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10 Gift Ideas for a Bereaved Mom on Mother’s Day

April 20, 2013

Mother’s Day can be difficult for bereaved mothers and tricky business for those trying to support her. Below are a few gift ideas out of the normal flower sending tradition. We hope this list helps you in trying to support the bereaved mother in your life. Most of these gifts are created with love by other bereaved mothers. They know the pain, and they have a way of creating beauty from ashes.

1. Send her a heartfelt card.

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2. Send her a heartfelt print.

A mother is not defined by the number of children you can see, but by the love she holds in her heart. - Franchesca Cox

3. Send her a piece of special remembrance jewelry.

Sue Ella Signature Designs


wendy layne

wendy layne

More jewelry for loss: My Forever ChildMama Mia Custom Hand Stamped Jewelry + Metal Stamped Memories

4. Order her a Certificate of Life for her child, if she was unable to receive a birth certificate.

Certificate of Life

Order here.

5. Commission a piece of art for her.


Prints, journals, iPhone cases and more available at her website, Beyond Words Designs

6. Order a butterfly in the sand.

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Seashore of Remembrance

7. Commission a custom portrait.

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Portraits by Dana

8. Send her a beautiful sculpture from The Midnight Orange.

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The Midnight Orange

9. Name a star after her child (unofficial, but still pretty neat).

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Star Registry website

10. Order her a customized butterfly candle.


Kat’s Candle Co.

11. Send her the Healing Heart Comfort Kit from Earth Mama Angel Baby.


Earth Mama Angel Baby

Of course there are about a million other ways to let the bereaved mother in your life know you are thinking of her, and her child on such a bittersweet day, and at the same time some of these might not be just right – they are merely suggestions that we hope can help.

We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments too.

Franchesca Cox
Author Details
Franchesca Cox is the founder and Editor of Still Standing Magazine. She is currently seeking her Master’s in Occupational Therapy, a yogi and author of Celebrating Pregnancy Again and Facets of Grief, a creative workbook for grieving mothers. Learn more about her heartwork on her website.


    • Danette

      April 27, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      You need some jewelry that you can put ashes in as a keepsake.

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