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Unique Memorial Gifts

When you learn of the death of a loved one, your first instinct might be to send flowers. While flowers express sympathy and show support to your family and friends, sending unique memorial gifts is another way to express your thoughts, and to give a gift that will have a lasting impact.

Unique memorial gifts can be found in many places. One idea is a "tear bottle." These bottles have a unique history that dates back to ancient Rome and Egypt where they were used for mourners to collect their tears and bury them with loved ones to show honor and devotion. Over time, their use has evolved, but their purpose remains the same.

Other unique memorial gifts might include Tiffany Style Condolence Lamps to let your loved ones light shine on or a framed print with a special saying. Teardrop pendants and lockets also make unique memorial gifts that can be worn and displayed on a daily basis. Perhaps a special photo in an engraved frame would be an appropriate gift or a framed sympathy verse. Small trees or planters full of greens make unique memorial gifts; as time goes on, friends and family can watch them grow on. Each time they look at the the tree or their plants, they will think of their loved one.

Sympathy gift packages also make unique memorial gifts; a small wicker basket with a lavender scented remembrence candle and a book about dealing with the grief process is a nice thought. Fill a basket with fruit, teas, and lavender scented bath salts.

Bring a personalized memorial garden bench that is engraved with a verse for the yard. If the person you are buying unique memorial gifts for has a flower garden, purchase them a memorial garden stone and help them place it outside with a rememberence wind chime.

Children also feel loss at the death of a loved one but sometimes unique memorial gifts are harder to buy for them. Consider giving them Angel Catcher for Kids, a journal designed specifically for children, dealing with death. For a child younger than the age of 6, who isn't quite ready for writing in a journal, try a soft and cuddly teddy bear.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is incredibly difficult; although no words can take away the pain, unique memorial gifts will show the person you care about that you are thinking about them in their time of need.

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