I received a call the other day from a customer named Carolyn, whose oldest friend had just lost her husband. With the holidays around the corner—which often magnifies a loss—she decided that this year, her gift to her dear friend would be a beautiful piece of jewelry that holds ashes. She wanted to show her support and provide a meaningful gift to help her friend remember her husband.
After mentioning this to another Modern Memorials team member, it turns out Carolyn isn’t alone—we have seen an uptick of friends, co-workers and family members who wanted to gift a grieving friend something meaningful to recognize their loss.
Here are a few condolence gift ideas for a friend experiencing a loss:
These are some other suggested gifts for grieving friends and family:
Pet Portraits: Pop Your Pup turns a photo of your dog into a Pop Art painting.
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg: This book is easy to read, actionable and helpful for anyone facing obstacles.
Do you have any recommendations for gifting a grieving friend? I'd love to hear from you.
- Kate (firstname.lastname@example.org)