10 care packages to support friends beyond the funeral

  • It's hard to know what to do or say. Maybe you can't be there in person everyday, but you can send a care package to help a friend through the mourning process and let them know you're thinking of them. Some of our favorite care packages renew each month, so you can continue to support friends and family in the months to come.  


    1. Hopebox - Care for Your Body, Heart, & Soul

    A good way to learn how to heal from a loss or difficult time is through words of encouragement from those who have been through similar situations. Hopebox is a self-care subscription box that curates handmade gifts from artisans that offer encouragement and hope. Each box also includes a personalized message to uplift recipients. 


    2. Enjoy Flowers

    Flowers are a great sympathy gift that can brighten anyone's day and serve as a daily reminder of the beauty of life. Enjoy Flowers creates freshly cut, expertly arranged bouquets of seasonal flowers with a 7-day Freshness Guarantee. Simply choose your preferred bouquet size (20-50 stems) and they'll create an amazing arrangement for each recipient.


    3. Respyre 

    Respyre is a tea subscription that focuses on health and happiness to calm and soothe the mind. Each box includes 2 loose-leaf teas (enough for 20-30 cups) that are chosen for that month's wellness theme, like de-dress, detox, and sleep. They offer a Gift Box option that also incldues a handwritten message for each recipient. 


    4. TheraBox - Self Care Subscription Box 

    Many who are overcoming a challenging time often forget about taking care of themselves. TheraBox is a great self-care subscription that is curated by therapists to promote wellness and reduce stress. Each box includes 1 therapeutic happiness activity, plus 5-7 self-care items like aromatherapy, organic bath and body products, skincare, and more. 


    5. Anchor of Hope Box

    The stories behind the products included in Anchor of Hope Box are inspiring and up-lifting. Each month the founders of Anchor of Hope Box meet with a group of women who have survived human trafficking to hear their stories, then include 2-4 items handmade by these survivors in each of their subscription boxes. It's a great gift that shares and spreads the message of survival during hard times.


    6. UPBOX 

    If you're shopping for someone who turns to their faith in a time of grief, then UPBOX is unique sympathy gift. Each Encouragement in a Box is thoughtfully curated with 10-12 lifestyle items like bath and body products, candles, and accessories, plus encouragement and scripture cards. Additionally, 20% of each purchase is donated to a foundation that provides food and shelter for orphans. A great gift that gives back!


    7. The Plant Club


    If you prefer the idea of gifting a calming houseplant over a traditional bouquet of flowers, then we suggest The Plant Club for your grieving loved one. Each month they deliver a new seasonal potted house plant or succulent, plus care instructions.

    8. The Herb Box

    Break out a bottle of wine and cook up a freshly flavored home-cooked meal with the goodies packed into The Herb Box. This monthly subscription helps to grow a useful collection of fresh herbs that are perfect for culinary creations. Curated to deliver variety and vitality, only the healthiest of plants are packed with care and sent right to the front door. Each box features a new herb that comes with a card detailing plant care and uses.

    9. Succulents 

    Gift-giving doesn't have to be a challenge with the highly rated Succulents Monthly box. Brighten any living or work space with easy-care cacti and succulents that arrive right to the home or office. Curated by plant experts, each month's box brings either 1 large or 2 medium succulents that are healthy and vibrant, including everything from jade to echeveria. All come properly packaged in colorful, stylish planters that are practical for any decor.


    10. He Wines, She Dines

    We challenge you to find a day in the year where fine wine isn't the pinnacle of practicality! For all those days, there's the He Wines, She Dines bi-monthly gift box. Available in 3 different subscription tiers, each box delivers a bottle or a collection of wines that have been hand selected from some of the best vineyards around the world, and curated to match individual tastes and preferences. Backed by a satisfaction guarantee, each box is a surefire win down to the last sip. 


    For help finding the right gift, use the GatheringUs Care Package Curator to get a custom list.


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