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5 Sympathy Gift Ideas That Last Longer Than Flowers

Posted by Danielle Stringer on

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When a friend, family member, or loved one is grieving, all you want to do is ease their pain and provide comfort. However, it’s often challenging to know what to give and most people resort to the classic gift of flowers.

While flowers are beautiful and certainly bring joy to a heavy heart, I’ve found that sometimes thinking outside the box can help you bring your loved one a gift that lasts long after the flowers have lost their petals.

Warm, Home-Cooked Meal

This simple act of service can mean more than a gift. When your loved one is struggling, taking care of even a basic need like feeding themselves or their family can feel overwhelming. Take this to-do item off their plate by bringing them a delicious, nourishing home-cooked meal.

Hymn of Hope

While the present moment may be hard, these are the moments that shape who we are. If your loved one is struggling, consider gifting a hymn frame that proclaims the Lord’s faithfulness and puts a song on their heart each time they see it.

Wisdom Sign

The wisdom of the Word can bring great comfort to those in distress or grieving. Psalm 23 “The Lord is my Shepherd” or Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” are encouraging words your loved one can have in their home to remind them of His love. 

Giving Blanket

When life feels overwhelming, gifting a beautiful blanket can be like wrapping your friend in a big, warm, fuzzy hug. This blanket is made of super soft polyester fleece and comes in ready-to-gift packaging so you can ship directly to your loved one.   

Self Care Package

Put together a little basket that reminds your loved one to rest during this difficult time. A candle, some lotion, a bath bomb, or anything else that encourages them to relax.

I hope that these five simple sympathy gifts offer you inspiration and ideas to walk alongside your loved ones when they are in a difficult season of life. 

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18

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