The holidays are not the most wonderful time of year for parents who have experienced pregnancy, infant, and child loss. They are grieving and keenly aware of who is missing from each and every event around the holidays. They desperately want to make sure their baby isn’t forgotten. Show your love and support to bereaved parents with these meaningful holiday gifts. And don’t forget the partner. They need support and recognition as well.

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Memorial Keepsakes

1. Custom Family Memorial Statue for Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss

Custom Family Memorial Statue for Pregnancy, Infant and Child Loss

Photo Credit: The Midnight Orange

These fully customizable memorial family statues from The Midnight Orange are absolutely stunning and make such a meaningful gift for loss parents. Give them a representation of their whole family, and they will treasure this gift for a lifetime.

2. Willow Tree Lots of Love, Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure

Willow Tree Lots of Love, Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure

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This sweet Angel Tree figurine represents the love that loss parents continue to feel for their children gone too soon. Let them know you are thinking of them and remembering their baby this holiday season with this lovely gift.

3. “Carried for a Moment Loved for a Lifetime” Pregnancy Loss Keepsake

Carried for a moment, loved for a lifetime pregnancy loss keepsake

Photo Credit: Dawley Mama Co

This “carried for a moment, loved for a lifetime” keepsake can be fully customized and can include multiple babies, as shown in the picture. What a sweet gift to let parents know that you see their parenthood.

4. Angel Baby Gift Box

Angel Baby Memorial Gift Box

Photo Credit: Laurelbox

This beautiful Angel Baby gift box from Laurelbox is a meaningful holiday gift for bereaved parents. It includes a personalized angel wing ornament and a memorial candle. Laurelbox makes the most beautiful gift boxes for the bereaved. Show your love to bereaved parents with this gift.

5. Let Their Light Shine Custom Memorial Candle

Custom Memorial Candle

Photo Credit: Laurelbox

Give bereaved parents this gorgeous customized memorial candle this holiday season so they can light it at events and when they need to take some time to remember their child.

Holiday Ornaments

6. Personalized Holiday Ornament

I miss you beyond the stars Christmas ornament

Photo Credit: Weathered Raindrop & PALS

Give the gift of a personalized commemorative holiday ornament, remembering their baby who died. This year at PALS, we’re offering this beautiful, customized memorial ornament engraved with, “I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars.” It can be customized with the baby’s name or the year. Orders close on December 8th to ensure holiday delivery, so don’t delay in ordering.

7. Willow Tree Angel’s Embrace Ornament

Angel Tree Embrace Ornament

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The Willow Tree Angel’s Embrace Ornament is a thoughtful and gentle gift for bereaved parents to hang on their Christmas tree each year, know that they and their babies are remembered.

8. I carried you every second of your life Memorial Ornament

I carried you ornament

Photo Credit: The Cooper Project

This lovely ceramic ornament can be customized with baby’s first and middle name and validates that baby will be loved for a lifetime.

Memorial Jewelry for Women and Men

9. Love & Loss Ring Pair

Love & Loss Ring Set

Photo Credit: Lisa Leonard

This delicate, dainty ring duo represents the joy of love and pain of loss that we experience after baby loss. This ring set will be a daily reminder and help the bereaved mother feel her babies close to her heart.

10. Men’s 3D Vertical Bar Pendant Memorial Necklace

MENS 3D Vertical Bar Pendant Memorial Necklace

Photo Credit: The Cooper Project

Don’t forget the dads and partners! This men’s memorial pendant can be customized with the baby’s name and other details. Dads will so appreciate being remembered, as their baby died too, and they, too, are grieving.

11. Birth Flower Necklace

Birth Flower necklace

Photo Credit: Lisa Leonard

These birth flower necklaces from Lisa Leonard are just stunning and such a special gift for a bereaved mother. January’s flower is shown above, and each month has its own flower. They are available in sterling silver, gold plated, and pewter. See the entire collection here.

12. Men’s Personalized Memorial Bracelet

Men's Personalized Memorial Bracelet

Photo Credit: Weathered Raindrop

This memorial bracelet is another meaningful option for loss dads. It can be completely customized with your message, name, date, symbols, and more. It’s such a special gift for dad.

13. Always In My Heart Necklace with baby feet charm

Always in My Heart Necklace

Photo Credit: The Cooper Project

Our babies are always in our hearts, and this pendant necklace validates that for loss parents. The sweet little feet just make it extra precious.

Books to Support Loss Parents

14. Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss by Rachel Lewis

Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss by Rachel Lewis

Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss, is our go-to book recommendation for loss parents. It feels like a big, warm hug from author Rachel Lewis but also from all loss parents and the community as a whole. This overall sentiment of validation and love leaves the reader with a feeling that they are not alone, that their experiences are normal, and that they are understood. It is written with both parents in mind, so it makes a wonderful gift for parents who have experienced pregnancy loss. Read our full review of Unexpecting from Kasey Schultz-Saindon.

15. Tending to Your Holiday Heart: learning to breathe through the loss of a loved one by Amie Lands

Tending To Your Holiday Heart by Amie Lands

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The holidays after loss are so incredibly challenging. This book, Tending to Your Holiday Heart, from Amie Lands gives validation and space to feel all of the feelings around the holidays. While it’s is not specific to baby loss, Amie Lands is a loss mom herself and wrote it with loss parents in mind. The book is complete with resources, journal prompts, and spaces to reflect. It encourages the reader to feel their emotions and honor their loved one at the same time, no matter what holiday traditions are observed. Give your loved one the gift of space to process all of their complicated holiday emotions by gifting them this book.

16. In Memory of You: Guided Baby Memorial Journal by Autumn Cohen, Illustrated by Bridget Wallace

In Memory of You: Guided Baby Memorial Journal

Photo Credit: Autumn Cohen

This absolutely lovely guided memorial journal, In Memory of You, was just released this year and is already becoming a favorite in the loss community. It’s inclusive and created to give loss parents a space to remember their babies who died. It makes an incredibly thoughtful and meaningful gift.

Extra Support

17. Help Texts for Pregnancy Loss

Help Texts

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Give the gift of support with Help Texts, which offers ongoing, expert text messages personalized to your unique loss. The loss parent will receive two texts a week for a year, along with additional texts around anniversaries and holidays. Two support people can also be added, and they will receive weekly texts with suggestions on how to best support the grieving parent. If you use this link to sign up, you’ll also receive $10 off the subscription. This service is so validating and helpful and makes an incredibly supportive gift for grieving parents.

What would I give? Hope.

Give the gift of hope to your loved one and to other parents experiencing pregnancy after loss by making a donation to Pregnancy After Loss Support. A donation of $40 (for the 40 weeks of pregnancy after loss) helps us provide support and hope through our Pregnancy After Loss App to individual members during their pregnancy. Donate now, and we will send an email to your loved one letting them know a gift has been made in their honor or in their baby’s memory.

The holidays can be an emotional time for loss families. Acknowledging their journey through a gift will mean so much to them.

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