Flowers are a beautiful and thoughtful way to show someone that you’re thinking of them in a difficult time. They are an appropriate gesture to express your condolences, whilst adding beauty and colour to a sad occasion. They are easy to purchase and act as a form of words when you cannot express your own on certain occasions. But do you ever want to give a little more than flowers as a sympathy gift? Here is a curated list of gift ideas, that aren’t flowers, to give someone to show that you care about them.


It is no secret that chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins, basically telling your brain that you’re happy. I know that I always feel happier after a few pieces. However, I could attribute that to the delicious taste. By giving someone a beautiful selection of chocolates, it allows them to enjoy their presence for longer than they would with flowers. Our favourite chocolate would have to be Ferrero Rocher. For a beautiful hamper filled with all delicious chocolates and other little goodies, click here.


Those going through a hard time often forget to take care of themselves. This is why it is important that they take self-care seriously and allow themselves some time to relax and work on themselves. A relaxing bath with bath salts, the smell of a scented candle, some mouth-watering cookies and delicious green tea is the perfect way for someone to take rest and relaxation to the next level. The gift of self-care is one that the recipient will always love and cherish. Click here to browse a self-care hamper.


When someone is going through a tough time, they are unlikely to want to cook for themselves or do their own shopping as it can be overwhelming. This is why the gift of food is a really thoughtful idea that can save the recipient a lot of time and stress. This can include cooking a casserole or lasagne for them to put in the fridge for dinner or gifting them some non-perishable items such as little snacks. Examples of snack ideas can be found here. There are many gift ideas other than flowers that can show someone you care. If you are seeking a more personal gift, then the likes of chocolate, self-care hampers, and food are suitable options. Are you more likely to give flowers as a sympathy gift or give something like the ideas shown above?
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