What to send to your bereaved friend or acquaintance?
You can't go wrong by sending the traditional sympathy gift: a flower arrangement or live plants.
Wreaths and standing arrangements are especially appropriate for a funeral setting or memorial service. However, you may prefer to have a flower arrangement or live plant gift delivered directly to their home by an experienced local florist. Either way, a lovely gift of flowers or plants is sure to be noticed and never forgotten.
When should you send sympathy flowers?
If you want to contribute a wreath or standing arrangement for the funeral service, then of course you should check with the family to get the correct date and time for delivery.
Otherwise, it's perfectly okay to send flowers a week or so after the funeral, when the initial chaos has passed. It would even be a nice gesture to send flowers to the home quite a while after the funeral to remind the bereaved that you have not forgotten them and you are still thinking of them and their loss.
You might be surprised to know that several weeks after the funeral and burial services, your bereaved friend may very well find themselves quite alone and feel forgotten. Sending a small arrangement of flowers at that time may truly help lift their spirits when it is most needed.
We present below a small, carefully selected variety of sympathy flower bouquets and living plant arrangements. One of them is sure to be perfect for your bereaved friend.
The soft hues of cream-colored roses, white lilies, blue hydrangeas and white carnations send the compassionate message they need during such a difficult time. Each stem is arranged carefully by hand on the day of delivery to ensure maximum freshness and thoughtful presentation.
Gift Includes: A free gift card with personal message.
Tropical flowers offer a tranquil feeling of solace and inspiration - just the thing to send showing your compassion and encouragement through a dark season.
This arrangement includes a large variety of temperate blooms in warm colors such as orange roses and lilies, red gerbera daisies, red gladioli, green carnations and red and green ti leaves.
The gift is arranged expertly in a stylish vase, and includes gift card with personal message.
Simple yet classic, this spectacular bouquet boasts a soothing mix of dusty pink roses, fragrant white Asiatic lilies, and fluffy Queen Anne's lace. The freshly cut flowers are chosen for their fragrance and beauty, and will provide comfort and show you care. Featuring two of the most beautiful and fraqrant of flowers.
Gift Includes a free gift card with personal message.
A large arrangement of lavender roses, white gladioli, pink heather, purple larkspur and asters and lush greens give much-needed peace and comfort during a trying time.
Each stem is arranged in a stylish glass vase by expert florists, filled with water and ready to be enjoyed upon arrival. Includes a free gift card with personal message.
Some folks prefer to send live plants instead of flowers. The reason? Growing plants can be kept in the home and live for a long time, whereas cut flowers last only a few days. Plants are simply more practical in the long run; you give a gift that lives on.
Giving live plants to the bereaved can not only provide comfort and show you care, it provides a refreshing accent to the home and a lasting reminder of your sympathy wishes.
The recipients could plant it into a memory garden or keep inside in a pot. Either way, your special plant is sure to become a treasured reminder of the the lost one for years to come.
Classic and elegant, the European Dish Garden is a wonderful mix of beautiful green and flowering plants which when grown together creates an attractive indoor landscape. A lovely gift which provides comfort and shows you care.
Includes a free gift card with personal message. Arrives in a lovely basket; Standard measures 12" x 6".
Beautiful yet easy to care for, this large basket provides long-lasting beauty
and a gentle reminder of your heart-felt sympathy. A blooming pink plant such as azalea is joined by living plants such as white hypoestes, camille dieffenbachia, nephthytis, spathiphyllum, and lush ivy.
Hand-arranged in a beautiful wicker basket, it's an abundance of living, natural beauty. A very nice way to show you care. Gift card with personal message included.
An elegant gift representing peace and beauty, this easy-to-care-for Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) with its shiny dark green leaves and long lasting white flowers is always an appreciated gift.
The recipient will receive a well-established, living peace lily in a stylish wicker planter basket. Hand-delivered to the recipient's home, the peace lily makes a thoughtful expression of sympathy. Free gift card with personal message included.
A sweet basket of plants to warm their heart. We'll tuck an assortment of plants inside a wicker basket and deliver it straight to their door. Plants may include varieties such as ivy, Kalanchoe, or Azalea (variety is dependent upon location and availability).
A gift that is truly appropriate for conveying sympathy and shows just how much you care. Approximately 11" H x 12" W as shown.
Didn't find the perfect gift on this page?
Try one of these:
Sympathy Gift Baskets (nourishment)
Unique and Unusual Sympathy Gifts
Gifts for Bereaved Parents
Sympathy Gifts for Children
Sympathy Gifts Just for Men
Memorial Picture Frames