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With the holiday season comes the pressure to pick the perfect gift. When it comes to selecting a treat for your grieving friend or family member, that pressure can feel particularly pronounced. Something you may have gifted in years past (like glittery snowflake pajamas!) may feel trite in the midst of their loss. But forgoing a present altogether can make your friend or family member feel as if you’ve forgotten their loss entirely—and at a very difficult time of year for most grievers.
If you’re feeling stuck for ideas, consider gifting the griever in your life one of the following subscriptions, so they feel your support and comfort all year round. And of course, when in doubt, always defer to your grieving person for guidance on what they’d like to receive. Simply asking, “I’d like to gift you _____ for the holidays. Would that be okay with you?” is a wonderful way to allow your friend or family member to opt in to receiving your support.
Text Support from Grief Coach
Nothing could be easier than getting grief support right to your phone. For less than the price of one therapy session, you can gift customized grief texts to your grieving person through Grief Coach. Texts are created by grief experts and authors who’ve “walked the road before” and have a solid understanding of what truly helps a grieving heart.
When you gift a subscription, your griever gets a text inviting them to tailor their messages with the name of their loved one who died, their relationship to their loved one (parent, child, sibling, friend, spouse, etc.), and important griefiversaries like birthdays, anniversaries, and death days. Your grieving person can also select up to four supporters (including you, if they choose!) to receive texts that feature tips and tools for supporting someone after the death of a loved one. Texts are delivered two to three times per week.