The Bereavement

The loss of a family member or friend is a very difficult time. If you or someone close to you suffered the loss of a loved one, sending a sympathy gift s one of the best ways to show your condolences. But for some, selecting and sending a sympathy gifts is more difficult than they may think. While sympathy flowers are an important part of the funeral services, many families have remarked that the daily reminder of sympathy gifts sent to the home provides much-needed comfort during the months after the services have ended and extended families and friends have returned to their normal routines.

Today, we will be reviewing some of the most popular sympathy gifts given in times of loss:


Flowers are a treasured gift. Flower arrangements also symbolize many feelings and beliefs. Certain flowers help someone feel loved and represent family and friendship. Flowers promote a state of well-being and a positive mindset.

But flowers offer even more than feelings of love and wellness. Certain flowers symbolize mourning and the continuation of life.

Funeral Plants:

There are many reasons that a plant may be given as an expression of sympathy rather than cut flowers. In addition to lasting longer than flowers, a plant can represent a living tribute to a departed loved one adding beauty to one’s home for years to come. Some traditional sympathy plants include:

Peace Lily Plant

A peace lily plant is one of the most popular delivered sympathy plants. It is considered to be a healing plant, conveying calm, peace and hope.

Azalea Sympathy Plant

Azaleas are a symbol of health, self-care and love for family. Azaleas come in an array of bright colors and can be displayed in a container or planted outside after the services.

Palm Plant

Representing strength and protection, the palm plant is sent to represent support to a loved one during their time of grief. Most palms are very low maintenance as well as long lasting so they make excellent gifts.

Long-Lasting Gifts

Longer-lasting sympathy gifts sent to the home are a thoughtful way to show your care to the grieving family. Food baskets bring joy and hope into the home and send a beautiful message of remembrance that will be a comforting reminder of lasting love. At Simpson’s Greenhouse, we have a beautiful assortment of unique gift items from wind chimes and stepping stones to statues and yard stakes. We also can create gift baskets with an assortment of delicious jams, jellies, sauces and more.  

Ordering sympathy are such a small gesture that can have a powerful impact.  Contact us today for more ideas or to place an order!