If you know someone who has recently lost a loved one, it can be challenging to figure out the best ways to comfort them in their time of need. While simply being there for your friend or family member to help with errands or listen will surely provide comfort, it can also be a nice gesture to send a sympathy gift. If you’re unsure about the etiquette of sending a gift after someone passes, the compassionate staff from Renfro Funeral Services in Cincinnati, OH, is here with some guidance.
Here are three tips for purchasing sympathy gifts:
- Flowers: Many times, those close to the bereaved will send sympathy flowers to the funeral home where the service for the deceased is being held. To place an order, call a local florist, or if the service is being held by Renfro Funeral Services, one of their caring associates will be glad to assist you.
- Unique Gifts: Sympathy gifts aren’t limited to flowers alone. Fruit baskets are another common option, and keepsakes such as garden stones provide lasting comfort. You can even pass along a book that you think your friend or loved one might find helpful or enjoyable, or purchase a tribute blanket to honor the life of the person who has passed.
- Specific Requests: Sometimes, the family members of the deceased will request a donation to a society or group that was meaningful to the person in lieu of gifts. You can make a charitable donation to honor the loved one, but that doesn’t mean that you have to skip flowers altogether, either. If you feel that flowers or another sympathy gift would still comfort the bereaved, they will undoubtedly still be appreciated.
If you need assistance choosing a sympathy gift, the caring team at Renfro Funeral Services will be glad to help you. To speak to one of their helpful associates, call (513) 221-4812, or visit their selection of flowers and gifts online.