People often send flowers to express their sympathies. But while flowers are indeed beautiful, they also die. The whole point of a sympathy gift is to make them feel better – not to remind them of death. This is why an actual plant is a better option than flowers.
What is the best gift for a grieving widow?
Personalized remembrance jewelry, unique memorial gifts, or handmade sympathy gifts are more personal and will be more meaningful to the widow. Unique grief gifts can be anything that is both useful to the widow and upholds the memory of the deceased.
How do I help a friend whose husband died suddenly?
- Check in on them. Make an effort to check in with your friend, even if it is a quick phone call, a card or an invitation to grab a coffee together.
- Understand the grieving process.
- Listen more, talk less.
- Let them cry.
- Ask questions.
- Offer practical help.
- Be willing to sit in silence.
- Remember important dates.
How to help someone who is grieving the loss of a spouse?
Recognize that grief is a gradual process. Even small gestures—sending a card or flowers, delivering a meal, helping out with laundry or shopping, or making a regular date to listen and offer support—can be a huge source of comfort to a person who is grieving.
What is an appropriate gift for condolences?
If you are unable to attend the services, it's generally appropriate to send your condolences to the grieving family's home. Traditional choices for a sympathy gift to the home include an elegant vase of flowers, basket arrangements, or sympathy plants.
What do I send my friend whose husband just died?
Hear this out loudPauseSpecial Photo. Photos are always great – no matter how many the widow(er) already has. If you have a special picture of the deceased or a photo of the couple together, it makes a great gift. Fit it to size, and have it matted and/or framed.