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What Can I Send as a Bereavement Gift?

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The death of a friend or family member is one of the most difficult things to live through. Many people find expressing their condolences to be challenging. It's essential to show your love and support while they work through grieving and healing. If you cannot be present due to distance, you can still show your friend or loved one your sympathy and support with a well-thought-out bereavement gift. Sometimes showing the person that you are thinking of them during this challenging time is enough to bring comfort.

Comforting Gifts for Grief

When offering sympathy gifts, choosing something that shows compassion, thoughtfulness and comforts the grieving person or family is important. Here are some unique and thoughtful sympathy gift ideas:

Sympathy food gifts - Order a fruit basket, charcuterie board, baked goods or comfort food to have delivered to their home. Having an edible gift around may encourage the grieving family to eat.

Personalized memorial jewelry - Consider gifting a necklace, bracelet, or keychain with a customized charm or pendant engraved with the name or initials of the deceased. It can serve as a cherished keepsake for the recipient.

Memory jar or box - Provide a beautifully decorated jar or container where the grieving person can store memories, such as handwritten notes, photographs, or small mementos. This gift allows them to honor and remember their loved one.

Comforting care package - Put together a package filled with lovely items like scented candles, cozy blankets, soothing teas, and a heartfelt note. These items can provide solace and relaxation during difficult times.

Memorial tree or plant - Give a living tribute by gifting a memorial tree or plant. Choose a meaningful tree or a plant that can be planted in memory of their loved one, allowing them to nurture and watch it grow as a symbol of their eternal connection.

Memorial book or journal - Select a beautiful journal or a bound book where the grieving person can write down their thoughts, memories, and feelings about their loved one. 

Donation in their name - Consider donating to a cause that was important to the deceased or the grieving person. This gesture shows sympathy and supports a cause they care about.

Time and support - Sometimes, the most valuable gift you can offer is your presence and support. Reach out to the grieving person, offer your condolences, and let them know that you're there to listen, provide comfort, and assist them in any way they need.

Remember, a sympathy gift's most crucial aspect is showing empathy, love, and support during a difficult time. Choose something that aligns with the recipient's preferences and needs while acknowledging their loss. 

Show Sympathy with an Edible Gift

At Boarderie, we understand that it's hard to know what type of gift to send someone who is grieving. An edible condolence gift helps show love and compassion. Our charcuterie boards are made with high-quality uncured meats and handmade cheeses from small family farms in Europe. Each board includes a selection of gourmet sides like dried fruits, seasoned nuts, chocolates and spreads. Our team assembles each beautiful gift with care before its shipped. Once received, the recipient simply unboxes the cheese or charcuterie board before serving. Having a charcuterie board on hand also gives the grieving family food to offer while receiving visitors.

Free Nationwide Shipping on All Cheese and Charcuterie Boards

Charcuterie boards are delivered nationwide, right to the recipient's front door. Complimentary overnight shipping is included with every Boarderie purchase. Your edible condolence gift will be shipped in temperature-controlled packaging to preserve freshness. Cheese and charcuterie may be refrigerated for 7 to 10 days before serving.