Thoughtful and Sweet Sympathy Gift Ideas

Comforting a loved one during a time of loss is no simple task. However, there are ways to show support during a time of need. Sympathy gift ideas like a comforting meal or beautiful flowers can bring a smile during a hard time. Here’s out list of sympathy gift ideas to help you show your loved ones they’re in your thoughts.

Deluxe Sympathy Gift Box

Sympathy Gift BoxThis elegant Sympathy Gift Box contains a thoughtful collection of gourmet foods, each carefully selected from beloved favorites. Included are our juicy, handpicked Royal Riviera Pears®, sweet raspberry galettes, sea salt and olive oil water crackers, white cheddar cheese, and more. This gift also comes with a touching printed sympathy statement letting your recipient know they are in your thoughts.

Grand Sympathy Gift Basket

Grand Sympathy Gift Basket
A gift of heartwarming gourmet food can be a big comfort during a difficult time. This Sympathy Gift Basket includes something for everyone, like our exceptional Royal Riviera Pears, rich baklava from our bakery, and delectable smoked salmon. Tucked into the reusable, whitewashed seagrass basket, there are plenty of delights to set out for a buffet, from nuts to artisan cheeses. The gift includes a thoughtful “With Sympathy” tag.

“Here For You” Gift Basket

Here for You Gift Basket sympathy gift
Show your support for a friend in need with a thoughtful delivery of gourmet goodies. This “Here For You” Gift is packed with chocolate-covered cherries, raspberry galettes, baklava, Moose Munch® Premium Popcorn, and more. The wooden basket features a reusable chalkboard front bearing the message “Here for You.”

Deluxe Comforting Sympathy Meal

Sympathy Meal
Send a thoughtful gourmet dinner that helps make any tough time a little easier to manage. This Gourmet Sympathy Meal includes premium spiral-sliced, honey-glazed ham, and Gruyere cheese garlic mashed potatoes. Plus, it comes with creamy spring peas with bacon, and a frittata made with artichoke, mushroom, and bacon. For dessert, they’ll enjoy our signature New York-style cheesecake. Everything arrives ready to heat and serve.

Chicken Pot Pie Duo

Chicken Pot Pies Meal for sympathy gift idea
Send a delicious prepared meal with two Chicken Pot Pies. This classic is filled with tender white meat chicken, sautéed onions, carrots, peas, celery, chunks of potato and the perfect blend of herbs and spices. This is one of our favorite meals, made the traditional way with flaky, buttery, hand-crimped crust and hearty, home-style filling. Send true comfort food to ease a difficult time.

Gourmet Pork Roast Meal

Pork Roast Meal
Send your condolences with a gourmet spread. This Gourmet Pork Roast Meal starts off with a savory assortment of wild mushroom tarts, spanakopita, and three-cheese arancini appetizers. It’s then followed by a five-bone pork roast with two irresistible sides––sun dried tomato truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and creamy snap peas with bacon. The finishing touch to this impressive sympathy meal is an assortment of cheesecake cupcakes made right here in our own Harry & David bakery.

White Lily Bouquet

sympathy flowers gift, White Lily Bouquet
Flowers are always an appropriate and welcomed sympathy gift idea, and a great way to show how much you care. A half dozen white Oriental lily stems are displayed among bells of Ireland and aromatic baby eucalyptus. Each lily stem produces three to five magnificent blossoms. This sympathy bouquet arrives in a graceful, reusable glass vase.

Our series Staying Connected features the many ways you can keep in touch with loved ones from afar. From stories highlighting generosity to tips on staying connected, we’ll bring you expert advice, inspiration, and ideas to help you maintain contact with the people who matter most. 


Micaela May is the Social Media Manager for Harry & David and loves getting to share her passion for cooking with our fans. She is a Southern Oregon local who grew up playing on her grandma's farm, which just so happened to border a Harry & David pear orchard. When she's not at work, Micaela loves going for runs in the beautiful Rogue Valley with her golden retriever, Winston.

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