Meaningful Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has Recently Lost Someone

By: Louis Bruno
Monday, September 14, 2020

Your companionship, support, and presence are some of the best gifts to provide a grieving friend. If someone very close to you has lost a loved one, you can help them by being there for them supporting them, and providing them the companionship they need at a difficult time. However, there are certain gifts you can give them during this period to express your condolences and comfort them.

Some Things to Consider

At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we always encourage people to look for useful and practical things to give the grieving family. Here are some suggestions:

  • Consider giving them some traditional gifts such as a basket with comfort food. Place things like cheese bread, chocolates, and fruit. These gifts serve a specific purpose. Since these are ready foods, they come in handy for grieving people and aren’t inclined to cook anything for themselves.
  • Many people who are mourning the loss of a loved one tend to skip meals, which means that they neglect their health. When you give them a comfort food basket, it means that there is something for them to munch on.
  • There are times when grieving people want to maintain their surroundings and keep everything clean but do not have the energy to do so. It's why their homes tend to look neglected at times. So if you can gift certificates for housekeeping services, cleaning, or meal prep, it can prove to be good support for them. It will also keep their home in a better condition while taking the burden off their shoulders.
  • You can gift a wellness or spa certificate, encouraging them to unwind and spend some time outside their home environment.

If you want to know more about grief, memorial services, or cremation, don't hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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