My close friend’s Mum died recently after a very short illness. I wanted to send her something with my card as she doesn’t live near me but wanted an alternative to flowers. When my dad died I struggled to find things to put the flowers in and found it sad when they then died and had to be thrown away. Maybe a plant would be better and would last longer. Any ideas would be really welcome. Thank you
You can get cupcakes in the shape of a bouquet. I got them for my friend. It has the thought of flowers but more personal and it brings a little cheer. Plus some much needed sugar for someone not eating properly.
ugghhreally I'm so sorry for your loss, the worst thing that can ever happen, I know. I greatly valued anything that continued living, my favourite gift was a small olive tree from M&S in a pot. I eventually planted it in the garden and it's a lovely reminder of people's kindness. M&S do a good delivery service too
When my dad died, a good friend who lived far away sent me a box, filled with a very riveting book, slipper socks, loose fruit tea and strainer, haribo etc. It was so thoughtful, and meant the world to me. I still think of her when I drink a cup of the tea or see the book on my shelf.
I almost feel she showed me what to do, next time it happens to someone else.
My friend lost her mum recently. I also didn't want to send flowers so I got a silver necklace with a pearl in it called "A Mother's Love" which she wore to the funeral. I got it on Amazon - will see if I can find the link.
When I lost my dad a few years ago, a friend of mine handed in a huge bag with jars of coffee, tea bags, loads of biscuits as she knew we'd be having lot of people round to visit. I now do this when someone has had a bereavement instead of sending flowers.