The loss of a pet is a devastating experience. Death or illness of the animals can have a drastic impact on the lives of the owners. Sometimes the death of the pet is considered to be worse than the loss of a human family member. Grieving for the pet can have painful repercussions, wherein the owner is likely to stop moving forward in life. Pet sympathy gifts are a good medium to express condolences.
The sympathy gifts specifically address the needs of a grieving pet owner. The idea is to deliver a sympathetic message of support and comfort, as well as validate the grief of someone who has lost a pet. These gifts are aimed not at alleviating an individual’s grief, but they send a message of comfort and assure the recipient that people acknowledge his grief.
A decorative keepsake box, gourmet chicken noodle soup, hot fudge sundae cake, herbal gourmet tea and honey straws, intention card or gift enclosure card are some of the commonly used gifts an individual can offer to a grieving owner.
A burial ritual can bring solace to the grieving pet owner. Visuals or photographs of the pet can be a great reliever as well. Picture frames, collages, and customized photo urns can make ideal gifts. Some of the sympathy packages can also include flowers, wreaths, and fresh fruit baskets to lift their spirits. Pet memorial products such as keepsake boxes make the owner feel closer to their lost companion. Some of the other gifts include personalized angel paintings, a pendant or bracelet, music CD, a personalized book of poems, a gift basket personalized to the family, a photo album or scrapbook of good times shared, a memorial garden stepping stone or bench, a Bible or a rosary, to name a few.
An ideal gift that one can give after a gap is with another small pet. This would ease his sorrow and would also help him overcome the grief of his lost pet.