A condolence sympathy gift basket is practical, comforting, and never forgotten.
So you have just learned that a good friend has lost a loved one! It’s hard to know just what to do in this situation. The most important thing you can do is lend your support. It can be very difficult and even awkward to face your friend at this time, but he or she will always remember that you were there.
So take the time and be brave! Go see them in person to express your condolences and give them a hug. You might be surprised to learn that many of his friends and acquaintances feel so uncomfortable with the bereavement, that they don’t even call. Sad but true.
It is most important that the bereaved feel supported and loved at this tragic time in their life. So show up with a casserole or batch of homemade cookies and let them know you care.
Some situations do not allow for a personal visit (such as distance). In these cases, a phone call is in order, followed by a nice condolence card with a handwritten message or letter.
Send A Condolence Sympathy Gift Basket
If you feel like you would want to show a bigger gesture of support, you might consider one of the sympathy gift baskets shown below. These condolence sympathy gift baskets are created by you! Although we make some suggestions, you decide in the end which item options you want to combine in your gift.
Whatever you do decide, your chosen comfort items are packaged attractively and delivered directly to the recipient. One of these gift packs is sure to be used, appreciated and remembered.
We present below 6 different baskets: appropriate for a woman, families or a couple. You should only include 1 or 2 food items. If you would prefer to send a predominantly nourishment gift basket, you might consider one of these instead: Condolence Food Baskets.
And if you wish to send a gift to a grieving man, try this page: Sympathy Gifts for Men.
Sympathy Gift Baskets for Women
Make your own gift basket (or gift tote) to bless a bereaved woman.
Thinking of you gift tote
If you can find a tote with the words “Thinking of you” imprinted, it would make a great gift. Fill it with items that are chosen especially for her. Add a hand-written gift message, and you’re good to go.
Here are some items you might include in a gift basket for a grieving woman:
- loofah sponge
- essential oil bath bomb
- essential oil spritz
- lavender eye mask
- relaxing candle
- sleepy time tea
- honey jar
- soft pocket tissues
- annual and perennial seeds for her to create a memorial garden
- grief journal
Relaxing sympathy gift basket
If you’re looking to help someone calm mind and body, create a soothing gift set that will be sure to help them unwind and relax.
Adding organic tea and some natural honey is just what the doctor ordered to encourage quiet time and reflection.
Here are ideas to include in this relaxing gift:
- lavender (or other relaxing) scented candle
- small essential oil diffuser with a set of soothing oils (this set is very popular and comes with a diffuser and 6 essential oils)
- lavender bath salts
- soothing white noise and nature sounds machine to help her sleep better
- jar of honey
- balance incense set
- Celestial Seasonings honey chamomile tea (20 tea bags)
Luxury spa experience
The spa is the last thing on her mind at this time, but bring it to her, and she’ll feel blessed and special.
Deep relaxation and lasting rejuvenation come together in this luxurious spa collection featuring rose soap, shower gel, body lotion, and more.
Sympathy Gift Basket for a Family Without Young Children
Use a tote or wooden box that can be reused. If you can, imprint it with some encouraging words. Decorate it with raffia and add a handwritten gift message.
Fill it up with items suitable for the bereaved family without young children, such as:
- relaxing beeswax aromatherapy candle
- citrus reed diffuser
- wildflower seed mix
- stress relief blend aromatherapy spray
- Think Happy, Be Happy Book
Sympathy Gift Basket for a Family With Young Children
Send heartfelt sympathies with a tote bag filled with unique and healthy nurturing snacks, candles and more. Add a message on the tote. Maybe something like this:
“May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness, may cherished memories bring you moments of comfort, may lasting peace surround your grieving heart.”
We suggest the following items appropriate for a bereaved young family:
- soft stuffed animal
- heart-shaped squeeze ball
- light up spinning tops
- coloring books
- pens/pencils set
- aromatherapy candle
- sed packets
- jelly beans
- chocolate chip cookies
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