What do you get for someone who just lost their dog?
If you’ve ever had to say goodbye, you know just how hard it can be to process the loss.
Pets are not just a source of companionship and love. They are also an important part of our lives. When we lose them, it feels like losing a loved one.
The sadness is the same whether your beloved one had raised their dog from a puppy or had adopted an older dog to allow them to live the rest of their life surrounded by love.
Even if they lost their pet to an unfortunate accident, sometimes the best thing you can do is give them a comforting sympathy gift to let them know you’re there for them.
When thinking about a gift for someone who lost a pet, there are two things to consider.
- Just tell your friends that you’re sad about their loss, you want them to know you care, and that you‘re grieving with them.
- Personalization adds that special touch that makes the gift extra meaningful. Many items can be engraved or printed with the pet’s name and dates that will always be treasured.
Dog memorial gift ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Below we’ve compiled 10 of the best to help you choose. Let’s look at what you should get someone whose dog passed away.
10 Dog Memorial Gifts
- A personalized pet memorial bird feeder is a bird feed
Give your friend or family member some comfort during their time of grief with this pet bird feeder.
This birdfeeder is made of sturdy Cedar wood and comes personalized with your dog’s name and a paw print. It also comes with an optional gift card where you can write a personal message to the recipient.
Every time your loved ones see the birds enjoying a snack at this feeder, they’ll be reminded of their dog, which reminds them of the fact that life continues.
- Pet Keepsake Box
This pet keepsake box depicts the undying love of a dog’s owner. The box is the perfect size to hold a photo of your friend’s dog, a collar or ID tag, a piece of fur, or even some ashes.
- Pet Portrait
Imagine the smile (or maybe even happy tears) that will be crossed by your loved one when he/she sees his/her late dog’s face staring back at him/her once again.
- Personalized Dog Bowl
A personalized dog bowl comes friend’s dog’s name, and important dates engraved is an excellent dog memorial gift that they will be proud to use in memory of their pet.
- A dog memorial picture frame is a unique gift idea
A photo gift is a thoughtful gesture, especially if a frame is already included, but you can get creative and add something extra.
- A personalized dog memorial bracelet is a great gift idea
This stainless steel dog tag necklace will remind your best friend every time they wear it. You can customize it with the name and the breed of their dog.
- A dog lover sympathy basket is a great idea for
This gift box for dog lovers is a great example of a thoughtful gift. It includes a candle and a memory stone, dog-bone shaped forget-me-not plant holders, a photo frame and other items.
- Personalized Christmas Ornament
Like when a human family member dies, and that first Christmas after they’ve passed away comes around, it will feel difficult for your loved one not to have their dog by their side during the holidays.
This unique gift will help ease your loved ones’ holiday grief by giving them something special to remember their pet by. It includes their dog’s name as well as dates when they were adopted and died.
- A dog memorial garden stake
A heart-shaped dog memorial garden stake from Hearts for Hounds would look nice in a flower garden, but it could also be used as a grave marker.