Comfort Gifts

Expressing encouragement and providing comfort

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During the ups and downs of life there are plenty of times when we want to spread a little optimism and comfort the people we care about.

To provide encouragement to persevere and to 'stick it out' whilst at the same time expressing our support during those difficult times is important for all our meaningful relationships. A personalized gift can be a great way to convey the desired message of encouragement without losing too many words.

Gift ideas

Tea Lover: T(ea)-L-C

Get a nice teapot, a box or basket and fill it with high-quality teas, some honey and a couple of fresh lemons to offer a little TLC to whoever is going through a rough patch. A very simple but lovely way to say "Hope you feel better soon!".

Pillow: "You can lean on me"

A pillow with a beautiful, comfy pillow case makes an excellent present for anyone in a difficult situation. Whether confinement to bed due to illness, requiring back support for the elderly or "a shoulder to cry on" for someone going through a rough patch - this is a fantastic and personal gift providing comfort, both physically and mentally.

Sweets: Yellow Candy in a Jar

Need a gift for someone who is feeling blue? Help them 'beat the blues' and give a jar of yellow-coloured candy (or in fact, any other yellow items).
Your message could read "Green is the colour of hope, regeneration and strength. I'm giving you a little yellow to turn your blues into a beautiful green!".

Symbols

Petunia

A symbol of encouragement, saying "do not despair".

Apple blossoms

Symbol for hope and awakening.

Bluebird

The bluebird is the most universally accepted of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births and the renewal of springtime. Virtually any positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird.

Quotes

Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway

Never, never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

Jacob A. Riis