It's hard to know what to send to a newly bereaved friend, coworker or acquaintance.

You can always send traditional  sympathy flowers or a thoughtful  comfort basket.  However, we present below a few ideas for some really unique and supportive sympathy gifts we recommend that you might not find elsewhere. Like a tear bottle, for example...

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This page is long... but loaded with our carefully selected, interesting and unique sympathy gifts.  How about an Isabella item, Oak tree kit or Angel Catcher Journal ?

Take your time and explore...

Our Living Memorials Collection

A truly unique sympathy gift...

Dawn Redwood Tree-to-Be

Thought to have been extinct for centuries, this rare species of redwood is making a big comeback in the gardening world. Beloved for their attractive lacy foliage and ability to grow quickly in most settings, the Dawn Redwood is a magnificent piece of history and this complete growing kit makes a lovely commemorative or special occasion gift.

Seeds of life Oak Tree Kit

Planting a tree from seed is a beautiful way to honor someone special in your life. The planting of a tree is a touching gesture. “He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”

Gift Includes: 
Eco-Friendly Pot & Saucer, preconditioned oak tree seed, soil, moss and instructions.

Sure to be Cherished

A very unique sympathy gift...

Tree of Enchantment Hand-Blown Glass Orb

Beautiful to behold, this large hand-blown glass orb is a special way to honor the remembrance of a loved one in the home.

The globe features an interior glass tree sculpture, accented by colorful "leaves" on its exterior. Like trees in a forest, no two globes are the same.

Each piece is individually hand-crafted by Kitras artists in Canada, designed to be a symbol of growth and strength unique to its owner. A lovely gift to tribute the life and lasting memory of a loved one.

Lovely Cremation Jewelry

Was the deceased cremated? If so, then your be bereaved friend likely has an urn in which the cremains rest. A unique gift would be a piece of comforting cremation jewelry, which has a small chamber in which to place a tiny portion of the ash. In this way, they can keep their loved one "close to their heart" always.

There are some lovely pieces of cremation jewelry here: Cremation Jewelry.

What could be more comforting...

Than a soft  blanket or comforting pillow that has been personalized with the image of their lost loved one? Read about choices for the special items here: Angel Blankets & Grief Pillows.

A Wonderful Life Memorial 12 x 18 Photo Collage Canvas Print-3 Photos 

Celebrate the life of a loved one who has passed by creating a lasting tribute on canvas with our A Wonderful Life Memorial Photo Collage Canvas Print.

Your selection of any 3 or 5 photos will be artfully displayed below your choice of 2 loving verses or choose to write your own. We then offer you any 2 lines of personalization commemorating their life on earth. Choose from our 2 colorations- steel blue or taupe. 

Sympathy Gift Books

These are three of our favorite bereavement books which provide comfort and make thoughtful sympathy gifts.  All are highly recommended:

Tear Soup is a universal story of the journey through grief.  This book affirms the bereaved, educates others, and is especially useful for an adult to share with a child as a communication tool for the grief process.  We love this book and recommend it for the entire family.

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The Mourning Handbook is one of our favorite books addressing the grief process.  It is ideal for people in the beginning stages of grief.

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The Angel Catcher is a guided grief journal designed to help capture the essence of a loved one who is no longer here and forever preserve memories of time shared together.

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Back To Life is our own personal guidebook to grief recovery. This would make a very useful and thoughtful gift for your bereaved friend or family member. Click on the book for more information.


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

Gifts for Bereaved Parents

Sympathy Gifts for Children

Sympathy Gifts Just for Men

Memorial Jewelry

Memorial Picture Frames

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