The Best Gift For Someone Who Has Lost A Loved One

Father wearing gray shirt and shorts and son in checkered shirt and pants planting tree under sun.

Giving somebody a gift after they’ve lost a loved one can be an excellent way to show you’re thinking of them during this challenging time, however, there can be particularly treacherous waters to navigate while doing so. Not everybody appreciates materialistic gifts during a time of grieving; it can make it more difficult to move on. Nobody wants to forget about lost loved ones, and everyone copes with these losses in their own way. Sometimes, actual physical gifts can have a negative impact. We have been told many times that while flowers can be nice, they die within a few days and when it is time to discard them, it brings back to mind the loss one more time. The Gifted Tree was created to help give gifting options that will soothe the souls of those who have lost a loved one while making a lasting memory in honor of the individual who passed on.  

Help the Grieving Cope Over Time

Holding hands in compassionate gestureThe Gifted Tree provides a unique, memorable way for the person that lost somebody to know there is an actual living piece of the earth that will last for hundreds of years in the memory of the one they’ve lost. Many times, religious or not, those who lose somebody struggle with the loss because of the finality of death; realizing a loved one is no longer around to provide love, companionship and sage advice is a difficult concept to grasp. Time and time again, The Gifted Tree has given grieving families a bit of respite to know that the one they lost has been remembered and will symbolically live on for generations to come.  Everlasting Memorial Gift Trees are often the most thoughtful gifts because they assist with grieving.

Make a Difference in More than One Way

It’s no secret that we’ve been cutting down trees faster than the earth grows them. It’s an unsustainable, parasitic act, and we must stop before it’s too late. While you can help honor somebody who is no longer with us and assist through the grieving process by planting a memorial tree, you are simultaneously making a difference and giving the earth a gift, too. Humans cut down 15 billion trees annually, a number which continues to climb every year. The Gifted Tree is an inexpensive way to use a loss to the world’s benefit. Help fight global warming and save dozens of endangered species by planting a tree in memory of a loved one.

Pet Loss Trees

Man and dog on pier on mountain lake

Please remember that lost loved ones aren’t always human family members and friends. Losing a pet can often be just as difficult for many – especially if the pet has been a part of the family for many years.  As Winnie the Pooh said, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Pet Loss Trees come with several unique and memorable tribute certificate options to be displayed in the family’s home that lost a pet. Perhaps as you go through the ordering process, consider having the tree planted in a location that best suits the pet’s ancestry. The Gifted Tree has 70+ tree planting locations in the United States National Forest and in many countries around the world. The actual forest or country will be listed on the tree planting certificate.


Should you want to contact a representative to ask questions, or place an order, speak to a live person, toll-free, by calling  800-984-2101 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9-4, Eastern time zone. Orders can be placed 24/7 online through The Gifted Tree website. Be remembered for giving the best, most thoughtful gift when your friends lose a loved one, by giving the gift of life as a memorial to those who are gone.