably fill the house in times of sorrow.

If you can manage it, by all means send over a casserole or a spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings. Take the time to bake up 3 dozen cookies, muffins or brownies. Drop off a Honey Bak'd Ham or smoked turkey breast.

Live 500 miles away? Then have a gourmet, Southern-style meal or pot of delicious and comforting home-made soup delivered along with your heartfelt note of sympathy. You might find just the right offering from Click below to learn more:

Another alternative to consider is a food sympathy gift basket... a caring and useful show of support that is sure to be appreciated. We present below some carefully selected quality gourmet food baskets:

In Their Honor Sympathy Fruit and Gourmet Basket

A fruit and gourmet basket is a thoughtful way to share your condolences.

An experienced local florist will fill a classic basket with assorted fresh fruits that may include pears, apples, oranges, or other available fruits. Fruits will be combined with gourmet items that may include cheese, crackers, or cookies.

Included: Gift card with personal message, quality wicker basket. Hand delivered to your desired location by experienced florists.

A plush teddy bear, balloons, wine, champagne, or chocolates may be added to your order based on availability.

With Sympathy Fruit and Gourmet Basket

Offering a gift of fresh fruit and gourmet foods is a traditional way to express condolences and let recipients know they are in your thoughts.

This basket is the same as the one above, except larger, with more fruit and gourmet items.

Food & Love Gourmet Basket

The simple act of preparing and enjoying a meal with  friends and family can be a  bonding experience that creates lasting memories you will all treasure forever. Sharing and providing food is a time-honored tradition in times of crisis and bereavement.

Basket includes: The time-honored book Chicken Soup for the Soul®: Food and Love, featuring over 100 anecdotes, stories and recipes, a jar of Mixed Vegetables Grilled Antipasti, Signature Smoked Salmon, Rosemary Crackers with Olive Oil & Garlic, Spanish Manzanilla Olives, Award-Winning Large Caramels, Sonoma Monterey Jack Cheese with complimentary wood handled Cheese Knife and more

Deeper Than Tears Condolence Gift Basket

Support, sustenance, hope - they're all packed with the sweet, savory, and sympathetic gifts inside the Deeper Than Tears Condolence Gift Basket. Designed for those dealing with loss, this dark-stained wood tray overflows with assorted nuts, crackers, cheese, cookies and sweets. Also inside is the Deeper Than Tears gift book, filled with inspirational thoughts, and a quietly commemorative pillar candle.


Didn't find the perfect gift on this page?

Try one of these:

Condolence Sympathy Gift Baskets (non-food)

Send Flowers or Live Plants

Unique and Unusual Sympathy Gifts

Gifts for Bereaved Parents

Sympathy Gifts for Children

Sympathy Gifts Just for Men

Memorial Jewelry

Memorial Picture Frames



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