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30 Creative Funeral Keepsakes and Mementos

The loss of a loved one can be challenging to process. For some it can take several months or even years. However, for many people, funerals can be  a time to find peace with the loss, say goodbye, give condolences and share special memories. Adding the touch of a special gift can help turn a difficult and somber memorial service into a celebration of life for the person who passed away.

Some find that giving out small, personalized memorial gifts and sympathy gifts in loving memory of the deceased is a way to pay tribute. Giving memorial keepsakes to those who attend the service can help the healing process to begin. This can be a way of  thanking those close friends and family members who supported and attended the funeral service, we also have multiple ideas for services.

If you recently lost someone, you might also consider providing a keepsake, funeral favor or funeral gift to those who come to join you in paying their respects. If so, here are some gift ideas to choose from. 

Here are 30 ideas for funeral keepsakes and mementos to honor the life of your loved one.

Food and Drink Related

If you’re looking for a memento that’s meaningful and delicious, this is the way to go. These food and drink-related ideas are a fantastic way to remember a loved one who enjoyed being in the kitchen, all things tea, was coffee-dependent, or a drink connoisseur. This list even includes a unique idea to honor someone who had catchy sayings or words of wisdom to share.

  • 1. A fortune cookie with a custom message inside
  • 2. Gift Box with Favorite recipe cards
  • 3. Tea Bag Keepsake Box
  • 5. Custom shot glass or wine glass

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Nature Inspired

Did your loved one enjoy being outside? If so, consider a nature-inspired keepsake gift  to share with guests. Since plants can represent life, many people choose to plant a rose or other symbolic flowers to remember someone who passed away. Here are a few ways to give guests a keepsake that inspires new life.

  • 6. Forget-me-not seed packets
  • 7. Memorial Stone or Garden Stone
  • 8. Seed Paper Hearts
  • 9. Wind Chimes

Truly Symbolic

If you prefer a gift with a more profound message, try one of these ideas. These unique personalized gifts should embody your loved one’s character. You can add a personal message to each of these to create a heartfelt memorial keepsake your family and friends will cherish.

  • 10. Personalized Candle Holder
  • 11. Picture Frame or Memorial Frame
  • 12. Affirmation stones
  • 13. Angel Wings Pocket Charm
  • 14. Memorial Blankets
  • 15. Customized crossword puzzle

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If you are thinking of providing attendants with something they can wear, there are many beautiful ideas to choose from. The following are trendy wearable items that you can customize as you wish.

  • 16. Custom buttons
  • 17. Wrist bands
  • 18. Photo Frame Keyring 
  • 19. Key chains
  • 20. Personalized ribbon

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Reusable Mementos

something they can use and look back on continuously through the years. Check out these failproof options for remembrance.

Which Keepsake or Memento Will You Use to Commemorate Your Loved One?

This list includes 30 of the hundreds of ideas out there to choose from. If you are unsure of which keepsake is fitting to pay tribute to your loved one, try seeking input from family and friends. Also if you want to be sure that everyone receives a keepsake then make sure to place them somewhere conspicuous, like near the guest book. 

In addition, our services are geared toward relieving some of the burdens of this stressful time. We understand that planning a funeral can be an emotional journey. So, if you need assistance selecting appropriate funeral keepsakes and mementos, we are here for you. Contact us to learn more about our affordable products.