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Creating a Grief Care Package for a Friend

Published: August 12, 2021

Losing a loved one is an awful experience. Managing that grief and learning to live life after loss can feel impossible.  

Supporting a grieving friend or loved one beyond saying, “I’m sorry for your loss,” can feel like a struggle as well. Commonly people say, “Let me know if there’s anything you need,” which puts the onus on the bereaved to reach out for help. This can be difficult, particularly when feeling overwhelmed by grief.  

Flowers and cards are thoughtful but don’t necessarily relieve the burden of living day from to day. One way to provide meaningful relief is to put together a grief care package. 

What to Include in a Grief Care Package 

There are many categories of items to consider for your care package, including food, comfort and self-care items, and services. 

Food 

  • Non-perishable food items 
  • Frozen casseroles or soups 
  • Groceries 
  • Food delivery kits 
  • Healthy snacks  
  • Comfort foods 

Comfort and Self Care Items 

  • Cozy blankets 
  • Socks or slippers 
  • Candles, incense, or essential oils 
  • Epsom salts, bath bombs, or bubble bath 

Services 

  • Spa gift cards 
  • House cleaning services 
  • Restaurant or food delivery gift cards 
  • Lawn care services 
  • Yoga gift cards 
  • Babysitting and childcare 

As a grieving person builds a life without their loved one in it, you can ease their journey by taking time to plan and build a grief care package for them. 

If you’re not sure what else to include in a care package, let us help. We’re happy to answer questions or offer up ideas and resources. As always, we are here to support you in any way we can. Please reach out to us anytime. 

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