Best Sympathy Gift Ideas

One of the most difficult experiences in any person’s life is enduring the loss of someone close to them. It is a harsh reality that we have all faced at some point or another in our lives. Saying goodbye to those closest to us is a devastating experience that we can all relate to and seeing someone we care about suffer the loss of a loved one can be almost as difficult. It can be hard to know what to do and how to help when a family member, coworker or friend experiences a loss. Luckily you can show your support with something as simple as a care package filled with comforting food and treats.

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to helping a loved one through a difficult loss, everyone processes the event and their emotions in a different way and each situation is unique. Finding the right thing to say or do can feel next to impossible, as those grieving feel their world has been turned upside down, and the only thing that they want is to be able to spend time with their departed loved one. Luckily, there is no gesture too small when it comes to showing those you care about that you are thinking about them and there are a variety of sympathy gift ideas that are the perfect way to help bring some light back into the life of those who have lost someone close to them.

Sympathy Gift Etiquette

Before we look at some of the best sympathy gift ideas to show your loved ones they have your support in trying times, there are a few things to be mindful of. If this is your first time sending a sympathy gift, here are a few tips to take into consideration:

  • While flowers are more traditional, useful gifts may be a better option. Sending these gifts that serve a purpose or are longer-lasting than flowers can be more favorable gift ideas for a grieving friend.
  • Time your gift to be sent within two weeks after the service. Planning a service can be exhausting and sending your gift as soon as possible after the service can help uplift spirits. While within two weeks after the service is ideal, don’t refrain from sending a gift if you’ve missed that window; Better late than never!
  • Don’t go overboard. The last thing you want to do is overwhelm someone with an over the top and extravagant gift. A simple care package is more than enough to show your support

12 Sympathy Gift Ideas

Finding the best sympathy gifts can feel daunting with so many available options to choose from. Not sure where to start? Our list of sympathy baskets and gift ideas will help you find the perfect options to show those grieving that you support and are thinking about them.

Sympathy Savory Harvest Gift Basket

Sympathy Savory Harvest Gift Basket

Express your sympathy with a gourmet fruit, cheese, and meat basket. This delicious gift basket combines a collection of savory favorites, like dry salami, a variety of different cheese selections, and topped off with fresh-from-the-orchard fruit. The included “With Sympathy” ribbon adds a thoughtful touch to this sympathy gift basket.

Sympathy Favorite Flavors Gift Basket

Sympathy Favorite Flavors Gift Basket

Show your support by sending a collection of popular flavors that are sure to help bring people together and lift spirits. This meat and cheese sympathy gift basket is filled withsome of the most popular savory snacks like summer sausage, assorted cheeses, mustards, and crackers to stack up delicious bites. Decadent sweets and chocolates finish this gift off beautifully, and the “With Sympathy” ribbon adds a thoughtful and supportive touch.

Comfort Food Dinner

Comfort Food Dinner

Nothing comforts quite like a hearty meal, and the last thing anyone grieving wants to think about is making dinner. This gift can be sent to show your support or used to treat mourning family and friends to an effortlessly delicious meal. It features our award-winning HoneyGold Spiral Sliced Ham, two satisfying side dishes, and sweet Cinnamon Buns & Cinnamon Pull-Apart Rolls for dessert.

Sympathy Grand Fruit & Snack Gift Basket

Sympathy Grand Fruit & Snack Gift Basket

Show your support through difficult times with this bountiful basket filled with sweet and savory treats. Summer sausage, cheese, gourmet condiments, and crisps all pair perfectly to create multitudes of meat and cheese combinations. Additionally, this gift is finished off with sweet treats, nuts, and a sampling of fresh and dried fruit. The “With Sympathy” gift tag can be personalized to let them know you’re thinking about them.

All-Time Favorites Gift Box

All-Time Favorites Gift Box

Treat your loved ones to a meat and cheese gift box that is filled with all-time favorite flavors. Recipients can stack up delicious bites with award-winning, Signature Beef Summer Sausage, six types of creamy cheeses, three different mustards, plus two varieties of crispy crackers. It makes a great gift for large gatherings. In addition, you can add a personalized “With Sympathy” tag to show your support.

Saying goodbye to those we love is a difficult experience, and seeing someone close to us suffer a loss can leave many feeling helpless and unsure of how to help. Besides offering to be there to support and listen as needed, using this guide of the best sympathy gift ideas is a great way to show that you are with your loved ones through the most trying of times.

 

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