Gift Guide for Bereaved Children
We've put together this gift resource page for those who want to purchase a gift of their own for a family/child dealing with loss or trauma. Below are some ideas of gifts you can purchase to let them know you are thinking about them.
(Many of these are gifts the founders' kids received
and they are all still relevant and memorable.)
Worry Eaters - stuffed animals that "eat" your worries and open up conversation about them
Fabric Photo Album - put photos of siblings so kids can have easy access to them
Personalized Picture Memory Album - fill-in-the-blank "favorites" for siblings to fill out to remember and cherish (this an be done through Shutterfly or any custom photo album source)
Memorial Plaque - dedicate a plaque at a place the kids frequent so they can be reminded of their sibling when they go
Molly Bear - order a bear that is the weight of their special sibling so they can be comforted by their weight. Molly Bears may only be ordered by the parents. To gift a weighted bear, visit this Etsy shop or others like it. If a loved one outweighs the capacity of a bear, a weighted blanket or a weighted pillow is another option.
Memory Bear - order a bear made out of an outfit their sibling once wore (hint: you can repurchase an outfit so the parent doesn't have to part with their child's clothing or use a blanket instead of an outfit)
Daddy Dolls - custom print dolls of your loved one with voice recording so every time they hug the doll, they hear their loved one's voice
Clothed Stuffy - clothe a stuffy in their sibling's old clothes (hint: you can use newborn or 3 month clothing if you don't want to shrink/cut an outfit)
Memory Pillow - Create a pillow out of a favorite shirt or clothing article. Patches and other items sold also for more immediate shipping.
Memory Jar - a place to store handwritten memories
Koa's Hands - Families can refer another to Koa's Hands, which makes hand molds of the parent(s) holding their child (under 18 years old) for the newly bereaved.
Sharing Solace - an angel mama's shop with bereavement gifts, personalized gifts, token tree and more
Owlet Sleep Sock - The Knox Blocks Foundation will provide 2 Owlet socks to families in need when you donate $300 to purchase your own Owlet sock either for your child or as a gift for someone else's child.
Cradling Memories - providing perinatal families anticipating a Iimited life or experiencing a loss with resources to make a lifetime of memories. Care packages and other resources available.