Gifts For The Grieving: How To Choose Memorial Gifts That Make A Difference

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When it comes to finding the right memorial gift to send to someone grieving, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with all the options. Considering a few things before you select a gift can help you narrow down the choices and choose a memorial gift that is meaningful and will be appreciated by the recipient.

Do some detective work

When choosing a memorial gift, do a little detective work prior to shopping to get a feel for the person's likes and dislikes. This will help you personalize your gift. For instance, find out what their favorite color was or if they were passionate about a specific cause.

If sending live plants or a floral arrangement, selecting a vase in their favorite color will make the gift more personal. If someone was passionate about helping the homeless, have the person's name engraved on adhesive plates along with their favorite quote. Adhere the engraved plates to trinket boxes full of treats to deliver to a homeless shelter.

Hobbies are helpful

Whether the memorialized person enjoyed gardening or antique collecting, you can find plenty of meaningful items to send as memorial gifts. Choosing a gift that showcases hobbies can be a comforting way for the recipient to remember their loved one. You can also take into consideration the hobbies of the recipient and choose a gift of something they enjoy and have their loved ones name engraved on it.

For gardening lovers, engraved metal windchimes or stakes to place in a flower garden make special memorials that will be enjoyed for years to come. Engraved garden stones or solar lanterns are other great choices. For antique lovers, chose engraved vintage clocks, watches, picture frames, or wooden chests.

Presentation pointers

How you present your memorial gift can enhance the meaning even further. Wrap the gift in a nice box and add a note about the memories you have of the memorialized one and include some photos of the person if you have any. For small gifts, present your gifts in a basket and tuck some extra treats in for the recipient to enjoy, such as devotional or inspiration books about grief, tea bags, or coffee, etc.

Finding a memorial gift that is a good choice for the recipient is not always easy but it is worth the effort. A personalized memorial gift shows you care enough to send something with meaning. The best memorial gift will reflect the personality of the one being memorialized and will also be something useful for the one receiving the gift.

Visit a store like The Condolences Store to find the right gift.


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