Welcome to GiftTree’s 20th Anniversary Blog Series: 20 Ways to Elevate Your Gift Giving. At GiftTree, we delight in taking ordinary gifting moments and transforming them into extraordinary ones. When a special occasion arises, giving a gift that doesn’t understate the sentiment is the cornerstone of gift-giving. Whether the gift-giving be professional or personal, throughout this series, we intend to focus in on what makes a good gifting moment great, as well as how you can learn to select the perfect gift for any milestone or cause for celebration. Today we’re turning our attention to a subject that certainly isn’t one of the happiest reasons to send a gift, but one of the most poignant. When the time comes to express your condolences, sending sympathy gifts that matter is very important both to you and to the recipients of the offering. Flowers and cards are a suitable contribution sometimes, but sometimes it may seem that the sentiment of your condolences is going vastly understated with a card or a bouquet. In the event of a colleague, friend or loved one’s passing, it’s a meaningful gesture to send a gift that truly expresses how much they meant to you, and to offer genuine comfort to those who are suffering.
While we do offer a vast selection of fresh beautiful flowers and funeral arrangements, GiftTree’s curated selection of sympathy gifts is a collection that has been thoughtfully and graciously put together, meant to display your most sincere and heartfelt condolences to those who need it the most.
One of our bestsellers, the Fond Memories Ornamental Glass Globe is a beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one. Individually handmade by Kitras Art Glass, this large hand-blown glass orb features an interior glass tree sculpture inside, accented by colorful leaves on the globe’s interior. Like trees in a forest, no two glass sculptures are the same, making your gift truly one-of-a-kind.
A perfect way to offer condolences is the With Sympathy Gourmet Gift Basket – a metropolitan collection of gourmet provisions, premium fare and sweets. It’s a gift of classically good taste that is sure to be appreciated and comforting.
A perfect memorial offering to remember a loved one, the Personalized Memorial Picture Frame holds a 4 x 6 photo and is complemented by a poem on the glass surface that reads “Cherish the memories you’ve made, and they will become your treasure.” Underneath the poem, your chosen name, date or personal message can be added to create a heartwarming keepsake gift.
Perfect as a memorial or decorative keepsake, these delicate Amazing Grace Memorial Wind Chimes play the first six notes heard in the opening measures of “Amazing Grace,” one of America’s best-loved hymns. A weather-resistant bamboo wind catcher adds weight to the chimes, and is enhanced by an engraved name, date or message. As the breeze caresses the wind catcher, the beautiful melody brings fond memories to mind.
These are just a few of GiftTree’s collection – explore the curated selection of thoughtful, meaningful sympathy gifts here.