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What Do You Get Someone for a Condolence Gift?

Because they’re being given for a solemn occasion, condolence gifts should not be too flashy, humorous, or materialistic. That doesn’t mean that a condolence gift can’t be cheerful; in fact, the point of a condolence gift is to inspire a bit of happiness in the recipient by expressing love and support for that person. Ideal condolence gifts include:
  • Flowers or plants
  • Gift baskets
  • Personal mementos
  Sympathy flowers and sympathy plants make for beautiful expressions of condolence, and they’re suitable for either the home or office of the grieving person. Through their sheer beauty, sympathy floral arrangements can express a vast array of emotions. For funeral services, we offer a variety of funeral sprays and cremation flowers.   Gift baskets may be some of the most helpful gifts for people who are grieving. Our FTD gourmet baskets come with tasty treats that will help keep the bereaved from being malnourished during a period of mourning, and add a little something sweet to brighten their day.   Small mementos of the departed person may also be a fine condolence gift. We have a variety of beautiful plush figures that can be either admired or cuddled with.

Condolence Gifts from Someone Who Lost a Family Member

Coming to terms with a family member who passed can cause serious heartbreak. To help someone who lost a family member get through this challenging time, you can send them a condolence gift to let them know you’re here if they need you. Below are some examples of sympathy gifts you can send:
  • Loss of a mother: A sympathy gift basket filled with soaps, lotions, and snacks
  • Loss of a father: A gourmet meat and cheese basket
  • Loss of a sister: A vibrant sympathy bouquet
  • Loss of a brother: A leafy green houseplant that represents life
  • Loss of a husband: A decadent chocolate and sweets gift basket
  • Loss of a wife: A floral arrangement with her favorite blooms and colors
At FTD, we have a wide range of sympathy gifts for delivery that you can send to someone who lost a family member, friend, coworker, or pet.

Do Fruit Baskets Make Good Condolence Gifts?

Fruit baskets make excellent condolence gifts. Grief can cause mourners to lose their appetite, and their health might suffer if they aren’t eating enough. Fruit baskets are good for two reasons. First, fruit is a healthy food option that’ll provide a grieving person with important nutrients. Second, grieving people tend to prefer snacks to full-course meals, and so a fruit basket accommodates that habit.

What to Write in a Condolence Card?

Losing a loved one is never easy. If someone you know lost a friend, family member, or pet, finding the right words to convey your sympathy can be challenging. Knowing what to write in a condolence card can help you send a message of hope in a thoughtful and appropriate way. Some ideas to help you put your feelings into words include:
  • “May you find comfort in your friends and family around you.”
  • “I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.”
  • “Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.”
  • “I will be by your side to help you get through this challenging time together.”
It’s always important to let your loved one know you’re here for them. While expressing your condolences can be difficult, remaining positive and instilling hope is a great way to begin. And if you continue to have trouble, you can let a thoughtful sympathy gift do the talking, such as a condolences gift basket or bouquet of sympathy flowers.

Where To Buy Condolence Gifts Near Me

FTD is your one-stop-shop for unique condolence gifts. Whether you’re looking for pet condolence gifts for condolences gift baskets, we have just what you’re looking for. From funeral plants to meat and cheese boards and funeral floral arrangements to sympathy gift baskets, you’re sure to find the perfect condolence gift to send to someone in mourning. Plus, we’re a national delivery service, which means we can deliver to almost any location across the country.

Does FTD Deliver Condolence Gifts?

Yes! And many of our floral arrangements can be ordered for same day delivery.