18 Pet Sympathy Gifts That Show You Care (Purrfect Ideas for Every Budget)

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These pet sympathy gifts may help with the grieving process for your loved ones.

hands holding leather dog keychain on dog picture frame

Losing a pet is never easy. A member of the family is no longer there and it can be downright heartbreaking. According to Psychcentral, the levels of grief we feel for our pets can match that of our human companions. Many of us at Hip2Save have experienced this grief and our hearts go out to anyone who is suffering. We know that those grieving their beloved pet can benefit from support.

Sending bereavement gifts helps a loved one to know that you recognize and care about their pain. Whether you are shopping for someone else or shopping for yourself, this list of condolence gifts may be helpful. 💛

Send your condolences with these 18 pet sympathy gifts:

1. Wind chimes make a thoughtful gift for those experiencing loss.

pet sympathy wind chimes

ASTARIN Pet Memorial Wind Chime $20.79 (regularly $25.99+)
Clip the 10% off digital coupon
Final cost as low as $18.71 shipped!

The absence of footsteps can be very hard on families who have lost a pet. Help them fill the silence with a new sound. These pretty wind chimes are a lovely way to honor a beloved animal. They measure 30 inches from hook to base and are appropriate for outdoor or indoor use. For an extra charge, you can get a personalized variation.

2. Food baskets are one of the most popular bereavement gifts.

stock photo of food basket with various sweet items inside

Harry & David Sending Hugs Sweets Gift Basket $79.99
Use code DADFS for FREE Shipping ($21.99 savings)
Final cost $79.99 shipped!

Those grieving often don’t feel like cooking. Make a homemade dish for your loved one or order a thoughtful gift basket. Harry & David get rave reviews for quality and presentation. Send sweets with the basket above or go for a savory basket, like this Thinking of You sympathy box.

3. Frame a small pet collar in a picture frame.

pearhead pet collar frame pet sympathy gifts

Pearhead Dog Collar Frame, 3 x 4.5 in – $16.95

Shipping is $4.95.

A pet’s collar is often saved, so help a loved one preserve this cherished item with this special picture frame. This affordable collar box is best for small, thin collars. Medium and larger-sized collars may not fit properly.

For other great picture frame options, visit The Pet Memory Shop which has an extensive array of pet sympathy gifts.

4. A personalized garden stone is one of the best pet sympathy gifts.

memorial garden stone for pet

A personalized garden stone makes a thoughtful condolence gift. It’s appropriate to honor any type of pet, whether you are remembering a dog, cat, horse, or even a turtle. This engraved stone by Pekiban will stand the test of time. It’s made of REAL river rock and just like a pet, each stone is one-of-a-kind! Just keep in mind this thoughtful personalized gift takes about 3-4 weeks to ship.

For a budget option, you can buy a faux stone that is made of polyresin and sand material. This Pawprints on My Heart plaque is absolutely beautiful and under $40! You can customize the font and color, too.

5. Send a pet sympathy gift box.

gift box with paper confetti sympathy dog card and succulent plant

Dog Memorial Gift Box – $20.98 shipped (regularly $32.27) 

This sympathy box gift set is highly rated and ships free on Etsy. It comes with a thoughtful “best friends are never forgotten” card, a succulent, candle, and matches. Plus, they offer many add-ons such as a compass necklace, memorial keychains, lip balms, chocolates, and more.

6. Cremation jewelry from Spirit Pieces will keep their pet close.

various silver and gold minimalist cremation bracelets on black velvet stand

Spirit Pieces Cremation Jewelry – starting at $39+ shipped

Memorialize a loved one through art at Spirit Pieces. This company has thousands of glowing reviews! Choose from an impressive collection of unique cremation jewelry – earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. You can choose something as minimalist as these dainty bracelets or opt for something truly unique! Each piece is sure to be something a pet parent will treasure forever. In addition to jewelry, Spirit Pieces makes statues, suncatchers, paperweights, and more. They are a top shop to visit for pet sympathy gifts!

7. Light a candle in a pet’s honor.

hand holding dog memorial sympathy candle

Dog Memorial Sympathy Candle $17.99
Clip the 15% OFF digital coupon
Final cost $15.29!

Lighting a candle gives the sense that someone is actively doing something to honor their pet. This elegant candle holder makes a wonderful pet sympathy gift.  Since the votive comes in its own glass container, this candle holder can be used again and again.

8. Honor a bird or other pet with a personalized bird feeder

personalized bird feeder pet bereavement gifts

Pets give us so much love. Give back in their honor with a personalized cedar wood bird feeder. This design is perfect for someone grieving a bird. If they are grieving a dog or cat, Urns Northwest makes a paw print design too!

9.  A custom pet painting will be a cherished gift.

Man holding a portrait of his dog from paint your life pet portraits

Paint Your Life Custom Pet Portrait 8 X 10″ Oil Painting $199.99

  • Plus, spin the wheel on their site to reveal your unique discount savings at checkout!

Custom paintings are the cream of the crop of pet bereavement gifts. When you use Paint Your Life, a professional artist of your choice will create your pet’s portrait using the technique and style you wish. Simply upload the photo that you would like painted or drawn and the artist will provide a mockup for you to approve.

Only 10% is due at the time of purchase AND they offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

Our Hip sidekick, Lina, shared her family’s Paint Your Life custom painting and you’ve got to see the stunning result!

10.  Honor a lost pet with a personalized ornament.

glass teardrop shaped personalized personalized dog memorial ornament

Engraved Pet Memorial Teardrop Ornament $17.99
Use code GIFTS30 for 30% off
Shipping is $9.49
Final cost $22.08 shipped!

This stunning etched ornament is a lovely way to honor a cherished pet. It can be hung year-round – not just during the holidays. Add a gift box for just $4.99 to make it extra special.

11. Gift a photo album for their memories.

custom wooden photo album with yuuki dog memorial on front

Custom Pet Memorial Wooden Photo Album – $27.60+ shipped (regularly $46) 

Help your loved one remember their pet with a custom wood album for pictures. This thoughtful gift is so meaningful with the beautifully etched cover and comes with 30 blank pages to fill with their favorite memories. This same Etsy shop offers many other album sizes and up to 50 pages if you want to spend a little more.

12. Plants and plant holders are terrific pet condolence gifts.

capti dog memorial plant holder condolence gift

Capti Paw Print Plant Holder Dog Memorial Gift  – $28.99 (regularly $34.99)

Plants and plant holders make excellent bereavement gifts. Your loved one will think of their pet as they look at their plant.  Capti makes a modern-looking plant holder with a paw print on the front and a poem engraved on the back.  It comes in black or silver and it includes a stake that can hold a pet tag or picture.

13. Books can also help with the grieving process, especially for younger ones.

fairy dog heaven book on pet loss for kids

Some people feel confused, anxious, or very sad while grieving. Reading a book might bring your loved one some comfort and help them not feel alone.

Help young kids to understand loss with a book like Fairy Dog Heaven by Patrice Fischer and Marcus Cutler, while adults might enjoy a workbook-style book like And I Love You Still… A Thoughtful Guide and Remembrance Journal for Healing the Loss of a Pet by Julieanne Corbin, Ph.D.

14.  Provide your loved one with a shadow box or memory box.

pet shadow memorial box pet sympathy gift

TJ Moree Pet Memorial Shadow Box – $46.99
Clip the 20% off digital coupon
Final cost $37.59 shipped!

Making a shadowbox may be helpful when grieving. This wooden one from TJ Moree is 4 inches deep and includes a drawer for storing sentimental items. It can be hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf.

If you would like a box to store pictures or a collar, a personalized wooden keepsake box makes a nice gift.

Hip Tip:  Michael’s sells plain shadow boxes for a reasonable price if you want to DIY your own shadow box gift.

15.  A pretty Willow Tree figurine will commemorate their bond.

Willow Tree Angel and Cat Figurine Pet Bereavement Gifts

Whether the loss is of a dog, cat, or horse, Willow Tree has an appropriate gift for you to give. These popular figurines are expertly crafted and hand-painted by artist Susan Lordi. They are known for their high quality and ability to comfort those grieving.

Shop all bereavement Willow Tree products from their Amazon shop.

Here’s what one customer had to say about Willow Tree products:

“This angel holding a dog represents what I hope she’s doing right now, playing with the angels. It brings a lot of peace to me looking at this piece, and it’s not too big where it takes away from the urn.” – Jana

16.  This picture frame with a poem speaks to the heart.

pawprints picture frame on amazon

Since they aren’t there in physical form, it can help to see pictures of a pet that has passed. This special picture frame includes a poem on one side and a place for a picture on the other. It makes a meaningful gift for those grieving.

17.  Remember a pet’s light with a stained glass suncatcher.

stained glass cat

HAOSUM Cat On Moon Window Hanging $9.99 (regularly $39.99)

Furbabies bring so much light to their families. A suncatcher is a useful and pretty way to honor a beloved animal. This cat and moon suncatcher is perfect for cat lovers and comes in a few different colors.

For other animals, try a rainbow bridge design instead. We found a rainbow suncatcher from GlassbyDebby that can even be personalized!

18. Get a stuffed clone of your beloved pet.

large brown horse eating grass with identical plush horse on ground next to it

Original Plush Cuddle Clone $200 (regularly $349.99)
Use code LOVEMYPET for $50 OFF
Standard shipping is $22.50
Final cost $172.50 shipped

Cuddle Clone offers custom orders of any pet from a horse, cat, lizard, bird, and more! When you order, you’ll answer very specific prompts such as which way your pup’s ears fall to how long or short their tail is, and upload multiple photos so you can ensure you’ll get an identical plush lookalike.

For an additional cost, you can even add other things like a personalized bandana or a zipper pouch to keep other treasures close. Cuddle Clones can be sent as quickly as 2 weeks, but standard processing and shipping is about 8 weeks. Whether you’re shopping for a kiddo or a grown adult, this plush is sure to be therapeutic.

Not sold on a plush? Cuddle Clones offers a huge variety of custom gift ideas from pajamas, bobbleheads, mugs, golf accessories, and more.

Dog playing with a Multipet dog toy

Keep in mind, that you don’t need to spend a fortune to let someone know how much you care. Never underestimate the power of a handwritten note and a good hug. This simple gesture will mean a lot to anyone grieving the loss of a pet.

As another idea, we’ve heard from many pet owners, that receiving a monetary donation to an animal shelter was something they’ll never forget.

Regardless of the gift you choose, we’re sending hugs and love to all of those who have lost a pet. 🤍

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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 11

  1. Me

    I had an ornament and refrigerator magnet with the years/pic made on Shutterfly, and a pet memorial statue with wings to put in the house by the fireplace where his bed was. These are all great ideas and gifts as my parents’ pup is not long for this world. She is very old.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing your sweet idea! 🥰

  2. Sara

    Such a great post! I have friends that are super close to their animals and I’m not an animal lover at all. This really helped give me some ideas to show I care abont them and their loss. Thanks for posting!!!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Sara! So glad it was helpful! 💕

  3. CJ

    I’m not a pet person so I have no idea, but two sets of my grandkids lost their family dogs within weeks of each other and I wanted to send the kids something as well as my daughter in law as it was her dog since high school. For the kids, I sent them each a stuffed animal of a dog that looked like their pet so they could snuggle when they missed their dog. For my daughter in law, I gave her a pet memorial plaque with clips below it to clip pictures on (got it on Amazon) https://a.co/19bfbMc

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing, CJ! So sorry about your grandkids’ dogs. Sounds like you gave them some comforting gifts! 🥰

  4. Me

    Just so you know (and for some people this might sound crazy), there is a site that my cousin used to make a stuffed animal replica of the cat she lost. I think it was MyPetsies or something like that. It is not cheap, but for some people that might be of comfort. I think it is interesting….you can get pillows with your pet’s picture, etc. Also, there are a couple of websites that supposedly use your pet’s ashes to make into a man made stone for jewelry. It is REALLY expensive in my opinion and since there is no way you can prove that your pet’s ashes are the ones used in the gem, I personally wouldn’t use the service….but I thought that was also an interesting concept…..

    • Alli (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for those suggestions, Me! ❤️

  5. Mel
    • Alli (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry to hear about your dog, Mel — thank you so much for sharing these sweet ideas with us 💕

  6. Theresa R.

    Always an animal advocate, I feel that a donation to your favorite animal rescue in memory of your beloved companion is the perfect gift.

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