9 Sympathy Gift Ideas For Someone Who Just Lost A Parent

Parents are incomparable. So when a person loses one of them (or both), it’s hard to imagine how immense their grief is. Apart from simply being there, listening to them when they’re ready to talk about their feelings, and offering practical support — one of the ways you can express your condolences is by giving sympathy gifts.

But what do you give to a person mourning the loss of a parent? Here are nine sympathy gift ideas.

One Wish Ornament. Death is something inevitable, and its permanence can leave the griever pained and devastated. This photo ornament embodies a yearning that is understandably felt by anyone who’s mourning — for the past and the deceased to return once again. The front section of the ornament can be personalized with the photo of the deceased while the back can be customized with their name and date.

In God’s Hands Memorial Jar Candle. One of the most meaningful sympathy gifts in the market, this customizable hand-poured soy candle offers a gentle reminder: The departed is now with God. It’s available in three cents (including lavender, eucalyptus, and vanilla) that help usher in a sense of calm.

Heaven In Our Home Lantern. While the departed is now resting in peace in heaven, you can still help their presence be felt with the help of memorial gifts. One of the most functional and beautiful options out there is this memorial lantern. Its sturdy black frame holds well-designed acrylic panels; this structure contains a battery-operated candle that helps illuminate the design from the inside.

Lullaby Wind Chime. Hearing calming music is one way to ease the pain of someone mourning the loss of a parent. This wind chime offers a soothing lullaby whenever the wind blows. It’s equipped with an adjustable striker to help the recipient choose their preferred tone.

Memorial Plaque. Do you have a heartwarming photo of the deceased? You can have it memorialized in this plaque made from top-quality black marble. It’s durable, stunningly designed, and can be displayed just about anywhere — from the home to the workspace of the bereaved.

Beautiful Memories Album. You can help the griever keep and compile other important photos of the deceased through this specially designed album. Inclusive of 30 sheets that can contain about 120 images, the photo album has a front cover printed with a touching verse about memories.

Smile Keepsake Box. Goodbyes can be really bittersweet, especially if the one that departed is a parent. In this keepsake box made of high-quality alder wood, the bereaved can safely store sentimental items that the deceased owned. The heartfelt poem about death engraved on the lid can help bring comfort as well.

In My Heart Key Chain. If you want your recipient to always be reminded of their parent’s presence, then this stylish leather key chain (complete with a metal ring) is for them. On the space underneath its winged heart graphic, it can be engraved with the name and date of the deceased.

Heart Photo Pendant. Looking for other portable sympathy gifts? Why not opt for something that can be worn, like this heart-shaped pendant personalizable with a memorable photo of your choice? The pendant comes with an 18-inch silver-plated chain and can be paired with any kind of attire.