Honor the loss of a beloved pet with one of these thoughtful pet memorial gift ideas that will help pet owners remember their special furry friend for many years to come.
A pet is a constant companion, an important part of our family — and our everyday lives — that gives us unconditional love and joy. We grow so attached to our furry, four-legged friends that when one dies, we can have a hard time letting it go.
Some people may feel very sad, and even lonely, after experiencing the loss of a beloved pet, whereas others go through periods of intense grief and overwhelming sorrow. If you know someone who has recently lost a pet, try to be understanding of their deep emotions during this difficult time. Let them know you’re there to listen and offer comfort, and help them in any way you can.
You can also honor their pet with a sympathy card or one of these thoughtful pet memorial gift ideas that will help them remember their special friend for years to come. Here are six ideas for unique gifts for someone who has lost a pet.
Pet memorial garden stone
A lasting and beautiful way to commemorate a beloved pet is through a pet memorial garden stone or plaque. You can have the pet’s name, memorial dates, and other custom details inscribed so that your gift is more special and meaningful. You can even include a photo.
The memorial stone can be displayed in a memorial garden outside or on a table or bookshelf inside. It’s a beautiful way to create a place where you can go and “visit” the beloved pet in spirit.
Pet memorial ornament
Give them a way to honor their deceased pets each year at Christmas with a pet memorial ornament, personalized with their beloved pet’s name or photo. Remembering dearly departed loved ones during the holidays with ornaments hanging on the tree can become a lovely tradition.
Personalized pet urn
A personalized urn makes a thoughtful gift, especially if you know the pet owner has decided to cremate the cherished pet. The customized urn creates a one-of-a-kind keepsake that any pet owner will hold dear. Most customized pet urns allow you to include the pet’s name, memorial years, and other details, such as a photo or meaningful quote like “You were my favorite hello, and my hardest goodbye.”
Doubtless, it’s difficult for any pet owner to choose and personalize an urn for their precious pets, so creating one as a gift is incredibly thoughtful and considerate.
Pet memorial picture frame
A custom picture frame will let them display their favorite photo of their pet so they can remember their loving companion every day. Choose from many different picture frame styles, shapes, and sizes, including classic natural wood frames engraved with the pet’s name as well as modern photo cubes that display multiple photos.
Pet memorial jewelry & keychains
Another unique way to honor the loss of a pet is with personalized jewelry that pet owners can keep with them wherever they go. These small reminders go a long way toward helping them keep their favorite pets in their memory.
Memorial keychains are another thoughtful sympathy gift option, offering an elegant yet simple way for any pet owner to hold on to the memory of their lost pet.
Many of these options also include heartfelt inscriptions, quotes, and sayings, such as “You left paw prints on my heart” or “You will always be in my heart.”
Photo coffee mug
For a practical and thoughtful gift, customize a coffee mug with their pet’s photo and name. This simple gesture will touch any pet lover’s heart and be a beautiful reminder of their favorite pet each morning.
Include their favorite coffee, tea, or hot cocoa mix, or some homemade or store-bought treats to complete your unique memorial gift that’s perfect for a dear friend or family member.