If your friend or loved one recently experienced loss of a pet, it’s natural to wish to give them a sympathy gift. The hard part isn’t taking out your credit card to buy though – it’s deciding what to send. It’s a sensitive time and you won’t want to upset someone who’s close to you. That’s why we’re here. We’ve been on both sides of this terrible time and can lead you regarding things to send.
If you have a tight budget, for less than $50 you can get the following items:
– A book that helps the pet owner through their grieving of the loss of a pet. – A memorial stone to the backyard, engraved with the pet’s name, date of birth or a nice poem. – A figurine of the pet’s breed is always nice. – A necklace with a bone or even a dog pendant. – Or perhaps a photo from the pet owner and their pet inside a picture frame.
For those who have a little more to play with, at under $100 you could get:
– Some text with a granite pet marker. – A portrait frame urn for a keepsake or cremains. – A memorial stone with a beautiful saying: “If tears could make a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you Home again”
If finances are not the issue, so you don’t mind exceeding $100, you might like:
– An urn made of rock. Urns don’t necessarily have to hold ashes; this beautiful rock urn that’s designed to withstand the weather could hold a favorite toy instead, or whatever your friend would like. – A 2-4 lines of text engraved on a River Rock memorial. These are just gorgeous and excellent for the garden. – If you have picture of the pet, consider an inventive rendition (quite realistic) on an ostrich or emu egg. It’s breathtaking, I can assure you.
I am hoping it has given you some thoughts, and that the owner grief over the loss of a pet in your life enjoys your sympathy gift. To purchase any of the products mentioned, check out our Pet Loss Gifts & Cards page.