One of the most welcome gifts to a family is food. This can be a very draining time for a family. Bringing meals or desserts is a kind gesture that the family will deeply appreciate and help alleviate the stress of funeral planning and mourning.
Sending a gift to children in the family is a thoughtful gesture, as this is often a difficult time for them as well. A small gift like a puzzle, a quiet toy, or a book is best.
Time is a precious gift. Helping with household tasks ease the family's burden. Caring for pets, driving children to school, running errands, or helping around the house are wonderful ways to help the family.