The holidays can be an especially difficult time for families that are grieving the loss of a pregnancy, infant, or child. Sometimes the best gift you can give to a grieving parent/grandparent/family member is one that shows them that you remember their loss, and recognize the life of their child. I have put together a gift giving guide to help give you ideas of gifts that I (a grieving mother) feel would be especially touching this holiday season.
Hand print or foot print remembrance necklace from Birth Designs Etsy Shop: She will make a customized necklace from your child’s actual hand or foot print.
Born with Wings memorial necklace from Clearique Boutique Etsy shop: Customized with hand stamped silver washers and beads
Custom hand stamped cuff bracelet from Korena Loves Etsy shop: stamped with the quote “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Pregnancy and infant loss jewelry from Bugaboo Jewelry Etsy shop: this entire Etsy shop is dedicated to infant and pregnancy loss items. She sells jewelry, glass ornaments, and key chains made for parents and grandparents of lost children.
Baby memorial art print from Pitter Patter Prints: Fade resistant inks and archival paper are used with your baby’s footprint, to make a customized, and to-scale beautiful print.
Memorial Wood block from BLOCK Setc: Laser engraved personalized memorial block
Wish List from Brian Andreas’s Story People: you can order a print, sculpture, or book with the following quote: I wish you could have been there for the sun & the rain & the long, hard hills. For the sound of a thousand conversations scattered along the road. For the people laughing & crying & remembering at the end. But, mainly, I wish you could have been there.
Living Memory from Brian Andreas’s Story People: you can order a print, sculpture, or book with the following quote: I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain & the words that dance between people & for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive together
Real Hero from Brian Andreas’s Story People: you can order a print, sculpture, or book with the following quote: Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That’s what takes a real hero.
Missing Piece from Brian Andreas’s Story People: you can order a print, sculpture, or book with the following quote: Wanting him to come back before anyone notices a part of the world has not moved since he left
Memorial Photographs from Carly Marie: Carly Marie began photographing sunsets near her home in Australia, and writing/drawing beautiful messages in the sand after she lost her own baby. She sells many different types of beautiful photographs, and portions of some purchases go to support Baby Loss Baskets at her local hospital.
3D Heart of butterflies from Abounding Treasures Etsy Shop: Made by a mother who lost a son herself, this beautiful 3D print is made for a girl, boy, or gender neutral (for early miscarriage).
Willow Tree remembrance sculpture: A variety of small resin sculptures, musical pieces, and memory boxes.
I Will Carry You by Angie Smith
Safe in the Arms of God by John McArthur
Name a star in memory of the lost child at Star Registry
Memorial Ornament from Barbzies Custom Arts Etsy shop: Customized, hand panted ornaments available for a lost little boy, girl, or even twins.
Engraved Memorial Stone from Monkeys Jewels Etsy shop: Engraved river stones that are small enough to be carried in a pocket or purse, but can also be displayed on a desk.
Too beautiful for Earth wind chime: The tubes are engraved with: With tears of sorrow we cry each day, in angels arms you were carried away. Our memories of love and laughter shall not fade, for inside our hearts you will always stay. Along with the printed tubes of the angel wind chime the sail is also engrave with the phrase An Angel wrote down in the book of life our baby’s birth, she whispered as she closed the book, Too beautiful for earth " to bring back remembrance each time the chime plays its tune. The reverse side of the angel wind chime sail is personalized with In loving memory and your loved ones name and option birth and deceased dates.
Keepsake Boxes from Remember Me Gifts: Wooden boxes engraved with various quotes and images that are appropriate for miscarriage or infant loss.