Grief Support Gifts

Molly Bears: Weighted teddy bears made specially to be the weight of the child you lost. The bears are free for grieving families (the organization runs on donations) aside from any shipping costs above items that weight more than 8 lbs or are being shipped internationally. “Molly Bears exists to create a positive and comforting impact for families enduring any form of infant loss.” The order form opens on the 30th of every month. They can create a Molly Bear for children up to one year of age at the time of passing; Molly Bears can weigh as little as one-half ounce or as much as 14 pounds. They are a 501(c)(3) NonProfit. Donate to Molly Bears to get bears into the empty arms of bereaved parents.

The Cooper Project: “The Cooper Project provides handmade necklaces to mothers who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. The Cooper Project is supporting the area hospitals in Rochester, NY. Moms who receive a Cooper Project card during their hospital stay are eligible to contact me immediately for a free necklace. Occasionally, I am able to donate necklaces to moms who are not local. When that happens, I announce the date several weeks in advance so everyone gets an equal opportunity to order one. The date is sent to my email subscribers, as well as posted on Facebook and Instagram.”  You can also purchase items from their Etsy shop where you can purchase hand stamped custom necklaces, keychains, and bracelets and occasionally t-shirts . You can donate to The Cooper Project here.

Baby Loss Healing Gifts by Earth Mama Organics: “Women who have suffered the loss of a baby are postpartum mothers too. The Healing Hearts line was created to help comfort the specific physical postpartum needs of baby loss, as well as the aching hearts of grieving mamas. Miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death leave women requiring emotional support too, and Earth Mama Organics provides that on their Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort site. There you will find resourcessupport suggestions, and a safe space to honor grief. “

Emma’s Footprints: “Emma’s Footprints is a non-profit organization based in Valparaiso, Indiana compassionately dedicated to supporting families with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as families who have experienced the loss of a baby from pregnancy through infancy.” Purchase and send a bereavement care package, a rainbow baby care package, or a NICU care package.

Precious Milk Drops: Custom made breastmilk jewelry made of out of your breast milk. Jewelry can also be made with inclusions such as ashes, a lock of hair, or a piece of umbilical cord. Several types of jewelry are available for purchase.

Held Your Whole Life: Bereaved families may order a piece of jewelry or a keychain from Held Your Whole Life for only a flat $5 shipping fee. Request must be made by the parents. Gifts purchased by others can be done so at full price. “We exist to create personalized memorial jewelry for moms and dads who have lost a baby in the womb.” They are a 501(c)(3) NonProfit: 100% volunteer-based and mission-focused. Donate to Help Your Whole Life.

Laurel Box: “Thoughtfully curated gift boxes designed to nourish the heart after loss… Our laurelboxes stand apart from typical sympathy gifts. Many items are made by hand here at laurelbox, while others are sourced from small, independent artisans who have partnered with us to offer exclusive items that help provide comfort through every stage of grief.” They have curated and custom gift boxes specific for: miscarriage, bereaved mothers, infertility, spouse, family and friends, difficult season, holiday, self care, birthday, loss anniversary.