Gifts To Send If You Can’t Attend A Funeral Service

Are you unable to attend a funeral service but looking to send a gift? Whether it be distance, cost, timing, or any other reason, some people may be unable to attend the funeral of a loved one. It means a lot to the family who just lost someone special if you send them something after the funeral service is over.  

What Should I Do If I Can't Attend a funeral? 

Here are four thoughtful things to give a grieving family if you cannot attend the funeral or memorial services. 

A personalized gift

Gifts like a wind chime, necklace, or bird feeder personalized for the family's loved one are an incredibly heartwarming touch. Sending a customized gift with their name on it shows you took the time to order them something more than just flowers or a card. It will forever hold memories for the grieving family, and they will never forget that you gave it to them. Paying attention to hobbies the deceased had loved can help you decide which type of gift to send. 

 Food or gift cards

Sending the family homemade food or gift cards for restaurants or grocery stores is a great way to show them you care. Funerals can cause financial distress and be chaotic and tiring for families. Giving them homemade food can show that you care about their health and want to save them time from having to worry about cooking or buying their meals. If you are not comfortable making homemade food, giving a gift card to any restaurant or grocery store they would appreciate means just as much as a warm, cooked meal.

Gift basket/care package

Nothing is better to help you de-stress than a warming care package full of all things for a calming and relaxing night. Including a basket full of candles, books, face masks, blankets, slippers, and tea can show someone you care about their well-being. Giving them things to take their mind off the situation can be a valuable gift after the funeral services are over and they're working their way through the phases of grief. 

A photo album

Giving the gift of memories is as sentimental as it gets. Creating a photo book of pictures that the family may or may not have is a great way to reflect on the deceased's life. This gift lets the people who need it the most try to cope with their loss and remember the good times people have shared with their loved ones. A photo book is so meaningful because every time you decide to flip through it, the memories and feelings come back one more time as you look back at the pictures. 



Contact Hamel Lydon

Supporting grieving families from a distance can be challenging. At Hamel Lydon Chapel & Cremation Services, we are here to help families in Boston, MA, with funeral services and grief counseling. Click here to contact us today. 

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