SYMPATHY GIFTS FOR MEN



Sympathy gifts for men ...

Grief can be very, very hard on men. They tend to show their grief differently than women, and this can be misunderstood as a lack of caring. Little boys are taught early on to hold in their feelings, and not to cry in public. The strong, silent protectors...

So bereaved men just cry in the shower, or while alone in their car. They feel just as much pain... you just can't see it so easily. And because they look like they are "holding up" so well, they often become the "forgotten mourners".

How can you help a bereaved friend who happens to be a man? Express to him how very sorry you are for his loss, and offer your support in concrete and practical ways, just as you would for a woman. Bereaved men need the warmth, comfort and support of their fellow man in their time of need, just as women do. They just might not ask for it or accept it as readily as a woman might.

So continue to provide support, practical help and companionship to your friend throughout his bereavement.

You might also want to offer a gift of condolence to a male friend, acquaintance or co-worker. It is sure to be welcomed and appreciated, and never forgotten. We offer below a few quality sympathy gifts you might want to consider providing to a grieving man.

  • Strength Men's Sympathy Baskets
  • Keepsake Keychains & Jewelry
  • Special Comfort Items for Men

Men's Sympathy Baskets


Men's Strength Sympathy Basket

Gift basket includes:

  • "When Men Grieve" Book. Helps men better cope with feelings of loss. Eleven men share their personal stories of tragedy. Each essay is followed by gentle advice on how men can learn to communicate their feelings; get beyond denial; avoid falling into addictive behaviors; and overcome their anger, bitterness, and sense of helplessness.
  • Unscented man's body lotion. This healing blend of thirteen botanical extracts; 8 oz.
  • "Be Strong" Book. Elegantly cloth-covered with silk screen details, beautiful illustrations paired with courageous and compassionate quotations that remind us that we are never alone.
  • Soft Socks - Soft-as-a-cloud pampering socks are the perfect comfort item. One size fits all.
  • Caramel Bites A sweet treat! Product of Holland called the 'Stroopwafel'.
  • Acorn Soap. Two wonderful soaps from Gianna Rose with masculine scents. Poem inside the bag: "The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open were it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun." ~Napoleon Hill



Acorn Strength Deluxe Basket

What better symbol of strength than the acorn, from which the mighty oak grows? Check out this wonderful basket themed around the acorn to celebrate strength in the face of adversity:

  • Rustic Candle. The natural beauty of birch bark has been transformed into a stunning off-white and warm brown pillar candle. Mountain Spice scent creates a soothing atmosphere.
  • Pocket Charms.  An organza bag filled with 6 beautifully cast pewter acorns nestled in the gift basket with the beautiful quote above.  For treasuring and sharing.
  • "Be Strong" Book. Elegantly cloth-covered with silk screen details, beautiful illustrations paired with courageous and compassionate quotations that remind us that we are never alone.
  • Soft and Snuggly Fleece Throw. Super soft and warm, this lovely "Chocolate" fleece throw makes a perfect comfort gift. Generous 50 x 70 inches.
  • Gear Travel. For the man on the go! Set includes 2 oz body wash, 2 small soaps, 2 oz hand treatment, and 2 oz foot treatment. Great for hospital bag, gym bag or business trip.
  • Face ~ Shave ~ Shampoo Soap. Super rich with Peppermint & tea tree essential oils.
  • Naturopatch: Enhanced Mental Focus and Energy Formula by Natural Patches of Vermont. An all-natural gel patch that is placed on the body to provide safe and natural aromatherapy relief.
  • Soothing blend of lemongrass, peppermint and ylang essential oils.
  • Acorn Soap. Two wonderful soaps from Gianna Rose with masculine scents. Poem inside the bag: "The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open were it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun." ~Napoleon Hill



Man's Sympathy Basket
  • "When Men Grieve" Book. Helps men better cope with feelings of loss. Eleven men share their personal stories of tragedy. Each essay is followed by gentle advice on how men can learn to communicate their feelings; get beyond denial; avoid falling into addictive behaviors; and overcome their anger, bitterness, and sense of helplessness.
  • Comfy socks. These dark green socks will bring comfort and warmth at a difficult time.
  • Pewter Pocket Charms comes with words of encouragement for 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.
  • Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Nutty Bits. Superbly sweet and slightly salty comfort treat.
  • In Loving Memory Frame. Silver metal attachment and heartfelt message on antique white ceramic: "Those who touch our lives stay in our hearts forever." Holds 4" x 6" photo.

Memorial  Jewelry  & Keychains


Keychains make a thoughtful gift for men who don't wear jewelry, or would prefer a personal, yet discreet remembrance piece. Keychains are a very popular man's sympathy gift.


Always Remembered Dogtag Keychain

Stainless Steel Dog Tags are perfect for dads! High quality keychain; 1 1/8inch wide x 1 11/16 inch high x 2mm thick.

The front says "Always Remembered & Forever Loved", or custom saying. You can also have names, dates or a special message on the back.



Daddy of an Angel Footprints Keychain

Precious Baby Footprints personalized dog tag keychain makes a great memorial gift for a grieving father.

Our signature baby feet image is engraved into a sterling silver dog tag, measures 1.25" long x .75" wide x 1mm thick. Child's name, date and a choice of special message on the back/front.



Thinking of You Gemstone Keychain

The Thinking of You Keychain keeps your loved one in your mind and heart.

Features a Sterling Silver Affirmation disk engraved on both sides, select one of our premade phrases or use a custom saying. Attached is a heart shaped genuine rose quartz gemstone.



Men's Laser Engraved Message Spinner Band icon

This simple and elegant 14K Gold plated band with a warm polished finish has a twist! The spinner design features a flat inner band with a rounded outer band that revolves freely.

Add the message of your choice to the inside of the band. We will laser engrave up to 30 letters and spaces. Inner band is 5.75mm (1/4") width, outer band is 3.5mm (1/8") width.



Everscribe Black Steel Until We Meet Again Memorial Engraved Spinner Ring

A sentiment of love and loss is everlasting in Black Stainless Steel. Polished band is inscribed with "Until We Meet Again." Outer band spins freely around the flat inner band.

Personalize the inside of the band with the message of your choice (up to 25 letters and spaces). Band is 7.8mm or 5/16" wide.

Stainless Steel is hypoallergenic and resists tarnish.

Special Comfort Items


Personalized Scented Memorial Candle icon

The bereaved can light a candle in memory of their lost loved one to help ease them through difficult times.

Our deluxe-size candle is personalized on two sides.  The front side features your choice of six lovely quotes or you can write your own message. On the opposite side you can write the loved one's name and memorial years.

Papaya & Bamboo- An exotic sweet blend of papaya, kiwi and ginger garnished with golden bamboo. Creates a calming atmosphere.



Sun Collection Mug

Mug: Generous 14 oz. dishwasher safe ceramic white matte finish mug with this blessing:

May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

 ~Apache Blessing



Survival Parachute Bracelet

Survival Bracelet for Men, made from Parachute cord or Para-cord.

This is an amazing gift, beautiful and useful! A Survival Bracelet is a great survival tool and a symbol of strength and resilience. First used in World War II, Para-cord can withstand 550 pounds of pressure, yet it is light weight and rot resistant. You can take apart your bracelet and you would have about 6 feet of Para-cord ready to use in an emergency. One size fits all.


Special Bereavement Candle

I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS

Stunning stoneware bereavement Candle Pot features a die cut leaf motif, a tree symbolizing strength, and a hinged lid. Arrives gift boxed. 4 1/2" x 3 1/4".



Didn't find the perfect gift on this page?

Try one of these:

Condolence Sympathy Gift Baskets (non-food)

Food Sympathy Gift Baskets (nourishment)

Send Flowers or Live Plants

Unique and Unusual Sympathy Gifts

Gifts for Bereaved Parents

Sympathy Gifts for Children

Memorial Jewelry

Memorial Picture Frames


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