Practically, a dignify blanket as a sympathy gift is versatile, useful, & tangible. We often see the message “wrap yourself in love” from loved ones who want their gift recipient to feel wrapped up in care & love, even when they themselves can't be there. A blanket is a tactile way to really express (and receive) that sentiment.
Emotionally, a blanket represents comfort, warmth, & protection… all things we instinctively seek when we’re overwhelmed and vulnerable!
Blankets do not denote any gender, age, life stage, location, or season of the year.
Sympathy blankets last, and the warm sentiment of the gift endures, even as the acute grief or stress recedes.
With hundreds of blankets to choose from, it is tough to know which one your gift recipient might appreciate the most.
Our hand-stitched kantha blankets are all made with dignity, excellence, and fair trade standards. There are some that may appeal more to you, and some less. In the case of buying one as a sympathy blanket, it is truly "the thought that counts". What we've observed is that the meaningful story of the dignify kantha blanket is what makes the most impact on recipients.
That said, here are some ideas:
- Don't choose a pattern that is TOO loud/vibrant (unless your person is very loud and vibrant themselves :)
- If you know a favorite color (or a disliked color), let that guide your choice.
- Sometimes the names we've chosen for the throws can have a meaningful impact.
You're here! There are so many gross, cheap, tacky blankets that are sold online for the purpose of a "sympathy blanket".
dignify's quality throw blankets are multipurpose, beloved, and unique. We didn't intend to sell "sympathy blankets" or focus on grief... we just observed that many customers bought our blankets to express deep, meaningful care for their loved ones.
Because dignify blankets have a story behind the blanket (hand-stitched by women survivors of exploitation, now working with dignity), they have really resounded with others in hardship.
We sell only online to provide the biggest variety of choice in color and pattern for sympathy blanket gifts. Browse all of the classic, cotton throws, or go bigger with the large cotton throws, or more elegant with our silk blend throws.
If you purchase one of our sympathy blankets as a gift, we can mail it directly to your recipient. There is no fees or duty in the US or Canada, and the blanket comes nicely packaged. You can even include a personal note (which we will handwrite) on your checkout notes.
If you have a gift in hand, you can deliver it in person; just don't arrive with any expectations on the gift recipient (to be available to visit, to talk, or even to express appreciation).