What to Write… Heartfelt Sympathy Gift Messages

Losing a loved one is always difficult and watching someone you care about go through it is sometimes just as hard as going through it yourself. This is also a time when you want to buy a sympathy gift.

Finding the right personalized sympathy gift is the easy part, but how do you know what to write? Heartfelt sympathy gift messages and even condolence messages are tough, but here are a few ideas to help you find the words you need to say.

Loss of a Parent:

  • No matter how old you get, it’s never easy losing a parent. I’m praying for you and your family as you grieve this loss.
  • I knew your [mother/father] so well, they felt like a second [mom/dad] to me. No one will ever be able to replace them. Just know that I’m here for you now and always.
  • Your [mother/father] was such an incredible person and [she/he] will be greatly missed. It was more than an honor to have known [her/him].
  • Never let go of the precious memories of your [mother/father]. Those fond memories are what will get you through this difficult time.
  • I know there are no words to ease the pain that you feel with this loss, but I want you to know I’m here for you and praying for you and your family.
  • Your [mom/dad] will always be remembered as an amazing person who we all loved. Praying that you can find peace and comfort during this difficult time of grieving.

Loss of a Friend:

  • No one will ever be able to replace [friend’s name]. Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to you during this difficult time.
  • Please know that your friends and family are here for you. I’m so sorry for your loss and know that you are in my prayers.
  • [Friend’s name] was a lovely person who brought joy to everyone’s lives. They will be missed so much, but they were loved by so many.
  • Words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss. I wish you nothing but peace, comfort, and blessings during this time.
  • Losing a friend is never easy, but remember the good times. They are always important. I’m sending my love to you and praying you find comfort.

Loss of a Child:

  • There are no words that can match this unbelievable loss. You and your family are in all of my thoughts and prayers during this time of grieving.
  • My heart aches so much for you and your family. Prayers be with you and may all the love in the world sustain you.
  • Nothing can ever compare to the amazing bond that you shared with your [son/daughter]. You have my deepest condolences and all of my prayers.
  • My heart truly hurts at the thought of what you and your family are going through right now and I am so sorry for your loss. Your [son/daughter] was a wonderful joy in my life and so many others. Sending you all my love and support.
  • Your [son/daughter] was such a positive light in this world and they will truly be missed. Praying your family finds comfort and peace.

Loss of a Pet:

  • Pets are considered our absolutely best friends and losing them is nothing short of difficult. Sending you all the love as your grieve this loss.
  • Your pet is just like family and I know how much it hurts to lose them. I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and my thoughts.
  • You gave your pet the happiest life they could ever as for and I know how much they loved you for it. My heart hurts for you with this loss, but know that you are in my thoughts.
  • Our pets are little blessings in our lives and give us unconditional joy. I hope the fond memories of [pet’s name] bring your peace during this time.
  • It’s always so hard to say goodbye to such a sweet and loyal companion like [pet’s name]. My thoughts are with you.
  • Sending my deepest sympathies for the loss of [pet’s name]. May you find comfort and peace in the sweet memories you shared.

General Sympathy and Condolence Messages:

  • Sending you unending support and love during this time. May you find peace and comfort.
  • Thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
  • I’m going to miss [name] so much. I’m so sorry for your loss.
  • I know that you are going through a difficult time, but remember how much you are loved.
  • Please accept [my/our] deepest sympathies for your loss. I pray you find peace, comfort, and healing during this difficult time.
  • Praying you find peace and comfort during this time.
  • Sending you love and wishing for peace and comfort to fill your heart during your time of grieving.
  • My heart goes out to you and your family. I’m so sorry for the loss you have experienced and praying you find peace.
  • You and your family are in my prayers, as well as my thoughts, as you go through this difficult time.
  • This is an unbelievable loss and my heart aches for you and your family right now. [She/He] will be missed dearly.
  • I just want you to know that I love you and I’m here for you. I’m incredibly sorry to hear of your loss.

When you seem like you are having trouble with what to write, let these words give you inspiration for your heartfelt sympathy gift messages and more.