Nothing really says “I am here for you in your hour of need” quite like chocolate. Many people eat for comfort, and gifts of food nurture a person who may find life currently overwhelming. Whether someone you know has lost a loved one or has been injured, they will find food a help. This is why pastry and chocolate are traditional sympathy gifts.
If you are close to someone, you probably know their favorite treats. You can load up a basket with just those favorites. They would find this very thoughtful, especially if a person just came home from a hospital and is still reeling from hospital food. Often, a recuperating person needs their appetite started, and their favorite sweets are an excellent way to help their recovery.
You can always say that chocolate covered fruit counts towards their daily vitamin requirements. This makes fruit arrangements ideal presents for someone who has a very restricted diet because of their illness. It will definitely get past hospital personnel, too.
Of course, sympathy baskets offer variety, from chocolate covered pretzels to rugelach, and this will give a suffering person new tastes to take their minds off their troubles at least temporarily. You can bulk up their basket with things you know they haven’t tried but think they will like, or simply let them have it all so that they can stick to the familiar when they want comfort and try something new when they feel ready. This is a small gesture when someone has lost a loved one, but it can mean all the world to them.
If you want to add a very personal touch to your sympathy gift, you can get messages or even photographs on the chocolate. This extra touch is sure to be appreciated.
If you send your friend one of our sympathy baskets, you can be certain that it is certified Kosher and made with the highest quality ingredients. We have pareve and Cholov Yisrael options as well, so you can be sure to meet your recipient’s needs. We also hand deliver anywhere in South Florida and ship elsewhere. If you know someone whose time of troubles calls for sweets, contact us and we will help you get the best gift for them.