Loss is a difficult thing to deal with and it can be hard to know what to do. When a friend, family member, or even an acquaintance loses a cat, sometimes a small gesture goes a long way in helping them heal. Every person finds comfort in different types of things. Maybe they are the type of person who wants something very subtle, or perhaps they want to go to great lengths to create a memorial. Thoughtful cat memorial gifts can offer condolences to someone who recently suffered the loss of a feline friend. Keep reading for our suggestions of sympathy gift ideas that might bring a smile despite the difficulty of loss.
Those who have lost their precious feline can recreate their most treasured photo while attending a virtual painting class. There may be something quite therapeutic in crafting a portrait of their pet, and at the end, they will have a keepsake that they created themselves! The recipient will get an entire kit with elegant watercolors and a canvas. For 90 minutes, an instructor will guide them through the process of transferring a favorite photo into a meaningful work of art that the family can appreciate forever. This one will probably belong above the fireplace.
Jewelry is an elegant gift for anyone who has recently experienced a loss. It’s something they can use and keep close to their heart during the healing process and far beyond. This cuddling cat jewel pendant is a very pretty and comforting feline presentation. This beautiful and subtle necklace combines one bronze and one sterling silver cat. The use of two different metals creates a beautiful contrast, and a thin and non-distracting chain serves as the anchor of the piece.
A super cuddly blanket can be a great stand-in for those who feel the need to snuggle after losing their pet. Not only is this blanket made from 100% super soft and durable cotton, but it also features one black and one white cat silhouette. The picture is absolutely precious while remaining neutral with basic colors. Fringe edges add a rugged and lovely look to the blanket, so it will look great hanging on your couch or just laying casually over the bed.
A garden is a phenomenal way to celebrate life, and this pet memory flower garden kit is a thoughtful and meaningful gift to present to the cat parent. A combination of seeds and premixed soil come in the kit, and a mixture can be made so that the shaped cutters can help create plantable pods. In the description of the product, it is suggested that even a pet’s cremated remains can be added to the mixture if that would bring more comfort. Partridge pea, blanket flower, and crimson clover will bring a wave of color to their yard every spring and will be a cheerful way to remember.
Stunning and peaceful, this angelic sleeping cat would be the perfect addition to a memorial garden. However, the beautiful resin piece could look special besides a fireplace or in the corner of a bedroom. This cat’s details, from the 3-D fur patterns to the sweet little face, make this a truly versatile gift for those who have lost their fur baby. Its construction is solid and would be something that will last for years to come.
The poem that comes within this frame can be a comforting thing for pet owners to read after their loss. It’s a constant reminder of the love that will always be there between them and their sweet fluffy baby. A name tag hangs beside the window, and the cat’s picture can be placed on the other side. The double-sided frame is elegantly surrounded by a black border, which is neutral and fits with virtually any home style. You could go ahead and find a beloved picture of them on Facebook and have it printed and placed within before gifting it.
If you’ve never seen these beautifully carved figurines, they are a phenomenal memorial gift, that features so many different relationships and scenarios, including those we have with our precious pets. This particular carved figurine is of a delicate angel, with detailed wings, cradling a sweet feline. The beautifully presenting gift is ideal as a centerpiece to a care package/basket, full of comforting foods and treats, or as a gift all on its own. This will likely be something they will have sitting on their mantle, bookshelf or desk for the rest of time.
This cuff-style bracelet is versatile and can be a great gift for anyone. A basic yet meaningful phrase on the interior reminds cat owners that their fur baby will always be in their hearts. The surgical-grade stainless steel material is meant to last a lifetime while being hypoallergenic and visually beautiful. The color should not ever turn, so it’s something that will most likely last forever. A pet’s name can be engraved into the side, adding yet another touch of thoughtfulness to the gift.
Sometimes we just need to put our arms around something after losing a furry one. These plush silhouette cat cushions are ideal reminders and comfortable to cuddle. They come in colors gray, black, or cream. Made of cotton, they are super soft and can serve as a decorative pillow or something that someone can keep in the bed with them. Choose from one of the options, or buy all three colors. The more, the better, in our opinion! You could also opt to buy one of these cuddly kitties for everyone in the grieving family.
Lighting a candle is a wonderful way to honor the memory of a beloved pet. This particular option has a cheerful and comforting design, and the jar can be reused after the candle finishes the 70-hour or so burning period. The jar can serve as a keepsake container, or it can be used to place artificial flowers within for various seasons. One hundred percent soy wax and a cotton wick make for a clean-burning product, and the scent of citrus, honey, and vanilla is meant to be comforting and calming.
Once a cat mom, always a cat mom! In perfectly pink hues, the phrase is paired with a cartoon cat face silhouette, and can be a happy reminder of the time your friend had with their feline friend. Made of 100% ceramic stoneware, this cup is made to last. After having their morning cup of coffee, it can be tossed in the dishwasher. Or, it can be used throughout the day, for reheating cups of herbal tea, as it is also microwave safe.
Life should be cherished when there is a loss, so rather than mourning for an extended amount of time, a cheerful gift can be something that brings a little bit of light into the situation. A fine art piece to add to the home can be a colorful and uplifting remembrance gesture. This cat, made of colorful pastries and breakfast goodies, might be just the thing that grieving ones need. Cinnamon rolls, tea cookies, and floral dishes come together to create a content-looking kitty within this fun canvas. They can place it in their kitchen, within the coffee nook, to commemorate all the snuggly coffee mornings spent together. This can be a great option for those not really on board with the traditional memorial.
Christmas can be a particularly sensitive time for folks spending the holidays without their pet for the first year. When putting up the Christmas tree, they likely will find comfort in hanging an ornament that features a picture of their late kitty. While Amazon and various other websites such as Walmart offer pet memorial ornaments, this particular one is elegant and will shimmer beautifully against the Christmas lights. A bright red gifting bag comes with the ornament.
And depending on the situation, you can gift that grieving person in your life with a precious new addition from a local shelter. Reach out to a shelter near you and pre-pay any adoption fees in advance. Then gift your friend a card, letting them know that a four-legged friend awaits to be chosen by them when they feel the time is right. You can donate in the pet or owner’s name if this feels wrong.