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What Do You Give as a Sympathy Gift?

A gourmet food basket is a great sympathy gift. When someone is working to overcome a loss, they might forget to eat or they might be so busy making funeral arrangements that they don’t have time to supply their home with ample food. Grief also causes a great deal of stress on the body.


FTD offers a variety of nice gift baskets that can help alleviate those problems facing mourners. Our fruit baskets provide much-needed nutrients to the bereaved, while our gourmet food and chocolate baskets provide nourishing comfort food that may temporarily give warm feelings and energy to grieving persons. Our sympathy gifts are suitable for the loss of a mother, father, husband, wife, sibling, co-worker, or any familiar relationship.


An FTD gift basket makes for a perfect supplement to our flowers. So does a remembrance gift. Our remembrance gifts consist of decorative vases that hold sympathy flowers, plants, and topiary. The vases are heartfelt mementos that can be displayed around the home long after the funeral.


We also deliver floral arrangements in lovely decorative baskets. Some of our charming arrangements include the Heartfelt Condolences™ Arrangement or the Gentle Blossoms™ Basket. Baskets add a homely touch to any floral arrangement.

What Do You Write in a Sympathy Card?

Writing a sympathy card can be a challenge. An understated card may come across as unempathetic, while an overstated card may come across as phony; it can be difficult to find the right balance. Read our guide on writing sympathy cards to find the best way to express your best wishes and sympathy.

Are These Sympathy GIfts Suitable For the Loss of a Pet?

Our sympathy gifts are absolutely suitable for the loss of a pet! Although the loss of a human soul is often more grievous than that of an animal, our beloved pets often become true members of our family. For that reason, the loss of a pet should be treated with the same genuine and heartfelt sympathy. Our sweet sympathy gifts are not too lavish for expressing remembrance of a family animal.

How Quickly Can I Get a Sympathy Basket Delivered?

At FTD, our comfort gift baskets can be delivered in a few days, the next day, or even the same day. This is because we’re a national delivery service and pair with local florists and shops to ensure your items arrive fast and fresh.


Passings can be unexpected, and you may want to comfort your friend, coworker, or relative as soon as possible. Our same-day sympathy gifts include stunning floral arrangements, funeral wreaths, and funeral sprays that can be used at services. Just make sure to place your order before 2 p.m. in the recipient’s time zone and factor in at least 6 hours for our team to curate your gift.


We also have a variety of sympathy gift baskets and flowers that can be delivered in a few days, depending on the shipping method. No matter what sympathy gift basket you choose, they’re sure to be thankful to have a friend like you by their side during these difficult times.

Where to Buy Sympathy Gifts Near Me

Because we’re a national delivery service, you can buy sympathy gifts right here at FTD! By working with local florists and shops in your area, we’re able to deliver bereavement baskets, pet sympathy gifts, and vibrant floral displays to almost every zip code in the country.

What Should I Gift Someone Who Lost a Loved One?

Knowing what to say when someone loses a loved one can be hard. Let a special gift from FTD do the talking for you. Some thoughtful gifts you can send someone who lost a loved one include:

  • Memorial plans
  • Sympathy plants
  • White flower bouquets
  • Chocolate gift baskets
  • Condolence gift baskets

Whether they lost a pet, relative, friend, or coworker, a sympathy gift basket from FTD is a great way to cheer them up and let them know how much you care about them.