It can be hard to think of meaningful present ideas for a friend or relative who has lost someone they love. Here are our ideas for ways to show you care.
1. Languages of Loss is psychotherapist Sasha Bates’s painfully honest and funny book about making sense of life after losing her husband Bill, helped by her psycho-analytic training.
2. Express your sympathy with Bloom & Wild, from subtle potted ferns and rubber plants to beautiful bunches of flowers to suit different budgets.
3. We teamed up with graphic designer Adam Spratley to create Cards for Grieving - a box of 52 postcards aimed at helping people express their grief creatively in lots of different ways.
4. ‘Porter’ means ‘to carry’, and the Porter Pendant allows you to carry the ashes of a lost loved one with you on a necklace. This long-lasting but and slightly pricier gift is sensitively handmade to order by designer Kirsty Maclaren.
5. A proper cup of high-quality hot chocolate can be oddly comforting when times are tough. Try this award-winning 71% cocoa variety from Land, a small ethical chocolatier based in Hackney, London.
7. Buy a life-changing gift from Freedom From Torture for someone who has lost everything, in the memory of the person who has passed away.
9. In her book This Too Shall Pass, acclaimed psychotherapist Julia Samuel draws on conversations with her patients to show how we can adapt and thrive during our most difficult and transformative experiences.
Arboretum in Staffordshire – the UK’s year-round, 150-acre Centre of Remembrance.
14. The Heavy Bag is a beautifully illustrated children’s book by Sarah Surgey about Enid, a little girl who has lost her grandad. By reading it together, adults and children can open up conversations about different kinds of grief.
15. Create a WWF Tribute Fund page in a loved one’s memory and fight for a world where
people and nature can thrive.
18. The Treasured Memory Box is designed for saving precious keepsakes, letters and
photographs in memory of a special event or person in a beautiful handmade box.